ApriHop | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

BA SCORE
86
very good
4,985 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
Ratings:
4,985
Reviews:
1,728
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
12.3%
 
 
Wants:
157
Gots:
735
For Trade:
6
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a copper color with a cream white head which disappeared quickly. Smell is what you would expect for this beer, apricots with hops. Hops are more in the aroma than the flavor which is more malt accented than I would have expected. As the beer warms a bit the fruit and hops get more involved. Not a beer I would buy all the time, but a nice change of pace especially for spring and summer. another interesting beer from one of my favorite brewers.

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12 oz bottle from Samp01. Pours reddish amber with a short- lived white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of citrus hops followed by caramel malt and some fruit. Body is medium and crisp. A lot of citrusy hops, caramel and ripe fruit combine on the palate. The finish is long, dry, and grapefruity. Delicious IPA, it was perfect with Moroccan stew.

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This beer was stellar. Poured a 12 ounce bottle into a glass mug and this beer was fairly impressive from the get-go. The head was fairly thick and had very good retention. A nice, orange-amber body with an orange-tinted head. The smell was very sweet; the presence of apricots was prevalent. The taste did not disappoint and was very interesting and pleasant. The presence of the apricots were very strong and the subtlety of the hops was excellent in serving to balance off the apricot taste. The mouthfeel was very full-bodied; fairly thick. This beer is definitely very drinkable. The hops provide a spiciness to it that would draw most hopheads but the apricot and hop tastes are so complimentary that even maltier beer drinkers would find this beer enjoyable. A nice tasting, smooth brew that is definitely a good call.

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ApriHop from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.82 out of 5 based on 4,985 ratings.
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