Sixty-One (61)
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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From:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
 
Delaware, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #3,613
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
83
Ranked #26,053
Avg:
3.65 | pDev: 14.52%
Reviews:
462
Ratings:
2,541
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 25, 2021
Added:
Feb 01, 2013
Wants:
  87
Gots:
  716
SCORE
83
Good
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Notes: 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
 
Rated: 3.5 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Mar 28, 2019
 
Rated: 3.62 by OKCNittany from Oklahoma

Mar 20, 2019
 
Rated: 3.29 by bplabernie from Michigan

Mar 20, 2019
 
Rated: 4.22 by chiefz1 from New York

Mar 06, 2019
 
Rated: 4.1 by Mikecd234 from Michigan

Feb 17, 2019
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Reviewed by beersampler6 from Michigan

3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Very interesting beer, sort of a mixture between a mildly hoppy IPA and a grape-light wine blend. Pours a medium brown color with some purple haze and a little lingering head and lacing. Smells of faint hops, grapes and wine, malt and a little caramel. Taste follows the nose, and the hops presence was not too forward; in fact, it did seem a little murky and distant. The malt backbone was nice, I just wish they was a little more complexity and depth to the flavors. Smooth, thin, mild mouthfeel with good carbonation. A decent beer, just not one that I would likely buy again as there are many other superior offerings in the IPA category.
Feb 14, 2019
 
Rated: 3.64 by jbm1967 from Georgia

Feb 02, 2019
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Reviewed by Tigerbrau from Louisiana

4.32/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Tastes better than 60min. Look is amazing. Smell is very good. I would definetly get this again if more available but just got it in a Christmas 12pk variety.
Jan 19, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by GIftofgod4u1 from Louisiana

Jan 17, 2019
 
Rated: 3.59 by Pens1967 from Louisiana

Jan 13, 2019
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Reviewed by AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
Pours a clear dark brown with a violet hue. Thick pinkish head sticks around and leaves generous lacing. Aroma is very grape forward. Flavor is red wine forward with some malt and very little hop bite. Feel is light bodied and crisp, well carbonated. Overall not something I'll seek out again, Part of a variety pack.
Jan 07, 2019
 
Rated: 3.4 by h4ger from Connecticut

Jan 04, 2019
 
Rated: 3 by C_Adams from Ohio

Jan 03, 2019
 
Rated: 3.88 by BeerBanderas from California

Dec 29, 2018
 
Rated: 3.65 by Jbalintjr from Pennsylvania

Dec 28, 2018
 
Rated: 3.52 by adosen01 from Minnesota

Dec 26, 2018
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Reviewed by Tweezerjam from Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This reminds me of the slightly sweet Magic Hat #9. It's delicious and packs a punch. One of the best beers I've had in a while. Fuck pairing it with anything- just enjoy it on its own.
Dec 24, 2018
 
Rated: 3.79 by Haybeerman from Colorado

Dec 23, 2018
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Reviewed by HipCzech from California

3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Serving: 12 oz bottle (“bottled on 10/17/18”) poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Appearance: Clear, bright, reddish pink - like pomegranate seeds. Tall, dense head of pink foam and streaky lace.

Smell: Pale malt grains, piney hops, and red fruit.

Taste: Pleasantly grainy malt body with a crisp bitterness, but the expected hops notes fall flat. Juicy grape notes emerge towards to close, adding a nice depth.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation.

Overall: An interesting combination; drinkable, but not as good as either of its parts.
Dec 22, 2018
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Reviewed by Czequershuus from Minnesota

3.1/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
This beer pours a pretty ruby with a moderate head. The aroma has a distinct fruit and umami funk upfront, with notes of red currant, cinnamon, burnt orange peel, and dried pine needle. The flavor starts with a bright burst of straberry, cherry, and red currant, followed by nutty malt, and a dry piney bitterness to finish. The flavor is medium bodied with bright fizzy carbonation. Overall this is an interesting beer, and the wine characteristics are very strong, maybe a tad too dominant. A noble experiment, but perhaps not the best realization.
Dec 19, 2018
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