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Title: DFH Aprihop IPA
Post by: euge on March 25, 2011, 03:18:40 AM
Apricots are probably my favorite fruit. I have a certain weakness for them, which I indulge infrequently. As a consequence, as if by compulsion I bought a pack of this beer.

Where's the !@#$ apricot!? Oh there it is. Way back there in the f'ing finish. Thanks. I would think it was the hops even and if you hadn't told me it was an "apricot beer" I probably would have missed it altogether. Want me to go on? Probably not. In short, well made balanced beer- which is what I see in any DFH product. Missed it with the apricot though. :-\
Title: Re: DFH Aprihop IPA
Post by: tschmidlin on March 25, 2011, 04:56:54 AM
Really?  I get strong apricot from it, I wonder if it is batch variation.
Title: Re: DFH Aprihop IPA
Post by: euge on March 25, 2011, 05:15:33 AM
Really?  I get strong apricot from it, I wonder if it is batch variation.

My thoughts exactly, which may be why we're seeing it here.
Title: Re: DFH Aprihop IPA
Post by: gordonstrong on March 27, 2011, 10:24:48 PM
From meadmaking, I know that apricots and peaches are subtle fruits.  Haven't tried that beer lately (I remember liking it) but it could also tend to age out.

Personally, if I wanted to make an apricot beer, I'd just use a bigass handful of Amarillo instead.  FWH and at knockout.
Title: Re: DFH Aprihop IPA
Post by: MDixon on March 28, 2011, 03:39:49 PM
I'd vote batch variation. The first time I had it was on draft at Big Tree Inn in Geneseo, NY when I was stuck there for work many, many moons ago. Might have been one of the first times it was sent out in kegs. I don't remember how many of them I had over the many weeks I was there, but I do know I didn't find out there were Apricots in it until a few years later. At the time I thought it was just an estery IPA made for the spring (hence the "Apri" part).
Title: Re: DFH Aprihop IPA
Post by: kgs on April 01, 2011, 11:49:49 AM
Aging and batch variation. I love this beer when it's fresh (and I'm not a big fan of fruit in beer, except dried fruit such as figs).
Title: Re: DFH Aprihop IPA
Post by: bernman on April 09, 2011, 02:34:08 AM
Try it with BBQ shrimp.....yum.
Title: Re: DFH Aprihop IPA
Post by: bluesman on April 09, 2011, 03:06:53 AM
I'd vote batch variation.

+1

I've had it a few times and each time the apricot is right there in the middle of the mix. Great brew BTW.  ;)
Title: Re: DFH Aprihop IPA
Post by: 1vertical on April 12, 2011, 05:04:49 AM
Get some of that alien yeast from Tom and spin an apricot beer from that base....
You would get there methinks... ::)