American Beauty Hazy Ripple IPA
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

American Beauty Hazy Ripple IPAAmerican Beauty Hazy Ripple IPA
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From:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
 
Delaware, United States
Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #2,492
ABV:
7%
Score:
89
Ranked #12,227
Avg:
3.98 | pDev: 10.05%
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
110
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 19, 2021
Added:
Aug 11, 2019
Wants:
  9
Gots:
  18
SCORE
89
Very Good
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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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 Washington

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
 
Rated: 4.52 by DavidSharp32 from Michigan

Sep 01, 2020
 
Rated: 3.54 by DeFender from Maine

Aug 29, 2020
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Reviewed by Sandrat from Kansas

4.77/5  rDev +19.8%
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
 
Rated: 4 by Hazed from Texas

Aug 23, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by GenoMcCoy from Texas

Aug 15, 2020
 
Rated: 3.88 by benjaminsa from Vermont

Aug 01, 2020
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Reviewed by iguanodon from Utah

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
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
 
Rated: 4.02 by Hockey_Fan from Maryland

Jul 18, 2020
 
Rated: 3.68 by Dave1999 from North Carolina

Jul 18, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by alexsergio from New York

Jul 16, 2020
 
Rated: 3.97 by B-rett from Wisconsin

Jul 14, 2020
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Reviewed by Act25 from New Jersey

4.34/5  rDev +9%
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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Reviewed by CraigDeMoss from Kansas

4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
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
 
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Jul 08, 2020
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Reviewed by Gajo74 from New York

4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
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
 
Rated: 3.79 by Happyyb from New Hampshire

Jun 30, 2020
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

3.9/5  rDev -2%
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
 
Rated: 3.58 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Jun 14, 2020
 
Rated: 4.13 by Sellen from Connecticut

Jun 13, 2020
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Reviewed by Billolick from New York

3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
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 brew...one of the better examples of the big boys crafting a hazed up IPA for the masses....go get some and enjoy!
Jun 11, 2020
American Beauty Hazy Ripple IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 155 ratings