ApriHop - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by mrpivo:
4.72/5 rDev +23.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
I ran into Aprihop at our October, 2003 Beer Barons of Milwaukee officers meeting. I had no idea what I was ordering, but being a Dogfish Head creation I was sure to be different. The glass I received had a nice half inch thick head sitting upon a slightly cloudy straw colored beer. When I raised it to my nose I detected the aroma of Cascade hops. I thought to myself that this was just another American Pale Ale. Upon tasting it, I couldn't have been more wrong. I have to tell you that I'm not a fan of fruit beers, but THIS fruit beer made me a convert. Very complex. That's how I would describe my initial reaction. I couldn't decide what I enjoyed more: the APA bitterness, the subtle sweetness which no doubt was due to the apricots, the almost subliminal taste of the apricots themselves, or the perfect carbonation which only enhanced everything else. All in all a fantastic beer. Being a homebrewer, I'm already planning to duplicate this beer.
Serving type: on-tap
11-12-2003 15:33:36 | More by mrpivo
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3.74/5 rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
12 oz, sediment-free bottle.
Clear reddish-amber with a good beige head and very good lacing
Feel: medium body; smooth; Medium+ carbonation.
Smell: soft fruits not specifically apricot with a clear spicy hop presence.
Taste: lightly spicy, APA hop level; solid malt backbone; fruity with subtle apricot
O: interesting and worthwhile IPA variant.
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2014 01:37:39 | More by chinchill
ApriHop from Dogfish Head Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 4,200 ratings.