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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Photo of EMV
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass

L: Pours a semi-opaque amber color with 2 fingers of off-white head. The head falls quickly and leaves some solid lacing on the glass.

S: Malty sweetness and aggressive hops. Floral and sweet with a hint of citrus.

T/F: Very nice malt backbone nicely augmented by touches of honey. I'm not picking up much of the granola that they're advertising, and you get hit with the pine and citrus hop profile towards the finish. Nicely carbonated and a bit effervescent. Finishes dry despite the malt backbone. Alcoholic warmth is there.

O: This is a damned fine Imperial IPA from Dogfish head, easily on par with their 90 minute IPA. Love the flavors and hop profile on this one, and yet another 'win' from Dogfish Head.

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Photo of Korbynlehr
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ljbonadonna92
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lewreff
3.39/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GeorgiaFunkadelic
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Purchased in a pint bottle for the Dead's 50th anniversary, this Imperial Pale Ale did not disappoint. Nice dark amber color & 9% bring a smile! Nice head & hippy flavor. I did not taste any granola and it did not have a light taste, but rather acidic in taste. I'd rather have this Imperial be an IPA, but being an American Beauty the pale fits well. "How does this song go?"

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Photo of Psg5062
4.51/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreenMind
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
4.07/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dandaugherty1221
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ultimate
4.34/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BillRoth
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Specific Gravity. Nice complex smooth big beer. A bit too big for usual reasons to gave an APA but a great sipper for later in the day. Glad I had a chance to try this as a draft beer.

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Photo of Dduquette
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jordand3
4.38/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of John_Beeryman
4.43/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lobos62
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.16/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Inglewood
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of charley_m_m
4.69/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BARFLYB
3.37/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IHEARTBEER2013
4.36/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattyG85
4.34/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a deep copper orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Big two finger off white head which settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A bready and sweet malt forward aroma with hints of honey granola and floral hops. Barley malt with hints of biscuit, grains, cracker, toast, and yeast. Good presence of the granola giving a big scent of sweet honey. Floral hops along with some hints of grass. Subtle citrus hints of orange and lemon. A pretty solid aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a nicely sweet and bready malt forward taste with good notes of honey granola and floral hops. Barley malt with some bready notes of grains, biscuit, cracker, oats, toast, and yeast. Taste of granola with a good kick of honey sweetness. Floral and grassy hops along with some light citrus fruit notes of orange and lemon. Moderate bitterness. A pretty good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy and drying with moderate alcohol heat.

Overall: A pretty nice brew and tribute to a great band. As typical for Dogfish the hops are much more subdued for an IPA but the granola honey flavor is a pretty nice unique twist.

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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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