Sixty-One (61) - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by Badger6:
4.1/5 rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Sampled on 11 February 2014.
A: Body is a reddish-copper color. Head is small, fizzy, slightly pinkish white, and fades fast to a ring with some surface retention. Lots of visible carbonation. Heavy lacing.
S: Herbal note - piney and grassy, like a damp forest. Sweet smells of grapes and green raisins, some citrus.
T: Seems to start like an IPA...then it gets funky, in a good way. The herbal note comes in, followed by a bitterness. it is all overlaid with a vinous character from the Syrah grapes. Not terribly sweet, very balanced. Finishes with an unmistakable IPA flavor, that is exactly like 60 Minute...slightly bitter and boozy.
M: Medium body, well carbonated making it light to drink. Slightly dry feel.
O: It's an off-centered ale...like everything from DFH. Sam and the gang have mixed up the venerable 60 Minute to give us a really interesting variation that includes Syrah grape must. The only let down was the finish, it seemed a little off for the rest of the flavor, but that's science... I really enjoyed this, will definitely have this again.
Serving type: bottle
02-12-2014 01:13:04 | More by Badger6
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4.04/5 rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served from a 12 oz bottle into a wine goblet.
A - Color is a light to medium amber with a definite burgundy cast. Clear but not brilliant. Head is white, creamy and smooth but not very thick. Good lacing.
S - Overall impression in the aroma is sweet and buttery. No overt malt, but there is a definite musty, red wine aroma. Hops are there, but restrained. The hops aroma seems to combine with a strong red wine aroma to become something earthy rather than sharp and citrusy. Very different but inviting.
T - Flavors are very malty, with biscuit and buttered toast coming to mind. There's a definite buttery note along with crystal malt sweetness. There is also an unmistakeable red wine flavor that blends with everything else seamlessly. Hops bitterness seems moderate.. Some low citrus and earthy hops flavor.
M - Medium to heavy body with some creaminess, almost like an oatmeal effect. Carbonation is creamy but not overly strong. Low alcohol presence.
O - The hops aspects of this IPA seem to be blunted and toned down by the unusual wine ingredients. Hopheads will be disappointed, maybe even irate, but I enjoy this beer on its own quirky merits.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2014 03:26:24 | More by Radome
Sixty-One (61) from Dogfish Head Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 1,998 ratings.