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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A continually-hopped IPA brewed with Syrah grape must.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.29/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear cranberry juice red with a foamy reddish-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and some subdued grape and wine aromas. Taste is much the same with hop and slightly funky flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and somewhat thin mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer with an interesting concept but the interaction between the beer and grape must in this one is a bit odd in my opinion.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

if this is the regular 60 with grape must added, I think its a great failure, as the hops don't come through this really at all. if it is a new beer wine hybrid with a misleading name, I think its pretty good when compared to the field. it pours a pink tinted copper color, clear as day, with a half inch of bone white airy fizz. the nose is more wine than grapes, with some tannic properties that don't totally jive with the hops. the hops seem scaled way back, or less fresh or something. 60 minute is one of the great American india pales, and this makes it seem so average somehow. the flavors really do work pretty well though, with the fruity grape must sticking to the sweeter malt and developing nicely. I just wish I got more hop bitterness and flavor out of this towards the finish, but it just isn't there. I don't know how, but they killed that part of it with the grape must. lighter in body than expected, with enough carbonation and a sweet dry finish, which is an interesting twist to al already out there brew. not my favorite, but like all dogfish head beers, it is well made and worth a try.

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Photo of Knapp85
2.27/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

This poured out as an impressive looking reddish pink color. The head was a pale pink color as well . There is a pretty good retention on this beer with a light lacing on the glass also. The smell is more like wine than an IPA. The aroma is fruity, plenty of grape but no hops that I can pick up. The taste of the beer is also grape, kind of screams wine cooler to me. There is a bubblegum flavor in the finish with a faint hop bitterness in the far distance. The mouthfeel was drinkable, light bodied and a bit refreshing. Dry finish and decent carbonation. Overall I am glad I tried it, but I never have to drink it again. I really wasn't into the flavors it had. It's an interesting idea, much like all of DfH beers but this one is a miss in my book.

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Photo of metter98
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear red in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that has some pinkish hues and died down a bit, leaving a thick layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of musty grapes are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has musty flavors of red grapes along with some hints of sweetness and red wine. A slight amount of bitterness is present from the underlying beer.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation and some faint hints of tartness.
O: I found the mixture of an IPA and syrah grape must to be rather interesting and unique as it neither tastes like a beer nor a wine but is quite easy to drink and has some interesting flavors.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Borrowing the sensitivities of wine lovers, the ever coveted hop dominance of their 60 Minute IPA is compounded upon by the taste of grape. The results are....

Deep in a ruby-mauve, the beer is surprisingly un-IPA-like. Clear in its deep maroon coloration, the beer caps with a frothy-fizzy blend and holds its structures semi-firm. The late session wants to evacuate its head character and prefer wine. Mild interspersed retention foam laces the glass- albeit randomly.

Medium aromas of straight-up grape juice is of concord grape that fuses with grapefruit, cherry, and under ripened berries. The fruit aromas blend with hop, probably as designed, but they also detract from the clean hop aromas that are so prized in 60 Minute.

Flavors are fruit-forward and lead with the grape. As the fruit juice dissipates, the tart and mildly acidic taste disguises the malt support and gives the beer a wine-like taste through middle palate. Late, the hop flavors of grapefruit, oranges, grass and pine have a slight showing before revealing its moderate resinous balance.

Lightly tannin-like, the beer's mouthfeel resembles as much of red wine as it does beer- Early conceived sweetness translates to wine must and not malt. The dry character is of alcohol warmth, grape seed, and tartness and less of bitterness. Crisp and refreshing to close, the beer is lacking the IPA character that's necessary to appease the hop-heads.

In closure, the beer is a highly refreshing beer that quenches the thirst of any summertime drinker, but as an IPA, the fruit additions interfere with hop crispness and clarity and muddle the taste that is otherwise beloved in the classic IPA taste. Sorry Dogfish Head, but this beer does not expound upon the 60 MInute recipe, but detracts from in slightly. The Aprihop version is much better!

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Photo of brentk56
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear pink lemonade color with an odd greenish tone; the head was the most impressive aspect, displaying great retention and lacing

Smell: The combination of the Syrah must and the 60 Minute creates an interesting dynamic, producing a complex interplay between grapefruit and grape that winds up in a berry-like place

Taste: While the aroma is somewhat enticing, the flavor doesn't capture the interplay nearly as well, producing a beer that tastes more like a sweet berry alcopop with little flavor development or complexity

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Dogfish tried to do something experimental but the result was more like something that many will denigrate as a chick beer

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Photo of kojevergas
2.79/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard branded bronze colour pressure cap and interesting iconic label acquired at a local SoCal beer store earlier tonight and served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average; not a big Dogfish Head guy usually but I like a select few offerings. "India Pale Ale brewed with Syrah grape must." 6.5% ABV confirmed. Bottled 02/26/13 (refrigerated since receipt at the store).

