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ApriHop - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

4,606 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 4,606
Reviews: 1,692
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 132
Gots: 482 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
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: 4,606 | Reviews: 1,692
Photo of JMScowcroft
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.22/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of trevorreg
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ryancthomas7
2.86/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Definitely not what I was expecting. Tastes like a watered down IPA with a slightly sweet finish. I do not taste any apricot.

Photo of JPowell712
2.93/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

This was an okay beer in my mind. As an IPA it was an okay beer, but I was expecting and wanting something more refreshing and citrusy. I thought it actually lacked apricot flavor. Don't get me wrong, I wasn't looking for a juicy type beer, but just didn't taste the apricot as much as I wanted to. It was a nice beer, but I thought it was very average.

Photo of DMACH
4.14/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of formerpo
3.22/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I was looking for a little more apricot in this one. Kinda dry without the bite that other DF beers offer

Photo of Shy5
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BryanPeterson
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jakecattleco
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tommygunn
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kscaldef
2/5  rDev -47.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I've enjoyed this in the past, but this was just malty, old hops with no apricot to be found.

Photo of RobAM
4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very good brew. Check it out.

Photo of StevenH
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer-Revelry
3.23/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a Dogfish Head IPA glass

A - 4.75 - Pours an amazing clear orange color. Barely forms a third finger of light tan colored head. Low head potential and retention, spotty lacing.
S - 3.5 - Nothing special, some hops and maybe a ridiculously light touch of apricot.
T - 3 - Tastes like an average, run of the mill IPA. Little bit of hop sweetness. There's apricot in this?
F - 3 - Too thing, would have liked just a bit more thickness to this.
O - 3 - Underwhelming as hell. As a specialty beer, this is boring. As your everyday, readily available, average IPA, it's OK at best.

Photo of hipHOPSanonymous
4.17/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rob111270
4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattsucks
3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of upton7418
4.07/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into Dogfish Head IPA glass

L- Dark gold to almost agave syrup colored. it has a thin light tan to white head that leave a nice lacing all the way to the end

S- light hoppy smell is about all I can get in the way of smells

T- very sweet beginning with hint of malt and apricots. After the initial sweetness there is a light hoppy taste that follow but nothing overwhelming.

M- medium carbonation that goes down well. overall mouthfeel is on the border of being thin to medium. if 1 was watery and 5 was a full medium I'd give it about a 3 on that scale in terms of body.

O- Overall this is a good beer. I was impressed in the color and taste and was very happy with these. I was a little disappointed by the smell but the overall feel and taste of this beer more than makes up for it. I would definitely buy this again. This is a unique beer that I had high expectations for especially since I like apricots and like most of Dogfish Head's offerings. I would not necessarily consider this an IPA so much as a pale ale with the lacking hops I've come to expect with an IPA. (I could be biased expecting something closer to a double IPA but who know.) I know this is listed as a seasonal offering but when/if you find this I would recommend giving it a shot. I would love to try this fresh out of a keg!!!

Photo of ssato27
3.51/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Toynk
4.4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Yancey82
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craigdb
3.08/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of TBCE
3.57/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Krashna11
4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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ApriHop from Dogfish Head Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 4,606 ratings.