Sixty-One (61) | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Sixty-One (61)Sixty-One (61)
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Sixty-One (61)Sixty-One (61)

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A continually-hopped IPA brewed with Syrah grape must.

Added by MikeRoni on 02-01-2013

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Cylinsier
3.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz.

Pours a rosy color, like a white zinfandel, with a bit of fizzy white head that dissipates to nothing relatively quickly.

Smells of grassy malt with some citrusy pine hops and a red wine grape sweetness and tartness.

Tastes of citrus malts and some mild hop bitterness mixed with a red wine tang and a bit of grape juice sweetness.

Medium body with a light fizzy carbonation on the tongue.

This is going to be very divisive. I actually like it okay. It's not great, but it's pretty good. DFH likes to experiment a lot of with wine grapes in their beer, some of those experiments are misses, some are pretty good. This is somewhere in between, but towards the good side. The hoppiness of the the 60 minute IPA keeps it from being to sweet, but the wine character comes through. All in all, worth a try and one of the better experiments from DFH.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Vonerichs
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear red-brown body with a whispy pinkish head. Decent lacing.

There's a light but distinct aroma of grapes. Mostly earthy with some pine tree.

The grapes went well in the aroma but I felt like it was too much going on with not enough melding. The grape pulls in one direction but is pulled back in the other by the hops. Where they collide is a musty flavor that lingers.

Mouthfeel was light and low carbonation. Dry and slightly bitter.

It was about what I expected. It's another interesting concept by DFH that is fun to try but nothing I'd want again.

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3.99/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into mason jar.

A - Reddish brown with a large off-white purple tinged head.

S - Citrus hops, grape juice, floral hops, sweet grainy malt.

T - Slightly tart grape juice and earthy citrus hops. Sweet bready malt lends balance. Finishes with a touch of bitterness, earthy pine, and grainy malt.

M - Medium bodied, creamy and a bit sticky. Crisp, mild carbonation. Dry, chalky finish.

O - This is remarkably different than the regular sixty minute IPA, and it's good. The tart grape must really takes the forefront and blends well with the hops and sweet malt. Overall it was very drinkable and flavorful and is really enjoyable if slowly sipped.

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Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.96/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Single bottle picked up at Merchant's Fine Wine in Dearborn, MI. I've been getting into red wine recently, so this one certainly piqued my interest.

Poured into my stalwart drinking champion, the Duvel tulip. The wine quality to this brew is evident immediately, as the Sixty-One has a lovely light red wine hue - similar to the colour of a good Pinot Noir. Pour produces a half inch of light pink foam, which recedes into a thick ring with some streaks of lacing.

Interesting nose of grape skins, muskiness, grapefruit, caramel, a bit of chocolate, currant. Swirling this brew is an absolute must. Certainly intriguing, to say the least.

Tasty brew - I'm enjoying this one a great deal. Since it's been quite a long time since I've had a 60 Minute, I'm finding I'm able to enjoy the brew for what it is, rather than as a comparison, which helps a bit. Dry red wine, grapefruit hops, mild black currant and cherry, a touch of yeast, and a dry bitter finish with a hint of pepper, though not as strong as in a bold glass of Syrah. Interesting beer.

This is a brew that I have spent a considerable amount of time sipping in an attempt to pull all the pieces together, and so far the result has been pretty good. There's a lot to pick out here, and so this brew would be both an excellent slow sipper or a fine summer afternoon quaffer. Take your pick. I'd really need to sit this one next to the 60 Minute to see what has been changed or improved between the two, but as it stands I count myself as a fan of the Sixty One.

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2.31/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Well, swing and a miss from DFH on this one. Let go of the grape must idea, please.

Pours lovely garnet red, clear and clean. White head with some off pink tinge to it. Nice and thick, rocky

Aroma is stale must, cardboard and dank cherry. Ew

Taste isn't much better. Plastic, some muddled spice and wet cherry. Some hints of biscuit, but the grape must overpowers all. IPA??? Nerp. Hops? Nerp. Balance? Nerp.

Poor excuse for an IPA, while not a horrible beer. Definitely not worth the price

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4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured into a pint glass to a light red with a finger and a half of dense slightly pink colored head
S: smells of grapefruity hops with a bit of earthyness and a hint of grapes
T: tastes of the syrah grapes up front and through the middle with some earthyness and a touch of grapefruit. there's a hint of malt sweetness as well. swallow is a little bitterness, some grapefruit and a bit of earthyness
M: medium in the mouth with slightly prickly carbonation and a refreshing finish
O: I must say I don't quite know what to make out of this beer. It still has some nice hoppiness but it also has things going on from the grapes. It's an interesting combination and the flavors play well together. it's interesting, intriguing, not off putting, and flavorful though. It's definitely something different.

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3.82/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours like a beer with the addition of a pink drink. It's a strange color for sure. The smell is, well musty with some hint of fruit. The taste is what you'd expect from Dogfish Head and that is different. It is a tart hoppy blend that leaves the younger with a sparkling wine aftertaste. It is very unique and pretty drinkable. Not in love with it but I did enjoy the originality of it. I'd
drink this again from time to time.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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2.98/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Pours a clean reddish to copper color with an off white head. In the aroma, orange citrus hops with a red wine like presence. In the taste, orange citrus hops, and dry red wine like oakiness, however quite thin and watery. A small hop bite and lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry and watery red wine presence in the aftertaste. Decent flavor if it was not watered down so bad.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Sixty-One (61) from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 53.9% out of 100 with 2,922 ratings
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