Paragon Apricot Blonde | Dry Dock Brewing Co.

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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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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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Photo of NocoBeerGuy
3.64/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light orange, hazy shade of summer, good half inch head, off white, standard lace/retention.
Aroma was legit apricot, best aspect of the beer.

More apricot, takes on a bitter yield, high carbonation, light body, light residual sugars. A solid choice on a summer day or evening. Apricot is far and away the most noticeable thing about it.

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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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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.52/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +28%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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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 Moose90
3.4/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A – Pours a hazy bright orange with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves little lacing.

S – Quite sweet, huge fresh apricot, little to nothing else.

T – Not as powerful apricot here, nice light wheat notes and slightly bitter.

M – Easy to drink, carbonated nicely, perhaps a bit thin.

O – Huge apricot on the nose, drinks more though like a standard wheat beer with a bit more sweetness to it. Not bad.

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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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