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ApriHop - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

4,290 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,290
Reviews: 1,657
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.76%
Wants: 101
Gots: 303 | 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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brycevolk

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-15-2011 17:51:53 | More by brycevolk
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-16-2011 19:20:59 | More by HopStoopid120
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LambicKing

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-12-2012 03:41:14 | More by LambicKing
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bmur112

Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-15-2011 21:18:35 | More by bmur112
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epoole3

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-15-2013 23:38:53 | More by epoole3
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buckyp

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.2%

03-21-2012 00:40:57 | More by buckyp
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appetiteforparis

Colorado

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-29-2012 00:14:32 | More by appetiteforparis
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NEhophead

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

Off-white head that slowly fades to the sides creating a bubbly froth that settles at the rim. Great lacing that forms a maze-like pattern. An orange, amber glow to the ale.

A fruit aroma: peach, apricot, and apple that isn't too strong. There's also some sweet hop aromas that again aren't overpowering.

Very carbonated hop, apricot flavor. The apricot flavor isn't as strong as I thought it would be and the hops of a traditional IPA really don't come to fruition. A touch of burnt bitterness is in the finish that round out the apricot taste. A mildly sweet and sour flavor that is also quite pleasant.

Crisp and refreshing. All-in-all pretty smooth for a fruit (?) beer. Very nice carbonation that helps with the mouthfeel.

Very drinkable at 7% abv and the fruit aspect isn't obtrusive enough to give you a headache the next morning.

A very unique and interesting beer to try, but I do have a bit of a problem with it: an IPA? I just don't taste the amount of hops that a standard IPA has. Nevertheless, a very flavorful and unique tasting beer.

07-08-2004 02:20:48 | More by NEhophead
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bahumutx

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.2%

Served from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours cloudy and a dark copper in color.

Smell: Sweet malt with a slight hint of apricot and hops.

Taste: Starts with a sweet malt, a slight apricot in the middle and finishes with a nice hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth Mouthfeel with the right amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: I could have a few of these in a sitting.

Another good offering from Dogfish Head. It could have had a stronger apricot flavor but overall it is a tasty beer.

10-27-2006 23:01:47 | More by bahumutx
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Nickcal

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-23-2014 03:36:08 | More by Nickcal
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rosschive

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-14-2013 00:40:54 | More by rosschive
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Arch578

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-30-2014 10:06:04 | More by Arch578
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Glen0matiC

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-19-2013 00:22:26 | More by Glen0matiC
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midnite2sixman

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.2%

This one is directly as advertised. An IPA with apricots. Whatever you think it might taste like, you are probably right. Now, is that a good thing or a bad thing?

Good thing.

Pours a caramel orange color with a lite head.

Smells: Like an IPA with apricots. Sweet apricot taste balanced by a piney hop scent.

Taste: The apricot smooths out the traditional IPA taste. Hops that may have had bite now have a fruity almost candy like taste.

Mouthfeel: Exceptionally smooth and delicious. A bit tangy and tingly if you let it sit for a while.

Drinkability: This is a good one to try, I tend to veer away from fruit flavored beers but this one may just be an exception.

10-17-2008 03:56:44 | More by midnite2sixman
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Fargrow

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.2%

04-18-2014 12:23:55 | More by Fargrow
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foodie9791

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-13-2013 14:54:53 | More by foodie9791
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NoProblem

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%

04-01-2014 01:56:02 | More by NoProblem
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stewart124

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.2%

Dark copper in color with a fluffy tan head.

Lots of fruity aroma in the nose with a slight bubble gum note.

Big mouthfeel with just a hint of apricot in the very last taste and in the back of the mouth. Subtle and deliciously refreshing. Everything about this says IPA and yet the esters and fruit character come through just enough.

The carbonation is spot on and bolds well for this American IPA. Pine and a tart grapefruit sit on the tongue in the aftertaste.

Another tasty off-centered ale from Dogfish Head. Exactly what I'd expect.

05-12-2010 00:21:32 | More by stewart124
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Bdonschill

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-09-2012 04:00:21 | More by Bdonschill
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BlackBearForge

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.2%

Pours a clear coppery amber with a very creamy one finger off white head and nice slightly oily lacing.

The nose is quite good, somewhat grassy with fresh hops, citrus and the scent of apricot.

The taste is what you'd expect from a crisp full bodied IPA with the added apricot character. Somewhat sweet but also somewhat sour in the back of the mouth (in a pleasant way) with a muted bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, somewhat slick and is very smooth and quite carbonated. Seems right though.

This is one I think I could easily get used too, smooth, goes down easily and has a taste you remember. I can see looking forward to having this seasonal every year when it rolls around.

06-14-2008 22:31:55 | More by BlackBearForge
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VonZipper

New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%

03-17-2012 17:37:33 | More by VonZipper
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TheMarkE

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-10-2013 22:12:37 | More by TheMarkE
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huysmans

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.2%

03-13-2013 11:16:01 | More by huysmans
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BeerGod27

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-10-2013 21:51:13 | More by BeerGod27
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zenmaster298

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-11-2012 02:29:21 | More by zenmaster298
ApriHop from Dogfish Head Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 4,290 ratings.