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Sixty-One (61) - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
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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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2.39/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Pours like cranberry juice, a deep shade of red with two fingers of pinkish foam that turns into attractive lacing on the glass. Decent retention, say what you want about how freaky the color is, this is a good looking beer.

Interesting, wine aroma off the bat and very dominating. So many weird off notes where do I begin, white cheese, cherry children's tylenol, tobacco leaves, chalk, very little hop aroma, perhaps some pine and musty herbs. Not my thing at all.

Thin sparkling grape juice with light berry sweetness above a cracker like malt that tries to balance. Hops are more evident here with a light citrus and uplifting pine. Finishes tart with a musty/funky overall flavor that lingers and gets soapy and tiresome. Bitterness is really held down.

Easy to drink body, sparkling soda like carbonation. Wine flavors bring out the alcohol rather than hide it. Juice is sticky as well.

I just had to try this, big mistake. Return of the cranberry lambic, okay not that bad but this is too weird, DFH really getting creative here but it just isn't a pleasant experience aroma or taste wise. That cheesy pungent aroma is really off putting and impacts the flavor. I don't think that this does the wine in beer idea justice, better off pouring some decent merlot into a 60 minute. The beer is easy enough to drink but why would you.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

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3.36/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into Dogfish Head IPA glass. Bottled on 26 February 2013.

A: It pours a pale pink, like a blush wine. The head is the lightest cotton candy purple, but the beer in the glass is a ruddy amber. Clear, with effervescence. Weird and cool. Good lacing.

S: Funny but nice. Gently citric hop bitterness mixes with a sweeter, fruity scent. Maybe a tetch old, because there's an out of place cheesy smell that I associate with British cask ales.

T: Ugh. Weird. I am not sure I like it. It tastes like carbonated cheap wine full of otherwise excellent hops. The cheesiness doesn't quite disappear. Quite bitter, maybe because the sweetness highlights it. The aftertaste is piney.

M: Refreshing.

O: This is just 60 minute with grape juice. I don't get it, and I certainly don't get the outrageous price tag. I would not recommend it.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into my handy DFH Tulip.

A - Pours a light garnet, that reminds me of Rose' of Malbec wines.
Easy to see through, with a one-finger head that falls quickly, leaving a nice, light lacing on the glass.

S - For lack of a better term (And for the use of a stupid pun), it smells a little musty...
No, really! The alcohol is much more apparent on the nose than regular 60, and the hops add herbal notes, but the pine notes aren't there. Some bready malt comes to mind, as well, with not much influence from the Syrah apparent here. Well, maybe a little, but it's not a forward as you would expect, coming from Sam and the gang.

T - Oh, hello... THERE'S the Syrah... It's strange how well the berry notes from this grape meld with the loads of sticky hops that go into this beer! When I say berry, I mean Blackberry, and over-ripe raspberry. The herbal notes from the nose show up, but the almighty Syrah grape gives them a pretty swift kick in the ass... More bready malts, little to no heat from the ABV. YUM.

M - Somewhat thin, sad to say, with the carbonation doing nothing other than pushing the massive load of Syrah across the palate. This is the one department this beer really lets me down in. Silky smooth, though, so there IS that.

O - Another great effort from the fine folks up in Delaware! Everything I've said should sum it up pretty well... Needless to say, I have once again fallen in love with yet another beer that, for all rights and purposes, shouldn't work, but does. Well Played, Dogfish Head... Well played.

Cheers!!!

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Halcyondays
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a reddish brown with a medium pinkish white head. An interesting look.

S: Notes of pine, citrus zest and grape.

T: Light flavour of wine, but it's certainly there. The wine is soft and blends into the IPA fairly well. Like having an IPA with a splash of wine. Pine bitterness with a good amount of biscuity malt.

M: Medium-bodied, crisp, some biting carbonation.

O: I like this take on 60 Minute. I've occasionally added wine to beer and this tastes like it a lot.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours a deep purple color with a 1/2" white head that has a slight pinkish hue. The aroma is good. It's a perfect marriage between a light, refreshing IPA and fruity grape juice. The hops and grape characteristics play off each other while the malt aroma provides a stable balance. The taste is decent. It has a nice mix of pale malts, hops, and grapes. It goes down quick, almost too quick. The grape flavor numbs the hop character a bit, while adding a quaffable fruitiness. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a highly drinkable beer. It's unique and interesting, while still being a very tasty and enjoyable beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

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4.6/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a amber to purple with a frost white head that lingers well and leaves some lacing on the glass. Definitely unique for an IPA.

S: Grape must dominates with hint of hops hidden behind. Almost like a grape sparkling cider but more depth.

T: Sometimes I taste a sparkling wine, sometimes an IPA - all in the same glass. I really like the play on each other. Crisp, fresh and a great for summer time.

M: Relatively light, but not too much so.

O: Unique brew and appreciate the different spin. Look forward to more availability on this year round brew.

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3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: It has a nice ruby red color to it. It has a nice slightly pink head that dies down somewhat fast and leaves some lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of pine, grapes, some berries, light citrus and faint malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some pine, alot of grapes, some berries and some caramelly malts. Not quite what I expected.

Mouthfeel: It has a med/high carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

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Sixty-One (61) from Dogfish Head Brewery
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