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ApriHop - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

4,284 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,284
Reviews: 1,657
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.76%
Wants: 99
Gots: 301 | 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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lic217

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

04-03-2013 00:34:20 | More by lic217
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StArnoldFan

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

04-02-2013 23:33:01 | More by StArnoldFan
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Jeremy6566

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

04-02-2013 22:13:57 | More by Jeremy6566
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.2%

04-02-2013 19:36:09 | More by smartassboiler
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wrath98

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.2%

04-02-2013 15:00:54 | More by wrath98
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tubeyes

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

04-02-2013 03:32:58 | More by tubeyes
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oN3xM

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -5.5%

A - An amber brown, medium clarity, heavily carbonated ale with a 1.5 inch head of thick white foam that dissipates slowly. Foam sticks to the sides of the glass and a nice swirl in the center of the ale.
S - Very hoppy with some fruity notes.
T - Not as much apricot notes as I was expecting, but they're still present. A nice, thick caramel taste with hints of citrus.
M - A little bit of an alcoholic burn. Very carbonated on the tongue and cheeks. Overall, a nice feel though.
O - I drank this out of a snifter hoping that it would concentrate the smell better than the last 3 bottles I had. I wish the apricot notes were more pronounced, but still a great hoppy ale that I'd buy again.

04-02-2013 02:43:58 | More by oN3xM
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dbert21

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

04-02-2013 01:30:23 | More by dbert21
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ripweblo

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

04-02-2013 00:49:02 | More by ripweblo
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Chrismathew

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

04-01-2013 21:33:22 | More by Chrismathew
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jminch

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

04-01-2013 17:29:31 | More by jminch
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BigGingDrinker

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.2%

04-01-2013 14:35:29 | More by BigGingDrinker
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twax

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

04-01-2013 02:09:29 | More by twax
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cw13

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

04-01-2013 00:27:22 | More by cw13
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JackMcAwesome

Florida

3.73/5  rDev -2.9%

Poured from the bottle:

Look: I got a one finger head from an aggressive pour, it dwindled down pretty quickly to a thin ring with some decent lacing. Not the usual that I'm getting used to from DFH, but still alright.

Smell: I was hoping for an 'in your face' whiff of apricot, but I didn't detect much. There was a bit of sweetness, caramel maybe.

Taste: And just like the nose, the apricot isn't that detectable to me. The hops is there, with the malt on the back end, but nothing that distinguishes this from any other.

Feel: Light, with medium carbonation. The standard enjoyment that I have come to expect.

Overall: It was a bit of a let down for me because I've come to expect so much from DFH. With that being said, STILL a good brew that I'll probably revisit when the season comes. I was just hoping for a bit more of the apricot to justify the name. Otherwise, a very good IPA.

03-31-2013 23:34:40 | More by JackMcAwesome
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.74/5  rDev -2.6%

not as hoppy as its billed, but a nice fruit beer that's not an immediate write off for me. the pour is a nice brassy color with an orange tint, and a finger or two of fading white head. the nose is hoppy, but its more oily and sweet than bitter, more like a 90 minute than a 60, if you follow. the fruit doesn't manifest itself too boldly in the nose, maybe a little jammy sweetness, but in the taste they really come out. its almost like they take the place of the sweetness that usually comes from the malt, its juicy and a little tart too. then the hops kick in, robust and fresh, and give this beer a particular crispness hard to find in fruit beers. overall this leans more toward an ipa than a fruit beer, which makes it a winner for me, but its not as well refined as some of the other dogfish brews. could also stand a little more carbonation to brighten up the feel, it comes across a little heavy to me. still, an interesting and delicious beer that's just right in early spring. drink this cold though, it gets weird as it warms.

03-31-2013 21:14:24 | More by StonedTrippin
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JxExM

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-31-2013 19:14:54 | More by JxExM
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celticfutblclub

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

03-31-2013 17:56:14 | More by celticfutblclub
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ianjsullivan

Maryland

3.86/5  rDev +0.5%

ST: 12oz poured into a pint glass.

A: Bronze with a thick head, white. Clear, fast carbonation.

S: Bubblegum, grapefruit, apricot, some malt.

T: Grapefruit, pine, earthy, malt backbone, hint of apricots.

M: Medium and round.

O: Not for hop heads, Aprihop has pleasant fruit, some bitterness, and a fine bit of malt. Pretty balanced and subtle rather than in your face, it may seem too sweet for those that prefer bitter beers.

03-31-2013 17:53:22 | More by ianjsullivan
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CoCambria

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

03-31-2013 16:35:56 | More by CoCambria
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wiegs4life

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%

03-31-2013 13:59:53 | More by wiegs4life
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Lawl3ss

Texas

3.16/5  rDev -17.7%

Chilled 12 oz. bottle into shaker pint. No discernible bottling date.

Look- Deep amber with three fingers of dense soapy head that falls quickly. Minimal lacing.

Smell- Bready, toasty, honey, pear, herbal. Hoppier than anticipated.

Taste- Starts sweet, fruity. IPA roots are evident, if not particularly complex. Finishes lemony, biscuit and citrus zest.

Mouthfeel- Medium-full body, sluggish carbonation. Alcohol is mild but noticeable. Semi-dry finish.

Overall. Fine, I suppose, but I'd prefer an apricot weizen and a solid IPA over two bottles of this. Not something I'll seek out.

03-31-2013 06:30:35 | More by Lawl3ss
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Hermthegerm

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-31-2013 02:49:07 | More by Hermthegerm
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oldedog

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

03-31-2013 02:10:23 | More by oldedog
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Tracker83

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

03-31-2013 01:39:28 | More by Tracker83
ApriHop from Dogfish Head Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 4,284 ratings.