coachd (261) - Missouri, USA - MAR 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is just what I expected; possibly a little sweeter. Apricot, DFH signature hop scent and some brown sugar. Beautiful amber color with a tiny amount of white foam. Hoppy, tasty IPA but other than a slight showing in the aftertaste, I cannot detect any apricot. False advertising - there is no way this should be classified as a fruit beer. Overall pretty good, but DFH has set the bar so high for me. More apricot please.
ChrisFields (92) - Ashtabula, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a nice two finger head. Aroma is malt heavy with light notes of tropical fruit on top. Taste is citrus. Apricot is present but subtle. Medium bitterness. Overall good but doesnít really grab me.
Jared_Clifton (39) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light amber color with white head. Light body. Starts with a good amount of hop taste then a slight apricot sweetness. Finishes with a combination of both, another good dogfish head beer.
Enwiebe (192) - - MAR 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
3/11/15. Growler from Whole Foods. Pours a nice dark copper w minimal head. Light fruity nose. Broad hop and tangy fruit mouth that leaves a bit of a buzz on the back center of the tongue. Very drinkable.
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trapped (1146) - New York City, TURKEY - MAR 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught Amber color with small off white foamy head, slight apricot aroma, low carbonation, slightly bitter taste with apricot flavor, long finish. The apricot flavor is not very prominent.
Niall73 (2153) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2015 bottle at home while in Jacksonville. Pours amber with a thin off white head. Sweet, lightly funky overripe trop fruit aroma with caramel. Caramel, light pine, light apricot (though I doubt Iíd have thought it was particularly prominent on a blind taste), white bread and grass too - thereís also a light metal on the finish. OK, but a little dull.
willisread (531) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Old rating. One of my absolute favorite dogfish head brews. Floral hop, malt and dried fruit on the nose. Great hop and malt balance present. Hoppy but not overbearing. Maltly, but not too much. As it comes to room temperature the apricot shows itself. Crisp and clean on the palate. Refreshing with a nice smooth crisp finish. A classic original.
demannu (126) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose highlights both the hops and fruit with hops being more prevalent. Palate is clean and crisp and very easy to drink. I can see this beer being very refreshing on a hot summer day. Unfortunately itís March and @32ļ outside. Flavor has a slight fruity sweetness with a bitter citrus finish similar to an orange peel that lingers on the tongue. At first I wasnít impressed but it grew on me as I progressed through the glass. By the time I was done, I had become a believer in this brew.
pcshotsauce33 (61) - Columbus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2015 release...Very light and crisp perfect for a hot summer day. The abv is very well discussed in this smooth drinking IPA. Very light notes of apricot and very little hoppiness. Like spreading butter on your bagel...or cream cheese. Smoooooth
Pumpkin87 (85) - - FEB 28, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a lovely orange-amber, off-white head with moderate retention.
Mixed aroma of hops with a sweet malt and a touch of fruit.
Itís not bad, but unfortunately thatís all there is in the glass. The hops are not quite as aggressive as they could be, the apricot is more like dried fruit than fresh, but without candied sweetness. Light, fizzy body says spring.
Points for restraining the conflicting flavors; deductions for putting them together in the first place. A near-fruit beer for people who only drink IPAs and donít want their narrow routine disturbed.