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Sixty-One (61) - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

2,011 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,011
Reviews: 336
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.96%
Wants: 37
Gots: 166 | 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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themind

New Jersey

3.08/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Well this stuff pours a nice head and looks appealing. That said it flounders in the taste department. I can smell the grape in it but it basically tastes like a lager/IPA/What?...I cant really figure it out. It's easy to drink and for the price smokes any commercial trash but in the World of craft beer it falls short.

Bottom Line: good for a party

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2013 01:02:39 | More by themind
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bmur112

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-22-2013 23:53:26 | More by bmur112
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SawDog505

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-22-2013 23:42:20 | More by SawDog505
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SlowWideTurns

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

04-22-2013 19:53:06 | More by SlowWideTurns
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UncleNeighborChris

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.8%

04-22-2013 15:31:05 | More by UncleNeighborChris
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sanitarium16

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +10.8%

04-22-2013 13:27:08 | More by sanitarium16
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Craftonly23121

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -3%

04-22-2013 12:33:45 | More by Craftonly23121
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neenerzig

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into one of my pint glasses, this beer pours a solid, clear, medium amber/copper color with a mainly white but slightly pink (first time I've ever had even a slightly pink head on my beer!) head that is about 3/4 inch thick when first poured with lots of little bubbles continuously rising up to the top of the glass even long after the beer had been sitting for awhile. Settles to a thick ring lining the inside of the glass along with a very nice solid surface coating of foam and excellent lacing. Aromas of fruity tartness of grapes and berries, floral citrus hops, and somewhat toasted biscuity maltyness. Good citrus and floral hop flavor upfront that gives way to the tart grapes that are present and is rounded out with some nice slightly toasted biscuity caramel malt sweetness on the back end. Very nice balance between the different flavor profiles going on here. Has a crisp, yet smooth and frothy, prickly, medium to full bodied mouthfeel with moderate to heavy carbonation. Has a clean finish and a dry aftertaste. I found this do be very drinkable in the way well crafted beer should be. A very interesting and tasty unique offering here from the folks at Dogfish Head. Not something would drink night after night all the time, but try it for sure if you get the chance! I hope to drink it again.

Eric

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2013 04:37:30 | More by neenerzig
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harrymel

Washington

3.23/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottled 26FEB13

Pours a nicely pink hued copper with a slim sheet of light pink foam. Smells juicy out the gate with grapes, and I have to admit that the grapes carry that dirty, inky depth of Syrah grapes. Also some bits of resin, but mostly dominated by the grape character. Standard sweet english malt dominance in the DFH beers, some bitterness, a bit of blueberry and musty earth. Medium bodied with light carb and a semi dry finish. Interesting beer, I'm really left unmoved, but wouldn't shy somebody away from the beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2013 04:05:27 | More by harrymel
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DrStiffington

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-22-2013 01:53:14 | More by DrStiffington
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Ow man I missed the "pink tinted" beer since I drank it out of the bottle! Ow well the carbonation was good reaching the neck of the bottle.
S - Smells like a 60 minute with a mild grape tone. No noticeable alcohol smell so hopefully this will not taste like wine.
T - Well like the brewery itself it's a very odd brew. It has the bright crisp piney balanced one note hops that I enjoy of a typical 60 minute, a better drink ability since it has some fruity grapes that make the beer tasty, but like a double edge sword the dry aspect is noticeable making it somewhat unsatisfying.
M - Spot on like the 60 minute light to medium body, very hoppy, but an odd drying fruit note that doesn't seem to click.

