Skinnyviking (8645) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Medium high pale pink fluffy lasting head. Good looking clear pale ruby body. Mild and relatively weak sweet dusty malt with an acidic note. The flavor is an interesting and hard to describe mix of sweet and bitter and acidic malts with a high carbonation and a long bitter sweet finish. The alcohol level seems just right.
jsnicholas (513) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (12oz). Kind of Purple colored, kind of wine like. Quite a bit of carbination. An unusual brew that works well. The grape flavors are definitely there.
cathcacr (646) - Oregon, USA - JUN 8, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I have to respect this brewer for all its willingness to experiment with styles and charge the price of merely half a matinee movie ticket to experience a one-bottle glimpse into brewer victory-land. The aroma alone is likely worth the price of admittance, and accurately clues you in as to what’s to follow. Comes off as a bit tart at the end, but such things cannot be helped given all that this delightful brew delivers: Imagine if you will a candied imperial IPA ... this is a good approximation of such a worldly delight. A/A+ = effing delicious
enturbulator (9) - - JUN 7, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Aroma is guava, peat, earthy, and hoppy. Taste is fruity, of course. Cabernet, guava, passion fruit, hops. Excellent and refreshing fruit IPA.
Tide (2927) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Hazel’s beverage world. Copper color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, ripe fruits, hops, grapes and resin. Bitter finish with citrus, grapes and resin. Decent brew, but feels really unbalanced.
lownote (513) - Austin, Alabama, USA - JUN 7, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured in a tulip glass from tap. Intensely carbonated despite limited head with a purplish red color. The trademark 60min taste but its muted by some of the grape flavors. Its very drinkable and pleasant
Mark_Eck (1903) - - JUN 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a reddish purple color. Aroma is grape and some citrus. Taste is sweet with fruit.
Jaysbeers (86) - - JUN 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to glass. The fragrance has a faint sweetness, like wine, if you breathe in deep. Medium carbonation. A bit of a funkiness to the flavor, but it grows on you. That sweetness is hiding in the background at the end, almost like that from a saison.
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MarkSachon (904) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. I really couldn’t taste the grapes so I’m disappointed overall. This must be one of Dogfish’s lesser efforts.
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark peach color with a thin, soapy to creamy white head. Aroma is caramel, sweet and tart vinous notes, pine and citrus hops and a little earthy fallen leaves/fruit note. Flavor is earthy vinous notes right away, leading to light caramel, biscuit, mineral notes, tart vinous notes, and light pine and citrus hops, finishing with earthy vinous notes and a little more booziness than it should have with this this much going on at 6.5%ABV. Light body, watery and dry throughout with a medium, blanketing carbonation and slightly astringent finish. Not bad, but definitely not my thing, seems like a bit of a mess. They must have a line on free grape must or something.