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Sixty-One (61) - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Reviews: 418
Hads: 2,829
Avg: 3.64
pDev: 38.74%
Wants: 75
Gots: 624 | 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

A continually-hopped IPA brewed with Syrah grape must.
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Reviews: 418 | Hads: 2,829
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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Photo of Greywulfken
3.92/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: cabernet sauvignon with bubbles streaming from the bottom of my tulip; ivory head about a finger thick left some lace arms in the glass; white fizzy head persisted

S: some fruity/wine-like aromas, sweet and tart suggestions, almosty yeasty brighness

T: a nice wine-beer hybrid for sure - I was leery as I suspected it might be too sweet, but they went in another direction here, and produced a winey, delicate tasting drink with flavors of aged red grapes, musky hops, and subtle malts; tart

M: light, fizzy, sparkly - due to ample carbonation, and with a dry finish that is alternately tart and bitter

O: I was pleasantly surprised here - not a beer I'd drink as a go-to, but for the experience and creativity? Hell, yeah. Very appealing, successful rendition from the masters of the experimental beer, Dogfish Head.

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle served in a pint glass.

L - chill hazed red/amber color with a pink/white head that left a few spots of lacing.

S - berries, earthiness and a hint of citrus.

T - the grape flavor starts things off being met with sweet malt and finishing a bit tart with a mix of sour berries and lemon zest.

F - medium bodied, it's got good carbonation and a crisp feel.

O - worth a try but not a beer I'd drink more than one of in a session.

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Photo of MadScientist
4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

A: A light cooper beer with a red hue and good clarity. Produces a good head stand on the pour with a long lasting off-white head of rocky bubbles.

S: A medium citrus hops aroma with a fruity and diacetyl fermentation character from the yeast. There is something else in there that doesn't make sense until you take a sip, even then I don't call.

T: A nice hops bitterness blends with a jammy, red fruit flavor and citrus hops. There is a good balance of malt to counter the moderately strong bitterness leaving a balance that is fairly bitter. The finish is off-dry and the aftertaste is of citrus hops, some bitterness and a lingering red wine like finish. It confuses the palate in a good way.

M: A fantastic, fresh sort of creaminess with moderately strong carbonation on a medium bodied beer. Some light slickness on the palate.

O: A good IPA with fruit inclinations. Did someone use Ringwood Ale yeast, I've thought this yeast need more a a diacetyl coma than a rest but it totally works here. A bit overpowering at first but it sort of works together after a few sips. If you haven't had it's worth picking up.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.39/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a reddish hued orange color with a pink tinted head of about 1.5 fingers. The head has a decent level of retention fading to leave a moderate level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell- The aroma is of a red wine grapiness with some aromas of malt and a moderate amount of citrus hop. Along with the grape aroma so too comes a bit of mustiness as well as a more tannin like smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a moderate showing of a red wine like flavor with this flavor growing stronger throughout the taste. Mixed with the wine upfront are some flavors of a bready malt and a bit of caramel. Hop flavors of a mainly citrus nature start coming to the tongue more toward the middle of the taste. They are joined by a light pine hop taste more toward the end. Although there is a presence of both citrus and pine hop, they remain rather light in comparison to the wine flavor which becomes more tannin in flavor at the end.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was on the average side in terms of thickness with a carbonation level that was rather average as well. A slightly thinner body may have been slightly more appropriate of the wine characteristics making it slightly easier to drink.

Overall – Not really my thing. Too much red wine like, not quite enough hop for an IPA and a little confusing tasting. Worth a try, but not one I would go back to on any real occasion.

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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.

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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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Photo of ThePorterSorter
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.

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Photo of Jadjunk
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"The continually-hopped India Pale Ale brewed with Syrah grape must." Brewed in the style of an American IPA with fruit notes added. Bottled on 02/26/13. Despite being listed on Dogfish Head's Year Round chart, it was slated to be released in limited batches biannually. I still found dozens of bottles floating around a single bottles store in Decatur recently, but haven't had much luck anywhere else.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to the Dogfish Head signature glass. Served north of 53º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a frothy pink-tinged white head over a bold red-orange body, moderate haze and ample carbonation. Retention is slightly above average, lacing is medium and clingy. There's a lot of unique coloration in this beer that could only come from the hue of Syrah grapes. It makes for an interesting, but overall enjoyable visual experience. 3.5

