ApriHop - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by goatgoat:
3.25/5 rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Bottled on 2/12/09.
Pours a crystal clear orange hued amber, definitely looks like apricots. A moderate white head is almost fizzy but still holds onto frothy. It falls fairly quickly, no lace.
Aroma is... not really apricots. Sweet caramel, a little honey. There is a vague light orchard fruit presence... but not specific enough to be apricot.
Flavor starts smooth and lightly sweet. Then a solid tartness defines the finish. I may be getting a bit more apricot character here, or I may be reaching. No IPA bitterness at all, but I enjoy the tartness.
The finish is slightly puckering, dry and refreshing.
This isn't an IPA, unless tart is the "new" bitter. I like it as it is... but it ain't an IPA. If I rated completely to style this beer would bomb... but I still think it's interesting and worth a go so I didn't rate any category lower than 3. It would do better as a fruit beer. And then it would do even better if the apricot was more obvious.
Serving type: bottle
05-11-2009 17:54:20 | More by goatgoat
More User Reviews:
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 4,223 ratings.