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

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(Beer added by: emmasdad on 04-17-2010)
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Photo of Beerlover
5/5  rDev +32.6%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
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.

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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.

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.

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Paragon Apricot Blonde from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
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