biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crystal clear, lightly carbonated and garnet colored with little head. Aroma of fresh bread, apricot, alcohol, butterscotch. Rich body with a clean slightly bitter finish and delicate apricot flavor. Mild caramel flavor with a moderate hop presence displaying some citrus and spice. Subtle and well balanced ale. I was expecting a more aggressive rendition.
BeerStaff (7) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2005 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden orange pour with a slight head, but very little aroma (at least not the apricot I was hoping for). The taste was similar in the lack of apricot, but there was enough there to offer a nice balace with the hops.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, clear, off white head. Aroma of apricot and fruity malt. Nicely malty with plenty of hop flavor and bitterness. Gentle apricot flavor. Almost like some English yeast strains with the fruityness. Decent, but not really something that I’d buy (and I didn’t).
Cows9 (41) - Dumont, New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Real good seasonal. I enjoyed the good amount of hops and strong apricot flavor. Just the right touch of sweetness. Like a Magic Hat #9 on Steroids!!! Purchased at Glen Rock Bottle King
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 15, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured an orange color with a large head. Aroma is hoppy with a small amount of apricot. The flavor was of Apricots and hops fighting over dominance. To me this was not a good mixture. Almost like a hoppy cider.
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I liked this. Great golden color, great hops like a DFH 90 minute, great finish, but sweet apricot notes not present in normal IPAs. DogFish, of course, has no need to be normal.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - MAR 8, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(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.
Crockett (1032) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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. I’m 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.
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.