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Dogfish Head American Beauty

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Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 280   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
katrinaez (534) - 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 (380) - 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 (9444) - 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 (15190) - 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 (101) - - 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 (7882) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
njager246 (555) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Aroma is huge citrus and sweet malts, granola and roasty, taste is a bit odd, but nice. Pretty good

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slipstream (2217) - USA - JUN 8, 2015
My rating #2200 is this Grateful Dead-inspired brew, made with granola, which every hippie and Deadhead loves of course. Nice aroma to start - apples play lead, with a little cherry and freshly-baked bread. There are flavor riffs of dark bread, almonds, and prunes, then this shifts to an unexpectedly bitter finish that jams well on the palate. A good brew (althou the ticket price is a little high), that is a little out of tune for DFH, but in a good way.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (1033) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Bottle. 2 weeks old. Clear bright amber with a big fluffy head. Toasty malts with a hop kick, almost a spice note. The almond and granola really shine. This one is great and very true to the description. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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