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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

40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.79%
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:
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(Beer added by: emmasdad on 04-17-2010)
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Reviews by carteravebrew:
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

carteravebrew, Nov 09, 2012
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Photo of Beaver13
2.43/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

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.

Beaver13, Feb 22, 2013
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3.64/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Beerandraiderfan, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of Bay01
3.38/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to holden303 for this one
Poured from bomber into Duvel tulip

Pours semi-cloudy burnt orange with one finger creamy head. Medium level of carbonation

Wow, the nose on this is all fresh apricots, a trace amount of sourness with some breadiness in the background.

Taste is very fruity with noticable carbonation, not much actual beer taste here

The mouthfeel is this beers weakpoint, it's very thin and almost tea-like, I was hoping for a fuller body to go with the fruitiness

The aroma was the best part of this beer, it was not bad by any means but could have been much better with a bit more body IMHO.

Bay01, Jun 27, 2011
Photo of LeeW
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

LeeW, Tuesday at 02:32 PM
Photo of rshepard
4.75/5  rDev +26%

rshepard, Oct 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

GRG1313, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of puboflyons
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the 22 oz. bottle. Sampled on September 5, 2012.

The pour was a moderately heady golden copper with a fading head that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is mainly apricot fruit and sweet pale malts. It almost has a honey scent with a little yeast playing in the background.

The body is creamy and light. The texture is much like honey.

The taste also brings out the boldness of apricot with a more toned down sweet malt character a low bitterness that does not linger. Very refreshing for a warm Colorado day.

puboflyons, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of rsdaugherty
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22oz bomber into pint glass
A – Nearly white head disappeared quickly, no lacing, hazy golden orange amber gives a nice appearance 3.5
S – A really good apricot scent dominates its aroma you pour your glass 4.5
T – Apricot takes the lead on the flavor but there are sweet bread and grains now also. Slight bitterness. A fruit beer I enjoyed and would seek out again for a summertime event. 3.5
M – Light in mouth feel and body to slake that summer thirst. I would like more carbonation. 3
O – Fits the Apricot Blonde name very well. A great summertime brew and the best fruit beer I’ve had. I would like to take this to the next backyard event I go to, as I believe it would be received very well. Not sure where the "Paragon" is coming from, my bomber is just labeled "Dry Dock Apricot Blonde" 4

rsdaugherty, Jul 24, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

jaydoc, Nov 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

bsinger45, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of JohnyFriday
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

JohnyFriday, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Thorpe429, Jan 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

BringbakFavre, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of Yodo
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Yodo, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of Raziel313
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Raziel313, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of emmasdad
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, golden color, with a nice white head. Huge aroma of freshly picked apricots. One of the better fruit beer aromas out there. On the palate, a nice sweet malt base is beautifully accented by loads of fresh, juicy apricot flavor. A wonderful fruit beer, and a great candidate for summer drinking.

emmasdad, Apr 17, 2010
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Dmart1223, Oct 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

KevinL, Mar 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Mebuzzard, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of Moose90
3.4/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

Moose90, Mar 09, 2013
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3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to holden303 for sending me this one as part of the N00B BIF 6!

Pours a murky light orange with a 1 inch puffy white head that settles to a small cap. There are some random chunks of dark sediment that settle to the bottom of the beer. Smell is pretty much only of apricots and maybe some peach aromas. Taste is of apricots/peaches, some malt, and some butter-like flavors. This beer has a crisp mouthfeel with a good level of carbonation. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but the smells and flavors don't mesh together too well. This is still a worthy beer to try and I am glad I got the chance to do so.

UCLABrewN84, Oct 30, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

seanmugs, Jun 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

Ispeakforthetrees, Mar 05, 2013
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2.28/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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

russwbeck, Sep 26, 2012
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Paragon Apricot Blonde from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.