American Beauty | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

American BeautyAmerican Beauty
BA SCORE
3.85/5
1,191 Ratings
American BeautyAmerican Beauty
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
Ranking:
#9,743
Reviews:
175
Ratings:
1,191
pDev:
10.65%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
84
Gots:
310
Trade:
6
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,191 |  Reviews: 175
Photo of leaddog
4.35/5  rDev +13%
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 +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wamba
4.43/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DMarlinJ
4.41/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joemama76
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dparvu
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
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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Photo of Mwt
4.59/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Antc2382
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A boozy, homey brew commemorating 50 years of the Dead. A: bottle is limited, I'll be keeping it. Looks cool. A golden orange color with lacing throughout. This beer was brewed with care, just look at it. S: you pick up the honey; I don't love this smell but the nose is ok. T: complex, interesting, slightly sweet, booze hits you as you go on. Faint almond, honey, then the APA combine for a unique brew. F: surprisingly smooth for the ABV.. I attribute this to the granola. O: this is definitely worth checking out. I'm a non-Dead fan but I feel the beer is a fitting tribute to them, especially the ingredients used.

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Photo of tripledbrew
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dabear85
4.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gouettn
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sweffin
3.62/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Marcos_Graziano001
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Wasatch
4.35/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml
Capped

Poured into a chalice a very nice slightly cloudy dark golden orange color, very nice carbonation, with a small creamy off-white head, which leaves a pretty big island in the middle of the glass, with some nice sticky lacing. The nose is sweet, malty, with some hop notes. The taste is slightly sweet, hoppy, with some malt notes. Medium body, with a nice little bitter/dry finish. The ABV is hidden pretty well. Overall, not your typical DIPA, but a very very tasty brew for what it is. Then again on the label it sez Imperial Pale Ale. Recommended!

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Photo of crapuccino
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crow
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jhavey
3.06/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of firkingroovin
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigleague
3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Volsdawg10
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of valkyre65
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wattie
4.21/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AMarkle6524
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Azeotrope
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

American Beauty from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 1,191 ratings
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