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RATINGS: 1864   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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (9788) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2008
A golden ale with a thin creamy white head. An initial strong apricot aroma, very pungent, followed by a burned charcoal aroma, like burning wood. In mouth, an oily beer with an initial strong apricot, followed by bitter and clying fruit taste, unripe, green, then followed by the floral IPA hops. Medium bodied. Tasted in late nov. 2006.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9532) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2006
Bottle poured a clear orange with a lasting amber head. Aromas of apricots and citrus. Palate was medium bodied and slightly resiny. Flavors of apricots, citrus and some carmel undertones with a smooth, bittersweet finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9454) - Hanover, Maryland, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2011
Draught @ FreshCraft. Pours a red maroon body with a small light head. Citrusy and slightly piney hoppy nose with a sweet apricot smell. Initially a creamy pale malty flavor with piney hops that progresses into an apricot-led bittersweetness. Apricots are really most noticeable in the back of the mouth and on the aftertaste. Unlike most fruit beers, the apricot is fairly mild and complementary rather than being dominant. Pretty good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daknole (8941) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 29, 2008
Bottle. Odd beer IMO. Orangish pour. Some hops and apricot on the nose with hints of malts. Flavor is hoppy and has notes of apricots and peaches, but not a lot. Ok beer...but not what I expected.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (8890) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2003 On tap at the brewery. Crystal clear, deep amber ale with an off-white, creamy, lasting head. The aroma is of very light apricot and heavy malt and hops. The flavor is malty, bitter and just the slightest bit apricoty. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Nice, bitter finish. Not your father's fruit beer. Imperial fruit beer perhaps?

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8405) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2006
12 oz bottle. Golden colour with a thick sticky off-white head. Serious lacing. Aroma of sweet citrusy hops, light earthiness underscores a bright peach/apricot aroma. Flavour however is less well-defined and less bright. Light herbal/spicy hoppiness over sweet pale malt, honey and sweet apricot fruitiness. The citrusy hops are really muted as well. I may have an old bottle, so I’ll have to check it out again another time.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8281) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 8, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear copper with a nice off-white, creamy head that has fairly good retention. No lacing. Aromas of dried apricot, malt, white sugar, and not much else. Taste is not in anyway a ’strong IPA’ with apricot overtones. This is a fruit beer. Taste is beginning to end dried, candied apricots with a citric acidity that does not go over well. Very poor showing from DFH. A major step up from Magic Hat #9, but that isn’t saying much.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, 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 it’s still pretty tasty.


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