ApriHop - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by BilbosNuts:
4/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a clear copper color with a high amount of carbonation. It has a creamy, two finger, off white colored head that sticks around for a few minutes and leaves behind nearly solid rings of lacing.
S: Nice hop profile that includes slight pine and citrus aromatics. A moderate toasted malt presence provides a solid backbone. The addition of the apricots complements the hops and malts perfectly.
T: The taste is much more malty than hoppy and isn't as well balanced as the aroma. The apricots have a moderate presence towards the finish and a slight bitterness from a hoppy bite finishes it off.
M: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. The bitterness at the end creates a refreshingly crisp finish.
O: I enjoyed this IPA quite a bit. The addition of apricots provided a refreshing new spin on a style that has been beaten into the ground. I'll continue to pick this up seasonally.
Serving type: bottle
06-11-2012 23:44:14 | More by BilbosNuts
More User Reviews:
3.74/5 rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A - Copper color with slight haze, small white head, extensive lacing.
S - Fairly muted, flat hop notes, malts in the form of pilsner coming through loud and clear.
T - Hop is mostly in the form of grass notes. A mild fruity note coupled with a cracker and grain malt hit. Turns bitter on the close, illustrating the serious hopping.
M - Given how bitter the turn is on the close, it is surprising how crisp the feel is. There is a gradual build, though, and it does burden the beer a bit you move into the second 6 oz.
O - This hybrid beer promises fruit, but though I think it is a decent IPA - nothing special, mind, but fairly clean and thoroughly hopped - the fruit is mostly lost. The only hint to its presence is a certain sweetness in the middle. Supporting role, indeed.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 02:17:35 | More by Tsar_Riga
ApriHop from Dogfish Head Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 4,228 ratings.