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RATINGS: 1925   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2005
Hop blast IN THE FACE. The first assault passed and fruit wafted out. Neat. The hops were extremely evident, go figure. The apricot comes in lightly behind all the hops, for a brief moment. I wish it came out a little more. A tad unbalanced.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BearBrewer (86) - New York, east village, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2005
more hop than apri.. tastes mostly like thick ipa, a little cloudy.. not much head.. way down deep theres a sense of some fruit, but not much

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
cathcacr (642) - Oregon, USA - MAR 27, 2005
This would be a world-class session beer, a well-hopped IPA rounded and softened with sweet fruit. I wouldnít have identified the fruit as apricot; maybe peach instead. Or apple. Or pear. Anyway, it isnít for hop-heads. Itís for session-drinkers who want something very tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2005 False advertising, anyone? This beer claims to contain apricot but Iíll be danged if I taste it. This is a good IPA with some tangy and biting hops, but there are no apricots. Rerate, after 9 months of aging. Definite apricot presence in the flavor. Dry finish with sweet apricot in the finish. Damn good!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tejas (909) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2005 Shouldnít a fruit beer taste like the intended fruit? Iím not picking up much apricot at all. Darker than I anticipated, especially for an IPA. Also maltier than I anticipated. Seems to be lacking something. Just doesnít pack as much flavor as other DF H beers. Maybe, Iíll re-rate later. At $9.49 a 4pk, this is a total rip-off.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5968) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2005
12 oz bottle, Ginger Man, Austin, Tx, Pours a medium copper color with a decent, silky white head and solid lacing. Aroma has some pleasant floral accents to it with a bit of fruitness, would not label it as apricots if I did no tknow this was apricot based. Flavor has a nutty bent to it with some apricot laced fruitiness and some delicate back end bitterness. Unlike most fruit beers, this has enough hoppiness to keep you interested. Palate is clean and smooth. Overall, not bad.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 23, 2005
bottle from brickskeller. huge aroma, pours light amber, so money. apricot flavor is slight, but notable...balance is incredible, nice hoppy finish, but with enough interesting sweetness to finish it nicely. I wish I could drink this all year long (like so many dogfish head seasonals: prescription pils?).

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2005
Bottle: Erupted into my stout glass, waited several minutes to come in contact with liquid, not bad to bitter for me...a decent brew.Not much to say about this one

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2005
The most enjoyable fruit beer Iíve come into contact with. Had it on tap in Rehoboth, at the brew pub. Itís not just a half-assed beer with a bunch of fruity flavor, itís a solid IPA in its own right that has light overtones of apricot that compliment the citrussy Cascades amazingly. This beer is excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - MAR 22, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2005 Pours a beatiful murky red/orange body, huge white bubbly head. Aroma is full of hops and fruit. Flavor is hoppy and fruity at the same time, great plend. The bitterness of the apricots blends nicely with the bitter/fruity hops. This is great stuff!


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