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ApriHop - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

4,219 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,219
Reviews: 1,654
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 99
Gots: 274 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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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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nquigley16

Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a Lagunitas jar glass.

Pours a dark copper with a plain white head, the carbonation is not all that fine though. Leaves little to no lacing. Pretty simple aroma, some alcohol notes, not really too much hops on the nose, and maybe a little maltiness. The apricot is coming through only a tiny bit. Pretty weird nose for an ipa. The taste starts sweet and slightly boozy, but ends really nice with some hopiness and significant apricot in the after taste. The alcohol is at a very nice level where it is noticeable and contributes to the taste significantly, but is definitely not too high. Clocks in at 7%. Nice mouthfeel, smooth and the carbonation is at a good level for an ipa.

Overall a real good beer. The apricot flavor really isn't too noticeable when the beer is cold though, it definitely needs to warm up to get the full flavor profile. I've been drinking them at room temperature.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2013 23:05:19 | More by nquigley16
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-26-2013 21:09:56 | More by Damian74Shensky
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CurtFromHershey

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-26-2013 21:03:36 | More by CurtFromHershey
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Tiernan

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-26-2013 04:08:48 | More by Tiernan
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Chevelle66

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-26-2013 03:47:20 | More by Chevelle66
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BrantleyJ

California

4.16/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - deep reddish amber color.

S - Clear hop notes, with citrus, pine, and of course apricots.

T - Sweet and fruity with a malt foundation, with pronounced hops up front. Dangerously drinkable for a 7% beer.

O - The apricots strangely work to make this ne of my favorite seasonal beers, and I do not normally like fruit beers.

Serving type: on tap (Falls Church, VA location)

Serving type: on-tap

03-26-2013 01:58:20 | More by BrantleyJ
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CasanovaCummins

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

03-26-2013 00:46:32 | More by CasanovaCummins
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ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +11%

03-26-2013 00:45:47 | More by ChrisL24481
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robhbest

Michigan

4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into tulip glass.

A: Pours a clear copper color, nice big white head with good retention on top.

S: Sweet apricots, a little maltiness.

T: Exceptionally smooth, apricots, pine, citrus fruits all come together. Just enough bitterness to balance the malt without being over bitter. Hard to believe its 7%.

M: Medium to full bodied, great carbonation.

O: I didn't expect much from this beer, I expected it to be one sided but that was not the case at all. The hops paired with the apricots quite well and was a well balanced beer for my palate. I'd definitely buy some again if not for me but something that may convert my girlfriend into craft beers.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2013 02:14:27 | More by robhbest
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CHADMC3

Connecticut

3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours more of a copper colored body than one would expect from the style, beneath the foamy, off-white head which slowly dissolves to leave a scattered sticky lacing.

The aroma is almost exclusively of sweet fruit and citrus hops. There is already notice of the tart/sweet apricot to follow.

The apricot really comes out in the taste with a more subtle hop presence. There does seem to be a fairly generous malty backbone to assist which seems like a traditional Munich type malt.

Medium carbonation and fuller in body than expected with a semi-tart, semi-sweet finish.

A respectable brew which is certainly highlighted by the apricot which is quite tasty and refreshing but I would like to see slightly more citrus hops for more of a bite to offset the tart.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2013 00:34:27 | More by CHADMC3
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TequilaTom

Ohio

1.5/5  rDev -60.8%

03-25-2013 00:23:01 | More by TequilaTom
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slay

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

03-24-2013 23:40:00 | More by slay
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IrishGermanAmerican

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +11%

03-24-2013 23:30:25 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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MightiestBeard

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

03-24-2013 23:06:48 | More by MightiestBeard
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Davihaw

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

03-24-2013 22:47:39 | More by Davihaw
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JLapadura

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-24-2013 22:31:41 | More by JLapadura
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Nutwood

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-24-2013 21:40:03 | More by Nutwood
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eagles22

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

03-24-2013 19:43:22 | More by eagles22
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-24-2013 18:22:51 | More by trevorpost
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MoreIPAs

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11%

03-24-2013 16:06:34 | More by MoreIPAs
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mtalley999

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

03-24-2013 02:33:56 | More by mtalley999
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ryandotfox

Indiana

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-24-2013 02:30:45 | More by ryandotfox
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Andrew99

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-24-2013 00:00:05 | More by Andrew99
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Jamison85

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

03-23-2013 23:56:52 | More by Jamison85
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dsshuck

Delaware

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-23-2013 23:38:19 | More by dsshuck
ApriHop from Dogfish Head Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 4,219 ratings.