ApriHop - Dogfish Head Brewery
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3.74/5 rDev -2.6%
A: Pours a crystal clear medium copper in color wit some light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation as well as some orange and amber highlights. The beer has a finger tall light beige head that slowly reduces to a couple of small medium thick patches that include medium sized bubbles as well as a very thin film covering about two thirds of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit and pine hops with lighter aromas of apricots. Underneath there is a light amount of caramel malt sweetness.
T: Upfront there are light to moderate amounts of malts with a light amount of caramel sweetness. This is quickly taken over by light flavors of apricots and then the moderate flavors of hops - citrus/grapefruit and pine. Moderate amounts of bitterness which fade rather quickly.
M: Medium bodied with slightly more than moderate amounts of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink with the pleasant apricot notes in addition to the more traditional IPA flavors and the well hidden ABV. This is a very appropriate spring seasonal and is a refreshing drink on a very warm spring afternoon/evening while waiting to watch the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship game.
04-08-2013 19:53:51 | More by dbrauneis
4.31/5 rDev +12.2%
Bottle to Glass
This the second time I have had this beer and I still feel the same about it. I like it!
It pours well and retains a nice, thick head. It is not as aromatic as I would like it to be but there are hints of hops and fruit. The taste is where this beer wins. It hits your palette like an IPA but finishes like a fruit beer. The finish is sweet and full as well as refreshing. The medium mouthfeel helps to round out this great offering from Dogfish Head.
This is very different from most IPAs. I think that is why I like it... it is always good to shake things up!
04-08-2013 01:05:28 | More by TheHophead
4.53/5 rDev +18%
12 oz bottle into a pint glass
pours a nice copper color with very little head.
smell is very citrusy, i don't really detect any apricot in the aroma. smells like a typical, good ipa. that apricot is definitely there in the taste though, especially at the back end. decent amount of carbonation.
overall, i really like this...its like a tastier version of the 60 minute ipa in my humble opinion. i could session this, perfect for a spring afternoon.
04-07-2013 19:50:40 | More by YieldToNothing
3.86/5 rDev +0.5%
Semi-clear copper color poured into a pint glass with an inch head fading quickly into a lacing.
Fruity bouquet, with obvious apricots and some grapefruit too. Very refreshing and floral.
Hoppy in the palate, again apricots, though not so obvious as on the nose.
At 7% ABV, you would expect a little stronger brew, but this one seems to mellow it out.
Overall a decent brew. Kudos to DFH for trying something different.
04-07-2013 18:47:10 | More by leokbelo
3.8/5 rDev -1%
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a DFH pint glass. Purchased at Gasbarros in North Attleboro, MA
A- Pours a rust colored clear body with a huge gushing white head that reduces slowly and leaves uneven lacing.
S- The aroma isn't very strong. I get some hoppy pine, sweetness, caramel, and maybe a little fruity apricot, but not much.
T- Light hoppyness upfront, pine and resin, the aftertaste is somewhat juicy but I'm really not getting much apricot out of this, just a bit on the finish. Tastes like 60 minute.
M- Medium body, medium-low carbonation.
Middle of the road - I wish DFH really incorporated the apricots better. Tastes like a standard pine-forward IPA with a hint of fruit.
04-07-2013 00:03:31 | More by gcamparone
3.85/5 rDev +0.3%
On-tap at Blind Tiger.
Beer is amber in colour with a soft white head. Good retention.
Smell strongly contains apricot- actually smells like apricot juice, quite sweet.
Taste contains apricot nectar- sticky and juicy. Hoppy, with a focus on the apricot again. Some grapefruit, but the apricot is really strong, drowns out the hops a bit.
Medium bodied and highly carbonated. Somewhat irritating.
Overall, the apricot really dominates this beer. It is a nice flavour but I could only take so much.
04-06-2013 22:39:55 | More by jrenihan
ApriHop from Dogfish Head Brewery
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