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RATINGS: 1873   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tripelthreat (190) - Soquel, California, USA - AUG 25, 2009
Bottle. One finger head on orange body. Aroma is ripe apricots. Flavor is juicy apricot sweetness, malt, a little tart with some bitterness. The other flavors don’t seem to complement the dominant apricot flavor that well.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kuzo (115) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2009
Pours a clear amber with a subtle white head that quickly dissipates. The apricot aroma is not as pronounces as I expected. Its rather subtle with a light hoppiness and some caramel. Taste is sweet and tart. Again, the apricot is not as strong as I expected. It does come through a bit more on the finish. Also has hints of apple and some sweet malts. Very crisp on the front. Medium/light mouthfeel and not much carbonation. Not bad, but nothing special.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joeneugs (3242) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 9, 2009
Pours a brilliant amber color with a thin but dense layer of tan foam. The aroma is fruity with apricots, peaches, and caramel. The flavor is apricots and peaches with a strange hop character that doesn’t seem to complement the light fruitiness very well. It quickly denigrates to an unpleasant mineral, metallic finish. Interesting concept, but not my thing.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GG (2039) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 27, 2009
A really solid offering from DFH, and these are words from a guy who usually doesn’t enjoy most DFH products (some exclusions apply of course). But this was a really refreshing IPA and I’m sure would be a bit better in May or June instead of December.

The beer pours out a dark golden orange color, slightly cloudy with a bright white head with average retention. Aroma is sweet with a herbal veg hop nose with some soft fruity tones. The flavor is suprisingly not as fruity as I would expect, but rather more herbal/minty like hop character, muddled sweet caramel notes and a finish of dried apricots. Easy to enjoy and while it wasn’t overflowing with apricot goodness, it did peak out at the end of the beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - MAR 24, 2010
Had from 12 oz. bottle from Hi Time Wine. Pours reddish brown with head that does not linger at all. Very slight lacing and off-white bubbles that remain through drinking. Aromas of apricot (of course), citrus, hops, and a hint of malts. The apricot flavor is surprisingly mild with the hops dominating the taste. I am not a fan of fruity beers in the least and Dogfish does a very nice job to disguise the apricot, but it’s definitely in there. The finish is dry and slightly bitter, but you do get that little hit of sweetness, that little kiss of apricot on the end. Enjoyable, but seemingly lacking something, just not sure what.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
gorditoabd (624) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 26, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a rich, almost creamy dark amber with a good amount of fast-dissolving white foam. Nose is ALL apricots, and other sweet fruitiness. Taste is perfume and the apricots. Did I mention apricots. Nice beer, but predicated on a single theme... apricots. Sort of the beer equivalent of dandelion wine... or something like that.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (4684) - Utah, USA - APR 4, 2010
On tap at Toronado (SF)
Appearance: Clear copper with a small white head and some lacing
Aroma: Citrus, fruity
Taste: Citrus and fruity, slightly sweet malts
OK beer

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2010
12 oz bottle served in a tulip. Pour is burnt red with 2 fingers of beige head. Nose is hops, floral, malt and apricots. Taste is, to the letter, how the brew smells. It’s not bad, yet not something I would pick up again. I enjoy it until the hoppy pine exits and is replaced by strong apricots that roll into a syrupy sweet finish. This is still a decent beer, and I would imagine an apricot aficionado playground.

3.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
CaptainTitus (18) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2010
Rating 15- I really liked the aroma and look of this beer but I was surprised by how light it seemed. I was a bit disappointed by the beer and I didn’t think the apricot flavor came through as much as I wanted it to. This is not a bad beer by any means but it just didn’t knock my socks off.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jarow (237) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 17, 2010
On tap. Clear medium amber with a white head. Nose is sweet, lots of hops - mostly citrusy with some grass - and extra fruitiness. Hard to identify it as apricot specifically, but obviously that’s what it’s from. Sweeter than most IPAs, the fruityness is there but not overdone. No complaints about this one, but I prefer a regular IPA.


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