ThisWangsChung (826) - 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, it’s 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. It’s 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 don’t 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. It’s basically 60 Minute crossed with a crappy wine. C’mon, Dogfish Head, less gimmicky nonsense and more quality offerings!
chinchill (2277) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle served in a pilsner glass. A thin coat of sediment was lwft stuck to the bottom.
Well, the "Syrah grape must" is obvious on pouring as this "India Pale Ale" has an unusual rosy amber color. The head was cent if a bit thin and weak. Spotty lacing.
The grape addition is also obvious in the aroma, where the grape must about holds its own with the hops. Grapes and hops blend nicely here, as long as you don’t mind that the grapes really tame the hops. Mildly bitter/sweet.
O: I quite enjoyed this off-center IPA both times I’ve had it. Be forewarned that the hop level is low: more like that of an Amer. Pale Ale, and the bitterness is low even for that style.
PardonMyNuts (3) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2015 does not count
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is quite musty, not very appealing actually. Not a fan of this. It has a smooth but funky finish presumably due to the grape must. Try it once, but that will likely be the last time.
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Madsen1635 (333) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear reddish pour with small offwhite head. Aroma is fresh with grapes and tropical fruit. Taste is again dominated by the grapes. It starts with some bitterness but mellows out. Odd but actually okay
glennmastrange (2342) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Moderate grain for the malt, flowers for the hops, light dough and musty for the yeast, with damp wood and a hint of vinegar. Head is average to large, fizzy, light pink with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is hazy reddish orange. Flavor starts faintly sweet and moderately acidic, then finishes lightly bitter. Palate is medium, creamy with a soft to lively carbonation. Nice tasting beer, everything fits in this Fruit Beer.
can8ianben (1358) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sometimes I forget how good Dogfish Head can be. Aroma of fresh hops - pretty much straight-up 60 minute - but the flavor is totally changed with the addition of the syrah grapes. Delicious - hoppy and sweet. I love it.
VictorStr (1480) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JAN 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rödskimmring i kroppen. Rätt dov i både arom och smak. Del fruktig, sötma, malt.
aumentm (119) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A really nice pale ale with a hint of grape. Comes across dark and heavy but is quite complex and wonderful.
Garry_Evans (47) - HONG KONG - JAN 10, 2015
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I'm not sure the grape musk does much for this beer. Appearance is dark brown, cloudy with a slight rose tint. Very light aroma with some musty dried fruit hints.Pleasant on the palate, with medium carbonation. Taste is okay but surprisingly little hop, but quite a pleasant grape sensation at the end. Refreshing, but nothing special
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GJF (1289) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
MB really loved this but it was a bit underwhelming to me. A hazy brownish red pour. Light fruity aroma. Fruity flavor; thin body. Just a bit of grape to it.
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy reddish-brown with a long-lasting rocky pink head. Aroma is of tart raspberry and citrus. Tastes initially fruity, but finishes bitter. Notes of grapefruit, and red wine. A very unique beer!