Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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American IPA
Ranked #3,094
Ranked #15,339
3.87 | pDev: 12.14%
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
Very Good
Notes: 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
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Reviews: 1,733 | Ratings: 5,006
Photo of bierman2000
3.2/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

One of the funkiest beers I've ever had .. don't know the lavender flavor with the hops is a good combination but the beer taste DRY like it leaves you wanting something to quench your thirst. Very flowery and dry in the nose and taste with low malt balance in this beer.. not one I'd seek but worth a try at a beer fest.

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Photo of UncleJimbo
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on tap at The Moan and Dove.

This ale poured a hazy, light brown-amber color with white foam that settled but coated the glass and left some lace. The smell was hoppy (floral hops) and malty, but not really much apricot, if any, could be detected. The taste was sweet malt and mild apricot with a good dose of hops, floral and bitter and fruity. Nicely balanced and the apricot did not dominate. The mouthfeel was smooth with medium body and carbonation. There was a sweet, lightly fruity aftertaste. The drinkability was good; a very nice fruit beer.

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Photo of dwarbi
3.64/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours no head. No lacing. A few medium-sized bubbles make their way from the bottom of the glass, through the semi-cloudy, orange-brown beer, to the top of the glass. Aroma... apricot! and hops! But it's not as hoppy as I expected. It's most noticable in the aftertaste. Poppy, bubble-gum mouthfeel. This beer is best very cold.

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Photo of marburg
4.32/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the prime example of a fruit-flavored English-style beer. Ignoring the Belgian-inspired creations, this is exactly what a fruit beer should be. An orange-ish, salmon colored brew with some definite haze. Huge apricot nose envelopes any more subtle aromas that might be creeping up. The sensation carries through the palate and into the aftertaste mixing briefly with some bitter hop and fruit salad notes at the finish. A very well-crafted beer.

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Photo of stirgy
4.47/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer at the Grey Lodge’s firkinteenth event and was surprised that it was served in a 16 oz. plastic cup. I thought I was at a high school kegger! Despite that, the beer poured a very cloudy and dull orange-brown. It looked like apple cider. The small white head faded quick. I had been excited to try this beer and was not disappointed. It was almost like a high quality IPA (60 minute?) blended together with a sweet apricot cider. Hops were floral and still very detectable. Fruit sweetness was not overwhelming but blended in perfectly. Very drinkable and an excellent fruit beer.

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Photo of Todd
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this last night at Bukowski's. Very intersting stuff. Kind of like Magic Hat # 9, but doubled and with much more hops. It had a huge apricot and hop nose, very light & creamy on the palate, very falvourful and very drinkable. An IPA that meets a fruit beer. Hmm? I like it.

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Photo of doerickson
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On tap at Redbones this evening...I'd never even heard of this before tonight. Dogfish's website says this is an IPA brewed with apricots; I didn't really pick up any apricot flavor, but there are certainly plenty of hops up front that end up very well balanced by maltier flavors. Mostly hops in the nose, though not too strongly so. If I see this again I'll be asking for it.

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Photo of Jason
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted like a big fat Magic Hat #9 (Magic Hat Brewing, Vermont). IPA … ? Huh? This is an experimental beer regardless of what the brewery says. An IPA with fruit added is experimental, flowing smoothness and almost reminiscent of some new Belgian upstarts that throw fruit and excessive hops into a delicate brew. Madness that I like.

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