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:
1,185
Reviews:
172
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
10.36%
 
 
Wants:
82
Gots:
309
For Trade:
6
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Ratings: 1,185 |  Reviews: 172
Photo of mthomp081
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stevoj
3.44/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle share thanks to Toby. Slightly sour aroma hints at the rye backbone, orange/copper pour. Mild, slick, slippery, finishes quick, but tasty. DFH can do so much better....

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BamfBacon
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tomkob11
4.52/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of MitchVanSomf
4.41/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

hard to ignore this bottle if you're a Dead fan- esp on the heels of the 50th anniversary tour. props to Dogfish for providing a great brew to celebrate the band.
you can really taste the unique ingredients which makes it great. it's a balanced sipper (tulip glass), not too hoppy and higher abv. enjoy this on a beautiful day with Scarlet-Fire playing.

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Photo of TheBeerMaster1
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drummerdwzp
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dunmore200
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Long live Jerry! Well done brew. Makes for a long strange trip.

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Photo of BeerMeister8
4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bloodbuzz99
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RBuckley73
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Allkindbuds
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of JDizzle
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brewlinson
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmg480
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of leaddog
4.35/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours an orange-toned amber with two fingers of frothy white head.

Smell - Citrus and piney hops, almonds/nuts, granola, bready malts, oranges, honey.

Taste - Bitter citrus/piney hops, followed along with bready malts and earthy granola/almond flavour. Touch of sweetness from honey, which lingers into the finish with orange and citrus hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall - A well-crafted treat by Dogfish Head. The use of honey granola and almonds is executed well and helps make the hops shine. Considering the ABV (9%), it is well hidden in this brew. Another gem from Dogfish Head.

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Photo of harryhops
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of DMarlinJ
4.41/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joemama76
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dparvu
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep golden, pours with thick inch of white head. Smells sweet and malty. Tastes the honey and granola come through, good hop profile. Mouthfeel good, semi clean finish. Overall, I think this ale is a tasty one. I would buy again.

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American Beauty from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.86 out of 5 based on 1,185 ratings.
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