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RATINGS: 741   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The continually hopped India Pale Ale brewed with Syrah grape must.


DrnkMcDermott's rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2903) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Draft at Lemon Tree, Downers Grove. Pinkish body and head, with close, tight-knit bubbles. Nose is mostly malt sweetness, with just a little bit of hop. Once tasted, I find the lighter barrage of northwestern hops, with a citrusy aspect that should play well with the grape. But it’s more subdued that the usual DFH hop bomb, more there for appreciation. A bit of fruit comes through toward the end, more like strawberry and a bit of rose.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Worsenma (45) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Interesting. A real marriage of beer and wine. Carbonation gives it a bit of champagne mouth feel. Again.......interesting. Pretty tasty, though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sinfull (1085) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Reddish color ; medium-sized , off-white head. Aroma of grape , malt , bread and citrus. Malty taste with some wine notes and moderate hoppy bitterness. Interesting beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElCapitan22 (260) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2015
Pours a reddish copper color with no real lacing or head retention. Tastes like grape and finishes funky and bitter. Not too fruity, but it is a very good beer. Like this one a lot.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
omega (786) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 3, 2015
Sweet fruit up front that is dominates the beer. As a syrah drinker I have to say this is not for me as the overall feel is lolly water.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevinator (1389) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Not an improvement. Good but seems like a novelty. Nice hoppy and fruit aroma. Nice color and average palate. Flavor was a toned-down IPA with a sour berry hint. Light and easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (2891) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 28, 2015
bottle @ Chief Market / Lima OH --- Nearly clear dark amber color, smooth ivory 1" head, bands of lace. Aroma of malt and earth. Taste is malt that has a little dry wine mixing in on the swallow. This combination wouldn’t be well-served by any hops, so the "lack of " works as the malt and wine move to a short finish. Interesting enough to try again.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Palidor19 (3075) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2015
A unusual concoction with a strange flavor of hops and mild grape skins. Strong bite with a weak finish. Crisp and astringent at the end ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (9625) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2015
Draught @ Dogfish Head Brewing & Eats, Rehoboth Beach, DE
Pours clear amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, toffee, citrus and grape. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long malty, caramel and fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (15382) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2015
On tap at the brewpub. It’s a clear amber colored beer with a small beige head. It’s rather malty on the nose, with pale malts, caramel, bread and a good hoppy touch. Full body and a soft carbonation. Dry. Bread, caramel, pine cones, resins and some citrus peel in the flavor, lasting for a good while. A bit malty for my linings, but sure nice. 150621

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
audinerd17 (38) - Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Interesting spring and summer beer. Pours a deep ruby red with very little head. Tastes very different from any IPA you've had before. It's been mellowed out and rounded by the grape musts. Refreshing but subtle berry tones with a great IPA. Have it on draft and treat yo'self! - pixels sent via Beer Buddy on iOS


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