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

Sweetgrass American Pale Ale (APA)Sweetgrass American Pale Ale (APA)
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From:
Grand Teton Brewing Co.
 
Idaho, United States
Style:
American Pale Ale
Ranked #941
ABV:
6%
Score:
84
Ranked #23,676
Avg:
3.73 | pDev: 11.53%
Reviews:
295
Ratings:
748
Status:
Active
Rated:
Monday at 01:21 AM
Added:
Aug 27, 2002
Wants:
  11
Gots:
  74
SCORE
84
Good
Sweetgrass American Pale Ale (APA)Sweetgrass American Pale Ale (APA)
Notes: 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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Rated: 3.86 by NodakEric from Minnesota

Monday at 01:21 AM
 
Rated: 4.69 by Beergod420 from Texas

Jan 23, 2023
 
Rated: 4.12 by fmwoods71 from Washington

Nov 20, 2022
 
Rated: 4.08 by BennyT27 from Idaho

Jun 26, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by NickMunford from Wyoming

Jul 15, 2021
 
Rated: 3.89 by jchanley from Illinois

Aug 29, 2020
 
Rated: 3.63 by windowside from Germany

Sep 27, 2019
 
Rated: 3.73 by Jamesg1188 from Colorado

Sep 17, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Zenboy99 from Wisconsin

Feb 20, 2019
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Clear golden colored body with a thick, rocky, sticky head; webs of lacing along the glass. Pungent, spicy aroma; mildly sweet with a slight caramel edge. Mild toasted grain base with a sparkly light sweetness; well-balanced hop bitterness cutting the sweetness. Medium body; crisp and prickly on the palate; mainly dry mouthfeel overall.

A rock solid APA, crisp and clean with well-integrated malt sweetness and heft and nice hop bitterness and gentle bite.
Jan 06, 2019
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Reviewed by KTCamm from New Jersey

3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
6/29/18...pours copper gold, see through w/ white foam. Very faint nose of sharp citrus. Malt mellows and dances between a pale and an IPA. Bitter sticks around though. Nice beer.
Sep 02, 2018
 
Rated: 3.83 by lochef81 from Michigan

Aug 17, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by SkiBum22 from New York

Jul 30, 2018
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Reviewed by KLHBB from Arkansas

3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Cloudy jewel tone honey color, fluffy head, smells of pine trees in the mountainAPAs sweetness up front followed by hop bitterness. Medium carbonation. Rich silky feel. More hop forward than a lot of APA s.
Jul 08, 2018
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Reviewed by BWED from Colorado

3.52/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 oz. bottle poured into willibecher.

A- Golden honey. Head is light tan and fairly dense. Holds well and leaves some great lacing.

S- Honey, sweet bread, with some fresh hop aroma of citrus, resin and floral notes.

T- Sweetness of malt, some caramel. Hop character is green and earthy. A bit of citrus and pine.

M- Body is light, clean and smooth. Clean finish with a slight dryness following.

O- A more mild pale ale. Light and fresh.
Apr 23, 2018
 
Rated: 3.78 by MjBrewhouse from Idaho

Feb 16, 2018
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Reviewed by mothmanscott from Georgia

3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a hazy pale amber swarming with dust-like particulates. The pour produces 4+ fingers of billowy, fine bubbled frothy, lasting, beige head that recedes to a clumpy, off-center mound-like surface cap & small collar, leaving sticky Jack Frost webs on the sides of the glass. Aroma is a volatile ester mixture of citrus, sweet malt, dough & caramel apple notes with subdued earth & pine. Taste is semi-sweet caramel malt, dough, apple & faint honey with a thin hop profile, composed of mostly spice, earthy floral/herbal notes backed by citrus & pine. Finishes peppery & bitter but grainy & semi-dry with a vegetal hint that lingers into an aftertaste that is bitter & lightly astringent. Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation, a little grainy & prickly, dry in the aftertaste.
Jan 21, 2018
 
