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Sixty-One (61) - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
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2,618 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2,618
Reviews: 406
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 15.11%
Wants: 66
Gots: 472 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: MikeRoni on 02-01-2013

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Ratings: 2,618 | Reviews: 406
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%

Photo of CaptDavyJones
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!

Photo of CMalenda
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of ciconiiformyouth
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of billbeers
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of pajonkunz
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Brewman123
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of HopsMatt
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of zestar
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.

Photo of GuinnessAtRogerWilco
3.42/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a Stella chalice.

AP: Colour looks like the inside of a plum, light purple/red. Head was creamy white with some pinkish hues, started 1" think then fizzled down to 1/4". Decent lacing when the glass is tilted.
AR: Grapes and hops mostly. Some cereal and cracker malts. I'm just not getting much in the nose.
T: It's not bad but it's nothing extraordinary either. Lots of wine grape in the taste, but very thin compared to a wine. Citrus (light grapefruit, lemon, tangerine) from the hops and the cereal/cracker malts for balance. That's about it as the grape flavour is like throwing a blanket over the other tastes.
M: Decent body, not too thin with moderate carbonation, nice off dry finish.
OV: Honestly, I was expecting more from this beer. As I said above, it's like the grape flavour just throws a blanket over the other flavours, muting them. It's decent if you like wine grape taste, but it needs the other flavours to stand out more and blend with balance.

Photo of Lukass
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of bboymouse
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of VernonBaxter
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of vfgccp
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of morebeergood
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of scottfrie
3.86/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into SN IPA glass. Bottled 2/2013.

A: Pours an interesting shade of pink, reminiscent of pink grapefruit, rose wine or watered down cranberry juice. Head is just a shade pink of white, and huge, fluffy and very bubbly. Head slowly faded into rocky chunks of lace. Great long lasting head retention.
S: Citrus grapefruit hops, lemon zest, and vinous grape must. Leafy, with dominant citrus pith.
T: A clean ipa with a splash of dry vinous grape. Citrus hops, cracker malt and a splash of slightly sweet red grape juice work well together. Lightly bitter finish with notes of biscuit malt and caramel. Drying, vinous, and lightly tart aftertaste. Hops are there but toned down by the wine grapes.
M: Airy carbonation, medium-full body and a drying, sweet, and tart mouthfeel. Slick on the tongue with a tart tannic grape skin aftertaste.
O: Definitely unique and interesting. Not a good way to get a hop fix but a refreshing beer that I'd enjoy now and again. Gotta be in the mood for grapes though. Cheers

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Sixty-One (61) from Dogfish Head Brewery
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