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RATINGS: 1953   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jine (900) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2004
Another forgotten rating from a little while back. 12 oz bottle. I LOVE APRICOTS. So I’m a little bit biased towards rating this beer highly. Not disgustingly fruity, but deloosh. Mad Flava

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 22, 2004
Pours cloudy orange hue with a frothy white head. Aromas of umm....apricots??? and hops, and citrus, and bubblegum and pineapple and a little honey. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with flavors of ummm....Arpicots??? Decent bitterness withouth a cloying aftertaste. A little vanilla, apple, and the bitterness is more than I thought. Very nice indeed.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5185) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2004
Bottle (Obtained from my Knoxville SS December 2004): Poured an amber color ale with a huge thick bubbly head with better then average retention. Aroma is quite hoppy with some subtle traces of sweetness. Taste is very similar to an IPA but with added sweetness which really balanced the whole thing out. I wonder if my bottle was aged a bit since the apricot taste was quite subtle as opposed to some description of past rating. Anyway, I still very much enjoyed this beer and very much appreciate all the beers that I’m discovering from this fine brewery.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5096) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2004
An orangish amber coloured body with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of apricots (no surprise), fresh hops, caramel and a nice malt scent. Medium-bodied; Tart graprefruit hops with pine and a good malt all present. Aftertaste shows very bittering hops with a fruity finish. Overall, a nice beer, more of a fruit flavoured APA...but none-the-less, a nice beer. I sampled this in bottles and on draught at MacGregor’s in Rochester, New York.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ubiquibeer (140) - Cleveland, USA - DEC 18, 2004
Nice orange-amber color with a fantastic thick and rich head. Aroma of fruit, hops and some malt. Taste is rich and smooth with sweet malts and mild hops, with a nice bitter/sweet tart fruit finish that lingers. Not nearly as sweet as I had feared ( I fear fruit beers. I think often they can smell fear...) but to me tasted like a smooth rich IPA with a slightly sweet and tart fruity finish. Underrated in my opinion. This is a solid 3.9 to 4.0 beer to me.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2004
Bottle, Smokeless Joe’s. Orange pour, nice foamy white head. Fresh hops and fruit in aroma - very nice. Mouthfeel is well carbonated and the taste is a well balanced mix of more hops and fruit and a medium to light pale ale body. Pretty much in line with what I expected - a pale ale with some fruit done well, just nothing exceptional. Very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 17, 2004
Bottle - thanks to Axilla for the trade. Pours orangey-amber, slightly hazy with a huge off-white head that diminished slowly and left nice lacing. Fruity aroma, sweet with light floral and citrus hops. Definite IPA flavors, with the apricots showing up as somewhat tart as well as sweet, citrus hops and a lingering astringent finish. Medium body and creamy carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2004
Rich orange/amber pour supporting a practically permament thick off white head. Aroma was fantastic with a perfect balance of sweet fruits (apricots/plums) and hops. Flavor was less sweet and fruity than I expected but that was a good thing. The hoppy backbone of the beer supported the apricot and vanilla notes very well. Overall, I really liked this beer and it wasn’t as unusual as I expected it to be.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lamas (1443) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 14, 2004
Bottle. Pours a nice hazy gold color with SUPER thick fluffy off-white head and little floaties swirling around the bottom. Aroma is mildly hoppy and of citrus fruit. Taste is moderately hoppy with a subtle touch of apricots and even some apples. Higher ABV is not noticeable at all. Quite refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2004
This beer poured a nice amber color with a HUGE fluffy overflowing my glass white head which left plenty of lacing and a clean creaminess all over the top of the beer. It was also very sweet to see a carbonation tornado at the bottom of this beer that just never died and a slight bit of aged floaties. The aroma is fresh sweet apricots, apple pie, hops, a hint of pine, more fruity esters, and a hint of bready ginger. The flavor likewise is very sweet in a fruity apricot, peachy way! It starts sweet, and finishes bittersweet with a spicy butterscotchness to it. Fairly dry, heavily malty, but sweet finish. Very little in the way of bitter elements here. Very active carbonation, a hint of apples in the finish.


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