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RATINGS: 1947   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (7188) - 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

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
badgerben (4596) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2004
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AlabastorJones (810) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2004
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,

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 2, 2004
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2007 I normally don’t like fruity beers, but I’m a Dogfish Head fan, so I gave it a try. Great amber color with a full head to match. Aroma...? Floral/citric with something else.... apricot? Great taste after a pleasant mouthfill with a minor apricot aftertaste. I keep some in my fridge now.

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2004
Slightly murky amber/bronze with a lasting 2-finger ecru head. Good lacing. Nose is a pleasant balance between sharp grapefruit/piney hop and soft juicy apricot aromas; also bubblegum, a touch of nutmeg, and a yeasty character as the beer warms. Is there a faint toasty element as well? The flavor starts with toffeeish malt and a dash of sulfur, then pungent floral hop, then apricot/peach and lemon. Ends with a light piney bitterness. Medium bodied, creamy with prickly carbonation. Fairly clean off-dry finish, some sweet/tart fruit and floral spicy (nutmeg again) hop in the aftertaste. Tasty and interesting; the apricot is obviously there, but subdued.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2004
This was tough for me as I am not a fruit beer fan. But this brewer is really quite interesting and so is this brew. Lot of hop and some fruit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2004
Orange/Amber in color with a decent sized ivory colored head. The nose is a candy like sweetness with hints of fruit and hops. Light - Medium bodied, some carbonation, with flavors of raisons and malt. This is quickly followed by a hop presence and a somewhat harsh but mild hop finish. Unusual, but a fairly well constructed beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastiefan2k (2808) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2004
This was a good stab at a nice idea but it didnt work out all that well. It really does seem like an IPA with apricots except all the good aspects of an IPA are dullled and the apricot is not that obvious. Hints of apricot in the smell but little taste of an IPA or any apricots in the actual taste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jimhilt (2465) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 23, 2004
Pours a three-fingered off-white head that fades slowly leaving a ton of lace. Cloudy amber color. Hoppy nose with hints of apricot. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Starts and finishes with a different hoppy/apricot flavor. The hops are much less than Dogfish’s 60 minute IPA. $2.00 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, Ma.


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