Sixty-One (61) - Dogfish Head Brewery
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3.51/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
12oz. bottle poured into pub glass.
A: I wasn't expecting this pour... A cranberry hue with hints of amber around the edges. A purple-tinged white head stands at about 1 1/2 fingers in stature and faded quickly to a bubbly cap, leaving one or two instances of lacing down the glass.
S: Smell is of red wine and subdued grapefruit with hints of sweet, bready malts. Grape is a little too overwhelming for me.
T: Much like the nose, the red grape flavor is the dominating flavor. Hints of grapefruit peek through. The malt is primarily hidden and doesn't make an appearance, and some grassy bitterness comes through in the middle before fading back that red wine profile. Aftertaste is slightly sweet, resembling fresh grape juice and sugar.
M: Not too much to ramble about here. Medium body not offering much. Carbonation is effervescent and lively and pairs well with the overall wine-like flavors.
O: While I'm not blown away, this is a solid and interesting offer from Dogfish Head. It doesn't trump 60-minute and perhaps it should be called "fifty-nine" because it's definitely a notch below, but I enjoyed the medley of red wine flavors and the juicy, citrusy hop profile. Worth a try if you're into IPAs and are looking for an interesting spin-off.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2014 00:34:42 | More by ThePaintedGrey
Sixty-One (61) from Dogfish Head Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 1,984 ratings.