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Dogfish Head Announces new year round IPA! Sixty-One.

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by flayedandskinned, Jan 29, 2013.

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  1. JitsuBrew

    JitsuBrew Jan 30, 2013 California
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    That sounds good, can't wait to try it!
  2. CKYnick01

    CKYnick01 Feb 8, 2013 Delaware

    Not disagreeing with you in the least bit, but their test batches sometimes change from what actually gets bottled. So I hope this one will come around, sounds like an interesting Idea. I remember when I tasted the tweason ale test batch they had at the brew pub, it was a totally different flavor then whats for sale now.
  3. KevinGordon

    KevinGordon Dec 16, 2012 North Carolina

    every time I mix beer and wine I have the worst hangover the next day...
    Its a lesson I can't ever learn. After 3 or 4 beers, someone goes "hey want some wine?"
    and instead of remembering the splitting headache and being bedridden until 3pm the next day, I say,
  4. smartassboiler

    smartassboiler Apr 9, 2012 Illinois
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    I wasn't a fan of either DFH Raison D'etre nor Midas Touch as I felt both were just OK, and I'm not a wine fan, but I'll still try this. DFH is one of those breweries that I'll try anything from.
  5. kdb150

    kdb150 Mar 8, 2012 Pennsylvania

    At the brewery this weekend, they had some Bitches Brew aging away in spent Wild Turkey barrels in their wood-aging room. So, the idea is floating around, I guess it's just a matter of it turning out to Sam's liking.

    As for 61, I tried it at the brewpub this weekend. I tried a sample of it on Friday and thought it was really good - the hops come through plenty, while the addition of grape must seems to have thinned it out a bit, and given it a much more palatable mouthfeel than normal 60 Minute has. The vinous notes also mesh pretty well with the base beer.

    I ordered a glass of it Saturday and didn't like it quite as much, but I'd also had a much more palate-wrecking dinner (Mexican including a margarita) before hitting the pub, so this may be why. Nevertheless, it's something that probably won't excite hopheads very much, as the hops don't stand out quite as much, but IMO is a big improvement on 60 Minute and a couple of bottles will probably grace my fridge on a regular basis to be enjoyed when I'm in the mood for it. I also think it would benefit from being served at a much warmer temp than one typically would drink an IPA at.
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  6. tronto

    tronto Dec 22, 2010 Kentucky
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    I wonder if this will be similar to 10-10-10 from stone.
  7. NHbeerfishing

    NHbeerfishing Dec 31, 2012 New Hampshire
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    I just don't understand why people are so excited about Dogfish Head. The sheer number of different styles that they brew is amazing and I will grab a single of any I haven't tried as they become available. None of the ones Ive tried are really that tasty though. I'm a huge ipa/DIPA head and can't find one of the DFH offerings that begin to stack up to offerings from HF, Alchemist, RR, Lawsons, Alpine,Kern, FFF etc... The 60s & 75s are "meh", 90 is boozy, 120 is even worse. What do you guys suggest?
  8. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Jan 27, 2013 Virginia
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    This is what makes any subjective hobby great. We all have different tastebuds and enjoy different things. I am in the boat with you when it comes to cigars and wine. There are so many things that people rave over that I think are, as you said, "meh". To me, DFH is top notch. There isn't much that I dislike, but there are a few (some of the ancients don't work for me). As far as all around flavor, the Palo Santo Marron hits the bullseye for me.
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  9. Kerrie

    Kerrie Aug 24, 2012 Michigan

    I'll try anything once. Waiting for this to hit MI shelves!
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  10. Heady978

    Heady978 Jan 11, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Put barrel aged WWS in bottles and I'll be impressed
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  11. MightyMan

    MightyMan Dec 1, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I'll give it a try and see how it fits in the line up.
    Although this tasting probably had me enough off center for one night. [​IMG]
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  12. maxcoinage

    maxcoinage Apr 6, 2012 Illinois
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    Not a big fan of Midas Touch but pretty much all of the IPAs! I just had 75 minute this past weekend and loved it! Burton Baton is amazing also
  13. LightNFoamy

    LightNFoamy Feb 9, 2013 Minnesota
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    Mikkeller homie
  14. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Jan 1, 2011 California
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    Dont agree at all.
  15. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Jan 27, 2013 Virginia
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    Dogfish Head's Sixty-One was born at the crossroads of serendipity, experimentation and brotherhood.

    Whenever Dogfish Head President Sam Calagione and his neighborhood friends gather for drinks, they give each other a big ol' man-hug and order a round of 60 Minute IPA. A few years ago, Sam also ordered a glass of his favorite red wine and poured a little into each pint of 60 Minute. They all dug the combination of fruity complexity and pungent hoppiness, and the blend became a beloved tradition.

    Sixty-One captures that tradition in a bottle and marries two Dogfish Head innovations: beer/wine hybrids – which Dogfish has focused on for well over a decade with beers like Midas Touch and Raison D'être – and continually-hopped IPAs.

    Four-packs of Sixty-One, which clocks in at 6.5% ABV, will be available four times a year throughout Dogfish Head's 27-state distribution network, pending local approval. We'll start shipping to wholesalers in about a week, so keep your eye on the Fish Finder to see where Sixty-One been delivered.

