Formerly brewed at Dogfish Head Brewery
Style: Fruit Beer
Milton, Delaware USA
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap

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RATINGS: 1966   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
A strong IPA brewed with real apricots and finished with whole leaf Willamette and Cascade hops.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnyvt (158) - West Hollywood, California, USA - MAR 28, 2005
Deep orange color shows a lot of bubbles in the glass and a small, nicely retaining white head. A nicely balanced blend of strong malt hops with a fruity finish. Fruit seems to sour the beer on the tongue, softening the hop bitterness. An interesting beer to try once in awhile, but not necessarily the best thing you can get for the price.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2005
Hop blast IN THE FACE. The first assault passed and fruit wafted out. Neat. The hops were extremely evident, go figure. The apricot comes in lightly behind all the hops, for a brief moment. I wish it came out a little more. A tad unbalanced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BearBrewer (86) - New York, east village, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2005
more hop than apri.. tastes mostly like thick ipa, a little cloudy.. not much head.. way down deep theres a sense of some fruit, but not much

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
cathcacr (647) - Oregon, USA - MAR 27, 2005
This would be a world-class session beer, a well-hopped IPA rounded and softened with sweet fruit. I wouldnt have identified the fruit as apricot; maybe peach instead. Or apple. Or pear. Anyway, it isnt for hop-heads. Its for session-drinkers who want something very tasty.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2005 False advertising, anyone? This beer claims to contain apricot but Ill be danged if I taste it. This is a good IPA with some tangy and biting hops, but there are no apricots. Rerate, after 9 months of aging. Definite apricot presence in the flavor. Dry finish with sweet apricot in the finish. Damn good!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tejas (1005) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2005 Shouldnt a fruit beer taste like the intended fruit? Im not picking up much apricot at all. Darker than I anticipated, especially for an IPA. Also maltier than I anticipated. Seems to be lacking something. Just doesnt pack as much flavor as other DF H beers. Maybe, Ill re-rate later. At $9.49 a 4pk, this is a total rip-off.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (7766) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2005
12 oz bottle, Ginger Man, Austin, Tx, Pours a medium copper color with a decent, silky white head and solid lacing. Aroma has some pleasant floral accents to it with a bit of fruitness, would not label it as apricots if I did no tknow this was apricot based. Flavor has a nutty bent to it with some apricot laced fruitiness and some delicate back end bitterness. Unlike most fruit beers, this has enough hoppiness to keep you interested. Palate is clean and smooth. Overall, not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 23, 2005
bottle from brickskeller. huge aroma, pours light amber, so money. apricot flavor is slight, but notable...balance is incredible, nice hoppy finish, but with enough interesting sweetness to finish it nicely. I wish I could drink this all year long (like so many dogfish head seasonals: prescription pils?).

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2005
Bottle: Erupted into my stout glass, waited several minutes to come in contact with liquid, not bad to bitter for me...a decent brew.Not much to say about this one

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2005
The most enjoyable fruit beer Ive come into contact with. Had it on tap in Rehoboth, at the brew pub. Its not just a half-assed beer with a bunch of fruity flavor, its a solid IPA in its own right that has light overtones of apricot that compliment the citrussy Cascades amazingly. This beer is excellent.

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