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

Sweetgrass American Pale Ale (APA)Sweetgrass American Pale Ale (APA)
BA SCORE
57.6%
Liked This Beer
3.73 w/ 729 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:
#23,479
Reviews:
289
Ratings:
729
Liked:
420
Avg:
3.73/5
pDev:
11.8%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
71
Trade:
0
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.15/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Unfortunately the bottle of Sweetgrass that I got is over primed and everything is affected. The beer poured a orange clear color with huge bubbly head that eventually settles to reveal some lacing. The smell has hop and that overprimed twang....the taste is more of the same....the is a malt character that seems to balance the hops. Unfortunately the beer is so carbonated it is difficult to get a too taste. The mouthfeel is a wreck because of the big carbonation. Overall....I dont know....but I would try it again.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of tripleAlpha
3.66/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into pint glass. Liquid at roughly 3.1 °C (37.5 °F)

A - Roughly 1.5 cm of head. Rich, translucent amber coloring with lighter cream-colored head. Logo on the glass barely discernable when looking through the beer. Head dropped by roughly 1.1 cm after two minutes. Leaves noticeable (hefty?) lacing.

S - Reisiny and a little piney/grassy, with a few other notes possibly creeping in. Smell wasn't strong, although my nose has never been a strong sense for me.

T - Not much alcohol sting, with the earthy tastes stronger. Coupled with the increased taste and senses, definitely more grassy than initially determined. Taste garners its name.

M - Tingling, with an almost warming sensation on the inner cheeks and tongue. Similar to other IPAs/APAs I've had in the past, although lighter and smoother than most.

O - A decent drinking/multi-purpose APA, with enough to set it apart from similar ones without diverging too much.

Having this past summer taken a trip out to the Tetons, I was able to sample this beer at the brewery. The taste just seemed to fit with the mountains; refreshing after a day of hiking while watching the sun meander toward the horizon. I've had this in a can and on tap before, with this being the first from a bottle. Ignoring the longing to return to the mountains, this is a nice standard addition to my list of beers I'd regularly drink. Not too heavy, taste doesn't overpower while still being unique.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of scvance
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy gold, almost looks like a hefe. A good finger of off-white head, good retention and excellent cling. Smells of citrus with a hint of earthy pine notes. Tastes similar, citrus up front that fades into a nice earthy finish. Slight resin character and feel to it, and a thicker mouthfeel. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Overall this is a very good APA, it really grows on me, keeps tasting better as I keep drinking it. I will definitely keep this one on my list to look for in the future and have again, I do recommend trying it for any fans of pale ale, IPA, or similar. Well done beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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