Dogfish Head 'ApriHop' IPA

DogFish Head ApriHop IPA 1
Dogfish Head 'ApriHop' IPA. 7% abv. 50 IBU. Orange-copper color with a finger of white foamy head. Good retention and lace. Nose of apricot, white bread, light fruity hops. White wine berries emerge as the temp rises. 

Front taste of golden raisins, apricot, vanilla, tangerine, herbal on the back end. Aftertaste is citrus rind, melon, bitter herbal hop sustain, sweet finish. Light body. Mouthfeel is warm, thin, tangy, juicy, round.

This is a pleasant little IPA, one with plenty of light fruit flavors from start to finish. It wouldn't be an IPA without a basket of hops in each sip, and this beer surely has its share. It also delivers on its promise of apricot, starting with a smooth round aroma, leading into your first sip. The flavor profile is abundant with nearly all components mild, slightly sweet, bright, juicy. It's a nice departure from the standard category IPA. Recommended.

From the brewery:

"Our fruit beer for hopheads! 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 apricot juice. After fermentation, the beer is dry hopped with irresponsible amounts of Amarillo hops. The beer has a hoppy aroma, with the apricot playing a supporting role. The flavor is rich with late hop notes, and its bitterness is tempered by just the right amount of malt sweetness and fruity undertones from the apricot. This is one of our most popular seasonal beers and we've been brewing it each spring for quite a while now. We release the beer each March, and you should find it on the shelves through May."

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