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

Sweetgrass American Pale Ale (APA)Sweetgrass American Pale Ale (APA)
BA SCORE
3.73/5
730 Ratings
Sweetgrass American Pale Ale (APA)Sweetgrass American Pale Ale (APA)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Idaho, United States
grandtetonbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

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

Added by beernut7 on 08-27-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,000
Reviews:
289
Ratings:
730
pDev:
11.8%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
71
Trade:
0
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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a conical Guinness pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are average.

Served straight from the refrigerator and allowed to warm slightly over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a two finger beige-khaki head of nice cream, good thickness, and above average retention. Colour is a nontransparent copper-gold. No yeast particles are visible. Non-opaque. No bubble show.

Sm: Heavy cascade and amarillo hops, evoking pine oil, and citrus. A clean aroma. Indistinct malts. Average strength.

T: Some light cream opens up the brew, exposing us to a clean malt foundation with inconsistent amarillo and cascade hops. No yeast or alcohol is detectable. Pine character is limited, leaving floral and bitter qualities to battle. A bit of tangy citrus emerges on the finish/in the third act. A structurally imbalanced brew, but nevertheless a pleasant one. Simple but enjoyable.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with great creaminess on the opening. Slightly buttery, to its advantage. Good thickness and carbonation. The finish is too dry.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable for the style, though simple and boring. Fans of the style and the hop strains will likely enjoy this one, but there's little here to impress. A solid offering from Grand Teton, but not unique or special. I wouldn't bother getting it again, but I'm glad to have tried it.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is an IPA right? Pours a hazy deep yellow with a solid head. The aroma is of bready malts and hay with a faint wiff of citrus in the background. Way, way in the background. Tastes pretty much the way it smells, bready and haylike. The body is thin and watery. This beer does'nt even qualify as an American pale let alone and American IPA, or an English one for that matter. Maybe the beer is old or was abused, but it just showed up in my hood recently, so I don't think so. I am not saying this is a terrible beer, because it's not. What I am getting at is that it has no business calling itself an IPA, IPA Lite maybe, but not IPA.

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Sweetgrass American Pale Ale (APA) from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 730 ratings
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