(Smell) Syrah tartness leads the aroma with a mild mustiness and a squeeze of sweet grape fruit. Underneath are fainter hints of caramel malt, dominated notes of citrus and resinous hops. The grape must leads the aroma of this beer despite being very enjoyable and inviting on its own. A curious additive. 3.5

(Taste) The mouth is much better balanced than the aroma, with moderate IPA character- expect citrusy and resinous hop characters with a base of grape character, slightly less sweet with a slightly puckering raw rind character that curiously amplifies the hop bitterness. Expect a shallow caramel syrup malt base with a touch of graininess to it. The balance is slightly less sweet than it is tart & bitter- an expectation for the style, but a touch of residual sugar wouldn't have harmed the flavor any. Understandably less-than-clean finish with all the action going on in the flavor, it's very potent and flavorful. A lingering dry vinous grape tartness is one of the most alerting features of the Syrah must. The Syrah does an interesting job interacting with the IPA character, but may be an addition that hits or misses the mark depending on your IPA preferences as it manages to amplify what it doesn't overshadow. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Texture is rather smooth with a touch of mellow carbonation, starkly dry, vinous and resinous finish. Body is medium/heavy for the style and medium+ overall. Alcohol presence is light/medium. The carbonation is as intense as it should be for the style and the dryness is to be expected for the ingredients involved. 3.5

(Overall) I can see where this is the missing link between beer and wine, and am totally fine with how it comes out. There are far more positives than negatives in how the grape character interacts with the hop character of a standard IPA. I don't see this sub-style breaking into the mainstream any time soon but I can see it finding a great many fans with its flavor diversity. In favor of both tart, dry wine fanatics and bold, flavorful bitter hopheads, it manages to find a safe middle ground. 3.5

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Photo of jondeelee
3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sixty-One opens to what is mainly a hoppy nose, similar to DFH60, with pine, grapefruit rind and dandelion stem mixing with mint, eucalyptus, and touches of anise, as well as faint hints of citrusy pink grapefruit. Here, however, the hops seem geared more towards the bitter, astringent side, and this impression is bolstered by the grape must, which does add strong, almost Concord grape-like sugarless juice notes, as well as strong overtones of must and funk. Hints of cherry, berry, and apricot fruit esters lie beneath, helping to counter the strong funky grapes, and a bed of biscuit and rye bread adds further complexity. As a whole, the nose is very interesting, smelling quite a bit more like musty grape juice than beer, but in a complex, alcoholic fashion that is closer to cocktail than fruit spritzer.

On the tongue, the beer is very musty, the grape must and light grape notes instantly obvious, but largely blending in with the grapefruit rind and pine notes from the hops, as well as a strong grain presence in the form of biscuit, toast crust, and Grape Nuts cereal. A handful of brown sugar, as well as some berry and apricot fruit esters, help to balance the hop and must bitter funk. The aftertaste is heavy on grains, with fresh wheat and whole grain biscuit notes, as well as lingering bitterness from the hops, and funk from the grape must. Mouthfeel is medium-light to medium, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, this is certainly interesting beer, the grape must adding a noticeable, and mainly complementary mustiness to the bitter hops. There is a bit of clashing, however, especially in the aftertaste, which is overly bitter, but even the main mouthful tends to be quite astringent. It’s certainly worth a try for the novelty, but I’m not quite certain the combination works.

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Photo of weltywm
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

Appearance: Looks just like a framboise. Light pink with about 1 inch of white head. Good retention and lacing.

Smell: Grapes, grapefruit, and citrus.

Taste: Very tart upfront, with the hops receding into the background. The main things I taste are grapes, strawberries, and I don't know what else to call it, but "must." As I keep drinking, I pick up an almost brett-like funk alongside the tart fruit flavors. The hops are there, but just barely.

Mouthfeel: Nice carbonation and a long finish. It gets tart and almost a little sour at the end.

Overall: A very unique beer, but there is something missing that I can't quite put my finger on. It's very good, but not great. Would buy again though; the price is decent.

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Photo of NJBeerguy
4.36/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Wow, I would not have believed it, the marriage of beer and a wine grape that works well.
I've been suspect of some of the unusual beers of late coming from this brewery but this is one that not only works, but is sending me back to the store for more, if I can find it.
It starts with a subtle white head that does not hold for long but rather lingers in the background all the way down the glass. The nose is pleasant enough with a wisp of the grape that is named on the label. The taste is first that of wine with a distinguished sweetness that follow into a quick dryness that lingers on the tongue. Is it the grape or the hops that create the dryness (it's for the brewer to know and for us to find out). Let me not forget the playful color of light ruby red. Does Marnie Old know about this beer or was the debate of beer vs wine the inspiration. Whichever this is a beer to seek out.

