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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arhythmt (69) - USA - SEP 28, 2004
Interesting beer...the apricot comes through in the nose but not in the mouth, so to speak. Tastes like a relatively standard IPA but with less bitterness and a smoother finish, with a bit of the apricot sweetness as well. A strange beer overall though because it seems to be filling a specific niche: people who don’t traditionally like IPAs but who want to learn to enjoy them. A good gateway IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2004
Hazy amber color, large head, which is retained well. Aroma is hoppy and fruity, with a hint of licorice. Creamy, moderately heavy feel. Flavor is much like an IPA, with a tartness from the apricots. Apricots blend (surprisingly) well, giving this IPA a smoothness not typical to the style. Outstanding. One note: In my opinion, this is more of an IPA than a fruit beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 24, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2004 golden amber (resemblance to apricot color, only darker) with medium off white, mostly non-diminishing head. A hoppy apricot-like aroma, which can also be described as the taste. It is a little sweet and citrus-like, with a tinge of coffee flavoring. Apricot flavor was not too strong. a decent IPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flemdawg (550) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2004
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rudolf (2345) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2004
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 17, 2004
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jefcon (1537) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2004
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2004
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Goblincat (398) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2004
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (7701) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 11, 2004
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

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