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RATINGS: 675   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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The continually hopped India Pale Ale brewed with Syrah grape must.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle. Poured ruby with a thin off-white head. Aromas of grapes, hop, and toasted malt. The flavor found earthy hops and a light grape backing. Light body, dry, and an earthy aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
NatKadaw (98) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
What a unique and rich smell coming of of this glass. A spicy, hoppy herbal and rich smell, an enticing and intriguing color that promises a deep, complex and enjoyable hoppy, dense, fruity ale. The taste falls so flat. The hops flavor hops are muted but the buttering hops linger on the tongue. There is not much sweetness, not much late addition hop in the flavor. The grape comes through, but not in the way the smell seemed to hint at, itís very woody, slightly acidic /sour cream and herbal flavor. Might seem like a weird comparison, but a little like a beer equivalent of jagger meister. Not so extreme, but same idea

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2014
From a bottle poured a pink color with a small amount of head. Light tart malty flavor with a quick finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
justabeergeek (225) - Albany, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Sixty-one pours an interesting pink-tinged amber color with little-to-no head. Itís nice looking, for sure, and it certainly doesnít look much like a beer.

The nose is mostly grape juice, must, and a touch of citrus (grapefruit, primarily). I get hint of wood, leather, and a touch of that red wine tannic character that the syrah contributed.

The flavor profile is, well, interesting. The bitterness from the wine half and the bitterness from the beer half mix in a way that doesnít quite work for me, but that keeps me sipping. Itís dry, with predominantly a vinous quality, but what Iím missing is a fairly big component of what I expect out of an IPA: hops. The bitterness I do get is of the tannic variety, so I feel like thereís a large piece of the puzzle missing. />
Iím not sure how to score the drinkability on a half beer/half wine combination, so Iím going right down the middle. For what it is (I imagine), it works. There is a light effervescence that makes the liquid itself go down easily, but the odd combination of flavors doesnít work in terms of extended consumption.

DFH gets high marks for creativity, but I canít go too far beyond that. This is a hybrid that just doesnít work for my palate, which is a shame because I usually really enjoy DFH beers. While I appreciate Samís creativity, I think Iíd stick to adding DFH60M to actual wine instead of attempting to brew them together.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubbleflubber (1854) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Pours burnt umber into the glass, with a wispy foam head that leaves light lacing. The nose is of definite musty grape skins and vinous notes. Flavors are interesting: pale malt, mostly dry, lots of grape/vinous "white wine/chardonnay" effervescence, very light hopping (it seems in comparison to the rest of the "X-Minute" offerings), but that could be because of the grape integration. The mouth is active with carbonation, and a bit like a dry chardonnay seltzer to finish the pull. Interesting combination, for sure, but not sure exactly how well it comes together in the "X-Minute" IPA Series of Dogfish offerings, though. My palate seems pulled in different directions. Kudos for the rate, though!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle. Really nice burgundy color with reddish tinted off white head. Smells earthy and grapey. Taste is slightly bitter up front and then turns into a fruity grape taste. This IPA appears to be missing the hops.

-- rated with beerbasher

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
luttonm (2439) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2014
12 oz in Seattle. Interesting beer. Pours a pinkish brown, with a pink tinged foam. Pretty apparent soft red fruit aroma and pretty much no hops. Taste is mild red wine sweet and some tannic tartness. Bittering from hops but otherwise hard to see this as anything but a very fruity ale. Very soft and oddly smooth. Interesting and well done, but not really great.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsquire (3565) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Very reddish amber color out of the bottle with a quickly disappearing white head. Fresh hoppy nose with some fruity notes. This is an oddly sweet IPA, with lots of grape and orange juice, with some grapefruit rind in the finish. Kind of thin and too sweet.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hombrepalo (1853) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2013
12oz bottle. Shocking beer, didnít think this would be so different (in a bad way). Golden amber pour with pinkish head. Aroma is light within son hit of hop and light malt tones, some plausible wine like tone as well. Flavor is tart old grapes, light earthy tones with no hoppiness. Changes the beer to a fruit like brew. Yuck!

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jflopsu (652) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Pours a clear amber. Aroma is light hop and berries. Has an initial IPA taste of hops but quickly finishes very sweet with grape, grapefruit and berries.


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