My Antonia | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

My AntoniaMy Antonia
BA SCORE
80.9%
Liked This Beer
3.99 w/ 1,776 Ratings
My AntoniaMy Antonia
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
dogfish.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by dasenebler on 07-15-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,730
Reviews:
553
Ratings:
1,776
Liked:
1,436
Avg:
3.99/5
pDev:
12.03%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
144
Gots:
232
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,776 |  Reviews: 553
Photo of stevoj
4.34/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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!

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Photo of MasterRigger
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EmperorBevis
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled
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

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Photo of dgmirelli
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of jrob21
3/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of kvgomps
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JMoney777
1.85/5  rDev -53.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.25

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.

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Photo of joemama76
3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BWood
4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of JMUduke
4.4/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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!

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Photo of italianstallion
3.69/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SitkaSteve
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a pilsner glass.
The appearance was a two finger's worth of foamy white head that intricately weaves light bubbles in the head. Lacing is sporadic and all over the place. The color is golden.
The smell has the sweet pilsner malts coming through slightly biscuity with mild citrusy tones. Light spices balance nicely.
The taste was sweet, semi-spicy with an underscore of "pilsner grassiness" that I tend to like in the style.
The mouthfeel sat about a light to medium on the body with a good sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fairly light.
Overall, my first ever Double/Imperial Pilsener, I liked it for me, but don't necessarily see the difference between this and a regular pilsener.

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Photo of ilcuse44
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really good, can taste and appreciate the difference thats comes with the addition of the west coast hops.

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Photo of jamesmk48
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BobbyOlson
3.14/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

As much as I love Dogfish Head brews (the 90 minute is my fave) the effervescence is overpowering to the taste. This is a decent tasting brew. It's just a tough drinking beer.

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Photo of BogBoyJD
3.23/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sweet as fuck, fowl. Sickening!!

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Photo of Myotus
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 11.1oz bottle into a pilser glass. Pours with 2 finger's worth of white foam that maitains. Plenty of bubbles. Golden in color, but very murky. Very strong, sweet pilsner malt aromas with mild citrusy hop and sugar and spice aromas. Initial taste is strong with both malt and citrus hop flavors and mild with sugar flavors. Spices enter shortly after creating a symphony of hop, malt, sugar, and brewed spice flavors. It's difficult to distinguish which one is more powerful. Malt and spice flavors evetually fade leaving a strong citrus with mild sugary notes aftertaste. Full-bodied, crisp, with mild carbonation. This is what a pilsner should taste like.

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Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eziel
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of schiltron
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of MisterKilderkin
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jshusc
3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My Antonia from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 80.9% out of 100 with 1,776 ratings
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