ApriHop - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by Erish:
3.9/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I poured this 12 oz. bottle into a Chimay chalice. Bottled in 2011 2C, whatever that means.
A: murky reddish amber color, an aggressive pour produced a 1-finger orange-tan head that quickly fell into a very nice, Belgian-esque cap with very good lacing.
S: the apricot hangs nicely with the citrus aroma from the hops, a brown sugar top note hangs over the bread-like malt.
T: the brown sugar and apricot are present up front, the middle shows a decent citrus characteristic followed by a nicely boozy note, with a floral background note that lingers on the palate, the finish is a bit earthy at first, and then offers up an herbal/orange peel hop finish. Though I was not "blow away" by this beer, it is tasty enough to warrant a repeat.
M: medium to full bodied, soft, velvet texture, moderate carbonation.
O: A nice rendition of a fruit-infused IPA from Dogfish Head, who knows how to make a well-balanced IPA.
Serving type: bottle
11-30-2011 03:12:12 | More by Erish
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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 4,223 ratings.