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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1963   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A strong IPA brewed with real apricots and finished with whole leaf Willamette and Cascade hops.

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3.3
brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 8, 2010
A: The pour is a clear amber color with a fluffy (slightly) off-white head. S: The nose is not as sweet as I was expecting. There is a nice amount of citrus, but the apricots are there and do give the beer a sweet nose. T: The apricots are more pronounced in the flavor, especially as the beer warms. They are sweet and jam-like and only partially counteracted by some resinous pine. M: The body is medium with a crisp carbonation and given the sweetness, it’s a bit dry. D: This beer wasn’t quite as bad as I was expecting. While it was too sweet, it still had a fair amount of balance.

3.2
Dedollewaitor (16158) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle @ Really late Summer Tasting Ulfborg, 2012. Pours cloudy golden with a small white head. Sweet , fruity and hoppy. A bit of yeast, caramel, orange and alcohol. Malty.

3.7
MiP (15667) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2006
Bottle, 7%. Clear dark amber colour. Nice bonbonlike hop aroma. Peppery flavour. Very caramelly. Mild carbonation.

3.5
bhensonb (15194) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 12, 2007
12 oz. bottle. The aroma is apricot. Perhaps diluted with some hop. Hazy ripe stone fruit color with a white head that ringed. The flavor is apricot, but it is not overly sweet; the malt is balanced by the hop. It’s a play of sweet vs. bitter, and the bitter wins. The finish is fairly dry, and the bitter seems a bit like sucking apricot pits. It’s not a NW hophead IPA; it’s just a standard IPA with apricot accents. Really clean and refreshing.

3.6
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle in Hotel Room, Brooklyn. Clear amber/golden - white head. Fruity, caramel, ok hoppy, ok but light abricot, peppery, light bitterness, grassy, light flowery, sweet notes, toasted notes. OK pleasant.

3.1
Ratman197 (14834) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2006
Bottle poured a clear orange with a lasting amber head. Aromas of apricots and citrus. Palate was medium bodied and slightly resiny. Flavors of apricots, citrus and some carmel undertones with a smooth, bittersweet finish.

3.1
DSG (14784) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 26, 2012
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks zvikar. Clear reddish amber. Stale hops aroma, a bit floral and piney. Fruity flavor with some apricots and light malt sweetness at first, finishes somewhat bitter and hoppy. Medium-bodied.

3.4
djd07 (14508) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2008
On tap at Flying Saucer. Has an amber color with a medium off white head. The aroma is citrus and floral hops. Decent lacing on the glass. The taste is a very sweet hop with a fruity finish. My least favorite Dogfish brew.

3.2
Tmoney99 (14483) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2005
Draft. Brownish amber with small head. Aroma and flavor well balanced of apricot, bread malt and citrus. Easy to drink good brew.

3.9
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 17, 2004
(12oz. bottle) Clear copper body with small beige head. Aroma is moderate sweet, floral, some apricot, light caramel. Taste is mild sweet, floral/herbal hoppy, the apricots present but very mild. Medium-full body with good chewiness. The fact that there are apricots in this one is a gimmick where no gimmick is needed -- a very good IPA on its own merits.


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