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ApriHop - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

4,199 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,199
Reviews: 1,653
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 97
Gots: 266 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
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

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-31-2002)
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Doc_Hops

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4.45/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It's that time of the year again and I could not be more excited! I made the pilgrimage down to DFH on the release date, March 1st. So glad I was able to try it on tap AND buy a few cases.

A- Aprihop pours a beautifully deep amber color with lots of carbonation and a fluffy head. Completely clean and clear.

S- Lots going on in the nose. Quite a bit of fruit but also a big bouquet of citrus hops followed by some sweet crystal malts.

T- After a nice big sip, I'm getting some great hop bitterness in the front that lasts for a while. Nice apricot sweetness balances it out but it is definitely NOT a very fruity beer. I'm enjoying a sweet pulled brisket sandwich as well and it is pairing perfectly. There's some bitterness that lingers in the back with sweet fruity notes on a majority of the taste buds.

M- Incredibly smooth. I really cannot say that enough. Bright, tingly carbonation and a perfectly balanced medium body.

O- This is one of my favorite beers of all time. I like that it is not as sweet as it has been in the past. It is every bit an IPA with fruity balance. Absolutely wonderful. ...And seriously, pulled brisket/ sweet bbq really, really works well.

Serving type- 12oz bottle poured into my DFH IPA glass. Thanks for reading.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2013 04:20:52 | More by Doc_Hops
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ApriHop from Dogfish Head Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 4,199 ratings.