Beer of the Week 43: Aprihop

Dogfish Head’s Aprihop India Pale Ale

From the bottle:

An India pale ale brewed with real apricots

From my notes:

Smells of stone fruits and citrus, pretty faint. Pours a nice auburn color with a fine tan head, mild lacing as I drank. Medium bodied beer with a hoppy finish. Tastes like cherries and apricots and malt sweetness when it hits the tongue and then it hits the back and it’s citrusy hops going down. Not a lot of flavor here not a lot of hop either, mild for an IPA.

Who could go for a beer right now?

With Indian Pale Ales being such a popular beer right now Aprihop doesn’t have a lot to distinguish it from the pack. The apricot flavor is weak and the hops aren’t that powerful either. Not a lot to say about this middling brew, really.

Rating (out of five):

Beer of the Week 42 Tweason’ale

Dogfish Head’s Tweason’ale

From the bottle:

A gluten-free sorghum-based ale brewed with strawberries and buckwheat honey.

From my notes:

Strawberry blonde color bordering on light pink with a one inched, cream colored  head with fine bubbles. Smells of fruit, grape, strawberries, and honey. Tastes like berries, and something that I can’t identify, I’m thinking it is the sorghum? It’s not pleasant. This is a sweet beer. Almost a wine cooler. Dry finish.

Almost looks like a crappy rosé, huh?

I bought this beer out of curiosity mostly. A gluten free, sorghum based beer? I’ll try that! Except, the beer isn’t that good. The problem with going out to the edge is that, sometimes, you fall off. Strawberry is a good match with beer, as is honey but they’d do better in a beer that is made from either wheat or barley.

Rating (out of five):