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Photo of Jmamay22
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

The beer pours an odd shade of pink due to the grape must. It looks more like a carbonated rose than beer, which comes off as both enticing and strange. Smells faintly of grapefruit and piney hops to remind me it is indeed a beer. It's difficult to pickup any scent from the grape must.

Once tasting the flavor from the grape must is more apparent and the hops very much subdued. The must imparts a vinous tartness that's is enjoyable and unique. The hops act as a finishing act rather than the main show. There is also some bready and nearly caramel like malt the provides a good backbone and mouthfeel giving the beer some needed heft. Overall it's a unique and enjoyable beer, but does not impress or overwhelm in any way. Enjoyable beer that I would have again if offered, but I'm unlikely to seek it out.

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Photo of rawfish
2.39/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Pours like cranberry juice, a deep shade of red with two fingers of pinkish foam that turns into attractive lacing on the glass. Decent retention, say what you want about how freaky the color is, this is a good looking beer.

Interesting, wine aroma off the bat and very dominating. So many weird off notes where do I begin, white cheese, cherry children's tylenol, tobacco leaves, chalk, very little hop aroma, perhaps some pine and musty herbs. Not my thing at all.

Thin sparkling grape juice with light berry sweetness above a cracker like malt that tries to balance. Hops are more evident here with a light citrus and uplifting pine. Finishes tart with a musty/funky overall flavor that lingers and gets soapy and tiresome. Bitterness is really held down.

Easy to drink body, sparkling soda like carbonation. Wine flavors bring out the alcohol rather than hide it. Juice is sticky as well.

I just had to try this, big mistake. Return of the cranberry lambic, okay not that bad but this is too weird, DFH really getting creative here but it just isn't a pleasant experience aroma or taste wise. That cheesy pungent aroma is really off putting and impacts the flavor. I don't think that this does the wine in beer idea justice, better off pouring some decent merlot into a 60 minute. The beer is easy enough to drink but why would you.

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Photo of AgentMunky
3.36/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into Dogfish Head IPA glass. Bottled on 26 February 2013.

A: It pours a pale pink, like a blush wine. The head is the lightest cotton candy purple, but the beer in the glass is a ruddy amber. Clear, with effervescence. Weird and cool. Good lacing.

S: Funny but nice. Gently citric hop bitterness mixes with a sweeter, fruity scent. Maybe a tetch old, because there's an out of place cheesy smell that I associate with British cask ales.

T: Ugh. Weird. I am not sure I like it. It tastes like carbonated cheap wine full of otherwise excellent hops. The cheesiness doesn't quite disappear. Quite bitter, maybe because the sweetness highlights it. The aftertaste is piney.

M: Refreshing.

O: This is just 60 minute with grape juice. I don't get it, and I certainly don't get the outrageous price tag. I would not recommend it.

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Photo of StuporJew
3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into my handy DFH Tulip.

A - Pours a light garnet, that reminds me of Rose' of Malbec wines.
Easy to see through, with a one-finger head that falls quickly, leaving a nice, light lacing on the glass.

S - For lack of a better term (And for the use of a stupid pun), it smells a little musty...
No, really! The alcohol is much more apparent on the nose than regular 60, and the hops add herbal notes, but the pine notes aren't there. Some bready malt comes to mind, as well, with not much influence from the Syrah apparent here. Well, maybe a little, but it's not a forward as you would expect, coming from Sam and the gang.

T - Oh, hello... THERE'S the Syrah... It's strange how well the berry notes from this grape meld with the loads of sticky hops that go into this beer! When I say berry, I mean Blackberry, and over-ripe raspberry. The herbal notes from the nose show up, but the almighty Syrah grape gives them a pretty swift kick in the ass... More bready malts, little to no heat from the ABV. YUM.

M - Somewhat thin, sad to say, with the carbonation doing nothing other than pushing the massive load of Syrah across the palate. This is the one department this beer really lets me down in. Silky smooth, though, so there IS that.

O - Another great effort from the fine folks up in Delaware! Everything I've said should sum it up pretty well... Needless to say, I have once again fallen in love with yet another beer that, for all rights and purposes, shouldn't work, but does. Well Played, Dogfish Head... Well played.


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Photo of Halcyondays
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a reddish brown with a medium pinkish white head. An interesting look.

