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My Antonia - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,693 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,693
Reviews: 536
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 12.28%
Wants: 111
Gots: 181 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Pilsner |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
My Antonia (named after the Willa Cather read), is a continually-hopped imperial pilsner. This lager for ale lovers is citrusy, sweet and refined.

My Antonia started out as a collaboration beer when Sam brewed it at Birra del Borgo (hope you can read Italian) outside Rome, Italy, with owner/brewer Leonardo DiVencenzo in October 2008. In 2010, we began brewing My Antonia here in Delaware for U.S. distribution.

(Beer added by: dasenebler on 07-15-2010)
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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured into a pilsner glass to a clear and light yellow with a three finger dense white head that is slow to fade
S: smells of citrus rind and a bit of malt sweetness
T: slightly bready malt with ample amounts of clean citrusy and slightly piney bitterness with a bit of light sweetness from the malt to provide a bit of balance, slightly herbal and woody flavors as well. swallow brings more citrusy and piney hops with a bit more malt sweetness
M: lighter side of medium with ample and slightly prickly carbonation. refreshing finish
O: a very tasty beer, a bit simple but such is the style and this one is clean and refreshing with a solid dose of hop flavor

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4.6/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Slightly more orange in color than a typical pale lager, with the most incredible floral hop aroma and delicate, refined taste. I guess this one qualifies as imperial pilsner due to comparatively high alcohol content. Certainly a lager brewed right. Enthusiastically recommended!

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3.3/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden orange, hazy, with a fantastic, 3-finger head of dense foam that lingered for ages, with fair remnant lacing. If it had been clear and a little more straw-colored (more in keeping with the style), I'd have given it a 5.

S: Fresh-cut grass and grain are certainly present, as is a whiff of black pepper; but the floral hops is strong and rather dominates, even detracts from, the other aromas.

T: Grainy malt is present, but weak, quickly fading into memory as flavors of pine resin and bitter hops take over. There's also a mildly-unpleasant note of fatty acid in the finish.

M: Crisp and refreshing initially. The alcohol is clearly discernible, consistent with the relatively high ABV. The finish is astringent more than dry, thus the lower mark.

O: Not bad, but they certainly didn't "nail it" either. I know that Dogfish Head is known for their experimental brews, but usually their label tells you when they are getting into the territory of eclectic tastes -- Maybe I was just expecting something truer to the style than this beer delivered.

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4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Drinkin this on the most beautiful day of 2013 so far. Pours up murky orange with big 'ol white frothy head. Aroma of big pale malts, lots of floral and some citrus hops. Lil bit of yeasty esters. Taste is hops up front. White pepper, lemon peel. Sweet pale malts. Full bodied. No hot alky taste. Nice medium carbo. I dig it, Sam

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My Antonia from Dogfish Head Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 1,693 ratings.