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ApriHop - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
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4,601 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,601
Reviews: 1,690
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 132
Gots: 478 | FT: 4
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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Ratings: 4,601 | Reviews: 1,690
Photo of terrysjag
3.72/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RyanK252
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at BC's Pizza and Beer

A: Pours gorgeous deep reddish amber with a frothy off white head that settles and laces quite well.

S: Floral hops, a little lemon, maybe even a little touch of roasty malt, with a little caramel sweetness.

T: Floral hops dominate, a little lemon, light fruity notes, a touch of light roasty malt, a little caramel/toffee sweetness, and a very faint apricot note.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Tough call on this one. Was expecting a little more bitterness and apricot, instead it's quite floral with even a little roasty quality to it and very faint apricot. Still drinkable, but not my favorite.

Photo of bluehende
4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like apricot beers like magic hat 9. This is so much better. It had a very nice citrusy nose that made a nice ipa out of this. Highly recommended

Photo of DrBass
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BillCheck
4.31/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I really liked this beer. This is a great refreshing IPA from sweet undertones.

Photo of smogfood
3.34/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Vivelepositif
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SithPagan
4.85/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of my favorite seasonal dogfish head beers. Period the end!

Photo of Psg5062
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aratcliffe
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of modidia
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

no apricot flavor whatsoever...taste like regular ipa with a tad less bitterness...unremarkable

Photo of PhillyFoodie
2.37/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Smelled ok I guess, but was REALLY turned off by the tart apricot taste. Was bitter (not in a good way) and dank tasting. Aftertaste like rancid fruit. I only bought two thankfully and ended up giving the other one away to a buddy who didn't like it either. Not sure where they went wrong with this one really. Just a really bad taste combination with too much hops to go well with the bitter apricots. Nearly a drainpour, and the most disappointing beer I've ever had from DFH.

Photo of Mooslerfitness
4.65/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smell of apricot and citrus taste the same goes down smooth

Photo of Statonxyb
4.74/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank from a bottle.

A: Pours a rich golden, reddish, brown color with a white head.

S: Apricots and hoppy goodness.

T: Had some mild hoppiness to it with a strong taste of spring in the apricot flavor.

M: Medium body.

D: No surprises here in flavor. It tastes just like it smells with a mixture of classic Dogfish Head IPA hoppy kick.

Photo of JA807
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tlema1
3.46/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I get fruit, just not apricot

Photo of DaftPatrick
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Steve13213
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of derekgw123
3.19/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ALC82
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ESchweers
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rtravs85
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dbakondi
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
3.15/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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ApriHop from Dogfish Head Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 4,601 ratings.