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RATINGS: 741   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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The continually hopped India Pale Ale brewed with Syrah grape must.


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergelden (4) - - APR 8, 2013
Sixty-one is Dogfish Head’s latest in their beer/wine hybrid offerings. This one is classified as an American IPA, basically their 60 Minute IPA, with the Syrah grape must added, prior to their proprietary yeast being used for fermentation. Appearance: Pours to a brownish, ruby color with some pink highlights shining through with some light. It has a slight chill haze, and a brilliant white head of tight bubbles. The head pours to about 1/2" but dissipates and hangs to edges of the glass edges. Little to no lacing. Appearance Rating: 2 out of 3 Aroma: The first hit is a pleasant mix of the floral, perfumy hops DFH 60 Minute is known for and the strong scent of grapes and grape skin. Sweet malt brings up the finish, giving it a champagne-like sweetness to the overall aroma. Aroma Rating: 10 out of 12 Flavor: The floral hops are, again, the dominant first flavor, then the grape/wine fruitiness, followed by the hop bitterness and malty backbone of the IPA to finish. Somewhat tart. The hops and grapes marry perfectly together, they do not compete for your attention. This brew finishes extremely dry and actually ends with a nice balance, not leaving a totally dominant flavor from either the wine or beer. No real driving yeast character to speak of. As you drink the beer, the hops do get lost, other than their mild bitterness at the backend. It drinks like a dry champagne with a quality beer finish. Flavor Rating: 15 out of 20 Mouthfeel: Fairly light body with high carbonation, effervescent. A mild puckering effect from the astringency of the grapes. Finishes very clean on the palate. Mouthfeel Rating: 3 out of 5 Overall: Extremely complex. About as perfect a blend of the beer and wine worlds as I have tasted to date. The classification as an American IPA doesn’t seem quite right, due to the high level of dryness and the thinner body than the style calls for, but still a very good brew. This could bridge some gaps for many wine drinkers, without a doubt. To me, this brew works the same way a Saison is successful. Not because it tastes like a Saison, because it doesn’t at all, but because it has such a clean, palate cleansing finish to it. It would be fantastic as a palate cleanser between courses at a meal or paired with just about anything rich in flavor. Overall Rating: 7 out of 10 Total Rating: 37 out of 50 Very good, but not an everyday drinker for me.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Worsenma (45) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Interesting. A real marriage of beer and wine. Carbonation gives it a bit of champagne mouth feel. Again.......interesting. Pretty tasty, though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sinfull (1083) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Reddish color ; medium-sized , off-white head. Aroma of grape , malt , bread and citrus. Malty taste with some wine notes and moderate hoppy bitterness. Interesting beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElCapitan22 (260) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2015
Pours a reddish copper color with no real lacing or head retention. Tastes like grape and finishes funky and bitter. Not too fruity, but it is a very good beer. Like this one a lot.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
omega (786) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 3, 2015
Sweet fruit up front that is dominates the beer. As a syrah drinker I have to say this is not for me as the overall feel is lolly water.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevinator (1384) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Not an improvement. Good but seems like a novelty. Nice hoppy and fruit aroma. Nice color and average palate. Flavor was a toned-down IPA with a sour berry hint. Light and easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (2889) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 28, 2015
bottle @ Chief Market / Lima OH --- Nearly clear dark amber color, smooth ivory 1" head, bands of lace. Aroma of malt and earth. Taste is malt that has a little dry wine mixing in on the swallow. This combination wouldn’t be well-served by any hops, so the "lack of " works as the malt and wine move to a short finish. Interesting enough to try again.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Palidor19 (3075) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2015
A unusual concoction with a strange flavor of hops and mild grape skins. Strong bite with a weak finish. Crisp and astringent at the end ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (9625) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2015
Draught @ Dogfish Head Brewing & Eats, Rehoboth Beach, DE
Pours clear amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, toffee, citrus and grape. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long malty, caramel and fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (15381) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2015
On tap at the brewpub. It’s a clear amber colored beer with a small beige head. It’s rather malty on the nose, with pale malts, caramel, bread and a good hoppy touch. Full body and a soft carbonation. Dry. Bread, caramel, pine cones, resins and some citrus peel in the flavor, lasting for a good while. A bit malty for my linings, but sure nice. 150621

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
audinerd17 (38) - Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Interesting spring and summer beer. Pours a deep ruby red with very little head. Tastes very different from any IPA you've had before. It's been mellowed out and rounded by the grape musts. Refreshing but subtle berry tones with a great IPA. Have it on draft and treat yo'self! - pixels sent via Beer Buddy on iOS


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