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RATINGS: 785   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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The continually hopped India Pale Ale brewed with Syrah grape must.


ThisWangsChung's rating

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - 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!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ZacM612 (438) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2016
Pours a distinct purple color with a purple-hued head. A nice hoppy IPA with notes of grape. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
drpimento (2769) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 6, 2016
Not bad on everything except for the flavor which kind of reminds me of refrigerator taste.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
klaing (192) - Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2016
Light brown, clear, highly carbonated with frothy PINK head. Taste is musty dry, winey with floral hops at the finish. OK. Did I mention it has a PINK head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ExpendableHero (800) - Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2016
Drank this one at a winery in Vero Beach FL. They had lots of wine and a few beers. No pint glasses though so... straight from the bottle rating. Aromas of floral hops and something musty. Tastes of bitter floral hops, some weak citrus, and bitter grape juice. Bitter, almost sour, finish. Easy to drink but not a favorite. Think of an IPA with hints of dark wine.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (4649) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2016
At the brewery: pours reddish with a pinkish frothy head. Aroma is citrus, malt, and hints of grape. Taste is not very bitter, somewhat sweet, kind of confused but not off balanced. I guess that is the DFH way.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Zita (5936) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2016
light fruit malty aroma,red, clear, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter,light hoppy bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Percy0103 (361) - MEXICO - DEC 19, 2015
Bottle, 355ml. A clear beer with a small white head that fades away quickly. Color is kind of orange and slightly pink. Aroma reminds me of grape juice and red apples. Itís not very intense. Taste is bittersweet with moderate carbonation and astringency. Aftertaste has a hint of grapes, but is not as sweet as I expected. Medium bodied with slightly stinging bitter end.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sdaniel90 (638) - Mexico City, MEXICO - DEC 19, 2015
Bottle, 355ml. Clear peach with a minimal offwhite head. Musky aromas of grapes, spices, honey. Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Sweet with low to moderate bitterness. Dry and oily, with a stinging rooty bitterness. Fresh and experimental. Nice to try.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3319) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Clear rosy/amber pour with a fleeting pink head. Light fruity aroma. slightly vinous. The flavor is IPA highlighted by the hop bitterness on the front, with a wine-like finish with acids and tannin. Light effervescent.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
echudy (147) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Smells sweet and hoppy, has a nice dark reddish color to it. It's sort of watered down IPA with a tiny bit of hop and something sweet which I guess is the grape. It's sort of a tease to an actual IPA.


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