hotstuff (4284) - Indiana, USA - MAY 15, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Appearance was a medium sized ivory head that was creamy and smooth with fine-medium sized bubbles. Softly carbonated, transparent and an orange hue. The aroma was malty, moderately hoppy, sweet and apricots. The taste was bitter, sour, hoppy, and it had a lingering aftertaste. The palate was tingly and dry.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright, hazy orange-amber. Dense, fluffy light beige head. Good carbonation. Dewy citrus & apricot aroma. Medium body, not very resiny. Light apricot & moderately bitter hops combine against a decently malty background. Finish is dry & peppery.
thedm (4972) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAY 13, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This bottled brew poured a large head of fine to medium sized mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a fair lacing. The body is a softly carbonated transparent copper brown color. The aroma is a fruit mix of hops and apricot. The palate was smooth initially then grew into a mild hop bite with a malty base. The flavor contained notes of apricots malts and hops. A more hoppy aroma develops as it warms as does the hops in the flavor.
ericnixon (741) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 10, 2004
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful sweet, fruity, apricoty aroma on top of a beautiful dark copper color. Bittery flavor that is a little light on the hoppy, with a wet sweetness that fades in in the aftertaste. Another good one from Dogfish Head.
PisskyNight (13) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: great appearance: burnt golden hue with a full inch frothy white head which does not dissipate at all....magnificant carbonation bubbles throughout the buody
Smell: I wouldn’t say that there is much of an apricot aroma....definitely sweet candy fruit though....
Taste: a bit of apricot but not much at all....great peppery hopped out pine feel to the palate...bitter and dry but not too much...definite sweetness kicks in at times....
Notes: it says IPA on the bottle and it definitely tastes like one...I see no reason to label the style as it is when even the bottle says its an IPA..and a fairly nice one as well...not maginificant....but a good session beer every once and a while
BUrunner (92) - Indiana, USA - MAY 9, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice color with a moderate lingering head. Very apparent apricot aroma but fairly subdued in the flavor. Mostly in the finish/aftertaste. Very hoppy and enjoyable.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 9, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright dark orange color. Hoppy aroma, hints of fruit. More of a subtle apricot flavor hidden under an IPA. Similar to the 60minute plus apricots. Typical hop syrup Dogfish flavor.
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange-red body with an off white colored head. Some lacing. Hoppy, alcohol-ie, slightly fruity nose. Hoppy to the taste with notes of perfume. Nice and refreshing, however I don’t notice much (if any) of an apricot flavor. This is a good beer, but I'm not convinced that they have "nailed" the style, more IPA than fruit in my opinion.
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a reddish, orange color, with a small white head. A nice fruity aroma. A lot like the 60 Min IPA. Different from a regular fruit beer. Another good Dogfish Head.
TChrome (1425) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer pours dark orange in color with a nice off white head that is mostly diminishing. Aroma is first and foremost hoppy, very much like 60 or 90 minute. There is a veryr light apricot aroma also. Very nice hoppy bitter flavor, very light apricot flavor. This is good beer, but it is an IPA.