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ApriHop - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

3,699 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3699
Reviews: 1624
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.76%


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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jpavlicek1

Michigan

3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Totally enjoyable IPA with very subtle hints of apricot that open up a kind of full mid level softness without breaking over the sweet line. Medium but present hops and bitters are balanced from start to finish.
Want to try more to explore the ranges of flavor .

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2013 03:22:12 | More by jpavlicek1
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

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
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dleiner

New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

04-17-2014 03:18:27 | More by dleiner
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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

04-17-2014 01:31:40 | More by mvanwoerm
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tabascosigned

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

04-16-2014 23:18:41 | More by tabascosigned
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

04-16-2014 23:14:18 | More by BeerBucks
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Andy_Luft

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

04-16-2014 05:34:22 | More by Andy_Luft
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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

04-16-2014 02:42:31 | More by UFOsandBeers
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tmarretti

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

04-16-2014 02:05:40 | More by tmarretti
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sonnydeezy

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.2%

04-16-2014 02:00:42 | More by sonnydeezy
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Ed2

Delaware

3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a pint glass... Smallish head about a finger maybe a little less. Amber translucent body... Smell is Hops galore and Apricot follows strongly. Taste is also hoppy and fruity... A nice light summer beer. A little sticky after feel... But still good. And I like the art work on the bottle this year...

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 00:00:04 | More by Ed2
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Genx

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

04-15-2014 03:04:12 | More by Genx
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Gator_Nation

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

04-15-2014 02:43:58 | More by Gator_Nation
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shadetree67

Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A. Reddish copper in color. 1 finger head. LIttle to no lacing.

S. Not much of any smell. Caramel malts, some apricot / citrus but I really have to hunt for it. Very slight piney hops as well.

T. Some melon, Slight caramel malt, and a hint of apricot. There is more going on in the taste than in the nose for sure. That said, it is pretty subtle.

M. Light to medium bodied. Higher than average carbonation for an IPA.

O. I was really hoping for more apricot in the taste, additionally the body felt a bit thin. Alcohol is well hidden and the 7% can creep up on you

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 23:55:13 | More by shadetree67
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

04-14-2014 17:48:54 | More by Beestin
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yuenglingfan101

Indiana

4.74/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Not a bad beer. Copperish color with a half finger head. Really not much of a smell. The taste more of the IPA than the apricots but thats ok. Great relaxing beer for a great relaxing day or a great relaxing beer after a major stressful day. Poured this beer into my trusty pint glass as usual

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 16:13:59 | More by yuenglingfan101
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Ohio

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Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.2%

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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.2%

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Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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ApriHop from Dogfish Head Brewery
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