ApriHop | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

4,992 Ratings

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States

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

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4.4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle in a Bruery tulip.
7% ABV, Bottled on 2014E

A - Conservative carbonation floats through the deep and clear amber beer, feeding the off-white head ever-so-slightly. The ring of foam left over only leaves specks of lace behind.

S - Explosive but volatile hoppiness showers the nostrils with a quick mist of tropical fruit that fades away into earthy pine resin and dried apricots with a suggestion of white grape juice and honey-drizzled biscuits.

T - Sharp hoppiness grabs the tongue with force, digging in with fleeting tropical fruit nuances that give way to stronger earthy, pine-like flavors. Apricot becomes shuffled into the general fruity flavor the hops impart, however; it's not a stand-along attribute of the flavor, as a bready, toast malt finishes out.

M - Alcohol and hop dryness greet the tongue and linger there through Aprihop's bitter completion but, this fruit-ed IPA has a smooth body and fantastic balance.

O - Wholeheartedly an IPA, Aprihop's apricot additions play well with the hop's tropical fruit nuances but the beer finishes out pretty earthy and malty with great overall balance!

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4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is a little different take on an AIPA. AIPA's distract from loads of malt with even bigger loads of hops and sometimes huge finishing hops. This one is a bit more reserved than most (some AIPA are the equivalent of muscle cars - blunt instruments) and it adds a twist with a bit of fruity distraction.

It looks great in the glass, a little deep in color, but with a neat little head and lace. The aroma is reserved, slightly fruity and very pleasant. If you spilled it, just leaving it on the table might make the room smell great!

The flavor is great. It has a richer than usual malt character, a smaller hop profile and that fruit thang. It is extremely well balanced. The aftertaste is also very nice. It is an AIPA you drink with your pinky in the air.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: would be clear if not for the amber-tinged orange color. Head is sustaining with a little lacing
S: the predominant smell is a slightly funky fruit flavor that reminds me of dried apricots from trail mixes. The bitterness in nose is slightly astringent, and reminds me of what I get in English-style ales.
T: the fruit smell pervades the whole taste. The bitterness mostly attempts to balance this taste with a mild woody taste, maybe a bit of herb, but the attempts only put a minor dent in the stronger fruit of the beer. That said, if I isolated the apricot from the rest of the taste, the beer itself is solid.
M: the fruit tartness and underlying bitterness work out in the end, there is a rough transition from front to back. The carbonation does help draw my attention from this interplay a bit
O: if it weren't for the slightly overpowering opening of the apricot additions, I might go overall better than I did.

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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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