Sixty-One (61) - Dogfish Head Brewery

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

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BA SCORE
83
good

2,718 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,718
Reviews: 434
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.79%
Wants: 69
Gots: 543 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of AlexFreudenberg
4.65/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Underrated beer. The color resembles a white zinfandel and has the hoppiness of an IPA.

Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.99/5  rDev +36.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I really liked this IPA, I´ll buy this everytime I see it in the shelf.

Photo of MaximalC
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a handsome, murky, copper color with an inch of roseate, soapy froth--one of the more distinctive looking IPAs I’ve come across. Very mild aroma carries whiffs of hops and a vague fruitiness, perhaps augmented by the grape must. It’s hard to dissect because it is so faint. Patches of lace cling to the glass as the beer recedes.

The taste is quite intriguing, and dare I say at least as fruity as it is hoppy. It has an almost champagne-like quality to it, both in the taste and in the mouthfeel. The flavors are well integrated, though it’s possible to discern grapes, mild grain husk, peppery hops, noble hops, apple skin, and a touch of caramel as well. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation support the flavor profile well, though the mouthfeel is ever so slightly thin up front.

On the whole, this is a unique beer. I’d never heard of Syrah grape must, but apparently it can work some sweet voodoo in the right context. Don’t let the name fool you; the taste and appearance of Sixty-One are quite different from 60 Minute IPA. This brew works of its own accord, and I enjoyed it even more than I did 60 Minute.

Photo of jmikepool
5/5  rDev +37%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is so damn good

Photo of ChristinaLynn
4.24/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Warm amber color. Very refreshing finish. Love dogfish head's beers.

Photo of MrMeerbill
3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Ok beer very light good in the summer heat

Photo of Dag95
4.18/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Has an almost wine tasty. Grape flavor. Decent

Photo of jzlyo
3.18/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Aroma is bread, grapes and a mild hint of nuttiness. The flavor is malts, citrus, nuttiness, fruit/grapes and a mix of mild heat/tart/slightly bitter in the finish.

Photo of BeerDawgs
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A 12oz bottle bottled 2.2015

L - reddish copper, 1 finger of head and some nice lacing left on the glass

S - A 60 minute with berries...surprise! Smells interesting and inviting

T - Not as good as I was hoping. The berries distract from the beer, not add. Not sure what it is...but they don't mix very well

F - medium body, well carbonated

O - I will pass on getting this one again

Photo of silverking
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A- bright golden with a fluffy, pure white head. Decent head retention and spotty lacing while the head lasts.

S- caramel, malt, pine. Slightly vinous.

T- definitely tasting the grape. Bread, lightly bitter hops. Despite only being 6.5% ABV, I can detect some alcohol. Slightly bitter finish.

M- very carbonated. It foams up the second it hits the tongue. The carbonation is very fine, and not prickly.

O- interesting... There is nothing wrong with this one, it just wasn't as intriguing as I had hoped.

Photo of Tilly
3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours out a red/orange hazy color.
Aromas of wine, grapes, fresh bread and fruit.
Tastes like apple, good hops, pine and must grape (just)
A very exciting mouth feel. The tartness gets you right under the tongue that stays for a while and then I pick up the bitterness in the back of the tongue. Nice carbonation. It's the most exciting thing about this beer.
Interesting beer.

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.

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Sixty-One (61) from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 2,718 ratings.