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Sixty-One (61) - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

2,570 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,570
Reviews: 396
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 15.11%
Wants: 61
Gots: 439 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mothman on 03-26-2013

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a shaker pint glass at Bigby's Pour House.

Now, if only Sam and his folks will brew an IPA for every minute between 0 and 120... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear sunset amber topped by a finger of lightly-glowing off-cream foam. The nose comprises sweet caramel, grass, pine resin, and a very light twinge of menthol in the background. The taste brings in more of the same, with no menthol character, but with a balance that would inspire envy in any brewer. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, a pretty nice IPA, one showcasing the beauty of balance without sacrificing a strong hop character.

Photo of rodlavers
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

First time having this. Bottled 5/10/13.

First thing I can say is that 61 minute is a really interesting beer. Initially, the pour made me think of a Belgian Tripel or Quad in appearance: it's got this dark fruit red color, with a bright white head that starts out less than a finger but sticks around for the entirety of the experience. EXCEPT, it's pretty transparent and holds light really well. Nothing too special about the smell, considering this is an IPA. It's definitely "musty" but subdued; sour and tart aromas are so present. Taste is really interesting as well. It has that fruity musty character to it, a little sour and sweet. It doesn't really taste like an IPA. Mouthfeel is a little biting at first, but mellows and smooths as it warms up. Super drinkable. Overall this is really unique beer, so glad I have three left to enjoy. Not what I was expecting.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.17/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

5/16/13 bottling date, 3 wks old
The beer pours an impressive looking, clear crimson/rusty brown with 1/2 an inch of a bleach white head that laces. The nose is interesting, a pungent interplay between grapes and hops, predominantly a slightly tart, grape seed, vinous sweetness and tropical fruits put off by the continually-hopped base beer. The taste presents the same interesting grape-IPA harmony, subtle yet distinct, but more of the yeast cuts through adding complexity and depth. Sweetness upfront, a solidly medium body, slightly tart, vinous, and semi-dry finish, no booze, very drinkable. I do enjoy the combination, more so using the IPA-base compared to the saison base because of the interesting character the hops add. I'd say it's worth a try for most IPA/hybrid-beer lovers and I'd definitely try this beer again.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

if this is the regular 60 with grape must added, I think its a great failure, as the hops don't come through this really at all. if it is a new beer wine hybrid with a misleading name, I think its pretty good when compared to the field. it pours a pink tinted copper color, clear as day, with a half inch of bone white airy fizz. the nose is more wine than grapes, with some tannic properties that don't totally jive with the hops. the hops seem scaled way back, or less fresh or something. 60 minute is one of the great American india pales, and this makes it seem so average somehow. the flavors really do work pretty well though, with the fruity grape must sticking to the sweeter malt and developing nicely. I just wish I got more hop bitterness and flavor out of this towards the finish, but it just isn't there. I don't know how, but they killed that part of it with the grape must. lighter in body than expected, with enough carbonation and a sweet dry finish, which is an interesting twist to al already out there brew. not my favorite, but like all dogfish head beers, it is well made and worth a try.

Sixty-One (61) from Dogfish Head Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 2,570 ratings.