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:
2,921
Reviews:
437
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
14.84%
 
 
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83
Gots:
696
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4
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Ratings: 2,921 |  Reviews: 437
Photo of ordybill
3.47/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Pooler, GA. The appearance is a clear mild copper color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is fruit and hops. The taste matches the aroma. An average beer.

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Photo of Narthax
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of j0hnc2468
3.36/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of myveryown
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of gruss004
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CBrodbeck
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aufie
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.61/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pinkish/copper, like a rosee wine; small white head, long lasting; very effervescent; different

Smell: piney hops over sweet malts and grape juice notes, almost like muscadines; smells great

Taste: very dry hoppy start with not a lot of flavor lingering around; much more like a dry red wine than beer to me; not bad, but I expected more malt backbone

Mouthfeel: a bit too zippy with lots of carbonation

Remarks: not bad, but probably wouldn't seek it out again

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Photo of DenisKolkin
3.34/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle served cold into a Mill Street pint glass. Purchased while visiting in the US.

Appearance - Pours a very hazy coppery / red color beer with hint so pink. Small half finger of white head rests on top. Pretty decent retention.

Smell - Some light citrus hops, plenty of grape and a fair amount of caramel malt. Not a lot else, but the way it's put together is reasonably complex. Nice aromas from the bottle though with grape coming through in spades.

Taste - Grape up front then metallic with little hop presence at all. Tastes a little stale and musty. Very moderate bitterness and more sour (probably from the grape).

Mouthfeel - Smooth with a bit of a sticky body and low carbonation.

Overall - Sixty-One isn't a bad beer by any stretch but the lack of hop presence is definitely new to me. Would for this to be more bitter as opposed to flavor-wise approaching a fruit beer.

Edit * - Noticed after the fact that this beer was bottled at the end of 2014. Will attempt to procure a fresher sample since this isn't too fair to the beer. Now, given that it's held up this well after a year an a half, I'm rather impressed.

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Photo of JeffKowalek
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of crimsonfloyd
2.69/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Almost a redwood reddish brown. Smells of musty grapes. Tastes of grapes with a hint of pine. Fairly sugary. Dense with a musty, tangy aftertaste that does not go away. Overall, this tastes like beer mixed with wine, and the parts don't come together in any cohesive way. Will not be having again.

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Photo of ColSanders123
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of colts9016
2.77/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

The beer has a pale reddish tint to it with mahogany, rusty orange, and and amber tints. The clarity of the beer is slightly clear. The head is one finger high with average retention. The head is light tan in color with some foamy and creamy attributes. Overall it is a decent showing.

Nose on the is hoppy, resin, grapefruit, lemons, perfume, pine and resin. Lightly toasted malts and some yeast notes. A subtle hint of fruitiness on the back end.

A hoppy profile but not one I would expect from DFH. The hops is grapefruit, resin pine and floral. It does have a wine characteristic like vinegar. The malt is hidden and barely noticeable .

The mouth feel is astringent, and carbonated.

Overall this beer disappointed me. I think the hop profile and the malt backbone could be something much better. It said and IPA I felt it was a wanna be PA. the grapes came through and gave it a fruity bitterness like vinegar, I am sorely disappointed in DFH. I know they are capable of better.

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Photo of TLA
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrismirons
4.41/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Love the hint of grape. One of my favorite beers. Disappointed to see it has been discontinued.

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Alphamale7
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AD17
3.22/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of IckyT2012
3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of therubicon
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of parris
4.06/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopmeplease
4.35/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Waveoff
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkal13
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Sixty-One (61) from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.64 out of 5 based on 2,921 ratings.
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