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RATINGS: 1881   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2004
This was tough for me as I am not a fruit beer fan. But this brewer is really quite interesting and so is this brew. Lot of hop and some fruit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2004
Orange/Amber in color with a decent sized ivory colored head. The nose is a candy like sweetness with hints of fruit and hops. Light - Medium bodied, some carbonation, with flavors of raisons and malt. This is quickly followed by a hop presence and a somewhat harsh but mild hop finish. Unusual, but a fairly well constructed beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastiefan2k (2479) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2004
This was a good stab at a nice idea but it didnt work out all that well. It really does seem like an IPA with apricots except all the good aspects of an IPA are dullled and the apricot is not that obvious. Hints of apricot in the smell but little taste of an IPA or any apricots in the actual taste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jimhilt (2414) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 23, 2004
Pours a three-fingered off-white head that fades slowly leaving a ton of lace. Cloudy amber color. Hoppy nose with hints of apricot. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Starts and finishes with a different hoppy/apricot flavor. The hops are much less than Dogfish’s 60 minute IPA. $2.00 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, Ma.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 23, 2004
Golden amber with a thick, rocky head. Wonderful aroma of flowery hops and fruit. Sweet with a light touch of apricot and jam. Could have used more fruit flavoring. Lingering bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 16, 2004
Tasty IPA, but I wanted a bit more apricot. As it is, I’m only detecting the apricot at the finish, and it’s more of a fruity smoothness than anything. Very subtle, which is good for a fruit beer, but too much so.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2004
Foamy off-white head, hazy amber/orange body. The aroma is dominated by hops and Dogfish yeast. Also tones of caramel and fruit, but where is the apricot? Bittersweet hoppy and fruity flavor with some nutty/caramelly notes. Little alcohol in the finish. Good one!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - AUG 15, 2004
Nice old copper color with a thin tan head. Earthy hop nose with fruity malts and creamey apricot. Earthy hops with a little citrus come out at you with the same malts from the nose in a very balanced manner. Both are supported nicely by cramy/slghtly tart apricots. Exellant balace between hops, malt and fruit all the way into the finish where hoppyness fades into bread, grass, more apricots, and herbs.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shoeshineboy (81) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2004
Poured Golden Orange with a Pale Yellow Head. Aroma was oddly enough that of subtle fruit flavors and your typical IPA stench. I was expecting a more noticeable Apricot Flavor, but it was minute. The Extremely dry finish made this almost hard to taste the following sip, but All and all I enjoyed it.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mrpivo (1) - Franklin, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2004 does not count
I love this beer. Better on tap than in the bottle. The apricots are more pronounced in the tap version. The apricots produce a nice balance with the high level of hops as well as create a nice body and mouthfeel.


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