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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: 361 | 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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5/5  rDev +30.5%

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of Lucarelli3062
5/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great mix of Fruit in the a beer with lots of hops aroma and taste.I was not sure about even trying it. I thought it would be to sweet and have no hop taste, but it really surprised me. I love this stuff and am going to try and brew my own batch!

Cheers!

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of nortmand
4.97/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours copper orange, with a somewhat poor white head. The head is a bit fizzy, which I know from experience is a problem with wheat beers.

Smell is a mix of rich toasted malt, resiny hops and juicy peaches.

Sweet toasted malts up front blend into a wonderfully peachy citrus hop experience. Ends with a measured bitterness accompanied by a fanastic bready flavor.

Very big mouthfeel, an absolutely fantastic beer, one of DFH's finest.

Photo of berpwillie
4.97/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

wooowww. this beer is F@#$ing fantastic. pours a clear amber-copper color, the aroma of apricots and hops is fantasticly overwhelming. Not sure i'm going to find a beer i'll enjoy much more than this one. perfect for a sunny spring/summer day, but i could enjoy this beer year round no question about it. if you have never had the pleasure of enjoying this beer. i suggest you do so asap.

Photo of tosshin
4.95/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

a: light amber, clear, small white head
s: apricots, lemon, pine needles
t: tastes like DFH 60 min with a nice blend of citrus and apricots. the sweetness of the fruit smooths out the hops
m: really smooth. the hop bite is smoothed out by the sugars in the fruit.
d: this is like the 60 min but better. I want this all year round. can't wait for next spring!

Photo of Brad007
4.93/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Beer pours a light copper color with a thick, frothy head. The aroma is hoppy and full of the apricot essence. The taste gives away a wonderful hoppiness balanced with some sweetness from the apricots. It leaves a smooth mouthfeel and does not come off as too bitter or too sweet. Well balanced beer and certainly a better example than the other beer of this style that I sampled.

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4.92/5  rDev +28.5%

Photo of avylover
4.9/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Excellent looking deep golden clear brew, with a massive off white head that seems to stand still. Light bubbles rise up to the head. Good citrousy hop aroma, with a slight hint of the labelsake's apricots. Taste is hoppy , yet refined. Nice citrous flavors with the slight taste of apricot keeping things smooth. Grainy tastes and a decent maltiness hold it together nicely.Great hop flavor, with a mild bitterness finishing things. This beer tastes like the perfect summer IPA. Medium bodied, with a slick, starts wet/finishes dry mouthfeel.Dry aftertaste, but great lingering hop flavors. Drinkability is top notch, I could drink this to no end. Excellent.

Photo of kgs
4.9/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Oh so pretty. Dark golden with a head that slowly subsides to lacing.

Smell: An ineluctably tempting combination of fruit and hops that wafted toward my nose as soon as I opened the bottle. Springlike but grownup.

Taste: This is the first fruit beer, beyond He'brew Rejewvenator (before they went from figs to dates), that I have ever enjoyed. The hops/apricot counterpoint is perfect: assertive hops paired with gentle apricot, grassy and sweet. Almost unworldly.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, round, caramel feeling, a wee syrupy but in a nice way. The mouthfeel is the most seductive part of this beer.

Drinkability: Dangerously so. At 7% ABV this is not beer for chugging, but it goes down very easily, . Made me sad I had no blue cheese in the house!

Photo of irrevjim
4.88/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I really loved this take on an IPA. It's about perfect balance. It's hoppier than an average IPA, not as hoppy as 90 minute IPA, but the (sweetness?) of the apricots balances the harshness of the hops and makes for a crisp but very smooth glass of beer and the fullest flavor and highest ABV of anything I can honestly say was "gone in 60 seconds". It went down like a light pisner or lager on a 90 degree day but felt like a full bodied beer in my mouth. I really can't imagine changing a thing.

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4.88/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poued into a large flaired tulip glass from a 12oz brown long neck bottle with a crimped-on cap

Clear,viberant reddish/orange with a glowing red hue,beautiful color.
2" creamy white head with good retention leaving lace curtians on top of the glass lots of spotty lacing the rest of the way down.
Very lively looking beer many tiny bubbles stringing together very tightly knit together streaming from the sides and center of the glass.

Very clean pleasing aroma, nice blast of apricot just perfect,not overdone,but plenty of it with some slight carmell notes,no real hop aroma detected.

Clean taste the ipa malts tastes come through a bit a the start with a good carmell feel with some slight burnt notes. The apricot taste just blends in perfectly. Amazing balance of tastes. Just a very slight hint of alcohol with some slight hop bittering detected.
Finishes with a refeshing apricot blast with clean sharp mouthwatering bitterness. The taste doesn't get much better for a fruit beer.

Suprizingly light mouthfeel very creamy, juicy describes the mouthfeel best. Goes down so easy the light.creamy feel and the balance of tastes make this beer exceptionally drinkable and very enjoyable.
One of the best fruit beers i've ever tasted. A must try beer in my book.

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4.86/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: clear deep amber with a nice red hue, head light cream color that fades to thin layer of persistent bubbles

S: inviting apricot with floral tropical hop smell pineapple and mango have a light presence.

T: a rush of hoppy fruity wondefulness I hate living where I am now with no access tothis brew.

O: Awesome I love this beer so much I tried to replicate it as an extract. The IPA portion was tasty but it was ruined when I added the apricot. I need a new approach but back to the beer. I look forward to the release of this beer every year I was fortunate enough to have experienced this run with randall off the tap and it was phenomenal. Not too fruity an IPA lover wouldn't like it but not too hoppy a fruit beer lover wouldn't want it again. Quite a treat from dogfish.

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