American Beauty - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

790 Ratings
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Ratings: 790
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.23%
Wants: 51
Gots: 114 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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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3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.85/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750mL bottle into a tulip
Bottled on: partially rubbed off but I think 11/14/14

A: Pours a crystal clear dark copper with 2.5 fingers width of light tan head that has good retention and leaves lots of lacing. 4.5

S: Pale malts, some hop spice, malt sweetness, a bit of citrus rind, very subtle booze. Nice, but straightforward and nothing crazy. 3.75

T: Lots of hop spice, a noticeable booze, significant bitterness on the finish. Citrus rind, pine. Lots of floral notes. Interesting hop profile, that grew on me as I continued to drink. Quite enjoyable. 4

M/D: Fuller side of medium body, carbonation appropriate, somewhat dry finish, ABV is noticeable but its not hot, drinkability is very good. 4

O: Its a nice thought, throw some granola in there to appease us hippies. Unfortunately I didn’t get any of the “almond honey granola” notes in either the taste or aroma. Oh well. Still a solid brew, but definitely not worth the price tag. Dat bottle label though… 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Shared at the BFD Christmas Party, thanks to who ever brought it.
Earthy pine hops, lots of sweet malt with an overbearing honey flavor and sweetness. Nice to try but I wouldn't seek it out again.

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American Beauty from Dogfish Head Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 790 ratings.