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RATINGS: 1874   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2004
This beer poured a nice amber color with a HUGE fluffy overflowing my glass white head which left plenty of lacing and a clean creaminess all over the top of the beer. It was also very sweet to see a carbonation tornado at the bottom of this beer that just never died and a slight bit of aged floaties. The aroma is fresh sweet apricots, apple pie, hops, a hint of pine, more fruity esters, and a hint of bready ginger. The flavor likewise is very sweet in a fruity apricot, peachy way! It starts sweet, and finishes bittersweet with a spicy butterscotchness to it. Fairly dry, heavily malty, but sweet finish. Very little in the way of bitter elements here. Very active carbonation, a hint of apples in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - DEC 4, 2004
Cranberry amber color with a nice medium thick head off creamy bubbles. . Smells sweet and hoppy, kind of crossed between a belgian triple and the 90 minute IPA. Lots of apricots, peach, roasty malt and trace cocoa. Taste is mouthwatering hops: sweet apricot and pineapples up front followed by the roasty/spiciness mentioned in the nose. Apricots remain all the way through palate, even as flavor turns malty. Aftertaste is like eating an apricot fig newton. Overall, a nice spicy addition to a fall afternoon. My 19th beer by DFH in all, and my 1st beer since taking the LSAT this morning... cheers!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2004
Had this on tap at Dr. Dremo’s on dogfish head appreciation night. This one pours a nice golden orange color with a slightly off white head. The head disappeared rather quickly leaving a great looking lacing about the glass. Smells are dominated by hops, mainly citrus and there is a slight sweet malt smell about the beer. Not an overpowering aroma but a pleasing smelling beer. Expecting a big apricot taste with hops to come from this brew, and that was half met. There was definatly a great hoppy flavor present but the apricot was a bit more subdued than expected but still added nicely to the overall flavor . With the malt present the balance definatly was there,more so than DFH’s other IPAs. A full bodied brew that goes down easy, too bad its a little pricey. A nice fruity IPA that definatly deserve a try if you come across it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2004
Pours dark golden, cloudy with little to no head. Very mild apricot nose, not very hoppy either. Flavor is mild and almost peppery. Flavor improves as it warms. I was a bit leary of this beer because I’m not much for apricots, however it wasn’t too bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rajendra82 (953) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2004
This 12 oz. brown bottle arrived as a part of a trade from clvand0. The beer when pored into a standard pint glass had a peachy amber color with slight haziness. It was however way over carbonated and generated a massive four inch tall head after a partial pour. The head also had lots of staying power, which made getting the entire bottle into the glass a frustrating experience. I guess this was the case of too much of a good thing. The aroma of this beer was strangely mild, showcasing neither the hops nor apricots. Instead it seemed to focus mainly on the caramel malts with tiny hint of fruitiness. The taste was very refreshing and was focused solely on the sweet-sour apricot taste followed by caramel malts. The hops part of the name was way in the background as a vague lingering bitterness. Creamy and dry mouthfeel with a sticky sweet aftertaste. Very drinkable for such an experimental beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2004
Orange amber color, hops in the aroma, and yes there they are subtle but distinct, whiffs of Apricot. The first taste is surprisingly malty, not as bold as even the 60min, the apricot appears again as the aftertaste on your tongue. Another hop delight from the Dog

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2004
Almost a tad too citrusy because it wasn’t until after I had finished the beer and started on a new one that I got the apricots at all. The hops are true dogfish fabulous though.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2004
well carbonated vibrant amber body, a nice, soft white head, stayed well. Bready, fruits (apricot of course), some pale malts and grains. spicy/floral hop notes. Big and full in the mouth, bready and grainy with a strong ending kick. fresh and dried fruits (again, primarily apricot) among a caramely finish with a hint of roastiness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - NOV 5, 2004
Poured a murky amber with a white head that left a thin lacing on the glass. Aroma is hoppy and very refreshing, though more similar to a standard ipa. At first, the taste struck me as a typical (though well-crafted) ipa but somewhat sweeter. Eventually, as I finished the glass, the notes of apricot began to show themselves and at last dominated the palate. A very refreshing beer, but much closer to an ipa than a fruit beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hershiser2 (1227) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2005 Brown with a nice head. A lovely IPA scent, with the addition of apicots, to make it even nicer! Sweet start and finish, with a bitter hoppiess in between. The apricot flavor doesn’t hit until well after the swallow. Nice!


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