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Sixty-One (61) - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,984 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,984
Reviews: 335
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.96%
Wants: 33
Gots: 153 | 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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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-30-2013 16:25:31 | More by MarkyMOD
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Brandywine

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -3%

04-30-2013 08:02:22 | More by Brandywine
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Iamstryker

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

04-30-2013 02:26:58 | More by Iamstryker
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blmar311

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-30-2013 01:24:10 | More by blmar311
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avschmitt

Michigan

4/5  rDev +10.8%

04-29-2013 13:56:13 | More by avschmitt
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JMScowcroft

Vermont

4.26/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dogfish Head Brewery - 61 - 12fl oz bottle

First off I must say that when you purchase something like this, you have to keep an open mind and try to wrap your head around what the brewer is trying to accomplish, otherwise your input really is useless. If you are not a fan of syrah or wine there is no point in buying this beer.

Look - Pours clear purple pink (ruby) with a minimal pink (yes, pink) frothy head. Some lacing.

Smell - The hops and the syrah are at odds here, but I am intrigued nonetheless.

Taste - Snappy carbonated light red (even though syrah is used in shiraz types it comes across light when the hops are done with it) wine bite followed by a dense hoppy overlay. Very crisp.

Mouthfeel - Settles dry and refreshing. Great drinkability. Most poignant on a hot day, perfect for that.

Overall - Good fusion. Strange brew to concoct but DFH makes it work. Appreciated this brew more the second time around.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 12:06:21 | More by JMScowcroft
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leodarko

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-29-2013 08:31:23 | More by leodarko
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-29-2013 04:18:23 | More by cliff1066
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MASPuros

California

4/5  rDev +10.8%

04-29-2013 03:20:49 | More by MASPuros
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crobinso

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

04-29-2013 02:16:41 | More by crobinso
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-29-2013 00:46:16 | More by kylehay2004
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macrosmatic

Florida

3.14/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into an Upland pint glass.

A: Pours a somewhat disturbing cherry red color, clear, with less than a finger's worth of white foamy head and low amounts of visible carbonation.

S: Sweet, grape, a bit vinous, a bit fruity (cherry? Could just be the suggestion of the color). I get no hop aroma at all. It doesn't smell bad, but nothing like an IPA.

T: Ummm...so I think if I told you that this was a cranberry/pomegranate wine cooler, you would likely believe me. Vinous dry and fruitiness overpowers any malt or hops present. Quite dry.

M: Light body, but sticky sweet. Medium alcohol presence, and decent carbonation.

O: This, in no way, resembles an IPA. I quite enjoy other beers that some would say don't taste like beer (New Glarus fruited beers, some lambics), but this is not those. Not an entirely objectionable liquid to drink, but not anything I'll be drinking again.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 00:07:36 | More by macrosmatic
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ortie

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -3%

04-28-2013 23:40:47 | More by ortie
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KeyWestGator

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3%

04-28-2013 23:09:52 | More by KeyWestGator
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hosehead83

Ohio

3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Clear, pink-hued, with a pinkish-white head of foam. A little disconcerting.
Aroma-Faint grape juice and hop note
Taste-Dry, tangy, watery grape juice with a dose of hops thrown in. What is "grape must" anyway? This brew is refreshing in a Berliner-weisse sort-of-way, but the ABV is too high for that style. "American IPA"? I dunno.. Another crazy concoction from Sam. I give the man all due respect for his fearless brewing style.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 20:55:48 | More by hosehead83
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KAP1356

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3%

04-28-2013 19:49:41 | More by KAP1356
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3%

04-28-2013 01:52:04 | More by JohneHoodlum
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ckollias

Maryland

3.96/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this 12oz beer out of a small tulip glass.

A: Pours a reddish-pink hue with a thin white heat that slowly dissipates down the side of the glass - leaving a great trail - and ending in a solid lace.

S: Slightly hoppy and wine like aroma - with a fruity background.

T: Wine-like flavor upfront from the grape must. Starts out sweet and then turns bitter and hoppy in the end.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Interesting twist on the 60 minute IPA - I like the wine-like addition.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 01:50:06 | More by ckollias
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buckyp

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3%

04-28-2013 01:02:19 | More by buckyp
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

3.64/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Red wine, just a bit murkier and thicker.

Smell: Light red wine, like a pinot noir or a merlot. Sour lemon as well. A bit too sour overall actually.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Red wine with belgian yeast. An enjoyable if not odd combination. Very crisp mouthfeel.

Overall: Beer or wine drinkers would enjoy this, but may not necessarily love it.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 00:15:47 | More by tjsdomer2
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troegaarden

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.8%

04-27-2013 23:58:30 | More by troegaarden
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brewdlyhooked13

Ohio

3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - pours a cherry-hued amber, easily the reddest IPA I've ever seen. Que syrah, syrah? Thin head of off-white, some cling but not a complete lace stick.

Aroma - light wafts of soap, citrus, and earth. Interesting blend.

Taste - soapy florals, enhanced by the syrah must, I would imagine. A definite wine influence, the hop character is toned down in bitterness to create some balance. A tickle of bitterness after the swallow, the syrah stays around for the whole time, though. Finishes with fading mild bitterness and soapy florals.

Mouthfeel - crisp, dry, the body and of a sparkling wine.

Overall - unique, not an easy task anymore. Excellent balance between the beer and that extra ingredient. Interesting enough to enjoy several of.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 22:10:57 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3%

04-27-2013 21:15:43 | More by waddellc2
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Cresant

Kentucky

3.84/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served this 12 oz. bottle in a Tripel Karmeliet glass. Bottled on 2/26/13. The body was rose colored with a pink head. Clear body and minimal lacing.

The smell was fresh grapes. Candy dust and pepper.

There was a nice balance of hops bitterness and sweet grapes. Very drinkable.

The mouthfeel was medium in body with zesty carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 19:50:36 | More by Cresant
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CFHMagnet

Ohio

3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured a finger and a half of near-white head into my DFH pint glass. Body is a light purply rose. It is translucent, and some bubbles can be seen rising to the top. Leaves a little bit of head, and has some lacing. I would deem the coloration unique for this style.

Smells of grassy hops, light sweet malt and grapes.

Flavor is initially musty sweet grapes. This lingers on the lips as the malt passes, then the procession of grassy, piney and grapefruity hops begins. A tidbit of spice is noted mingled with the hops.

Mouthfeel is light-medium. It is rather dry, encouraging you to sip again.

I had to have 3 of these to really get the hang of it. Initial feelings were negative on the first two, but I decided to wait a couple weeks and have this beer solo to really kind of see how I felt about it. It isn't bad but it isn't something I would really seek out. It is interesting and unique.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 19:18:20 | More by CFHMagnet
Sixty-One (61) from Dogfish Head Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 1,984 ratings.