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American Beauty - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

719 Ratings
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Ratings: 719
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.26%
Wants: 40
Gots: 80 | FT: 7
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - A fairly standard pour yields three plus fingers worth of rich creamy whipped densely packed frothy goodness with a number of big chunky bubbles mixed throughout... Excellent retention... The froth turns creamier as this one continues to settle... Much paler than expected... The color is a very light caramel that displays some pale straw when back lit... A limited to moderate bit of slightly sluggish carbonation... A good bit of carbonation clings to the sides of the glass...

S - A strong malt base at the forefront... Caramel... Cereal grains... What I'm assuming are notes of the granola... Some light mentholyptus noted buried way beneath the surface... Very little or no hop presence...

T - Malt, malt and more malt... Loaded with cereal grains, biscuit, granola and light caramel... Surprisingly, that is enough to adds layers of rich complexity with each and every sip... There is a slightly medicinal presence on the finish which is rather refreshing and really pleases the palate... Again, little or no hop presence...

M - A completely luxurious and smooth experience... On the fuller side of medium bodied... Rich and creamy throughout... Smooth and sophisticated... Limited carbonation...

D - A really enjoyable American Strong Ale... It's like every beer you've ever drank, but it's also completely unique... I don't have a single complaint... Also, while I have no superlatives the unique dimensions make this one completely memorable... I would drink this on a regular basis if I were able to... A job very well done by DFH...

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American Beauty from Dogfish Head Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 719 ratings.