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Sixty-One (61) - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
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2,615 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2,615
Reviews: 404
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 15.11%
Wants: 66
Gots: 473 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: MikeRoni on 02-01-2013

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Ratings: 2,615 | Reviews: 404
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look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

61- is an interesting idea. the color is a really cool looking rose-brown with a thick white head. smell is really hoppy. the taste is pretty hoppy with a slight dry red finish, which i think works pretty well. i have enjoyed these wine, beer hybrids that dogfish head has been putting out. i look forward to trying others.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: pours a reddish orange color with a nice white 1" head that slowly falls to a thick spotty surface covering.

Smell: definite wine grapes and some floral notes come through to the nose.

Taste: a wine-like character is the first thing I noticed as the dry grape flavor. Some softer caramel, citrus, and floral tones are nicely balanced with a moderate bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medum bodied beer. Aftertaste is long lasting as the dry wine flavor lingers for a while. Mostly crisp throughout with a dry finish.

Overall: this tastes like an IPA had some drops of red wine poured into it. Interesting, defintely worthy of a try. One of these is enough in a session.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured the color of cranberries and although clear, a little dark for itself with champagne carbonation. Bubbles constantly streaming up from the bottom. It had a ruby tinted head of otherwise white foam that was tall and billowy. It fell slowly to a nice layer, then a thick cap and collar. Shimmering wet lace. Very unique appearance. Nose is woody. Beautiful and strong with malt character. Sweet caramel and deeply full. It's wine like and smells like grapes. Plenty of hop perfume and floral. Oak. Taste is also very unique. The malt is engaging and the grapes are vinous and deep. Tastes like some kind of berries. Maybe blackberries. The fruit is so rich, there's oak and tea like qualities as well. The malt is steady, fat and smooth and compliments the wine like aspects more than you would think. It offers a little spice on the palate and some tartness from grapefruit. Finishes like wine. Almost dry and terribly fruity. The mouthfeel is like satin. Smooth and thick with ripe fruit. Surprisingly light.

This was a perceptibly unique beer that brought two worlds together with expert care and craftsmanship. My hat is off to Dogfish Head for this one. I really liked it. Dangerously different with captivating flavor. Impressive and innovative.

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a ruby pour with a finger of bright white head.. no lacing left behind. smells of wine barrels and cascade hops, caramel and barley grain bill. the flavor is a little weird, slightly fruity, sweet, but hoppy bitter and then the bitterness from the grapes comes in as well. not as bad as i thought it would be, but i'm probably never going to buy this again (and glad i only picked up one bottle.. it's a little hard to drink to be honest). basically is way more on the wine side than it is ipa.. including its dry finish. as a hop head, i can honestly say nothing about this is like an ipa. it doesn't help that i very seldom find a wine i enjoy drinking. i'm just not that thrilled about this one, sorry dfh.. i'm usually backing up most of your one-offs, but i feel like it's a dick move to make something like this one a year round beer while there were other excellent way more "for everyone who likes beer" that could've filled its shoes.

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Sixty-One (61) from Dogfish Head Brewery
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