ApriHop | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
70.8%
Liked This Beer
3.84 w/ 4,992 ratings
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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:
#10,025
Reviews:
1,730
Ratings:
4,992
Liked:
3,536
Avg:
3.84/5
pDev:
12.24%
Alströms:
4
 
 
Wants:
157
Gots:
737
Trade:
6
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,992 |  Reviews: 1,730
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

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

Photo of AlexSenft
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shanty76
4.19/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrob21
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabtos
2.5/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of eddiestep
4.22/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

ApriHop from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 70.8% out of 100 with 4,992 ratings
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