flemdawg (543) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark golden color with an inital head about a thumb’s width and just barely off white in color, but it slowly dissipated. Sweet apricots( i am guessing) and hops in the aroma . An interesting combination. The warmer it got, the more the hops aroma stood out. Not as overly sweet as I was expecting. I liked the way the hops were tempered a bit by the apricot sweets, but not enough to nullify them. Pretty darn good.
rudolf (2344) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really nice apricot and hop aroma (duh.) Some toasty malt and sugar. Cloyingly sweet but it has a nice dry, earthy apricot finish. The finish is the best part of this beer.
gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 17, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours burnt orange with decent foamy white head. Some haziness. Hops and citrus with ginger aroma , no apricot though. Bite is subdued, hoppy, citrus with a very mild touch of apricot sweetness. This is nothing more than a mild IPA. Very smooth and appetizing flavor but nothing outstanding.
jefcon (1514) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’m not a big fan of fruit beer, but I had a good feeling about this one, being from Dogfish Head. Really rich and coppery in color and slightly hazy. Aromas were average -- some hops, some ginger and apricot on the nose. But the flavors are complex, the alcohol is big without overwhelming, and the apricot is conservative and pleasant. Not a summer beer, as the hops are the major attraction. A really good (and fresh) beer.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Old Orange Coloring. Good Head. Apricot Flavor was ---Wrong. Perhaps a Bad Bottle.. Eat an Apricot and a handful of Hops and you’d have ApriHop.
Goblincat (394) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours copper colored with a very thin white head. Smells of a nice mix of coffee, apricots, and hops. Very nice smooth hops flavor mixed with, you guessed it, a hint of apricots. I’m glad the fruit wasn’t too strong, and feel the amount was just right. The finish is nice and overall I like this more than most IPA’s I’ve tasted.
motelpogo (7244) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 11, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled. well, i guess it depends on whether you like apricots in beer and i do. dark amber, pleasant apricot, citric aroma. some apricot nectar flavour and mango and decent citric finish
badgerben (4631) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2004
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours a combination of orange and brown with a medium head. Ugh, both the aroma and taste are reminicent of rotten fruit. This is quite on the rancid side. It’s like they left some apricots on the front porch for a week in August and then stuffed them in bottles and called it beer. Gross.
AlabastorJones (812) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
crisp amber/orange hue with a nice white head, citrus hop aroma, big hop bite in the flavor, moderately bitter yet freshly delightful, the flavor is hardly defined by apricot, there’s just this natural earthy taste that lingers behind the hop attack, the palate is nice, not too thick yet far from watery, the finish is all cascades with the remnants of what I assume is the apricot extract, glad top have given this a taste, I’d actually never even heard of it before entering the store, east coast brewery brewing with west coast hops... thats right baby,
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 2, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice head, nice lacing, and a nice and beautiful burnt sienna color emitting fumes of must flowery hops with touches of scorched citrus...chewy sour fruit flavors with a gorgeous hop presence...not overly apricotty..but there’s some evidence of apricot essence...solid fruit accented IPA nonetheless.