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RATINGS: 1880   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andyhwcinc (1463) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Purchased at Bottles and Cans in Chicago, IL; enjoyed at home prior to seeing the band Radioactivity, which will be good! Appearance is a light golden brown with a moderate white head. Aroma is hoppy with notes of apricot, really nice leafy hop aroma. Taste finishes equal parts tart and bitter, apricot has a very nice flavor to it, nicely balanced between fruit and hops. This one’s a real winner.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillWyce (729) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Pours clear amber, with a touch of orange and a 2-finger bone-colored head. Mild piney hops aroma mixed with some sweet apricot. Medium body with a mild syrupy thickness and a lightly dry finish. Flavor of piney hops with the apricot underneath.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
joshwoodward (567) - - JUN 18, 2014
Had a glass of this from a bottle at the Arbor Brewing Company sours & fruits tasting. Didn’t take formal notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1729) - - JUN 14, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 5-4-12- Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – Pours a deep golden color with a large billowy off white head. The head fades in a moderate amount of time giving way to ever persistent thin white film on the surface of the brew. Smell – The aroma is big of lighter fruit. Apricots and peaches are nice and strong, with some citrus hop and floral hop notes mixed in. These later aromas match the peach and apricot nicely. Taste – Sweeter fruit flavors of apricot meet the tongue. These flavors are quickly followed by citrus hop flavors which in many ways complement the fruit flavor well. While the citrus hop complements the fruit, it also in some ways nicely subdues the sweet with a nice bit of spiciness. As the taste advances further the sweeter flavors lighten even more. Just at the very end however, there is a surge of sweeter fruit again. Peach and apricot come back strong and leave a fruity flavor that lingers on the tongue. Mouthfeel – Thick and creamy in body with a below average level of carbonation. The body creates a creamy fruit flavor on the tongue with the carbonation letting all the smooth fruit and hop tastes soak into the tongue. Overall – An odd combination of very light non-citrus fruit and hop, but it actually goes quite well. Well worth a try.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Concealer (809) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle. Clear copper orange with a frothy off white head that lasts and laces. Aromas of apricot, caramel and some floral notes. Flavor is apricot, caramel, light biscuit and spice. Medium bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TappanGordo (70) - New York, USA - JUN 10, 2014
From a bottle to a glass. Pours a amber, brown in color. Not a lot of head. The apricot is very slight. Very nice ipa.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nakedwhendrunk (2198) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Good grief, I’ve never said anything on this beer. Okay, well here goes. For the most part, I’ve had this in pint glasses and I think once or twice in a snifter, but funny thing is, I think I’ve never paid attention to what it looked like in the snifter, hmmm......go figure (there’s probably too much Alaskan in me these days, hahaha, go figure) The appearance was always a nice amber to brown color with a decent one finger white foamy head that dissipates at a nice pace to a semi-filmy lacing. The aroma, woah, absolutely freakin’ awesomely apricot to peachy goodness filling a super nice semi-bitter piney hoppiness running about the nose. The taste was mostly bitter but lead to a nice semi-sweet citrus-ness concerning itself to try to run itself about a nice aftertaste and ended up leading to a fairly same finish. On the palate, this one shows a nice sessionable quality running about it and still lends a hand to a nice carbonation running about its body and shows that there is nothing overbearing of the sorts on any end. Overall, good fruit beer that shows a decent bitter hoppiness trying to come out but ultimately maintains a fairly decent background to help make an absolute stellar Spring beer to have looking out on one’s deck watching the Spring Sun go down.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
trippytbta (9) - California, USA - JUN 9, 2014 does not count
Poured into Tulip glass A: Pours with a half inch head. Dark Orange like a orange tootsie pop when you start eating it haha S: Floral hops and slight apricot T: starts malty, then maybe the slightest apricot, then hoppppppps, then slight alcoholic. M: Medium. Carbonation medium, kinda dry Overall: Not as much apricot as i wanted. I believe if you are going to incorporate a ingredient into the name, it better stand out

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjpeterson812 (61) - Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Poured from bottle into Crate and Barrel craft glass. Pours a clear copper with a slightly off white head that settled to a quarter inch layer that stayed all the way down. Plenty of lacing. Lots of champagne-like bubbles. Aroma is hoppy, fruity. Definitely get the apricots when sipped. Was worried the apricot would be overpowering but it’s subtle. Much more bitter than I expected, but not at all unpleasant. Full somewhat sticky mouthfeel. Plenty of soft carbonation. Very nice!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsnicholas (175) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle (12oz): Bought at Full Throttle Bottle. Nice refreshing IPA. Pretty sweet and middle of the road hoppieness. Amber. For me the apricot was subtle not dominant.


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