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ApriHop - Dogfish Head Brewery

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very good

4,503 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,503
Reviews: 1,666
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 123
Gots: 404 | 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:
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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Photo of dreedvol
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a dogfish nonic glass.

Nice amber to copper appearance with a tannish head that leaves a small amount of lacing on the glass.

Aroma faint citrus notes but more earthy to herbal hop smell. Toasted to roasted malts. Hint of spice?

Taste is not as hoppy as I would have expected. Hint of fruit, citrus, almost a yeast ester undertone. Apricot or peach like hint afterward. Herbal taste to the hops. Not incredibly bitter though. Lighter than expected.

Mouthfeel - Nice slightly prickly carbonation but refreshing. Does have a nice lasting aftertaste. Smooth.

Overall a good beer. Definitely a nice spring beer. Seems to be a little less IPA and a little more belgian but definitely worth a try on a warm spring day.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of captaincoffee
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Oh Dogfish Head...maybe you are cursed with fans setting the bar to high. So many special beers, some of which I've loved and others not, but all were drank with an appreciation of what you were trying to accomplish. Aprihop? Its a good beer, dont' get me wrong. If someone handed it to me in a blind taste test, I'd say it was a damn fine beer. Beautiful color actually, which certainly must come from the apricots. As an IPA or as a fruit beer, however, it fell a bit short on both accounts for me. Based on how you typically do business, I'd guess you used a ton of real apricot for this brew. Unfortunately, it doesn't really come through. As an IPA, the great qualities of our other IPAs don't come through either. It's kinda both, but neither. As a whole, it is a good but undescript mash where the fruit and hops cancel each other out rather than building to something special, although there is a very nice mouthfeel.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of ElderBeagle
4.39/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this on-tap at the DFH Brewpub

A: A deep clear amber, but very little head by the time it came to my table

S: Smelled great! Citrus, piny hops with the sweet smell of apricots of course.

T: Tastes similar to their 60 minute but with a great sweetness throughout and a nice dry finish. Really balanced flavor, not too sweet but its definitely there. The reason I disliked Magic Hat #9 was because the sweet flavor seemed like it didn't belong, but here the flavors mingled perfectly for me.

M: Medium body and perfect carbonation

O: This is a great beer for this time of year. This may be one of my favorite seasonals from DFH next to the Punkin. Check this out and enjoy the Spring!

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of Lordquackingstic
3.72/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Freshness date makes no sense to me, but it's in season, so it's probably fresh.

A: Amber maple syrup color with a generous and very lacy head.

S: Berries, sweet malts, honey, apricot comes through ever so slightly.

T: Honey and apricots intertwine with a soft hoppy bite. The malts give it a sweetness (very prevalent in DFH brews) that isn't overpowering and is balanced well. I just spilled my beer all over the table, but I'm pretty sure that's the jist of the flavors...fuck.

M: Prickly hoppiness that lingers with a fruity flavor for quite some time. Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O: This is a pretty solid fruit fusion IPA. A little predictable, but refreshing and has a great prickly mouthfeel that I appreciate and enjoy. If I drank this blind I don't think I could have been able to tell you that this was brewed with apricots, but it's still very solid. Would have liked to have drank the rest of this bottle...but alas...I only bought a single and spilled the rest of it. Bah.

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of midnitesun11
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a see thru amber color with a fluffy off white colored one finger head.

Smells initially of hops with a big apricot fruit scent.

The taste is of sweet apricot at first with a hoppy bitterness that follows. Has a bit of a carmalized peach flavor maltiness as well.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with small amount of bitternessthat coats the mouth. Leaves an apricot taste in your mouth but doesn't have too much of a lingering bitterness in the finish either.

Overall this is a good fruity summer beer to drink when the weather is warmer. It's different but I'd highly recommend giving this one a try!

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

ApriHop from Dogfish Head Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 4,503 ratings.