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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.

Added by MikeRoni on 02-01-2013

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Ratings: 2,927 |  Reviews: 438
Photo of OWSLEY069
2.98/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Pours a clean reddish to copper color with an off white head. In the aroma, orange citrus hops with a red wine like presence. In the taste, orange citrus hops, and dry red wine like oakiness, however quite thin and watery. A small hop bite and lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry and watery red wine presence in the aftertaste. Decent flavor if it was not watered down so bad.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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2/5  rDev -45.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Extrajoker00
4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

Photo of Rojopunk
4.31/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - wonderful red amber in color with a surprisingly one finger of light pink head

S - Grapes and red wine. Slightly fruity . The hops are almost non existent

T - Very red wine like with lots of grape hops come through at the end

M- Medium to light body finishes Well and goes down pretty easy.

O - I was so excited to try this beer when it came out . This is probly the best year round offering dogfish head has come out with awhile. This beer comes through with a punch of grape flavor then leads you to a musky wine like taste then lets you have just a bit the hops before it slips away smoothly. There is a .5 increase in alcohol strength but you would never no it . Very drinkable light and full of flavor . Loved this beer

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Photo of tigg924
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: purple in color, 1/4 inch head, clear, moderate carbonation

Smell: grapes, wine, and light hops

Taste: grapes, wine, and pale citrus hops

Mouthfeel: light bodied, moderate carbonation, sweet start with a bitter middle and a less bitter end

Overall: A different summer treat. What I would expect as a mix of an ipa and a dry red wine. I would not rush out to get this, but I can see this as a great substitute for wine.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of spinrsx
3.42/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from the Potsdam NY IGA for $3

Appearance - Clear reddish copper colour with a small size fizzy white coloured head with a hint of pink in it. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, caramel, grapes

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel and hops. There is also some grapefruit, grape skins, and a graininess. It ends with a bitter hop and tart grape aftertaste.

Overall - Can't say I've ever had a beer quite like this one.. While I find it interesting, this is definitely not something I'd seek out in the future. It's like a wine cooler meets a IPA. Found myself wishing this was either a 60min or a 90min instead. Still worth trying to see how different/original beer can taste.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

Photo of Jwale73
3.32/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz. bottle served in a tulip. Bottled on 2/26/13 indicated on the neck. Pours a coppery brown hue with a slight haze to the clarity and a two-inch, bright white head that slowly collapses into a consistent 1/8th inch cap that coalesces around the shoulders. Thick swaths of lacing coat the glass just above the line of the liquid. Nose expresses grape juice, buttery notes and an herbal/piney character at the back. Taste is a bit strange - a little buttery, a little acidic and some earthiness. Not much of a hops presence. Mouthfeel is light-medium with a prickly carbonation and a slightly watery/oily texture. Overall, not my cup of tea. I was hoping for an interesting hybrid like Noble Rot, but this beer falls short. Maybe it is too far past its prime, but it doesn't even really resemble an IPA.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.98/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a light salmon-tinged amber with a thin, creamy pinkish white head that quickly recedes, leaving a thin ring of lace around the sides of the glass.

S: Subtler than many IPAs, delicate aromas of Syrah, biscuit, caramel, and citrus take some time to reveal themselves.

T: Notes of Syrah, oak, cedar, lemon, lime, bitter orange, herbs, juniper berry, pine, and spruce are underscored by delicate flavors of buttered toast, biscuit, caramel, and heavy cream. The finish is complex and resinous with lemon, lime, bitter orange, juniper, pine, spruce, and cedar gradually giving way to toast, biscuit, Syrah, and oak flavors. Really nicely layered.

M: On the fuller side of medium and a bit sticky. Firm, crisp carbonation cuts through the stickiness to a degree, causing this beer to gradually dry out toward the finish. Filling, but not overly bloating, this ale has the perfect amount of malt heft for me.

O: A really nicely executed experimental brew. In all honesty, I'm kind of surprised that the average review on this site sits around 3.50 because this ale is flavorful, but also incredibly well balanced. My only complaint is that the aroma could be a little stronger and a little more complex. If you, like me, are an odd bird and think the idea of Syrah and IPA together sounds both natural and incredible, then give this one a go. It's worth it.

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2/5  rDev -45.2%

Sixty-One (61) from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 2,927 ratings
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