My Antonia
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
Pilsner - Imperial
3.99 | pDev: 12.03%
Nov 20, 2019
Jul 15, 2010
Very Good
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Notes: My Antonia (named after the Willa Cather read), is a continually-hopped imperial pilsner. This lager for ale lovers is citrusy, sweet and refined.

My Antonia started out as a collaboration beer when Sam brewed it at Birra del Borgo (hope you can read Italian) outside Rome, Italy, with owner/brewer Leonardo DiVencenzo in October 2008. In 2010, we began brewing My Antonia here in Delaware for U.S. distribution.
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3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by mothmanscott from Georgia

From notes 10/31/11: Pours a slightly hazed gold with a thick lasting white head that leaves a modest coating of lace. Bready malt and crisp hop aroma. Nice balance of sweet bready malts and Noble hops; sweet middle, citrus finish with a bittersweet aftertaste.

Nov 20, 2019
3.93 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania on Mar 05, 2019
3.54 by shelby415 from Oregon on May 20, 2018
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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BillRoth from Maryland

Had on tap at DFH Rehoboth Tap house

Aug 19, 2017
3.85 by LJWalker from Indiana on Jul 02, 2017
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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

Reviewed from notes. I poured this into a pilsener glass since it is considered an American Double/Imperial Pilsener. The appearance was a slightly hazy pale yellow with a two finger white foamy head that rises just a bit to mushroom cap just above the glass. She leaves some nice foamy thick lacing gracing the sides of the glass. The smell has a nice light spiciness adding to some pale malts. The taste was sweet and has a nice light spice to it. The aftertaste was spicy and sweet and leads to a dry finish. On the palate, it sits about a light to medium with a decent sessionability running about it. The carbonation is good for the style and good for me as its crisp and smooth. Overall, this is a great American Double/Imperial Pilsener well worth your time and well worthy to have again.

Jun 25, 2017
4.26 by pau622 from Spain on May 03, 2017
4.08 by FatsoSvuLLo from Sweden on Feb 16, 2017
3.98 by npachl from Wisconsin on Jan 30, 2017
3.78 by Timtac from New Jersey on Jan 08, 2017
3.66 by lic217 from Connecticut on Dec 30, 2016
3.99 by NickMunford from Wyoming on Nov 05, 2016
4 by mikr from New Jersey on Oct 12, 2016
4 by Cuervo_PCB from Florida on Aug 27, 2016
4 by Grinky from Illinois on Jun 14, 2016
3.84 by CBrodbeck from Florida on Jun 04, 2016
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4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Crubbsy from Minnesota

Look: Poured a beautiful hazy yellow. Nice big frothy head, tiny bubbles. very effervescent. almost looked like a hefeweizen. 4

Smell: Kind of a bready wheaty smell. getting a little bit of orange peel smell. 4

Taste: fairly malty, bready yeast, bitter finish. nice. 4

Mouthfeel: tiny bubbles and fairly full body (for the pils style) make this beer very smooth. 4.25

Overall: nice beer. smooth, tasty, and a great beer for spring or summer. 4

Apr 24, 2016
4.23 by sammyslick from Australia on Apr 23, 2016
4 by paulish from New York on Apr 17, 2016
4.29 by toadsmoto from Rhode Island on Apr 15, 2016
4.28 by MrMustard2012 from Rhode Island on Apr 15, 2016
4.43 by TheRealBerg from Montana on Apr 11, 2016
4.35 by Jamstone714 from Florida on Mar 05, 2016
3.75 by sgregory from Connecticut on Feb 28, 2016
3.85 by SMH_NWI from Texas on Feb 28, 2016
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4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Craftncrazy from Colorado

A great beer. Tasted and mouth feel felt more like an ale than a Pilsner, also poured a bit cloudy. I enjoyed it anyway and would love to try it on draft. Italy (or Deleware) here I come.

Feb 24, 2016
3.95 by jpjpjp from Texas on Feb 23, 2016
4.03 by Zonk from New Jersey on Feb 04, 2016
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4.34/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by stevoj from Idaho

Bottle from Happy Harry's in Bear, DE. One of my first exposurews to DFH beer. Yowza! A delicious strong pilsener. Beautiful on the pour, and wonderful on the palate. A gem!

Jan 19, 2016
4 by MasterRigger from North Carolina on Dec 26, 2015
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4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by EmperorBevis from England

Slightly hazy yellow body with big foamy white head
Sawdust and slight muted citrus aroma
Quite an unusual flavour very woody then pine
more an oddfish than a dogfish
really worth a try tho

Dec 25, 2015
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4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by dgmirelli from New York

look was clean and depp yellow with great head and lacing, taste was clean and crisp, feel was strong and proper carbonation was applicable, was it a pilsner.....would need another to justify. do not see these readily available.

Dec 22, 2015
3 by jrob21 from Georgia on Dec 22, 2015
4.25 by Stengelfoot from California on Dec 07, 2015
3.5 by kvgomps from New Jersey on Nov 26, 2015
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1.85/5  rDev -53.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.25
by JMoney777 from Michigan

Doesn't even taste like a pilsner, tastes like a pale ale with more body, and isn't really that interesting.

Seems like the folks who think this is a good pilsner are IPA fanboys, not people who like actual pilsners. This is not how a pilsner, even an imperial pilsner, ought to taste. The hops are totally wrong. The beer basically tastes like pure overpowering standard Dogfish Head hops, nothing else.

Disappointed. Should not have trusted IPA fanboys (poor taste) to review beer! Shame on me. I was hoping that since Dogfish 60 minute is a pretty good IPA this would be better, but this has more nasty overpowering unbalanced hop flavor than the 60 minute! It's not even an interesting mix of hops, it's not even floral in character. It's nasty. Agh! I think it's the West Coast hops, because Noble hops do not taste that disgusting.

I pray for the day when more craft brew drinkers grow taste buds and realize how disgusting over-hopped beers are. After the first few years, you ought to realize that bitter beers are bad. Not to mention that hops are estrogen-mimickers. Say hello to testicular cancer!

Down the drain she goes! I don't feel like getting a headache from this impure over-hopped swill.

Nov 22, 2015
3.79 by joemama76 from Virginia on Nov 10, 2015
4.18 by LeftHanded666 from New York on Nov 08, 2015
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4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by BWood from California

Very surprised at this pilsner. As a stout fan I did not think I would like it as much as I did. Beautiful beer reminds me of a Belgian Tripel. Citrus smell with a nice smooth mouthfeel. Reminds me of a IPA but without the bite. Great beer.

Sep 23, 2015
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4.4/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
by JMUduke from Taiwan

Look: hazy light gold, minimal lacing and head
Smell: piney hops and green olives
Taste: piney hops come through again, very delicious
Feel: superb mouthfeel!

Sep 15, 2015
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