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Sixty-One (61) - Dogfish Head Brewery

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2,534 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,534
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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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Apellonious
3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz single from Lil Roberts -

A - Ruby red. Cloudy. Pours with a fluffy one finger head. Heads down to a foamy lace fairly quickly.

S- Heavy grapefruit

T -Woah..Have some grapefruit with a side of "grape must"? Sangria like is all I can "must"er to describe this one. Lemon, lime, orange, grape.

M - Mouthfeel is decent. Carbonation is slightly high, keeping this crisp and somewhat thin on the finish, which goes with the overall vibe.

O- Kudos to Dogfish for continuously trying to push the envelope. This is a beer that has to be spotted or complemented well for it to work.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of wedge
3.13/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Comes out of the bottle a peachy looking color, but ends up a pretty standard amber in the glass with a tall, creamy, pinkish head and drippy rings of lace. Interesting aroma...vaguely hoppy, slightly buttery, red grapes, pine, and flowers. Flavor comes across unfortunately thin. Fruity wine, watery sweetness, light resin, caramel, and orange. Medium bodied, creamy, and a little tart. I'm not real sure what to think about this. It's not awful for most of the glass, but it's sure not an IPA either. By the last sip though, the weird wine-y tartness becomes a struggle.

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of thegodfather2701
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Poured into a snifter. It pours a ruby/amber/rose with a semi-thick white head that dissipates rather quickly. Not much lacing.

S-Somewhat musty, grapes/wine, and some malt

T-hop bitterness, light red wine/red grape flavors, the slightest hint of sourness, that ends with a graham cracker finish. Its crisp, clean, and refreshing. The hop bitterness is rather mild compared to other ipas. It is very different and I expected a stronger IPA presence. To me it tastes like a white zinfandel (minus the sweetness) blended with a hoppy beer, which is similar to what they are going for. Also, the hint of sourness made me think this would be a nice introduction into sour beers.

M-somewhat thin, but it does have a nice amount of carbonation

D-easy to drink, but it doesn't seem like a beer one would really session. It seems more of a sipper and that it might be good to pair with food.

Overall, this is an interesting beer that I would drink again. I'm not sure it should be compared with other IPAs because its completely different from the typical IPA experience. However, its a solid beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of BradtheGreat7
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Review taken from notes April 2013

12 oz brown bottle with classic DFH style label of purple and sage like green. Definitely trying to display a wine style to it. Poured into a standard DFH pint glass.

A - a lot darker than the 60 minute for sure. Framboise like color to it. Dark reddish purplish pink? It's definitely a dark shade of red. Pretty nice fizzy head sits on top and displays some decent lacing and stick.

S - very odd aroma here. Pine like hops, some citrus, mustiness, sweet cherries, and some herbal must. Maybe a touch of grape.

T - dark red grapes, pine and grapefruit hoppiness. A little zest to the overall flavor. The Syrah notes hit but don't leave much influence on the overall flavor. The entire background consists of some sort of weird musty notes I have no idea what to call it other than a musty funk and that's not to be considered a good funk. The finish is nearly a tart fruitiness with a clean grape note.

M - fairly light bodied and almost too thin, but still does have some texture to it. It's exceptionally easy to drink and you could find yourself taking grape juice like gulps if you can look past the weird mustiness.

O - man what a weird brew. This really is something that never should have been bottled. DFH's 60 minute ipa is a gem and to think someone would actually mix anything with it is a bit disheartening. Ill just turn my head if this is ever brought into a 60 minute ipa conversation. However, it does have some highlights with the fruitiness and tart like characters. It'd been am excellent brew without that odd and ridiculously weird musty flavor that never really seems to leave. Other than that the beer is a 4 across the board. But for a brewery that produce some good ales and some unique offerings this is a miss. To think the owner of this brewery would mix a wine with his 60 minute creation is ridiculous to me. Give it a try I suppose but its nothing more to me than just a try.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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2/5  rDev -45.1%

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1/5  rDev -72.5%

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3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

A- pours a clear reddish purple with orange tints, looks a little like watered down red wine, a one finger pinkish foamy head appears on the pour and slowly dissipates down to a covering, solid lacing

S- slightly malty, some light grassy notes, the grape must is pretty forward on the nose, pretty much all i'm getting

T- slightly bitter and hoppy at the start, quickly moves into puckering grape notes, finishes clean with significant bready aftertaste, a little grapefruit rind mixes in with the aftertaste as well

M- medium body, slightly high carbonation but nothing distracting, finishes clean and dry

O- this was an interesting beer, there were IPA qualities but the grape must almost pushed this into a herbed/spiced beer for me, i wouldn't make a point to go buy this again but i'd drink it if it was around

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Sixty-One (61) from Dogfish Head Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 2,534 ratings.