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RATINGS: 748   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
The continually hopped India Pale Ale brewed with Syrah grape must.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LearninBeer (424) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2014
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (3260) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndrewMichaelZ (63) - - MAR 26, 2014
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. Smooth finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
patrick767 (3728) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BLADT (680) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2014
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ricoslim (116) - - MAR 23, 2014
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sherm1016 (1247) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Paincane (170) - Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Red body topped by a frothy lightly pink head. Aromas of grapes, floral hops & fruit. Vinous flavors transform this IPA & remove hop bite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scott1963 (2) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 20, 2014 does not count
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
batsnapper (3) - Natchez, Mississippi, USA - MAR 19, 2014 does not count
This beer is Very dry. Expected it to be sweeter even though Syrah is a dry wine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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