ApriHop - Dogfish Head Brewery
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4.25/5 rDev +11%
A perfect seasonal brew from a brewery that never fails to impress.
A: Dark amber with a nice head. Enticing.
S: Ooooh! Unexpected. The hops here are unexpected... bringing spicy aromatics along with the fruity ones. There's a lot of apricot on the nose here, enough to make my mouth water.
T: Delicious. Starts with a fruity and spicy ensemble, followed by a bready and toasty middle, with a well balanced, lingering finish that combines the fruity sweetness and tartness with a well-rounded malt backbone. The hops have some slightly floral and citrus character that plays well with the fruit. OK, this will sound crazy, but... I get pepperoni pizza! The spicy hops, the malty backbone, the slight acidity of the apricot. I don't know why or how, but that's what I'm sticking with.
M: Medium body and smooth.
O: I'm from Ithaca, NY, where Ithaca Beer Company's Apricot Wheat is famous. This beer trounces that beer. Different styles, for sure, but also a completely different paradigm. Dogfish Head has created a brew that combines fruit beer and IPA into a beautiful harmony. If you know someone who's a little weak-hearted and not a bit IPA fan, this is the kind of brew that could broaden their horizons.
08-09-2014 20:37:54 | More by logicalparadox
ApriHop from Dogfish Head Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 4,277 ratings.