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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 Headís 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 doesnít 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 doesnít 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frozer (182) - Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2015
Served in a snifter.red color nice grape and hop aroma. Upfront sweet grape and berry flavor. background hop bitterness and finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
svandyke (99) - USA - APR 25, 2015
12 oz- Lots of head, smell of hops and nice pinkish tint, Good hoppy taste with some grape at the end. Interesting...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
plaugher (238) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 22, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2015 12oz bottle into an English pint. Pours a murky orange amber with some traces of pink highlights, no head. Emphasis on the musty (read: old socks) on the nose, with a bit of apple and grape. Tastes better than it smells, bitter, with some wine sweetness. Not a fan overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (1097) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2015
12 oz bottle pour. This was actually one of the first beers from these guys I ever tried a few years back, and I enjoyed the hell out of it. Pours a pink tinted orange color with an apple grape like aroma. Flavor shadows a sweet wine, with some grape like flavor. Decent hop profile throughout as well, and makes for a very unique brew. Donít think Iíve ever had another IPA like it. I like this beer overall. Iíll grab one here and there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sunevdj (3355) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 15, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours a clear pinkish amber with a small white head. Very bitter with resiny hops aromas. Also aromas of dry white wine and fresh cask wood. Spicy hints. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Quite bitter finish with more resin and cask wood.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Joakgust (1076) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2015
Bottle. Clear amber beer with a large white head. Aroma is fruity with notes of caramel, bread, herbs, hay and vanilla. Flavor is fruity with notes of citrus, caramel, grain and herbs. Well balanced but not super fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7540) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 10, 2015
Bottle. Heliotrope hue, average white head. Aroma is very soapy with grape undertones. The palate isnít soapy thankfully, but does have a strong perfumey grape must character with a firm hop presence as well. Sweet but with a bitter finish. Quite nice, interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
geologyguy (901) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2015
Poured with HUGE head! Smells like grape juice with slight off smell, taste is mostly a slight sweetness...starts a bit bitter but changes to the slight sweetness relatively quickly, besides the slight grape there isnít anything special about this beer...decent taste but nothing else stands out..quite carbonated

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mjp12 (637) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2015
Drunk from the bottle, so the aroma didnít really come through, I was expecting more influence from the grape must

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
N3lson1 (378) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2015
Drank from a twelve ounce bottle, Thank you Kevin! Nice beer aroma. Delicious beer taste with a wonderfully complex wine flavor finish.

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