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Sixty-One (61) - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

2,244 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,244
Reviews: 357
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 15.15%
Wants: 49
Gots: 256 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mothman on 03-26-2013)
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Photo of cnbrown313
4/5  rDev +10.2%

cnbrown313, Apr 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

ltdantheman, Apr 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

mendvicdog, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of barczar
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brilliant grape color, a bit of a gusher, with a frothy one inch white head with a pink tint, which slowly dissipates, leaving thick sheets of lacing.

Grape was evident in the aroma immediately after the bottle was opened. Grapefruit and resin offer an interesting contrast. There's a concord sort of sweetness present.

Flavor is odd. The sweetness present in the nose is nonexistent. There's some grape notes, accompanied by vinous notes and grapefruit citrus hop character. Slight tartness fades to a dry, lightly bitter finish.

Body is a touch light, accentuated by high carbonation. There's a touch of astringency and slight alcohol warmth.

Very winelike in some aspects, but retains the hop character if a beer. Reminiscent of a dry champagne, really. Interesting, but not really my cup of tea.

barczar, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of jlindros
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

An interesting unique beer, I love that DFH continues to try new crazy things. While most of their experiments are not very good, at least they're always pushing the bounds to see what works.

Pours a rosy pink fizzy bubbly almost 1 finger head that fades at a med pace, light spotty lacing, a clear but darker cranberry tea reddish brown like color.

Nose brings plenty of herbal earthy musty hops, lots of musty herbal aromas, quite green, with some vinous qualities, an earthy grape skin and must like the grapes just started fermenting, but still some earthy herbal hops throughout, faint bit of a sweet caramel malty sweetness.

Taste starts with more herbal earthy flavors, earthy hops not really like normal 60 minute, some caramel sweet malts, hint toffee and amber malts, and a bit of a fruity quality. Then the musty flavors, a green earthy grape skin flavor, and light must, with a bit of a chewy hop and vinous but fruity grape. It also has a light tingly burn from the acidity from the grapes. Finish is drier, fairly bitter, with more earthy herbal green hops, and some light grape skin must.

Mouth is med bodied, lots of fluffy carb, some acidic tingle.

Overall not bad, a really unique beer, nothing like 60 min IPA, hops get a bit strange with the green earthy and herbal flavors, and the grape skin and vinous must are interesting touches, and the acid bite was unexpected but not really a turn off. Still it doesn't knock it out of the park, but something unique to try.

jlindros, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of JohnnyMc
3.46/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another beer/wine hybrid from Dogfish Head.

Pours out an unusual purple/deep pink/amber with 2 fingers of a white head with pinkish hues.

The aroma is very wine-like, with a red berry notes and some fruitiness. There is a touch of the sweeter malt base along with some floral hops, but it's mainly the wine smell that I get.

The taste is also very heavy on the wine aspects and very low on the IPA aspects. Tons of a red wine type of taste with some nice fruitiness that's followed by some light grassy/floral hop notes along with some slightly sweeter bready malt notes.

The body is medium and the mouthfeel is crisp. It's not very bitter or hoppy for what's classified as an IPA.

This is a very unusual beer, where the wine masks the 60 Minute notes quite a bit. An interesting beer, but not for everyone and not a favorite of mine. Cool to see crazy combos still coming out of Dogfish Head though.

JohnnyMc, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of XavierMuskies
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

XavierMuskies, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of Chaney
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Chaney, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of dubdrop
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

dubdrop, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of inspektor
4/5  rDev +10.2%

inspektor, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of BlakeAM
2.25/5  rDev -38%

BlakeAM, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of brewtus
3.94/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours cranberry red, very clear, two finger head with thin white bubbles. Smells of faint hops, some grape, bready,earthy. Taste is also slightly hoppy, almost bitter grape, very dry, bready as well. Overall this is very unique, not very hoppy, pretty easy drinking, and a nice new take on their IPA. I can only imagine how amazing this beer would be if it aged to a sour

brewtus, Apr 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

leinie13, Apr 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

UltimateLivewire, Apr 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Buckeye982, Apr 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

DIPAFAN, Apr 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

MrBoh, Apr 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

OldhouseRecs, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of Maseitz
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Maseitz, Apr 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

NastyNate11, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of plato
4/5  rDev +10.2%

plato, Apr 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Nolen12, Apr 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

dmorgan310, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of thecheapies
3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Can't find a bottle date. Pouring it in a snifter 'cause I can.

Almost a ruby color. I was not expecting so much color. Looks pretty. The head isn't impressive. A ring of coarse bubbles, mixed with foam, is what I have.

Grapefruit, red grape, light pine, lightly toasted barley, red wine, and apricot. Hint of dried tobacco.

Woah. It's like a dry red wine meets IPA. Unfortunately, I'm getting more of a Franzia red wine note than a quality Syrah. Thin fruitiness with fermented character. Hops are nice. Very 60 Minute-esque. Some grapefruit, light pine, hints of floral and herbal notes from the grape must. Malts are barely toasted. Tea-like tannic bitterness. Mild in hoppiness. Malts are even milder. For an IPA, it's evidently balanced.

A bit too thin in body. Doesn't hold much weight in the mouth. Carbonation is nice and lively. Kind of overtakes the beer.

Sixty-One is a very unique IPA. It offers the beer-meets-wine experience. Not following through with the hoppiness, as much. Can't say if it really works or not. I can say that I really can't see myself having more than one or two. I mean, it's worth trying.

thecheapies, Apr 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

bifrost17, Apr 13, 2013
Sixty-One (61) from Dogfish Head Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 2,244 ratings.