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.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
corny hop aroma, auburn with a thin white head, corny hoppiness and a slight apricot finish
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty darn good brew. Full, fruity aroma and flavor (you can really detect the apricots) and a nice piney finish.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 18, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Average sized off-white frothy head. Nice orange body. Fruity aroma (probably apricot), very light citrus hops, and some cookie maltiness. Tastes sweet, mild ruby red grapefruit, fruit/apricot, and light bread. Overall, very good. I'm glad that it is not too sweet.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz Bottle This one seems just like the 60M to me with a subtle sweetness from the apricot flavor. It poured a clear copper color with the standard DFH white foamy head that retained well. Great hop aroma which is a fruity one. Slight grassy note and finishing with a fair bitterness. Good body and very drinkable. Thanks Slob.
heemer77 (5242) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 17, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2005 Seems like a love it or hate it beer. I am in the middle. Poured a dark copper with a strong fruit and marmalade aroma. Hops are slightly more subdued and this is sweeter than the 60 Min. This is a nice change of pace, but I will stick with the regular IPA’s.
notalush (5640) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not much like an IPA, nor is it much like a fruit beer, but that isn't bad, just contrary to expectation - gold, light copper in color - impressive lacework - apricot in the nose, some yeast and slight sweetness - flavor can best be described as a lightly sweetened ESB, though that doesn't make it sound that attractive, does it? - medium body with a solid malt backbone throughout - hops are mild for a proclaimed "IPA," but meld perfectly with the very subdued apricot flavor (an inexperienced palate may not pick it up at all) - great balance and drinkability - smooth, somewhat creamy and mildly sweet finish.
bonvivant (169) - Smithfield, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really pick up the apricot in the nose and not so much in the taste. I would say more orange zest in the flavor. Not what I would call a fruit beer, which is good-very subtle. Not as intensly hoppy as the 90 minute. All in all very well balanced and drinkable.