1more4dessert (333) - Upstate, New York, USA - APR 26, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
golden color, no appreciable head, the apricot is there but very subtle and not sweet. I too would pick this over the 60 minute.
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer pours light amber with a gold tint, but little head. The aroma is light, and you can smell the hops well. The flavor is fantastic, with a terrific hop range and just enough apricot to make the beer refreshing, but not enough to make you sick of the fruit flavor by the end of the glass. I would drink this beer everyday. I liked it better than the 60 Minute IPA.
DocLock (8527) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Manayunk brewfest 4/24/04. Pours dark gold/amberish with a huge hop nose. The apricot is there, but it is in the background. At its heart, this is a good IPA style ale, but not as hoppy as the 60 or 90 minute IPAs. Finishes pretty smooth, with more hops, but not a lot of apricot.
raymow (1039) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
More hoppy than apri-ey. I would have preferred it the other way around, but it's none the less, a pretty good beer. Lightly fruity with a pretty big hop kick.
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2004
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
light amber color with minimal head. not as hoppy or as apricot-y as i expected. dirty dish rag smell but it does have a smooth hop finish. decent ipa. definitely not a fruit beer. yay!!!
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is dry, slightly fruity, and bitter. Decent white head. Taste is bitter, lightly hoppy up front, lends its way to some sweetness. Only getting a slight tinge of apricot. Light bodied. Needs more apricot I guess. Session beer.
biznizness (1138) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2005 Clear amber-orangish appearance with a good size white head that hangs around. Very nice hoppy aroma, only slightly fruity. Very smooth, crisp, and refreshing. Hoppy flavor but only a subtle apricot taste. A great IPA like you would expect from DFH, but you may be disappointed if you are looking for a fruity beer.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - APR 23, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2006 #556 on my beerwall. Poured a very apricot-like color. The smell of apricots was great out of the bottle and the taste carried it well. Nice hop aroma and good alcohol % for such a smooth beer.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2004 Mild hops and apricot aroma. Very pretty copper/red color with a fizzy white head. Pretty much tastes like a good ipa. I barely taste the apricot at all. Mostly in the aftertaste. Very good hop flavor. I wish I had a 60 minute to compare this with. Really good IPA, t not fruit beer.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hmm...clearish orangey apricot color, how fitting, just under a finger high head of dirty cream colored foam, some thinnly etched strings of lace stick. Smell has a nice herbal/grassy hop with a solid toasted malt backing, some detectable notes of fresh apricots and slight pine lay underneath, very fresh smelling with a raw grassy hop edge. Taste has a toasty frontage blending quickly with herbal grassy fresh hops that has a mild bite ending with a mix of pine wood, citrus fruits and just a peppering of the apricot can be detected nearer the finish where it tappers off with a toasty malt flake and bake twinge and a grab of hop bittering thats favorabley mild. Feel is about medium, nice and crisp with a light drying quality with just the right amount of bite and balance making for a good drinking IPA fruity treat. Its not as Aprihopped as I hoped it would be but its quite good non-the-less. Borderline sessionable with the 6.6% - drinkable all the same. I could easily put a few of these away and be a happy camper.