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RATINGS: 1921   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.


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 (1559) - Costa Mesa, California, 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 (2026) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 8, 2004
Deep golden vergeing on russet, strong aromas of spruce, geranium and stone fruit; Smmoth and mouthfilling, lightly peppery but sweet, with a drying sensation, then a good dose of dried apricot rounding it off, like an apricot clif bar I guess, with hop/apricot burps that finish with a granola sort of aftertaste...well done and intrigueing beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 8, 2004
Aroma of spruce trees, slight pine and sweet fruit. Gorgeous orange/copper color with lots of tiny effervescent bubbles. Nicely hoppy flavor. The fruit is subdued, but present, and adds a nice touch to this IPA. Lingering bitterness, this beer is a winner.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2004
Definite aroma of an IPA. Bronze colored, translusent, pours with a frothy head. Aroma of piney hops mixed with something sweet and fruity. Mouthfeel is sweet and sticky. Bitter and dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2004
Deep orangeish amber color with a tight medium sized white head. Aroma is of fresh green hops with some malts and citric notes, just a touch of apricot. Pleasantly bitter up front, leads into a smooth malty (maybe some crystal) body. Sweet, slightly tart and rather subtle apricots come through towards the finish. Crisp hoppy finish. Very enjoyable, a great base IPA with a subtle but tasty apricot presence.


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