American Beauty Hazy Ripple IPA
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

American Beauty Hazy Ripple IPAAmerican Beauty Hazy Ripple IPA
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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
New England IPA
3.98 | pDev: 10.05%
May 19, 2021
Aug 11, 2019
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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Rated: 4.71 by corbos from Pennsylvania

May 19, 2021
Rated: 4.12 by dansushi from New York

May 05, 2021
Rated: 4.32 by steevo24 from District of Columbia

Apr 27, 2021
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Reviewed by 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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Reviewed by Mugman8 from New York

4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
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
Rated: 4 by florisj135 from Virginia

Jan 09, 2021
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Reviewed by bubseymour from Maryland

3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
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
Rated: 3.87 by entenduintransit from Tennessee

Nov 03, 2020
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Rated by Deano_53 from New York

3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
I don’t typically like IPA’s but I did like this one.
Oct 24, 2020
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Reviewed by DeaconWhite82 from Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev -22.1%
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
Rated: 4 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee

Oct 22, 2020
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Reviewed by feloniousmonk from Minnesota

3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
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
Rated: 4.21 by lost_sailor from Massachusetts

Oct 11, 2020
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Reviewed by mgraber from Kansas

3.09/5  rDev -22.4%
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
Rated: 3.68 by CruzinCooler from New Jersey

Oct 08, 2020
Rated: 4 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Oct 07, 2020
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Reviewed by BNSlums from Germany

4.42/5  rDev +11.1%
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
Rated: 3.75 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania

Oct 02, 2020
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Reviewed by sjdevel from Utah

4.4/5  rDev +10.6%
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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Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 155 ratings