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American Beauty - Dogfish Head Brewery

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very good

918 Ratings
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Ratings: 918
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 65
Gots: 174 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: slvrmon82 on 10-09-2013

An Imperial Pale Ale brewed with granola & All American hops. 55 IBU

Collaboration with the Grateful Dead.
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Ratings: 918 | Reviews: 144
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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Just had my first it won't be my last

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Let me tell ya....
As a Deadhead...I was intent on being very critical of a beer named after my boys.
Having the granola thing added----added to my skepticism.

It surpased all my expectations by leaps and bounds.

The look was elegant, tho not quite what I'd expect.
Was a deep gold with a fantastic head. Thought it would be darker...but...no prob.
These yahoos on here saying amber-ish and dark-ish...are crazy.
They must be trippin'...heh.
The taste was 1st F'in rate!
One of the best beers, of its kind I have tasted.
It is a shame this is a limited edition but, day-em...I'm glad I got to experience it.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I just have good things to say about this beer. it is very drinkable. Another reviewer described it as mild, which is accurate to be sure, but I think in a good way. it is just so well balanced. Top that off with my favorite musicians' furry friend and I can't help but smile, smile, smile...

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - The DFH American Beauty American IPA pours into a chalice light gold, with a half-inch cream colored head.

S - Sweet hops, citrus, yeast, honey, patchouli and incense (hahahaha!) honestly...I thought I detected patchouli fragrance...let's call it "floral and hop oils."

T - YES! Sweet-ish hops flavor, all the way. LOVE IT! Holy crap, this is reminding me of...dare I say it...THE PLINies!! NOT BITTER. I'm going to guess Centennial variety hops, simply because that is what I believe the Pliny beers use, and the same taste emanates from this brew...some Fuggles possibly, as well.

M - Medium to heavy texture. Plenty of effervescence. Semi-dry.

O - Superb. 9% abv, watch out, very easy to let it get away...drinkable, indeed.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bought a case when this dropped thanks to a cousin who lives close to the Dogfish head headquarters. I am not as sophisticated as so many others on this site who can review a beer with such detail and eloquence, but I will say this:

This beer is excellent, it is strong, but not too strong. It has a very pleasant aroma and despite its high alcohol content, it finishes very smooth. The granola, which was the ingredient voted in by deadheads, really adds a nice note to the end.

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American Beauty from Dogfish Head Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 918 ratings.