SudsyJason (12) - USA - JAN 25, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a beautiful rich copper color, nice head, nice head retention. Aroma is mostly hops but with a definite hint of the fruity apricot. Flavor is nice, rich and full, a real hop bitterness that pairs really well actually with the apricot flavors. This is a great example of what a fruit beer can be... not some insipid kool-aid, but a well-though out and well-executed mature brew. Excellent! My only complaint: the price!
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2005 Pours a copper/amber colour. fluffy off-white head with nice lacing. The apricot flavour is very subtle. Hops are well balanced(not a big fan) and dont kick you in the face. Other taste is malt, caramel, and even some peaches. Def a sipping beer for me. Ill try more Dogfish soon. This is my first from this brewer.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JAN 23, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from SpringsLicker. Medium amber in color. Nice off-white head is fairly billowy and leaves very nice lacing. IPA aroma with just hints of the apricot showing through. Sweet and tart apricot flavors blend nicely with the hop additions. Well balanced. Medium bodied. Quite good.
wyntastr (10) - Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Was suspicious at first due to experiences with other "fruit" beers. This was a spot-on match for itís description. Nice, subtle aroma of apricot and fresh hops. Crisp, clean flavor of IPA with apricots along for the ride, not all up in your face. Very enjoyable.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Extremely subtle apricot aroma and flavor, wonderfully balanced against a strongly-hopped IPA. Nice change of pace from their usual overly-hopped (not a criticism) concoctions. Tired of getting bitch-slapped repeatedly by their 90ís? Slip one of these into the rotation and then come back for more...as I am wont to do.
Hopgeek (90) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an even copper tone with a light white head and leaves a thick lacing down my glass. Aromatics are sweet barley malt, caramel, tons of hops and some fruity apricot esters. Flavor carries mild bitterness, sweet caramel, citrus hop flavors and an even apricot coating from start to finish. Medium bodied palate with a light syrupy finish. Experimental for the style and quite good, shame that I cannot have access to more of this in my area.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber with medium head which fades to film quickly. Citrus and flower hop aromas with only a hint of apricot. Taste is just about the same with some malt. Not really a fruit beer.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A pale ale with a slight fruit flavor, I was expecting more apricot flavor but it really wasnít there. Donít think iíll get it again since I donít really like pale ales but if you do itíd be pretty good.
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - JAN 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2005 I gotta agree with SpringsLicker, this is not a fruit beer. 12oz bottle. Served @ 51 degrees. Orange color that had some red to it. I got a HUGE off white head (probably my fault) that stuck around for a long time. Floaties. When the head died down, I was able to smell a nice floral hops aroma that was somewhat jammy and had hints of apricot. The taste was brown sugar, sweet malt, that turned into a bitter flavor-bomb with subtle apricots and a nice floral hops flavor. The finish was dry with some residual fruit flavors. The apricots, in this beer, are well integrated into the flavor profile. They didnít seem put of place and meld well with the other flavors. Had I not known, I donít think I would have known this was brewed with apricots while drinking it. A few minutes after I was done, I did get the sensation that I had just finished eating an apricot, maybe when the hops wore off. Thanks Jay!
larsniclas (6725) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep golden. Nutty and fruity aroma.
Rather lively at first.
Really nutty and hoppy. A bit sweetish.