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ApriHop - Dogfish Head Brewery

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very good

4,610 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,610
Reviews: 1,693
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 132
Gots: 484 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-31-2002

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
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Nice amber color with some good clarity. Pretty thick head but it goes away fairly quickly with average lacing for an IPA.

Smell is pretty good, probably the best part. Good malt backbone, pale and crystal. Well hopped, but not too aggressive, and then as mentioned in the name there is a very distinct apricot aroma.

Taste is good, but not quite as hoppy as I expected. Good malt backbone again, biscuit bready sweetness. Aftertaste of a slight pine hop and again some apricot flavor.

Mouthfeel is pretty good, medium in body. Bready, sweet, and relatively smooth. Good carbonation level and a buttery finish. Pretty drinkable, a nice summer sipper, but works in the spring too. Thanks T-Love for sharing!

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Bottle conveniently has a few letters scratched off, so all I can see is the year. 2013. Makes me think this is a somewhat old bottle. On the plus side, it's only late May, so it can't be too old.

Appearance: Darker than I thought it might be -- a darker amber color with about two fingers worth of a creamy off-white head... slowly dies down to a frothy ring. Lacing's pretty good here.

Smell: Piney, grassy hops work very well with the apricots ... there may also be a little bit of citrus there, too.

Taste/feel: A respectable beer all around. The crystal malts on Aprihop are the perfect malt for the job, because they get that "sharp" sweetness and pretty subtle flavor overall that works well with the apricots. The taste of this beer is pretty much what I expected, even if I do find it to be a touch TOO sweet, though the mouthfeel is excellent. The apricots aren't overwhelming, and the grassy/earthy/piney hops work with it very nicely. This is a very good seasonal.

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A: Nice amber brown color with a big white fluffy soapy head. Great lace and retention. Darker than the usual IPA.

S: Fruity malt with just a faint hint of hops.

T: Plenty of sweetness and fruit with discernable apricot but this isn't an IPA. Not enough hops to even be a Pale Ale. This is a fruit beer.

M: Very sweet but tasty. Not cloying but there's that dried fruit feel.

O: Good flavor...and wait... are those hops when the beer warms up?!

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ApriHop from Dogfish Head Brewery
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