Sixty-One (61) - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

2,465 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,465
Reviews: 375
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 15.15%
Wants: 55
Gots: 369 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: mothman on 03-26-2013)
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Photo of willjschmidt
3.89/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pballa4lyfe
4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaverCS
4.15/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle

Appearance is like a carbonated cranberry juice. No lacing. Very little head even on a vigorous pour.

Aroma is extremely complex. It almost smells of cotton candy. The grape must is clearly present! Definitely a fruit sweetness, with still a present hop aroma! Very unique!

This beer is not meant to be consumed cold. The flavors SUCK when overly chilled. It is perfect after sitting for a few minutes. When the beer finally warms, it is a nice balance between the hop bitterness and this cherry-ish ending sweetness. I get more cherry than grape (weird I know). It's balanced but instead of malt sweetness, it's the grape must instead.interesting....

I think this beer could stand up to a lot of different food pairings. I think it would go extremely well with salmon. It's not a beer that is absolutely amazing, nor one I would keep readily stashed. However, it's just so unique, that it's fun to try once in awhile. The beer is also a tad bit watery for my taste... Especially for an IPA.I give it an 83/100

Photo of brente19
5/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hands down one of the best beers. Complex yet drinkable.

Photo of plakers
3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours to a unique rose hue, somewhat subtle, citrus aroma of hops. Thin head, small bubbles, little lacing at fridge temps.

Initial taste--wow. A bit of grapefruit, a bit of grape, no malt. Mouthfeel fizzy and light like a cheap champagne, a bit too thin. Very little bitterness lingers, definitely not sweet.

A great beer to try, maybe a beer for the wine lover, great balance of differing flavors.
Not an everyday beer for me but really like the way it stands apart from other beers.

Photo of citylifelover
4.44/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Refreshing and fruity - an overall excellent IPA.

Photo of bluehende
3.21/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This was not to my taste at all. The wine musk seemed to give a flavor that destroyed the nice hops that are there.

Photo of Wamba
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JNForsyth
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of loudidonato
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Refreshing IPA with a slight wine kick

Photo of stadmo1
3.28/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Duhast500
3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the 12oz. bottle into a Dogfish Head pint glass.

The color is slightly hazy amber/orange with a thick layer of foamy white head.

The smell is grapefruit, as expected with a juicy hop flavor that sits in the back in the edges.

The taste if this beer is lip smacking with citrus flavor. There is grapefruit flavor here but also a tease of melon that has a slight presence. There is a navel orange pith that slight over the sense and then goes away as tiny under-ripe watermelon comes into the light.

The feel of this beer is light with a smooth finish. This goes down easy and really seems to disappear from glass faster than expected. Thumbs up.

Photo of st9647v3
2.68/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This unfortunately didn't do it for me

Photo of double2chin
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of gonzo000
3.95/5  rDev +8.8%

Extremely smooth - lacking some hop bite. Very, very good beer.

Photo of IAMJOSH
4.04/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of intangible
2/5  rDev -44.9%

Photo of Huron_River_Brew
4.2/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of DocBee
3.45/5  rDev -5%

Photo of rjbernaski
2/5  rDev -44.9%

Photo of Joecaddie
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of distant-lover
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Schellig
3.96/5  rDev +9.1%

Photo of Gear54
4.5/5  rDev +24%

From a bottle into a snifter.

Color is ruby red. Beer has little carbonation, no head, and no lace.

Smell carries hints of grape and pine. Not a combination I've come across yet.

Taste is bitter hops and citrus with grape juice undertones. Lasts longer on the toung than I expected.

Overall good drinkability and enjoyable flavors!

Photo of Jackofallbrews
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Aroma: Citrus and grapefruit up front, but with a tannic grape skin aroma at the end. Rounded hop and fruit aromas. Slight sweetness.
Appearance: Copper to nearly pink color that is quite unusual for a beer. Excellent clarity. Large fine white head with hints of pink that is very persistent. Nucleation sites on the bottom of the glass accentuate this effect.
Flavor: The hop bitterness and citrus flavor is dominant up front on the initial taste. The citrus then fades to a somewhat dry red grape skin flavor. The flavors all disappear off the tongue quite quickly leaving you with the impression of blandness at the end.
Mouthfeel: Smooth and almost creamy at first. The finish is off-dry and a bit tart.
Overall: An interesting take on a pale ale and quite unique for my palate. The grape adds complexity, but I feel that it draws some attention away from the hops in this style beer. This was fun to try, but like a lot of Dogfish Head beers, it isn't one I'd drink much of.

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Sixty-One (61) from Dogfish Head Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 2,465 ratings.