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Paragon Apricot Blonde - Dry Dock Brewing Co.

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Paragon Apricot BlondeParagon Apricot Blonde

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BA SCORE
85
very good

37 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 14.06%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Dry Dock Brewing Co. visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: emmasdad on 04-17-2010)
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

08-24-2014 18:55:12 | More by Mebuzzard
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Raziel313

California

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

08-19-2014 20:30:16 | More by Raziel313
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Boulder5620

Colorado

3.52/5  rDev -6.6%

08-15-2014 23:31:20 | More by Boulder5620
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afsdan

Colorado

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-22-2014 14:49:13 | More by afsdan
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KevinL

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-24-2014 13:46:43 | More by KevinL
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

11-14-2013 04:32:23 | More by jaydoc
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BringbakFavre

Colorado

3/5  rDev -20.4%

11-11-2013 04:32:53 | More by BringbakFavre
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Dmart1223

Colorado

4/5  rDev +6.1%

10-11-2013 01:34:19 | More by Dmart1223
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rshepard

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +26%

10-09-2013 23:18:07 | More by rshepard
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PalatePilot

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

09-30-2013 05:04:22 | More by PalatePilot
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Rihup

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

08-24-2013 18:50:07 | More by Rihup
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Beerlover

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +32.6%

wow. let me start off by saying....wow. this is a perfect example of a fruit beer, i am NOT an apricot fan, or a fruity beer fan for that matter . thanks to my coworker Libby and her boyfriend for picking this up on their trip to Colorado to see the "string cheese incident" and for SHARING it despite its unbelievable goodness!...its more than i would have done ! ;)

appearance: Beautiful golden color and extreamly UNFILTERED, "brewed with apricot puree"...NO KIDDING! soooo hazy with little floatees floating around in their fabulous fashion... in thee words of "Modest Mouse".... FLOAT ON! 3/4th inch white fluffy head that dissipates very quickly.

smell: nothing but apricot, based only off the smell u'd think this one would be a fruit bomb, where you taste nothing but apricot, but its not. Like walking threw a apricot orchid if such a thing exist...

taste: perfectly balanced! not overpoweringly apricotty as you would assume from the smell. in fact the smell is really where the apricot stops and lends itself to the balanced flavor of this beer, this gem is all about balance, no hops or malts apparent but the apricot is in the forefront but again not overpowering AT ALL. amazing!

mouthfeel: so smooth, low carbination which i absoloutly love!! and easy to drink.

overall: i said it twice and i'll say it again, wow! perfect.

08-04-2013 04:15:00 | More by Beerlover
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JohnyFriday

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

07-21-2013 03:43:29 | More by JohnyFriday
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-18-2013 19:14:27 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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gueuzedreg

Colorado

4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-18-2013 00:02:39 | More by gueuzedreg
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bsinger45

Colorado

4/5  rDev +6.1%

04-29-2013 21:20:12 | More by bsinger45
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Moose90

Colorado

3.4/5  rDev -9.8%

A – Pours a hazy bright orange with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves little lacing.

S – Quite sweet, huge fresh apricot, little to nothing else.

T – Not as powerful apricot here, nice light wheat notes and slightly bitter.

M – Easy to drink, carbonated nicely, perhaps a bit thin.

O – Huge apricot on the nose, drinks more though like a standard wheat beer with a bit more sweetness to it. Not bad.

03-09-2013 00:41:15 | More by Moose90
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.64/5  rDev -3.4%

On tap at Falling Rock. Cloudy orangish pour, mostly white head on it, about .3" in depth. Average lacing, retention etc. . .

Aroma was nice, apricot firmly planted under the nose. A bready apricot experience.

Taste, more apricot, not quite as nice as the aroma, but still above average. Bitterness is there, seemingly not derived from the hops. Relatively light body in the mouthfeel. Apricot hanging around, the beer definitely delivers the apricot here. Its sweet, but not excessive with it. Carbonation is high.

I think it delivers as an apricot ale just as much as anything that isn't wild or whatnot (its far from being as good as Cascade's Apricot). Would recommend for people who like fruit beers.

03-06-2013 16:35:23 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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Ispeakforthetrees

Colorado

3/5  rDev -20.4%

03-05-2013 00:39:36 | More by Ispeakforthetrees
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Beaver13

Colorado

2.43/5  rDev -35.5%

12 oz can. Pours hazy golden orange with a thin fine white head that goes to a thin dusting and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is sweet apricots. Simple, but nice.

The flavor is sweet but musty apricots and kind of champagne-like. The mouthfeel is a bit thin and watery with some spritzy carbonation.

Overall, an OK but simple apricot ale. A bit too watery, and doesn't taste as good as it smells.

02-22-2013 00:24:59 | More by Beaver13
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

On tap at Dry Dock. Pretty good for a fruited blonde. Clean and a bit sweet. Moderate apricot. Drinkable.

01-09-2013 03:29:22 | More by Thorpe429
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carteravebrew

Colorado

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-09-2012 21:23:54 | More by carteravebrew
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fishguyac

Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-08-2012 20:41:48 | More by fishguyac
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

10-16-2012 07:20:31 | More by GRG1313
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russwbeck

Virginia

2.28/5  rDev -39.5%

A: The head foams out of the bottle at a pretty ridiculous rate and the carbonation explodes out of the glass. Semi-hazy yellow pour with a big white head. 3.5

S: It smells a lot like apricot puree with a very small amount of wheat and yeast underneath. Not really anything special, just sweet and sort of artificial apricots. 3

T: The apricot is really strong and pretty over the top sweet...and there's not really anything else there. Too fake at points. 2

MF: The drinkability is really poor. I had trouble finishing the full bottle. Too sweet, overcabonated, and really light. 2

O: Pretty disappointed here. Don't know how it got so overcabonated. Not a big fan of the puree flavors at all, I much prefer beers made with fresh apricots. 2

09-26-2012 01:00:23 | More by russwbeck
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Paragon Apricot Blonde from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.