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ApriHop - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

4,400 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,400
Reviews: 1,660
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 108
Gots: 340 | 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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4/5  rDev +4.4%

kjkinsey, Dec 02, 2011
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tree777, Nov 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at The Spotty Dog, Hudson, NY.

Pours glowing peach with a cakey head. Apricot and citrus hop nose. Toasted oat and ripe fruit malts with branch and grapefruit hops. Grapefruit pith leave. Medium, fizzy, with cling.

Balanced and drinkable, far from being either a gimmick or your average fruit beer.

StJamesGate, Jun 08, 2010
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

grahamboudreaux, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

ThirdEyePA, Mar 13, 2012
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xpdrinker, Nov 25, 2011
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patmcd, Dec 08, 2011
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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%

beerpadawan, Aug 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a DFN glass a nice hazy dark golden orange color, nice carbonation, very nice two finger creamy off-white head, lots of nice sticky lacing follows. The nose is sweet, malty, nice tones of apricot, spices, and caramel. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, a touch of apricot/spices, and caramel. Medium body. Drinkable, this is a tasty brew, not an IPA for sure, but tasty and would drink again.

Wasatch, May 11, 2008
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Nathan_Snyder, Dec 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

mhaugo, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

MikeCactusGordon, Mar 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle dated 2/26/10 poured in to a tulip pint glass.

Pours a clear rich golden orange with a thick, lacy off white head.

smell is billowing out. Smell of citrus hops and a faint smooth sweet apricot.

Taste is initially hoppy, then the apricot mellows it out and finishes a nice creamy sweet.

Mouthfeel is solid and drinkability is very good.

Better than I was thinking with this. The apricot really balances out the sharp hops.

aubuc1, Mar 26, 2010
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

zacharrry, Jun 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

jackorain, Mar 21, 2012
ApriHop from Dogfish Head Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 4,400 ratings.