Suttree (5432) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Definitely odd, but I liked it. Pours pink, with a fragile white head. Smells hoppy and also like red wine. Flavor is lots of hops up front, the a nice sweet red wine note. Tasty stuff.
suprchunk (2534) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very red wine colored pour. Small off-white head with some lacing left behind. A rotten fruit type aroma. Taste is along the lines of the aroma with a slight wine-ness. Tastes like a wine mixed with a bad ale. Not what I was expecting. Well, I didn’t know what to expect. Strange beer that I was luckily allowed to split up the four pack.
jhgrantjr (450) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Friendly Spot in San Antonio. Pours an unusual color, like a deep red/purple mixed with an IPA amber. Aroma is fruity and sweet, within some hops, but it has a wine/IPA combo smell, and the taste is similar: a watered down IPA, with a grape taste. I'm glad dogfish pushes the edge, and I'll continue to try their unusual stuff, but I don't think this one stands out. I think my wife would like it though!
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scottw86 (1140) - Maryland, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a slightly reddish color with a small off-white head. Aroma of grapes and citrus. Lots of berries and grapes. The taste has citrus notes with dry grapes. Slightly like wine. Maybe a little too much grape, but the flavors blend together nicely. It is a really nice take on an IPA.
raradel (343) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really nice... A little thin and a different color but a great nose and flavor. For IPA lovers it’s a nice change of pace!
devman171 (1197) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2013 On tap, pours reddish amber nice head. Aroma is sweet grape and pine hops, taste is a cool mix of sweet wine and bitter hops, I like it
milewide (1710) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Purplish amber color. No distinctive aroma. Average head and body. Taste was a good IPA---but muted. I don’t get the point!
TomDecapolis (4609) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a reddish amber with a smaller bubbly white head. Aroma of red wine grapes, citrusy hops and caramel. Also getting lots of berry notes. Flavor of red wine, citrusy hops. Nice and dry. The grape must really helped cut through the caramel malt of the sixty. Also the typical doggie yeast profile isn’t as dominant as it is in most DFH beers.
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pour into an alchemist glass. Pours a weird purple amber color with a decent white head. Smell is fruity and earthy and again with syrup. Taste is definitely grape... Like watered down grape juice, a little hoppy resin, some astringency, and malt. Carbonation is perfect. Not a fan.
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
From bottle. Pours a nice amber color with white head. Aroma is hoppy with a hint of grapes. Taste comes in as a red wine, fades to a 60 minute then back out as a red wine. A little dry.