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ApriHop - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

4,190 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,190
Reviews: 1,652
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 96
Gots: 263 | 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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Ratings: 4,190 | Reviews: 1,652 | Display Reviews Only:
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tom91281

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11%

03-23-2013 17:25:01 | More by tom91281
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anteater

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-23-2013 04:44:13 | More by anteater
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djaeon

California

3/5  rDev -21.7%

03-23-2013 00:43:02 | More by djaeon
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GreyGhost4

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-23-2013 00:11:48 | More by GreyGhost4
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boesesfleisch

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

03-22-2013 09:36:23 | More by boesesfleisch
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darksunshaman

Ohio

3/5  rDev -21.7%

03-22-2013 04:51:37 | More by darksunshaman
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80x2HopHead

Vermont

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I first must comment on the well apricot nature of the brew- the color reminds me of apricots, however I suppose many IPAs do. As far as the smell is concerned, the apricots are not overbearing at all, rather the apricots and hops blend nicely for a damn good nose job. I would consider the hops to be citrusy, but more mild as compared to some other IPAs. The taste is remarkably similar to the smell, more or less perfectly balanced citrusy hop profile and a smooth apricot flavor. I would not at all consider this to be a "fruity" beer like some others I have tried (UFO raspberry or a blue moon orange- nasty shit)- it certainly retains its IPA qualities with citrusy hops however not too bitter on the whole (but I think the bitterness is perfect for balancing out the sweet apricot). The apricot is well incorporated and doesnt take away from the IPA qualities. The malty character did add some sweetness, but not to the point of taking away from the hops characteristics. I cant say I noticed much of a boozy taste what so ever although the ABV clocks in at 7%. On the whole the apricot is there to back up the hops not the other way around and for this reason I would certainly pick up this brew again even though I generally always prefer my IPAs in true form.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2013 04:48:43 | More by 80x2HopHead
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Sco

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-22-2013 04:48:04 | More by Sco
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ramblinwreck101

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-22-2013 03:59:40 | More by ramblinwreck101
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Sparty55

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +11%

03-22-2013 03:04:42 | More by Sparty55
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mccallisters_dali

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

03-21-2013 22:44:30 | More by mccallisters_dali
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CloudStrife

New York

3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Bottled on 2013A .

A: Pours a darkish amber with a dense 1.5 finger white head. A decent amount of visible carbonation, fairly small bubbles. Spots of lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: Good hop freshness to this, a citrus mango from the amarillo compliments the apricot chilling out in the background. A bit of malt sweetness in there too.

T: Apricots come through more on the flavor than I was expecting from the aroma, taking the front end of the beer by storm. Hops come through mid sip, there is a bit of sweetness at the end.

M: Pretty light on the tongue. Nice and carbonated. Just a bit sticky on the tail end but that doesnt really detract from the brew.

Overall a creative approach on an American IPA. The apricot works well with the hops and although I personally am not much of an apricot fan this one is tasty.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2013 22:39:32 | More by CloudStrife
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StephN

Georgia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-21-2013 21:21:52 | More by StephN
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JDizzle

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-21-2013 21:13:34 | More by JDizzle
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Number3red

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-21-2013 20:08:27 | More by Number3red
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

3.64/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a tulip pint.

Appearance
Amber with 2-3 fingers of fluffy, off-white head. Excellent clarity and retention. Moderate carbonation.

Nose
Mango, apricot, grapefruit juice and caramel.

Taste
Tangy apricot juice along with notes of mango and pineapple. Grapefruit juice, (too) sweet candy sugars and a very earthy hop presence. Finishes with hints of grapefruit zest.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp and dry.

Overall
Always weird and yet I still buy it every year. I guess it's sort of interesting...

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2013 13:56:11 | More by justintcoons
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Thurgoft

California

3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a Duvel Tulip

A: Pours a very pretty, crystal clear orange-copper with a cream white head. Head dissipates pretty quickly on this one, with just a touch of lacing. 4.5

S: Delicious smell on this beer. Citrus fruits, strong orange, lemon, a bit of bitter grapefuit. Maybe a touch of mango though just a bit. And of course apricots! Though its very deftly done: hard to tell where the apricots end and the hops begin. Both take center stage with this one (truth in advertising?) 4

T: Pretty big bitterness up front with some tart citrusy fruitiness and apricot flavors. Also picking up a little funky dried apricot tast as well. Finishes long with straight up bitterness and a slight suggestion of apricot.3.5

M: Slightly heavy on the tongue with a touch of viscosity. Light carbonation. 3.5

O: Second time having this beer, first time reviewing. Quite liked it this time around whereas the first time was a little lackluster. Really refreshing and pretty drinkable but I'm left wanting just a bit more apricot flavor. Maybe thats because the amount that I got was so damned good! 3.75

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2013 07:38:10 | More by Thurgoft
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MCain04

Illinois

4.29/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle, $9.99/4pack, poured into a Spiegelau tulip snifter.

A: Deep amber-red clear body, 2 finger cream colored head with some decent retention, not a lot of lacing.

S: Smells similar to the DFH 60 with noticable citrus hops and floral grassy notes, plus some apricot notes that are far from overwhelming.

T: Clean and hoppy up front, well-balanced, the apricot is subdued at first taste but makes its presence known towards the finish with some nice lingering flavors. Mild bitterness.

M: Light to medium body, crisp and well-carbonated, modestly dry finish.

O: I'm a fan of this offering, the apricot lends nicely to the base IPA. A little too pricey to enjoy frequently but I'm happy to drink it whenever offered to me.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2013 00:29:18 | More by MCain04
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-20-2013 23:23:55 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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GOBLUEBEERFAN

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-20-2013 23:20:04 | More by GOBLUEBEERFAN
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GeckoPunk

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-20-2013 03:13:11 | More by GeckoPunk
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Imperial_Sapient_Groat

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +11%

03-20-2013 02:55:07 | More by Imperial_Sapient_Groat
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dheacck11

Connecticut

3.44/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Nice clear orange amber with finger of brown head rapidly fading.

Nose is strongly of dry hop and apricot.

Taste is all apricot up front, with maybe a hint of other citrus (grapefruit, orange). Follows with a surprisingly biting and bitter hop profile. Finishes with another surge of apricot.

Really nice full mouth feel. Solid body.

Interesting but just feels unbalanced. The apricot is just too sweet, the hops just too bitter. Really nice independently, but together it's like a flavor disagreement in your mouth. I always want to like this more...

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2013 22:33:07 | More by dheacck11
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stewarbd

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-19-2013 21:07:05 | More by stewarbd
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gavjamhawk

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11%

03-19-2013 19:59:35 | More by gavjamhawk
ApriHop from Dogfish Head Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 4,190 ratings.