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Sixty-One (61) - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

2,031 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,031
Reviews: 339
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 14.92%
Wants: 38
Gots: 178 | FT: 5
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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Pinknuggets

Massachusetts

3.33/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle to Hill Farmstead Sniffer

A: This definitely is a unique color especially for an IPA, it is ruby red with hints of copper. When poured there is a light bright white head that dissipates into a thick lacing around the top of the glass. It looks clean, clear and totally translucent so in terms of looks this beer has the right qualities as well as a uniqueness.

S: This smell is a few things first two things that come to mind are unpleasant and hard to describe. I don't have a trained nose, but I can't really tell what this smells like it almost smells plasticy like freshly made tupperware. I don't know but I do not like it.

T: The taste fortunately is not unpleasant like the nose, but it quite unique. Upfront it has the taste that is closer to a hoppy pale ale then an IPA. The taste is also juiciness too it that makes me think of grapes but I think the knowledge of grape must may have biased that opinion somewhat as it is not super distinct in flavor for me. Moving on to the finish of the beer the juicy flavor fades into a more distinctly wine like flavor but it seems like watered down red wine and the must gives an unpleasant tinge that reminds me of what happens when you drink the yeast in the bottom of a red wine bottle. The finish doesn't ruin the taste completely but it does does hurt what is a solid unique taste upfront, but thats just my opinion.

M: In terms of the feel it is light and watery which makes it go down pretty easily as the abv is noticeable either. There is a juiciness to it but it doesn't resemble wine other then the funk that almost feels like grape must is still floating around the beer, but you wouldn't want that in your wine. Like the taste the upside is its drinkable the downside is its kinda weird.

O: This is definitely an interesting beer and as always props to DFH for using unique and non-traditional ingredients as a brewery that has a fairly large distribution for a craft brewery. That begin said some are hits some are misses and although this one is more towards the middle of the spectrum it is more of a miss then a hit for me. The look is really good and the taste and feel are solid, but the smell is one of the worst I have experienced (just unpleasant) and the wine beer mixture that sometimes works for DFH just doesn't work this time as it is just weird.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 23:05:21 | More by Pinknuggets
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Sixty-One (61) from Dogfish Head Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 2,031 ratings.