Sixty-One (61) | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States

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

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Celtics17
4.53/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It looks like grape juice, or wine. You can smell the grape, and some berry notes. The finish tastes just like a wine, it's dry. Taste- Starts off with a mixture of Syrah, some light cherry and strawberry. You can taste some hops like you normally do from an IPA, but the marriage between wine and beer is great with this beer. There isn't much of a piney taste with this beer, and that's great with this style of IPA, and wine.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of GoodBeerTire
3.57/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer was purchased on the advice of my local growler store.

A: Poured into a stout glass, with a distinct auburn color. Half finger head with minimal lacing.

S: Definitely smell the syrah must, as it has a sharp nose. I like the scent, as it brings a nice grape floral. It also has a strong malt note, but very little hops on this end.

T: Malty and winey. Even though it says continuously hopped on the bottle, the hop note is subdued compared to other Dogfish Head ales. I consider myself a hop-head, but am not disappointed at all in the flavor. (It is a nice diversion to the IPA fest I have been having lately.)

M: The carbonation is good. Not too light nor too fizzy. The syrah leaves a bit of a tannic aftertaste, which is pleasant.

O: The local "beer monger" only had 2 bottles left of this selection in stock. I am glad I purchased both, as this beer, although not my overall favorite, is enjoyable and worthy of a second.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of rlee1390
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Cloudy orange ruby, one finger head, not much carbonation.

S-Good deal of malt with a lot of grape must. Grape must was an odd choice here as it doesn't quite balance.

T-Starts with some malt and earthy/citrus hops. Then the grape must hits you. An odd combination of flavors, it started to grow on me, but once the beer warmed it went downhill.

M-Lighter, not much carbonation, tad watery.

O-The idea was worth a try, but the outcome was too far out. Balance wasn't there at all.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of DefenCorps
2.95/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Bottle from The Belmont Station. Bottled on 15th May 2013 I genuinely enjoyed Sam's Noble Rot experiment, and was looking forward to this.

Pouring an intriguing pinkish red with a dense, light pink head with excellent retention and nice lacing, this looks great. The nose, OTOH, is a disappointment. A rather enjoyable and intriguing wine character, one that' totally unique in its blend of fruitiness (berries and grapes), vinous character and leather, is present up front before the most boring and generic hop bouquets takes over. Cascade hops with their blend of grapefruit and chalkiness are present and strike a stark, unpleasant contrast to the malt/wine base. Strangely, a touch of sulfur is also present.

The palate is a blend of grapefruit hop flavor and fermentable base. There's plenty of vinous character here, alright - grapes, berries, earth, leather - but it simply doesn't work with either the chalky bitterness of the hops or the high level of carbonation present. Furthermore, the palate is watery, resulting in the beer having a seltzer-like/carbonic acid bitterness. Hop bitterness is low, and the limited flavor is disappointing as well. Medium-light in body, this beer finishes with a blend of sweetness and grapefruit bitterness. Ultimately, an intriguing but failed experiment.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Sixty-One (61) from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 53.9% out of 100 with 2,922 ratings
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