Sixty-One (61) - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by apants007:
3.38/5 rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
poured from a bottle into a pint glass
I'm a little confused by the appearance. It kinda looks like I used a dirty glass that someone had been drinking wine out of. Superthin head that disappears immediately. But that color is really interesting. Rosey. Kind of classy.
So lets take a sniff. Its got a really mild scent. To the point i had to go smell something else to ensure that I'm not congested or something… Nope. It just does;t have very much smell.
So let's take a taste. Hmmm… Well, it kind of reminds me of a flavored lager. Not really what I've come to expect from Dogfish. More like an Abita - purple haze or strawberry. It has some mild fruit. Blackberry. Though it also kind of tastes like purple Kool-aid. No hops to speak of. A little citric acid - like the taste in your mouth after eating a chewable vitamin-C. It's not bad. But it really tastes like I poured a mediocre beer into a glass I had just used for an emergen-C. After a couple sips it's actually kind of refreshing. I just want to drink it really fast - not what I'm really going for most of the time. The carbonation is nice small fizz. Feels good in the mouth. As I said before it just makes you want to drink it fast. I'm almost done after just a few sips…
Overall, I'm not mad at it… I'm even enjoying it despite what I would consider some rather negative attributes. I won't seek this out again… to many fish in the sea. But if someone brought some by I would not consider them to have bad taste.
Serving type: bottle
02-24-2014 05:18:04 | More by apants007
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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 2,011 ratings.