American Beauty
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
American Pale Ale
3.84 | pDev: 10.16%
Dec 04, 2021
Oct 09, 2013
Pale Ale inspired by the Grateful Dead, made with granola & wildflower honey
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Rated: 3.75 by strengthdoc from Connecticut

Dec 04, 2021
Rated: 3.94 by flgimp from Pennsylvania

May 15, 2021
Rated: 3.81 by Jbalintjr from Pennsylvania

Apr 03, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by Chipwells from Georgia

Feb 01, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by Urk1127 from New Jersey

Dec 03, 2020
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Reviewed by RUSSRGR from Delaware

4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A nice medium amber draft with a nice head. Fruity and hoppy aroma with a hint of maple. Very smooth, rich, malty flavor with a hint of roasted hops. Nice finish that is smooth. Very different that your typical pale ale.
Dec 01, 2020
Rated: 4.31 by Jcal2023 from Pennsylvania

Nov 15, 2020
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Reviewed by feloniousmonk from Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Dogfish Head and the Grateful Dead present American Beauty Pale Ale. 6.5 % ABV. 50 IBU. Brewed by Dogfish Head Brewery, Milton, DE.

Dogfish Head is at it again with the music-themed beers, and this time it's a band that I've never really been into, not even a little. I remember one night at the Harriet Brewing taproom (RIP), a Dead cover band was playing, and some groovers asked me "do you like the Dead?" as I stood in an utterly un-grooving manner. Not really, I told them, and they looked at me as if a giant eggplant has suddenly bloomed on the top of my head. Yeah, well, how many Horace Silver albums do you have, you filthy hippies?

On with the beer:

Clear, bright amber hue, sizable ivory head, looking good.

In the nose: Clean, lightly hoppy. perfectly okay.

In the mouth: Fruity, earthy, gritty hop presence on the palate. Smooth stuff, quenchable, refreshing. Medium body, long hoppy finish. Ends on a dry note, with flavor everlasting. It's a good pale ale, and you can drink it. There ain't nothing wrong with that.

I forgot that they added granola to the beer (of course), but it doesn't really stand out, but, rather, blends in with the malt very well. Adds a particular grainy, roast/toasty character, and the honey smooths it out.

But, speaking of the Grateful Dead, I once had a co-worker who teased me for playing so much jazz at work. I told her that I'm tired of everyone picking on jazz, because jazz never hurt anyone, and the only bad thing jazz ever did was inspire the Grateful Dead. Boy, she did not like that.
Oct 17, 2020
Rated: 3.65 by Curt3 from Ohio

Sep 26, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by chicagoish from Pennsylvania

Sep 06, 2020
Rated: 3.69 by animal69 from Louisiana

Aug 13, 2020
Rated: 4 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Aug 01, 2020
Rated: 3.99 by Danzifer from Ohio

Jul 06, 2020
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Reviewed by gatornation from Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a light copper amber color. Smell is citrus and orange rind with hornet and malt. Taste follows the nose with a malty grainy finish. Medium carbonation hoppy and malty with good bitterness.
Jul 05, 2020
Rated: 3.25 by doowhat from Arkansas

Jun 20, 2020
Rated: 3.5 by smcneave from Maryland

May 15, 2020
Rated: 4.1 by smi69 from New York

May 04, 2020
Rated: 3 by prisdefer from New York

Apr 19, 2020
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Reviewed by brewme from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Picked-up a six-pack of cans at Kappy's in Norwell for about thirteen dollars. Have had a few brews from these guys before. Not bad, not great, just ok.
Mar 13, 2020
Rated: 3.63 by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

Mar 04, 2020
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