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Sixty-One (61) - Dogfish Head Brewery

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2,458 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,458
Reviews: 370
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 15.15%
Wants: 54
Gots: 356 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Pours like cranberry juice, a deep shade of red with two fingers of pinkish foam that turns into attractive lacing on the glass. Decent retention, say what you want about how freaky the color is, this is a good looking beer.

Interesting, wine aroma off the bat and very dominating. So many weird off notes where do I begin, white cheese, cherry children's tylenol, tobacco leaves, chalk, very little hop aroma, perhaps some pine and musty herbs. Not my thing at all.

Thin sparkling grape juice with light berry sweetness above a cracker like malt that tries to balance. Hops are more evident here with a light citrus and uplifting pine. Finishes tart with a musty/funky overall flavor that lingers and gets soapy and tiresome. Bitterness is really held down.

Easy to drink body, sparkling soda like carbonation. Wine flavors bring out the alcohol rather than hide it. Juice is sticky as well.

I just had to try this, big mistake. Return of the cranberry lambic, okay not that bad but this is too weird, DFH really getting creative here but it just isn't a pleasant experience aroma or taste wise. That cheesy pungent aroma is really off putting and impacts the flavor. I don't think that this does the wine in beer idea justice, better off pouring some decent merlot into a 60 minute. The beer is easy enough to drink but why would you.

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Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into Dogfish Head IPA glass. Bottled on 26 February 2013.

A: It pours a pale pink, like a blush wine. The head is the lightest cotton candy purple, but the beer in the glass is a ruddy amber. Clear, with effervescence. Weird and cool. Good lacing.

S: Funny but nice. Gently citric hop bitterness mixes with a sweeter, fruity scent. Maybe a tetch old, because there's an out of place cheesy smell that I associate with British cask ales.

T: Ugh. Weird. I am not sure I like it. It tastes like carbonated cheap wine full of otherwise excellent hops. The cheesiness doesn't quite disappear. Quite bitter, maybe because the sweetness highlights it. The aftertaste is piney.

M: Refreshing.

O: This is just 60 minute with grape juice. I don't get it, and I certainly don't get the outrageous price tag. I would not recommend it.

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Sixty-One (61) from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 2,458 ratings.