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ApriHop - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

4,501 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,501
Reviews: 1,666
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 122
Gots: 399 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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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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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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ApriHop from Dogfish Head Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 4,501 ratings.