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ApriHop - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

4,400 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,400
Reviews: 1,660
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 108
Gots: 340 | 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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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a brilliant deep amber with a frothy 2 inch cream head that lingers. Eventually leaves thick sheets of foam on the glass.

Herbal, tea-like hops, toasted malt, and apricots form the initial aroma. Fairly earthy notes meld with onion and slightly burnt caramel. But that herbal quality dominates.

Apricot dominates the flavor initially, with earthy hops giving impressions of fruit pits. There's an onion presence that's subtle mid palate, and the profile becomes a touch bitter and resiny into the finish. Malt character provides support, but is easily dominated by apricot. Bitterness becomes more pronounced in the aftertaste. Malt sweetness is a touch cloying.

Body is moderate, with carbonation to match, and significant alcohol warmth.

Fairly earthy hop flavors, herbal aromas, with apricots stealing the show. Not overly bitter, with good malt support. But apricot is slightly overpowering for my liking.

barczar, Apr 18, 2013
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Had on-tap at Westville Pub Asheville. Served in a tall tapered glass.

A- Pours a reddish dark amber with a 1/4 inch off-white had that doesn't retain long before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a bubbly side patch of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a broken ring behind.

S- The citrus notes of the hops and the apricot meld together wonderfully to make a bouquet of fruity goodness.

T- Flavor is much of the same with some moderate bitterness as well. Decent malt backbone provides some balance. Very easy to drink for the ABV if not a bit too mild in taste.

M- Very light prickle from the hops and apricot. Medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- I hate to do the whole "I remember when this beer used to be so much better" thing, but something has changed about this over the years. I used to experience a much more aggressive bite and flavor from the hop/apricot combo. Maybe my palate has changed, I don't know. It's still a very good beer all the same, I just had a more intense experience in the past.

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ApriHop from Dogfish Head Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 4,400 ratings.