Apricot Blonde
Dry Dock Brewing Co.

Apricot BlondeApricot Blonde
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From:
Dry Dock Brewing Co.
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
Blonde Ale - American
Ranked #30
ABV:
5.1%
Score:
87
Ranked #16,933
Avg:
3.88 | pDev: 12.89%
Ratings:
296
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 01, 2021
Added:
Jul 28, 2007
Wants:
  30
Gots:
  65
SCORE
87
Very Good
Apricot BlondeApricot Blonde
Notes: A misty golden blonde ale fermented with shiploads of fruit. A crisp, clean finish and just enough apricot to make this a favorite. Best with sunshine and friends.

17 IBU
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3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by CBlack85 from South Carolina

On tap at the North Dock facility. Served in a standard pint glass

Slightly hazy golden straw color with some orange highlights, with a moderate head that quickly recedes leaving behind a fair amount of lacing.

A huge apricot aroma, with just the slightest biscuity malt flavor. There is just a slight tartness that I suspect is from the apricot puree.

The flavor mirrors the aroma quite closely. A huge apricot flavor is complimented by just a hint of the base beer, very mild notes of bready malt and a generic hoppiness. Medium bodied and slick on the tongue and very drinkable

The beer is a bit one dimensional, but still rather good.

Dec 01, 2021
 
3.9 by Olesjm from Kansas on Aug 27, 2021
 
3.81 by mkh012 from Colorado on Aug 23, 2021
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by KT3418 from Colorado

Really this is equal to me with the sour apricot but it depends on what flavors you want more. If you want any tartness at all go for the sour but I think the stand alone apricot flavor shines better in just the blonde.

Mar 28, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Try-em-all from Missouri

Spectacular and not too overbearing on the apricot, just the right touch. Well done.

Nov 20, 2020
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3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by snaotheus from Washington

2020-10-31
12oz can served in a tulip. "Best By" 10/18/20, printed on the box, printed on my wife's can, not printed on my can. Gift from a new colleague who just moved from Colorado.

Pours a fairly clear, fairly dark honey-amber with a medium head that collapses pretty quickly to a thin, fine ring and a very thin cap. A few floaties, never something I like to see, but understandable for (assuming) unfiltered beers made with added fruit. Smell is apricot and bread.

Taste is mostly apricot pulp, some bitterness that makes me think of the skin and the pit. Breadiness is not gone, but kind of overwhelmed by the fruit.

Mouthfeel is medium, leaning toward thick, not a lot of carbonation but not completely absent. Overall, even past its best by date, it's a respectable beer. I suspect fresher it would be brighter and livelier with a little less of the bitterness I think is coming from some aspect of the fruit primarily. I'd like the balance to be a bit more toward bread than apricot.

Oct 31, 2020
 
3.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on May 19, 2020
 
4.04 by NCSapiens from Indiana on Dec 23, 2019
 
3.26 by TheBrewsky from California on Oct 15, 2019
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3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by metter98 from New York

On-tap at Terminal Bar, Denver, CO

A: The beer is relatively clear yellow in color and has some hues of amber. No carbonation is visible. It poured with a thin white collar around the edge of the glass and specks of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of apricots are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has lots of flavors of apricots.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a nice beer if you really enjoy apricots.

Serving type: on-tap

Aug 27, 2019
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3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by michaelsmith11 from Illinois

Had this on tap. It poured a nice orangish color with a small head. This was certainly an apricot beer as the smell and the taste were both dominated by apricot. Overall if you like apricot then this is a good summer beer for you.

Jul 19, 2019
 
3.96 by dexterk1 from Illinois on Jul 03, 2019
 
3.54 by corywalston from North Dakota on Jun 11, 2019
 
2.81 by beerN3RD from Colorado on Mar 24, 2019
 
4.25 by Irrationalist from California on Jan 14, 2019
 
3.89 by Tbone2131 from Connecticut on Sep 07, 2018
 
4.71 by Aviatorbry from Kansas on Aug 08, 2018
 
3.68 by toxicwind from Colorado on Jul 28, 2018
 
3.75 by psmith161 from Indiana on Jul 14, 2018
 
3.85 by Bubbawilly88 from California on Apr 14, 2018
 
4.03 by Dr_Fox from Utah on Apr 08, 2018
 
3.96 by Curt3 from New Jersey on Mar 08, 2018
 
4.15 by pixarnick from Kentucky on Mar 03, 2018
 
4 by adusso415 from Colorado on Jan 30, 2018
 
4.9 by GreyGooseStout from Colorado on Jan 09, 2018
 
4.37 by Psquared93 from Illinois on Jan 01, 2018
 
4 by jschott75 from Illinois on Sep 20, 2017
 
3.91 by Tdschoenthaler from California on Sep 12, 2017
 
4.13 by Brob245 from Missouri on Sep 10, 2017
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3.17/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

Had this on tap at Falling Rock.

Pours a somewhat cloudy blonde color with 1/2" white head that rapidly dissipates. A perfumy apricot aroma exists. Like apricots and grammas Sunday perfume.

Taste is pretty much all apricot (my favorite fruit to be in a beer btw). Malt is thin, mouth feel is thin, almost no bitterness to it. So I dunno, we kind of have a mixed bag here. Ultimately, the fruit seems to be on point. Its like beyond that, they just said screw it on the rest of the beer. Typical un-adventurous blonde ale, but amped up with apricot. Can't always get what you want I guess.

Aug 07, 2017
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
by puboflyons from New Hampshire

On tap in Aurora, Colorado on August 6, 2017.

Slightly cloudy amber orange pour with a modest head and good lacing.

Most definitely do I pick up the apricot fruit in this beer. Also in the nose I get sweet breadiness.

Light to medium body.

The apricot juiciness plays up big in the flavor leading to soft, mellow finish. Basically clean and refreshing.

Aug 07, 2017
 
4 by netshark from Colorado on Jul 28, 2017
 
4.05 by Tarabeer from Colorado on Jul 25, 2017
 
3.79 by Giggy from Michigan on Jul 11, 2017
 
4.77 by Waynejagg from Missouri on Jun 21, 2017
 
3.94 by kkarimi from Texas on Jun 15, 2017
 
3.88 by LukeB from Virginia on May 25, 2017
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Wasatch from Colorado

12 oz. Can

Pours a pretty nice orangy color, nice carbonation, with a pretty nice one-finger off-white head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with some apricot. The taste is malty, with some apricot.Medium body. Overall, a pretty tasty brew.

Apr 03, 2017
 
3.7 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on Mar 06, 2017
 
3.5 by bsinkule from Colorado on Feb 20, 2017
Apricot Blonde from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 296 ratings