American Beauty Hazy Ripple IPA
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

American Beauty Hazy Ripple IPAAmerican Beauty Hazy Ripple IPA
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IPA - New England
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4.02 | pDev: 9.95%
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
American Beauty Hazy Ripple IPAAmerican Beauty Hazy Ripple IPA
Notes: This unfiltered IPA is brewed with the ancient heirloom grain Spelt to cast haze & dosed with a special yeast to liberate aromatic hop-compounds.

It’s been a long strange trip, and we’re not about to stop now. After six years and four releases of American Beauty, we’re back with an encore … only this time you haven’t heard the melody.

Together with the Grateful Dead, we’re proud to introduce our latest collaborative iteration – American Beauty Hazy Ripple IPA.

Inspired by the Grateful Dead’s beloved “American Beauty” album, American Beauty Hazy Ripple IPA is an unfiltered India Pale Ale brewed with spelt – an ancient heirloom grain that contributes earthy notes and a natural haze – that’s then dosed with a special yeast variety to accentuate hop aromatics.

The result is a psychedelic 7.0% ABV ale that’s bursting with notes of tropical fruit and juicy citrus, while the style callout lovingly references the fan-favorite track “Ripple.”
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Merlyn from Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice two finger head the color of vanilla ice cream. Deep straw color. Still hazy but less so than others. Not opaque by any means. Smells of tropical fruit and a bit of citrus. Tastes the same, but a hint of honey. Slightly sweet. Good full mouthfeel. Well balanced with mouthfeel, bitterness, sweetness, and hops flavor. Solid beer.

Dogfish makes beer and they make it well. Costs a few dollars but it's good as hell..

Feb 24, 2021
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Mugman8 from New York

4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 9.02.20. Bought a sixer at Total Wine. Pours to a slightly cloudy, lemon hue with ample head and lace. Aroma is sweet tropical fruits. Taste starts slightly fruity sweet -- oranges and grapefruit --ending with a pleasant dry, hoppy finish. Mouthfeel, ABV is balanced. This is an excellent brew at a fair price. I will be buying again. I had bought the Dogfish-Grateful Dead Granola Beer in the past; it was good but over-priced. This is a lot better!

Jan 27, 2021
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bubseymour from Maryland

3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

In fairness the canned date is about 6 months old so that's pretty rough for a NEIPA. Still ok and drinkable, but definitely off. Has some juicy notes in there despite the age.

Dec 14, 2020
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DeaconWhite82 from Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Made the mistake of getting pick your own 6 pack at a grocery store. The beer there is usually old. Beer had that too old IPA taste. Will have to try again with a fresher beer date. With IPAs , it does make a difference.

Oct 23, 2020
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feloniousmonk from Minnesota

3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Another Grateful Dead beer. This one is no longer a granola pale ale, but ties in with the only beer anyone wants anymore, the hazy IPA. Even Deadheads are into them, now. So, let's drink one.

Hazy (naturally), bright golden tone, slim white head.

In the nose: Citrusy hop notes hit first, fresh and lively. Tangerine and orange, with a splash of lemon. Just lovely.

In the mouth: Juicy, juicy stuff. Splash of fruity hop flavors on the palate, ending on a dry note. Medium bodied, refreshing and delightfully drinkable.

It's a good hazy ripple IPA, and you can drink it.

Oct 17, 2020
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mgraber from Kansas

3.09/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

I was pretty disappointed in this beer, not that it is awful, but not at all what I consider a good hazy IPA. Odd flavor, thin mouthfeel, average in most other ways. I like how Dogfish Head is always pushing the envelope and experimenting and they have brewed some iconic and delicious beers, but this one did not work very well for me.

Oct 11, 2020
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BNSlums from Washington

4.42/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up at local bottle shop, poured into tulip glass- canned on 9/1/20.. only a month ago.
L: A beautifully vibrant hazy yellow-straw color, not fully opaque, the use of spelt results in the light colored haze. The head is nearly white and retains well.
S: A very lemony nose followed by a lesser grapefruit- pronounced juice, pineapple.
T: Spicy but not bitter, lemon pledge without antimicrobials. Excellent. Refreshing and quenching like a grapefruit lemonade. Very balanced, not one dominant characteristic.
F: The bite comes from the intense citrus rather than extreme hoppiness. Carbonated but not overly so nor flat.
This hazy IPA tastes like an unfiltered grapefruit radler. For the citrus IPA lovers who want a lower hop bev, it is up your alley. I thoroughly enjoyed this taste. It is clean and crisp without the astringency often found in citra IPAs

Oct 03, 2020
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sjdevel from Utah

