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Sweetgrass American Pale Ale (APA) - Grand Teton Brewing Co.

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574 Ratings
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Ratings: 574
Reviews: 263
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.5%
Wants: 6
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Grand Teton Brewing Co. visit their website
Idaho, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Sweetgrass APA is a Pale Ale of distinction! 2009 Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal winner in the American Pale Ale category, this crisp and fragrant beer is hopped and dry-hopped with plenty of Amarillos and Cascades. Try it with any bold, flavorful food to complement its citrusy, resinous spiciness.

60 IBU

(Beer added by: beernut7 on 08-27-2002)
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sam3392

Wyoming

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

06-20-2014 07:54:05 | More by sam3392
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Tanger112

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7%

06-17-2014 20:16:19 | More by Tanger112
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markzab

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

06-11-2014 16:22:46 | More by markzab
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DIPAFAN

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7%

06-05-2014 22:03:11 | More by DIPAFAN
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ambruns1979

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

06-05-2014 07:10:01 | More by ambruns1979
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cbcrunch

Wyoming

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

06-02-2014 22:51:12 | More by cbcrunch
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MtOrion

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

05-31-2014 21:33:38 | More by MtOrion
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cd34

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7%

05-31-2014 20:13:46 | More by cd34
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KevMo84

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

05-31-2014 06:52:55 | More by KevMo84
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LXIXME

New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

05-28-2014 17:36:23 | More by LXIXME
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RossFortier

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-26-2014 23:15:59 | More by RossFortier
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afsdan

Colorado

4/5  rDev +7%

05-22-2014 01:17:22 | More by afsdan
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

05-21-2014 00:54:01 | More by ZachT
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i4ourgot

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-20-2014 17:15:41 | More by i4ourgot
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -19.8%

05-20-2014 15:37:35 | More by jaswilson2
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Kubrickx

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

05-18-2014 14:12:45 | More by Kubrickx
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neckbeered

Montana

4/5  rDev +7%

05-12-2014 18:15:20 | More by neckbeered
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jmtpi

France

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

05-07-2014 20:31:20 | More by jmtpi
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tmryan21

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

05-06-2014 17:34:08 | More by tmryan21
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Beestin

Iowa

2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

05-03-2014 20:45:13 | More by Beestin
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Foyle

Wyoming

4.13/5  rDev +10.4%

Appearance: pours a 1” cream colored head that recedes slowly, moderate lacing. Color is cloudy orange-amber with some streaming carbonation.
Aroma: citrus rind, tangerine, sweet malt.
Mouthfeel: somewhat light mouthfeel with a quite dry finish.
Flavor: sweet malts give way to a tangerine hop and finishes with a somewhat burnt citrus rind flavor.

04-27-2014 17:40:26 | More by Foyle
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squirrel49

South Dakota

2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

04-27-2014 03:59:09 | More by squirrel49
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alostplot

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

04-21-2014 05:33:17 | More by alostplot
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TheSixthRing

California

3.85/5  rDev +2.9%

Appearance - Pours a hazy copper orange with a huge, rocky off-white 3 finger head. Exceptional retention, resulting in a fair layer of surface suds and chunks of lacing on the side of the glass.

Smell - Grassy and lemony citrus, with slight spice and some light bready notes.

Taste - Follows the nose. Grass and mild lemon hop notes at the forefront and throughout. Clean, grainy and slightly bready malt base that might be too weak to notice unless you look for it. Hints of hop spice. Finish is lightly sour with a lemon zest aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium body with fair carbonation. Smooth with a crisp, semi-dry finish.

Overall - Nice take on the classic APA. A bit too sweet and sour for it to be an all-day drinker, but serves as a nice one-off or change of pace brew. Might benefit with a stronger malt backbone. In any case, one I'll revisit in the future.

04-18-2014 03:56:44 | More by TheSixthRing
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MinisterCurry

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

04-16-2014 22:01:21 | More by MinisterCurry
Sweetgrass American Pale Ale (APA) from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 574 ratings.