Sixty-One (61) | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
dogfish.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A continually-hopped IPA brewed with Syrah grape must.

Added by MikeRoni on 02-01-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,920
Reviews:
437
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
14.84%
 
 
Wants:
83
Gots:
695
For Trade:
4
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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2/5  rDev -45.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Pencible
3.61/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: This poured a clear light garnet with a little white head.
S: It smelled like sweet grapes and caramel malt, with some earthy barley and copper hops.
T: It tasted like sweet grapes and bitter copper, with some caramel and earthy barley. It had a clean bittersweet aftertaste.
M: It was watery with a little carbonation. Light body.
D: This was an interesting brew, with unique scent and taste. The body was a little weak, but the finish was smooth, so it was easy to drink. Fun to try but not ever a go to.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of superspak
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, bottled on 8/8/2013. Pours lightly hazy copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense off light pink head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of mango, red grape must, peach, tangerine, orange zest, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and floral/musty earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop and grape must notes with balanced malt; and good strength. Taste of tangerine, orange zest, lemon zest, red grape must, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, light pine, and floral/musty earthiness. Fair amount of fruity tartness/bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, grape must, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, light pine, and musty earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and complexity of hop and grape must flavors; with a good malt balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly syrupy, smooth, and crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good flavored IPA style. Good balance and complexity of flavors and very smooth to drink. Flavors were a bit like grape soda at times; but this is a unique and nicely enjoyable offering otherwise.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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Photo of rangerred
3.47/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had on tap in a pint glass.

Pours a clear dark copper with a thick one finger white head. Pretty good head retention.

The aroma is very earthy and dank. I like it a lot! There is also a decent caramel malty touch.

More dank hops in the flavor. Some grass and floral notes too. There is a bit of a toasty malt backbone. Moderate bitterness. My biggest issue is the mouthfeel. It is just extremely watery and a bit tart which detracts.

Overall, a pretty mediocre beer from Dogfish Head. I love the hop aroma and taste but that is about it. Not my favorite.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Sixty-One (61) from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.64 out of 5 based on 2,920 ratings.
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