thebrood1987 (22) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2011
What a refreshing beer. You get the smell of hops instantly and if you know your hops you can tell its hopped with cascade. You can also smell sharp fruit flavors which I’m pretty sure is the apricot in there as well. You can definitely smell apricot. The taste is awesome with a that sharp fruit taste mixing together with the fruity and bitterness from the hops perfectly. You also get a sweet bready malt in the middle which accounts to the color of the beer. I’m glad they used different hops and a different malt bill for this one so its not a 60 minute with apricots in it.... which it isn’t. By the way the apricots taste REAL. Not an extract or anything like that, just real not overly done apricot taste. Can’t even taste the 7 percent either. I just can’t find anything wrong with this beer so a perfect score is what I’ll give to this well crafted Dogfish beverage. Sbachow86 (5) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 1, 2012 does not count
Malty ups with a hint of apricot in its finish. Great flavorful nose with good head retention.
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Gorgeous aroma of you guessed it, hops and apricot. Spent about 2 minutes sniffing the bottle before pouring, it was so good. You get hit first with the fruit, then a nice finish with a good feeling on the palate. This beer would be perfect it only it was easier to find in California. Braudog (6763) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2009 Re-rate after many, many samplings of ApriHop. This has easily become one of my favorite fridge beers. this is an excellent mid-strength drinker, with "just enough" alcohol warmth, nicely balanced against this nice complementary apricot flavor. I’m usually reluctant to answer the question, "what’s your favorite beer," I now sometimes answer with this beer. My original comment: <<I’m not usually a fan of fruity beers, but this is a stand-out. The apricot flavor is a good complement. Floral. Low in carbonation. Unique.>> mrpivo (1) - Franklin, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2004 does not count
I love this beer. Better on tap than in the bottle. The apricots are more pronounced in the tap version. The apricots produce a nice balance with the high level of hops as well as create a nice body and mouthfeel.
jtclockwork (16685) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2010
I overrated this one a little bit. I’d probably give it around a "4" now. Orangish pour. Crisp apricot taste. Very refreshing. Rated 3/11/04 jerich01 (16) - USA - JUN 5, 2010
This is one of the few Apricot beers that seems perfectly balanced. The fruit aftertaste is subtle and far from cloying and the hop levels meet the fruit characters perfectly. CelticJohnny (73) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into pint glass. Has a nice dark golden/light amber color with a finger of off white head. Smells awesome! Got huge citrus, piney notes with a bit of apricot. The taste is a nice piney fruity taste. It's like a nice spring day around the woods with a fruit basket. The palate is medium and smooth. Nice job Dogfish Head! Another well made beer!
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Dogfish Head calls this "a serious IPA" made with apricots and I think they’re right. In this case the apricots are an adjunct not a principal ingredient. It pours a bronzy amber, slightly hazy, with a persistant off-white, creamy head. Foam and lace linger on the glass as it recedes. I couldn’t detect any apricot in the aroma, which had notes of alcohol, fruit esters, cedar, grapefruit, herbs, slight yeast, and hops. No apricot in the taste either but it tasted wonderful. Light fruitiness, hefty, toasty malt, and a really tasty wallop of the whole leaf Amarillo and Warrior hops. Nicely bittered. Clean, refreshing fruity/hoppy/citrusy aftertaste. Nice mouthfeel for the style. If it was up to me I’d characterize this as an IPA with apricot instead of a fruit ale. I know, "you say tomato...." Excellent brew. cantchangeit (39) - Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2006
As a lot of people have said starts off sweet ends hoppy. Really a good summer beer. dark goldenn color the fruitiness is perfect not too much enough for you to notcie it before you remember drinking beer. COOL!