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American Beauty - Dogfish Head Brewery

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86
very good

664 Ratings
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Ratings: 664
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 30
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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Willytee3

New York

4.49/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this one in tap and found it unremarkable but then had a bottle and liked it a lot more. Review from bottle.
Pours a glowing orange with yellow highlights, slightly opaque, bubbly foam 3 finger head that's well granola in color. Fluffy doily like lace. Head of tiny bubbles with large bubbles in top recede slowly. Some nice yeast action here.
Smells of dank wet pine with candied tropical fruits like in trail mix, mango, pineapple, dates, ginger. Earthy granola like grain in the background balances the soft fruits.
Tastes of dry wheat flakes up front with granola, nicely balanced by soft round fruit, earthy bitter pine sap in the middle mixes it up with the dry earthy fruit and oatmeal like grain. Finishes cleanly.
Feel not impressed but definitely not bad, oatmeal wheat dryness kind of kills the frothy feel one expects from a DIPA and kind of of out of balance with a prolonged hops bitter. Still has a nice roundness though. Not much trace of the 9% alchohol but I kept it real cold.
Overall unusual for the style but delivers as advertised.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2014 17:42:04 | More by Willytee3
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American Beauty from Dogfish Head Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 664 ratings.