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RATINGS: 1907   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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2005
Interesting beer, clear orange body with a large head that quickly diminishes. Aroma is hoppy with apricot and peach note. Starts a little sweet with apricot and then moves to a dryer bitterness before leaving a sweet sticky flavour in the mouth. A little to sweet for my liking.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - MAR 8, 2005
(on bottle)Just might have fouind an IPA that I actually liked, for a while. Very nice and deep orange/golden looking, this brew has a intense sent of...abricot, yeah, but as the drink prolongs, the intenseness got a bit yukii. Very nice balanced hoppyness and the two; fruityness and bitterness, combines very well. But, it does get a tad acidic and kind of bitter(almond) in the finish. Especially when not really cold.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Crockett (1027) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2005
This beer shines very well. It is a great fruit beer. It is also a very tastey IPA. Pours hazy red/amber with a thin tan head. Very pretty. Strong aroma of barley and apricot, butterscotch, roast and fruit syrup. Thick mouthfeel. Raisin, dried apricot and peach. Molases. Grapefruit hops are incorporated nicely and not overwhelming. Coffee, raspberry tart. Whiskey malts, pepper and clove are blended into the flavours. Crusty pie dough. Iím sure it would go tremendously well with cheese. Clean, lightly burnt lime-like bitter finish. Amazing. As a fruit beer goes, this is hard to beat.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2005
Pours a deep but very clear copper body with a thin white head that left a nice lacing on the sides of the glass. Aroma is hoppy with some grapefuit. Flavor is much like any other IPA: hops and citrus fruit. The apricot is very subtle, if noticeable at all. I really enjoyed this, but would have a hard time passing up a six of a comparable IPA for the price of four of these.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - FEB 12, 2005
Pretty good and at less than $8 @ smokeless itís a good deal. Pours an dark amber colour similar to 90 minute. The nose is hoppy,p rimarily citrusy, but I can detect a faint note of apricots. This becomes more apparent on the taste. This is a delicous IPA with a noticeable undercurrent of aprcots running through it. Very well made.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DogfishKing (22) - USA - FEB 11, 2005
Not much into fruit beers. This was actually pretty good. Not overwhelming so it still allowed the hoppyness to come right through. Would drink it more often if it was not for the price. Iíll stick to the 90min if I want to spend 9 bucks. Good beer-Pricey-Will drink again.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2005
I like fruit beer but I dislike pale ales. While the Apricot did dilute it enough for me to drink. I would never drink it again. I have not idea why someone would drink these beers that taste like bitter medicine. Give something smooth with flavor anytime. I love Stouts and porters so I am not a lightweight but other then Bass this type of beer leaves me cold.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 5, 2005
bottle. color, orange-hazy, apricot (go figure!) color. huge super sea- foamy and rocky white head. sweet fruity aroma...appealing. interesting mouthfeel, somewhat waterish. Feels like a heffenweiss palate...very carbonated due to bottle conditioning? The malt was rather bland but the apricot and hop finish was prevalent. good.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 4, 2005
Nice deep gold color slight haziness with a tight light tan head, the aroma was rather disappointing spicy hops no apricots. The flavor was also a let down the apricots had faded to barely noticeable and the hops had a grassiness that was pretty mediocre almost stale. The bottle said 04.It must of meant early 04 .A beer that surely must be drank fresh

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - FEB 2, 2005
Hops, apricot, peach, caramel aroma. Peach color body, quickly dissapating head. Taste is a light apricot, with cascade. Nice brew.


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