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American Beauty - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

697 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 697
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.26%
Wants: 38
Gots: 79 | FT: 6
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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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

750 ml bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a light copper color with a two finger off-white head. Retention is quite good, while the soft, soapy texture doesn't leave a huge amount of lacing behind.

S: I seem to pick up a lot in the way of soft tropical and stone fruits, with just a hint of sweetness backing it up. I don't pick up much granola on the nose. Regardless, it's a very pleasing but slightly timid aroma.

T: This starts off well. A pleasant opening of stone and tropical fruits greet the palate nicely, but quickly the granola combines with the finishing herbal qualities to create something - dare I say - cardboardy on the back end. Sadly, this quality more or less kills this one. Even though the flavors aren't great, it *is* pretty drinkable for 9%, with no hint of the booze anywhere.

M" This is fairly light, clean, and non-boozy, which gives it good drinkability. On the other hand, the sweet, long finish over-exposes the crappy aftertaste. I never really noticed the carbonation that much.

O: Bah, another disappointment from DFH. The sad thing is that this had promise - there wasn't an overload of ridiculous ingredients, just a basic imperial pale ale with 'Merican hops and granola. The end result, though, is something that starts off nicely but quickly falls on its face faster than you can say "Deadhead".

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American Beauty from Dogfish Head Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 697 ratings.