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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: 586
Reviews: 264
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.5%
Wants: 6
Gots: 26 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

i4ourgot, May 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

jaswilson2, May 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Kubrickx, May 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7%

neckbeered, May 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

jmtpi, May 07, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -1.1%

tmryan21, May 06, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

Beestin, May 03, 2014
Photo of Foyle
4.13/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Foyle, Apr 27, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

squirrel49, Apr 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

alostplot, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of TheSixthRing
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

TheSixthRing, Apr 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

MinisterCurry, Apr 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

CWhite, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of Trifecta1
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Trifecta1, Apr 15, 2014
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3.31/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Brisket, Apr 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

ToddKehoe, Apr 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7%

Sweffin, Apr 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

crob3888, Apr 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

jscheuf, Apr 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

dertyd, Apr 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

UncleAddie, Mar 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

DaveMiller, Mar 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Inglewood, Mar 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

TooGood, Mar 16, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

Beerlover, Mar 15, 2014
Sweetgrass American Pale Ale (APA) from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 586 ratings.