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RATINGS: 1949   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A strong IPA brewed with real apricots and finished with whole leaf Willamette and Cascade hops.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eblackmanicus (4) - USA - APR 21, 2005 does not count
Fantastic. I was a little skeptical at first of an apricot IPA as I am with any fruity beer, but the apricot flavor is very subtle and pairs well with this hoppy IPA. The apricot enhaces the overall flavor without overpowering it. In a way, I almost wish the apricot flavor came through a little more, and was a little more noticeable. But overall, very pleasantly surprised. Nice copper color, and smooth finish. So good when it hits the lips.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spikee (96) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - APR 19, 2005
Excellent nose and flavor - fruity without being artificial like so many fruit/flavored beers tend to be. Very drinkable given itís somewhat high ABV (for a spring ale). One of the best fruit beers Iíve had.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
macguy (146) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2005
Iím starting to apreciate IPAís. This one is quite lovely. It has a nice dark amber color, a IPA nose with a light apricot top note. The flavor is typical IPA with a

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BCAR (222) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2005
Light, sweet hop aroma with a fresh, pine touch. Orange/Amber glowing hue was very appealing. Nice malt presence to accompany the usual hop ipa notes. Easy-drinking brew a little different than other ipaís, but that is to be expected from this brewer. The apricots add a nice sweetness to the ipa. Another solid offering.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sirjohn03 (39) - New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2005
copper in color with a nice white head, slight ly carbonated, the apricot is noticible but not overpowering and the taste isnt as powerful as most IPAís

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - APR 17, 2005
Poured copper and clear with almost no head to speak of. Aroma was faint, caramel and hops and a little skunk. The flavor of apricot was there, but definately in the background. Itís more of an IPA than fruity. Grassy hops dominated the flavor, along with the aforementioned apricot, and some caramel and malts lurking in the background. Finish wzs dry and chalky (maybe they left the fuzz on the apricot?) Itís alright, but probably not something I would pay for.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorwart (2432) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2005
Decent sized head which reduces pretty quick to a thin dense cream on the surface. Thick sheet of lacing. Excellent carbonation. Light malty aroma with a bit of bread and cheese. Do not detect much in the way of apricots. Color is a dark amber. Medium bodied. Still no apricots. More malty and a nice zip of hops for balance. Finish is crisp and a little bitter. A decent beer but is lacking in the fruit department due to Dogfish Heads reputation as an extreme brewer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmcguire1969 (161) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2005
Intersting beer. The Apricot is not very noticable; a slight hint of it in the aroma and an oh-by-the-way hit on the back of your toungue as it slip down your throat. The Apricot brews I have tried have all been with a pale ale base...Magic Hat #9, my own batch and this...I expected the Apricot to be more apparent but it was the hops (aroma and flavor) that dominate. Hey now, this is an IPA so what would you expect. Probably one of the best fruity beers for a hop head....I will enjoy the rest of this beer ;-)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 11, 2005
Fruity armoa. Dark orange body. The hops was the first flavor detected. But by the end of the glass the apricot flavor appeared. Good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 10, 2005
A great looking beer, foaming retaining head copper slightly murky. A subtle hop aroma with fruity notes(apricot I suppose). A surprisingly subtle flavor profile. There is a notable apricot presence that balances well with the malts. The fruitiness seems to obscure a vestiges of IPAness. Drinkable, but remarkably unspectacular.


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