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RATINGS: 1947   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 (11007) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2012
Name: Aprihop
Date: May 08, 2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Roadtrip
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

Name: Aprihop
Date: May 19, 2007
Mode: bottle
Source: tasting
only a light touch of fruit character and sweetness,

Name: Aprihop
Date: March 26, 2011
Mode: draft
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

Name: Aprihop
Date: March 18, 2012
Mode: draft
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
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: ** /4

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (10691) - San Diego, 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.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jtclockwork (10657) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2010
I overrated this one a little bit. I’d probably give it around a "4" now. Orangish pour. Crisp apricot taste. Very refreshing. Rated 3/11/04

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (10406) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daknole (10241) - 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 (10076) - 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?

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (10037) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (9451) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9443) - 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.


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