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RATINGS: 1952   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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.


DeliveryDriver's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DeliveryDriver (170) - Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Pours a clear copper with a finger and a half of white head that lingers and leaves mild lacing. Apricots are noticeable on the nose, but mango, peaches, and grapefruit are more noticeable, and all are followed by piney hops. Balanced on the tongue, with nothing overpowering. Medium bodied beer, but very easy going down, followed by a tropical fruit finish. Nice IPA worth picking up.


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
klk343 (139) - - JUL 23, 2015
Clear brown. Not a whole lot of flavor. For really notice the apricots. Definitely drinkable but nothing special.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobBestwick (665) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 20, 2015
On draught. Sweet hoppy/apricot aroma. Deep bronze in colour with a solid white head. Mild and sweet hoppy flavour with apricot notes. Medium bodied. Some malts in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hman43 (602) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2015
Golden in color. Aromas of apricot, citrus and caramel. Flavors of citrus with apricot and hints of caramel . Moderately bittersweet on the palate.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryecatcher (1017) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2015
Bottle. Deep orangey-gold pour, medium off-white head. Nose is caramelly malt, some grain, and dried apricot with a hint of wet cardboard. Mouth is more of the same. I dig me some DFH brew, but this particular one is average at best. Just an FYI... this is not a Fruit Beer. Besides being misclassified (this is an IPA) ’fruit beer’ is the stupidest (and laziest) fucking category on RateBeer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocJitsu (1264) - Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Pours an amber-golden with a creamy light tan head. Tangy nose. Full, soft mouthfeel with some scrubbing carbonation. I pick up the apricot flavor. Some citrus gets involved as well. A little confusing on the palate, but not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcnielsen (2585) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle. Pours a orange color with white head. Apricot, slight soapy, grainy aromas. Apricot, old apples, herbal hop flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (1218) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 29, 2015
Pours amber with a white head. Aroma is fruity malt, apricot, and pine. Flavor is sweet caramel malt with some fruit notes and slight apricot flavors. Finishes with earthy, pine hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttoadee (971) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Amber pour, quick white head. Nose is caramel malt, whiff of alcohol. Bitter. Middle is malt backbone, very soft apricots, something vaguely vegetal. Finish shows bitterness from alcohol and hops. Not my favorite Dogfish offering.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopmaestro (474) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2015
Aroma is sweet malty and fruity. There’s not that much in the aroma that gives away the apricots though. Taste is heavy and distinct. Caramels and malts sets like a lump of wood in the center of the mouth, and it’s not super hoppy but the hops are there. I was expecting much more apricots in here, they are there, but they don’t take over. In the aftertaste I actually catch a sting of alcohol, but the pleasant bitterness weighs more and this is an excellent beer. Not the best, but really good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pkbites (718) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 15, 2015
Average looking yellow pour with medium sized white head. Nose of light apricot, mixed fruit jelly, yeast, and bread crust. This is the most balanced IPA I have ever had. The hops are present and bitter, but evened out against all the other ingredients. Some IPA’s allow the hops to overpower everything else. Not so here. The apricot is subtle but integral. I really like this. Drank 2 pints of it at on tap @ Heritage Tavern in Madison, Wisconsin.


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