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Sixty-One (61) - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

2,457 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,457
Reviews: 370
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 15.15%
Wants: 54
Gots: 356 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mothman on 03-26-2013)
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Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.96/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Single bottle picked up at Merchant's Fine Wine in Dearborn, MI. I've been getting into red wine recently, so this one certainly piqued my interest.

Poured into my stalwart drinking champion, the Duvel tulip. The wine quality to this brew is evident immediately, as the Sixty-One has a lovely light red wine hue - similar to the colour of a good Pinot Noir. Pour produces a half inch of light pink foam, which recedes into a thick ring with some streaks of lacing.

Interesting nose of grape skins, muskiness, grapefruit, caramel, a bit of chocolate, currant. Swirling this brew is an absolute must. Certainly intriguing, to say the least.

Tasty brew - I'm enjoying this one a great deal. Since it's been quite a long time since I've had a 60 Minute, I'm finding I'm able to enjoy the brew for what it is, rather than as a comparison, which helps a bit. Dry red wine, grapefruit hops, mild black currant and cherry, a touch of yeast, and a dry bitter finish with a hint of pepper, though not as strong as in a bold glass of Syrah. Interesting beer.

This is a brew that I have spent a considerable amount of time sipping in an attempt to pull all the pieces together, and so far the result has been pretty good. There's a lot to pick out here, and so this brew would be both an excellent slow sipper or a fine summer afternoon quaffer. Take your pick. I'd really need to sit this one next to the 60 Minute to see what has been changed or improved between the two, but as it stands I count myself as a fan of the Sixty One.

Photo of Mebuzzard
2.29/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Well, swing and a miss from DFH on this one. Let go of the grape must idea, please.

Pours lovely garnet red, clear and clean. White head with some off pink tinge to it. Nice and thick, rocky

Aroma is stale must, cardboard and dank cherry. Ew

Taste isn't much better. Plastic, some muddled spice and wet cherry. Some hints of biscuit, but the grape must overpowers all. IPA??? Nerp. Hops? Nerp. Balance? Nerp.

Poor excuse for an IPA, while not a horrible beer. Definitely not worth the price

Photo of SHODriver
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured into a pint glass to a light red with a finger and a half of dense slightly pink colored head
S: smells of grapefruity hops with a bit of earthyness and a hint of grapes
T: tastes of the syrah grapes up front and through the middle with some earthyness and a touch of grapefruit. there's a hint of malt sweetness as well. swallow is a little bitterness, some grapefruit and a bit of earthyness
M: medium in the mouth with slightly prickly carbonation and a refreshing finish
O: I must say I don't quite know what to make out of this beer. It still has some nice hoppiness but it also has things going on from the grapes. It's an interesting combination and the flavors play well together. it's interesting, intriguing, not off putting, and flavorful though. It's definitely something different.

Photo of sjones5045
3.84/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours like a beer with the addition of a pink drink. It's a strange color for sure. The smell is, well musty with some hint of fruit. The taste is what you'd expect from Dogfish Head and that is different. It is a tart hoppy blend that leaves the younger with a sparkling wine aftertaste. It is very unique and pretty drinkable. Not in love with it but I did enjoy the originality of it. I'd
drink this again from time to time.

Photo of DudMan
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of OWSLEY069
2.91/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Pours a clean reddish to copper color with an off white head. In the aroma, orange citrus hops with a red wine like presence. In the taste, orange citrus hops, and dry red wine like oakiness, however quite thin and watery. A small hop bite and lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry and watery red wine presence in the aftertaste. Decent flavor if it was not watered down so bad.

Photo of mrskunk
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of BeerShoup
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of SaranacinTexas
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Danobold
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of pault
2/5  rDev -44.9%

Photo of allentownpaguy
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Extrajoker00
4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of Rojopunk
4.31/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - wonderful red amber in color with a surprisingly one finger of light pink head

S - Grapes and red wine. Slightly fruity . The hops are almost non existent

T - Very red wine like with lots of grape hops come through at the end

M- Medium to light body finishes Well and goes down pretty easy.

O - I was so excited to try this beer when it came out . This is probly the best year round offering dogfish head has come out with awhile. This beer comes through with a punch of grape flavor then leads you to a musky wine like taste then lets you have just a bit the hops before it slips away smoothly. There is a .5 increase in alcohol strength but you would never no it . Very drinkable light and full of flavor . Loved this beer

Photo of tigg924
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: purple in color, 1/4 inch head, clear, moderate carbonation

Smell: grapes, wine, and light hops

Taste: grapes, wine, and pale citrus hops

Mouthfeel: light bodied, moderate carbonation, sweet start with a bitter middle and a less bitter end

Overall: A different summer treat. What I would expect as a mix of an ipa and a dry red wine. I would not rush out to get this, but I can see this as a great substitute for wine.

Photo of jsanford
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of spinrsx
3.4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from the Potsdam NY IGA for $3

Appearance - Clear reddish copper colour with a small size fizzy white coloured head with a hint of pink in it. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, caramel, grapes

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel and hops. There is also some grapefruit, grape skins, and a graininess. It ends with a bitter hop and tart grape aftertaste.

Overall - Can't say I've ever had a beer quite like this one.. While I find it interesting, this is definitely not something I'd seek out in the future. It's like a wine cooler meets a IPA. Found myself wishing this was either a 60min or a 90min instead. Still worth trying to see how different/original beer can taste.

Photo of jsurfs82
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Fahz
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of smt
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of frozenjogurt
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of eldiablito
4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of Jwale73
3.31/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz. bottle served in a tulip. Bottled on 2/26/13 indicated on the neck. Pours a coppery brown hue with a slight haze to the clarity and a two-inch, bright white head that slowly collapses into a consistent 1/8th inch cap that coalesces around the shoulders. Thick swaths of lacing coat the glass just above the line of the liquid. Nose expresses grape juice, buttery notes and an herbal/piney character at the back. Taste is a bit strange - a little buttery, a little acidic and some earthiness. Not much of a hops presence. Mouthfeel is light-medium with a prickly carbonation and a slightly watery/oily texture. Overall, not my cup of tea. I was hoping for an interesting hybrid like Noble Rot, but this beer falls short. Maybe it is too far past its prime, but it doesn't even really resemble an IPA.

Photo of ironchefmiyagi13
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of millerbuffoon
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Sixty-One (61) from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 2,457 ratings.