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
More User Reviews:
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.