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Sixty-One (61) - Dogfish Head Brewery

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2,576 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,576
Reviews: 398
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 15.11%
Wants: 61
Gots: 443 | FT: 4
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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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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 05/16/13. Poured in to tulip.

A - Pale grape/purple colour with two fingers of dirty white head (with a grape tinge).

S - Grape notes mixed with pine and some caramel sweetness.

T - Grape musk up front with a good bitterness and lighter pine notes. The grape is very dominant and seems to flush out the natural flavour profile from the hops, making this a fairly one dimensional beer.

M - Medium body. Somewhat creamy. Light carbonation.

Photo of WoodBrew
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I have had beers brewed with wine grapes before and it is an interesting hybrid....neat to try, but more than one, for me would be tough. This beer poured a brown with violet hue. The head was slightly purplish and did not lace. The smell had bitter hops and slight essence of wine. The taste was very bitter from start to finish. Toward the end you could taste a dry wine like flare. The mouthfeel was medium in body with ok carbonation. Overall it was neat to try, but so many other awesome offerings from DFH....I would choose them over this.

Photo of cxr1037
4.13/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased from Vendome in Fullerton.

a - a centimeter of head sits on top a warm, dark red-orange body, reminiscent of wine.

s - the syrah comes through immediately. not much of the typical IPA smell at all. after a moment, however, i think the IPA aromas mix with the syrah to make something that smells similar to cherry cola. There's also an odd perfume-like fragrance in there that i can't figure out.

t - a weird clash of flavors. not bad, just...strange. like on the nose, the syrah comes through strongly. i like syrah, so this is pleasing. but as time drifts by it starts to get a strange bitterness from what i assume are the hops. the cherry cola taste is also in there.

m - perfectly carbonated. very refreshing to me right now (which i wasn't expecting due to the appearance. the hops and wine leave a mild, fruity bitterness in my mouth. pleasant.

o - i am still enjoying this beer as i type. i think it's gotten better as it's warmed up a little bit. all in all, a neat experiment and something i would buy again, especially for drinking on warm evenings.

Photo of tgeorgf
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of andrewjraab
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours what looks to be purple as it is coming out of the bottle, but to my surprise when I looked at it in the glass it had an brown tone with good clarity. The head still held some purple / reddish tint in it. Excellent head retention and webbing during the drink. The head has a sparkle to it when viewed on the glass with light in the background.

S - The grape / fruity smell takes center stage in the nose. Some pine and citrus notes in the back end.

T - Muted and toned down IPA characteristics blended with some grape / fruity and citrus. A bit drying finish to this brew.

O - Balanced but overall a toned down version of what I love in an IPA. This is solid and a nice one off of the normal IPA line. A refreshing brew.

Photo of Jade
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of sinstaineddemon
4.18/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - this infused DFH brew pours a surprisingly red color, still mostly brown, but huge red highlights. The pour wells up two fingers of white head that slowly fades a tan film across the beer. Copious amounts of carbonation stream up the glass.

S - The aroma alludes to a well blended beer. The hop profile is prevalent in true DFH fashion. Pine and citrus aromas share the scene with a definite dry champagne grape aroma.

T - Does not taste like Sixty Minute with an extra minute and grape must added. It is blended seamlessly. A dry, champagne-y fruitiness is intertwined with the hop bittersweet-ness. If I didn't know that it was grapes I wouldn't pick that out. The dryness would be a hint, but there's a slight strawberry quality also.

M&D&O - well crafted, layered, blended. A nice brew for the summertime. Not sure if I would pick this over 60, 90, or 120 minute at the store.

Photo of SarcasticAaron
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of schoolboy
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wow. This is another interesting brew from Dogfish Head. I had a Midas earlier, and that's an old favorite, but this is new to me.

It's basically an unusual ale with a lot of grape flavor. It has a cool, unusual purple color. The head is thin but lace is very nice.

The taste immediately lets you know that this is special. Special plus grape. It isn't really sweet. It is an interesting balance.

The aftertaste is truly unique. Grape!

I will add this to my list of go-to interesting brews. I like Midas better, but it is a completely different animal.

Photo of cosmicevan
3.27/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

picked up locally, enjoyed from a DFH snifter.

brew poured a semi transparent ruby with a pinkish head. interesting look for an ipa, but attractive, none-the-less. the smell is also quite interesting, but this is DFH so lets say off centered. the grape must comes through in a fairly big way. taste is more of the same. very syrah with almost a pale ale underneath. this gives the beer an almost fruit beer kind of vibe. the feel is fairly malty and almost a bit lagery or even marzen with the aftervibe. i like it, don't love it. i'll enjoy my 4 pack but probably won't seek this one out again...but also wouldn't shy away from it. decent beer, but not if you are looking for an ipa.

Photo of Jimmys
3.36/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. bottled on: 05/10/13.

A: pours a light shade of pink. looks red, almost copper in the glass. nevermind, this is pink. big frothy white head. rim retention, mild lacing.

S: aroma starts hoppy. hops resins and pine jumps out at first. certainly can smell the wine must as well. as the aroma develops these two seem to battle a bit more.

T: certainly get plenty of syrah grape must. sweet Jesus, tastes like some seltzer water was blended with red wine. aka a wine spritzer of the rarest kind. hop bitterness comes through in the finish, a little.

M: average carb on a medium body.

D: certainly unlike any brew I have had before and while I appreciate this, I think this could use some tweaking. what that is, im not even sure. maybe dial up the IPA and dial back the must? yeah, that would probably be my best idea. thanks for trying DFH!

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of HopsMatt
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of notchucknorris
3.61/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a purple-ish red color with a half finger white head with a tinge of purple to it.

S: Grape lady taffy, candied grapefruit, syrah, musty oak and some cotton candy.

T: Kind of a strange blend of lemon, hops and wine. Hops come off a bit citrusy, but the sweetness of the wine keeps holding them down. Hints of bready malt as well. A lingering kind of off sourness throughout. An interesting experiment, but I don't know if this one really works.

Photo of VTHeady
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of madwookiee
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of mactrail
3.31/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Another head-scratcher from the mad scientists at DFH. I find it hard to put the pieces of this together. Attractive orangey pink color, like a rose wine. Fizzy, club soda taste.

Fruity hint but with most of the sweetness boiled out, leaving a syrupy residue. A dry sensation that keeps getting drier. Herbal bitterness that latches on like a bulldog, but lacking in any normal kind of IPA hoppiness. Beery but tart, like old fermented apple cider mixed in. Best feature is the sparkly mouthfeel.

Overall this is more like a dry saison, a beer for Lenten repentance. From the 12 oz bottle bought at Liticker's Liquor in San Diego.

Sixty-One (61) from Dogfish Head Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 2,576 ratings.