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RATINGS: 618   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   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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3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Nice purple pour. Carbonated and bubbly. Like wine. Grape is obvious and sour but not repugnant. Pretty good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdobbs (374) - New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 26, 2014
Pours deep, hazy purple/redish with a ring of a white head. Aroma is decent, but pretty basic, with mainly just settle hops and grape. Medium-thin mouthfeel which is quite dry. Finish length is average. Overall, an interesting idea.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bule (739) - California, USA - AUG 25, 2014
12oz bottle pours a reddy brown color without much head. Mild hops and grape juice sweetness. Kind of refreshing for Summer but the hops are a little overpowering at the end.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinsenn (1058) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy and purplish-red with a thin head. Aroma of resin, c-hops, and grapes. Taste is sweet, with resin, c-hops, grapes, and a very small hint of bitterness in the finish. Thin body. All in all pretty good, but not great.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1414) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2014
On tap at a local pizza place. Pour is red/orange with a medium white head. Aroma and flavor of acidic grapes, light caramel, citrus, red wine, and faint fruit.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
callmemickey (2687) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Reddish-brown body, thin off-white head and spotty lacing. Vinous with strawberries, currants, earth, and toasted malts. Medium bodied with spritzy carbonation, mild sweetness, a tad thin in the back end, lingering finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OscarFalls (44) - excelsior, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle from Eataly in NYC. Kinda tastes like a brown. I'm not sure where the grape mush is but it's a great beer. Enjoy on your lady's bday. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13596) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle from GBBF 2014 and drunk at home. Clear dark red beer, lasting pink tinged white lasting head. Bready cherry strawberry aroma. Itís a bit bizarre in the mouth. The syrah comes through as a strawberry blackcurranty thing. Itís certainly hoppy too. Lots of hoppy bitterness on the finish. Not entirely sure the whole thing works. The fruit is good. The hops are good. Not sure you should just jam the two things together. Yes some Rhone red wine aroma. Then this IPA red wine flavour. So you get some sweet red wine and some bitter hoppy American IPA. Not sure itís entirely harmonious or make for good bedfellows. Certainly interesting. Bit of chalk flavour that Iíve had from some red wine infused beers in the past. Itís ok, some good flavours, but overall I am not sure it works.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gad905 (20) - - AUG 19, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2014 Bottle from Bieres Sans Frontieres stand at GBBF 2014, sampled at home.Aroma of grape, some floral notes. Clearly vinous. Clear, cherry red with small, quickly dissipating head. Light sweet followed by light acidity and plenty of bitter hop notes. Light body, thin texture, lively carb, longish acid finish.Strange, but quite enjoyable. Very much like a wine/beer hybrid. Probably wouldn?t repeat but I?m glad I tried it, certainly more fun than Founders Rubaeus, for example.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (8127) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
Sampled @ ChrisO after GBBF day 2. Clear medium dark reddish color, small off-white head. Aroma is malts, some hops, lightly butter and I guess a slight hint of grapes. Taste malts, hops, lightly grapes or actually more fruit peel, quite bitter. Medium body, medium carbonation. A bit disappointing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnnyJ (4313) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 18, 2014
On draft. Reddish amber pour, almost purple color, with a fizzy off white head. Malty, grape, very mild citrus, & musty. Not that sweet, but overall this beer is not very good.


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