ApriHop - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by Soonami:
4/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I found this year's version of Aprihop to be a much better beer than previous year's versions. This current iteration featured much more assertive hop flavor that was bitter, floral and fruity that complemented the addition of apricots. This may seem like an unusual coupling, but many hop varieties, especially West Coast American cultivars like Centennial and Amarillo, have a lot of fruit character that some liken to mango, peach, and apricot. The bitterness of the hops keeps this beer from tasting too sweet and the body and fine carbonation makes for a nice drinking experience.
If you have had this before and wish that there was more hop flavor, give this another try. I know that it's later into the year for this seasonal, but I have seen these marked down in several locations, which makes it much more appealing to try.
Serving type: bottle
08-07-2010 21:13:09 | More by Soonami
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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
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