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RATINGS: 1862   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
singlelensrefl (24) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 20, 2004
Bottled. Burnt pumpkin or orange color. Thin head. The smells and flavors are just strong enough to be present yet are not overpowering at all, in fact are pretty mild. NIce hoppiness. Citrus, pine, earthy, and some pineapple and apricot on the nose. Very nice texture on the palate. Tastes of hops, slight sourness, slight apricot, woody/herbal . Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2004
Bottled, Stockholm Beer Festival. Orange colour. Apricot is prominent everywhere here. Sticky mouthfeel with a nice, ticklish mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2005 Bright Orange. Wet wood, pine sap, resins, grapefruit, pineapple and apricots in the nose. The palate is full of buttery and caramel malt notes. The apricots provide tropical fruit, apricot and a nice fruit essense all around. The hops are herbal, sharp and pungent and give notes of pine, flowers and lemon. It’s balanced very well.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Color’s a clear, amber tint, and the head is a blessed thing, rich, thick, lush, creamy...aroma, deep, heady, hoppy, there’s the pine-sap and the pineapple, the soft apricots.Taste: ah, happily boards the palate, spilling some hops, but with nearly no bitterness to speak of, very bright and fruity, with a great dose of malt to stand behind and hold it all up, toasty and crisp. There’s a warmth here, too, and a caramely essence in the taste. Gonna be honest with you all, I like this one, it’s a bit mild from the makers of over-the-top IPAs, but the apricot flavor matches really well with this English-style IPA that stands as the base, and makes for one tasty, easily drunk brew. Alcohol creeps in a bit, and only adds to the pleasure. Very nice!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (10085) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2004
Orange/amber color. Has a floral and hoppy aroma with clear notes of apricot. The apricot is of course there in the flavor as well, but it never gets too dominanting. This is still a beere, and a good one. Fruity and with a good balance.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2004
Well the name says it all. If you like apricots - and aren’t predisposed against fruit beers - then go get some of this. Plenty of hops to along with plenty of aproicot in both the aroma and flavoour of this coppery-orange offering. Nice bitter finish wraps up an initially slightly sweet/malty aftertaste. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arhythmt (69) - USA - SEP 28, 2004
Interesting beer...the apricot comes through in the nose but not in the mouth, so to speak. Tastes like a relatively standard IPA but with less bitterness and a smoother finish, with a bit of the apricot sweetness as well. A strange beer overall though because it seems to be filling a specific niche: people who don’t traditionally like IPAs but who want to learn to enjoy them. A good gateway IPA.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2004
Hazy amber color, large head, which is retained well. Aroma is hoppy and fruity, with a hint of licorice. Creamy, moderately heavy feel. Flavor is much like an IPA, with a tartness from the apricots. Apricots blend (surprisingly) well, giving this IPA a smoothness not typical to the style. Outstanding. One note: In my opinion, this is more of an IPA than a fruit beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 24, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2004 golden amber (resemblance to apricot color, only darker) with medium off white, mostly non-diminishing head. A hoppy apricot-like aroma, which can also be described as the taste. It is a little sweet and citrus-like, with a tinge of coffee flavoring. Apricot flavor was not too strong. a decent IPA

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flemdawg (529) - Naples, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2004
Dark golden color with an inital head about a thumb’s width and just barely off white in color, but it slowly dissipated. Sweet apricots( i am guessing) and hops in the aroma . An interesting combination. The warmer it got, the more the hops aroma stood out. Not as overly sweet as I was expecting. I liked the way the hops were tempered a bit by the apricot sweets, but not enough to nullify them. Pretty darn good.


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