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RATINGS: 635   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.


Ibrew2or3's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (6910) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 10, 2013
12oz bottle pours with a crystal clear copper to purple body supporting a short lived tan head that exhibits pink-ish hues. The aroma is muted sweet berry and grape notes and not much else . . . well maybe a light currant fruit sensation in there too. The taste goes from a decent level of tartness and tannins and then to some sweet grape flavor fruitiness and a red wine note. Interesting, where a good load of sweetness is balanced out by tannin and tartness. Hmm? Not sure what to make of this beer though.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
valpoaj (634) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle pour - light purple body with a pillowy faint pink head that lasts forever. Aroma is a mix of floral and fruity hops and a slightly odd sweet characteristic that I contribute to the wine more than any type of malt addition. Flavor is a mix of an IPA with a healthy dose of the wine mixed in - the hops aren’t strong enough to make this work IMO, as there is just a cloying sweetness that wouldn’t go away. Palate is medium bodied and relatively easy to drink given the aforementioned comments. Not one of DFH’s best offerings - I’ll stick to the 90 minute!

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
firefly765 (116) - - SEP 20, 2014
12 ounce bottle pours a light purple color with a minimal head that dissipates quickly. Not much hop aroma with a bit of a grape smell. Highly carbonated A bit thin in mouth feel. Decent amount of hop bitterness.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
ipaj (1) - - SEP 19, 2014 does not count
this was the worst beer i ever tasted it made me sick i ordered this beer in a bar thinking i was getting a tasty ipa but it was red and left a bitter vinegar taste in my mouth that lasted for hours even when i drank normal ipa i could still taste the bitterness wine and beer do not mix boooooooooooo

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (14609) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 18, 2014
Parallel with 60 Minutes and 90 Minutes
The amber color is cloudy and has a beautiful red hue; the head has a short retention. The aroma is hardly interesting (very light fruit and white sugar), a bit smelly (stale water). Off-dry although soft mouthfeel; there is some grape substance, and a light woody bitterness in the end, while the beer is missing: it seems a bit salty.
Not pleasant.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gerbeer (1788) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a reddish orange with light white head. Aromas of phenols, green grapes, and green apples. Flavors of a fruit health drink: grapes, gooseberries, and citrus with a little bit of vegetables. Astringent finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkmagus82 (1334) - - SEP 14, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 6-7-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a reddish hued orange color with a pink tinted head of about 1.5 fingers. The head has a decent level of retention fading to leave a moderate level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell- The aroma is of a red wine grapiness with some aromas of malt and a moderate amount of citrus hop. Along with the grape aroma so too comes a bit of mustiness as well as a more tannin like smell. Taste – The taste begins with a moderate showing of a red wine like flavor with this flavor growing stronger throughout the taste. Mixed with the wine upfront are some flavors of a bready malt and a bit of caramel. Hop flavors of a mainly citrus nature start coming to the tongue more toward the middle of the taste. They are joined by a light pine hop taste more toward the end. Although there is a presence of both citrus and pine hop, they remain rather light in comparison to the wine flavor which becomes more tannin in flavor at the end. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was on the average side in terms of thickness with a carbonation level that was rather average as well. A slightly thinner body may have been slightly more appropriate of the wine characteristics making it slightly easier to drink. Overall – Not really my thing. Too much red wine like, not quite enough hop for an IPA and a little confusing tasting. Worth a try, but not one I would go back to on any real occasion.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DWestrick (434) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 13, 2014
bottle. I really liked this beer - unique and great flavor. Surprised how much I like this "fruit beer".

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
nuplastikk (4400) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2014
12oz bottle. Smells like butt with artificial wine mist. Tastes fake. This beer sucks. Really artificial gross feel to it. Highly unimpressive. Ouch.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (2307) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
"Pours the oddest light purple I’ve ever seen in a beer. Quite the looker. Aroma definitely grape like. Flavor is less hoppy than I’d have thought, though I know 60 isn’t exactly a hop monster to start with. Doesn’t really resemble an iPa at all anymore, which is fine if I just don’t think of it as one. Unique sweetness with just a hint of funk and hops. Well balanced and easy drinking. Glad to have tried this one, and glad it wasn’t a $12 750 :)"

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
daje (2450) - NORWAY - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle shared with esp0r september 5th 2014. Red / brown body with a disappearing whitish head. Aroma of artificial fruit candy, earthy hops, wine. Taste has the same artificial feel, with sweet red wine and malt. Towards the end it gets a bit better with grapes and faint piney hops, but overall this didn’t do it for me.


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