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Sixty-One (61) - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

2,244 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,244
Reviews: 357
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 15.15%
Wants: 49
Gots: 256 | 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 mfnmbvp
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with bottled on date reading 02/26/2013. Another new beer from Dogfish Head, and excited to have gotten a bottle. I haven't had Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA in a while, so I am going in as unbiased as possible.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours a dark ruby / blood red colored body with a purple hue. Half finger of white fizzing head dissipates into nothingness. Looks like Welch's grape juice concentrate in a glass. Virtually no lacing.

S - Nose is comprised of lightly bitter grapefruit rind hops, and some genuine juicy tart grape smell. Cranberries. Light hops. Nose is pretty underwhelming, though.

T - Light fruity body, tastes like grapes, and has a watered-down red wine like consistency to it. Nice level of carbonation perks up for a second, and then disappears. Slightly tart and acidic, but not overdone.

M - Feel is crisp and tart, with a nicely built body, nice carbonation, lasting fruitiness, and some wine-like complexities.

Overall, I am definitely enjoying this outing from Dogfish Head. Tastes like what I was hoping for from the Dogfish Head Midas Touch, a tasty, tart, grape infused beer/wine hybrid type beast, although there is still room for more complexities in this. Granted, it doesn't resemble any type of an IPA or it's parent beer, the Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA at all, but this is a tasty beer with a high drinkability, and a rewarding 6.50% abv. A Dogfish Head beer that I would happily revisit.

Dogfish Head Sixty-One ---3.5/5

mfnmbvp, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of chippo33
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

chippo33, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of UncleJimbo
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

UncleJimbo, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of BrittEBurke
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

BrittEBurke, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of nmann08
3/5  rDev -17.4%

nmann08, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of tyelton2
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

tyelton2, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of Thedrizzle
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Thedrizzle, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of dsshuck
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

dsshuck, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of mixed_master7
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

mixed_master7, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of Rhettroactive
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Rhettroactive, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of whatname
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

whatname, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of pcguitarwzrd
2.4/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle to snifter.

A: Beautiful maroon color, Fast fading bright white head.

S: Sour and musky. Honestly, not pleasant.

T: Confusing. I'm not really sure what to make of this. Kind of like an IPA, But there are definite sour grape notes.

M: Fairly light, With a red wine like drying feel. Foamy carbonation.

O: My experience with dogfish head is They either hit or miss(The beer is either fantastic or terrible… More often fantastic than terrible). Unfortunately this is the latter. I can see how it might appeal to some people, But it's not doing it for me. The best thing about this beer is the way it looks.

pcguitarwzrd, Apr 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Slikpitt, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of Dirt
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Dirt, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of ms11781
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

ms11781, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of xShoWTeKx
4.5/5  rDev +24%

xShoWTeKx, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of GeoffreyM
4/5  rDev +10.2%

GeoffreyM, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of bostonryan
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

bostonryan, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of dvmin98
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

dvmin98, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of ChrisKayler
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

ChrisKayler, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of pjs234
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

pjs234, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of weonfire
3.2/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A - translucent, pink/light burgundy, 1"+ white/violet large & small bubbled head, patchy lacing

S - Almost a barley wine. Strong dark grape, citrus, pine, malt

T - initial: carmel. citrus, honey. finish: Dry dark grape, bitter (5.5/10) hops

M - medium body, viscosity is low, froth level is also low

O - Exactly what the type says: wine infused IPA...and I dont like it. 60 minute is a very good beer. the dry wine dominates and ruins this. really, ruins it.

weonfire, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of bobhits
1.65/5  rDev -54.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 1.5

Poured into a pint glass the purple hues mixed with golden IPA give this a hybrid of pink and purple. Add in at thin head and a good amount of bubbles and well, I'm not excited already.

A very strong wine like aroma comes through almost instantly. Hops? I mean maybe? I think there's a bit of bitterness but the wine like effect is over powering.

Red wine...hint of bitter...and more red wine.

The only reason this isn't wine is the carbonation and ligher mouth feel. This definitely feels like a nice summer beer. The carbonation a bit sharper than in some of the better IPAs which tend to be a bit more creamy in feel.

This is a complete failure. I really was expecting something interesting and well good. This is drinkable but if this was my 4th beer of the night, i'd be drain pouring it to avoid any extra calories or alcohol.

bobhits, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

DrunkinYogi, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of Hanzo
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Hanzo, Apr 12, 2013
Sixty-One (61) from Dogfish Head Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 2,244 ratings.