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ApriHop - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

4,217 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,217
Reviews: 1,654
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 99
Gots: 274 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
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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beeroclock

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4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a medium copper color with a nice fat white head, probably an inch thick which laces the glass well.

S - Excellent, I'm not usually into the sweet smelling beers, but apricots are not the sweetest out there. I love the smell of this, apricots with some subtle wheat hints to it and a citrus hop to the nose as well.

T - Very nice, again, not a big fan of sweet beers. This one isn't so sweet. Just a nice healthy kick of apricots with some bready notes and that same good citrusy hop taste that you smell.

M & D - A good drinkable IPA which holds to the tongue well with it's thicker almost bread like underbelly. It leaves you reaching for another, too bad for you when you are all out. Impressive at 7% is not overbearing in the least. Very enjoyable with the sunshine and heat and pairs well with a good quality hamburger right off the grill.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2008 16:52:22 | More by beeroclock
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ApriHop from Dogfish Head Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 4,217 ratings.