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RATINGS: 524   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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The continually hopped India Pale Ale brewed with Syrah grape must.


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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip. A: Pours a crystal-clear reddish color. The head is a one finger white shade. I love the look and the texture of the head, in particular. S: There is a shit ton of earthy mustiness to this one - okay, itís not the freshest bottle by any stretch, but the hops are damn near nonexistent. Unsweetened grape, caramel, and toffee notes round out the mediocre aroma. T: At first, it drinks much like 60 Minute, with its malty opening giving way to a vaguely citrusy midpoint. Itís the finish that ruins things, offering far too much musty sourness. Every once in a while, I notice a vinous tone on the aftertaste that I enjoy, but this is a mess otherwise. M: Sweet and a bit heavy. The vinous notes try to cleanse the palate, but instead only create astringency. I donít think its undrinkable, but there are too many conflicting qualities in both the flavor and the palate to make it O: This offering is proof positive that gimmicky and innovative are two entirely different beasts altogether - and this is most certainly the former. Itís basically 60 Minute crossed with a crappy wine. Címon, Dogfish Head, less gimmicky nonsense and more quality offerings!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alliance100 (364) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2014
Draft at the Monarch Club - pours a dark pink , red grape and pine hop aromas . Taste is mostly tannic red grape with earthy hop . Ok . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (9492) - GŲteborg/JŲnkŲping, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2014
Draught at the Hotel in San Diego. Deep golden beer with a rich offwhite head. Sourish hop flavor, creamy, grassy, grapefruit, citrus, some herbal notes. Fruity hop flavor, caramel, vinous, grapefruit, hay, some grapes. A bit strange.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TreborWhip (392) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2014
Bottle pours mahogany with tan head. Aroma of wine. Flavor began more like a sour lambic with tart grapes and a light hop bitterness. The flavor became a little sweeter as it warmed and, to me, was better at a cool temperature than a cold, out of the fridge, temperature.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tightslice (140) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 12, 2014
Pours a watery wine. Aroma is musty wine. Taste is watery, musty wine. Not a fan.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
troyc (2200) - Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2014
[Tap] Pours a reddish golden color with low carbonation levels. Aroma of grapefruit and grape juice. Taste is pretty similar. I donít get quite as much wine in here as other people, but just that little bit just gives it a weird taste. High in acetaldehyde notes. Ehh.... Tasting notes from 2/2014.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrDick (336) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 7, 2014
Iím not even sure what to make of this beer. The grape must overwhelms anything resembling a DHF 60 Minute. Itís very dry. It looks like a carbonated Rose wine. Oh wait! Itís a wine cooler with hops! Now it all makes sense.

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ziel (76) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 4, 2014
I do not consider this a fruit beer even though yes, grapes are fruit. I enjoy this especially when I just finished a couple of glasses of red wine and donít want to open another bottle.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
texrx (13) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2014
Pours a rosey amber with a small head and nice carbonation. Smells of citrus hops and musty grapes. It tastes musty and bitter. Dry finish. Itís not horrible but it is a bit off putting. You could possibly aquirre a taste for this after a while of drinking it

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
biznizness (1070) - Mooresville, North Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2014
Had this at Ballentyne Duckworths on draft this past weekend. Now that I know what it is, I understand better. Thought it was just another IPA variant so the sour grape flavors really threw me. Very light in color with some tartness. Would like to trying again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ColovianTrader (191) - - MAR 29, 2014
Never seen a pink beer before. Citrus hops and a red wine aftertaste that lingers. Hints of brown sugar and grapefruit.


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