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Paragon Apricot Blonde - Dry Dock Brewing Co.

Paragon Apricot BlondeParagon Apricot Blonde

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33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 14.67%


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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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.64/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-06-2013 16:35:23 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Colorado

4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-17-2010 21:23:34 | More by emmasdad
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Beerlover

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

Serving type: can

08-04-2013 04:15:00 | More by Beerlover
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Moose90

Colorado

3.4/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

Serving type: can

03-09-2013 00:41:15 | More by Moose90
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Beaver13

Colorado

2.43/5  rDev -35.2%
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.

Serving type: can

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

Virginia

2.28/5  rDev -39.2%
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

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2012 01:00:23 | More by russwbeck
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2012 02:30:06 | More by puboflyons
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bottle sent to me by boatshoes, thanks. Served in a DFH snifter.

Beer is amber, hazy, big white head, low retention, no lacing, moderate carbonation.

Aroma is big apricot, strong, a little grainy, smells good.

This beer really pulls it off. Strong fruit, nice apricot, great body, simple. Mild aftertaste, I'm not going to tell you it is great but it is a fine, drinkable ale. I'd have it again.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2011 04:21:19 | More by drabmuh
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2011 10:42:01 | More by UCLABrewN84
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rsdaugherty

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev 0%
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

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2011 04:54:53 | More by rsdaugherty
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Bay01

Illinois

3.38/5  rDev -9.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2011 02:27:04 | More by Bay01
Paragon Apricot Blonde from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
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