Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Bottle. Red grape color. Very little aroma. Not like an IPA at all. A hint of bitter wine aftertaste. Not worth having more than one.
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12 oz Bottle poured into a BPA glass, pours a light pink/purple, thin white head. Smells of grapes and berries, almost a total absence of hop and malt aromas. Slightly sweet taste, and a short finish on the tongue. Overall a very different beer, went back and forth on it, but overall worth a taste, not necessarily a "can’t miss" from DFH. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Pink pour with a white head. The aroma is full of raspberry and grape notes, smelling nothing like an IPA. The flavor is a bit more IPA-like with some light pine notes as well as some biscuit malt and light grape notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not sure what they were trying for here, but this one is a miss for me. LSKennedy (15) - - AUG 10, 2013
Aroma is of hops and faint wine. While not a perfect IPA, it’s not supposed to be. After a few sips, the flavor mellows. I wouldn’t seek it, but if offered, wouldn’t pass up. drjay44 (3800) - Salida, Colorado, USA - AUG 10, 2013
12oz. bottle shared with Gabe. Pours a medium, well retained white head, over a clear, dark amber (SRM 15) body.......nose is light vinous, cereal, hints of hop spice.....taste is lightly vinous, light hop spice, leading to a moderate bitter finish......mouth feel medium, no astringency, clean moderately acidic finish. This is a pleasant, not particularly outstanding beer. BJCP 7/3/12/4/6
Joelly3d (48) - Kentucky, USA - AUG 10, 2013
This is surprisingly refreshing. Tastes of a nice Belgian brew but has aftertaste hints of wine. Typically that doesn't sound good to me, but I really like how well it works with this beer. The grape must is sweet, almost concord tasting but somehow only appears in the complex aftertaste. This is very well balanced fir its complexity. I will be getting this again.
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If you keep in mind what it is your drinking, this beer is actually pretty brilliant. The Syrah must overtakes the hop bitterness you might expect, but, this, I believe, is the point. This is not supposed to be a typical IPA. It's different and delicious. I wish I had more!
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UPDATED: APR 20, 2014 This beer poured a reddish light purple color to it. There was not a lot of hop aroma to it. The taste was light on hops & it had a strong grape flavor to it. Overall i was not a big fan of it. FROTHINGSLOSH (8069) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2013 Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a pinkish red color with a large foamy pink head .The aroma was sweet grape, berries, yeast and cracker. The flavor was tart berries, grape, yeast, cracker and a bit of earthy hops. Medium length earthy berry and cracker finish. Medium body. Ok. mike5326 (1780) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Poured from a chilled bottle. Auburn color, medium. fruit and hops smell. Fruit and hops fusion. Decent beer.