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

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634 Ratings
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Ratings: 634
Reviews: 271
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.1%
Wants: 7
Gots: 38 | 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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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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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.

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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.

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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

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy orange with a big, fluffy white head that lingers.

Smells of soapy, floral grapefruit, think amarillo hop, with notes of citrus zest and some pine.

Taste is bready grapefruit up front that goes into a more citrus/tropical/grapefruit middle and ends on a slightly grassy and floral finish with sweetness. A bit grassy in the finish but not in an unpleasant way, more of a refreshing way. I really like the flavors here.

Medium body with medium carbonation is right on.

This is a great APA/IPA that is fruity, grassy, and refreshing.

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of EricCioe
3.35/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked up at Topper's in Helena, MT.

This pours a hazy orange with a frothy white head and decent lace. Lots of particulate here from bottle conditioning. On the nose there is ripe orange and caramel with lots of balance between the two. This bottle is 9 months old and had I known that I might not have bought it but the beer smells fine. In the mouth there is a definite malt backbone with caramel but also bread, and then earthy, somewhat rotten orange but pleasant hops above them. The body is medium with a short finish that detracts from the overall picture to me.

Overall this is a decent pale that I would love to try again fresh to see if the finish issues are fixed by going back in time.

Sweetgrass American Pale Ale (APA) from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 634 ratings.