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Sixty-One (61) - Dogfish Head Brewery

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2,534 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,534
Reviews: 387
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 15.11%
Wants: 59
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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

Appearance: Looks just like a framboise. Light pink with about 1 inch of white head. Good retention and lacing.

Smell: Grapes, grapefruit, and citrus.

Taste: Very tart upfront, with the hops receding into the background. The main things I taste are grapes, strawberries, and I don't know what else to call it, but "must." As I keep drinking, I pick up an almost brett-like funk alongside the tart fruit flavors. The hops are there, but just barely.

Mouthfeel: Nice carbonation and a long finish. It gets tart and almost a little sour at the end.

Overall: A very unique beer, but there is something missing that I can't quite put my finger on. It's very good, but not great. Would buy again though; the price is decent.

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Wow, I would not have believed it, the marriage of beer and a wine grape that works well.
I've been suspect of some of the unusual beers of late coming from this brewery but this is one that not only works, but is sending me back to the store for more, if I can find it.
It starts with a subtle white head that does not hold for long but rather lingers in the background all the way down the glass. The nose is pleasant enough with a wisp of the grape that is named on the label. The taste is first that of wine with a distinguished sweetness that follow into a quick dryness that lingers on the tongue. Is it the grape or the hops that create the dryness (it's for the brewer to know and for us to find out). Let me not forget the playful color of light ruby red. Does Marnie Old know about this beer or was the debate of beer vs wine the inspiration. Whichever this is a beer to seek out.

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Sixty-One (61) from Dogfish Head Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 2,534 ratings.