walleye (1080) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 1, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
poured a copper color with nice foamy head. aroma hops . citrus like not so sweet oranges hints of apricots. flavor weak grapefruit, green apples and after letting it warm up in my mouth the apricot came out a nice bitterness bite to it. not to bad
Aurelius (4655) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Generally a nice fruity PA aroma, however the DFH cat urine whiffs kick in as it warms. Standard DFH label and bronze beer appearance. Moderately sweet, fruity, hops aren’t overpowering. Warming ABV. Metallic twinges every now and again, I guess from the apricots. One of the better balances in a DFH brew. Long, long mild tart and bitter finish.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not overly hoppy; loads of apricots. Very nice, though not a thirsty-man lawnmower brew due to its IPA nature
Metalhead (638) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Decent head. Copper color,mild hop aroma,semi sweet and hints of fruit. Flavor was an avg IPA. The apricot was very minimal which for me was a letdown. Good but not great.
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ahh, the last one in the case. This ale ain’t too shabby. Hazy deep copper color with a nice foamy off white head that leaves sticky lacing in my glass. Fruity, citrus aromas, sharp citrus flavors, medium body with a good creamy mouthfeel I get the sweet, mild apricot flavor in the finish. A very well done IPA
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 25, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer after its emancipation from the 12-ounce brown bottle pours somewhat muzzy deep amber to copper color; the head is mountainous and frothy in texture, the color a nice light tan. Nose is sweet with the malt and Apricots, also a tad of hops, crisp, fresh with the start sweet and nicely malted, top is middling in its feel to the palate, Finish has an authoritarian acidity, the hops personable in their spiciness, sweetly and dry aftertaste, a bit light weight, but drinkable none-the-less.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JUL 23, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange amber. Citrus hops aroma, with a hint of apricot if I closed my eyes and concentrated hard (or is it just imagination?). The apricot is not really noticable in the flavor. I was afraid it might be sweet and syrupy, but it isn’t. Good, but not outstanding.
jaymobrown (1741) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This was a fairly nice beer. Nothing at all noticable about it though. Quite clear, mild hop nose, with perhaps some citrus qualities. No fruit detected anywhere in the taste -- perhaps because I was unaware that this was a fruit beer, but it still made no impression. A bit bland all the way around, and kind of soapy.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Citrusy (grapefruit) hop nose balances nicely with the sweet apricots with neither dominant. Hazy orange-amber with thin but lasting dense white head. Strong, sweet malt base supports citrusy hops and fruit flavours with surprising bitterness towards the finish. Medium body and smooth creamy mouthfeel. All in all a very unexpected brew and very enjoyable. On tap at Vermont Brewers Festival.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JUL 18, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at VT Brewers Fest - Nicely copperorange in color with a slight white head. Apricot is not nearly as apparent as for MH #9, which I like a lot. Flavor is mildly hoppy and fruity (apricot, of course) with well balanced malt in the background. Slightly yeasty/sour and medium bitter. Finish is hoppy and bitter, but does not last too long. OK, but seems to be missing something.