Apricot Blonde
Dry Dock Brewing Co.

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Dry Dock Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States
American Blonde Ale
Ranked #35
Ranked #17,234
3.88 | pDev: 12.89%
May 28, 2023
Jul 28, 2007
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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Rated: 3.98 by Phoodcritic from Michigan

May 28, 2023
Rated: 3.85 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

May 09, 2023
Rated: 3.58 by dbauer from California

Aug 29, 2022
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Reviewed by ZAP from Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
As far as a fruited non sour beers this is about as good as you get. Very nice juicy apricot flavor set on a firm blonde ale base....the apricot carries the beer rather than just adding a touch of fruit. It's sweetish but not cloying or hard to drink. It's a great drinker on any day but really hits the spot on a hot day. I've had many apricot style non sour beers from many breweries and this is my favorite by far.
Jun 19, 2022
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Reviewed by CBlack85 from South Carolina

3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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
Rated: 3.9 by Olesjm from Kansas

Aug 27, 2021
Rated: 3.81 by mkh012 from Colorado

Aug 23, 2021
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Reviewed by KT3418 from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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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Rated by Try-em-all from Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Spectacular and not too overbearing on the apricot, just the right touch. Well done.
Nov 20, 2020
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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
Rated: 3.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

May 19, 2020
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Reviewed by NCSapiens from Indiana

4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This beer is all over Colorado so I figured I would give it a try. It looks nice and has a delicious apricot aroma. Taste is disappointing, kind of a mediocre blond ale with apricot. I’m not sure who this is supposed to be for, apparently a mass market audience with an unrefined and undiscriminating palate.
Dec 23, 2019
Rated: 3.26 by TheBrewsky from California

Oct 15, 2019
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
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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Reviewed by michaelsmith11 from Illinois

3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 3.96 by dexterk1 from Illinois

Jul 03, 2019
Rated: 3.54 by corywalston from North Dakota

Jun 11, 2019
Rated: 2.81 by beerN3RD from Colorado

Mar 24, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by Irrationalist from California

Jan 14, 2019
Rated: 3.89 by Tbone2131 from Connecticut

Sep 07, 2018
Rated: 4.71 by Aviatorbry from Kansas

Aug 08, 2018
Rated: 3.68 by toxicwind from Colorado

Jul 28, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by psmith161 from Indiana

Jul 14, 2018
Rated: 3.85 by Bubbawilly88 from California

Apr 14, 2018
Rated: 4.03 by Dr_Fox from Utah

Apr 08, 2018
Rated: 3.96 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Mar 08, 2018
Rated: 4.15 by pixarnick from Kentucky

Mar 03, 2018
Rated: 4 by adusso415 from Colorado

Jan 30, 2018
Rated: 4.9 by GreyGooseStout from Colorado

Jan 09, 2018
Rated: 4.37 by Psquared93 from Illinois

Jan 01, 2018
Rated: 4 by jschott75 from Illinois

Sep 20, 2017
Rated: 3.91 by Tdschoenthaler from California

Sep 12, 2017
Rated: 4.13 by Brob245 from Missouri

Sep 10, 2017
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.17/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
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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Reviewed by puboflyons from New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
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
Rated: 4 by netshark from Colorado

Jul 28, 2017
Rated: 4.05 by Tarabeer from Colorado

Jul 25, 2017
Rated: 3.79 by Giggy from Michigan

Jul 11, 2017
Rated: 4.77 by Waynejagg from Missouri

Jun 21, 2017
Rated: 3.94 by kkarimi from Texas

Jun 15, 2017
Apricot Blonde from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 300 ratings