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ApriHop - Dogfish Head Brewery

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very good

4,473 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,473
Reviews: 1,661
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 112
Gots: 361 | 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:
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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Basically, it's a sweet, fruity beer more than an IPA. The hops are present, but very mild and they fade away beyond the first few sips. All you're left with is sugar from the apricot, grapefruit, and apple notes.

It's a much milder beer than than the ABV suggests. I don't believe it's actually as high as the label suggests.

Really easy-going beer, certainly doesn't demand too much of your attention, nor does it challenge your pallet.

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2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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

Served in a signature DFH pint glass.

Appearance: Has your typical classic amber look to it with a straight white head rising pretty high to well above a finger's length above the body.

Smell: Heavy hops and plus fruit, before taking a sip you can tell it has some sweetness to it.

Taste: This beer is special, hard raw hop taste to it. The apricot is there creating subtle sweetness to it. This definitely is not for everyone but worth taking a look at.

Mouth: Medium to full carbonation on the body, little sweet and sour in the end.

Overall: It's been years since I last had a glass of Aprihop and decided to give this beer some respect. Good beer, is it worth drinking over and over again that's up to you. Not a lot of fruit infused IPAs out there, and what I like most is that this is less fruit more IPA. Salud!

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

So typically I'm anti fruit beer novelty acts but since it was a Dogfish Head I gave it a shot. Pours light brown which was a surprise to me for some reason. The smell actually hits you with hops right out of the gate then apricots appear too. Te taste is way better than I was expecting. I guess cause this really is a true craft that hits you with a nice malty hoppy taste then follows with a hint of apricot. They did not go overboard with the fruit which is the key to the success of this beer. It's a great summer refreshing beer that I'll have from time to time on some nice hot days. Very nice effort once again from Dogfish Head.

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

A-pours a red amber color with an off white head with decent retention
S-apricot, malt, hops are fairly subdued
T-very well balanced sweet malt profile with a hop bitterness followed by the apricot and finishes with more hops in the finish
M-medium bodied
O-very well balanced ipa and apricot characteristic. The characteristics are a bit muddied, but overall a very enjoyable brew

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Had this on tap at the Mirabelle Tavern in Stony Brook. I started off on the right foot with Dogfish Head and have since developed a love/hate relationship with them. I thought I would give them another chance with this brew and glad that I did.

Great in all departments. The apricots are only present in the finish and give a pleasant aftertaste and do not make the brew sweet at all. Hops also help to cut those residual sugars to make it a balanced IPA with a little funk to it.

Great for the warmer days comin up. A definite summer time choice.

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Beautifully colored IPA. Dark, rich caramel hue is beautiful and very inviting. The apricots break through the hop aroma. Flavor maybe a little overwhelming for those who Indian Pale Ales are not their first or second choice for beer styles. The mouthfeel is medium, with a long lasting after taste. Overall not too strong after the whole experience is taken in. A beer that I would drink again, but only once in awhile.

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ApriHop from Dogfish Head Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 4,473 ratings.