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RATINGS: 1936   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 16, 2004
Tasty IPA, but I wanted a bit more apricot. As it is, Iím only detecting the apricot at the finish, and itís more of a fruity smoothness than anything. Very subtle, which is good for a fruit beer, but too much so.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - AUG 16, 2004
Foamy off-white head, hazy amber/orange body. The aroma is dominated by hops and Dogfish yeast. Also tones of caramel and fruit, but where is the apricot? Bittersweet hoppy and fruity flavor with some nutty/caramelly notes. Little alcohol in the finish. Good one!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - AUG 15, 2004
Nice old copper color with a thin tan head. Earthy hop nose with fruity malts and creamey apricot. Earthy hops with a little citrus come out at you with the same malts from the nose in a very balanced manner. Both are supported nicely by cramy/slghtly tart apricots. Exellant balace between hops, malt and fruit all the way into the finish where hoppyness fades into bread, grass, more apricots, and herbs.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shoeshineboy (81) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2004
Poured Golden Orange with a Pale Yellow Head. Aroma was oddly enough that of subtle fruit flavors and your typical IPA stench. I was expecting a more noticeable Apricot Flavor, but it was minute. The Extremely dry finish made this almost hard to taste the following sip, but All and all I enjoyed it.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mrpivo (1) - Franklin, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2004 does not count
I love this beer. Better on tap than in the bottle. The apricots are more pronounced in the tap version. The apricots produce a nice balance with the high level of hops as well as create a nice body and mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 12, 2004
Pours a murky burnt orange hue with a great rocky head and good lacing. Nose of citrus, pine and some fruit with some bread/yeasty notes. Nice bittering hops up front with a good malt profile that end with apricot flavor. Smooth finish. Very tastey brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dukefan (214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2004
A very impressive combination of apricot and a strong IPA. I found it to be most pleasant on the palate with the fruit, and then a solid hoppy finish. Have been buying this whenever I can get my hands on it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 9, 2004
Bottle. Well built IPA spine to hang the apricots/fruit from. Probably not a bad session beer. I would say this is a notch above most of DFHís standard brews (i.e., Chicory, Shelter)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cobra (1100) - - AUG 9, 2004
12 oz. brown, longneck bottle. Simple notch on front label indicates it was bottled in 2004. So much for a freshness date then. Poured out a deep amber color, with a thick, sticky, tan colored head on it. The head faded back to a thin ring of lacing around the rim of the glass. Aromas are mostly of hops, Belgian candi sugar, some caramel, malts, and a faint fruitiness to it. Tastes are mostly of hops, alcohol, malts, and slight fruitiness at the very end, in the order listed. I really canít detect any apricots in this beer whatsoever. None in the aromas or the flavors. Slightly warming as itís swallowed, but nothing other than that. Sorry, I just donít get it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2004
very sweet, heavy,fruity ale with strong, fruity aftertaste. somewhat heavy for a summer ale, wouldnt mind trying this one in late october


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