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RATINGS: 779   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The continually hopped India Pale Ale brewed with Syrah grape must.

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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip. A: Pours a crystal-clear reddish color. The head is a one finger white shade. I love the look and the texture of the head, in particular. S: There is a shit ton of earthy mustiness to this one - okay, it’s not the freshest bottle by any stretch, but the hops are damn near nonexistent. Unsweetened grape, caramel, and toffee notes round out the mediocre aroma. T: At first, it drinks much like 60 Minute, with its malty opening giving way to a vaguely citrusy midpoint. It’s the finish that ruins things, offering far too much musty sourness. Every once in a while, I notice a vinous tone on the aftertaste that I enjoy, but this is a mess otherwise. M: Sweet and a bit heavy. The vinous notes try to cleanse the palate, but instead only create astringency. I don’t think its undrinkable, but there are too many conflicting qualities in both the flavor and the palate to make it O: This offering is proof positive that gimmicky and innovative are two entirely different beasts altogether - and this is most certainly the former. It’s basically 60 Minute crossed with a crappy wine. C’mon, Dogfish Head, less gimmicky nonsense and more quality offerings!


2.7
ryrpat (403) - Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2018
Almost feels like it wants to go to a sour but not really close. Can taste some hops and a nice grape finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
edheady (1) - Kentucky, USA - DEC 28, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2017 12 oz bottle grape flavor with no hint of hops at all. It is a beer that is for the drinker who likes a fruity beer with no hop flavor.

3.2
nickd717 (4999) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 28, 2017
Bottle pours clear crimson with a small whitish head. Aroma is musty, vinous, earthy. Flavor is mildly sweet grape, slight hop bitterness. A little watery for what I'd like. Medium bodied and crisp. Above average.

3.3
balloonbuffoon (752) - - DEC 22, 2017
12floz bottle, BOD: 09.29.2017, $1.75 unit cost, tulip glass. Appears a very dark amber color with pinkish tinged head. Caramel aroma deceives my taste buds as it tastes like a bitter plum. Body - medium. Carbonation - low. Bitterness - medium. Sweetness - low. Sourness - low. Saltiness - low. Drinkability - medium. Overall - medium.

3.4
Docavey (96) - Lehigh Acres, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2017
Interesting brew with grape must in the mix. Light hoppy nose. Pours out red but tastes like IPA without really any fruit flavor. Head is short-lived. Crisp mouthfeel. Balanced hops and malt that is not too heavy despite the 6.5% ABV. Enjoyed this from a bottle. F Avey---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
nearbeer (5668) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 24, 2017
12 oz. bottled 09/28/2017. Crimson-copper brew with nice legs and a lasting creamy film of foam. Aroma of grape, autumn leaves, blackberry, caramel and maybe a touch of orange zest. Tastes of earthy leaf, non-sweet grape wine, wood, blackberry and a touch of caramel. Medium body has medium-plus mostly smooth carbonation and a dry winy slant.

2.5
Korcz (3388) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 17, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

3.4
explosivedog (1832) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 25, 2016
330ml bottle. Strong grape notes dominate over any hops, but it’s a nice grape. Blackcurrant, sweet syrup, a little tart cranberry. Not a bad drop.

5
Facun (20) - SPAIN - DEC 4, 2016
Probablemente, una de las mejores IPAs que probé. Alucinante, en botella y con 6 meses

3.7
thepatrickman (1503) - Lewes, East Sussex, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2016
Bottle. An interesting combination of IPA and wine. The hop presence is really subdued, and it’s the Syrah grapes that dominate the taste. It’s moderately sweet and fruity, with an interesting wine character. Bonus points for the experimentation that went into making this.


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