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Sixty-One (61) - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

2,458 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,458
Reviews: 370
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 15.15%
Wants: 54
Gots: 356 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mothman on 03-26-2013)
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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.

Photo of buzzedup
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of DavidSomers
3.76/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of DMC5150
3.52/5  rDev -3%

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of Fatehunter
2.8/5  rDev -22.9%

Pours a thin head on a rose colored body. Pretty.
The aroma is pine and lots of ripe grapes. Interesting.
The taste is nice at first, mild grape sweetness with just a little bitterness, then the pine and lemon bitterness take over the middle to end. It's a bit of an assault.
The texture is crisp and fizzy.
Worth trying but not my style.

Photo of FederalOC
4.2/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of IMFletcher
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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Sixty-One (61) from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 2,458 ratings.