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RATINGS: 1874   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.


UDBeernut's rating

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
UDBeernut (1720) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - FEB 29, 2012
on tap poured into pint glass a: clear redish color, slight head that reuces to lacing rings s: strong fruitiness, followed by citrusy hops t: carmelized fruit/apricot. hops are clean and balance well. Finishes slightly tart m&d: this is were the beer loses me, I find it to be a bit syrupy/medicinal


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CelticBrew (790) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Pours from 12oz bottle a slightly hazy, deep copper color with a small, off-white head that is mostly diminishing. Aroma hints of apricot, floral hops, toasted buttery malts, grapes, and light spices. The texture is both thick and bubbly. This beer tries to be both an IPA and a fruit beer and fails to do either one very well. It is drinkable but rather disappointing. Not my cup of tea, no pun intended.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
firefly765 (116) - - SEP 13, 2014
12 ounce bottle pours a deep reddish copper color with off-white to tan fluffy head that lasts a long time. Small amount of fruity aroma not really overwhelming. Light bodied high in carbonation. Nice balanced flavor with a bit of apricot at the end. Not really much of anything special. mediocre

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SG111 (119) - - SEP 13, 2014
Bottled. Golden honey hue with a ejite head. Aroma is hoppy and as you might have guessed, apricot. Taste is hoppy with the apricot coming through up front. Maltiness in the back. Nice ipa.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
akoeninger (430) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2014
A sweet fruity ipa. Amber color, aroma of piney hops and apricots. Flavor is similar with an addition of malty sweetness and roundness. Well balanced with a hint of bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied and quite good. A more substantial ipa than the apricot ale that magic hat brews. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rayaron (155) - ISRAEL - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond, Tel Aviv. Clear amber with no head. Aroma of date honey, malty, notes of apricots. Sweet malty flavor, notes of apricots, caramel, medium hoppy bitterness, light sourness, woody. Medium carbonation. Medium body. Sweet aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ComradeK (1029) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - AUG 4, 2014
355ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden amber, with a smallish off-white head, which lasts reasonably well, and leaves a little lacing. Dried apricot, toffee malt and resin hops make up the aroma. A mixture of dried apricot and strong citrus hops introduces it, with a sweeter apricot flavour joining caramel malt in the mid-palate. Sweet citrus hops finish it off. Not bad, but I have to say I’m still not 100% convinced on apricots as a beer ingredient.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3110) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Love the rabbit on the label. Pours clear amber with a small white head. Nose is full of sticky sweet apricot, quite resinous, with caramel, brown sugar and stewed raisin in there. Some pine and apricot clearly take the focus with moderate toffee and sticky sweet and stewed fruits playing a part. Drinks easy enough but nothing special

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
yiannnos (867) - , CYPRUS - AUG 2, 2014
Amber colour. Medium bodied, apricots, citrus fruits, sweet, not very good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2014
logging this in from untappd to synchronize all my beers into rate beer for better statistics.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Syzzer (590) - Oregon, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Poured from 12oz bottle with my great friend josh 7-26-14. Much like a good IPA with hint of apricot. Cloudy orange color with white sticky head. 8.8 bd 8.3 joshk.


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