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

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640 Ratings
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Ratings: 640
Reviews: 273
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.1%
Wants: 6
Gots: 40 | 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:
Beer added by: beernut7 on 08-27-2002

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
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Photo of DallasJones
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of DavoleBomb
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Bottled 3/16/12.

4.0 A: Well hazed light orange color. Two fingers of frothy white head. Retention is a tad above average and a good sized ring of lacing is left. There's some small yeast particles throughout, but I'll let that go since this is a good three months old.

4.0 S: Big citrusy hops with emphasis on orange, pineapple, and mango. Moderate caramel with the right amount of neutral malt sweetness. Light yeastiness to round things out.

4.0 T: Tastes like the nose. Citrusy hops: orange, pineapple, and mango. Moderate amounts of caramel and neutral malt sweetness. Lightly yeasty. Mild bitterness.

4.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lightly creamy with some chewiness from the yeast.

4.0 D: Solid all around.

Photo of kojevergas
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a conical Guinness pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are average.

Served straight from the refrigerator and allowed to warm slightly over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a two finger beige-khaki head of nice cream, good thickness, and above average retention. Colour is a nontransparent copper-gold. No yeast particles are visible. Non-opaque. No bubble show.

Sm: Heavy cascade and amarillo hops, evoking pine oil, and citrus. A clean aroma. Indistinct malts. Average strength.

T: Some light cream opens up the brew, exposing us to a clean malt foundation with inconsistent amarillo and cascade hops. No yeast or alcohol is detectable. Pine character is limited, leaving floral and bitter qualities to battle. A bit of tangy citrus emerges on the finish/in the third act. A structurally imbalanced brew, but nevertheless a pleasant one. Simple but enjoyable.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with great creaminess on the opening. Slightly buttery, to its advantage. Good thickness and carbonation. The finish is too dry.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable for the style, though simple and boring. Fans of the style and the hop strains will likely enjoy this one, but there's little here to impress. A solid offering from Grand Teton, but not unique or special. I wouldn't bother getting it again, but I'm glad to have tried it.

High C

Photo of BurghFanSC
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of gsnowman
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of sgoro
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of 59rockabilly
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of WhiskeeTango
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of johnbifulco
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of bigbeers84
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of tizride
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of MarkyMOD
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of CommonRider
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of MDDMD
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-golden amber color with a modate white head and some lacing

S-citrus and malt with some hints of pine, herbs

T-citrus and tropical fruit with slightly sweet biscuit and hoppy finish which fades somewhat rapidly

F-medium body with low to moderate carbonation, smooth

O-a decent PA but not as well-balanced flavor as others

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

Pale orange, slightly hazy, big pale tan head slowly shrinking to foamy ring, some lace.

Aroma is candied citrus, pine, pepper, candied fruits.

Taste is spicy medicinal hop, grapefruit, juicy raisiny dried fruit sweetness. Bitterness lightly dominates finish after more balanced start. It is a touch on the bitter medicinal side, but solid, pretty well-rounded, characterful. Feel is creamy and somewhat full.

Photo of damuts222
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of jar2574
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Orange-yellow beer with excellent lacing. The "sweet" in "sweetgrass" is spot on, more sweet than hoppy. Smell is citrus hops and taste is peachy hops with a touch of lemon in the aftertaste. Tasty, not the best of its kind but not bad at all.

Photo of barbellsNbeers
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of ZeeSniper1
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance: 3.0 - A light copper color. Stringy lace with good retention on the glass. Lots of white fluffy bits floating around in the beer itself.

Smell: 3.5 - A very faint citrus smell. Oranges come to mind.

Taste: 4.0 - Initially some slight bit of grassy grains and malt, then a bite of grapefruit with the same lingering aftertaste.

Feel: 5.0 - Medium bodied with a very nice medium-high carbonation on the tongue is very refreshing.

Overall: 4.0 - Not bad for an APA. The appearance is a bit dirty and the aroma needs a little umph. Taste needs a bit more upfront at the start of the sip as well. Great mouth feel however, still a good beer :D

Photo of clb
4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of savagewhisky
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Sweetgrass American Pale Ale (APA) from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 640 ratings.