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

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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
Ratings:
727
Reviews:
289
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
11.89%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
70
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 727 |  Reviews: 289
Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As every brewery in America is trying to re-define the American pale ale they try more hops, greater dryness, higher alcohol, cleaner taste, crisper texture and all sorts of things to pull the style more in line with the IPA to appease the hop-heads. Or you could do what Grand Teton does and just make a great traditional pale ale.

A bright and beautiful copper-amber pour ensues while releasing a creamy white cap. Its aromas spill onto the nose with a balanced display of toasted nuttiness, caramel, citrus and pine. Tasting juicy with malt sweetness early, its toasted graham cracker, nutty and caramelized taste sing a malty tone.

And as the ale latches onto the middle of the tongue, a more balanced taste takes hold; one of drying malt and perplexing hops. The rise of bitterness is preceded by ripe fruitiness of pink grapefruit, tangerine, faint lemon, tea and apple. Trailing with the grassy, piney resinous character of hops, the final frame carries a hop tilt but never forgets about its malty foundation.

Medium through and through, the beer's malty sweetness and body contends confidently with the hop's bitterness and dryness. Its balanced taste and texture takes a hoppy balance late but the ale remains harmonious to become a fan favorite whether with common American cuisine or as a stand alone taste.

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Photo of zachthelaxer93
3.97/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beardo
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lucnifter
3.28/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of johnnyminor
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of elglueckert
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OompaMentor
3.46/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- deep Amber w/ moderate carbonation and small head
S- slight hint of hops and citrus
T- sweetness with nice hops
F- nice hoppy flavor

This is just an above average IPA and has apparently stood the test of time.

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Photo of fthegiants
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gustavoc
3.28/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Too bitter, not enough hop.

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Photo of B_B
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of M-Jez84
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.33/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Dark yellow and gold with a head just under 1 inch. Grassy smells make me wonder where the hops be.

Truly hits you with a sweetgrass flavor. Average hopping, sweet malt. Grapefruit undertones. Not a dry west coast pale ale here. Lemony mouthfeel. Sorachi. Has a place because it is a little bit unique with the wet, sweet, lemony flavors, minimal caramel.

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Photo of stevoj
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nicely crafted ale from Grand Teton. Picked this up in their sampler pack at Winco Foods. Amber, with short, creamy head, sticky lacing. Piney aroma with sharp bitterness on the tongue. SHort, dry finish. Very tasty.

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Photo of CraigP83
3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Drank out of the bottle. Hop bitterness for the sake of bitterness slightly metallic

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Photo of vw72
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of firkingroovin
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MFMB
3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Fusebuddy
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JDoHo
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sporklift87
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigDaddyJohn
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Savan
3.87/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pooooooured this lovely American Pale Ale into a snifter ... why.... I FELT LIKE IT :D This one , is one I am revisiting.... It has a lovely light amber hue that is reminiscent of a august sunset on lake Minnewaska. Smells of ... well, sweetgrass, and slightly citrus. This Ale has a medium hop profile about it (which I love in a APA), It is Semi-sweet and has a very light malt profile.... LOVING IT! Overall, this is a bottle conditioned beer... however as I remember it to have more flavour and at that, more smell about it the last time I tryed it... it could be that its a bit over ripe? ANYWHO a damn fine ale at anyrate and one i will certainly by at least annually (for them times when nothing else is suiting my fancy). A very good go to ale.

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Photo of costanzo_mike
4.11/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sweetgrass American Pale Ale (APA) from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
3.7 out of 5 based on 727 ratings.
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