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Dogfish Head ApriHop

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


on tap

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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
thebrood1987 (22) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2011
What a refreshing beer. You get the smell of hops instantly and if you know your hops you can tell its hopped with cascade. You can also smell sharp fruit flavors which Iím pretty sure is the apricot in there as well. You can definitely smell apricot. The taste is awesome with a that sharp fruit taste mixing together with the fruity and bitterness from the hops perfectly. You also get a sweet bready malt in the middle which accounts to the color of the beer. Iím glad they used different hops and a different malt bill for this one so its not a 60 minute with apricots in it.... which it isnít. By the way the apricots taste REAL. Not an extract or anything like that, just real not overly done apricot taste. Canít even taste the 7 percent either. I just canít find anything wrong with this beer so a perfect score is what Iíll give to this well crafted Dogfish beverage.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Sbachow86 (5) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 1, 2012 does not count
Malty ups with a hint of apricot in its finish. Great flavorful nose with good head retention. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dankoleary (3) - USA - APR 26, 2010 does not count
Gorgeous aroma of you guessed it, hops and apricot. Spent about 2 minutes sniffing the bottle before pouring, it was so good. You get hit first with the fruit, then a nice finish with a good feeling on the palate. This beer would be perfect it only it was easier to find in California.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Braudog (6342) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2009 Re-rate after many, many samplings of ApriHop. This has easily become one of my favorite fridge beers. this is an excellent mid-strength drinker, with "just enough" alcohol warmth, nicely balanced against this nice complementary apricot flavor. Iím usually reluctant to answer the question, "whatís your favorite beer," I now sometimes answer with this beer. My original comment: <<Iím not usually a fan of fruity beers, but this is a stand-out. The apricot flavor is a good complement. Floral. Low in carbonation. Unique.>>

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mrpivo (1) - Franklin, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2004 does not count
I love this beer. Better on tap than in the bottle. The apricots are more pronounced in the tap version. The apricots produce a nice balance with the high level of hops as well as create a nice body and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jtclockwork (14944) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2010
I overrated this one a little bit. Iíd probably give it around a "4" now. Orangish pour. Crisp apricot taste. Very refreshing. Rated 3/11/04

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jerich01 (16) - USA - JUN 5, 2010
This is one of the few Apricot beers that seems perfectly balanced. The fruit aftertaste is subtle and far from cloying and the hop levels meet the fruit characters perfectly.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CelticJohnny (73) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into pint glass. Has a nice dark golden/light amber color with a finger of off white head. Smells awesome! Got huge citrus, piney notes with a bit of apricot. The taste is a nice piney fruity taste. It's like a nice spring day around the woods with a fruit basket. The palate is medium and smooth. Nice job Dogfish Head! Another well made beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2005
Dogfish Head calls this "a serious IPA" made with apricots and I think theyíre right. In this case the apricots are an adjunct not a principal ingredient. It pours a bronzy amber, slightly hazy, with a persistant off-white, creamy head. Foam and lace linger on the glass as it recedes. I couldnít detect any apricot in the aroma, which had notes of alcohol, fruit esters, cedar, grapefruit, herbs, slight yeast, and hops. No apricot in the taste either but it tasted wonderful. Light fruitiness, hefty, toasty malt, and a really tasty wallop of the whole leaf Amarillo and Warrior hops. Nicely bittered. Clean, refreshing fruity/hoppy/citrusy aftertaste. Nice mouthfeel for the style. If it was up to me Iíd characterize this as an IPA with apricot instead of a fruit ale. I know, "you say tomato...." Excellent brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cantchangeit (39) - Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2006
As a lot of people have said starts off sweet ends hoppy. Really a good summer beer. dark goldenn color the fruitiness is perfect not too much enough for you to notcie it before you remember drinking beer. COOL!

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