Terrapin Beer Company out of Athens, GA and Tampa’s Cigar City recently collaborated on an imperial IPA featuring apricots and ginger, called Vapricot. These bottles just started showing up in and around south Louisiana. Here’s what they say about it:
When you can’t see the smoke through the haze, reach for a beer that cuts right through. Two neighboring breweries in the South, Cigar City Brewing and Terrapin Beer Co., introduce ‘Vapricot’ Apricot Ginger Imperial IPA. Brewed with apricot puree and ginger for a sweet and spicy profile, this multidimensional beer will help you see things more clearly.
Vapricot pours a dark amber color, and the apricot aroma is immediately evident. It comes off rather strong even as I poured it into the glass. The ginger was also pretty apparent on the nose. The taste is all ginger. It’s a ginger overload. Yeah, there’s some fruity apricot, but I don’t get much in the way of hops. At 9.05%, it’s also pretty potent. There’s a spicy kick on the back end, which I guess is from the ginger, or maybe there’s some hops or rye. Either way, this beer didn’t do it for me. At all.