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Sixty-One (61) - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

2,201 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,201
Reviews: 353
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 15.15%
Wants: 46
Gots: 242 | FT: 4
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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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

dvmin98, Apr 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

ChrisKayler, Apr 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

pjs234, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of weonfire
3.2/5  rDev -11.8%

A - translucent, pink/light burgundy, 1"+ white/violet large & small bubbled head, patchy lacing

S - Almost a barley wine. Strong dark grape, citrus, pine, malt

T - initial: carmel. citrus, honey. finish: Dry dark grape, bitter (5.5/10) hops

M - medium body, viscosity is low, froth level is also low

O - Exactly what the type says: wine infused IPA...and I dont like it. 60 minute is a very good beer. the dry wine dominates and ruins this. really, ruins it.

weonfire, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of bobhits
1.65/5  rDev -54.5%

Poured into a pint glass the purple hues mixed with golden IPA give this a hybrid of pink and purple. Add in at thin head and a good amount of bubbles and well, I'm not excited already.

A very strong wine like aroma comes through almost instantly. Hops? I mean maybe? I think there's a bit of bitterness but the wine like effect is over powering.

Red wine...hint of bitter...and more red wine.

The only reason this isn't wine is the carbonation and ligher mouth feel. This definitely feels like a nice summer beer. The carbonation a bit sharper than in some of the better IPAs which tend to be a bit more creamy in feel.

This is a complete failure. I really was expecting something interesting and well good. This is drinkable but if this was my 4th beer of the night, i'd be drain pouring it to avoid any extra calories or alcohol.

bobhits, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

DrunkinYogi, Apr 12, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Hanzo, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of Buck6196
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Buck6196, Apr 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

hyoung41, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of Massbmx
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Massbmx, Apr 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

slvrmon82, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of stephenjmoore
3.99/5  rDev +9.9%

A- Pours a light pink color that looks like a rose wine. As it settles into the glass, the body looks like a light ruby color with some pink highlights. The head has a light pink hue as well and leaves a lot of lacing. The unusual colors may not be extremely noticable if you are passing by, but next to a 60-minute, you can see a big difference.

S- A lot of grape wine aromas come through. You can get a little bit of the standard 60-minute malt and hops, but the addition of the grape must completely changes this beer.

T- The grape must comes through in a big way. Again, you can get bits and pieces of what once was 60-minute, but this tastes closer to a wine. Lots of standard wine flavors and tannins with a slight malt backbone.

M- Mouthfeel is pretty good. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, very drinkable.

O- This beer is just what it set out to be, a beer-wine hybrid. I think this has more wine flavors than traditional IPA flavors, so this one is not for people who hate wine. Personally I think this would fit more under the fruit/vegetable category, but like many Dogfish Head beer, this one is not easily classified.

stephenjmoore, Apr 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Colosdog, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of NEO68710
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

NEO68710, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of yottachem
3/5  rDev -17.4%

yottachem, Apr 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

bmoney, Apr 11, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

ejimhof, Apr 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

ralphw56, Apr 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

reizorc, Apr 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

smartassboiler, Apr 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

rsr199300, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of Slatetank
3.99/5  rDev +9.9%

I had this courtesy of my brother - tenderbranson69 -enjoyed chilled in a 'stout' glass from a 12oz.

The color is beautiful - a slight ruby hue with tinges of magenta and great clarity with visible carbonation and thin lavender head with fine bead, lace clings in a thin film. The smell has a deep pine aroma with mild citrus ring and light spice with a floral and fruity accent which is hinting at vinous odor. The feel is good with dry crisp and highly carbonated textures with a spicy tangy hop feel gentle bitterness as it has a mild sweetness in the finish.

the flavor is not heavily grape influenced, yet it does have a slightly spicy vinous element with more tangy and bitter contrast and dry herbal notes with a citrus flavor from the hops with light tangelo and mild grape skin recurring the flavor with light orange hop taste. There is a residual bitter pine hop flavor which seems to accentuate the mild red grape aspect. Overall I like it -it doesn't have a lot in common with 60 minute, but I think that is the point a new twist which works well adds a bit of fruitiness the yeast and hops might not give otherwise with mix of grape must adding dry texture and makes for a very drinkable ale.

Slatetank, Apr 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

tzolandz, Apr 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

fearfactory, Apr 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

YogiBeer, Apr 10, 2013
Sixty-One (61) from Dogfish Head Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 2,201 ratings.