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

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Sweetgrass American Pale Ale (APA)Sweetgrass American Pale Ale (APA)

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Ratings: 627
Reviews: 270
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.1%
Wants: 7
Gots: 36 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.46/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a darker yellow and gold, nice 3/4" head on it. Aroma was super grassy, not so much hoppy.

Taste, maybe its just the name, but this really kicks down a sweet and grassy vibe. The hopping is relatively average, but the sweetness of the malt is really the dominant thing going on here. There's some grapefruit like flavor as well. Maybe some peel/rind. Lemongrass. Oftentimes, people describe a beer as dry. This is not. This is grassy wet, sweet and lightly tart.

The mouthfeel is almost sorachi ace like with the hops. A real small amount of caramel. Its not world changingly different, but the slight difference compared to many other hoppy pales is welcome, and makes for a relatively enjoyable beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Juno_Malone
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of ClintonRalston
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of spoony
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From a 355 ml bottle (bottled February 26, 2013) into a globe glass.

A-An aggressive pour produces an orange-hued, pale golden colored brew. The brew is mostly clear, with some decent bubbles visible. The head is one finger of very-light-khaki foam that drops quickly. Some lacing left behind.

S-This is a pleasant smelling brew. I detect pine, spicy orange and tangerine from the hops, and light, toast from the malts. The nose is nicely balanced and slightly dank and earthy.

T-The taste isn't as robust as the smell. The hops lose some of their citrus and pine complexity, and the malts are more doughy than toasty and sharp. The result is more bitter and grainy, and the flavors get sort-of muddled.

M-The feel is medium to heavy for the style with a fine carbonation that lasts for a while on the palate. It is easily drinkable.

O-The mediocre taste is a bit of a letdown after the nice smell. That being said, this isn't a bad brew. It has a good balance of pale malts and fragrant hops with a pleasant feel that is slightly unique for the style.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of hermit990
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of mntlover
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy amber color with some nice floaties must be bottle conditioned big fluffy cream colored head that lasts forever and leaves gobs of sticky lace everywhere. Very good looking brew.

Aroma is sweet malts nice citrus notes lots of pineapple mingled with some green apple and light pine.

Taste is not bad malts are not as sweet as the smell little more earthy, but that's probably from the sediment. some tangy fruits green apple notes with a pine finish for the hops. Not bad Pale Ale but not near as the smell was leading me to believe.

Mouthfeel is only light medium or maybe its the peppy carbonation making it seem lighter.

Overall looks great smells good but fairly average Pale Ale.

Photo of SammyBrew
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass while enjoying pork chops and turkey legs...sorry guys, just seemed so natural.

A - Finger and a half head, dark straw/amber resin color, beautiful and dense, with lacing from the foam.

S - Lemon, piney hops, malt.

T - Malty start and finish, pine and lemongrass, grapefruit, hops.

M - Medium bodied, tasty toasty bitter citrus, slightly nutty and creamy.

O - Well balanced, hops and citrus, excellent APA in a BOTTLE, never had on TAP but can't wait to try, for now...this is a go to APA, really nice for APA lovers and novice APA folks alike.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Sweetgrass American Pale Ale (APA) from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 627 ratings.