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Sixty-One (61) - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

2,385 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,385
Reviews: 363
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 15.15%
Wants: 54
Gots: 319 | 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 billbeers
3/5  rDev -17.4%

billbeers, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of pajonkunz
4/5  rDev +10.2%

pajonkunz, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of Brewman123
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Brewman123, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of HopsMatt
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

HopsMatt, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of zestar
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

zestar, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of notchucknorris
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a purple-ish red color with a half finger white head with a tinge of purple to it.

S: Grape lady taffy, candied grapefruit, syrah, musty oak and some cotton candy.

T: Kind of a strange blend of lemon, hops and wine. Hops come off a bit citrusy, but the sweetness of the wine keeps holding them down. Hints of bready malt as well. A lingering kind of off sourness throughout. An interesting experiment, but I don't know if this one really works.

notchucknorris, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of VTHeady
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

VTHeady, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of madwookiee
4/5  rDev +10.2%

madwookiee, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of mactrail
3.28/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Another head-scratcher from the mad scientists at DFH. I find it hard to put the pieces of this together. Attractive orangey pink color, like a rose wine. Fizzy, club soda taste.

Fruity hint but with most of the sweetness boiled out, leaving a syrupy residue. A dry sensation that keeps getting drier. Herbal bitterness that latches on like a bulldog, but lacking in any normal kind of IPA hoppiness. Beery but tart, like old fermented apple cider mixed in. Best feature is the sparkly mouthfeel.

Overall this is more like a dry saison, a beer for Lenten repentance. From the 12 oz bottle bought at Liticker's Liquor in San Diego.

mactrail, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of GuinnessAtRogerWilco
3.44/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a Stella chalice.

AP: Colour looks like the inside of a plum, light purple/red. Head was creamy white with some pinkish hues, started 1" think then fizzled down to 1/4". Decent lacing when the glass is tilted.
AR: Grapes and hops mostly. Some cereal and cracker malts. I'm just not getting much in the nose.
T: It's not bad but it's nothing extraordinary either. Lots of wine grape in the taste, but very thin compared to a wine. Citrus (light grapefruit, lemon, tangerine) from the hops and the cereal/cracker malts for balance. That's about it as the grape flavour is like throwing a blanket over the other tastes.
M: Decent body, not too thin with moderate carbonation, nice off dry finish.
OV: Honestly, I was expecting more from this beer. As I said above, it's like the grape flavour just throws a blanket over the other flavours, muting them. It's decent if you like wine grape taste, but it needs the other flavours to stand out more and blend with balance.

GuinnessAtRogerWilco, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of Lukass
4.5/5  rDev +24%

Lukass, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of BeerForMuscle
4/5  rDev +10.2%

BeerForMuscle, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of bboymouse
3/5  rDev -17.4%

bboymouse, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of VernonBaxter
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

VernonBaxter, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of vfgccp
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

vfgccp, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of morebeergood
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

morebeergood, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of scottfrie
3.84/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into SN IPA glass. Bottled 2/2013.

A: Pours an interesting shade of pink, reminiscent of pink grapefruit, rose wine or watered down cranberry juice. Head is just a shade pink of white, and huge, fluffy and very bubbly. Head slowly faded into rocky chunks of lace. Great long lasting head retention.
S: Citrus grapefruit hops, lemon zest, and vinous grape must. Leafy, with dominant citrus pith.
T: A clean ipa with a splash of dry vinous grape. Citrus hops, cracker malt and a splash of slightly sweet red grape juice work well together. Lightly bitter finish with notes of biscuit malt and caramel. Drying, vinous, and lightly tart aftertaste. Hops are there but toned down by the wine grapes.
M: Airy carbonation, medium-full body and a drying, sweet, and tart mouthfeel. Slick on the tongue with a tart tannic grape skin aftertaste.
O: Definitely unique and interesting. Not a good way to get a hop fix but a refreshing beer that I'd enjoy now and again. Gotta be in the mood for grapes though. Cheers

scottfrie, Jun 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Camjmorton, Jun 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

JLapadura, Jun 09, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

tedho21, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of schaffer9252
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

schaffer9252, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of Greywulfken
3.93/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: cabernet sauvignon with bubbles streaming from the bottom of my tulip; ivory head about a finger thick left some lace arms in the glass; white fizzy head persisted

S: some fruity/wine-like aromas, sweet and tart suggestions, almosty yeasty brighness

T: a nice wine-beer hybrid for sure - I was leery as I suspected it might be too sweet, but they went in another direction here, and produced a winey, delicate tasting drink with flavors of aged red grapes, musky hops, and subtle malts; tart

M: light, fizzy, sparkly - due to ample carbonation, and with a dry finish that is alternately tart and bitter

O: I was pleasantly surprised here - not a beer I'd drink as a go-to, but for the experience and creativity? Hell, yeah. Very appealing, successful rendition from the masters of the experimental beer, Dogfish Head.

Greywulfken, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle served in a pint glass.

L - chill hazed red/amber color with a pink/white head that left a few spots of lacing.

S - berries, earthiness and a hint of citrus.

T - the grape flavor starts things off being met with sweet malt and finishing a bit tart with a mix of sour berries and lemon zest.

F - medium bodied, it's got good carbonation and a crisp feel.

O - worth a try but not a beer I'd drink more than one of in a session.

JoeyBeerBelly, Jun 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

xacidx, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of Zbyler
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Zbyler, Jun 08, 2013
Sixty-One (61) from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 2,385 ratings.