badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On top. Clear dark orange with a fizzy off white head. Sweet grapefruit and grape aroma and taste with a smooth caramel backbone and a silky palate.
ryanscourt (737) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purple, pink head. Very unique look. Hoppy sweet smell. Slight grape aroma. Nice hoppy flavor and wine flavor. Really enjoyable and unique. Grape flavors are present in a nice way but hops finish the palate off. Combination works very well. Maybe a little weak.
RogertheKid (90) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting beer, a wine IPA... always ready to taste a different brew from a Master Brewer, and again Dogfish made it happen. Maybe not my kind (as I am not a fan of fruity beer) of mix, but very interesting.
AndyW68 (1056) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very interesting. Clear amber and off white head. Aroma is white wine and citrus. Taste is similar. The combination works for the aroma, but not as well on the taste. Dry finish.
thirdeye11 (5536) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) cloudy reddish color, lasting fine white bubbles that really coat the glass well. Nose of nose of grape must, hops are surprisingly mostly covered up by the strong Syrah grapes, light dankness. Taste of tart grapes, mixes with bitter esters, not very complex but an interesting idea nonetheless.
madmitch76 (14691) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
17th April 2013
Stouts III Tasting. Thanks Jack! Clear red beer, tidy pale pink head! Nose of something candy. Light dry palate. Little lactose and somewhat seltzer minerals. Skewed candy fruits, not that sweet. Bitterish bretty hop. Light fruit. Crisp minerally dry finish. Bitter linger. Highly unusual beer but I would expect no less of this cutting edge brewer.
Steve_0 (2575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at my grandparents. Pour is deep crimson, slightly pink with a frothy cream head and great lacing. Rotted fruit skin, bready, somewhat earthy, grapefruity, grassy, and grapey aroma. Taste is cereal, bready, huge earthy hops, stale fruit, biscuit, lightly tart, and cranberries with a light bitter finish. Light body with medium carbonation. Really kind-of a letdown.
Ibrew2or3 (6835) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours with a crystal clear copper to purple body supporting a short lived tan head that exhibits pink-ish hues. The aroma is muted sweet berry and grape notes and not much else . . . well maybe a light currant fruit sensation in there too. The taste goes from a decent level of tartness and tannins and then to some sweet grape flavor fruitiness and a red wine note. Interesting, where a good load of sweetness is balanced out by tannin and tartness. Hmm? Not sure what to make of this beer though.
mikedR (1143) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Interesting. Definitely worth sampling. IPA aroma in pour, but clear ruby in color and champagne-like consistency. Taste is "Syrah-forward" over a lighter IPA base. Grape notes are most prominent, and hoppy bitterness to a lesser degree lingers. It's not bad; worth a try. That said, a 4-pack is quite a commitment to this brew!
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adam42381 (376) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass. Bottled on 2/26/13 stamped on bottle neck.
Appearance: Pours a clear medium cranberry-pink color with orange highlights a 1 finger bubbly snow white head which dissipates quickly but never disappears. Tons of effervescent bubbles throughout.
Smell: Floral hops and sweet citrus with sweet malt and a nice fruitiness that I assume comes from the Syrah must.
Taste: Mild floral and citrus hops along with sweet malt up front followed by grassy hops in the middle before ending with lemon zest and tannic grape hulls at the finish. Aftertaste is bitter and puckering.
Mouthfeel: Light-to-medium-bodied with a good amount of carbonation. A bit watery for an IPA.
Drinkability: Medium drinkability. It’s goes down easy, but I wouldn’t want multiples.
Overall: Average beer overall. I was excited to try this one, but it didn’t really work for me. It’s worth a shot, but I wouldn’t really seek this one out again.