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

Sweetgrass American Pale Ale (APA)Sweetgrass American Pale Ale (APA)
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Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Idaho, United States
American Pale Ale
Ranked #865
Ranked #22,538
3.73 | pDev: 11.53%
Jul 31, 2023
Aug 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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Reviewed by RyanK252 from California

3.64/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Can poured into a Mountain Rambler Brewery pint glass

A: Pours golden amber with a frothy pale khaki head that slowly settles to a firm layer and leaves plenty of thick lacing.

S: Grassy, floral, a bit earthy, slightly spicy herbal notes, a little citrus, grainy, slightly toasty bready malt, and a touch of caramel sweetness.

T: Floral, grassy, earthy herbal slightly spicy tones, resinous pine, citrus, grapefruit and orange, hints of stone fruit, strong malt backbone, a bit grainy, plenty of slightly toasty bready malt, and a little caramel sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: You can tell this is a legacy beer; classic American hops and a big time malty backbone. I wish I liked it more, but it's meh at best for me. This can came in a variety pack. If I put them all in a cooler I'd definitely grab something different for my next round.
Jul 31, 2023
Rated: 3.86 by NodakEric from Minnesota

Feb 06, 2023
Rated: 4.69 by Beergod420 from Michigan

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 Ohio

Nov 22, 2017
Sweetgrass American Pale Ale (APA) from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 750 ratings