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Sixty-One (61) - Dogfish Head Brewery

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2,304 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,304
Reviews: 359
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 15.15%
Wants: 51
Gots: 281 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

CB_Crowe, May 21, 2013
Photo of Halcyondays
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a reddish brown with a medium pinkish white head. An interesting look.

S: Notes of pine, citrus zest and grape.

T: Light flavour of wine, but it's certainly there. The wine is soft and blends into the IPA fairly well. Like having an IPA with a splash of wine. Pine bitterness with a good amount of biscuity malt.

M: Medium-bodied, crisp, some biting carbonation.

O: I like this take on 60 Minute. I've occasionally added wine to beer and this tastes like it a lot.

Halcyondays, May 21, 2013
Photo of Envelopes
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Envelopes, May 21, 2013
Photo of Durge
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Durge, May 21, 2013
Photo of WesWes
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours a deep purple color with a 1/2" white head that has a slight pinkish hue. The aroma is good. It's a perfect marriage between a light, refreshing IPA and fruity grape juice. The hops and grape characteristics play off each other while the malt aroma provides a stable balance. The taste is decent. It has a nice mix of pale malts, hops, and grapes. It goes down quick, almost too quick. The grape flavor numbs the hop character a bit, while adding a quaffable fruitiness. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a highly drinkable beer. It's unique and interesting, while still being a very tasty and enjoyable beer.

WesWes, May 21, 2013
Photo of Geno206
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Geno206, May 20, 2013
Photo of Ctrauty
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

Ctrauty, May 20, 2013
Photo of Oakenator
4.61/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a amber to purple with a frost white head that lingers well and leaves some lacing on the glass. Definitely unique for an IPA.

S: Grape must dominates with hint of hops hidden behind. Almost like a grape sparkling cider but more depth.

T: Sometimes I taste a sparkling wine, sometimes an IPA - all in the same glass. I really like the play on each other. Crisp, fresh and a great for summer time.

M: Relatively light, but not too much so.

O: Unique brew and appreciate the different spin. Look forward to more availability on this year round brew.

Oakenator, May 20, 2013
Photo of SebD
3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: It has a nice ruby red color to it. It has a nice slightly pink head that dies down somewhat fast and leaves some lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of pine, grapes, some berries, light citrus and faint malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some pine, alot of grapes, some berries and some caramelly malts. Not quite what I expected.

Mouthfeel: It has a med/high carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

SebD, May 19, 2013
Photo of Rekrule
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

Rekrule, May 19, 2013
Photo of Chugger
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Chugger, May 19, 2013
Photo of nick_asian
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

nick_asian, May 19, 2013
Photo of Sokool
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Sokool, May 19, 2013
Photo of TonyTalon
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

TonyTalon, May 19, 2013
Photo of jpd026
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

jpd026, May 19, 2013
Photo of JRed
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear light red/dark pink in body with a white melted marshmallow head. Smells of grape must, honey, wine-like fruit notes but of a lighter variety, wild cherries. Tastes of wild cherries (guessing the Syrah grape must is the cause), sour honey, sharp acidic fruitiness, tart, citrus hop character, medicinial notes, some booze and bitterness in the background. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Pretty good, if this was offered in a six pack it might be more of a go-to. The four pack is a lame choice for a year round IPA.

JRed, May 19, 2013
Photo of cnewcombe4
4.5/5  rDev +24%

cnewcombe4, May 19, 2013
Photo of bzach
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

bzach, May 18, 2013
Photo of micromaniac129
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a reddish color with a soda type head that fizzles away. Uber carbonated like a soda.
The beer in general looks, just looking at it, looks weak or watered down. one could easily pass this off as a soda or malt beverage.
Smells winey. I don't smell any hops. I detect a hint of sourness or vinagar,
Taste is okay. It's a wine/malt beverage. I don't detect anything of or anything close to an IPA. The winey dominance makes this a malt beverage more then a beer.
On the palate it's fizzy and bright but also watery and thin.
No way

micromaniac129, May 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

AlMarzo, May 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

mtalley999, May 18, 2013
Photo of bluntedboywonder
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

bluntedboywonder, May 18, 2013
Photo of snaotheus
2.98/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a large snifter. To be totally transparent, this review is following a Hoptimum and a Sucks.

Pours pinkish (which is unattractive to me, especially for an IPA). Head is coarse (looks like soda fizz), lots of carbonation. Some retention. Smell hints at grapes, is a little bit yeasty. I don't get much in the way of hops. Some mustiness.

Taste is confused (or confusing). There's definitely a little bit of dry, crisp hop character, but it doesn't mesh well with the slight grape hint. It seems to clash.

Mouthfeel is a little soapy, slightly filmy. Overall, it's not a bad beer, but I won't buy it again.

snaotheus, May 18, 2013
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3.18/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a deep translucent red with only a slight light pink/off white head. The foam can't really fade, so I'm left with a nice thin layer of bubbles across the top of the beer.

S: The nose is musky with horse blanket, sweaty gym socks, grape leaves, and just a touch of sour. I can't say that I have smelled a beer quite like this.

T: It starts out with a bit of malt, maybe some minor caramel, and what I only describe as a sweaty gym sock flavor. It's so complicated. I get grape leaves and minor grape skin in the middle, but that gym sock and murky funk never really leave the palate. The finish is sweeter with caramel notes, but I get a lot of buttery diacetyl, funk, and carbonation that make this beer pretty brutal.

M: Medium bodied beer. It's mild to start, gets weird in the middle and finishes a touch off. I don't know what to say. The gym sock notes start and finish the beer. It's funky, but not necessarily in a good way.

O: I'm bummed out by this beer. It's just too off the wall to be truly good. I love wackiness and experimentation, but this beer misses the mark. It's too much gym sock, not enough grape, and way over malted for an IPA.

trxxpaxxs, May 17, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

Lurkerson, May 17, 2013
Sixty-One (61) from Dogfish Head Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 2,304 ratings.