Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It looks like grape juice, or wine. You can smell the grape, and some berry notes. The finish tastes just like a wine, it's dry. Taste- Starts off with a mixture of Syrah, some light cherry and strawberry. You can taste some hops like you normally do from an IPA, but the marriage between wine and beer is great with this beer. There isn't much of a piney taste with this beer, and that's great with this style of IPA, and wine.
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BillWyce (1009) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From notes: Poured clear copper color, with a 3-finger off-white head. Aroma was mildly citrus and pine, with a light earthy note as well. Medium body, mildly oily with a tannic, dry finish. Flavor was wine-like grape mixed with citrus notes. Wood and caramel notes beneath.
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured a light red amber color with a ring of off white head on the glass. Aroma has surprising bright hops, sweet malt, citrus, grape skins, and some fruity sweetness. Mouth feel is medium light and the carbonation medium low. Flavor has interesting sweetness, some countering bitterness, grape skins, dark pit fruit, and some berry. The grape flavor is unique and it does have some funky dust.
hopmelt (197) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep amber, faint pink half finger thin head, nice lacing. Aroma, bready, caramel malt, un-ripe grapes, no hop presence. Taste grapes up front, then bready, caramel malt, not overly sweet, but still no hop presence. Mouth feel is medium body, high carbonation, sweet finish. Overall, interesting, not bad, but not real good, it?s like an amber ale with a bit of grape juice.
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Iím disappointed with this beer. It has a weird taste that isnít horrible but not something Iíd get again.
lamas (1573) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Bottled on: 05/10/13. A clear ruby pour with a thick off-white head. The subtle nose features some crisp caramel maltiness, grapes, hints of cherries, and a splash of lemon juice. Thin to medium-bodied and crisp on the way down. The taste starts with some grapes, light plum flavors, berries, and wine. A touch of caramel and some cereal graininess here and there. Bitter lemons and grapefruit juice at the end. The quality is there, but itís not exactly my cup of tea (like most other Dogfish beers, it seems).
RickTStiles (826) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep, dark red. Lasting head and some lacing. Aroma has notes of cherry and grape with a moderate hop presence. Taste is bitter sweet with notes of wine, grapefruit, and peaches. Finish is mildly alcoholic.
sonnycheeba (5143) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours dark amber with thick, creamy off-white head. Aroma is floral and pine hops, biscuit malts, light grapes, and light figs. Flavor is balanced toasted malts, hop bitterness, and berry fruit esters; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
gringo332 (611) - Richardson, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I appreciate dogfish trying to do something different than just another regular ipa, just wish their beers werenít so pricey. Purple color is interesting, definitely good grape presense, more so than other beers breweed with fruit. I think it could make a goo session ale.
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pink? Colored pour with a white head. Smells like an IPA with some grapes in it. Taste is pretty close to the way it smells. It was alright, perhaps a bit too much grape in it for me.. A novelty as most of their beers are. I just read 61 minute and immediately thought it was a variation of 60. Little did I know... pretty much the reason I quit buying Dogfish beers other than 60 and WWS is summed up with this beer.