dzzz333 (35) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - APR 18, 2010
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Out of bottle...very hoppy beer with a apricot after taste....pillowly head with a strawberry gold color....Nicely done mix of both India pale ale hops and apricot...Aroma is Very complex I believe and taste matchs the aroma perfectly....nice job dogfish.
Naminef (1) - Summit Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slight scent of citrus amongst all the hops. The flavor of the apricot mellows out the aggressive hops. Great beer. Only problem is that itís smoothe enough to go down too easily.
alliance100 (319) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. - pours a dark orangey / amber with tan head . Nice mix of citrus , earthy , and apricot fruity aromas . Taste is mild sweet apricot and faint citrus bitterness . Very nice .
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krompt (611) - - FEB 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Why do fruit beers not get as much loving as others? Everyone should be ashamed of themselves. There are fruits everywhere.
kiwianer (3305) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The head is robust, the body red-brown and cloudy. It smells interesting, hoppy-fruity, aromatic, creamy-fruity-apricot. The taste is creamy-fruity, hop-aromatic, a bit bitter, apricot, bit sour. Delicious.
Jimthechap (1420) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
What a sweetie. This is the beer equivalent of a favoured niece that you just want to cuddle to death. Itís a good looking beer with a deep stewed apricot colour and a fulsome cream coloured head. It also carries a wafting aroma of full, rich orchard-fruit malt aromas that compliment the apricots nicely. Thereís also the tasty, resinous scents of Pacific NW hopping. To taste, it is full, thick, unctuous and almost literally juicy. The sweetness is there but not sickly. It is beautifully balanced with gorgeous flavours of stewed fruit and hoppy bitterness. Deep and complex, attractive and charming. I know what Iím going to do with my apricots next year.
Palme (2911) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.355l bottle @ Tribeca Tavern NYC. As good as clear in the glass with a light dark golden body and a lovely looking almost everlasting kinda beige - red top. (it is really red in this place so itís hard to tell the proper color). Really nice fresh aroma with, yeah, apricot and malts. Some grassy hops and a little trace of lemon zest. The mouthfeel is soft oily and the carbonation is just below average. Fruity almost a bit tropical flavors here. It has a red-malty thing going on, little bit of lemony juices also appearing. A little bit of cacti? Nice enough but not wow-moment in the taste to be honest. 10.06.2013
harrymel (1434) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled 2012C 09:54 (WTF)
Copper with a good sheet of light tan foam. Spot lace. Smells of english malts and slight tea like hops - reminds me of an ESB. Bitter bite with a solid sweet english malt habitat and only the slightest tartness from apricot in the finish. Meh. Medium bodied with hi carb and a semi dry finish. Iím not impressed with this beer whatsoever. 3.5/2.5/2.5/3/2.5
Review from notes on 5/28/10
A: Deep orange. Extreme clarity. No head. Nearly no ribbons.
S: Apricots up front with pine and a hint of mint to compliment. Rich malty aroma, standard DFH malt backbone. As this beer warms, the apricot dies down and the malt takes over.
T: Warm. Malty with crystal malt. Initially, sour apricots converge with pine and astringency of cascades(?). Very sweet for an IPA, and as it warms more malt flavor dominates.
M: Medium to light body with light carbonation, ease of movement in mouth allows for flavor identification.
D: Fun IPA, always a treat in the spring. Great IPA for beginners, or people that just donít car for IPA. 3.5/3.5/4/3.5/4-3.83
Serving type: bottle
Hophaze (154) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. What else can I say to describe this...IPA with a hint of apricot. Not a wine drinker but this is the wine I would drink!
merc7186 (1645) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Amber/Orangish Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing
S: Bready, Mild Apricots, Mildly Piney
T: Piney, Bready, Mild Apricots
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter
Overall, a very sessionable IPA, dont get as much of the hop flavor like I used to but still decent.
Gramoit (343) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A solid IPA with a hint of apricot. Pretty sessionable however lacks some flavour.