brokensail (12367) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is a clear amber color with a fluffy (slightly) off-white head.
S: The nose is not as sweet as I was expecting. There is a nice amount of citrus, but the apricots are there and do give the beer a sweet nose.
T: The apricots are more pronounced in the flavor, especially as the beer warms. They are sweet and jam-like and only partially counteracted by some resinous pine.
M: The body is medium with a crisp carbonation and given the sweetness, it’s a bit dry.
D: This beer wasn’t quite as bad as I was expecting. While it was too sweet, it still had a fair amount of balance.
bu11zeye (12109) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 5, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours a copper color with an off-white medium-sized head. Has a hops and fruit bouquet. Flavor of mild hops and dried fruit. The apricot began to appear towards the end of the glass.
bhensonb (12048) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. The aroma is apricot. Perhaps diluted with some hop. Hazy ripe stone fruit color with a white head that ringed. The flavor is apricot, but it is not overly sweet; the malt is balanced by the hop. It’s a play of sweet vs. bitter, and the bitter wins. The finish is fairly dry, and the bitter seems a bit like sucking apricot pits. It’s not a NW hophead IPA; it’s just a standard IPA with apricot accents. Really clean and refreshing.
chrisv10 (12015) - DENMARK - SEP 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 7% @ FOneFan. Clear amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel, hop and apricot. Flavour is malt, caramel, apricot, fruit, hop, medium sweet, peach and a little bitter.
argo0 (11913) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 17, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(12oz. bottle) Clear copper body with small beige head. Aroma is moderate sweet, floral, some apricot, light caramel. Taste is mild sweet, floral/herbal hoppy, the apricots present but very mild. Medium-full body with good chewiness. The fact that there are apricots in this one is a gimmick where no gimmick is needed -- a very good IPA on its own merits.
Tmoney99 (11624) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Brownish amber with small head. Aroma and flavor well balanced of apricot, bread malt and citrus. Easy to drink good brew.
thewolf (11369) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, bought @ Kihoskh, Cph.
Pours coppery amber with a medium, frothy, off-white head. Aroma has fresh apricot, quite dry, grapefruit, red apple and pine. Medium to low carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has good fruity tartness at first, apricots aplenty, oranges. Nice caramel and doughy malts. Good dryish and lingering bitterness. Very fresh. I like.
jcwattsrugger (11348) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle-pours a tan head with copper color. Aroma is hops, sweet apricot. Taste follows. Nice, mellow.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2012
Date: May 08, 2006
Appearance: clear deep copper, scant head
Aroma: light sweet aroma
Flavor: mild flavor, a touch of sweetness balanced by light bitterness in the finish
Overall: easy drinking session beer, a dogfish head beer that’s not weirded out somehow
Date: May 19, 2007
only a light touch of fruit character and sweetness,
Date: March 26, 2011
Source: the porter
Score: 2.7 to 3.0
Appearance: hazy dark amber, creamy beige head, lots of sticky lace
Aroma: fresh citrus hop aroma, dry caramel malt with a hint of fruity sweetness
Flavor: lightly sweet caramel malt flavor, well balanced with a dry earthyness, fruity sweetness starts of light and grows as it warms
Date: March 18, 2012
Source: Taco Mac, The Fred
dry and fruity, just a hint of apricot, earthy, long bitterness,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
bierkoning (10877) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Lithy, thanks! Orange brown color. Grapefruit, red berries, flowery and oily hops and especially apricot in the aroma. Hopbitter, slightly medecinal yeasty flavor with apricot. Surprisingly dry, oily a touch of malty and fruity sweetness. Plesant brew.