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American Beauty - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
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:
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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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: This poured a clear bright copper with lots of light tan head.
S: It smelled like fresh oranges and peaches, with some roasted barley.
T: It tasted like copper and orange hops, with some roasted barley and sweet honey. It had a clean bittersweet aftertaste.
M: It was fairly thick with moderate carbonation.
D: This was a fairly plain beer, with simple scent and taste and body. The alcohol was hidden ok, and the finish was pretty smooth, so it was easy enough to drink. Nothing special at all, and even though it wasn't bad, it really wasn't worth the price.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

750mL bottle into tulip. bottled on 10/01/2013.

A: great clarity. amber/orange hued brew. head is very frothy. slightly off-white. good retention. frothy lacing.

S: floral. a lot of sweet soft fruit. melon. very full fruit body.

T: tastes is similar to the nose. starts fairly fruity. a little slick. grain picks up towards the finish. a little chewy. reminds me of wheat a bit. definitely not bitter. finish is all grain. chewy bar.

M: mellow carb on a medium body.

D: a little underwhelming. under two months old and this already lost a lot of zing. not getting any flaws due to age, just missing a step. I am a fan of the collaboration brews, but making a high quality beer should always take precedence and this misses the mark for me.

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