Aprihop by Dogfish Head Brewing Co.
Brewery: Dogfish Head Brewing Co
Beer Style: Fruit IPA
I never really understood why I liked this beer so much. I finally now realize it’s because it was a fruity IPA before fruity IPAs were popular. It just had this really unique flavor to it when most IPAs had either a grass or citrus flavor to them, Aprihop always had this uniqueness to it for me.
I’ve been enjoying this beer for years, and this time was no different, Aprihop is a seasonal go to for me (when it’s available).
An India Pale Ale brewed with real apricots
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.