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RATINGS: 1795   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3146) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - APR 11, 2004
12 oz bottle-This has been one of my more anticipated brews that came out this year. then, Erway shows up at Whalemans house and brings a bottle! Pours a nice golden orange hue. nice white head with tight carbonation. nice aroma of citrus hop notes, but the apricots are in there and go along very nicely with the citrus hops. Good balance and mouthfeal is very good. Thanks to Erway for bringing this one for the gathering at Whaleman's place!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2004 Bright golden-orange body and soapy white head. Interesting combination of citrus hops and apricot fruit. Melds nicely. Apricot flavor is certainly noticeable but subtle. Woody hop flavor too. This was a fresh and tasty surprise that erway brought to our NM beer gathering.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2004
Rating # 440
BeanDip and the Monkey supplied my girlfriend and I with this brew and some great food last Friday night.
Poured a clean bronze body and a wispy white head. The aroma was musty, earthy and full of damp wood. Flavor was lacking the strong suggestion of apricot that I was expecting, although there was some mention. Actually, it was pretty strong with that crazy Willamette hop that DFH uses in many of their beers. Finish was a syrupy and dry conclusion. This was the first beer of the evening, and it was a pretty decent offering overall. Thanks, BeanDip!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrRomero (1972) - Nolanville, USA - APR 11, 2004
Whaleman 2004: Pours a clear orange with a thin white head. Aroma of perm solution and a tiny bit of apricot after a huge whiff. Mildly hopped with a very light apricot finish. Slight sweetness also in the finish. Good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigdogbrewing (9) - Delaware, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2004 does not count
Very drinkable IPA, not what I expected since it has apricot. Aroma is malty with grassy notes from the hops. Apricot is not that percievable in the nose (yea). Rich dark amber color, very brite, nice lace on the glass from head. Initial taste is malty and rich, followed by a clean dry bitterness that finishs clean. Apricot is noticeable towards the finish. Not overly sweet, but blends nicely in the finish with the bittering hop. Full-bodied and complex. Overall I really liked this beer. I only bought one to try because most fruit beers are over the top, I would buy more. Apricot is percievable but balanced. It adds some complexity to the malt and bitterness of the beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LordHedgehog (144) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - APR 10, 2004
A very nice IPA, which is exactly what I'd expect from Dogfish. I was pleasantly surprised to find this was an IPA with a hint of apricot, instead of a cheap fruit beer with a hint of IPA. If you're expecting the beer equivilent of a wine cooler, full of fruit and sugar, give this a miss. But if you can appreciate a great IPA with a little added complexity, don't let this one slip you by!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2004
A good IPA with a bit of Apricot flavor. Hoppy, apricot aroma. Nice brown/redish color. Good hoppy flavor. Not too fruity. Not too sweet. Easy drink. Dry finish. I like it. Like a 60 Minute with apricot!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haddon90 (1384) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2004
Deep amber color with a nice hoppy, apricot aroma. Hoppy on the palate, with a nice taste of apricots in the taste. Very impressed with this beer. Bought this 4-pack at the Liquor Barn in Lexington, KY.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ida7999 (105) - Milford, Massachusetts, USA - APR 9, 2004
clear dark copper/amber color, short constant white head, aroma of apricots, piney and earthy, some citrussy hops, lightly spicy and fresh, toasty caramel malt, nice offsetting aromas between the fruit, hops, and malt; flavor is good, hop-driven, citrus, piney, earthy hops, apricot flavor in the background, fruity and sweet, toasty-bread, a bit bubbly, nicely textured, dry, spicy – peppery alcohol, more IPA than fruit beer but an interesting and good beer nonetheless

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crazyvin (1859) - New York, USA - APR 9, 2004
poured a dark amber color, almsot no head. Aroma was a mix of hops ant apricots. Nice hop flavour in the tastem with a mild sweet finish. Apricots were light, but a good beer.


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