Sixty-One (61) - Dogfish Head Brewery
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3.53/5 rDev -2.5%
A: Pours a clear reddish hue with a finger of pink-tinted white head that fades into a frothy ring with little lacing.
S: Sweet citrus notes up front with pineapple and tangerines. Grape aromas follow with a bit of muskiness. There are also notes of fermented fruits.
T: Some citrus notes here as well along with a little tartness. Musky grape and wine-like flavors make up most of the profile with a slightly bitter finish.
M: Medium-light body with medium carbonation, this beer is light and sudsy feeling.
O: An interesting beer overall. Very unique, and while some aspects of it are a little odd, none of them is offensive and the result is an interesting, drinkable IPA.
04-20-2013 02:09:34 | More by n2185
3.79/5 rDev +4.7%
Intrigued by the label and pitch from a coworker made this my Friday after work beer of choice (which on principal should be stellar on principle alone.) Poured in a plum like color which initially caught me off guard but the aroma was bright and floral my initial comparison was that of my girls White Zin. That proved to be very much the case, crisp and flavorful with a very subtle hop. Honestly, not what I was looking for but a nice summer ale nonetheless. If your into White Zin than definitely try this beer.
04-19-2013 20:56:08 | More by HoppyBammer
2.71/5 rDev -25.1%
Pours a clear orange tinted pink with one finger thick white head... spotty lacing though a decent layer of foam sticks around. Smell: caramel, diactyl, berry, vinous of course..no discernible hop aromas, whee! Taste: the base beer at least makes some appearance here, but it's muddled and... it could be anything buried beneath the buttered toast and watery, sweet, fruity wine...what a mess. Should have been a drainpour. Bottled late Feb.
04-19-2013 04:01:00 | More by babaracas
3.44/5 rDev -5%
12oz single, a rare DFH impulse buy.
Seemed like a cool concept, but of course not. DFH being abstract with seemingly no attention to creating a fine product. Seems like a real stark contrast to what i remember from 8-9 years ago. The syrah must imparts a pinkish hue to this IPA - the hop profile is weird, the wine isn't showcased the weigh it should be. It was fine, but just not what i was hoping for.
04-19-2013 02:27:34 | More by dirtylou
4.21/5 rDev +16.3%
Served from bottle to wine snifter.
Once poured, has a dark plum color to it. The head was rather strange, white about 1 finger in thickness. Almost looked like an effervescent. Not too strong of a hoppy aroma, but you can definitely smell the hops from the "60" and the Syrah wine. Had a light refreshing mouthfeel. Tastes the hops at the very end, Syrah hits you a little after. Not bad, been wanting to try it.
04-19-2013 00:19:47 | More by NoleDoc
4.1/5 rDev +13.3%
P: White Zinfandel appearance with ADHD carbonation. Crystal clear with a finger of sudsy white pink tinted wine head. Leaves behind soapy residue on the edges.
S: Tart grape must forward aroma that dominates the nose. Earthy, musty hops, grapefruit, blood orange, flower petals and fruit vines. Subtle booze.
T/M: Sour, acidic and boozy. Very wine like. Taste follows the nose but the hops come through more to counteract the sweetness. Bubbly light medium body that swishes nicely in your mouth. Finish is dry earthy flavored bitterness with a touch of black pepper.
O: A white Zinfandel mimic with a dash of hops. This is probably my favorite fruit beer so far and I would recommend it for sure. I love how DFH changes stuff up and gets creative. As far as I'm concerned this is a success. Cheers!
04-18-2013 22:44:01 | More by Hopswagger
3.83/5 rDev +5.8%
While it pours, it appears to be a very pale pink color. Once in the glass, however, it's more of a darker orange-purple. The just off-white head towers at first and ends up about half a finger as a dense foam. The head left drops lacing in massive patching until it reaches about halfway to the bottom, then patching remains pretty heavy the rest of the way.
I get grape must on the nose, that's for sure; very earthy, dusty, pure grape aromas are first, though there is a hope bitterness. A minerality comes out on the palate more strongly but does begin in the smell. It's plenty earthy and mildly vinous, though in a different way from either a white wine or a beer like a Kolsch. Something about how the hops and grape combine gives off something of a mustiness, though it's not bad. There's a light touch of acidity that's kept in check. I think people expecting more of an IPA will be surprised. I expected more hops, though they're certainly here.
The medium body offers good support combined with a steady carbonation. It's surprisingly creamy off a big, well-sustained crispness, and it flows very nicely. It's definitely smooth drinking all around.
04-18-2013 21:31:22 | More by Brenden
Sixty-One (61) from Dogfish Head Brewery
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