Rated: 3.63 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Nov 22, 2017
 
Rated: 3.85 by wisegreensoul from Idaho

Sep 30, 2017
 
Rated: 3.55 by MGibbons from Maryland

Aug 20, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by Gene-Colorado from Colorado

Jun 28, 2017
 
Rated: 3.87 by evergreen_machine from Washington

Jun 12, 2017
 
Rated: 3.64 by Quafftastic from Virginia

Jun 12, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
The appearance was a soft hazy orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There’s some light stringy lacing coming from the dieing head. The smell had a big juicy citrus aroma with an invasive strong pine note to assist in a wonderful smell. The taste started off sweet and eventually showed a mild bittersweet flavoring to start to show. On the palate, this one shows a nice sesionability in a light to medium sort of body. The carbonation was delicately harsh with a fine lingering gentleness to it. A light spicy smooth undercurrent of juicy citrus with pine rolls over my tongue. Overall, what a wonderful APA that I definitely would have again.
Jun 07, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by MasterRigger from North Carolina

Apr 16, 2017
 
Rated: 3.94 by gilgar from Texas

Apr 10, 2017
 
Rated: 4.17 by PMarcy78 from Minnesota

Mar 10, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by NickThePyro from Washington

Feb 13, 2017
 
Rated: 3.72 by warlock_with_a_backpack from Wisconsin

Jan 03, 2017
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Reviewed by Libeertarian from Montana

3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
From notes taken 12/16/16:

Dull orange amber in appearance, semi-clear and flecky throughout. Head is of moderate retention, creamy-tan but also fairly creamy in consistency. Very sticky lace. Smells like grass, light resin and rind, pinch of caramel and bread. Similar to palate only bread is more forward and arguably more of a grain quality than grass. Hops aren’t too forward and seem almost tea or leaf-like, even though this is indeed and American Pale Ale. Still rind and resin as well. Medium to full in body, half suds, half spritz, very refreshing.
Dec 31, 2016
 
Rated: 4.43 by capes from Illinois

Dec 10, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by Quesophresco from Oregon

Dec 09, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by JeffKowalek from Tennessee

Nov 05, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by Elicoleman from Colorado

Aug 27, 2016
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Reviewed by NastyNorseman from New York

3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A tad hazy, amber in color, lots of coronations which leads to robust lacy head that lingers. Smells of citrus and grass. Citrus and resin notes in the taste. This beer is sweet as the name suggests and is not as hoppy as I expected being close to the Pacific Northwest.
Aug 22, 2016
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Reviewed by Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

3.52/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours - Clear amber color, thin off white to tan head that quickly dissipates no lacing.

Smell - Sweet caramel, toast, little bit of hops and citrus.

Taste - Little bit of bitterness from the hops, slight sweetness like caramel, little orange peel.

Feel - Medium body, good carbonation, slightly dry.

Overall - A decent beer, good flavor.
Aug 11, 2016
 
Rated: 3.92 by Jodio from Texas

Jul 27, 2016
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Reviewed by karengarys from Indiana

3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Pours slightly hazy nice copper with a bit of good foam that sticks to the glass.

Well, smells grassy and citrusy!

Mouthfeel next for this one - decent, bubbley, clean, but a bit thick and....

Taste is a bit syrupey and/or buttery. That's kind of a feel and taste thing at the same time, which is why I went in this order.

Now for the taste - hoppy and almost sweet, but more like an IPA. I don't know my hops enough to pick the name of it, but it is kinda forward.

Overall a good apa and/or ipa, but it blends in with the many others that are also available and equally as good in their own way. Definitely worth a try at least once. How can all the individual aspects get rated higher than the overall? Again, a bunch of good stuff going on, but all together nothing that screams to me "get me more"... It's just okay. I'll update this in a week or so if I'm yearning for it, but I doubt I will be.
Jul 26, 2016
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Rated by davebarnes from Colorado

4.13/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Very enjoyable smell
Jul 21, 2016
 
Rated: 4.75 by psoriasaurus from Thailand

Jul 15, 2016
Sweetgrass American Pale Ale (APA) from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 748 ratings