LearninBeer (424) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is hops - spruce with a floral. Pours a clear amber orange/red with a small creamy pinkish head, good lacing. The taste is sweet then bitter. The body is light/medium, the texture slick and creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish astringent and bitter. OK
Brigadier (3260) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle
Normally I would not pay attention to a new Dogfish Head beer but this one caught my eye. A reasonably priced experiment yielded a good blend of traditional 60 Minute IPA and fruity grape flavors. If this is a regular release now it is worth grabbing fresh.
Aroma / Appearance - A rosy semitransparent base and crisp white head look like frosting over a dark sheet cake. Red grapes, light chocolate, fresh citrus, and open textures linger in the air with a fresh feel.
Flavor / Palate - Grapes, 7UP, lemon, and sweet tea tickle the palate. A dash of honey cascades over a wave of nutty citrus based hops. A pleasant release, this actually was worth the cost of the single and something I would possibly buy again.
AndrewMichaelZ (63) - - MAR 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours reddish amber with a small white head that fades to a small island and tony ring.
Aroma is sweet with hints of wine-y must.
Drinks sweet with a nice maltiness. Hops are mild but present.
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patrick767 (3728) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle - This brew has an aroma of citrus hops and indistinct dark fruit which I will assume is the Syrah. It’s not strong. The flavor has hops bitterness and muted grape. It’s a little sour and the hops are not very aggressive. This one’s good but honestly I like the 60 Minute IPA much more.
BLADT (680) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle. Clean reddish, brown in glass. Minimal white head. Nose is white wine (as this warmed in the glass, shifting to more of a red wine, the earthy notes not present at first), floral hops (which dissapear as the beer warms) and tinge of malts, adding a hint of sweetness to the bouquet. Taste starts with a fruity (tart grapes) and builds with notes of pine and sweet malts. There is far less of titular IPA in the taste than I expected. The Syrah really own this beer. Dry on the palate. Can see this pairing nicely with foods typically calling for dry reds.
Ricoslim (116) - - MAR 23, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from bottle. Pours a dark amber red with a white head. The aroma has very lite notes of the Syrah. Taste is very dry with the grapes being the main show. Interesting but not one of my favorites.
sherm1016 (1247) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from Downer Wine and Spirit. First bottle of DFH since their return. Pours a deep, ruby red color with a white head. Aroma is hoppy, pine, maybe a little bit of berry fruit. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is bitter, hoppy, pine, dry red wine, maybe just a touch of bready sweetness, with a dry, red wine finish. I think I’d rather just have a regular IPA.
Paincane (170) - Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red body topped by a frothy lightly pink head. Aromas of grapes, floral hops & fruit. Vinous flavors transform this IPA & remove hop bite.
Scott1963 (2) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 20, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
poured a beautiful amberish red ... looked to be sweet but drinks very dry a nice food pairing beer would go well with salmon but worked well with my lasagna also...interesting addition to DFHead lineup
batsnapper (3) - Natchez, Mississippi, USA - MAR 19, 2014 does not count
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer is Very dry. Expected it to be sweeter even though Syrah is a dry wine.
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