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Sixty-One (61) - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Sixty-One (61)Sixty-One (61)

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2,532 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,532
Reviews: 387
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 15.11%
Wants: 59
Gots: 411 | 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:
Beer added by: mothman on 03-26-2013

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look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Odd pinkish white head, mostly loose larger bubbles which crest around one finger and rapidly decline from there, the lacing is smooth sheets with close to zero stickiness. The liquid looks like cranberry juice diluted with water, bright but lacking in intensity, very active bubbles, rising rapidly to the surface. The nose is sour, cranberry, cherry, red grape fruit, pulped oranges, minerals, cracked pepper, comes across more as wine than beer. Light-bodied, the carbonation tries very hard to create presence and does add crispness. However, it still seems dilute and lacking in heft. Here you do get more leafy qualities and grain to well baked country bread. The quinine to mineral persists. Hard to discern any clear malty flavors, more of a textural contribution. Citrus peel, same array of cherry, raspberry, strawberry type fruits. Some dried pine sap and pressed flowers as an aftertaste. Monochrome and not really all that interesting. You easily get tired of sipping it, albeit it is not flawed in the strong sense.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I must have passed this up at the beer stores a million times since it came out. Figured it was just another IPA from DFH. Don't get me wrong, they make great IPA's... But I wasn't moved to try it. Hops scare me sometimes and I'm sometimes hesitant to try new IPA's because I'm a bit of a coward about it.

Anyway, after hearing how it got started and what it actually is; I was intrigued. A sort of wine-beer fusion. So I grabbed a fourer (man that sounds nowhere near as cool as a "sixer") and took it home to try.

Excellent. Poured a nice red tea color with some underlying rose hues. The head was an off-white color... sort of like the palest rose color imaginable for foam. Floral hops hit the nose, the grape must light and delicate in the background.

Very palatable beer, not overwhelmingly bitter. Definitely a unique brew.

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Sixty-One (61) from Dogfish Head Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 2,532 ratings.