    Anyone else looking forward to this?
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  16. YamBag

    YamBag Feb 2, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Had this past weekend and it sucked. What a BS story
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  17. Schwantz

    Schwantz Dec 16, 2012 Florida

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    Schwantz Dec 16, 2012 Florida

  19. willbm3

    willbm3 Feb 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    Not really. Doesn't sound like something I'd be interested in, but I'm still going to try it
  20. AndyAvalanche

    AndyAvalanche Jun 16, 2008 Massachusetts

    I'll more than likely try it, but no, I'm not at all excited about it.
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  21. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Jan 27, 2013 Virginia
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    Well that sucks. This is the way I felt about Aprilhop. Just not for me...
  22. Zbyler

    Zbyler Jan 18, 2013 Connecticut

    Doesn't sound appealing. If it's anything like the other beer+wine mixtures I have tried then I will definitely pass.
  23. YamBag

    YamBag Feb 2, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Had it over the weekend and Champale was better than this malternative mess. Can DFH even call themselves a brewery, all they make are off-tasting malternative swill.
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  24. Craftonly23121

    Craftonly23121 Jun 28, 2011 Rhode Island
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    DogFish is easily the best brewery in my opinion. I am also a HUGE ipa/DIPA fan. Surprised you didn't like 120. You should try 75min (great IPA with maple), others I suggest by dogfish are: ApriHop, Black & Blue, Fort, Olde School Barleywine, Indian Brown Ale & Bitches Brew (American Double/Imperial Stout, crazy stuff)
    If you dont like them then you don't but Id be shocked if a fan of ipa/DIPA doesnt like dogfish head. They make amazing brew. Cheers!
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  25. TheGoldsmith

    TheGoldsmith Jan 20, 2013 Missouri

    Their Theobroma uses cocoa from a Springfield, MO company (Askinosie Chocolate) and we still can't get anything here!
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  26. RblWthACoz

    RblWthACoz Aug 19, 2006 Pennsylvania

    I have tried several beers using grapes and enjoyed each one. Cantillon Saint Lamvinus is one of my favorite beers of all time. Framboise Noire by Draai Laag, which I had recently, was quite good as well. I know there are others I have had that are escaping my memory at the moment.

    I hope you get to try something like it soon.
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  27. YamBag

    YamBag Feb 2, 2007 Pennsylvania

    I have yet to have a single beer from DFH that IMO even resembles an IPA. Their beer all taste like residual bitter strong ales.
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  28. mporter13

    mporter13 Jul 13, 2011 Oregon

    So true. I wish we would stop being so fast to put creative ideas down for being gimmicky. This is the kind of stuff that makes craft beer fun and exciting! Rogue on the other hand...
  29. YamBag

    YamBag Feb 2, 2007 Pennsylvania

    What DFH does is not creative for the sake of beer, it is all for marketing and to make up for the lack of brewing skill. DFH is pure garbage.
  30. Frankinstiener

    Frankinstiener Jul 28, 2009 Illinois
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    Looks like a gimmicky, overpriced 4 pack. But, If I can't find it on draft I'll probably have to buy one and try it once. Every DFH brew besides 60 minute has been one and done for me. Seems like they are forcing it with a lot of their brews and trying to be different for the sake of being different. They seem like the hipsters of the craft beer industry, different, but rarely (if ever) in a good way.
  31. Giovannilucano

    Giovannilucano Feb 24, 2011 Wyoming

    Yes, I am! I am right along with ya! I see how Sam is incorporating that part of his Italian heritage which is known for wine, along with his personal love of beer. With this too, he is the one brave enough to have worked with the Italian brew masters, which alone he can be criticized for. I am looking forward to this next evolution of beer and wine hybrid.
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  32. Smitty1988

    Smitty1988 Oct 16, 2012 Arizona
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    DFH has the same Yeast profile in most of thier beers in my opinion, which makes taste between 60,75,90 hard to differentiate. I do like all of them though, including the boozy-ness of the 90-120. Arrogant bastard Ale has that profile of boozyness, but it works. I guess you just have to drink what suites you. If Im in the mood for an IPA, I dont drink DFH, I have to be in the mood for a DFH. Cause they are not like other "IPA's"
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  33. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Jan 27, 2013 Virginia
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    I think this is exactly what they were trying to accomplish.
  34. FrankH

    FrankH Mar 6, 2013 New Jersey
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    Will be nice to have another year round option
  35. beerassociate

    beerassociate Apr 21, 2011 New Jersey

    I've gotta say the only beers I've had from DFH that I loved were bitches brew, 60 min, and Raison. Everything else kinda tastes the same after mixing so much spice into all their beers....I can't say I see this 61 being good, but I'm always down to give it a go. I'm hoping to be pleasantly suprised!
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  36. twenty5

    twenty5 May 15, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    I tried both the test batch on draft and the bottled version last weekend. I enjoyed both of them. I think it is a great beer to get some more wives and girlfriends involved in craft beers. Its worth a try.
  37. imbrue001

    imbrue001 Aug 6, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Not interested unless it comes in 7-packs
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  38. kdb150

    kdb150 Mar 8, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I'd be interested to know if you've ever tried an aged World Wide Stout. It is a truly sublime beer experience that couldn't be made by someone with a lack of brewing skill. I think the problem is your lack of familiarity with their products, not their lack of brewing skill.
  39. BB1313

    BB1313 Jul 16, 2009 Ohio

    DFH has always made awesome beers.. never understood the hate.. one day they just became "not cool" to some, but to each their own. Not every beer is a homerun and there's a couple I dislike, but they definitely have way more hits than misses. I'm not even going to list all of the beers I love from them..

    That being said I've been looking forward to trying this one, we'll see how it goes..
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