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RATINGS: 794   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The continually hopped India Pale Ale brewed with Syrah grape must.


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4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Biacone (2) - Mays landing, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2013
60 minute with a hint of wine. This will be big as dfh continues to break boundaries and make a new beverage. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ttheilen (528) - USA - MAY 13, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bulk_Carrier (3470) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - MAY 3, 2016
This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was a burnt red color with a moderate transparency about it. One finger white foamy head quickly dissipates. Messy foamy head all around. The smell was pretty awful - malted cherries, burnt sugars, sticky burnt bread, grape must. It didn’t combine at all. The taste was just cherry to grape sweet. The aftertaste was way too sticky with the malts. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium. Definitely cloying in the feel. And then a semi-dry finish. Overall, yeah, not sure what happened here, but this is probably one of the worst Dogfish Head beers I’ve ever had. No chance in hell, I’ll come back to this.

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 (4914) - 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 (70) - 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 (998) - 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. There’s 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 (262) - 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 (506) - 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.


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