mmmkay (51) - - AUG 17, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very pretty beer. Taste is wonderful. Subtle grape scent and flavor throughout. I like it a lot.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
halfonit (1204) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a combination of Noble Must and 60 Minute. Looks like Dogfish Head took a page out of Southern Tier’s book (Hoppe + Unearthly = Gemini) and marketed a blend. This one poured a clear pinkish golden color with an average frothy white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate sweet grape and earthy hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture with soft carbonation. Moderate bittersweet flavor with a moderate bittersweet finish of medium duration.
DC13b (2) - pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
After having and enjoying both 60 and 90 min iPad's this was a must. The addition of the Syrah grape must to the traditional 60 min ipa is awesome. It adds an extra complexity to a good beer. The aroma is great for an ipa and the flavor following is just as good
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LilMissAle (9) - Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2013 does not count
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I was excited at first to try the Syrah grape must because I am a wine drinker at heart, a friend got me started on craft beers. However that became something I should’ve known better than to do, the preconceived notion that I had an idea of what I was in for may have been part of what threw this off for me. But it won’t be a beer I’ll be buying anytime in the near future. The aroma is deceivingly sweet, light rosey red in color with little to no head, my first sip left my company laughing at the faces I made. I believe the quote was, "somebody tried to mix a Syrah and an IPA and failed at both." Puckers the back of your mouth, sweet initial taste that turns into a super bite. Not my cup of tea but I generally steer away from IPA’s anyway.
Radek Kliber (6573) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where and how: Bottle 355 ml - Virginia Beach
Aroma sweet caramel, crystal malts. Fruit accents of apricot. Solid hop hints behind. Citrus tart end was very good. 8-
Top: medium white, rings with lace.
Base: dark amber, clear.
Palate : soft.
Taste: fairly sweet , sugary front. Hops muted. Some citrusy tart vibe a la grape skin. Nice one.
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Beermongers. Pours ruby red/orange with fuzzy red foam. Smells tart, slightly sour, slightly dry and bitter, slightly sweet. Tastes mild, with minimal body, medium sweetness with a mixed aftertaste of a rose and mild pale.
Ontbeertaster (2348) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle quite yummy, pours dark purple. The aroma is hoppy and the flavour is a bit Grady and really qute tasty
Frothmeister (614) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours the colour of red corn syrup candy with a thin fizzy white head. The nose is resinous hops up front, red currant, light malt, and light caramel. The taste displays the red currant notes, caramel, and begins with resinous hops that fade into light sweetness, then straight into big mineral notes, and a citrus pith finish. It’s a bit of a flavour clash, and it really doesn’t mesh well. Hops + fruit = toothpaste + orange juice. It’s not bad, but it doesn’t make much sense either. Skip it, and continue buying the 60.
haukur (1345) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - AUG 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Purple beer, with a slightly pinkish hue. Buttery aroma, some faints fruit. A bit dry, syrah dominates the hops. This one is slightly old, bottled 05/13/13, but still quaffable. Fun and decent.
Beergeek23322 (2589) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Ruby red color with a small white head. I admire DFH for pushing the envelope and being creative, but this one doesn’t do it for me. The IPA style is largely muted by the red grapes and create an odd brew.