Served cold straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a four finger dreadfully thin white-pink colour head of horrid thickness and pretty decent (~3 minute) retention. Body colour is a unique rose/pink. Clear, fluid, clean, and translucent. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Lacing is thin, uneven, and unappealing. Weak-looking; lacks vibrance or solidity.

Sm: Floral, soapy, and light piney hop character. Malty sweetness. Sweet syrupy grape; it's not appealing. Juicy grapeskin. Some lychee. Sticky and nectary (in a bad way - and not from the hops). No hop bitterness comes through, though the sticky sweetness is so distracting I'm not sure I'd notice it if it did. An imbalanced, off-putting aroma of moderate strength. No yeast character or alcohol is detectable.

T: Lightly syrupy sweet grape juice reminiscent of a generic brand fizzy grape drink. Lacks body, with weak pale and crystal malts trying to hold it up but failing; this beer has no backbone. Overly sweet with heavy grapeskin and lychee-like syrup. Poorly balanced and badly built. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. Hop character is generic and floral; poorly done for an IPA. Weak, pathetic, unrefreshing. Not getting any wine notes or wine must notes.

Mf: Weak, clean, smooth, wet, thin, and lightly watery. Good carbonation. Poor body. Poor presence on the palate. Not at all to style. Doesn't suit the flavour profile well.

Dr: Drinkable but forgettable. It's unique but poorly done. I wouldn't get it again, but I applaud the experimentation. Priced highly for the lack of quality. Another gimmick brew from Dogfish Head. Not recommended.

Low C

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a light purple color ale with a small foamy head with light retention and almost no lacing. Aroma of bitter hops notes with some grape notes. Taste is also dominated by bitter hops with light citrus notes with some grape juiced and vinous notes also noticeable. Body is quite full for style with good carbonation. Interesting mix between the IPA and the grapes.

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Photo of mothman
4.06/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to suitcase Jon for sharing!

Brewed with Syrah grape must.

Clear grapefruit pink in color. White head. Good lace.

Flavor profile is grassy and pine hops. Very earthy. Some bready malts. The grape must tastes awesome and pushes this beer over the top. Incredibly drinkable.

Mouthfeel bitter and and spritzy. Lighter bodied.

Overall, a very tasty brew! I want more. So drinkable for an ipa.
The bitterness isn't that much so you can drink a lot!

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Photo of superspak
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, bottled on 8/8/2013. Pours lightly hazy copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense off light pink head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of mango, red grape must, peach, tangerine, orange zest, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and floral/musty earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop and grape must notes with balanced malt; and good strength. Taste of tangerine, orange zest, lemon zest, red grape must, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, light pine, and floral/musty earthiness. Fair amount of fruity tartness/bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, grape must, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, light pine, and musty earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and complexity of hop and grape must flavors; with a good malt balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly syrupy, smooth, and crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good flavored IPA style. Good balance and complexity of flavors and very smooth to drink. Flavors were a bit like grape soda at times; but this is a unique and nicely enjoyable offering otherwise.

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Photo of oberon
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of jlindros
3.72/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

An interesting unique beer, I love that DFH continues to try new crazy things. While most of their experiments are not very good, at least they're always pushing the bounds to see what works.

Pours a rosy pink fizzy bubbly almost 1 finger head that fades at a med pace, light spotty lacing, a clear but darker cranberry tea reddish brown like color.

Nose brings plenty of herbal earthy musty hops, lots of musty herbal aromas, quite green, with some vinous qualities, an earthy grape skin and must like the grapes just started fermenting, but still some earthy herbal hops throughout, faint bit of a sweet caramel malty sweetness.

Taste starts with more herbal earthy flavors, earthy hops not really like normal 60 minute, some caramel sweet malts, hint toffee and amber malts, and a bit of a fruity quality. Then the musty flavors, a green earthy grape skin flavor, and light must, with a bit of a chewy hop and vinous but fruity grape. It also has a light tingly burn from the acidity from the grapes. Finish is drier, fairly bitter, with more earthy herbal green hops, and some light grape skin must.

Mouth is med bodied, lots of fluffy carb, some acidic tingle.

Overall not bad, a really unique beer, nothing like 60 min IPA, hops get a bit strange with the green earthy and herbal flavors, and the grape skin and vinous must are interesting touches, and the acid bite was unexpected but not really a turn off. Still it doesn't knock it out of the park, but something unique to try.

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Photo of chinchill
3.94/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle served in a pilsner glass. A thin coat of sediment was lwft stuck to the bottom.

Well, the "Syrah grape must" is obvious on pouring as this "India Pale Ale" has an unusual rosy amber color. The head was cent if a bit thin and weak. Spotty lacing.

