J_man (834) - 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.
GnarlyGnome (830) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - This is all IPA...but then right when you think you’re done you’re hit with the sweet fruity apricot flavor. It’s a balance between the two that you won’t find anywhere else. Not for everyone, but interesting enough to get me.
DrNosha (649) - Baden Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vom Fass im Brew Pub in Rehoboth Beach. Orangene Farbe mit cremigem Schaum. Herbfruchtige Nase mit kräftigem Hopfen. Der Geschmack ist überraschend herb. Die Aprikose kommt ganz zum schluss. Toll wie alle Biere von Dogfish Head!
RobertDale (4547) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours golden orange with a nice off-white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, and malt. Taste is citrus, caramel malt, pine, and a bit of apricot. Decent.
Carlisle (275) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Bronze color with off-white head and some lacing. Malt aroma. Tastes more like an amber ale. Apricot not all that noticeable; hole flavor underwhelming. Overall, disappointing, especially for Dogfish Head.
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klk343 (157) - - JUL 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear brown. Not a whole lot of flavor. For really notice the apricots. Definitely drinkable but nothing special.
RobBestwick (702) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught. Sweet hoppy/apricot aroma. Deep bronze in colour with a solid white head. Mild and sweet hoppy flavour with apricot notes. Medium bodied. Some malts in the finish.
hman43 (736) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden in color. Aromas of apricot, citrus and caramel. Flavors of citrus with apricot and hints of caramel . Moderately bittersweet on the palate.
ryecatcher (1106) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Deep orangey-gold pour, medium off-white head. Nose is caramelly malt, some grain, and dried apricot with a hint of wet cardboard. Mouth is more of the same. I dig me some DFH brew, but this particular one is average at best. Just an FYI... this is not a Fruit Beer. Besides being misclassified (this is an IPA) ’fruit beer’ is the stupidest (and laziest) fucking category on RateBeer.
DocJitsu (1371) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an amber-golden with a creamy light tan head. Tangy nose. Full, soft mouthfeel with some scrubbing carbonation. I pick up the apricot flavor. Some citrus gets involved as well. A little confusing on the palate, but not bad.
jcnielsen (2771) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 30, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a orange color with white head. Apricot, slight soapy, grainy aromas. Apricot, old apples, herbal hop flavors.