4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

LOOK - - - very hazy and yellow gold with a nice orange hue - decent head upon pour but retention is not the best - a nice amount of carbonation continues on though - soap like bubbles around the rim and in the lacing
SMELL - - - strong mango, peach, passion fruit, and pineapple
TASTE - - - a decent bitterness and then the rush of tropical fruit - very sweet and rich caramel and bread - some hints of pine and grapefruit hover in the distance
FEEL - - - feels pretty thin for an IPA to me but still in the medium body range - most of the carbonation fades after a few minutes - slick / oily
OVERALL - - - a very flavorful IPA - nice fruitiness - rich caramel and malt - not the best Hazy IPA out there but I don't think it should disappoint

Sep 26, 2020
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Sandrat from Kansas

4.77/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The glow with the gold of sunshine is in the glass. Smells like songs to fill the air. Taste so good if your cup be empty
you wish full may it be again. If I knew the way I would take you home again.

Aug 27, 2020
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iguanodon from Utah

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can. Pours hazy gold with very little head. Aroma: orange juice, sweet malt, candy, spice. Taste: citrus, tropical fruit, starts sweet with more bitterness in the finish.

Jul 18, 2020
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Act25 from New Jersey

4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My fave Dogfish by far. Outstanding suprise. Spelt dealt it.
(brewed with the ancient heirloom grain Spelt to cast haze & dosed with a special yeast to liberate aromatic hops)
a) Hazed particulate spotting decent head and lace and lather.
s) Fruity aromas arise over graham/brown crackers, more tropical flesh and apricot than citrus, ample!
t) Fruit salad of sturdy mango, papaya, passionfruit with herbal cabinet of green onions/chive, white pepper, hay, lemon grass.
f) Finishes spicy and off-dry, crisp and clean bitter. Botanical. Bright.
o) Sum it as major original, bring the spelt and ancient grains to beer.

Jul 13, 2020
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CraigDeMoss from Kansas

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy gold with a fluffy foam head. Orange and tangerine hop aroma, very juicy. Pineapple and mango. Smooth, pretty soft, a touch of bitterness. Really nice hazy, would have another

Jul 12, 2020
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Gajo74 from New York

4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at DFH Brewing & Eats, Rehoboth Beach, DE.

Pours a cloudy, not quite hazy, yellow golden bright color. A large frothy head is well retaining.

The nose is very pleasant with sweet notes of grains and fruity hops. Aromas of citrus fruit, apricot, grape, and soft tropical fruit. The malt aroma evokes notes of honey, granola and wheat (I’m assuming that’s the spelt).

Opens sweet with a soft and fluffy malt base that is nutty, biscuity and has notes of honey and caramel. Medium bodied with a gentle carbonation. The sweetness is balanced by a very mild hops bitterness, and flavors of grapefruit, peach, apricot, orange and modest grassy and peppery spices. The drinkability improves as the palate gets drier. The finish is dry but has a nice fruity and honey malt sweetness.

I really enjoyed DFH’s interpretation of a hazy/NEIPA. In comparison to the current trend, the hops burn is dialed down, the mouthfeel is not too frothy and it has a nice balance.

Jul 04, 2020
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WoodBrew from Ohio

3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried this off the tapper at Burgers and Beer in Concord, OH. It poured a hazy orangish with white head that is leaving some lace. The scent had ripe fruit notes. The taste was sweeter leaning with tropical fruit flare. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall its a good beer.

Jun 20, 2020
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Billolick from New York

3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 ouncer - canned 3/17/20

Pour out hazed, nice looking NEIPA presentation, with a loose and larger bubble, light khaki cap and minor lacing left behind.

Mild fruity/bready sniff.

Tasty brew, with soft and ripe pineapple coming to mind.

Smooth, soft, and well rounded in the mouth...easy drinking and well worth a try.

Quality and approachable every day kinda of the better examples of the big boys crafting a hazed up IPA for the masses....go get some and enjoy!

Jun 11, 2020
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garymuchow from Minnesota

4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After the initial strong resin burst the aroma has a wonderful fresh fruit, like a single fruit (nectarine, peach apricot) quality that is really nice. Settles into more of a mixed fruit nose with a noticeable candy like sweetness. Full while fluffy head settles with more density and leaves plenty of lacing. Pale orange and cloudy.
Fruit flavor with only hint of the nose sweetness. Soft bittering moves to resemble a slightly tart oj. Nice fullness for a somewhat smaller beer.
This is good. Probably a little over priced, which is typical for this brewery, but I did like it.

