TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
BearBrewer (86) - New York, east village, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
cathcacr (646) - Oregon, USA - MAR 27, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This would be a world-class session beer, a well-hopped IPA rounded and softened with sweet fruit. I wouldn’t have identified the fruit as apricot; maybe peach instead. Or apple. Or pear. Anyway, it isn’t for hop-heads. It’s for session-drinkers who want something very tasty.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2005
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2005 False advertising, anyone? This beer claims to contain apricot but I’ll 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!
Tejas (989) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2005 Shouldn’t a fruit beer taste like the intended fruit? I’m 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 doesn’t pack as much flavor as other DF H beers. Maybe, I’ll re-rate later. At $9.49 a 4pk, this is a total rip-off.
PorterPounder (7420) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 23, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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?).
Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2005
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
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
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The most enjoyable fruit beer I’ve come into contact with. Had it on tap in Rehoboth, at the brew pub. It’s not just a half-assed beer with a bunch of fruity flavor, it’s a solid IPA in its own right that has light overtones of apricot that compliment the citrussy Cascades amazingly. This beer is excellent.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - MAR 22, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!