Sixty-One (61) - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by nova009:
3.64/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass
A- pours a clear reddish purple with orange tints, looks a little like watered down red wine, a one finger pinkish foamy head appears on the pour and slowly dissipates down to a covering, solid lacing
S- slightly malty, some light grassy notes, the grape must is pretty forward on the nose, pretty much all i'm getting
T- slightly bitter and hoppy at the start, quickly moves into puckering grape notes, finishes clean with significant bready aftertaste, a little grapefruit rind mixes in with the aftertaste as well
M- medium body, slightly high carbonation but nothing distracting, finishes clean and dry
O- this was an interesting beer, there were IPA qualities but the grape must almost pushed this into a herbed/spiced beer for me, i wouldn't make a point to go buy this again but i'd drink it if it was around
Serving type: bottle
06-27-2013 23:16:07 | More by nova009
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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.