J_man (734) - 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 it’s changed or I have, but this is tasty! Clear copper/amber color with an off-white head. I couldn’t 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 I’d peg it as apricot specifically without knowing it’s in there, but definitely stone fruit with a slight sour edge to it. A light soy sauce saltiness seems to sneak in here too. There’s a little alcohol bite which really compliments the other components and flavor. Finishes with a sour fruitiness and slight vegetal bitterness. Delicious and interesting.
Davros (2027) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber/copper, small head.
Nose shows sweet malt, overripe apricot and some booze.
The apricot is stronger as a flavour. Some spicy hops too, along with a little hot booze and rich sweet malt.
redknob (18) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light and tasty. Pleasant all round drink. Good starting beer for people who think they aren’t into beer.
o_Merlin_o (191) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Large head, with good lacing. Aromas of banana, apple, and wine. Light body, with an average amount of carbonation and an astringent finish. Slightly sweet.
sitzds (318) - - NOV 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint. Clear amber with off-white head. Good retention and lacing. Aroma is citrus and floral hops, some grainy malt, and a touch of apricot. Taste is initially sweet malt but turns to citrus peel hoppy bitterness and closes with apricot flesh on the swallow. Medium body, moderate carbonation, texture is on the slick side, fruity dry finish.
remice2 (137) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pris en Virginie,milieux août en 4pack.arômes de noisettes,caramel,abricot,mais avec un aspect très floraux, très frais, incroyables, au gouts toujours ce petit coté crémeux de dogfish ,super bien balancé une amertume toute en douceurs fruité ,de mandarine,vanille,abricot dans une finale sèche et velouté, ridicule comment c’est bon...!
TattooJack (159) - Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from the bottle to a pint glass, this is a good beer, not sure if it is an IPA though. Lots of good flavor but none of them are hops. Maybe apricot juice neutralizes them, I dunno but it’s 7%, different, and very easy drinking, just don’t think hop should be in the name. Expectations can be a mf sometimes.
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"great interplay between the sweet apricot and the immense hop aroma and flavor. WAY more than your average fruit beer, it’s what I wish all fruitees tasted like. similar to an ipa in style, big hoppy afterbite, with the fruit up front. Great on the palate. 4/09 - a little more sweet malt under the huge hops and fruit than i remember. great finish after a sub-par cherry ale. same scores. "
jesperhammer (3049) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
10-OCT-2014, bottle @home, from Kihoskh.
Almost clear, dark golden with lasting, lacing off-white head.
Hoppy aroma. Grape fruit and exotic fruit. Taste the same. Some spice, citrus, apricot, and malt. Touch of sweetness, very bitter. Nice creamy, medium body.
Really an IPA. Funny that this can end up in another category than IPA.
Mark_Eck (771) - - OCT 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice amber color. Aroma and taste are sweet with apricots and malts.
arnold931 (626) - Iowa, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours fairly clear rusty brown. Minimal off white head. Nose is floral and tropical. Taste adds grape. Thin mouthfeel. Bit of sourness in the aftertaste.