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Dogfish Head ApriHop

 
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Formerly brewed at Dogfish Head Brewery
Style: Fruit Beer
Milton, Delaware USA
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 1964   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A strong IPA brewed with real apricots and finished with whole leaf Willamette and Cascade hops.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (12405) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2008
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (12190) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2006
12oz bottle-pours a tan head with copper color. Aroma is hops, sweet apricot. Taste follows. Nice, mellow.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 7, 2007
12-oz. bottle. Pours clean and clear copper with an average sized frothy off-white head, mostly lasting, fair lacing. Aroma is average malt (meal, cereal), average hops (citrus, flowers, grass), average yeast (sweat, dough) with heavy apricot notes. Medium bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation and a bitter finish. Light sweetness and acidity, moderate bitterness; sweaty yeast and apricot fleshy flavor with meal malt notes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (12081) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2014
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (11791) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2008
Bottle from Wine Warehouse Charlottesville. Pours a nice amber color with a small head. Good retention and lacing. Not much hoppiness is evident in the aroma, which is mostly the sour side of an apricot. (In a good way). Hops are barely noticeable with the balance of the apricots. Starts sour and then goes sweet. This skews a bit too far away from the hops, but itís still pretty tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 26, 2012
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmkís place. Thanks zvikar. Clear reddish amber. Stale hops aroma, a bit floral and piney. Fruity flavor with some apricots and light malt sweetness at first, finishes somewhat bitter and hoppy. Medium-bodied.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (11513) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2009
Cask version at Winking Lizardís 1st Annual Real Ale Fest (03/28/09): The beer is a golden amber color with a thin and rocky off-white head that dissipates quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Light apricot and malt in the nose. Medium, clean body with a tart fruity character and flavors of malt and hops. The finish is fruity with a short apricot aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (11350) - Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2011
12 oz bottle. I canít make out the bottle date but it is either 3/15/10 or 3/25/10. Pours into my American pint glass a deep mahogany/red that is crystal clear with hints of orange. The head is large and off-white receding away to a nice bit of lacing. Smells like apricots, sugar, and hops. The hops arenít bitter or piney smelling at all, but rather sweet. I donít know what to think of the taste, it doesnít really taste like an IPA at all, I guess you could call it a straight up fruit beer or amber ale. It has a lot of caramel and apricot flavors, not much hop bitterness and only a slight hop presence in the taste. It is really sweet and the mouthfeel is syrupy. I donít know what to think of this beer really, I really donít Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-13-2010 23:42:40

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11180) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2010
IPA or fruit beer? Enjoyed at Beer Bistro. Hoppy aroma. Cloudy grapefruit with a small yet significant thick layer, maybe 1/4 inch of off-white head. Pleasant lace left afterwards in my glass. The mouthfeel is a tad above average, and a drying finish. I am getting some fruity essence in the beer, but closer to an IPA in taste, significantly hoppy. Drinkability is average.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (10959) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle 355ml @ Hotel Room, Hotel Whitcomb, San Francisco, CA
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, apricot, citrus and floral. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.


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