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Dogfish Head ApriHop

 
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Formerly brewed at Dogfish Head Brewery
Style: Fruit Beer
Milton, Delaware USA
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 1964   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A strong IPA brewed with real apricots and finished with whole leaf Willamette and Cascade hops.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2005
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JAN 23, 2005
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wyntastr (10) - Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2005
Was suspicious at first due to experiences with other "fruit" beers. This was a spot-on match for it’s 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2005
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 90’s? Slip one of these into the rotation and then come back for more...as I am wont to do.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopgeek (90) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 17, 2005
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2005
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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2005
A pale ale with a slight fruit flavor, I was expecting more apricot flavor but it really wasn’t there. Don’t think i’ll get it again since I don’t really like pale ales but if you do it’d be pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - JAN 2, 2005
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 didn’t seem put of place and meld well with the other flavors. Had I not known, I don’t 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!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsniclas (6653) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2004
Bottled. Deep golden. Nutty and fruity aroma. Rather lively at first. Really nutty and hoppy. A bit sweetish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 25, 2004
Dark gold. Medium sized white head. Balanced aroma of highly floral C-hops, orange. Fruit counterpart adds some vinous depth. In mouth, white grapes/apricot component highly balanced with the C-hops. FItting medium body, moderately carbonated in a airy way. Interesting refreshing ale that is not really my style, but would make an excellent introduction to IPAs.


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