Sixty-One (61) | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Sixty-One (61)Sixty-One (61)
2,923 Ratings
Sixty-One (61)Sixty-One (61)

Brewed by:
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.

Added by MikeRoni on 02-01-2013

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.59/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into Dogfish IPA glass.

A: Dark amber hue. Pours giant, frothy, white head. Settles slowly, leaving a thick layer of bubbles, and lots of dry sticky residue. Tons of dry sticky lacing.

S: Pale malt, light hops, white grapes are prominent.

T: Light hops accentuated with white grapes.

M: Light body, slightly hoppy, accentuated with a slight sweetness. Well-balanced.

D: Sessionable but worth savoring.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Great head, and tons of lacing. Papery with a noticeable presence of white grapes. Light, crisp, hop bite accentuated with a hint of sweetness. Overall, this is a good quaff.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

*I incorporated the sediment in the bottom prior to opening the bottle -

Appearance - Pours nearly 3 fingers of a light peach/lavender head, body is a slightly hazed deep warm dark orange/red amber (truly a fantastic looking body), and leaves defined lacing after each quaff.

Smell - Sweet hops, citrus and pineapple, then a good amount of purple grapes (a lot like Welch's grape juice) , with light hints of fresh wheat bread.

Taste - Begins with almost a red wine flavor, and leads throughout the quaff - In the midst of this a whiff of semi-sweet grapefruit and unripened pineapple appear but just briefly. All of this rides a backbone of dry wheatbread. The finish is drying red wine tannins, sour grapeskins, and then some dry grapefruit pith long into the finish.

Mouthfeel - Light side of medium, this beer is crisp and on the dry side. Carb is medium and has some sharp edges, tingling brightly across the tongue. Very crisp and refreshing actually. Drinkability is fair to good, as the astringency and dryness encourage sips... much like a glass of red wine.

Overall - Very interesting beer, if I can call it that - a blindfold might find the taster thinking sparkling wine vs. beer. I'm glad to have tried this, but I would not purchase it again - not because it is bad, but because I prefer beer over sparkling wine - by all means give it a try, and I appreciate the interesting and unique brews made by DFH ;o)

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Sixty-One (61) from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 2,923 ratings
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