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:
#13,031
Reviews:
1,732
Ratings:
4,999
pDev:
12.24%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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Ratings: 4,999 |  Reviews: 1,732
Photo of Tbone2131
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of duvel1979
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BethanyB
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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Photo of Ctb6582
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of dag1991
4.64/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tschnab
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattyrubes
4.34/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Apricot beer pours an apricot color producing a 3/5" thick off white head that has amazing retention. The aroma was a little bit Cascade hops and apricot, I enjoyed it. Apricot is probably the best used fruit stateside.

This is one of those rare occasions where DFH makes a decent beer you'd want to drink more than 3 oz of. They've obviously enjoyed some nepotism like favors around in the industry, speak out and feel the ban hammer, as many have been moderated into the corn field over these guys. Nonetheless, when they hit the mark, you have to give it to them.

Wouldn't hesitate to put another 4 pack of this down when fresh and warm weather. Hops, apricot, can't mess that up.

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Photo of CBrodbeck
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DenverBigRed
4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of demosixt
4.74/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of PUbeer
4.29/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OldBrewer
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 fluid ounce bottle.

L - copper, orange-bown colour, a little hazy. Very little head which dissipates quickly. Minimal lacing.

S - mostly apricot, some spices.

T - orange peel, apricot, very hoppy, dry, bitter.

F - rich, bitter after-taste, no detectable sweetness.

O - a little too bitter - could be a little more sweet to bring out the apricot taste. Overall, a quality beer.

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Photo of chicagoish
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Iamjeff6
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of target88
3.43/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of eddiefl
3.2/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Andy1010
4.26/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Great IPA for that summer kayaking trip! Very refreshing and fruity. Exceptionally clean mouthfeel.

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Photo of instinct2
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kcjones
4.27/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Very drinkable, fruity beer. Good hop presence but could be more.

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Photo of dgmirelli
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

look has a deep orange/brown hue like no other beer to date, smell of faint apricots, malt and caramel, taste is big hoppy on front almost alcoholy but not overpowering - this is dry dry dry and faint citrus and hints of apricot on the back, feel is lacking on carbonation with a thin head that quickly dissipates. Dryness faints bitterness but it all puts a different feel on the flavor. Not a great length on flavor which is a key. Not the freshest in fact I got a discount and went for it....

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Photo of Tomkob11
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeroberts2012
4.14/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

ApriHop from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 4,999 ratings