Do They Study Boontling at Davis?

I am starting to see a shift in IPA’s where there is a huge IPA with multiple hops and then a fruit is added too.

Recent example being the collaboration between Anderson Valley Brewing with Sudwerk Brewing that has three hops, clocks in at 8 1/2% and has apricots. Maybe those three hops gave a hint of the stonefruit and more was desired?