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ApriHop | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
dogfish.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-31-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,310
Reviews:
1,730
Ratings:
4,992
pDev:
12.24%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
157
Gots:
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Trade:
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.64/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.11/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.16/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The appearance was always a nice amber to brown color with a decent one finger white foamy head that dissipates at a nice pace to a semi-filmy lacing. The aroma, woah, absolutely freakin’ awesomely apricot to peachy goodness filling a super nice semi-bitter piney hoppiness running about the nose. The taste was mostly bitter but lead to a nice semi-sweet citrus-ness concerning itself to try to run itself about a nice aftertaste and ended up leading to a fairly same finish. On the palate, this one shows a nice sessionable quality running about it and still lends a hand to a nice carbonation running about its body and shows that there is nothing overbearing of the sorts on any end. Overall, good fruit beer that shows a decent bitter hoppiness trying to make it come across as an AIPA.

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2.74/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

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4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
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4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
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**
05/26/2013
AROMA: Lemon , pine, apricot, hops.
LOOK: Light copper color, small white head.
TASTE: Nice smooth apricot, sour fruits,.
FEEL: light and crisp. Above average carbonation.

Really nice beer. Drinks easy and refreshing on a good summer picnic day.

**

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3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
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3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
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3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled early 2015; drank 7/11/15 @ the Yarchives.

Poured from the bottle into a can.

See-through orange appearance.

HUGE eggnog head; a curtain of frothy lace.

Mild notes of apricot, honey & caramel in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Faint flavors of apricot & malted grain up front; caramel notes on the finish. Not much flavor at all; drinkable but why bother?

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4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
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3.57/5  rDev -7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L: A slightly murky, dark gold to light brown ombré with a thin white head. It's like a lava lamp of apple cider.

S: A fascinating mixture of sugar and spice! Caramel and peach, rosemary and coriander. The dried apricot tartness is present, but other aromas dominate. Definitely peaks my interest.

T: In the taste, dried apricots are present in spades. The tart fruitiness mixes well with citrus hops. There are negatives a-plenty, however. It's more sour than I expected, and while malty flavors attempt to calm things down in the form of a bread crust backbone and a sweet, caramel finish, the differing tastes don't balance. The aftertaste has an odd, mint leaf quality, which is mismatched with even more malt: this time, it's a crackery bill.

M: The syrupy mouthfeel matches the murkiness of the beer's appearance. While an apricot beer begs for crispness and fizz, here we have a lackadaisical, watered down smoothie.

O: "NOT GREAT," is what I wrote in my notebook. Both too sweet and too sour, efforts to bring this beer into balance fall flat, creating a muddled, meddled-with production. It's still drinkable, and it's Dogfish, so I see the mass appeal. But if I can remember this rating, I won't have be having another.

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4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
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4.64/5  rDev +20.8%
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ApriHop from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 4,992 ratings
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