The grape addition is also obvious in the aroma, where the grape must about holds its own with the hops. Grapes and hops blend nicely here, as long as you don't mind that the grapes really tame the hops. Mildly bitter/sweet flavor approaches 4. Well carbonated with a dry finish.

O: I quite enjoyed this off-center IPA both times I've had it. Be forewarned that the hop level is more that of an Amer. Pale Ale, and the bitterness is low even for that style.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.17/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery "Sixty-One"
12 oz. brown glass bottle, dated "BOTTLED ON 03/07/14 0910"
$2.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Interesting brew. Nice label. 60 Minute IPA with Syrah grape juice? Wow. I can only assume that there's some kind of odd fungus at work as well, just like in "Noble Rot". It didn't sound like a good combination to me at first, but now I am hooked.

It poured a clear ruby body with a kind of a dark pink cast to it. The pink color was also clear in the head. Unfortunately not much head formed. It rose up about as much as an average lager, and then slowly dwindled down to an almost full surface covering. Some minor spots and splashes were left behind on the sides of the glass.

The nose displayed some resinous hops, and some earthiness. I hate to say mustiness (because I don't want any confusion as it contains grape must - grape "must" is just unfermented juice with some residual grape skin and pulp in it), but yes, it's also slightly musty, and a little bit sweet and fruity as well. The fruitiness reminded me of strawberry, cherry, and a touch of raspberry... the combination of the hops and the berry takes me back to foraging for wild berries in the woods; and it also reminds me very much of some of the very first Belgian framboise beers that I'd tasted.

At this point I was almost hesitant to actually raise the glass to my lips and taste it because I was enjoying the sight and smell of it so much. I was not disappointed. The fruitiness of the Syrah grapes appears upfront, lightly sweet, and mildly sharp (not to imply tangy, but rather not "dull, and yet not "bright"). The hops follow and cover over the grapes, bringing it an earthiness, a very mild mineral-like quality, and then finally, a drying blanket of herbal characteristics. It finishes with a dried leaf character, and some residual wine-like character in the background, eventually evolving into a floral bouquet throughout the whole mouth. Through the progression I found notes or lavender, oil of bergamot, and soft rosemary. The hops are much less aggressive than I thought they'd be, and overall it's a pretty short ride of flavors across the palate, but it is very unique, and satisfying. It's intriguing, and it kept drawing me back for more - before I knew it I'd drank almost the whole bottle!

The mouthfeel was medium-bodied, and mildly oil-like. It was smooth, somewhat astringent, and softly carbonated, giving just enough of a bristle to liven the tastebuds.

Once again, Dogfish Head has created one of the most unique beers on earth, and one that "works". Noble Rot may still stand as the single-most integrated combination of wine and beer in the world, or does it? ... Does this hoppier version of a wine-beer knock it out and take its place?

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours from a 12 ounce brown bottle (dated 8/1/13) a clear reddish amber with a half-inch thick white head which leaves spotty lace.

N: Vinous, wet earth, faint funk, fruity and floral.

T: Spicy and grapey with a slight herbal note and malt for balance. Odd combination.

M: Barely medium body and moderate carbonation. Dry, fruity grape finish with a faint sour/sweetness thing going on.

O: Quite experimental. This hybrid IPA is not something I'd have often.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 2/26/2014 at Track 84, in Warwick, RI served in a goblet glass.

A: The beer is a deep reddish amber color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick but spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, floral hops, grapes and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel and some citrus that are quickly followed by a mildly tart grape flavor. Then a hearty malt character comes in. The hops presence is on the thin side for the style but creates a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly tart.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, decent kick, decent representation of style, it’s a good twist on a good beer but I prefer the regular version.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.72/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

First had: on tap at DFH, Rehoboth

Another DFH beer/wine hybrid of sorts, I found this one much more enjoyable than the likes of Noble Rot and Red & White. Clear, reddish-amber pour, with a medium-sized white head; moderate retention and lacing. Aroma was a bit muted, toasted grains, light hops and grape skins. Taste of biscuity malts, crisp citrus and herbal hops, and a musty grape presence that was well-balanced with the other flavors, giving a general sweetness to the beer overall. It wasn't mind-blowing, it wasn't necessarily unique, but it was still tasty and well-crafted. Medium body, and decently drinkable.

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Photo of mactrail
3.31/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Another head-scratcher from the mad scientists at DFH. I find it hard to put the pieces of this together. Attractive orangey pink color, like a rose wine. Fizzy, club soda taste.

Fruity hint but with most of the sweetness boiled out, leaving a syrupy residue. A dry sensation that keeps getting drier. Herbal bitterness that latches on like a bulldog, but lacking in any normal kind of IPA hoppiness. Beery but tart, like old fermented apple cider mixed in. Best feature is the sparkly mouthfeel.

