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

Sweetgrass American Pale Ale (APA)Sweetgrass American Pale Ale (APA)
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Sweetgrass American Pale Ale (APA)Sweetgrass American Pale Ale (APA)

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

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

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Ratings: 729 |  Reviews: 289
Photo of jpro
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After trying this on-tap about a month ago, I’ve picked up a couple of six-packs since then... down to the last two bottles, now. Poured into a Sam Adams “Perfect Pint” glass -

A: Pours a cloudy orange / light copper with a beige head that forms about an inch of a cap; it dies down to some spotty foam, leaving some chunky lace.

S: Not as citrusy as I remember it being on-tap; smells pretty sweet... caramel malt is definitely in the house; hops are orangey and a little piney; there’s a bit of woody / vinous tang going on, too - could be the yeast, I guess.

T: Nice, fresh hoppiness here... some orange rind and a touch of pine; the zesty hop flavor is backed up nicely by the caramel malt; pretty smooth.

M: Medium-light body; higher carbonation; pretty easy drinking.

O: A nice and hoppy APA... near IPA-hoppiness, but the (slightly) toned down abv and lighter body steer it back to pale ale territory; pretty good stuff, although I think I’ve had my fill as of late - will definitely have it on-tap again if I see it, though.

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Photo of bishopdc0
4.74/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Lets starts by saying that this beer is wonderful

A . The aroma is wonderful liight grassy with citrus a nice blend of hop aromas makes a flower aroma

Look. Golden amber with a nice lacing. Head forms and slowly dissipates

Taste. The taste is lite and refreshing near perfect it starts sweet and becomes hoppy but not bitter the taste remains grassy and citrus and refreshing

This beer as compared to other apas is near perfect. The mouth is smooth with slight carbonation it is light but full of flavor love it

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Photo of leedorham
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of mikerieder
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of brownbeer
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pretty typical looking IPA, has a hint of orange and grapefruit/flowery hops in the nose.

The taste is fresh and well balanced with floral hops and yeast, as there is quite a bit of sediment in the glass, I'll have to pour this one more carefully next time. The malt is there to balance but doesn't contribute a whole lot to the flavor. Flavorful and very drinkable. Worth a try.

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Photo of Ispeakforthetrees
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of ChicagoShakeAndBake26
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Travisnin
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Beermazter310
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of gilgar
3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Grebdioz
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of PeprSprYoFace
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaker pint. Pours a slightly hazy amber color bit of orange hues. Very thick almost like the beer is over carved off white head. Super sticky lacing.

Aroma is nice. Bit of hops and some malt. Has that smell of yeast that has been worked too hard or too many times though. They should probably get some fresh yeast more often.

Taste is ok. Kinda malty with a decent hop flavor and bitterness. I feel like the malts don't complement eachother though. Might be the overworked yeast.

Mouthfeel is a bit maltier than I like but not bad. Nice carb even though the pour would suggest it's over carbed.

Overall it's an OK pale ale. Think I would still take SNPA over this.

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Photo of shadow1961
3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Grand Teton Sweetgrass IPA pours a finger of lumpy foam
over a clear orange brew. I see no carbonation present, and
the nose is fruity, piney, and herbal. The flavor is fresh with
slightly sweet lighter malts op front balanced by a surprisingly
restrained grapefruity hop off the back. This beer, an IPA which
was part of a Grand Teton mix pack, is actually less hoppy than
the ESB from the same pack, and actually, to my mind, a lot more
balanced and drinkable. The mouthfeel has the light crispness of
a lot of west coast IPA's I've bad, but without the over the top hop
so many in that style variation have. What they tried for here was
lightness, delicacy, and flavor and this is one of the better IPAs I've
tried. Try using it in place of a white wine.

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Photo of B_B
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rapayn01
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of falconxman
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of TicoCali
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of BierJager89
4.14/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of sfprint
3.51/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Almost clear, almost syrupy orangy color. Enormous fluffy head.

S: Smells like dried wheat.

T: Quite different than what I'm used to. Very planty. Grassy I suppose, like the beer is called. And I would say it's on the sweeter side, but not exactly sweet. That's the dominant flavor. The pale ale portion is in the background. Interesting for sure.

M: Sparkly carbonation with a medium body.

D: It's a good beer, if you like the grassy taste. Different but nice.

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Photo of EricCioe
3.35/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked up at Topper's in Helena, MT.

This pours a hazy orange with a frothy white head and decent lace. Lots of particulate here from bottle conditioning. On the nose there is ripe orange and caramel with lots of balance between the two. This bottle is 9 months old and had I known that I might not have bought it but the beer smells fine. In the mouth there is a definite malt backbone with caramel but also bread, and then earthy, somewhat rotten orange but pleasant hops above them. The body is medium with a short finish that detracts from the overall picture to me.

Overall this is a decent pale that I would love to try again fresh to see if the finish issues are fixed by going back in time.

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Photo of brywhite
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Devi0us
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of moundbz
4.18/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Crisp, easy drinking, resiny, I like it

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Photo of SirBentham
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of homebrewhawk
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a shaker pint. Poured a fairly clear dark gold with a thin white head. Piney hop aroma. Decent malt base with some caramel malt sweetness. A slight sourness. Good hop bite, but not super bitter. Medium bodied. Solid, easy drinking IPA.

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Sweetgrass American Pale Ale (APA) from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 57.6% out of 100 with 729 ratings
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