Sixty-One (61) - Dogfish Head Brewery
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4.2/5 rDev +16%
Bottle poured into snifter.
A- Pale ruby red with one finger of grayish head made up of stacks of small, compact bubbles.
S- Very subtle hops with the syrah coming out quite a bit. Smells of dry red wine with hints of blackberry and black currant. Quite subtle nothing huge.
T- Follows nose quite closely with even more subtle hop coming through. Very interesting as the hops and alcohol hide behind the syrah must. The IPA and wine combination is especially interesting as the abrasiveness of the IPA is balanced by how subtle syrah grapes (especially French) can be. Not sweet and stays a little on the dry side.
M- Very interesting mouthfeel on this one as it's quite effervescent with the tightly stacked bubbles. Medium in body slight dry finish.
O- I really liked this experimental IPA from Dogfish Head. It combines two of my favorite things in the world and does it well. I was expecting the IPA to overpower any grape characteristics but it was the other way around and the syrah fruit won out! I wasn't going to try this until I saw the dissonance in the Bros between the BAs reviews and I am glad I did. Cheers.
05-14-2013 22:28:00 | More by AndyP612
3.46/5 rDev -4.4%
A - A ruby red color with a thin, reddish, foamy head.
S -The sweet fruity aromas hit you right when the cap pops off the bottle.
T - The taste was a great surprise. The smell misleads you into thinking you're about to drink a sweet beer, but it's actually a little bitter - almost tart. There isn't a whole lot of flavor. Some subtle hints of the grape must - definitely not overwhelming.
M - It has a thin body with a lot of carbonation.
O - DFH has been a favorite brewery of mine as far as I can remember. I was expecting another high quality release with this beer, but I was really disappointed. My expectations for DFH are pretty high, and they rarely disappoint, but this beer doesn't live up to quality and taste of some of their better known brews like 90 Minute and Burton Baton. Still a DFH brew nonetheless, so it still a good beer, just one I'd expect from a less prestigious brewery.
05-14-2013 02:55:05 | More by oN3xM
3.69/5 rDev +1.9%
12oz bottle poured into a Dogfish Head shaped pint.
Fuchsia wine cooler color with a short white head that dissipates quickly. Excellent clarity with low carbonation.
Raspberry, watermelon and Splenda...
Raspberry and watermelon. Sweetened red wine with light notes of caramel. Maybe a touch of orange juice and tangerine.
Medium bodied, crisp, sticky and dry.
Well, it's really not as bad as I anticipated. It is wine-cooler-esque, but on a higher level.
05-14-2013 00:40:48 | More by justintcoons
2.61/5 rDev -27.9%
12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.
A: Pours a crystal-clear reddish color. The head is a one finger white shade. I love the look and the texture of the head, in particular.
S: There is a shit ton of earthy mustiness to this one - okay, it's not the freshest bottle by any stretch, but the hops are damn near nonexistent. Unsweetened grape, caramel, and toffee notes round out the mediocre aroma.
T: At first, it drinks much like 60 Minute, with its malty opening giving way to a vaguely citrusy midpoint. It's the finish that ruins things, offering far too much musty sourness. Every once in a while, I notice a vinous tone on the aftertaste that I enjoy, but this is a mess otherwise.
M: Sweet and a bit heavy. The vinous notes try to cleanse the palate, but instead only create astringency. I don't think its undrinkable, but there are too many conflicting qualities in both the flavor and the palate to make it an enjoyable offering.
O: This offering is proof positive that gimmicky and innovative are two entirely different beasts altogether - and this is most certainly the former. It's basically 60 Minute crossed with a crappy wine. C'mon, Dogfish Head, less gimmicky nonsense and more quality offerings!
05-12-2013 19:00:58 | More by ThisWangsChung
Sixty-One (61) from Dogfish Head Brewery
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