asmithbeer (66) - California, USA - MAR 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Joelly3d (25) - Kentucky, USA - MAY 25, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells very similar to their 90 minute IPA. Slightly sweeter and you can taste the apricot overtone though it is not overwhelming or too sweet. Very nice linger and very smooth to drink. Great variant of Dogfishheads IPA for spring.
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Barreras (611) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAY 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a copper bronze color with a fuzzy citrus aroma. Taste is typical IPA with a twist. The apricot flavor is recognizable with a bitter aftertaste once swallowed. Overall a decent beer with a complex flavor on the palate.
GuillaumeCL (312) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear orange with off-white head and visible carbonation. Smell is citrus, fruit (indeed apricots, though they seem secondary), light male sweetness. Palate is medium bodied with some good carbonation. Taste is sweet and fruity at first, then gets a moderately bitter kick before return to some slight sweetness in the aftertaste. Nice, but the apricot isnít really there and doesnít seem to add much.
Jcarb28 (71) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a orange/yellow copper color. Sweet, fruity aromas from head on the pour but not too much. Definite apricot taste mixed with hoppyness throughout the drink and finish on the palate. Different but good.
EricTeusink (122) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Westmeisterís Birthday Beer Tasting Extravaganza Beer #4. Is it a Fruit Beer with IPA tendencies or an IPA with Fruit Beer tendencies. Having not seen the label before tasting I stated,"this tastes like an IPA." Thus, I will go with the latter. Smells bitter and dry with a hint of cloves. Pours the brown with hints of blood orange red. Nice and fizzy. Bottle - Westmeisterís House - Cumming, GA
abcfan (583) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fine brew by DFH. Pours orange / yellow with small tan head. Aroma is sweet apricots and citrus hops. Very smooth, average carbonation. Finishes sticky sweet, with a light hop bite.
MadRobin (1008) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap half pint at Gilly's Craft Beer & Wine in Rockville, MD.
Clear, red oak color with a creamy off-white head and very good lacing.
Aroma of grass, citrus, light fruit and bread.
Taste of light fruit, floral hops, bread, light malt, apricot and citrus.
Medium/full body and medium/high carbonation.
I recall the original release of Apricot tasting like a fruit infused beer and was disappointed that Dogfish would release such a mundane fruit-flavored beer. The current version tastes like a slightly fruity IPA. Is it my memory or has Dogfish improved the recipe?
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Thinker (61) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Color is amber, with a tan head. Aroma is hoppy, and sweet. Flavor starts out very fruity, definitely has an apricot flavor, finishes slightly bitter. Heavy, smooth, and yet very drinkable.
Davhgbrew (445) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tastes like a dogfish 60 min but with a hint of apricot. The fruit flavor isnít too strong and as usual dogfish did it right. Typically I donít care for brews that have a fruit infused flavor, but this one is done well.
thicksuds (346) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2013 Decent IPA from dogfish, definitely different, you can taste the apricots, I would have liked a little more hops but still a decent beer. Not my fav from DFH either though.