American Beauty | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
dogfish.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
An Imperial Pale Ale brewed with granola & All American hops. 55 IBU

Collaboration with the Grateful Dead.

Added by slvrmon82 on 10-09-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,190
Reviews:
175
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
10.62%
 
 
Wants:
83
Gots:
310
For Trade:
6
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of Lonster87
5/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of parson44
5/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I aged this for three years, and found that it had a completely different profile. The look had medium color to it compared to its dark color in 2014. The aroma has a somewhat root beer hint to it. The body was medium, and the taste had the same granola flavor, but a little smokier. For a 9% this beer has aged well, and produced more of the pale ale tannins then what was intended for it. If you still have a bottle, I would wait for another two years to see how it goes, but at age 3 it is a delicious sipping beer and reminds me of straub lager.

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Photo of Benjolovesbeer
5/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The only thing I didn't like about this brew was the price, too high.

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of DrWho81
5/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my favorite beer. Hats off guys!!!!!!!

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of Irishrover58
4.9/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Just had my first it won't be my last

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Photo of Dennycurr
4.89/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Let me tell ya....
As a Deadhead...I was intent on being very critical of a beer named after my boys.
Having the granola thing added----added to my skepticism.

It surpased all my expectations by leaps and bounds.

The look was elegant, tho not quite what I'd expect.
Was a deep gold with a fantastic head. Thought it would be darker...but...no prob.
These yahoos on here saying amber-ish and dark-ish...are crazy.
They must be trippin'...heh.
The taste was 1st F'in rate!
One of the best beers, of its kind I have tasted.
Period!
It is a shame this is a limited edition but, day-em...I'm glad I got to experience it.

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4.88/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of 31Sam13
4.82/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I just have good things to say about this beer. it is very drinkable. Another reviewer described it as mild, which is accurate to be sure, but I think in a good way. it is just so well balanced. Top that off with my favorite musicians' furry friend and I can't help but smile, smile, smile...

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4.8/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of Therealfootball
4.78/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Dark amber color. Strong, but not overwhelming hop flavor. Not crisp, but refreshing. Perfect feel. The way an IPA should be. Another strong product from DE!

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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

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American Beauty from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.86 out of 5 based on 1,190 ratings.
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