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Sixty-One (61) - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

2,637 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,637
Reviews: 409
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 15.07%
Wants: 66
Gots: 484 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MikeRoni on 02-01-2013

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Ratings: 2,637 | Reviews: 409
Photo of Brittian
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

I was actually a bit disappointed I expected much more for what it is. Great ipa though.

Photo of MattR2014
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Little too much grape n not enough hops for me. Had out of 12oz bottle. I'm glad I tried but wouldn't seek this beer out

Photo of Nostrand41
4.63/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of my favorite beers!

Photo of Awolter
4.47/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Overall really enjoy this, perhaps more than 60 minute itself.

Photo of ManBearPat
4.45/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Cool beer idea.. well executed

Photo of boilermakerbrew
3.66/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an amber color in body that leans strongly towards rose, I'm thinking an IPA with a drop of red dye mixed in. A medium, three finger head forms and retains very well, leaving a good amount of lacing as you drink. The scent on this one is an odd mixture of hoppy IPA and semi-dry red wine. There are both good doses of citrus hops and dark red fruited and spicy wine notes. Overall, the smell is just....odd to me.

The taste hits up front with semi-bitter hops that display a moderate bit of hops bitterness that leans towards the floral flavor side. The Syrah flavors kick in next, with a good bit of dark, red fruit. The cherry and other fruit flavors move into a bitter of peppery spice flavor and by the end of the drink, it kind of feels like you're drinking a carbonated red wine. The beer is rather smooth and drinks a little thicker than an IPA would.

Overall, this beer is a very unique offering and would offer a great drinking experience to a wine drinker. Luckily, I have picked up a taste for red wine lately, and this beer does a good job of being both IPA-like and wine-like.

Photo of FaradayUncaged
4.02/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As a huge fan of Syrah, this one piqued my interest. When colder, at a "proper" IPA temperature, the dryness supplied by the Syrah grapes is a bit overpowering. Allow to warm to near room temperature and this one becomes quite nice. Pours a beautiful light ruby with light, white head that retains a ring around the glass even while warming and sitting for quite a long time. Overall a nice, crisp - finishing surprise.

Photo of asubers
4.73/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Only had this beer once since it's hard to find but its amazing

Photo of majorbase2
3.51/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark amber with a small foam head that recedes almost immediately, leaving a thin, uneven white head with lacing around the edges.

Not much going on in the aroma. Grape is most noticeable. Raspberry.

Taste follows the nose. Grape comes on rather strong. Really has more of a grape juice/red wine taste to it. A little bit of cherry, possibly some fig. Some light malty notes. A little bit of sourness. Honestly there's just very little going on in the taste here.

Medium bodied. Good carbonation. Goes down a bit sticky, but easily downable.

An interesting brew by DFH, but not one of their better ones. Worth a try, but not worth revisiting.

Photo of tekstr1der
3.64/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Reddish pour with little head. Some citrus and vino in the nose. Mild bitterness, with wine notes in the front. Not very notable finish - could be a little crisper/cleaner. It's okay.

Photo of TheSupremeAJ
4.59/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a wonderful beer that doesn't fit into a particular standardized category... Dogfish Head did an excellent job pioneering something enjoyable, different, and unique when their competitors haven't

Photo of Moose90
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into 16oz snifter
"Bottled on 05/22/14 1829"
Tasted on 03/02/15 let's see how this is with some age on it

A – Woah purple! Head is tall and bright white, thins to a cap and leaves clingy patchy lacing behind. Crazy color on this one.

S – Red grape must, floral notes, and quite sweet.

T – Light pale crystal malt notes, hoppy, though it is dominated by notes of grape must, red wine qualities, comes across like a blanc de noirs in some sense.

M – Champagne like again, very light, crisp and effervescent.

O – Crazy and unexpected, wine notes are not overly dominant but are very apparent. Nicely balanced and very good overall.

Photo of AlvaroPadilla
4.87/5  rDev +33.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The color, the smell, the taste, its all perfect.

Photo of bmeGT
1/5  rDev -72.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

It tasted like it would give me bad breath.

Photo of SierraFlight
3.37/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

On tap at DFH Fairfax. Clear copper with purplish thin head. Definitely get the grapes on the nose with some malt and earthy hop character. Some sour grape skin flavor with the typical 60 minute malt sweetness and hop bitterness. Soft carbonation, medium bodied, dry finish.

Photo of BryanFlaherty
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great tasty beer. Lots of fruity flavors.

Photo of leantom
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Decided to purchase a gimmicky beer this weekend. Here goes:

L: Nothing great. Small head that immediately disappears (interesting color, though), no lacing. Raspberry-colored, clear, good carbonation.

S: Good. Grapes, raspberries, some pine from the hops.

T: Just OK. Grapey, cherry flavor; rather spritzy. Some pine and grapefruit from the hops. Kind of funky.

F: Well-carbonated but nothing special.

O: OK beer. Would not purchase again, however.

Photo of MNJR
3.16/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This stuff is expensive, and not really worth the price. I'm sure the brewing and ingredients are "worth it" but the taste is a little poor. It has a weird color of half amber ale and half pink lemonade. It smells a little medicine-y and sour. Decent mouth feel and body, but the taste is basically an unremarkable IPA with a couple of drops of Robitussin in it. Sorry, not a winner from Dogfish Head. Not undrinkable, and if you put forth some effort it is sort of interesting, but it never rises to being very good.

Photo of Goflyskipper
4.38/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Surprised how nice the taste Would buy again

Photo of Coffdaddy
4.54/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great beer. Takes a truly fantastic beer -- 60 minute IPA and elevates it to a whole new level. A must try.

Photo of Bosoxbennie
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this is a perfect mix

Photo of njtmayhem
4.76/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Well if you ever wondered what would happen if you topped off your 60 min with some wine here ya go. Its wonderful, perfect with some food or after as dessert.

Photo of EFitzsimmons
3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Orange-red solid looking beer. Light carbonated head that fades to just a light rim around the sides rather quickly.

Malt, citrus, and the Syrah scent comes through pretty clear as well. Nothing too strong here.

Fresh citrus bitter to start, then a slightly sweet grape flavor along with a bit of sour to it. Interesting and enjoyable.

Mostly this beer stays on the lips and towards the front part of your mouth. The carbonation is refreshing and matches the flavor pretty well.

Photo of BeerNW
2.68/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Did not care for this one. The grape smell is a bit offputting and felt like this was just a subpar IPA. Dont mind the attempt but was not my favorite.

Photo of CJNAPS
4.52/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Loved the Syrah grape must with an IPA

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Sixty-One (61) from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 2,637 ratings.