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RATINGS: 725   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   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 (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 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrunkSanta410 (526) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours Amber with a distinct reddish tint. Lightly pink head, dissipates quickly. Aroma is red wine, grapes, a bit of faint hops. Taste is light pine, citrus, definite hints of red wine and grape juice. Decent bitter finish. Light body, medium carbonation. Very interesting, cool take in the IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Humlehode (269) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2015
Pours red with pinkish head. Fresh hoppy citrus, red wine, toffee aroma. Refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
borre_m (588) - NORWAY - MAY 16, 2015
Pours a clear red, hint of pink in the head. Aroma has malts, hops and grapes. Taste is crisp, some grapes the is increasing.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frozer (187) - Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2015
Served in a snifter.red color nice grape and hop aroma. Upfront sweet grape and berry flavor. background hop bitterness and finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
svandyke (99) - USA - APR 25, 2015
12 oz- Lots of head, smell of hops and nice pinkish tint, Good hoppy taste with some grape at the end. Interesting...

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
plaugher (245) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 22, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2015 12oz bottle into an English pint. Pours a murky orange amber with some traces of pink highlights, no head. Emphasis on the musty (read: old socks) on the nose, with a bit of apple and grape. Tastes better than it smells, bitter, with some wine sweetness. Not a fan overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (1177) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2015
12 oz bottle pour. This was actually one of the first beers from these guys I ever tried a few years back, and I enjoyed the hell out of it. Pours a pink tinted orange color with an apple grape like aroma. Flavor shadows a sweet wine, with some grape like flavor. Decent hop profile throughout as well, and makes for a very unique brew. Donít think Iíve ever had another IPA like it. I like this beer overall. Iíll grab one here and there.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sunevdj (3425) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 15, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours a clear pinkish amber with a small white head. Very bitter with resiny hops aromas. Also aromas of dry white wine and fresh cask wood. Spicy hints. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Quite bitter finish with more resin and cask wood.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Joakgust (1091) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2015
Bottle. Clear amber beer with a large white head. Aroma is fruity with notes of caramel, bread, herbs, hay and vanilla. Flavor is fruity with notes of citrus, caramel, grain and herbs. Well balanced but not super fresh.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7622) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 10, 2015
Bottle. Heliotrope hue, average white head. Aroma is very soapy with grape undertones. The palate isnít soapy thankfully, but does have a strong perfumey grape must character with a firm hop presence as well. Sweet but with a bitter finish. Quite nice, interesting.


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