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Sixty-One (61) - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Sixty-One (61)Sixty-One (61)

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BA SCORE
82
good

2,527 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,527
Reviews: 386
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 15.11%
Wants: 58
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  rDev -17.6%

Photo of MadScientist
4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

A: A light cooper beer with a red hue and good clarity. Produces a good head stand on the pour with a long lasting off-white head of rocky bubbles.

S: A medium citrus hops aroma with a fruity and diacetyl fermentation character from the yeast. There is something else in there that doesn't make sense until you take a sip, even then I don't call.

T: A nice hops bitterness blends with a jammy, red fruit flavor and citrus hops. There is a good balance of malt to counter the moderately strong bitterness leaving a balance that is fairly bitter. The finish is off-dry and the aftertaste is of citrus hops, some bitterness and a lingering red wine like finish. It confuses the palate in a good way.

M: A fantastic, fresh sort of creaminess with moderately strong carbonation on a medium bodied beer. Some light slickness on the palate.

O: A good IPA with fruit inclinations. Did someone use Ringwood Ale yeast, I've thought this yeast need more a a diacetyl coma than a rest but it totally works here. A bit overpowering at first but it sort of works together after a few sips. If you haven't had it's worth picking up.

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3.39/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a reddish hued orange color with a pink tinted head of about 1.5 fingers. The head has a decent level of retention fading to leave a moderate level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell- The aroma is of a red wine grapiness with some aromas of malt and a moderate amount of citrus hop. Along with the grape aroma so too comes a bit of mustiness as well as a more tannin like smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a moderate showing of a red wine like flavor with this flavor growing stronger throughout the taste. Mixed with the wine upfront are some flavors of a bready malt and a bit of caramel. Hop flavors of a mainly citrus nature start coming to the tongue more toward the middle of the taste. They are joined by a light pine hop taste more toward the end. Although there is a presence of both citrus and pine hop, they remain rather light in comparison to the wine flavor which becomes more tannin in flavor at the end.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was on the average side in terms of thickness with a carbonation level that was rather average as well. A slightly thinner body may have been slightly more appropriate of the wine characteristics making it slightly easier to drink.

Overall – Not really my thing. Too much red wine like, not quite enough hop for an IPA and a little confusing tasting. Worth a try, but not one I would go back to on any real occasion.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a shaker pint glass at Bigby's Pour House.

Now, if only Sam and his folks will brew an IPA for every minute between 0 and 120... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear sunset amber topped by a finger of lightly-glowing off-cream foam. The nose comprises sweet caramel, grass, pine resin, and a very light twinge of menthol in the background. The taste brings in more of the same, with no menthol character, but with a balance that would inspire envy in any brewer. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, a pretty nice IPA, one showcasing the beauty of balance without sacrificing a strong hop character.

Photo of rodlavers
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

First time having this. Bottled 5/10/13.

First thing I can say is that 61 minute is a really interesting beer. Initially, the pour made me think of a Belgian Tripel or Quad in appearance: it's got this dark fruit red color, with a bright white head that starts out less than a finger but sticks around for the entirety of the experience. EXCEPT, it's pretty transparent and holds light really well. Nothing too special about the smell, considering this is an IPA. It's definitely "musty" but subdued; sour and tart aromas are so present. Taste is really interesting as well. It has that fruity musty character to it, a little sour and sweet. It doesn't really taste like an IPA. Mouthfeel is a little biting at first, but mellows and smooths as it warms up. Super drinkable. Overall this is really unique beer, so glad I have three left to enjoy. Not what I was expecting.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.17/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

5/16/13 bottling date, 3 wks old
The beer pours an impressive looking, clear crimson/rusty brown with 1/2 an inch of a bleach white head that laces. The nose is interesting, a pungent interplay between grapes and hops, predominantly a slightly tart, grape seed, vinous sweetness and tropical fruits put off by the continually-hopped base beer. The taste presents the same interesting grape-IPA harmony, subtle yet distinct, but more of the yeast cuts through adding complexity and depth. Sweetness upfront, a solidly medium body, slightly tart, vinous, and semi-dry finish, no booze, very drinkable. I do enjoy the combination, more so using the IPA-base compared to the saison base because of the interesting character the hops add. I'd say it's worth a try for most IPA/hybrid-beer lovers and I'd definitely try this beer again.

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Sixty-One (61) from Dogfish Head Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 2,527 ratings.