BOLTZ7555 (2879) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 23, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2014 Why do I continue to try these beers? I canít stop. Itís a new beer and I havenít tasted it yet. I know am going to be disappointed. I know Iím not going to care for it. Yet I put the lotion in the basket or else I get the hose again. Itís a sickness. At least I only bought a single and didnít waste $15 on a 750ml. Now to the beer. Light raspberry pour with a fizzy ivory fuzz that fizzles rather quickly from the cap. Nose is muddled must, earth, grape, and dust. Flavor shows some tart unripened citrus, red wine, vinous, and leafy qualities. A bit thin. Not sure if this was a self fulfilling prophesy, but I was right...just not enjoyable. Experimentation for the sake of experimentation isnít good enough. The product has to deposit to the brand rather than withdrawal. This beer does the latter.
Zymurgeist2 (1179) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Harryís Hofbrau. Pours a slightly hazy rose-ish red with an off white head that dissipates quickly. Hard to get the hops out of this IPA. I mostly get a stale, old, must....i assume this is what grape must must taste like. Uninspiring, but another hat tip to DHB for trying something unique!
robloc303 (268) - Erie, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours like a rose, bubbly frothy head. Nose is hoppy, earthy, citrus, lemon, and grass. Quite hoppy and bitter, but then you get a sweet and dry finish with some floral, and earth flavors. Followed by a hint of grape juice. Interesting beer....
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nice purple pour. Carbonated and bubbly. Like wine. Grape is obvious and sour but not repugnant. Pretty good
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maxwelldeux (4035) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. I was decidedly not a fan of this one, despite loving IPAs and Dogfish Head. Poured a reddish color with a moderate off-white head; it looked like juice. Nose was slightly fruity, but with some feet smells to it. Taste was a little bitter, but not at all appealing. Not a fan.
JHeath99 (1257) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUN 22, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours almost a cranberry juice color with a light bit of foam. Aroma of grape juice. Taste slightly like flat grape soda.
fakebeersnob (206) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tough one to judge. Now that I know what I am drinking, I might try another bottle to see if my opinion changes. Pours a light cranberry color with a white (with pink hue) head that quickly dissipates. Definitely more of a wine taste than I was expecting. I didnít realize it was one of their hybrids. I cannot tell if they used a 60 minute or the continuously hopped IPA, as the label hints at both. It is a light IPA though. The aftertaste is more IPA as the front taste is more grape.
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured the color of cranberries and although clear, a little dark for itself with champagne carbonation. Bubbles constantly streaming up from the bottom. It had a ruby tinted head of otherwise white foam that was tall and billowy. It fell slowly to a nice layer, then a thick cap and collar. Shimmering wet lace. Very unique appearance. Nose is woody. Beautiful and strong with malt character. Sweet caramel and deeply full. Itís wine like and smells like grapes. Plenty of hop perfume and floral. Oak. Taste is also very unique. The malt is engaging and the grapes are vinous and deep. Tastes like some kind of berries. Maybe blackberries. The fruit is so rich, thereís oak and tea like qualities as well. The malt is steady, fat and smooth and compliments the wine like aspects more than you would think. It offers a little spice on the palate and some tartness from grapefruit. Finishes like wine. Almost dry and terribly fruity. The mouthfeel is like satin. Smooth and thick with ripe fruit. Surprisingly light.
This was a perceptibly unique beer that brought two worlds together with expert care and craftsmanship. My hat is off to Dogfish Head for this one. I really liked it. Dangerously different with captivating flavor. Impressive and innovative.
Nuffield (3740) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I didnít know what style this was when I ordered it. It struck me as an Imperial Amber or something similarly in tension with itself, because it seems to have aspirations but ends up missing something. Red color with clinging white head. Flavors that donít emerge in a distinctive directions. Disappointing. (on tap, Toronado, S.F.)
kcorum10 (325) - Arizona, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear dark pink, almost red, color with a thin white head and a touch of pink. Aromas of what I would imagine a pine tree would smell like if it had grapes growing off of it. In other words, there is a fight for the predominant aroma. Flavors are very confusing. It is like drinking wine with some pine sol? Again, each flavor is competing against each other instead of complimenting the other.