HonusWagner (1428) - Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
This is a really pretty beer, which is the best thing I can say about it, by far. Its a nice rosey hue like one of those syrupy mess fake lambics. The nose is decent I guess, not too offensive with whiffs of grape but almost no trace of hop character. Taste is a little more off, kind of this weird vineous grapey mild sweetness with something kinda metallic. Not my jam at all.
CpyNPrnT (387) - Indiana, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of hops, grapes, taste is sweet but also bitter from the hops, nice balance but not overly complex. Its good and I could drink a few
downender (6391) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Bo Brooks’ Lighthouse Liquors, Baltimore. Deep copper in colour, with next to no head. Unpleasant, sweet, caramel and butter aroma. Flavour, by contrast, was a lot better - an enjoyable vinous edge, still sweetish, crisp malts and a moderately bitter finish. A mixed bag.
flying_pig (965) - SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle as a gift from Virginia:
Bright amber boardering on orange to red with a 0.5cm foamy, white head. Slightly cloudy with little movement throughout.
Starts like a typical IPA with citrus & pine with a nice balance & nothing too strong. Some floral notes & sweetness come through next. The grapes start to come early on with various fruits, sweetness & malts following not far behind. The hop bitterness is quite subtle & some wine -like notes round things off.
Citrus & pine but it’s lighter than the nose. Some white grapes & a slightly acidic taste that is reminiscent of white wine come next before sweetness & malts come through with hints of tropical fruits as well.
Smooth with more carbonation than I was expecting, maybe just past medium with a nice tang to it with hints of spice too. Some sweetness appears with a hint of alcohol towards the end.
Quite a good effort from Dogfish Head & on its own a really nice beer but when it follows on from the previous two from the brewery that I’ve tried it has to be said that this one definitely wasn’t their best.
ajtrupp (273) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a cool, funky beer. Leans more wine than beer (though some IPA comes through). Don't know if I'd buy a six-pack, but I'm glad I had it.
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Arayaga2 (1796) - portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rosey amber with a slightly pinkinsh head. This is some sort of red grapefruit shandy, perhaps? Whatever it is, it’s not very good.
BuckeyeBoy (2837) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle thanks to Eric. Pours out a pinkish amber color topped with a pink head. Nose is berries tart and a nice hop touch. Taste is as the nose with a nice sweet fruit and a tropical fruit.
Jethro6191 (447) - Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep copper with a violet tint. Minimal off-white head with some lacing. Earthy aroma with some grape notes. The flavor is musty and wine like. Low hop character for an IPA. Light body with a smooth mouthfeel. Sweet fruity finish with a lingering aftertaste.
SirLimpsalot (2251) - SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@ SBWF 2014: söt humlig och med en lite torr smak. Den är helt ok men lite udda.
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TBone (12816) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at SBWF2014. Deep ruby red color, small pinky head. Fruity, maybe a bit lactic nose. Medium-bodied. Berryish, slightly tart flavor. Rasberries?
timwatson31 (2) - Delaware, USA - OCT 6, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my favorite beers. Very different from the classic 60 minute ipa, but in a good way. Pours purple-ish, nice grape/wine aroma when poured. If you are expecting something like the 60 minute you will be disappointed, but if you are willing to try something else, you will be pleased.