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ApriHop - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

4,208 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,208
Reviews: 1,653
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 98
Gots: 272 | 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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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

3.46/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a Green's tulip. The pour is clear and fairly dark and coppery-colored for the style (it's more like an American Pale Ale). It sports a nice 2 fingers of sandy white head with some good retention. The nose is predominantly sweet with hops more or less in the background. I get bready malt notes, pinetrees, and some grapefruit.

Nicer firm feel with a fruity sweet-and-bitter flavor. There is some mild malt sweetness up front and the apricots provide sweetness and tartness to the profile. At mid-palate, some herbal tea, lemon, and honey-like notes take over and linger on the finish along with some of the apricot.

Easy-drinking beer, but the flavor doesn't quite work for me and it's certainly not what I search for in an American IPA. Kudos to DFH for always being so experimental, but why make a mildly-hopped IPA (or American Pale Ale if you want to call it that) with apricots? Why not just make a fruit beer?

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2014 22:59:38 | More by deadonhisfeet
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ApriHop from Dogfish Head Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 4,208 ratings.