Sixty-One (61)
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
American IPA
Ranked #3,376
Ranked #25,157
3.65 | pDev: 14.52%
Dec 25, 2021
Feb 01, 2013
Sixty One was born at the crossroads of serendipity, experimentation and brotherhood.

Whenever Dogfish Head President Sam Calagione and his neighborhood friends gather for drinks, they give each other a big ol' man-hug and order a round of 60 Minute IPA. A few years ago, Sam also ordered a glass of his favorite red wine and poured a little into each pint of 60 Minute. They all dug the combination of fruity complexity and pungent hoppiness, and the blend became a beloved tradition.

Sixty One captures that tradition in a bottle and marries two Dogfish Head innovations: beer/wine hybrids -- which Dogfish has focused on for well over a decade with beers like Midas Touch and Raison D'être -- and continually hopped IPAs.

The name Sixty One is a reminder that this beer is Dogfish Head’s best-selling 60 Minute IPA plus one new ingredient: syrah grape must from California. The label, painted by Sam, is a twist on a typical watercolor. Rather than using water, Sam mixed the green pigment with beer and the red pigment with wine. And because Sixty-One pairs so well with chocolate, he painted the browns on the label with melted chocolate.

Sixty One debuted in March 2013.
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Rated: 3.53 by DarrellK from Florida

Dec 25, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by ChrisMon02 from Ohio

Nov 15, 2020
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Reviewed by feloniousmonk from Minnesota

3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Hazy, bright crimson coloring, dotted white head.

Aroma: the difference is immediately detectable. Slightly tart, very fruity aromatics from the get-go. Not getting much from the hops front, though. Bitterness is kept at bay. It is lovely though. Irresistibly intriguing.

Taste: Wine-like texture greets the palate at first, traces of tannins. Deep fruit factor, with hop character peeking out occasionally. Bits of sour butts up against sweet, with bitter trying to take over. Medium-bodied, with a long and complex finish.

You can say what you like about Dogfish Head, but they take risks and they don't do boring. I'm liking this one quite a bit. Best of both worlds happening here.
Oct 17, 2020
Rated: 4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

May 19, 2020
Rated: 4 by Blazer22 from Colorado

Dec 22, 2019
Rated: 4.15 by _Adam_ from Maryland

Dec 18, 2019
Rated: 3.43 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Dec 15, 2019
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Reviewed by maddogruss from New Jersey

3.37/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
A: pours light purple body with minimal head and retention and lacing
A: sweet, dry grape smelL
T: earthy hop notes with sweet, dry grape notes
M: light bodied; a little crisp
D: light bodied and smooth and refreshing; nice drinking beer
Dec 15, 2019
Rated: 4.61 by markallmon from Tennessee

Dec 06, 2019
Rated: 4.32 by Valdez_Mescalito from Michigan

Dec 01, 2019
Rated: 3.55 by sanandreas

Nov 26, 2019
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Reviewed by Beer_Right_Back from Arizona

3.52/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Where 60 minute has deficiencies, this beer has complexities. We love the combination of 60 minutes flavor with the addition of grape. It give you some dry hoppy bitterness, and also some fruity tartness. All of this happens subtly; a quick sip will not give you all full appreciation for it.
Nov 22, 2019
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Rated by Jim67 from Michigan

2.83/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Sorry Dogfish Head, not my favorite. Wine is wine and beer is beer. The combo did not work for me
Nov 21, 2019
Rated: 4.27 by NJM from Massachusetts

Nov 19, 2019
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From old, undated notes. Poured from the bottle.

Clear ruby color.

Off-white head; spotty lace.

Raspberry & malt nose.

Medium thin mouthfeel.

Oat-y malts with a hint of raspberry.

A nice, easy drinking session ale with subtle flavor.
Sep 25, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by JonB25 from Delaware

Sep 13, 2019
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Rated by JaimePena67 from Texas

3.04/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
I wanted to see what an IPA and wine beer tasted like and it was not for me.
Jun 26, 2019
Rated: 3.71 by PatrickCT from Connecticut

May 14, 2019
Rated: 1.8 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

May 04, 2019
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Reviewed by Caveworm from Ohio

4.24/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Sixty-One (61) | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this brew's rocking a two finger thick off-white head, spotty lacing, and a deep brown amber body.

Smells like a crisp blend of the ingredients. Not too sweet.

I taste the added "grape must" blending with the hops. Very juicy and refreshing throughout.

Medium mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

I've chosen to rate Sixty-One (61) | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery with an overall 4.25
Apr 06, 2019
Sixty-One (61) from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 3003 ratings