1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

ApriHop - Dogfish Head Brewery

Not Rated.
ApriHopApriHop

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
86
very good

4,217 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4,217
Reviews: 1,654
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 99
Gots: 274 | FT: 2
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 4,217 | Reviews: 1,654 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by thebrood1987:
Photo of thebrood1987
thebrood1987

New Jersey

4.85/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

What a refreshing beer. I definitely know why this is their Spring seasonal because it is excellent to drink in this weather. You can smell sweet fruits with that apparent apricot and some pine and some fruitiness from the cascade hop. I can always tell if they use a cascade hop if I just think back on how Sierra Nevada's Celebration Ale smells. The taste is very nicely balanced with a sweet caramel bread like malt with the sweetness from the apricot hop flavor and malt in the middle and the apricot in the back melding together with the hop bitter finish. The sweet and bitter tastes in this beer are perfectly combined.

I could tell they wanted to make this different than their 60 minute IPA so they used a completely different malt bill which is a rich sweet caramel and bread. I like that you can taste like you ate a fruit even minutes after your last sip. That is a sign of an amazing beer in my mind. They really used the right hops for this beer to meld with the apricots to make it seem like its not a fruit beer at all.... which is probably why they call it a fruit beer for hopheads. Not to mention the apricots taste REAL, they definitely don't use a cheap overly flavored extract.... which accounts for a better fruit balance with the hops.

Dogfish really nails the tastes of their beers and when they say thats how it will taste thats how it will definitely taste in a balanced manner. There are so many other flavors than just the apricot in this that it just makes it an awesome complex beer that anybody can enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2011 23:06:27 | More by thebrood1987
More User Reviews:
Photo of Arch578
Arch578

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-30-2014 10:06:04 | More by Arch578
Photo of tviz33
tviz33

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-30-2014 03:13:17 | More by tviz33
Photo of Tsar_Riga
Tsar_Riga

Indiana

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
Photo of trdtercel92
trdtercel92


3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-29-2014 21:42:03 | More by trdtercel92
Photo of GeoChase90
GeoChase90

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-29-2014 00:51:44 | More by GeoChase90
Photo of bowzer4birdie
bowzer4birdie

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11%

07-28-2014 21:01:43 | More by bowzer4birdie
Photo of AlvinLin
AlvinLin

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-28-2014 20:24:22 | More by AlvinLin
Photo of Tfiganiak
Tfiganiak


4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-28-2014 20:23:09 | More by Tfiganiak
Photo of Sawvell11
Sawvell11


3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-28-2014 13:53:51 | More by Sawvell11
Photo of John_Beeryman
John_Beeryman

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

07-27-2014 16:54:30 | More by John_Beeryman
Photo of tharper178
tharper178

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-27-2014 16:21:37 | More by tharper178
Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
AlpacaAlpaca

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11%

07-27-2014 16:09:51 | More by AlpacaAlpaca
Photo of littleplus
littleplus

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

07-27-2014 13:53:13 | More by littleplus
Photo of G_Est
G_Est

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

07-26-2014 22:43:45 | More by G_Est
Photo of DocHall1day
DocHall1day


3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

07-26-2014 22:32:47 | More by DocHall1day
Photo of DrBier
DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-26-2014 04:05:41 | More by DrBier
Photo of lonewolfcry
lonewolfcry

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-26-2014 03:38:04 | More by lonewolfcry
Photo of Doomcifer
Doomcifer

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

07-26-2014 03:13:22 | More by Doomcifer
Photo of jacothom
jacothom

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

07-25-2014 15:39:51 | More by jacothom
Photo of nine000
nine000

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-25-2014 03:20:04 | More by nine000
Photo of LostandBound
LostandBound

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

07-25-2014 02:29:26 | More by LostandBound
Photo of Keepnitrl
Keepnitrl

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +24%

07-24-2014 15:48:25 | More by Keepnitrl
Photo of PBRmeasap1980
PBRmeasap1980

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-24-2014 15:11:03 | More by PBRmeasap1980
Photo of bhudish
bhudish

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.7%

07-24-2014 13:33:12 | More by bhudish
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
ApriHop from Dogfish Head Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 4,217 ratings.