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Dogfish Head American Beauty

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Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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More than 1,500 loyal fans of the brewery and band suggested an ingredient idea and the Dead-inspired story behind it. Our favorite was granola, from California Dead Head and craft beer lover Thomas Butler. “The components of granola – honey, toasted grains, oats and fruit – offer a lot from a beer perspective,” says Thomas, a chemist by day, homebrewer by night. “The idea is to have a bold pale ale that highlights the oats and honey with a nice ‘dank’ hop selection.” American Beauty is brewed with all-American malts and hops, granola and little bit of soul. It’s malty with a big hop kick, and notes of toasted almond and honey round out the flavor profile and balance out the hop bitterness.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JayTeeSupreme (36) - - JUL 4, 2015
Sharp hops dissolve into a pleasant sweet spicy tang with hints of lemon, honey and fruit. A good addition from Dogfish Head.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cobaink2 (174) - seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Copper Amber color on 1st pour. Sharp hips with a bit of plumb and lemon verbena. Quite a nice tribute to the band wrapping things up this weekend.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mixmasterob (959) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Thought I’d pick up another bottle to rate with for the shows looming this weekend. Clear orange pour with a nice collar of white foam. Aroma was bready malts with lots of earthy hops, cereal, honey sweetness, plum fruits. Flavors were slightly bitter with lots of earthy grain and hop, reminded me of the milk after a bowl of honey bunches of oats. Mouthfeel was slick with moderate carbonation. Love the tribute, couldn’t be a more perfect weekend to revisit this one. Not something I’d keep in the fridge but a fun one for sure.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
katrinaez (537) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Very interesting take on a strong. Has a heavy sugary apple plum aroma. Amber orange, slight haze. A bit of hops a touch of peach, grapefruit and blossoms. Sweetness in the end rich and floral feel starts crisp but the tongue finishes claggy and full. Tap

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (2920) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Nice beer but what is it? At first I thought DIPA then Belgian IPA. Has the DIPA sweetness and intense hop finish. This also has some Belgian spice. On tap at the brew pup thanks to Annie. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tightslice (385) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 23, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2015 Bottle from Whole Foods Market in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is light, earthy hops, honey, light fruity malts. Taste is creamy oats, fruity malts and mild bitterness on the finish. Some bourbon booziness as it warms. Very different from your traditional IPA but a welcome one. Still haven’t heard a Grateful Dead song I’ve liked though.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (9452) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2015
Draught @ Dogfish Head Brewing & Eats, Rehoboth Beach, DE
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, citrus and biscuit. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long malty and citrus finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (15191) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2015
On tap at the brewpub. A clear, dark golden beer with a small white head. Rather piney aroma with grapefruit, resin and some malty hints. Quite bitter flavor, with a malty, fruity backdrop. Resins, pine cones and grapefruit. Full body, nice carbonation, but a tad sweetish. Lasting bitter finish. A bit out of balance, yeah I know, but a nice one anyway. 150621

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PlinyDad1952 (103) - - JUN 21, 2015
LET ME TELL YOU WHAT I CANT STAND HIPSTERS. YOU CAN NOW THAT DOGFISH HEAD’S GOING FOR THEM. THIS BEER IS OK BUTT WOULD BE BETTER WITH OUT HIPSTER @)$/. WHAT HAPPEND TO JUST HANG OUT AT THE POOL AND 1ST AMMANDMENT RITES BEAR ARMS AND FIRE ARMS AND GUNS AND SHOOTING RANGE. NOW LOOK AT OUR COUNTREY. EVERYONE DRINKING HIPSTER BEER AND DOGFISH HEAD’S IS BIGG AS COPORATE CHINA BREWERY FACTORYS.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (7891) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Tap at Petrol Station. Hazy light orange pour with a white head. Quite sweet - honey and caramel. Slight hop bite. A touch syrupy.


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