S: Notes of pine, citrus zest and grape.

T: Light flavour of wine, but it's certainly there. The wine is soft and blends into the IPA fairly well. Like having an IPA with a splash of wine. Pine bitterness with a good amount of biscuity malt.

M: Medium-bodied, crisp, some biting carbonation.

O: I like this take on 60 Minute. I've occasionally added wine to beer and this tastes like it a lot.

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Photo of WesWes
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours a deep purple color with a 1/2" white head that has a slight pinkish hue. The aroma is good. It's a perfect marriage between a light, refreshing IPA and fruity grape juice. The hops and grape characteristics play off each other while the malt aroma provides a stable balance. The taste is decent. It has a nice mix of pale malts, hops, and grapes. It goes down quick, almost too quick. The grape flavor numbs the hop character a bit, while adding a quaffable fruitiness. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a highly drinkable beer. It's unique and interesting, while still being a very tasty and enjoyable beer.

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Photo of Oakenator
4.6/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a amber to purple with a frost white head that lingers well and leaves some lacing on the glass. Definitely unique for an IPA.

S: Grape must dominates with hint of hops hidden behind. Almost like a grape sparkling cider but more depth.

T: Sometimes I taste a sparkling wine, sometimes an IPA - all in the same glass. I really like the play on each other. Crisp, fresh and a great for summer time.

M: Relatively light, but not too much so.

O: Unique brew and appreciate the different spin. Look forward to more availability on this year round brew.

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Photo of SebD
3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: It has a nice ruby red color to it. It has a nice slightly pink head that dies down somewhat fast and leaves some lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of pine, grapes, some berries, light citrus and faint malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some pine, alot of grapes, some berries and some caramelly malts. Not quite what I expected.

Mouthfeel: It has a med/high carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

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Photo of JRed
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear light red/dark pink in body with a white melted marshmallow head. Smells of grape must, honey, wine-like fruit notes but of a lighter variety, wild cherries. Tastes of wild cherries (guessing the Syrah grape must is the cause), sour honey, sharp acidic fruitiness, tart, citrus hop character, medicinial notes, some booze and bitterness in the background. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Pretty good, if this was offered in a six pack it might be more of a go-to. The four pack is a lame choice for a year round IPA.

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Photo of micromaniac129
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a reddish color with a soda type head that fizzles away. Uber carbonated like a soda.
The beer in general looks, just looking at it, looks weak or watered down. one could easily pass this off as a soda or malt beverage.
Smells winey. I don't smell any hops. I detect a hint of sourness or vinagar,
Taste is okay. It's a wine/malt beverage. I don't detect anything of or anything close to an IPA. The winey dominance makes this a malt beverage more then a beer.
On the palate it's fizzy and bright but also watery and thin.
No way

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Photo of snaotheus
2.97/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a large snifter. To be totally transparent, this review is following a Hoptimum and a Sucks.

Pours pinkish (which is unattractive to me, especially for an IPA). Head is coarse (looks like soda fizz), lots of carbonation. Some retention. Smell hints at grapes, is a little bit yeasty. I don't get much in the way of hops. Some mustiness.

Taste is confused (or confusing). There's definitely a little bit of dry, crisp hop character, but it doesn't mesh well with the slight grape hint. It seems to clash.

Mouthfeel is a little soapy, slightly filmy. Overall, it's not a bad beer, but I won't buy it again.

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Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.21/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a deep translucent red with only a slight light pink/off white head. The foam can't really fade, so I'm left with a nice thin layer of bubbles across the top of the beer.

S: The nose is musky with horse blanket, sweaty gym socks, grape leaves, and just a touch of sour. I can't say that I have smelled a beer quite like this.

T: It starts out with a bit of malt, maybe some minor caramel, and what I only describe as a sweaty gym sock flavor. It's so complicated. I get grape leaves and minor grape skin in the middle, but that gym sock and murky funk never really leave the palate. The finish is sweeter with caramel notes, but I get a lot of buttery diacetyl, funk, and carbonation that make this beer pretty brutal.

M: Medium bodied beer. It's mild to start, gets weird in the middle and finishes a touch off. I don't know what to say. The gym sock notes start and finish the beer. It's funky, but not necessarily in a good way.

O: I'm bummed out by this beer. It's just too off the wall to be truly good. I love wackiness and experimentation, but this beer misses the mark. It's too much gym sock, not enough grape, and way over malted for an IPA.

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Sixty-One (61) from Dogfish Head Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 418 ratings.