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Sixty-One (61) - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,993 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,993
Reviews: 336
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.96%
Wants: 33
Gots: 159 | 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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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
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twizzbeatz

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-27-2013 19:07:38 | More by twizzbeatz
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vicsju1991

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-27-2013 18:07:00 | More by vicsju1991
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Giantspace

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

04-27-2013 17:33:08 | More by Giantspace
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rydev24

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-27-2013 17:05:05 | More by rydev24
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-27-2013 16:43:16 | More by ummswimmin
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Phillyz

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10%

04-27-2013 14:57:29 | More by Phillyz
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.29/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear cranberry juice red with a foamy reddish-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and some subdued grape and wine aromas. Taste is much the same with hop and slightly funky flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and somewhat thin mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer with an interesting concept but the interaction between the beer and grape must in this one is a bit odd in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 08:23:26 | More by UCLABrewN84
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grittybrews

Washington

4/5  rDev +10.8%

04-27-2013 03:29:27 | More by grittybrews
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hopkrid

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -10%

04-27-2013 02:38:22 | More by hopkrid
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SkeeterBoganski

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-27-2013 01:52:36 | More by SkeeterBoganski
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ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-27-2013 00:58:07 | More by ChrisL24481
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Jordantb313

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -3%

04-26-2013 23:33:19 | More by Jordantb313
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claspada

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +10.8%

04-26-2013 22:12:11 | More by claspada
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3%

04-26-2013 18:47:10 | More by JeffTheJuice
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YouSkeete

Massachusetts

3.51/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mildly cloudy red/purple hue with a short white head. Smooth hop character, zinfandel, pale malts and a slight sour mash in the aroma. Much like the aroma itself, the first sip is a delicious combination of soft red sparkling wine and balanced hops. Grapes, cherries, vanilla, and malted barley are all easily recognized components that follow the first taste. Dry, floral, crisp overall mouthfeel and finish.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2013 18:41:37 | More by YouSkeete
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JMD

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -3%

04-26-2013 16:29:33 | More by JMD
Sixty-One (61) from Dogfish Head Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 1,993 ratings.