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RATINGS: 794   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The continually hopped India Pale Ale brewed with Syrah grape must.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wzmoore (5) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2013 does not count
If you keep in mind what it is your drinking, this beer is actually pretty brilliant. The Syrah must overtakes the hop bitterness you might expect, but, this, I believe, is the point. This is not supposed to be a typical IPA. It's different and delicious. I wish I had more! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PhilJackson80 (531) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 6, 2013
UPDATED: APR 20, 2014 This beer poured a reddish light purple color to it. There was not a lot of hop aroma to it. The taste was light on hops & it had a strong grape flavor to it. Overall i was not a big fan of it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6457) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2013 Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a pinkish red color with a large foamy pink head .The aroma was sweet grape, berries, yeast and cracker. The flavor was tart berries, grape, yeast, cracker and a bit of earthy hops. Medium length earthy berry and cracker finish. Medium body. Ok.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike5326 (1536) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Poured from a chilled bottle. Auburn color, medium. fruit and hops smell. Fruit and hops fusion. Decent beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJester (2417) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2013
355 mL bottle. Pinkish-orange is the best way I can describe the colour. The aroma, while not overly strong, is dominated by grapes. Other fruit in there too - lemon, maybe? The taste is much the same - nothing in there makes me think IPA. Different, but I didn’t find this one particularly appealing.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle from 16 Tons Taphouse, Eugene. Pours a weird magenta-like color, decent amount of off-white head. Hmm, aroma lacking, slight vinous character but little to no hop notes. Body lively, finish crisp and tart, grapes, slight citrus/resin character. Interesting, but not for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joshmcg000 (388) - Iowa, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Pours a weird orange color, looked purple in darker light, with a white head. Aroma is musty basement, grapes and yeast, very interesting. Grassy hops, weird musty taste. Maybe a hint of sourness. There is a little bit of grape taste to it. At first I wasn’t impressed but the more I drank the more the grape funkiness started to come out and I liked it alot more. Unique and interesting.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beardaxe (293) - - AUG 4, 2013
Meh. Not fruity or tart though it is bubbly and effervescent. Not much hop smell or flavor. Somewhat bland. Light tasting. Easy to drink I guess. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ykert (2) - Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2013 does not count
Nose on this one was mostly citrus. Couldn’t detect any distinct hop character but that may have been masked by the heavy citrus smell. Taste on this was citrus mostly with a subtle grape finish. Couldn’t really pick up any of the hops in the taste. Overall I enjoyed this beer and can appreciate the story behind it. However, this beer does not taste in any way like an IPA. I would drink this beer again but then again $10 for 4 of them seems a bit steep. Cheers!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pfunk1976LS (9) - Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2013 does not count
Bottle. Pours purplish and hazy with fizzy head. Sweetness from grapes is first apparent and then leaves a slightly sour finish. Not enough bitterness for my taste as the grape flavor overwhelms.


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