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RATINGS: 1874   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2002
Very fruity - as expected from the name. Has a nice hoppy presence throughout - rather sour at the end. Fruit is all over the palate - but not in a nasty way.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TAR (2496) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2002
Aroma is loaded with apricot. Soft palate. Uncomplex flavors of apricot and toasty malt. Subtle sour snap in the finish. If you are expecting apricots blended with bold, citric hops (as I sure was) then avoid this. A decent fruit beer is all this is.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Braudog (5748) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2009 Re-rate after many, many samplings of ApriHop. This has easily become one of my favorite fridge beers. this is an excellent mid-strength drinker, with "just enough" alcohol warmth, nicely balanced against this nice complementary apricot flavor. I’m usually reluctant to answer the question, "what’s your favorite beer," I now sometimes answer with this beer. My original comment: <<I’m not usually a fan of fruity beers, but this is a stand-out. The apricot flavor is a good complement. Floral. Low in carbonation. Unique.>>

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFGrind (1845) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2002
I look forward to drinking this seasonal beer every year. The apricot flavor works great in this beer combined with the willamette and cascade hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
obxdude10 (2043) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2004 Re-rate: Apricot in the aroma, a light amber color, not as strong apricot flavors as the 2003 batch, more hoppiness,the apricots weren't as overpowering and didn't hang around as long in the aftertaste, a lot better than the 2003 batch, this year's I think was more like what DFH was hoping for, an IPA with a hint of apricot nose & flavor

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mribm (457) - Ocala, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2002
Nice Apricot aroma with very little head (this may be due to the fact it was the end of the keg) :( I never was a big Apricot fan and never dreamed it would taste good in a beer, however Dogfish Head Brewery has made it work in this delicious beverage! A beautiful sweet Apricot taste is followed by a blast of hops at the end. The sweet tasting beginning and the bitter hop finish, really complement each other. I would love to see this in bottles (hint, hint).

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RAUCHFEST (122) - PROSPECT PARK, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2002
nice after a meal beer drinkable and refreshing though a little full bodied a nice draft beer

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
morebier4me (140) - New York, USA - JUL 23, 2002
Pretty good tastes like a fruity pale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 22, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2004 It smells a lot like apricots and other light fruit for some reason. Large rocky, frothy head on a clear orange body. Full bodied and bitter all the way. I liked it more as I worked through the growler. Totally unique, it can't be compared to any other beer, well besides Magic Hat #9.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2002
Smells OK, with a decent scent of apricots and some malt. Tastes not so good. Basically like biting into an overripe apricot and then chewing on some hops.


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