Monday, February 11, 2013

Review: Dogfish Head Test Batch 61

Dogfish Head Test Batch 61
6.5% ABV
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Milton, DE
On tap at the Dogfish Head Brewpub, Rehoboth Beach, DE
Served in a pint glass
Reviewed on 2/2/13 at the brewpub 

This ale, exclusive to Dogfish Head's Rehoboth brewpub and a test batch of the upcoming new  61, pours a solid amber with a minimal head and not much carbonation.

Smell consists of hopes, pine, grapes, honey.

Taste has hops, grapes, some rye, malt, sugar, slight cherry.

Mouthfeel is earthy, a bit thin, slightly uneven.

Overall, this was full of interesting tastes, though it seems evident that it's not fully formed.  On the palate, it was somewhat thin through the middle and the tastes were slightly uneven.  It'll be interesting to see what the final bottled product tastes like.

My score: 85


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