Back in 2013, dogfish head teamed with the grateful dead organization to brew american beauty, a pale ale that was made with granola and succulent wildflower honey.
Sneaky smooth with a touch of what we call wheatly-esque-ish-ness. crispy wheat and pale malt flavors with a zippy hop finish.
A west-coast style light bodied pale ale with a megamix of mosaic, galaxy and citra late addition and dry hops.
Dry-hopped-only pale ale.
American pale ales range from deep golden to copper in color. the style is characterized by fruity, floral and citrus-like american-variety hop character producing medium to medium-high hop bitterness, flavor, and aroma. note that the "traditional" style of this beer has its origins with certain floral, fruity, citrus-like, piney, resinous, or sulfur-like american hop varietals. one or more of these hop characters is the perceived end, but the perceived hop characters may be a result of the skillful use of hops of other national origins. american pale ales have medium body and low to medium maltiness. low caramel character is allowable. fruity-ester flavor and aroma should be moderate to strong. diacetyl should be absent or present at very low levels. chill haze is allowable at cold temperatures.
The number one reason is craft beer tastes better than the "beer water" that is mass produced and mass marketed by the big beer companies. Craft beer tastes better because craft brewers spend their time focusing the quality of their beer rather than focusing on their marketing campaigns and stock prices.
Oh yeah! Craft beers can pack a punch. Most craft beers range from 5-10% ABV, but some can reach 20%, 30%, and even 40% ABV.