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ApriHop - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

4,223 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,223
Reviews: 1,654
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 99
Gots: 274 | FT: 2
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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Ratings: 4,223 | Reviews: 1,654 | Display Reviews Only:
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hoptitsbrews

Oregon

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-30-2013 05:22:32 | More by hoptitsbrews
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likesbeer

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

03-30-2013 04:23:09 | More by likesbeer
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jagada

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

03-30-2013 02:28:54 | More by jagada
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themind

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Underrated! this beer has a good apricot aroma and very satisfying taste. I am shocked to see this very drinkable brew is only an 87. At 7% you can still drink multiples and actually still pea in the toilet bowl without hitting the seat. This is one of Dogfish Heads good regulars. If you have never tried this, I recommend doing so. It's a good beer and worth the $7-9 bucks for the four but if your looking for a hop bomb this will not satisfy. The hops are hidden a bit.

Bottom Line: Easy drinking brew worth the pocket change.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 01:55:51 | More by themind
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Duvel tulip bringing forth a thick off-white head and a see through body of orange/amber with tons of bubbles racing about.

Grapefruit, pine, apricot, and grass aroma. Gets a little reminiscent of the cat pee smell but not totally there. Fairly hoppy and fruity and not as malty as some of the Dogfish IPA’s can come off.

The malt makes more of a presence in the taste providing some breadiness. Medium bitterness that pops in the beginning and hangs around for a bit. The apricot is there, but not too prevalent. Citrus, pine, and earthy hop flavors.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 00:49:16 | More by MattSweatshirt
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Nachos4two

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

03-29-2013 23:37:50 | More by Nachos4two
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zac16125

South Carolina

3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a perfect pint glass
Bottled on: 2013H 22:17

A: Pours an absolutely crystal clear light amber color with 1.5 fingers width of slightly off white colored head. Leaves a fair amount of streaky lacing.

S: Pale malt, spicy hops, strong apricot notes (even more so than I anticipated), faint notes of pine.

T: The very first taste that stands out is the apricot (again stronger than I anticipated). There is a vinous, white grape, almost champagne like component. Some piney bitterness on the finish. A bit of citrus rind. Pretty tasty.

M/D: Light, crisp, moderately high carbonation. Drinkability is very good.

O: Overall, good but not great. Its something Id drink again, but no where near my favorite IPA or my favorite DFH offerings.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2013 23:36:30 | More by zac16125
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DrIPA

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +11%

03-29-2013 21:48:42 | More by DrIPA
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Adkins1203

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-29-2013 21:45:19 | More by Adkins1203
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hickmancase

California

4.25/5  rDev +11%

03-29-2013 20:50:10 | More by hickmancase
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ThickNStout

Georgia

3.3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12oz bottle from Hop City (Atlanta, GA). 8.99/ 4-pack. Bottled 2013A. Served in a pint glass.

Pours clear gold with one full finger of pale head that leaves plenty of lace.

Smells earthy and musty with light piney hops and a little sweet fruit.

Taste is earthy like the aroma with piney hops, citrus, dried apricot and a little caramel.

Medium light feel with moderate carbonation. Semisweet, bitter finish.

Not bad but not outstanding. With so many other great IPAs available I don't think this is one I'll be revisiting.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2013 05:09:46 | More by ThickNStout
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CMUbrew

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-29-2013 03:02:04 | More by CMUbrew
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Dburke

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

03-29-2013 02:41:50 | More by Dburke
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BeerMeBrah

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +11%

03-29-2013 02:31:06 | More by BeerMeBrah
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Roberto11232

New York

2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

03-29-2013 02:10:22 | More by Roberto11232
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

03-29-2013 01:29:38 | More by outoffocus
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joshrosborne

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-29-2013 00:01:18 | More by joshrosborne
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Thedrizzle

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

03-28-2013 21:48:38 | More by Thedrizzle
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irish01980

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

03-28-2013 20:26:20 | More by irish01980
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Steve_Oldrati

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-28-2013 17:35:26 | More by Steve_Oldrati
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lsummers

California

3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours an amber orange with an egg white one finger head. Very pleasing appearance.

Smell of piney hops with some grapefruit. Might just be my imagination but I do notice some apricot notes.

Taste hits right away with some hoppy piney grapefruit that transitions quickly to some malty apricot notes. Overall a highly fruity ipa. Apricots are very apparent in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is balanced, smooth and delicate.

Overall, for me this was a great offering for an apricot ipa. Other comparable styles haven't stacked up.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2013 04:06:32 | More by lsummers
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Braz

Washington

3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at Top Foods. Poured a copper ruby color with a pure white head. Nice potent aroma. Very hoppy and citrusy. Didn't really get the apricot but perhaps a touch. Flavor surprised me. I definately get the apricot in the flavor. The hops are kind of light and more of an aftertaste. Body is good but a bit flat. This is enjoyable but I think my expectations may have been too high.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2013 03:15:08 | More by Braz
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leinie13

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +11%

03-28-2013 02:21:44 | More by leinie13
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fredmugs

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

03-27-2013 22:53:38 | More by fredmugs
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nzerbe

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-27-2013 19:58:52 | More by nzerbe
ApriHop from Dogfish Head Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 4,223 ratings.