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

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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: 727 |  Reviews: 289
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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4.15/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A finger and half of head on a hazy, dark straw colored body.
The aroma is grapefruit and lemon with a milk note; interesting but good.
The taste has a great balance of the malt sweet and hop bitterness. The bitterness comes through as lemon and pine.
The texture is smooth and soft with moderate carbonation. Incredible.
A great APA.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of thagr81us
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served from tap into a sampler shaker. Poured a golden yellow-orange with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, earth, earth hop, fruit, fruit hop, and subtle citrus. The flavor was of sweet malt, earth, citrus, earth hop, fruit, fruit hop, and subtle citrus hop. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. The subtle notes of citrus on this brew are really what did it for me. They were incorporated very nicely with a good solid backbone of fruitiness and earthiness to make an overall well balanced brew. This made it quite easy to drink and did not overpower your palate during each sip. I would definitely suggest this one to a friend while out at a bar. Worth your time trying if you have not done so before.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy, deep autumn orange…tons of fluffy, cream colored head that is lasting…doesn’t look a bit watery, very inviting…(4.5/5)

Smell: All that luscious head covers up most of the aroma, however, afterward I catch whiffs of citrus, earthy, piney hops and sweet/pale malts…(4/5)

Taste: Pale malt beginning…citrus, piney and floral hops do come through in the middle…this isn’t like the normal APA I’ve tried…sweet, pale malt carries through much of the flavor while the hops are playing a complimentary role…with that said, there is lemon, pine and floral hops in the later stages…hops resin all over my tongue…yum! (4/5)

Mouthfeel: Light body, with plenty of carbonation…fluff brings some lemon zest and hops bitterness to my tongue, very tasty…it’s crisp, smooth and refreshing...some citrus/floral hops bitterness in the after taste…(4/5)

Overall: It’s a nice surprise (or deviation) from the classic, citrus hop heavy west coast pale ales that are coming out now…the sweet pale malts are flavorful and the citrus/piney hops do bring a nice zest to the situation…really, a nicely worked beer that is very drinkable…in a perfect world, I’d drag a sixer of this around with me while playing a round disc golf and be very happy…tasty! (4/5)

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a good beer. Not a great one, and not a bad one. It falls right in the middle of the spectrum. With that said, I am partial to IPAs and Pale Ales, so this fits my palate perfectly. It pours very well, minimal lacing, very little head. Smooth, drinkable, really a nice beer. The issues lie within the generic element of this, as it doesn't stand out to me - but nonetheless, certainly worth trying.

I wouldn't go out of my way to find this again.

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle. Bottled on date reads 08/27/2012 so this beer is fairly fresh at only 4 months chillin in the bottle.

A - Burnt sienna orange color, looking like a lot of tasty IPA's that I have had in the past. It pours about a one finger head that dissipates quickly. Nice lacing. Nice ton of sediment floating around in the glass. This beer is definitely unfiltered.

S - Smells a lot like one of those tasty IPA's that I've had in the past too. The cascade hops are definitely coming in strong. My expectations are growing for this one by the second.

T - Mmmm. Nice and hoppy. Lemongrass flavor. Definitely a lot of citrus / pine flavor to be had here. This beer is extremely tasty. Almost a slight green apple taste thrown in there somewhere.

M - Nice hoppy, resinous mouthfeel. This beer is definitely a winner.

Overall, a nice beer from Grand Teton Brewery. The only other beer I've tried from them was their 5 O'Clock Shadow, which I don't remember as being particularly enticing, but maybe it now demands another tasting. Definitely a beer to try if you haven't had it before, I know I was very pleasantly surprised! I will certainly try this again.

Grand Teton Brewing Sweetgrass American Pale Ale ---4/5.

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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