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ApriHop - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

4,474 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,474
Reviews: 1,661
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 112
Gots: 362 | FT: 3
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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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz.

Pours a deep orange amber color. White lacing.

Smells of citrus piney hops, an a hint of citrus fruit sweetness.

Tastes piney hoppy with some richer caramel hops and a hint of fruit sweetness.

Body is moderate to full with some fluffy carbonation.

A good enjoyable IPA, very good in fact, and I would definitely have this again. That said, I can't help but feel like the apricot is underused. I would have liked to see more evidence of it in the taste and nose. Otherwise, this is just a very good IPA, but there are other very good IPAs.

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

Pours an amber color, clear and of medium hue, with some bubbles rising to meet one finger of beige head. Keeps a thin but pretty full lace, and leaves some modest webbing on the sides.

Smell at first seems like a normal IPA, with an earthy, woody sort of hop quality to it, and then the apricots reveal themselves. It's a nice, fresh apricot aroma, slightly sweet and quite floral. It works nicely. There's also a toasty, biscuity, lightly sweet caramel malt component.

Taste consists of sweet caramel malt, with some toasted bread as well, sweet, ripe, flavorful apricots, and similar hop character as the nose. The apricots have more intense flavor than expected, like you'd get if you were eating apricot preserves rather than a fresh apricot. The hops are earthy, but there's some citrus too to go with the apricot. There's a decent amount of bitterness in the finish as well.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, pretty crisp and nicely dry in the finish, a real plus given the sweetness of the apricots and caramel. Not as creamy as a typical IPA, but it's pretty smooth.

This is not an IPA I'd reach for with regularity but it's perfect as a spring seasonal. The apricots give it a refreshing quality but it still has some heft to it. I never picked this up before but I'm wishing I had. I'll definitely grab another 4 pack next spring.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This poured a pink-gold with a large white foamy head. It left good lacing and had good retention. The aroma was unmistakable; apricot, obviously. But other sweet fruits were present, maybe strawberry? Malts and mild hop presence. Much of the same in the taste. Apricot and sweet fruits, citrus, malts and alcohol follow. Maybe some wheat, biscuit and caramel. It had an overall mouthfeel that I enjoyed, and I'm not a big fruit beer kinda guy. It was sweet but not syrupy, hoppy but not bitter. Almost buttery aftertaste, lingering on the tongue. Very well balanced which I think is key in making this style. Too often a mild inbalance in flavor and feel makes the difference between a drinkable fruit beer and one you toss out. Very drinkable.

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12 oz bottle into SA Pint Glass

A - Clearish, bright coppery brown with a good inch and a half or so toasted marshmallow head. Retention is decent and settles to a skim; sticky lace

S - Fruity, citrusy, apricot goodness is evident in the nose immediately. I'm glad...so tired of beers that say something like "Apricot" (or my bane...vanilla) in the name of the beer, and then it's hardly detectable.

T&M - Lighter bodied and crisp. Citrus and fruit with a bit of a tart from the apricot. Grapefruit comes through as well. Has a nice, "bright" feel and flavor. Some light, toasty grain pulls in from the background proceeding to a somewhat dry finish with just a touch of solvency.

O - Highly drinkable, with a reasonable enough ABV. A brew I look forward to every year.

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ApriHop from Dogfish Head Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 4,474 ratings.