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RATINGS: 792   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!


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pet3rman (375) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2016
Pours light purple - aroma is wine, hops and baked bread. Basically wine with hops. Not what I expected by it works

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (4337) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2016
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.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrMeadMan (63) - Amesbury, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2016
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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Freaky_tiki (969) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2016
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.

4.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pantydropper (2) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2016 does not count
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

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
polo_marco (191) - milton, Vermont, USA - FEB 24, 2016
Smells ok grape koolaid and like. Lovely rose like color. Taste of sour grape for a bit the finishes off with a butterscott flavor quite unique flavor profile. Medium body with nice sweet crisp carbonation. Way to think outside the box.

0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
vtgjc93 (5) - - FEB 20, 2016 does not count
Not good. This is a sour ale, which I am not fond of. I love Dogfish Head, and appreciate their experimentation, but I won't ever buy this again! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ZacM612 (478) - 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 (2863) - 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 (225) - 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


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