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RATINGS: 1869   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2003
On tap at the CT River Festival. Somewhat dark orange color, small head. Aroma was fairly weak malty apricot. Taste had a nice balance of hops and malt and a nice lite amount of apricot. Not overly fruity or sweet like a lot of fruit beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boto (1844) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - SEP 7, 2003
Draught: The beer pour a bit of an orange-ish color. There was a light tan head. A bit of apricot to the nose, with a hint of hops in the background. The beer was medium-bodied, with a light taste of apricots. There was a good balance of malts and hops backing it up. This was quite excellent.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2003
Very nice beer. I had it for the first time a few weeks ago on tap at a great bar in Bogota. Its a strong ipa, with the flavor of apricots. Its sweet and has a clear amber color.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2003
Apricot aroma with sweet citrus hop notes. Murky orange with a small off-white head. Apricot flavors dominate. Hops arew quite noticable but the fruit is the main show. Medium bodied and chewy hop bitterness and apricot flavor sticks to the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 28, 2003
This is a great beer. Fresh apricot nose. Clear amber, sticky white head. Pleasant sweetness, medium body, awesome fruit. Herbal bitter finish. Very different, a great alternative for those Dumb Hat #9 drinkers. A beer like no other. And theres still tons of hops in the lingering finish. Very nicely done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5302) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2004 6.6% originally... Beer poured a dark golden color with a small tight head. Aroma of mild hops and apricot. Taste was surpurbly balanced between hops and apricot. Very refreshing while down the Delaware shore. Rerate from this years bottled version @ 7% "More hops and less apricot" Hops certainly take a front seat here, balanced by a sweet apricots and then a bitter finish. This was bottled one week ago, and very nice! Got bumped up 2 point by me, and this might venture into the IPA style now.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EKGoldings (526) - Radford, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2003
Oh this was a tasty treat. Initially I balked at a beer with apricots, but the server at Microfestivus gave me a free sample. Dang, the apricots are apparent but very well integrated into this one, I had to get more. The alcohol is well hidden, the flavors are smooth, there is hops to balance the sweetness. A beer that is different but definately drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BATLMULLET (127) - Highland, Indiana, USA - JUN 28, 2003
(On tap Great Lost Bear-Portland, ME). Much fuller body than expected in a fruit beer. Nice balance of sweetness and body. Great, luxurious golden-brown color. Hops and apricot in this one really complement well. I'm not such a fruit beer guy so I only had a shorty, but I could tell there is something here worth exploring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldGrowth (2645) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 23, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2003 Draught:Sunset grill in Boston. Fruity nose(duh) apricot & oranges. Reddish orange color. Bitter fruity grapefruit with a nice fruity bitter finish. Nice summer IPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2003
On Tap at the Blind Tiger Ale House, NYC: This fruity IPA pours a slightly hazy, deep copper color with a small, off-white head that is mostly diminishing. The aroma is hoppy and fruity with lots of apricot and cascade hop notes. It has a medium body with moderate carbonation and a nice, smooth mouthfeel. The flavor is nicely balanced between the hops and the apricots, with the hops taking the leading edge. The finish is long, fruity, and has a bit of hop twang towards the end. I really enjoyed this one.

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