Originally Posted by joed123
*ahem*...gentlemen...are we not forgetting Aprihop??
For sure! After having the DFH Apricot IPA I made a couple of batches of my own last spring; differently of course than DFH (and in my opinion much better).
For a 5g batch, I made a simple, yet delicious, extract/specialty grain IPA, and let it do its thing in primary for 1.5 - 2 weeks. I then pitted 2-3 pounds of fresh apricots (about 20 apricots), pasturized them, and added them to an empty secondary fermentor. I racked the IPA from primary on top of the pasturized apricots, and let them sit in my fermentation closet for 1.5 months. Then bottled.
This beer was the favorite brew of every IPA fan in my community. It's a bit more pricey to make, but well worth it.