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Dogfish Head ApriHop

 
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Formerly brewed at Dogfish Head Brewery
Style: Fruit Beer
Milton, Delaware USA
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 1964   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A strong IPA brewed with real apricots and finished with whole leaf Willamette and Cascade hops.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopmaestro (1279) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2015
Aroma is sweet malty and fruity. There’s not that much in the aroma that gives away the apricots though. Taste is heavy and distinct. Caramels and malts sets like a lump of wood in the center of the mouth, and it’s not super hoppy but the hops are there. I was expecting much more apricots in here, they are there, but they don’t take over. In the aftertaste I actually catch a sting of alcohol, but the pleasant bitterness weighs more and this is an excellent beer. Not the best, but really good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pkbites (867) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 15, 2015
Average looking yellow pour with medium sized white head. Nose of light apricot, mixed fruit jelly, yeast, and bread crust. This is the most balanced IPA I have ever had. The hops are present and bitter, but evened out against all the other ingredients. Some IPA’s allow the hops to overpower everything else. Not so here. The apricot is subtle but integral. I really like this. Drank 2 pints of it at on tap @ Heritage Tavern in Madison, Wisconsin.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vikingguy (1064) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Amber with small head. Slight dank apricot aroma. Taste- Mello fruitiness with some bready malt. Notes of Apple and apricot. Low bitterness for an IPA. Creamy mouthfeel. I don’t love it but it’s good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinfull (1429) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Amber color ; perfect white head . Aroma of pine , caramel and light apricot notes . Balanced mix of hop , fruits and caramel malt in taste. Decent but not overwhelming bitterness. Interesting combination of IPA and fruits.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lightbias (452) - USA - JUN 11, 2015
Aprihop pours beautifully, the medium amber fluid filling the glass; the head is thick, dense, very rich with a color reminiscent of French vanilla ice cream. The aroma is light citrus and spice, but the very prominent heady apricot in the air is a memory of that damnable tree at that moment when it was loaded with perfectly ripe fruits; not one over the edge, but all of them about to be. I tip the glass, the apricots spilling their honey into my mouth, over my tongue, the syrupy liquid draping itself like a sweet, spicy blanket over my taste buds. The body is buoyed with energy, but is not overbearingly active. I find this a bit sweet on the forward, but as I swallow and the tastes and flavors evolve, a slight bittering stings the edges and tender spots; the syrup morphing and actually drying my gums and the inside of my lips. A comfortably complexity is my experience here, and I’m feeling a bit sad that I won’t see this again for a while.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlennHendry (288) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2015
There are stone fruit fragrances on the nose but the apricot is more subtle than strong. Tastes of more stone fruit, pine and citrus. Very smooth but not very bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle, amber pour, white head, nose and taste are apricots, oh yeah, citrus galore

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
packers188 (56) - - JUN 4, 2015
Tres bonne biere, cuivree au couo doeil, leger gout dabricot au nez, finale tres douce bon melange apricot et houblon cascade

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (6024) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Draft: Clear, dark amber with a small, off-white head. Apricot, sweet toffee malt scent. Taste is sweet, apricot and caramel malt. Really soft and creamy....mild hops. Really pleasant.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mbgrayson (719) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Pours a nice clear amber, with a long lasting tan head. Aroma is a bit weak, notes of apricot and a bit of hops. Taste is smooth and drinkable, with the sweetness from the Apricots balancing well with the hops. All in all, a very interesting and unique brew. Thumbs. up.


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