Sixty-One (61) - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Ratings: 2,009 | Reviews: 336 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by JWU:
3.89/5 rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.
A- a very pretty, perfectly clear amber with purple hues. A white head sits on top, but doesn't sick around all that long. Decent lacing.
S-an interesting mix of grape and citric and earthy hops.
T- I'd never guess that this would work, but it somehow does. You get a muted 60 minute flavor, citric and earthy hops, that distinctive DFH yeast flavor, and a big dose of sweet wine. If I didn't know it was Syrah, I'd guess Zinfandel or Syrah due to the lack of dryness. Tanic and earthy hop finish.
M- lighter side of medium, dry on the finish from the hops AND the tanic qualities of the syrah must.
O- DFH pushes the boudaries again.
Serving type: bottle
04-13-2014 22:21:09 | More by JWU
More User Reviews:
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 2,009 ratings.