jcnielsen (2187) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Cork and Cask. Pours a amber color with white head. Caramel, resiny, hoppy, toast aromas. Caramel, citrus, passion fruit flavors. Not my favorite by Dogfish Head.
NoDirection (18) - - SEP 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A good IPAbut a bit too sour for my tastes. But, it was worth a go... I'm happy I tried it.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Heathen (1470) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 6, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
THOUGHTS: At the time I had this, I had started to be disappointed by most newer Dogfish Head offerings and didn’t have much hope for this one. But this was very different and very good. Blue Moon might have done a more accessible take on this type of wine beer hybrid and theirs was more balance between wine and beer, but SIxty-One was definitely a beer made more complex with the wine aspects added. Just when I was wondering if IPAs were running out of new things to be done with them. Not too winey for a beer drinker, but maybe too hoppy for a wine drinker.
TECHNICAL: Drank 3/22/2013. Bottle. Poured a clear, medium cherry read with an average to large, ever-so-slightly pink head that kept a thin sheet and left excellent lacing. The aroma had slight caramel malt; moderate pine and earthy hops; light citrus hops; dusty yeast; red wine; grape juice; and a hint of vanilla. The initial flavor was slightly sweet and acidic, and lightly bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet and bitter, and lightly acidic with an average to long duration. There was red wine, a little caramel, earth hops, pine hops, citrus hops, grapes, musty yeast, a little pear, and grape skins. The light to moderate body was dry with fizzy carbonation and a dry and moderately astringent finish.
MarkoR (533) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a copper/reddish colour with medium pinkish head. Aroma is fruits, hops. Taste is same. Bit weird...
DMBFAN1 (10) - - AUG 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not really my taste but done well as always by dfh. Real wine taste which makes for a very interesting beer. Not something I need anytime soon but a nice summer change of pace.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
chiiidog (42) - Lubbock, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Disclaimer: This beer really wasn’t what I was expecting, which certainly negatively impacted my rating. Pours pale purple (what the-) with a small, quickly vanishing head. Smells like grapes and hops, in a not-totally-unpleasant way. However, the taste was too weird for me. It tastes like a hoppy cheap wine. The mouthfeel is too thin. I expected this to be more like a regular IPA with some of kind of grape flavors. I have no idea if this is right but it seems like this is brewed with grape must in place of the malt. Should be called Fifty Nine, or Six, because regular 60 min is much much better.
ilovedarkbeer (2300) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a reddish color with a foamy head. Notes of berries, brown sugar, and oak. Supple mouthfeel.
jdobbs (394) - New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep, hazy purple/redish with a ring of a white head. Aroma is decent, but pretty basic, with mainly just settle hops and grape. Medium-thin mouthfeel which is quite dry. Finish length is average. Overall, an interesting idea.
Bule (782) - California, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle pours a reddy brown color without much head. Mild hops and grape juice sweetness. Kind of refreshing for Summer but the hops are a little overpowering at the end.
kevinsenn (1092) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy and purplish-red with a thin head. Aroma of resin, c-hops, and grapes. Taste is sweet, with resin, c-hops, grapes, and a very small hint of bitterness in the finish. Thin body. All in all pretty good, but not great.