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Sixty-One (61) | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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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.

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Photo of CloudStrife
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip. Bottled on 05/16/13

A: Pours a mostly clear ruby brown with a small white head that has a hint of pink in its hue. Average amount of visible carbonation. A few spots of lacing.

S: More malt than expected for an IPA, dont get me wrong there is still some earthy hops in there. The grape does come through as a musty, wine like tone. Bit of citrus from the hop comes through as well.

T: Interesting flavor going on here, the red wine flavor comes through more than I anticipated. The IPA qualities are a bit subdued and malt seems to be more present. Captures the effect of a dollop of wine poured into a 60 minute.

M: Light to medium body with fairly low carbonation. Dry finish from the grape is reminiscent of a red wine.

Overall an interesting approach on the standard IPA. Leave it to DFH to be continuously pushing the boundaries. May not be one I go back for again but was worth the experience.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of plaid75
3.86/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Sapsuckers, Huntington, NY.

Poured a dark copper and ruby hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured citrus and piney hops with a touch of vinous sourness.

The taste was likewise piney with a wine grape astringency backe by a grainy malt.

The mouthfeel was toward the lighter side of the style.

Overall an interesting IPA. Tasty to boot.

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of cbutova
3.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Might as well give a new DFH 12oz a shot, usually solid enough.

A- Poured from the 12oz bottle into the pint glass with a dark red body. Off-white head foams up to about a finger high and has just decent retention. Small fizzy ring leaves spotty lace here and there.

S- Piney IPA hop backbone with a definite boost of fruit notes. Vinous and dark grape juice notes are very apparent from the addition of Syrah must. This seems to take over more and more with warmth.

T- The Syrah must picks up even more strength here. It lends a pretty big wine feel along with that of grape juice and berries. The IPA backbone is on the other end of the spectrum with citrus, pine and floral notes. Malts and yeast are relatively subdued under these big flavors.

MF- Fizzy and foamy feel to this IPA which has a medium-light consistency overall. Carbonation is moderately high and bitterness from the hops shows in the finish.

A pretty cool experiment overall. The flavors don't meld amazingly but I actually like this a lot more than some of the other edgy DFH beers.

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Photo of Beejay
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: A light orange pink. Very interesting... I have had a few pink beers, and I don't think I was particularly fond of any of them. SOme light pink head on top, full of frog eyes.

S: The first thing that comes out is American style hops. grapefruit, and a hint of tropical fruit flutter towards the nose before the Syrah grape must takes over. Sweet with light berry aromas, and an almost champagne like character. Interesting going between the hops and the wine scents.

T: Big hit from the hops up front, with a berry and crisp finish from the wine must. There is almost a cherry type of tartness that melds into the bitterness, and drops a little almond flavor as it goes. Interesting, but not amazing.

M: Medium bodied, carbonation is right in the middle, the finish is very crisp and dry while the bitterness lingers for a bit. Interesting indeed.

O: An interesting experiment, but not something amazing. Always interesting to see what DFH is coming up with, the beer is an interesting mix of wine and beer, but fails to meet expectations.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Cylinsier
3.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz.

Pours a rosy color, like a white zinfandel, with a bit of fizzy white head that dissipates to nothing relatively quickly.

Smells of grassy malt with some citrusy pine hops and a red wine grape sweetness and tartness.

Tastes of citrus malts and some mild hop bitterness mixed with a red wine tang and a bit of grape juice sweetness.

Medium body with a light fizzy carbonation on the tongue.

This is going to be very divisive. I actually like it okay. It's not great, but it's pretty good. DFH likes to experiment a lot of with wine grapes in their beer, some of those experiments are misses, some are pretty good. This is somewhere in between, but towards the good side. The hoppiness of the the 60 minute IPA keeps it from being to sweet, but the wine character comes through. All in all, worth a try and one of the better experiments from DFH.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Sixty-One (61) from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 2,935 ratings
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