Lubiere (14151) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2008
A golden ale with a thin creamy white head. An initial strong apricot aroma, very pungent, followed by a burned charcoal aroma, like burning wood. In mouth, an oily beer with an initial strong apricot, followed by bitter and clying fruit taste, unripe, green, then followed by the floral IPA hops. Medium bodied. Tasted in late nov. 2006. 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. Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2008
Bottle from Wine Warehouse Charlottesville. Pours a nice amber color with a small head. Good retention and lacing. Not much hoppiness is evident in the aroma, which is mostly the sour side of an apricot. (In a good way). Hops are barely noticeable with the balance of the apricots. Starts sour and then goes sweet. This skews a bit too far away from the hops, but it’s still pretty tasty. crossovert (13909) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2011
12 oz bottle. I can’t make out the bottle date but it is either 3/15/10 or 3/25/10.
Pours into my American pint glass a deep mahogany/red that is crystal clear with hints of orange. The head is large and off-white receding away to a nice bit of lacing.
Smells like apricots, sugar, and hops. The hops aren’t bitter or piney smelling at all, but rather sweet.
I don’t know what to think of the taste, it doesn’t really taste like an IPA at all, I guess you could call it a straight up fruit beer or amber ale. It has a lot of caramel and apricot flavors, not much hop bitterness and only a slight hop presence in the taste. It is really sweet and the mouthfeel is syrupy.
I don’t know what to think of this beer really, I really don’t
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-13-2010 23:42:40 BeerandBlues2 (13814) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 7, 2007
12-oz. bottle. Pours clean and clear copper with an average sized frothy off-white head, mostly lasting, fair lacing. Aroma is average malt (meal, cereal), average hops (citrus, flowers, grass), average yeast (sweat, dough) with heavy apricot notes. Medium bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation and a bitter finish. Light sweetness and acidity, moderate bitterness; sweaty yeast and apricot fleshy flavor with meal malt notes.
Dogbrick (13763) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2009
Cask version at Winking Lizard’s 1st Annual Real Ale Fest (03/28/09): The beer is a golden amber color with a thin and rocky off-white head that dissipates quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Light apricot and malt in the nose. Medium, clean body with a tart fruity character and flavors of malt and hops. The finish is fruity with a short apricot aftertaste. Slightly above average overall. bierkoning (13687) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2008
Bottle from Lithy, thanks! Orange brown color. Grapefruit, red berries, flowery and oily hops and especially apricot in the aroma. Hopbitter, slightly medecinal yeasty flavor with apricot. Surprisingly dry, oily a touch of malty and fruity sweetness. Plesant brew. Camons (13313) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2011
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Hotelroom, Denver. Pours a dark golden with a creamy offwhite head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, apricot, caramel. Taste is pine, grapefruit at first, apricot finish. Medium body, low carbonation. Nice beer. 140311
(Bottle) Pours a copper color with an off-white medium-sized head. Has a hops and fruit bouquet. Flavor of mild hops and dried fruit. The apricot began to appear towards the end of the glass. j12601 (13099) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear orange with a brown/crimson tint with a medium sized white head that deflates steadily. Sweet fruity smell with almost a hint of champagne yeast, and a sweet fruity alcohol note Medium bodied and sweet with a nice lemony citrus component. Finishes sweet and a tad tart, with the crispness of fresh apricots, and almost a tinge of bitterness.