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Sixty-One (61) - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Sixty-One (61)Sixty-One (61)

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BA SCORE
82
good

2,538 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,538
Reviews: 388
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 15.11%
Wants: 60
Gots: 414 | 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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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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2.64/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a crystal-clear reddish color. The head is a one finger white shade. I love the look and the texture of the head, in particular.

S: There is a shit ton of earthy mustiness to this one - okay, it's not the freshest bottle by any stretch, but the hops are damn near nonexistent. Unsweetened grape, caramel, and toffee notes round out the mediocre aroma.

T: At first, it drinks much like 60 Minute, with its malty opening giving way to a vaguely citrusy midpoint. It's the finish that ruins things, offering far too much musty sourness. Every once in a while, I notice a vinous tone on the aftertaste that I enjoy, but this is a mess otherwise.

M: Sweet and a bit heavy. The vinous notes try to cleanse the palate, but instead only create astringency. I don't think its undrinkable, but there are too many conflicting qualities in both the flavor and the palate to make it an enjoyable offering.

O: This offering is proof positive that gimmicky and innovative are two entirely different beasts altogether - and this is most certainly the former. It's basically 60 Minute crossed with a crappy wine. C'mon, Dogfish Head, less gimmicky nonsense and more quality offerings!

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2/5  rDev -45.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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2/5  rDev -45.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of WanderingFool
3.26/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Sixty One pours a clear purple color with a small fizzy light pink head on top. The foam fades quickly leaving no lace on the glass.

The aroma is fruity with strong grape notes. Reminds me of jelly. A touch of bread is also detected.

Each sip of this light to medium bodied beer is soft on the palate with an effervescent fizz. The flavor is sweet and fruity. Grapes dominate, but there's a nice sweet bready malt throughout. Some floral notes and a touch of lemon are at the end. It finishes dry with a lingering earthy grass flavor when gone.

This beer has an interesting flavor. Seems more like a wine than a beer.

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5/5  rDev +37.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

Photo of nimrod979
3.13/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle dated 2/26/13. Cool color scheme on the bottle.

Appearance: Pours a unique rosé Color, with a thin one finger fizzy white head. Retention is pretty good. with some glass covering lacing.

Aroma: Spicy, floral hops. Distinct malt backbone. Vinous fruity acidity.

Taste: A light touch on floral and spicy hops up front. Hints of pine. The same malty backbone that 60 minute has before a fruity vinous tannic spice brings up the finish.

Mouthfeel: Thin, fizzy carbonation. Lighter medium body. Weird wine-like finish. Dry, with wine-like tannic qualities.

Overall, not very impressive. Another odd beer from DFH that just falls short. Interesting concept and I like the story of how this beer came to be, but it doesnt do it for me. Fun to try but probably not anything I would purchase again. Maybe just to try it on draft.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Sixty-One (61) from Dogfish Head Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 2,538 ratings.