ApriHop - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Ratings: 4,225 | Reviews: 1,654 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by abedenbaugh:
4.43/5 rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A:The beer has an amber color to it with a nice thick white head that stays. The carbonation is very fine and there is a significant amount of effervesce.
S:This beer smells really great. The hop aroma is dominating. It smells of citrus. The apricot smell in it seems a little on the tart side, but gives a fresh feeling to the beer.
T:For an IPA there is only a touch of bitterness in it. Yet it might be covered up some by the apricot because once you start tasting any bitterness the apricot comes in right after it and cancels it out. The malt profile is a little bit of caramel and toastiness.
MF:The mouth feel is around medium. With as much effervesces as the beer has, it doesn't seem to be high in carbonation.
D:While I'm not sure if calling this beer an IPA is the most correct label, I do think that it is incredibly good. The apricot tastes great in it and the bitterness compliments it very well. I would love to buy it again and could drink them very easily.
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2008 00:17:24 | More by abedenbaugh
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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 4,225 ratings.