J_man (666) - Tustin, California, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I remember trying this beer a few years ago and not thinking it was all that good. Not sure if itís changed or I have, but this is tasty! Clear copper/amber color with an off-white head. I couldnít really detect any apricot in the aroma, but I swear there was a mild bacon scent in there along with toasted malt. The malt is very forward on the taste with caramel and a little butterscotch. The hops step right up after this with an earthy, almost mushroomy quality (in a good way). Then, finally, the fruit hits. Not sure if Iíd peg it as apricot specifically without knowing itís in there, but definitely stone fruit with a slight sour edge to it. A light soy sauce saltiness seems to sneak in here too. Thereís a little alcohol bite which really compliments the other components and flavor. Finishes with a sour fruitiness and slight vegetal bitterness. Delicious and interesting.
Paincane (89) - Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich amber well-carbonated body w/ a tan head. Fruity apricot & floral nose. Apricot, malt backbone & crisp hoppy bitter finish.
retinadoc (120) - - APR 20, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. Forward, hoppy aroma, with above average carbonation. Punchy hop and malt flavors; very tasty mouth feel. Smooth and minimally bitter finish belies its IPA style and relatively high ABV. Surprisingly drinkable and not astringent like other IPAs. Would definitely drink again.
bubblehouse (230) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad. A mild aroma but it looks good poured out of the bottle. Not to hoppy and the apricot flavor comes through nicely.
matty (156) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear dark amber with an off-white that eventually settles down to a film. Aroma is sweet - malt, fruit with some hops. Taste has a nice balance of malt and hops. There is a slight sourness in the finish from the fruit. Good beer but personally, I canít drink more than one or two at time.
cbfobes (2155) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 12oz bottle, hard to believe I havenít rated this one yet, pours a clear dark amber red with a white head, aroma has a nice amount of fruit and apricot but has a touch of hops too, the flavor has a light amount of fruit on the front end with a finish of sweet malt, not great by any means but still drinkable.
jcartamdg (1670) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an amber gold with a thin white head. Aroma of bitter citrusy hops, tropical fruit, sweet caramel malt. Taste is bitter grapefruit, slightly sweet and fruity, maybe a touch of apricot. Not much apricot but a tasty ipa.
TimsRatings (366) - - APR 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Ridgewood (Raleigh).
Pours amber with light head. Very mild sweet apricot aroma. Not sure if the combo hop/apricot flavor hits the spot, though.
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bierkitty (153) - Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber-copper with small head. Aroma of spicy, fruity citrus hops. There is a little fruit flavor in the malt base, but mostly the apricots add a fruity dimension to the hops. Tasty with a nice dry minimally bitter finish. Not as much aroma as I like, but still a delicious beer.
chucklemation (318) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a transparent copper with a foamy white head. Has a floral aroma. Flavor is floral hops and semisweet apricot, almost sour. This is a very pleasant fruit ipa.
CpyNPrnT (221) - Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very pleasant aroma of apricot and citrus. Taste is strong picot, citrus, grapefruit, bittersweet, some alcohol but blended nicely. A good beer to sip on in the spring or summer!