ApriHop - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by busterthecat:
3.08/5 rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Bottle date of 2011 6A. Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass. $10.99-4pk.
A- Pours a golden copper hue from bottle that sits a nice amber color. A good foamy egg shell head forms and then resides to a foamy cap.
S- Lots of fruit with some hops and a soft malty depth. The fruit notes are mostly a mix of apricot & tangerine. Hops are definitely in the orange range. Medium strength.
T- Lots of soft fresh bready and doughy malt. The fruit seems to be absorbed into the malt body. The hops are faint and really only noticeable as the flavors begin to fade. The malt is sweet and has slight notes of soft caramel as well as some spice. The fruit can be noticed if you imagine them, otherwise lost.
M- Medium bodied. Lingers well. Hops are slightly present in the finish and have a slight bite and tingle on palate. The malt body has a drying feel. Good feel for an IPA, just needs the hops to complete.
O- Pretty much a malt bomb. I was hoping for more hops and more apricot to provide a refreshing crisp brew. Perhaps hops have faded, don't know what the date code stands for, (6A- June?). The smell is more on point, as well as the body feel would have been a great canvas to showcase some fruity hops and apricot. Barely holds onto being an IPA. Easy to drink.
Serving type: bottle
06-10-2011 23:11:02 | More by busterthecat
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4.21/5 rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice.
Appearance: Pours a very deep amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. One finger of off white head which slowly recedes into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a lot of lacing.
Smell: A very juicy and fairly sweet hop forward aroma with big hints of apricot and other fruit. Upfront citrus hops with hints of apricot juice, orange peel, grapefruit, mango, lemon, kiwi, melon, and pineapple. Piney hop hints as well as some grass. Sweet malt background with hints of caramel, grains, yeast, and cracker. Big with the apricot but fairly balanced. A pretty solid aroma.
Taste: Like it smells, a very juicy and sweet hop forward taste with notes of apricot, citrus, and caramel. Upfront presence of citrus hops with notes of apricot juice, mango, orange peel, grapefruit, lemon, melon, kiwi, and pineapple. Earthy hop presence with notes of pine and grass. Solid balance of sweet malt with notes of caramel, grains, cracker, and yeast. Hoppy but balanced and smooth. Pretty solid.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy, slightly oily, and pretty smooth.
Overall: A pretty solid twist on a IPA. Good juicy apricot taste with a solid caramel malt balance.
Serving type: bottle
04-20-2014 06:44:24 | More by MattyG85
3.6/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
A. copper in color, less than a finger of head
S. smell was ok It had some apricot / citrus but you have to look for it
T. caramel malt taste
M. Medium body
O. I was looking for the apricot but never really found it
Overall I Liked it but felt it was lacking in the nose and even the pallet.
Serving type: on-tap
04-20-2014 00:01:15 | More by Dafixa
4.05/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
12oz bottle. Bottle date 2012B. Poured into an unlabeled snifter today, 4/17/2014.
App- Clear dark copper-orange body. One finger white head, nice thickness and good retention. Not much lacing when all is said and done. Fairly dark bodied for an IPA, although it seems to be fairly similar to 60 Minute in appearance.
Smell- Clean toffee malt backbone, nectarines, fresh apricots, floral hops. This really does smell good.
Flavour- Not quite as good as it smells, but this is still very good. On the sweeter side with toffee, caramel sweetness supplemented by citrus, apricot juices and a floral, almost noble hopped, bitterness that's quite tasty. A bit on the sweeter side which is understandable given that there is presumably apricot juice here.
Mouthfeel- On part with 60 Minute IPA, a bit lower in carbonation for the style. Not difficult to drink. Finish is quite dry and refreshing; with a floral aftertaste that isn't particularly bitter, but it certainly is bitter enough that it's enjoyable.
Overall- A sweeter IPA that delivers what it promises on the label. Apricot flavour isn't artificial at all, you even get a little bit of the fruit funkiness. This is an underrated IPA that I really enjoyed drinking.
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2014 05:34:22 | More by Stevedore
ApriHop from Dogfish Head Brewery
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