Sixty-One (61) - Dogfish Head Brewery
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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
3.51/5 rDev -3%
A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a strange light brown color with reddish tints (presumably from the wine content) and a clear consistency. There was an inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Good lacing.
S: A somewhat underplayed aroma of hops, malt and the advertised wine.
T: Tasted basically like it smelled: Hops, a vinous quality, and some malt. The hops content was not nearly high enough - either that or the vinous quality overpowered it. Either way the flavor is somewhat thin and uneven.
M: A good amount of carbonation with a slightly thin finish. Medium-bodied.
O: Like a lot of DFH's beers, this one is an experiment. This one doesn't quite work. It has its good points, but it's not something I'd readily come back to.
04-18-2013 14:01:16 | More by avalon07
2.85/5 rDev -21.3%
12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Pours a pinkish red with a minimal head. Very clear. Looks like a minimally carbonated Rose wine.
Smell - Weird and unpleasant musty grape wine smell. Unpleasant off aroma. Diacetyl? Can't discern it. No hops.
Taste - More like an IPA, but not much. Slightly hoppy, lots of grape. Mild sweetness. The off flavor comes back in the back along with very low bitterness.
Mouthfeel - Medium low body. Easy to drink at least.
Overall - Off flavor ruins it and the grapes really add nothing interesting to Dogfish's base IPA.
04-18-2013 00:15:20 | More by Alieniloquium
3.31/5 rDev -8.6%
Appearance - poured into tumbler w/ very slight head. Nice clear beer with pinkish hue.
Smell - light hoppy smell I couldn't really identify. Slightly sweet and lightly fruity.
Taste - Girly man flavor. Light and aromatic
Mouthfeel - slight pungent feel
Overall - not one of Dogfish's best efforts. Would not buy again
04-16-2013 22:01:57 | More by Segelstrom
3.69/5 rDev +1.9%
Pours into a standard pint glass a deep reddish pink with a light pink colored head atop,I was really suprised at the pour it looked almost like som framboise beers,pretty cool for an IPA.Aromas are fruity and musty,lightly citric hops with a bit of lightly toasted bread to go along with the grape must,very interesting but not something I loved.Flavors are on the dryer side up front with some resiny but not in your face hops,some mild sweetness follows with a more rich tasting wine grape flavor in the finish.Hmm interesting and not bad but after half a bottle it started to get to me a little.
04-16-2013 21:38:01 | More by oberon
4.28/5 rDev +18.2%
Wow... what a suprise. I was doubting even buying it. Pink beer with wine. What a horrible idea. First off this is more on the IPA side. lots of citrus smell and big hop flavor presence. It pours red like I heard which can throw you off but its drinks like an IPA with a little berry background flavor. no sweetness added with the wine juice. pleasantly suprised and this would be a great pairing beer. I happen to have a gourmet hamburger and it was nice.
04-16-2013 21:14:28 | More by CampusCrew
4.16/5 rDev +14.9%
Pours a rich and semi-opaque ruby. Thick head of fine white bubbles -- with a definite purple tinge. Big loopy, but not particularly attractive lace.
Nose is appealing and fruity, with grapes and dark berries dominating. The hops seem quite dialed down, or else just submerged/obscured.
Taste is a brilliant blend of sour fruit (the Syrah grape must) and some crisp citrus hoppiness. Very tasty, refreshing, and certainly not a taste I've experienced before in my 1200+ beer-ticking career! Another fruit beer that does not suck!
04-16-2013 19:59:27 | More by secondtooth
Sixty-One (61) from Dogfish Head Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 2,129 ratings.