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Dogfish Head ApriHop

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%
A strong IPA brewed with real apricots and finished with whole leaf Willamette and Cascade hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
yourilevesque (1361) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2015
Bière cuivrée et translucide. La DogfishHead Aphihop dévoile un nez de houblons frais et résineux. Contrairement à l’attente que je m’en suis faite, nous sommes loin de l’explosion de fruits à laquelle je m’attendais. De l’abricot certes, mais encore celui-ci est très subtil. C’est tout de même une bonne chose car les bières aux fruits qui sont trop parfumées dégagent souvent des arômes dangereusement artificielles et c’est loin d’être le cas ici. En bouche il y a beaucoup de sucre; pour ce type de bière du moins. Encore une fois l’abricot est très délicat. Le liquide est lourd et légèrement trop sirupeux pour moi qui m’attendais à une bière légère de soleil. Les houblons sont présents mais forment un bel équilibre avec le malt qui ajoute une très belle rondeur et une profondeur agricole bien plaisante. Bonne bière mais il ne faut pas s’attendre à une fruit beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mstrcrwly (985) - New York, USA - MAY 21, 2015
drank straight out of the bottle..aroma of apricots,peaches,hops..tastes like a cross between fruit beer and an IPA..wouldn’t think this is 7%..not bad

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Seannpc (134) - - MAY 10, 2015
Floral aroma. Burnt orange color and medium cloudiness. Smooth start with hints of citrus. Smooth finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (1703) - California, USA - MAY 10, 2015
Pours a rich amber orange color with a white head. Hop, caramel, pine, fruit, resin and biscuit aroma. Hop, resin, caramel, toffee, pine, apricot and biscuit flavors. Medium body and carbonation. Caramel and hop finish with a hint of apricot.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bpreo (2529) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 10, 2015
Not the best apricot flavor, though I can say it’s natural. Doesn’t taste much like a Pale Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TH28 (379) - - MAY 9, 2015
12oz bottle. Appearance: Deep orange golden with a slight haze, and moderate off white foam cap. Aroma: Fruity citrus and apricot is prominent, but also a dank, resinous hop character as well. Taste: Rich caramel maltiness and tart apricot flavor, leading into a strong bitterness that isn’t sharp because of the malt base. Well balanced. Again, a resinous, almost woody hop character helps offset the sweet citrus flavors. Mouthfeel: Medium with a moderate carbonation. No noticeable alcohol heat. Finish: Lingering resinous bitterness, with a hint of apricot. Apricot is most prominent on the finish. Overall: Really well balanced IPA, with a strong enough malt base to balance the intense bitterness. Resinous hop flavors do well to balance the fruity flavors.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoulderbroken (3755) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 9, 2015
Tap at Horse Brass. Very refreshing, citrusy aroma, bit of apricot there too. Taste is good, quite different, not so bitter. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopbag (157) - - MAY 7, 2015
The apricot comes through and goes well with the hops they chose, which seem floral. Not very sweet. Clean yeast. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zymurgeist2 (1853) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 5, 2015
On tap at Harry’s Hofbrau. Aroma of earthen work and caramel malts. Not much of the apricot or Cascade detected here. Pours a clear orange-amber with full white head. Taste is malty and muddled, with nothing really standing on display. Moderate bittering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chadski4 (170) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 1, 2015
The apricot flavors aren’t too overpowering which is very nice. A balanced finish.

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