Aprihop is another unusual beer from the off-centered folks from Delaware’s Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. This beer is an apricot flavored IPA and is the beer that I’ve chosen to wrap up the spring seasonals this year. I’d describe the nose as clean, with strong grassy notes and grapefruit. The middle is almost tropical with apricot, mango, more grapefruit, and a bit of earth. The finish is dry on the tongue, with citrus acid on the palate and pleasantly balanced. There’s just a bit of pine in the finish, but it adds more to the flavor than to bitterness. This isn’t a bitter beer at all, though it does tick the right boxes for an IPA in every other sense, and I think the lack of bitterness is more a testament to how well balanced this beer is than anything else. This is a really nice, refreshing drink, and after a glass of this, I’m lamenting the fact that spring is over.
I give it a 4.6 out of 5.