ApriHop - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by yeastsipper:
2.38/5 rDev -37.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2
Beer pours a copper color with an almost pinkish hue when held up to the light. A nice thick head slowly disappears.
The apricot really dominates the nose. It smells more like a jammy, sweet, preserved apricot than fresh apricot. Some hops in the nose, but not much. Get a fair amount of malt aroma as well. Unexpected in an IPA, but this one really isnt an IPA.
Taste is hugely disappointing. It is almost like two flavors that don't work together. The bitterness of the hops of an IPA meet with the sweetness of apricot to create...a very bland, unsatisfying beer. There is a touch of hop spiciness initially on the tongue, before giving way to a very cloying, frustratingly sweet and artificial apricot flavor. Again, it seems like apricot syrup more than fresh apricot. It just aint good.
The mouthfeel is good at least. Thankfully I only bought a single of this. No way I could make it through a fourpack.
Serving type: bottle
03-23-2009 05:50:14 | More by yeastsipper
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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 4,225 ratings.