Sixty-One (61) - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by GoodBeerTire:
3.59/5 rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
This beer was purchased on the advice of my local growler store.
A: Poured into a stout glass, with a distinct auburn color. Half finger head with minimal lacing.
S: Definitely smell the syrah must, as it has a sharp nose. I like the scent, as it brings a nice grape floral. It also has a strong malt note, but very little hops on this end.
T: Malty and winey. Even though it says continuously hopped on the bottle, the hop note is subdued compared to other Dogfish Head ales. I consider myself a hop-head, but am not disappointed at all in the flavor. (It is a nice diversion to the IPA fest I have been having lately.)
M: The carbonation is good. Not too light nor too fizzy. The syrah leaves a bit of a tannic aftertaste, which is pleasant.
O: The local "beer monger" only had 2 bottles left of this selection in stock. I am glad I purchased both, as this beer, although not my overall favorite, is enjoyable and worthy of a second.
Serving type: bottle
09-02-2013 22:22:04 | More by GoodBeerTire
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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 1,990 ratings.