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Sixty-One (61) - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

2,208 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,208
Reviews: 355
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 15.15%
Wants: 46
Gots: 245 | FT: 4
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 huddyball
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

huddyball, Apr 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

langchops, Apr 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

deanhead, Apr 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

wells9uk, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of Jason1337
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Jason1337, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of kingmaker
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

kingmaker, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of Jonada
3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottled on 2/26/13. Served in a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a light burgundy/purple color with 2 fingers of an off white, slightly pinkish head. Looks like a 60 minute that someone poured some grape juice into, which is essentially what it is.

Smell: Piney and floral hops, red grape, very slight tartness, and a hint of malt sweetness in the background

Taste: Grassy and piney hop notes upfront. Middle of the mouth, the grape becomes more noticeable, with a slight tartness as well as some bready malt. Finishes dry with a slight bitterness that doesn't linger for long.

Mouthfeel: Lighter end of medium bodied with medium/high carbonation.

Overall: Another interesting one from DFH. It's almost like the hops and grape must are battling each other, rather than working together to enhance the overall flavor. Not a homerun by any means, but still a tasty brew.

Jonada, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of oldvines
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

oldvines, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of Organic_Sam
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Organic_Sam, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of jmwildwest
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

jmwildwest, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of OMGTheyKilkenny
4.43/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a beautiful, deep rosé color, somewhere between orange, ruby, and dark grapefruit. Thin white head with a subtle hint of pale pink in it.

S- Hops hit first, a sweet blend of grassy hops and rich malts that you'd expect from DFH, followed up by the aroma of a sweet red wine, reminiscent of Franzia's Chillable Red (don't judge).

T- At first, I tasted more beer than wine, very similar to the 60 Minute, but tempered a bit by the grape. Hops provide a pleasant little bite on the finish. Somehow, as I made my way to the bottom of the glass, the wine began to assert itself over the beer. By the end, it was as though I was drinking a sweet, sparkling red with a hint of beer.

MF- Relatively high carbonation, but coats the whole mouth from lips to throat. It wants to linger, and I don't mind.

D- Tough to judge without a frame of reference, as this was my first beer/wine hybrid, but I hope it's not my last. Very refreshing, and somehow lighter than the sum of its parts. Highly enjoyable, and far more efficient than drinking beer and wine separately. If Sam Calagione can somehow work Scotch into this thing, I can quit wasting my time drinking anything else.

OMGTheyKilkenny, Apr 24, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Davepoolesque, Apr 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

jak, Apr 24, 2013
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1/5  rDev -72.5%

Hopinista, Apr 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

DTown, Apr 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

captainbearcat, Apr 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

khargro2, Apr 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

THECPJ, Apr 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

thampel09, Apr 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

zsqrd1981, Apr 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

seeswo, Apr 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Stevie_Janowski, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of themind
3.08/5  rDev -15.2%
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

themind, Apr 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

bmur112, Apr 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

SawDog505, Apr 23, 2013
Sixty-One (61) from Dogfish Head Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 2,208 ratings.