Sixty-One (61) - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Sixty-One (61)Sixty-One (61)

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BA SCORE
83
good

2,681 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,681
Reviews: 423
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.79%
Wants: 68
Gots: 519 | FT: 3
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: 2,681 | Reviews: 423
Photo of TheMarkE
4.02/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Cloudy golden orange with a very good head of foam, good lacing, and aggressive carbonation.

Smell: Pine, hops, sweet malts, and red wine.

Taste: Pine, sweet malts, and red wine.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and dry, with a tart grape finish.

The Verdict: Delicious. Most brewers who try to blend beer and wine create an evil tasting monster, but Dogfish Head has discovered the secret to it with both this and and Midas Touch. Nicely balanced and very tasty.

Photo of treeslothguy
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

In my opinion this is not an ipa so my review was for an ipa. This isn't a bad beer per say it's just not in the ipa category

Photo of hoagzzz
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good, not great, some benefit of the doubt here as I've had several high-powered beers before this one.

Photo of cambabeer
4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I actually think this stuff is under-rated on here. I got a growler fill with it. Great look, reddish pink notes with completely white head. Nice drinkablility and body, the grape must flavor provides a nice tartness.

Photo of JeffBlue
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

(12oz bottle) a strangely decent beer but not an IPA. Probably wont try again though.

Photo of DoctoR_B
4.57/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My favourite IPA in the wee months of summer. Reminiscent of a warm sunset on a Tuesday.

Photo of mchegash
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance - 3.75/5
A nice lighter red orange, a typical level of head, fairly clear, but some haziness. Carbonation seems about average.

Smell - 3.75/5
Grapes (beer brewed with Syrah grape must), light pine hoppiness. Slight sweetness to the aroma.

Taste - 4/5
Taste pretty similar to the smell. A good light pine hoppiness with a subtle yet very present grape flavor. The grape aspect reminds me of DFH's Midas Touch, though the grape flavor is different, and Midas Touch is much more grapey. I do really like the taste. It's not super bitter nor extremely hoppy, and the grape twist makes things interesting. Personally, I wish the grape was a little more pronounced, but besides that I have no big complaints about the taste. Very light level of sweetness.

Mouthfeel - 4.25/5
Very crisp, a medium-high amount of medium intensity carbonation. In between light and medium bodied.

Overall - 4/5
Overall this was a great IPA, especially for someone that isn't a super hop-head. If you like beers with grape flavors this is definitely a good one to try.

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

Pinkish amber with barely any head. Berries, piney hops, and cereal grain. I like the mixture of the grape with the grassy and piney hops. Not too crazy about the malt and yeast. Almost a vegetal quality. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with some prickly carbonation. Overall an interesting beer, but there's something about DFHs house taste that I can't get into.

Photo of modidia
4.11/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very good beer, not too hoppy and I subtle fruit finish..Very very good

Photo of funkydrumma
3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Interesting how the wine and hop flavors play together. I'd agree with most of the reviews on here. Worth a try but not my favorite.

Photo of ArchimedesSox
4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Clear ruby red color with large 1.5 inch white head with large bubbles that dissipate slowly, good lacing

S: Mostly red wine, Im thinking cabernet sauvignon, with some hops in the background

T: The red wine taste is the dominant player, I get a little malty sweetness and some hops but they are background flavors

M: Very interesting, your mind is thinking wine and you get the dryness but the carbonation of beer.

O: Good beer. This is a very nice pairing of two classic drinks. I am eager to explore the food pairings with this one.

Photo of jcruelty
2.85/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Don't love it. It's funny, before I came here to see the BA score I guessed: 83. Dead on!

Photo of DerekCarruth
2.81/5  rDev -23%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I like 60 Minute. This is NOT 60 Minite.

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.

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Sixty-One (61) from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 2,681 ratings.