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American Beauty - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

688 Ratings
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Ratings: 688
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.26%
Wants: 36
Gots: 78 | 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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Warlocks-Passage

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

10-30-2013 02:05:40 | More by Warlocks-Passage
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canawler

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%

10-30-2013 01:32:18 | More by canawler
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timmy2b

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

10-29-2013 23:41:44 | More by timmy2b
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev +9.9%

A beautiful clean golden yellow pour with 2 fingers of head, great retention, excellent lacing.
A very bready aroma with a hint of soapyness/lemon citrus.
The flavor is very similar to the base of 60 minute, but a lot sweeter. The hop profile is very floral and citrusy.. Some tropical notes, with a lingering soapyness.
A nice creamy mouthfeel, medium in body with modest amount of carbonation.
Overall this would make a great year round beer. Hell I like it way better than 90minute.

10-29-2013 23:02:14 | More by facundoCNB
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

10-29-2013 23:01:45 | More by nmann08
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Hopmodium

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

10-29-2013 21:50:07 | More by Hopmodium
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Mike

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

10-29-2013 17:13:06 | More by Mike
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gillagorilla

Maryland

3.79/5  rDev -0.8%

Had on tap at Max's during BBW 2013 (from notes, 10/27/13).

A: Lacing! Amber copper.

S: Quite hoppy. Piney. Sweet oat, almost like wort.

T: Hoppy. Decent pale. Piney but not much to say here.

M: Smooth with a bit of coarseness.

O: Ok, not what I was expecting at all. It appears that nobody can agree on the style either. Max's had it listed as an Imperial Pale and RB had it as an American Strong Ale. I really only got the granola in the scent.

10-29-2013 06:48:44 | More by gillagorilla
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.54/5  rDev -7.3%

Bottle pour at Woodshop 8 held at The Hermosillo in Los Angeles, CA.

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one.

Pours a clear honey orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with grain and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with the granola adding a grainy aspect in the mix.

10-29-2013 03:42:09 | More by UCLABrewN84
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scottfrie

California

3.44/5  rDev -9.9%

750ml bottle poured into Duvel tulip. Bottled 9/25/2013.

A: Pours a bright deep amber with a huge, dense, cream colored head that took forever to slowly fade into a thick dense film. Patches of sticky lace were left down the glass.
S: Not as fragrant as I was hoping or expecting. I get faint notes of juicy citrus hops and perfumey flowers. What’s there is good, but for the abv I was expecting something more potent.
T: More juicy hops follow the nose with flavors of tropical fruits, citrus juice, nectars and floral bouquet. The finish is slightly sharp, boozy, alcoholic, and medicinal. Granola adds a mild bready graininess to the taste. The aftertaste is sweet, boozy and slightly minty.
M: Medium-full body, very chewy and creamy body as expected (from the oats), with smooth soft carbonation. The booze and finish needs polishing.
O: Good flavor, creamy mouthfeel, but it has its flaws. I thought it’d be hoppier, and smoother. Decent at best.

10-29-2013 03:35:45 | More by scottfrie
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cindyjeffsmith

Georgia

3.96/5  rDev +3.7%

Appearance: clear amber. Big fat frothy off white head. Good looking brew.
Smell: pungent and malty. I'm getting the granola I think. Interesting as usual from Dfh in a good way.
Taste: much like the nose. Very tasty. All the ingredients come together well.
Overall: another fine brew from Dfh.

10-28-2013 23:55:14 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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Roy1586

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

10-28-2013 23:10:36 | More by Roy1586
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Bjorn2bWild

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

10-28-2013 23:01:14 | More by Bjorn2bWild
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ImFlyerThanYou

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

10-28-2013 22:28:28 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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bootdown21

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

10-28-2013 20:00:41 | More by bootdown21
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

10-28-2013 13:00:02 | More by ColForbinBC
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

10-28-2013 07:39:05 | More by GRG1313
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Jonada

New Jersey

3.79/5  rDev -0.8%

750 ml bottle served in a DFH Signature glass

Appearance: Pours a copper orange color with 3+ fingers of a slightly off white head. Body is relatively clear with moderate visible carbonation streaming throughout the glass.

Smell: Mango, grapefruit and peachy hop character with some slight pine. Strong, sweet malt backbone with with hints of caramel.

Taste: Sweet malt upfront balanced by a mild bitterness. Hop flavors are grapefruit, herbal, slight pine resin. Finishes with a combination of malt sweetness and hop bitterness. Light notes of toasted granola in the finish and aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with lively carbonation which helps move along some of the malt sweetness.

Overall: Another good offering from DFH. While the hops are definitely there, I don't think this one is for for the extreme hop heads. Bitterness is mild, and it's pretty heavy on the malt sweetness. If you're looking for a malty pale ale though, this one will do the trick.

10-28-2013 04:35:13 | More by Jonada
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ThickNStout

Georgia

3.33/5  rDev -12.8%

750mL bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 11.99. Bottled 10/1/13. Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.

Poursa beautiful clear copper with almost two fingers of white foamy head. The froth lingers and leaves large chunky lace.

Smells of crisp, clean malts, biscuit and faint grassy hops.

Taste was almost opposite the nose. Bitter grassy and floral hops lead followed by toast, cracker, faint nuttyness and a touch of earthy sweetness. Slight booze burn but drinks easily for it's 9% abv.

Crisp medium light body with fairly high carbonation. Earthy, bitter, dry finish.

Not a bad pale ale at all without quite hitting what I was hoping for. Easy to drink but didn't have any kind of wow factor for me.

10-28-2013 04:27:14 | More by ThickNStout
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Soloveitchik

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

10-28-2013 01:00:38 | More by Soloveitchik
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DustinSWB

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.7%

10-28-2013 00:17:04 | More by DustinSWB
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revchris01

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

10-27-2013 19:39:30 | More by revchris01
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

10-27-2013 18:18:45 | More by Gatordaddy
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dextermcgurk

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

10-27-2013 18:06:35 | More by dextermcgurk
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jackrodgers77

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

10-27-2013 17:59:32 | More by jackrodgers77
American Beauty from Dogfish Head Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 688 ratings.