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RATINGS: 1885   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

3.8
   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davros (2035) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 9, 2014
Pours amber/copper, small head. Nose shows sweet malt, overripe apricot and some booze. The apricot is stronger as a flavour. Some spicy hops too, along with a little hot booze and rich sweet malt.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
redknob (19) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 14, 2014
Light and tasty. Pleasant all round drink. Good starting beer for people who think they aren’t into beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
o_Merlin_o (191) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Large head, with good lacing. Aromas of banana, apple, and wine. Light body, with an average amount of carbonation and an astringent finish. Slightly sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sitzds (318) - - NOV 11, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint. Clear amber with off-white head. Good retention and lacing. Aroma is citrus and floral hops, some grainy malt, and a touch of apricot. Taste is initially sweet malt but turns to citrus peel hoppy bitterness and closes with apricot flesh on the swallow. Medium body, moderate carbonation, texture is on the slick side, fruity dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
remice2 (137) - 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...!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TattooJack (164) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6114) - 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. "

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jesperhammer (3051) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (804) - - OCT 1, 2014
Pours a nice amber color. Aroma and taste are sweet with apricots and malts.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arnold931 (638) - 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.


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