TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - OCT 15, 2008
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I always like a unique beer idea even if the novelty hinders its success but this offering didn’t do it for me. I will applaud them for a nice looking beer. When poured into a glass from the bottle it was light in color and had a green edging similar tot he label but int he glass it was a murkier orange amber. The smell was malty sweet but the flavor was light and needed a good long time in the mouth to pick up bitterness. Did finish nice and dry but really was confused about how this is a grape ale. Was refreshing but no more so than an actual pale ale.
KornDogg (517) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2008
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Not much to this one... no hops, no grape... did I read the label wrong? very boring... would you like this beer? It’s a LONGSHOT
marksahara (79) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 7, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle in Longshot mixpack. Pours a clear golden amber with minimal white crown (<1 finger) and spotty lacing. Aroma is rife with malt sweetness, maybe some honey, no hops, and a slight hint of the grape. It’s very pleasant. The flavour is initially weak in malt character with almost no discernible hop quality, and a lingering sweetness from start to finish. It’s like you’re drinking a sugar-sweetened soda until the end, where you get a bit of barley malt aroma lingering in the back of your palate. The grape taste doesn’t immediately jump out at you - it’s very subtle and takes a few tastes for it to build up on your palate. Once it does, this beer becomes very enjoyable and unique, but it’s not as fruity as one would think. I can really see this beer as binary, where you either like it a lot or you don’t. Very much a session-like beer and if I’m in the mood for it, would love to have a full 6-pack of it instead of having to buy the mixpack just to get it. Light bodied on the palate with spritely carbonation, crisp finish and although it is not even close to any style of beer I’ve had before, it’s enjoyable nevertheless.
shrubber85 (6505) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. White wine and barley malt aroma. Amber color with small head - highly effervescent. Under-ripe grape and barley malt flavor. Unique.
Dezzilu (226) - Whitmore Lake, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A copper colored beer with a slightly sweet aroma. In the mouth it was refreshing, but very simple. In fact, I didn’t notice the grape flavor at all. A very ho-hum beer. Next.
kyzr (1143) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - AUG 17, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours amber with nice sized brown head. Light hint of hops with some sweet notes from the malt. Flavor has some grape, but not the hit I thought. Really sweet with more caramel notes than grape.
KawaBomber (218) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz Bottle: Pours clear amber w/ a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet malts w/ a touch of hops. Reminds me of an English Ale, very caramelly aroma. Caramel flavor w/ a nice little hop presence towards the end & a slightly dry finish. I don’t quite get putting this beer in the fruit category. English Pale Ale, yes. Fruit, not so much.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 3, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I was unimpressed with this beer. It poured a clear amber colour with a small white head. aroma was slightly floral, with no grape taste- even though i tried my hardest to find it. Strong caramel and very reminiscent of a pale lager.
Tejas (823) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2008
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Wow, this is horrid. Why even put out such a mess? I don’t even know how to decribe this other than to say it doesn’t even taste like beer.
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 26, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours amber with a thin fizzy, white head. Smells malty and slight, sweet grapey. Tastes caramelly malty throughout, the grape flavor doesn’t kick in until the finish. Medium body, ok carbonation.