Paragon Apricot Blonde | Dry Dock Brewing Co.

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Paragon Apricot BlondeParagon Apricot Blonde
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dry Dock Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States
drydockbrewing.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by emmasdad on 04-17-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
45
Reviews:
14
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
13.21%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
4
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 45 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of Beerlover
5/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

wow. let me start off by saying....wow. this is a perfect example of a fruit beer, i am NOT an apricot fan, or a fruity beer fan for that matter . thanks to my coworker Libby and her boyfriend for picking this up on their trip to Colorado to see the "string cheese incident" and for SHARING it despite its unbelievable goodness!...its more than i would have done ! ;)

appearance: Beautiful golden color and extreamly UNFILTERED, "brewed with apricot puree"...NO KIDDING! soooo hazy with little floatees floating around in their fabulous fashion... in thee words of "Modest Mouse".... FLOAT ON! 3/4th inch white fluffy head that dissipates very quickly.

smell: nothing but apricot, based only off the smell u'd think this one would be a fruit bomb, where you taste nothing but apricot, but its not. Like walking threw a apricot orchid if such a thing exist...

taste: perfectly balanced! not overpoweringly apricotty as you would assume from the smell. in fact the smell is really where the apricot stops and lends itself to the balanced flavor of this beer, this gem is all about balance, no hops or malts apparent but the apricot is in the forefront but again not overpowering AT ALL. amazing!

mouthfeel: so smooth, low carbination which i absoloutly love!! and easy to drink.

overall: i said it twice and i'll say it again, wow! perfect.

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4.75/5  rDev +28%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of emmasdad
4.12/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, golden color, with a nice white head. Huge aroma of freshly picked apricots. One of the better fruit beer aromas out there. On the palate, a nice sweet malt base is beautifully accented by loads of fresh, juicy apricot flavor. A wonderful fruit beer, and a great candidate for summer drinking.

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Photo of bsinger45
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of carteravebrew
4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of dailyminefield
3.99/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of timontheroad
3.92/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice subtle apricot aroma, and some sweet malty notes. Subtle apricot flavor, with a nice malt backbone - pretty tasty beer, and super refreshing on a hot day.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.92/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the 22 oz. bottle. Sampled on September 5, 2012.

The pour was a moderately heady golden copper with a fading head that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is mainly apricot fruit and sweet pale malts. It almost has a honey scent with a little yeast playing in the background.

The body is creamy and light. The texture is much like honey.

The taste also brings out the boldness of apricot with a more toned down sweet malt character a low bitterness that does not linger. Very refreshing for a warm Colorado day.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bottle sent to me by boatshoes, thanks. Served in a DFH snifter.

Beer is amber, hazy, big white head, low retention, no lacing, moderate carbonation.

Aroma is big apricot, strong, a little grainy, smells good.

This beer really pulls it off. Strong fruit, nice apricot, great body, simple. Mild aftertaste, I'm not going to tell you it is great but it is a fine, drinkable ale. I'd have it again.

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Photo of rsdaugherty
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22oz bomber into pint glass
A – Nearly white head disappeared quickly, no lacing, hazy golden orange amber gives a nice appearance 3.5
S – A really good apricot scent dominates its aroma you pour your glass 4.5
T – Apricot takes the lead on the flavor but there are sweet bread and grains now also. Slight bitterness. A fruit beer I enjoyed and would seek out again for a summertime event. 3.5
M – Light in mouth feel and body to slake that summer thirst. I would like more carbonation. 3
O – Fits the Apricot Blonde name very well. A great summertime brew and the best fruit beer I’ve had. I would like to take this to the next backyard event I go to, as I believe it would be received very well. Not sure where the "Paragon" is coming from, my bomber is just labeled "Dry Dock Apricot Blonde" 4

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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Paragon Apricot Blonde from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
3.71 out of 5 based on 45 ratings.
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