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ApriHop - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

4,200 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,200
Reviews: 1,653
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 98
Gots: 267 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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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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chodinheaven

Maryland

4.45/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Slight haze to this amber colored beer with a thick and insanely retentive head on top that leaves a ton of lacing with it as it slowly goes. A fresh citrusy bite is the first thing that hits with the aroma. Just a hint of apricot in the background as it peaks up through the amarillo hop aromas. The crystal malt definitely peaks through a bit as well, making for a well-rounded nose.

Juicy fruitiness hits the palate first, lots of citrusy juice with a really nice apricot taste that complements the hoppiness that follows. The apricot actually rears its head in the sweetness of that combines with the malts and hops to create a really great juicy citrus taste. The balancing hops have a touch of bitter grapefruit as well as tangerine, creating a perfect little pocket for the apricot to fit into the background of flavors. This beer seems to have a near perfect balance of juicy fruity sweetness to dry hoppy bitterness, making for a very enjoyable experience. The mouthfeel is spot on, with a low to medium carbonation and yet spritzy feel. It finishes long and juicy with a lingering bitterness.

I tried this beer a few years ago for the first time and remember thinking that this wasn't extreme enough for me or something along those lines. Since then, I think my palate has turned to more balanced brews with a healthy dose of hops. This one just seems to hit the spot for me, and I'm glad I gave it another shot because I'm definitely going to buy some more before the season is over.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2012 04:40:34 | More by chodinheaven
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ApriHop from Dogfish Head Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 4,200 ratings.