halfonit (1099) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’m not really a big fan of this one. It has strong scent of malts with very little hops. I can hardly pick up the apricots. Tastes of bitter hops and malts. Has a very little hint of fruit but nothing at all to be considered a fruit beer. Aftertaste leaves an unpleasant bitterness having me wonder why Dogfish Head would put such a product out there.
thejon375 (410) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared with Steve. Definitely not what I was expecting. I thought there would be more of apricot and hop flavors than there was. Overall not bad kinda tart.
brokephibroke (256) - Mead, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours golden rose with a orangish thick head. A delicate nose, fruity and malty. It is a sour brew for sure, with a lingering, but definate apricot finish. Could kick up the hops a bit.
bradlyc77 (226) - Sebastopol, California, USA - APR 2, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear orange with white head that fades rapidly. Aroma is dried apricot. Flavor is dried apricot and caramel. I didn’t think it pulled off IPA status at all. Hops are there but are muted by the apricot and don’t really shine. Apricot is definitely dominant. Why do I keep drinking fruit beer...
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask version at Winking Lizard’s 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.
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark copper color with a creamy head and great lacing. Aroma of tart apricot, peaches, cookies and bread. Could not discern any hops justifying the IPA moniker. Mouth feel is a bit funky, gives off an odd feel one minute I like it the next, well not so much. Flavor is lightly tart with plenty of apricot and a mix of sourdough bread. Some pepper and grass notes. Again I taste no inkling of an IPA within this beer. An odd beer, in no fashion an IPA although it is a nice fruit beer. Just not my thing, I wouldn’t buy this again.
sleestak (226) - Williamston, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a an unpleasant golden-brown with a wisp of off-white head which fails to stay along for the ride. Aroma is citrus and earthy with background biscuit malt. Flavor is acidic and bitter, giving it a finish not unlike stomach reflux. Nicely carbonated and refreshing body, but overall a mediocre, overpriced experience.
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the CT River Festival. Somewhat dark orange color, small head. Aroma was fairly weak malty apricot. Taste had a nice balance of hops and malt and a nice lite amount of apricot. Not overly fruity or sweet like a lot of fruit beers.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4292) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2011 I have had this beer a couple of times but it always is a bit lacking. This beer tries to be both an IPA and a fruit beer and fails to do either one very well. It is drinkable but rather disappointing. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer pours a golden color with a large tan head. The aroma is hoppy with no fruit scent. The flavor is hoppy with minimally fruity notes. The texture is both thick and bubbly. This beer tries to be both an IPA and a fruit beer and fails to do either one very well. It is drinkable but rather disappointing.
jburbey (14) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2004
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was really looking forward to this beer. After drinking it I don't think I would really call this a fruit beer. It is definitely more of an IPA with just a hint of apricot. It tastes mostly of hops with a tiny bit of fruity sweetness. Overall it looked great in the glass and the finish was interesting, but otherwise I was disappointed. If I rated this as an IPA it would probably be higher.