Overall this is more like a dry saison, a beer for Lenten repentance. From the 12 oz bottle bought at Liticker's Liquor in San Diego.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

4-pack - 12 ounce bottles - $8.98 at Sherlock's in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Bottled on: 08/01/13.

Appearance: Pours a dark pink-purple body, clear, with a medium-sized, white head. Very meager lacing.

Smell: Displays a blend of citrus, a sliver of sweet-scented malts, mild spice, moderately vinous grape must with a lightly tart, berry vibe to it.

Taste: Slender malts, a nibble of cracker, a faint sweetness. Berryish flavor from the syrah grape must with a middling tartness about it. Growing spiciness and citrusy, faintly resiny hops with an anticipated pop of bitterness. 61 walks the line between being vinous and hoppy on the back half until the fairly dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation, lightly foamy.

Overall: Not bad, not great, but I finished the four-pack. It was a nice twist without entirely sacrificing the original's hop character.

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Photo of mdaschaf
2.82/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A: Pours a light pinkish/purple with a very small head that dissipated quickly. No real lacing to speak of.

S: Grape and some wine, the 60 minute attributes are a bit muted, a little bit of pine.

T: More grape, again the IPA part of this beer is very minimal. A little bit of pine, not like 60 minute at all.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Lingering taste.

O: Not very good, which I suppose was to be expected as I am not a huge fan of noble rot.

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Photo of smcolw
3.41/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Excellent head especially for a bar pour. Lots of blanketing lace. There's a reddish hue to the dark amber color. It appears to be quite clear.

I smell iron and leftover soup. No typical smells from this style.

The flavor is marked improvement to the smell. There's a strong, deep malt base on the initial sip. The hop is subtle, as if to simply balance the the mild sweetness. The body is full with a moderate level of carbonation.

This is a real mixed bag. When you get by the aroma, the beer stands well on its own.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.99/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this courtesy of my brother - tenderbranson69 -enjoyed chilled in a 'stout' glass from a 12oz.

The color is beautiful - a slight ruby hue with tinges of magenta and great clarity with visible carbonation and thin lavender head with fine bead, lace clings in a thin film. The smell has a deep pine aroma with mild citrus ring and light spice with a floral and fruity accent which is hinting at vinous odor. The feel is good with dry crisp and highly carbonated textures with a spicy tangy hop feel gentle bitterness as it has a mild sweetness in the finish.

the flavor is not heavily grape influenced, yet it does have a slightly spicy vinous element with more tangy and bitter contrast and dry herbal notes with a citrus flavor from the hops with light tangelo and mild grape skin recurring the flavor with light orange hop taste. There is a residual bitter pine hop flavor which seems to accentuate the mild red grape aspect. Overall I like it -it doesn't have a lot in common with 60 minute, but I think that is the point a new twist which works well adds a bit of fruitiness the yeast and hops might not give otherwise with mix of grape must adding dry texture and makes for a very drinkable ale.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a shaker pint glass at Bigby's Pour House.

Now, if only Sam and his folks will brew an IPA for every minute between 0 and 120... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear sunset amber topped by a finger of lightly-glowing off-cream foam. The nose comprises sweet caramel, grass, pine resin, and a very light twinge of menthol in the background. The taste brings in more of the same, with no menthol character, but with a balance that would inspire envy in any brewer. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, a pretty nice IPA, one showcasing the beauty of balance without sacrificing a strong hop character.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.22/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Here was another instance in which The Old Lady proved to be either more prescient, less earthy, or some combination of both, as compared to me. I had not bothered to look up the origin of the name, but I postulated that it was a Kama Sutra variation on 69/Chinese/Med Moor-style, in which the male is on his back, but the female is likewise on her back, prone along the male, with her head resting upon his groin. Close to 69, but no cigar, literally. She threw back her head and laughed and gave me the joker's grin before postulating that it might be DFH 60" with 1 added ingredient.

From the bottle: "The continually-hopped India Pale Ale brewed with Syrah grape must." The label is watercolors involving the beer's ingredients.

An aggro pour to start netted me two-plus fingers of dense, pinkish head, like raspberry cotton candy, with good retention. Color was a pinkish-amber and SRM did not apply. Nose was very vinous, quite like grape juice or grape jelly. Mouthfeel was quite effervescent and I have to admit, it was more vinous than beer-like. It had a tart taste, like table wine when I was a kid. That may be why I never caught onto wine the way I did with beer. It just never tasted right. Same way here. It seemed to me like a waste of perfectly good hops. I guess that if I were more of an oenophile, I might enjoy it more, but this was not my cuppa tea. Finish was semi-dry, but I was thinking of it more as wine than as beer.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
2.81/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

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Sixty-One (61) from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
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