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RATINGS: 1881   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.

asmithbeer's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
asmithbeer (71) - California, USA - MAR 22, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2012 Aroma is hoppy with a bit of apricot, nice. Color is golden orange. Very little head. Nice hoppy flavor with a hint of apricot. Very cool beer. Recipe seems to have changes, more apricot and less hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
remice2 (47) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
Pris en Virginie,milieux août en 4pack.arômes de noisettes,caramel,abricot,mais avec un aspect très floraux, très frais, incroyables, au gouts toujours ce petit coté crémeux de dogfish ,super bien balancé une amertume toute en douceurs fruité ,de mandarine,vanille,abricot dans une finale sèche et velouté, ridicule comment c’est bon...!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TattooJack (114) - Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Poured from the bottle to a pint glass, this is a good beer, not sure if it is an IPA though. Lots of good flavor but none of them are hops. Maybe apricot juice neutralizes them, I dunno but it’s 7%, different, and very easy drinking, just don’t think hop should be in the name. Expectations can be a mf sometimes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (5985) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 19, 2014
"great interplay between the sweet apricot and the immense hop aroma and flavor. WAY more than your average fruit beer, it’s what I wish all fruitees tasted like. similar to an ipa in style, big hoppy afterbite, with the fruit up front. Great on the palate. 4/09 - a little more sweet malt under the huge hops and fruit than i remember. great finish after a sub-par cherry ale. same scores. "

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jesperhammer (2943) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2014
10-OCT-2014, bottle @home, from Kihoskh. Almost clear, dark golden with lasting, lacing off-white head. Hoppy aroma. Grape fruit and exotic fruit. Taste the same. Some spice, citrus, apricot, and malt. Touch of sweetness, very bitter. Nice creamy, medium body. Really an IPA. Funny that this can end up in another category than IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (714) - - OCT 1, 2014
Pours a nice amber color. Aroma and taste are sweet with apricots and malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arnold931 (580) - Iowa, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours fairly clear rusty brown. Minimal off white head. Nose is floral and tropical. Taste adds grape. Thin mouthfeel. Bit of sourness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (2207) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 25, 2014
12 oz bottle pours hazy amber with a off white head . Aroma of malts, apricot, floral and pine. Taste is sweet, pine and a hint of apricot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CelticBrew (830) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Pours from 12oz bottle a slightly hazy, deep copper color with a small, off-white head that is mostly diminishing. Aroma hints of apricot, floral hops, toasted buttery malts, grapes, and light spices. 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. Not my cup of tea, no pun intended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
firefly765 (119) - - SEP 13, 2014
12 ounce bottle pours a deep reddish copper color with off-white to tan fluffy head that lasts a long time. Small amount of fruity aroma not really overwhelming. Light bodied high in carbonation. Nice balanced flavor with a bit of apricot at the end. Not really much of anything special. mediocre

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SG111 (147) - - SEP 13, 2014
Bottled. Golden honey hue with a ejite head. Aroma is hoppy and as you might have guessed, apricot. Taste is hoppy with the apricot coming through up front. Maltiness in the back. Nice ipa.

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