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RATINGS: 772   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
The continually hopped India Pale Ale brewed with Syrah grape must.

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   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ffbot (132) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Pour is a beautiful sparking yet hazy brownsh gold, big cloudy head that evaporates quickly. Leaves tiny lacing. Smell is bitter hops clashed with fresh fruit, grape peel, sour green apple, flowers. Taste follows, lightly bitter, not a hop-bomb, sour grape and citrus. Lasting lightly bitter aftertaste

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DSG (9318) - Tel Aviv, - NOV 25, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks Alon. Clear amber. Aroma of butter, slightly skunky and slightly piney hops, malt, caramel, and some overripe grapes. Sweetish flavor with malt, caramel, some grape hints, and bitterish stale hops. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lonick (1029) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 21, 2015
Keg @ The Hanging Bat, Edinburgh. Pours pink/red thin white head. Nose is citrus, pine, slighty sweet white wine thing going on. Taste is wine, fruity wine like a zinfandel rose but then with a soap finish, thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (2095) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 20, 2015
Keg at The Hanging Bat. Clear amber. Nose is caramel, resin, fruits. Tastes resin, red fruits, light caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
corby112 (2704) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2015
Pours a clear dark copper color with golden orange edges and a two finger, frothy white head that very slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Very good retention with streaks of soapy lacing left behind. Earthy, musty aroma with soil-y, piney hops, sweet malt and vinous dark fruit notes. The hop profile is a bit tame and one dimensional for my preference with hints of grass, dirt and pine needle. Sweet malt backbone is prominent with caramel toffee and dark fruit along with jammy grape must. The grape must really stands out in the nose with a prominent jelly-like character along with some plum, raisin and other berries. I like the grape and other dark fruit notes but the hops are almost completely buried/overpowered. Doesn’t really smell like an IPA. The flavor profile is almost the complete opposite of the aroma. The nose was dominated by vinous fruit with subtle hops but the flavor is very hop forward with dry, earthy bitterness that lingers over the malt backbone and vinous fruit flavors into a dry finish. Floral and earthy with grassy, piney hops that provides bitter resinous flavor which is countered by caramel malt, toasted bread and dark fruit. The grape must stands out with jammy sweetness along with hints of currant, raisin and plum. The grape must provides a nice counterpoint to the bitterness but the hops are a bit one dimensional and the malt backbone is stronger than I prefer. Easy to drink and an interesting take on the continuously hopped minute series but it’s not a beer that I would seek out again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (4754) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
From a bottle, this is a fruit beer? Ha ha, very funny for an ipa dressed in syrah. Quite attractive with its ’i wanna bee wine like look." upon first taste impressions, barely can call this a fruit beer, its ipa-ish in nature from start to fin. Must say, it does hide the alky content well and its a little less mouth coating than a triple ipa. Well, now I guess I need to try the DFH 30, heheh. IPA lovers will like this fruit beer, surprised its not rate in the 90th percentile on RB considering its ipa attitude.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrNosha (691) - Baden Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - NOV 6, 2015
12oz Flasche. Dunkelrotes Bier. Tolles rundes Aroma. Hopfen, Geapefruit und Tanin. Der Geschmack erinnert an Cidre mit Hopfen und Toffee. Langer Traubenabgang. Großartiges Bier!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BucannonXC5 (1163) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 5, 2015
Type: 12-oz. bottle Glass: Clear hotel glass From: Cottonwood Liquors in Fort Collins, Colo. Price: $10.99 for a 4-pack Purchased: Oct. 30, 2015 Consumed: Oct 30, 2015 Misc.: Bottled on Aug. 20, 2015 at 4:28 p.m. Poured a caramel, light purple, clear color with 2-to-3 fingers of a tinge of purple, khaki white head. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Good amount of semi-layered uneven foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Great retention. (Sight - 4.00) Smelled grape, plum, dark fruit, earthy malts, floral and light buttery malts. (Smell - 3.50) Taste followed the nose for the most part, getting purple grape, plum, dark fruit, floral, light Syrah grape, earthy malts and buttery malts. (Taste - 3.25) Medium-to-light body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt finish. (Feel - 3.25) Nope. This was just not good. A good attempt at something different though. (Overall - 3.25) 3.36 77 B-

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (4597) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle from Chevy Chase Supermarket. Ruby red body with sligth head. Nose is sweet, malty, honey. Taste is quite malty, and spicy and wheat like. Lots of grapes too. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (3201) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle at tasting. Aroma of tardy fruit, hop and caramel. Taste has fruit, caramelised malt, dry bitter grass and some pine. Just good.

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