May 24, 2020
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Singlefinpin from North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned on 1/30/2020
Poured from a can into a pint glass.
Appears hazy orange with a thin head that dropped quickly with minimal lacing.
Smells, Hoppy, citrusy, lime, tangerine and lightly bready.
Taste follows the nose definitely hop forward, and for an ABV of 7.0 the alcohol presence is not really there making this eminently crushable.
Mouth feel is medium light for the style.
Overall very good for the style and I'd definitely like to try this on tap one day.

May 11, 2020
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joekoz007 from Maryland

1.38/5  rDev -65.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

The worst beer I ever had from Dogfish. Maybe it's the spelt. Did get some hop aroma and flavor. Also got some sweaty gym sock and jock strap aroma and I guess that what they would taste like. Was really close to a drain pour but instead I just chugged it. Just plain bad.

May 05, 2020
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Scotchboy from Idaho

3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz canned three months ago, poured into a stemless wine glass.

A: Medium-minus hazy straw color with orange highlights. Tons of hazy white head and lots of lacing.

S: Fairly hoppy and fruity; melon, pineapple, green fruit flesh, subtle grapefruit...impressions of lime and green grape...malt sweetness, yeasty and bready.

T: More pineapple and some dankness, the malt character comes through at this age with impressions of caramel sweetness and maybe honey? White peaches and stone fruit...moderate bitterness and dryness on the finish.

MF: Creamy lighter body, drinkable with soft carbonation.

O: An interesting take, the malt notes and yeast character are different than what I’m used to but definitely not in a bad way. Overall I think it’s a brew that works, tasty and drinkable.

Apr 24, 2020
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CTHomer from Connecticut

3.58/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: slight haze; medium gold in color; 1 finger finely pored white head that receded to a wispy cap; nice lacing;

S: not especially aromatic; pineapple with a little dankness and grapefruit;

T: follows the nose for a brief moment, then it's canned pineapple juice through the finish; very mild bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied;moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: considering that this is Dogfish Head and they've had years to test hazy IPA recipes, this was a disappointment;

Apr 19, 2020
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NeilSilber1 from California

4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy golden yellow with huge fluffy white foamy cap. Subtle sweet ipa notes infused with citrus and pineapple flavors. Really great hazy DIPA!

Make the Grateful Dead jam bands proud!

Mar 20, 2020
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

i think this beer is fantastic, bought the can because of the dead, i like the original american beauty, but this one is super modern, unique, and really well done, and i will absolutely be buying more of it. its a soft yellow hazy color with a rising airy white head over an inch high from the can, love the art on this too! not real dense or murky, and with an awesome nose of fresh raw fleshy coconut, its really tropical but no conventionally fruity, id love to know what the hops are in here, subtle tea and lemongrass along with the coconut, and the taste mirrors the nose, definitely a summery vibe to this, and its light, fizzy, and dry, all of which add to that. subtle kiwi fruit, green grape, and white peach notes to the hops as well, and an almost saison element to this as well, just a little estery something from the yeast and the rustic earthy spelt in the grain base, i think this is more nuanced and dynamic than a lot of these hazy ones, even before we consider the unique and delicious hop complexion this has. fluffy feeling, some wheat too, but i like the spelt in flavor and feel as well, effervescent carbonation, and all very fresh. this drank way too fast, and i now regret only buying the single can. very distinctive hops with that natural raw coconut thing going on, loved this, supremely drinkable (this drinks like 4% abv), and its deady! they did proper honor to the band with this one!

Mar 17, 2020
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Franziskaner from Missouri

3.52/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Gold in color with a hazy complexion. There’s a three quarter inch of frothy off white on top. That dissipated to a fingernail within minutes with light lacing. The aroma is difficult to seek out, but I am detecting some lemon, lime, and melon. I’m tasting lots of lime and lemon. The mouth is light, easygoing, and approachable.

Feb 23, 2020
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davillanx from Wisconsin

3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can slow poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Yellow-orange color with less than a finger of foam which remained through the tasting with moderate lacing. Aroma of wheat (spelt) is prominent as is a citrus like hop aroma. Stone fruit flavors, Peach / Mango dominate with a cracker like aftertaste. Lingering mouth feel. Overall a solid beer that stands apart from the recent onslaught of 'Hazy' IPAs.

Jan 31, 2020
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ovaltine from Indiana

4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful hazy light golden color with a substantial white head that tracks down the glass, there are fruity citrus notes on the nose (duh!), but they edge towards fruity instead of citrus.

That favorable treatment of the fruity side of the hops is confirmed on the taste, though some citrus is present as well. The mouthfeel is dangerously commensurate with the 7% ABV, because this is WAAAAAY too crushable. Very well done by DFH.

Jan 26, 2020
American Beauty Hazy Ripple IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 155 ratings