ApriHop - Dogfish Head Brewery

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very good

4,858 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,858
Reviews: 1,746
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 141
Gots: 624 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-31-2002

Aprihop is an American IPA brewed with Pilsner and Crystal malts. It's massively hopped -- in the continuous fashion, of course! -- and the flavor is complemented by the addition of apricots.

After fermentation, the beer is dry hopped with irresponsible amounts of Amarillo hops. The beer has a hoppy aroma, with the apricots playing a supporting role.

The flavor is rich with late hop flavors, and its bitterness is tempered by just the right amount of malt sweetness and fruity undertones from the apricots.

50 IBU
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Ratings: 4,858 | Reviews: 1,746
Photo of Edman5P
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Quite tastey for an apricot IPA although I prefer a citrus twist to an IPA than I do a sweet twist.. It was a good beer to try

Photo of allthesauces
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer has it all! Since I bought it I haven't stopped thinking about it. I think about it daily. Going to pick some up right now! Not to overboard with any thing. Perfect!

Photo of daisyfching
4.23/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Smooth and well balanced beer that is brewed only in the Spring from Apricot juice. It is a bit lighter than most IPAs and not too hoppy. Would definitely recommend.

Photo of Dikfour
4.48/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: Finger of light tan head with slightly orange spotting, Bright orange with redish edging. Gorgeous.

Smell: Very much Apricot on the nose with some Citra hops I think. Also some tropical fruits; passionfruit, mango, maybe a little grapefruit.

Taste: Ripe apricot up front followed by a slightly bitter, dry finish. This thing is a bit of a fruit bomb, which is very much in my wheel house. Even a little tart at times.

Feel: Between the carbonation and alcohol, this leaves a wonderfully refreshing, almost minty-like feeling on the gums and tongue. Fairly full bodied.

Overall: One of my new favorites. Near perfect. Been through three four packs before I even rated it.

Photo of burnerfinger
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

bought this on a whim at the local market street:

A - about the color of honey - single finger of head settles to a thick film with rocky lacing.

S: honestly a bit lite on the nose, considering it's from DogFish head. but the hoppiness is nonetheless pronouced.

T: a bit strange, I FEEL the hops rather than taste them as much, with the malty back bone coming up front. not loving the peachy aftertaste
M: full body - extra carbonation
D not bad - but for sure next time I'll choose another.

Photo of StoutHobbit
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Subtle notes of apricot on the nose, but it hits you in the aftertaste in a pleasant way dancing with the hoppy notes. Pours a deep golden honey color with a thin head. Good Beer.

Photo of BeerDawgs
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L - Bronze, with some clarity. 2 fingers of head and retention the whole way down. Tons of lacing.

S - Fresh citrus hops and fruit, obviously from the apricots

T - Well balanced IPA. Not bitter, not citrusy. Apricot juice definitely adds character. Smooth, tasty, and well balanced. ABV totally hidden and easy to drink.

F - Medium body and carbonation. Average mouthfeel

O - A different tasty vegetable IPA. Different, and good.

Photo of BenjaminLott
4.99/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The perfect balance of hops and apricot taste. On draft, this beer is perfect. One of my favorites.

Photo of NCMatt
3.62/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smell was better than the taste. True to the apricot taste. If not anything else, it's interesting!

Photo of Reema
4.64/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer doesn't get enough love. It doesn't smell like apricot too much but it's definitely there in the taste. Easily drinkable. This a nice departure from the usual IPA that surprisingly works very well.

Photo of toronadotornado
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Kitchen - Denver, CO - 12 oz bottle poured into a snifter

Photo of Swindizzle
4.16/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great flavor, easy to drink, we'll made beer

Photo of jasonpeckins32
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a brilliant copper color. Looks well-carbonated. Hoppy aroma, smells like an ipa. I dont exactly notice any apricot or fruity scents in its nose.

I do however notice apricot flavor in its taste, although subtly so. Very nice tasting ipa. Strong yet pleasant, a touch of bitterness but finishes clean. This feels like a dense, sturdy beer. Its easily medium-bodied, probably more. Compared to most IPA's, I'd even call this heavy-bodied. Perfectly carbonated to match.

High quality stuff.

Photo of spagel1919
4.82/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my favorite beers. If you want to try a hoppy beer but afraid of the aftertaste, this is for you. Very smooth from start to finish ending on the apricot taste. Pours an attractive rusty color with a hoppy yet fruity smell. A great you'll need to stock up on...

Photo of Joe_Howard
3.51/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours an amber color with a slightly off white head. I didn't really get anything smell wise that really stood out too much. And the taste was fairly bland as far as IPAs go and the apricot was very subtle at best. kind of disappointing honestly

Photo of Beerlover
2.81/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This taste very bland, no hops, no malts, no apricot, just blah. Also overly carbonated for my taste. Im surprised by the high ratings especially by the brothers...? Maybe i got a bad bottle

Photo of WineGuy3000
4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into a solo cup.

A: Nice deep copper with about 1/2" off-white head that doesn't stick around too long. Not much retention, minimal lacing.

S: Orange, grapefruit, definitely apricot. Detectable hop-bitter aroma along with a sweeter, more caramelly note.

T: Balanced & a bit zesty. Some nice oily hop, lemon rind, straight grapefruit with a touch of apricot. Caramel carries over to the palate as well along with almost a date-like quality. I think the slightly sweet-leaning profile really fits this brew well.

M: I like where the carb is here, if I have one scruple it would be that this brew seems a touch heavy for what it does on the palate.

O: Not an everyday IPA for me, but this makes for a nice treat.

Photo of Franziskaner
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amber with a light orange tint and slight haziness. There's a fingernail of off white head around the rim and covering about half of the top of the glass. Intense citrus hop aroma greets me. The flavor is initially a bit of citrus hop flavor with a nice balance of light malt, but then the citrus hop flavor builds. Before it becomes too intense it mellows out. There's perhaps just a hint of the apricot flavor covering the bitterness. The mouth is lightly sticky and chewy.

Photo of ElJacobian
4.31/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Excellent smell. Taste is kind of all over the place but still good overall. I think I like this more than the 60 Minute and possibly the 90 minute just due to the added fruit flavor.

Photo of PatrickKellyCT
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not bad, too sweet for an IPA for my liking though...

Photo of Nyy1823
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Fukwitit Bout it bout it

Photo of Gear54
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the local bar

Pour is Amber orange with 1/2 finger of thin head and little lace on the glass.

Smell is malts and apricots with undertones of hops and citrus

Taste follows pretty well. Malty with nice hops and citrus. Not nearly as much apricot as I would have expected. I also feel like there are some Carmel notes as well.

Feel is good. It's very heavy and coats well. Taste lasts several min after each sip.

Overall a nice fruit beer and I love the bitter hop additions to the brew. Solid experiment from DFH

Photo of SuomiHobbit
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On draft: Malty, little bitterness, no apricot flavor, thick mouthfeel, delicious. 4.25
Bottled: apricot-forward flavor that dissipates quickly. 3.25

Photo of Ngrant79
2.34/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

I don't really taste the apricot but it's decent. Average

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bright orange, almost reddish in hue, with an off white head that trails the glass. The smell was full of apricots which was nice although I couldn't get much of the hop scents. The taste was surprisingly well balanced considering the smell. A lot of nice sweetness upfront before a mellow yet clean finish. Very nice.

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