ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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!
thepatrickman (837) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. An interesting combination of IPA and wine. The hop presence is really subdued, and itís the Syrah grapes that dominate the taste. Itís moderately sweet and fruity, with an interesting wine character. Bonus points for the experimentation that went into making this.
weordie (833) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a ruby red with a thin white head. Aroma is of a really nice grape juice and hops. Beer is quite juicy, perhaps a little sweet and with no real bitterness to speak of. Enjoyable but not outstanding.
PanMarek (241) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hoppy in the nose with clear elements of tart berry. Pours a clear reddish with white, thick foam. Medium to light body with moderate fizz. Hoppy taste, bitter / piney. The fruit comes out with some sour / bitterness that gives the beer some depth. A touch of saline and a tannic finish.
Wurst Party Ever 7 November 2015.
ordybill (1313) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUL 10, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Pooler, GA. The appearance is a clear mild copper color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is fruit and hops. The taste matches the aroma. An average beer.
Bulk_Carrier (3730) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - MAY 3, 2016
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This was poured into a becher pint glass.
The appearance was a burnt red color with a moderate transparency about it. One finger white foamy head quickly dissipates. Messy foamy head all around.
The smell was pretty awful - malted cherries, burnt sugars, sticky burnt bread, grape must. It didnít combine at all.
The taste was just cherry to grape sweet. The aftertaste was way too sticky with the malts.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium. Definitely cloying in the feel. And then a semi-dry finish.
Overall, yeah, not sure what happened here, but this is probably one of the worst Dogfish Head beers Iíve ever had. No chance in hell, Iíll come back to this.
pet3rman (375) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours light purple - aroma is wine, hops and baked bread. Basically wine with hops. Not what I expected by it works
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden reddish with fizzy head. Aromas of fruit, grass, and yeast. Flavors of grass, wine notes, damn tasty...probably one of my top ten Dogfish brews.
MrMeadMan (73) - Amesbury, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2016
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not much aroma on this one. Pours an odd color something between a light orange and a magenta. The hops character is masked or lacking giving the brew a watery taste. Overall not that enjoyable.
Freaky_tiki (1049) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
An odd duck of an IPA. Pours purple kool aid with a limp scattering of bubbles on the surface. Thereís probably a pretty descent ipa buried underneath this but the grape must just smothers it. The reviewer below -- with the badass mutton chops -- nails it when it says that it tastes like a refrigerator. More of a beer fest sampler than a take home bottle.
Pantydropper (2) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2016 does not count
4.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer was the one that got me into craft beers. One of my favorite beers from dogfish. It is a carbonated beer with a grape flavor really easy to drink and great for when you are trying to have a relaxing evening at home