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RATINGS: 1949   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2007
Being a huge fan of Dogfish Head beers and not a fan of IPAs created a pickle for me. Iím glad I tried this beer. Orangish-amber in the glass with a small white head that leaves decent lacing. Aroma of hops, a little apricot, and a bit of a burnt smell. Strong but smooth all the way through. Lots of hops, some malt, and of course the apricot. Finishes very smooth for such a strong alcohol content. Another good beer from a great brewer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryecatcher (995) - 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) ífruit beerí is the stupidest (and laziest) fucking category on RateBeer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocJitsu (1202) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcnielsen (2555) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (1186) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttoadee (929) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopmaestro (458) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2015
Aroma is sweet malty and fruity. Thereís 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 itís not super hoppy but the hops are there. I was expecting much more apricots in here, they are there, but they donít 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pkbites (711) - 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 IPAís 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vikingguy (916) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Amber with small head. Slight dank apricot aroma. Taste- Mello fruitiness with some bready malt. Notes of Apple and apricot. Low bitterness for an IPA. Creamy mouthfeel. I donít love it but itís good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinfull (1062) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Amber color ; perfect white head . Aroma of pine , caramel and light apricot notes . Balanced mix of hop , fruits and caramel malt in taste. Decent but not overwhelming bitterness. Interesting combination of IPA and fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lightbias (288) - USA - JUN 11, 2015
Aprihop pours beautifully, the medium amber fluid filling the glass; the head is thick, dense, very rich with a color reminiscent of French vanilla ice cream. The aroma is light citrus and spice, but the very prominent heady apricot in the air is a memory of that damnable tree at that moment when it was loaded with perfectly ripe fruits; not one over the edge, but all of them about to be. I tip the glass, the apricots spilling their honey into my mouth, over my tongue, the syrupy liquid draping itself like a sweet, spicy blanket over my taste buds. The body is buoyed with energy, but is not overbearingly active. I find this a bit sweet on the forward, but as I swallow and the tastes and flavors evolve, a slight bittering stings the edges and tender spots; the syrup morphing and actually drying my gums and the inside of my lips. A comfortably complexity is my experience here, and Iím feeling a bit sad that I wonít see this again for a while.

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