Overall I am starting to think that not only do I hate wine but grape based beers seem to not work for me either. Not a bad beer/wine hybrid certainly the most drinkable one I ever had.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2013 01:24:07 | More by DrDemento456
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Maxwell

Massachusetts

3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a pale pinkish red, much like a rosé wine, and it pours with a very fizzy, eggshell white head, much like a frizzante wine. The head quickly peels away to leave a light scrim, but that scrim is constantly punctured by a rapid torrent of carbonated bubbles working their way to the top of the glass. In body, the beer is nicely clean and clear, appearing much like a rosé wine. On the nose, the beer smells spicy and bready with sweet, jam-like fruit notes also coming through. Oddly enough, the nose actually reminds me of a softer smelling Soft Parade by Shorts Brewing Company. On the tongue, the beer tastes sweet, then lightly acidic, and then nicely bitter at the end. The flavors begin as sweet, and almost sour, generic berry flavor with a touch of earthy spice, which slowly moves into a tongue tingling bitter that mellows over the tongue and gives some nice grassy notes of flavoring. The finish is nearly pure IPA with just light touches of fruity berries, and the aftertaste is just bitter medicinal hops in the mouth. In the mouth, the beer feels on the light side of medium with a tongue tingling carbonation that helps to scrub back some of the Syrah’s sweeter notes, and which helps to pave the way for the hops bitter back end of the flavor. The mouth is left surprisingly dry, though there is a slight syrupy feel at the middle of the tongue. Overall, this beer is an interesting step in the ongoing experimentation with beer-wine hybrids. It sweet up front, and bitter in the back, but it doesn’t quite give the Syrah flavors that I was hoping for, and honestly, I was kind of hoping for some tannic bitter on the back of the tongue. I think a tempranillo grape, with its big earthy and spicy notes would be a better match for an IPA, which has me hoping that DFH will maybe do a series of this beer with different grapes. In the end, this is an interesting beer, but not Dogfish Heads best.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2013 00:24:15 | More by Maxwell
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TimHitchings

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +10.8%

04-21-2013 23:27:27 | More by TimHitchings
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pirmannt1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-21-2013 23:20:08 | More by pirmannt1
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duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-21-2013 21:17:37 | More by duceswild
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rsuske

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3%

04-21-2013 21:03:41 | More by rsuske
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3%

04-21-2013 20:50:04 | More by acurtis
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JeffreyJDavis

North Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -37.7%

04-21-2013 20:14:28 | More by JeffreyJDavis
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DIM

Pennsylvania

3.61/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

a: This was an odd light pink tinted gold color. It poured with a small fizzy cap.

s: Mostly straight up 60 minute; piny hops with some citrus and plenty of caramel. But I think someone used my glass for grape juice and didn't wash it.

t: Odd but good. But odd. This is basically 60 minute, but with a fairly subdued grape flavor that works pretty well with the base IPA. Sort of.

m: Sticky and slick.

o: I like it. Yeah I'm pretty sure I do. I don't think I'd buy it again though.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 19:08:33 | More by DIM
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tazzman

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-21-2013 19:08:09 | More by tazzman
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SuyoonShin

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3%

04-21-2013 04:27:28 | More by SuyoonShin
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GreyGhost4

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -10%

04-21-2013 02:29:58 | More by GreyGhost4
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nickfl

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-21-2013 02:23:52 | More by nickfl
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is an amber-tinted copper coloring with a thin, sparse, filmy white surface coating. Literally looks like 60 Minute with a drop of red coloring in it. Aromas of subtle grape sweetness and tang, with a solid biscuit backbone and hints of hops at the end. Flavors of tangy sweet, wine-like characters initially. Almost like a muscato or even wine spritzer, where it has hints of dryness and terroir, but the sweetness is amplified. Solid, balanced backbone of hops bitterness and biscuit, both toasty and bready. Very balanced and dynamic brew. The beer has a dry sweetness in the aftertaste, with a slick, dry finish. Light, smooth bodied in mouth. If you didn't know from the packaging, you wouldn't relate this to the 60 Minute IPA at all. It is a stand alone brew, and deservingly so. Very unique, tasty brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 01:32:24 | More by GarthDanielson
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jniagar1

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-21-2013 01:17:04 | More by jniagar1
Sixty-One (61) from Dogfish Head Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 2,011 ratings.