Sweetgrass American Pale Ale (APA) - Grand Teton Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 574 | Reviews: 263 | Display Reviews Only:
3.63/5 rDev -2.9%
Golden hay apperance, smells of moderate to strong citrus fruit, mild bubblegum, sweet. Taste is moderate grass/herbs, moderate citrus fruit, low sweetness, weak tart tinge, slight bitterness, dry finish. Mouthfeel is effervescent, light, very drinkable. Overall, decent and interesting. More herbal than I was expecting, but welcomed.
04-15-2014 01:30:56 | More by Trifecta1
3.31/5 rDev -11.5%
Bottle poured into a shaker pint.
A- Looks great, classic APA golden color, crystal clear except for flecks of yeast from the bottle conditioning. Three finger of head with moderate staying power and lacing.
S- not sure if this was the specific bottle or not but the overwhelming aroma is metallic. Very slight hop nose.
T- typical well made, but modest APA. Fantastic airport bar beer, but not one of my favorites. Citrus hops upfront with a surprisingly strong malt middle and a grassy hop finish. My rating is more indicative of my tastes, not how well the beer was made. This hits exactly what it was going for. If you are an APA fan, you will like this beer.
M- medium body, slight slickness or creaminess. Carbonated well.
O- Solid APA, too much alcohol for a true session beer, but it'd be easy to knock several of these back.
04-14-2014 03:53:19 | More by Brisket
3.6/5 rDev -3.7%
Beautiful rich amber with a nice little white head that sticks around. Cloudy with an almost ruby twinge, like tree sap.
Smells crisp and bright. Lemon and green apple, actually, a tart sweetness. Some grass, too, perhaps?
The taste gives up some amber waves of grain, some of that tart lemony bitterness, zesty and... tart is really the word for it. There's an underlying piercing sweetness that seems to draw from the tartness, before giving a bit of a honey on the finish. Decent body, a little bubbly for my preference, but appropriate. The aftertaste is the standard citrusy bitter. As it warms up a bit, it becomes more traditionally bitter, though more of an IPA than an APA. The bitterness is sharp, pine and citrus rind.
All in all it's an interesting and enjoyable drink, though I prefer my pale's a little less tart and a little more... bitter, I guess. Almost gives the impression of a tart blonde. The taste is the weakest link here for me, though it's not unenjoyable by any means. Glad I got to try it, though I don't anticipate reaching for it again in the near future.
02-06-2014 02:49:15 | More by kemoarps
4.14/5 rDev +10.7%
A: Hazy orange with a white head.
S: Pine, grapefruit peel, orange peel, orange, peach, nectarine, and tropical fruit in the nose. Smells delicious.
T: Lemon, pine, orange, citrus peel, maybe a touch of peach and nectarine.
M: Light side of medium bodied and smooth.
O: While the taste wasn't exactly the same as the nose, or even quite as good, it wasn't what I'd call disappointing. There could have been more substance to the body, but it was definitely good, worth a try, and I would recommend it.
02-06-2014 01:03:09 | More by BierJager89
Sweetgrass American Pale Ale (APA) from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 574 ratings.