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RATINGS: 708   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   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.


2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Seannpc (53) - - MAR 26, 2015
Light aroma on this. Darker orange in color with light cloudiness. Lighter start and light finish too. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BroadestTom (52) - - MAR 24, 2015
Aroma very unique smell hints of grape, citrus, floral, Appearance almost a pinkish color, clear, Taste was expecting more but got light bitterness, grapes Palate light body, medium body, average carbonation, Overall just wasn’t what I was expecting from the smell and color but still a good beer that I would suggest to a friend

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (727) - Iowa, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle. Pours purple amber with thin off white head. Nose and taste is grape with some dusty in the aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gandalf39 (105) - - MAR 20, 2015
Bonne idee mais il ne faut pas s’attendre a une verible ipa americaine. Cette biere est un hybride entre une biere et un vin rouge. Une curiosité... le continuious hopping n’apporte rien.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bennetporter (174) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Pours a rather nice purple brown from a bottle. Aroma is grape and barnyard/hay, flavor is a dry grape, not Concord grapes or anything, definitely a wine grape, with a surprising bitter hoppiness that goes rather well. A shockingly different beer, but not a life-changer. Good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (2100) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle at home while in Jacksonville. Pours a slightly pink amber with a white head. Lightly meaty fruit aroma... Medium body, medium carbonation. Lighty red berry jamminess next to some very light tannin stuff, grass... Its fine, a bit uneventful really.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Naka (712) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Pinkish amber with a foamy white head. Caramel malty aroma with a touch of floral hops and wine. Flavor is a dry fruity malt with a nice, yet indistinct bitter finish. Light and very drinkable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hotstuff (4388) - Indiana, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Rated on 3-05-2015 (Bottle) This beer’s appearance is a medium sized off-white head that mostly diminishes, transparent amber body, fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is citrus, floral hops, musty, fruity, lightly earthy, and grape. The flavor is very sweet, floral, citrus hops, fruity, some malt, and some grape. This beer’s mouthfeel is moderate carbonation and it is light bodied. Overall, this is not one of my favorite Dogfish Head beers by any means. The flavor is not my thing at all.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thedm (5001) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAR 5, 2015
This bottled brew from a grocery store poured a large sized head of foamy finely sized off-white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a very softly carbonated transparent light brown orange colored body and a good lacing. The mild aroma was mild fruit and mild spice. The mild citrus mouth feel was tingly at the start with a mediumly tingly finish with a mellow fruity aftertaste. The ok flavor contained notes of mild citrus mild spice mild hops and fruity. A decent one but not one that I would consider drinking again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tekstr1der (99) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 3, 2015
Reddish pour with little head. Some citrus and vino in the nose. Mild bitterness, with wine notes in the front. Not very notable finish - could be a little crisper/cleaner. It’s okay.


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