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American Beauty - Dogfish Head Brewery

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86
very good

668 Ratings
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Ratings: 668
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 32
Gots: 68 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
An Imperial Pale Ale brewed with granola & All American hops. 55 IBU

Collaboration with the Grateful Dead.

(Beer added by: slvrmon82 on 10-09-2013)
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MikeB20

Delaware

3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

P: 750ml bottle into a Dogfish Signature glass.

A: A nice amber color with a bubbly off white head. Lacing it good.

S: Piney, earthy hops with some bright sweet tropical fruit aromas, like ripe pineapple. A slight graininess with some alcohol with a heavy whiff.

T: Very fruity with a solid bitterness but not as much as I expect from an Imperial IPA. Citrus flavors from the hops, which doesn't come through as clearly on the nose. There's a great malt backbone to stand up to the intense hop flavors.

M: Medium body and carbonation. Flavors linger but the bitterness dies quickly.

O: I think this is another solid offering from DFH in their music/beer lineup. The beers in this series have all proven to be pretty fun and interesting and American Beauty fits in there nicely. Hop heads and others who are only after a hardcore Imperial IPA aren't going to be fans due to it's huge malt foundation but all of the pieces are here for a great beer regardless of what it's labeled. I'd happily get another bottle and share it with friends.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 18:45:58 | More by MikeB20
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American Beauty from Dogfish Head Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 668 ratings.