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RATINGS: 1956   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
A strong IPA brewed with real apricots and finished with whole leaf Willamette and Cascade hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsniclas (6243) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2004
Bottled. Deep golden. Nutty and fruity aroma. Rather lively at first. Really nutty and hoppy. A bit sweetish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6162) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 24, 2004
Bottle. Dark golden amber with a pale yellow soapy head that leaves some lacing. Nose: light floral hops, apricots, vanilla and a trace of bergamot. Flavor: apricots, peaches, a touch of caramel malts and a kiss of hops. Good carbonation. Smooth, slightly bitter aftertaste. Doesn’t taste as strong as it is. Another good one from the folks at Dogfish Head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jine (903) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5346) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5231) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

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