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ApriHop - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

4,348 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,348
Reviews: 1,660
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 104
Gots: 323 | FT: 3
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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No exact bottle date but it says 2013 17:14.
Poured into a Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Pours a clear amber with a distinctive orange hue. The beer has a 2 finger, very light tan head that leaves some lacing along the glass as it dies down. The head has adequate retention.

Aroma: Right away there is a massive note of dried apricot flesh with some bright notes of grapefruit juice, ripe peach and nectarine (Amarillo hops). The apricot presence really melds well with the sweet biscuit smelling malts in the background.

Taste: An immediate punch of pungent citrus strikes your palate; mostly notes of grapefruit and bright lemon. This hoppiness, as with all of Dogfish Head's continually hopped IPAs, is layered nicely and evenly throughout the entire flavor profile. Dogfish really did create something unique when they came up with the brewing technique of "Continual Hopping" The oily hops weave in and out of the chewy, slightly sweet, bready malts right up until they coalesce into a piercing, yet very smooth and bitter lemony finish. There are lingering impressions of dried apricot and sweet bread left on your tongue.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, with a very smooth and creamy texture and soft carbonation. It's very refreshing and begs for another sip.

Overall: A fruit beer for hopheads. Dogfish did a wonderful job using REAL apricots(not flavorings or concentrate) that give off a strong presence of the essence of apricot in the nose, while still allowing the hops and malt shine in the flavor profile. The creamy mouthfeel is very seductive and overall the beer isn't too sweet or cloying. In my eyes, this is a must have spring beer for any hophead with a curious palate.

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ApriHop from Dogfish Head Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 4,348 ratings.