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Sixty-One (61) - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

2,618 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,618
Reviews: 406
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 15.11%
Wants: 66
Gots: 472 | 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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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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The beer pours an odd shade of pink due to the grape must. It looks more like a carbonated rose than beer, which comes off as both enticing and strange. Smells faintly of grapefruit and piney hops to remind me it is indeed a beer. It's difficult to pickup any scent from the grape must.

Once tasting the flavor from the grape must is more apparent and the hops very much subdued. The must imparts a vinous tartness that's is enjoyable and unique. The hops act as a finishing act rather than the main show. There is also some bready and nearly caramel like malt the provides a good backbone and mouthfeel giving the beer some needed heft. Overall it's a unique and enjoyable beer, but does not impress or overwhelm in any way. Enjoyable beer that I would have again if offered, but I'm unlikely to seek it out.

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Sixty-One (61) from Dogfish Head Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 2,618 ratings.