arminjewell (7817) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is the apricot infused version of the Big Ben DIPA. Pours deep orange with white lasting head, aroma is huge apricot with some mild citrus from the hops. Taste is a bit hoppy up front but goes straight into a huge apricot sweetness that overtakes the beer from close to the start all the way into the bitter part. Very little bitter, and very apricot based. I think they had a good idea with this, but added too much of the apricot and it overtook the beer. Not bad, but could have been better.