jd10 (68) - Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA - APR 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours deep red with fizzy, pink-tinted head and nice lacing. aroma is piney hops and tart fruits (grapes and raspberries). bright fruit flavors up front; the hop character of the 60 minute series is there, but the pine and grapefruit hop notes are subdued and definitely take a back seat to the fruit. some sweet malt flavors show up as well, and it ends with a sour fruit note. very intense carbonation - a bit too heavy-handed for my liking.
fiulijn (14552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 18, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Parallel with 60 Minutes and 90 Minutes
The amber color is cloudy and has a beautiful red hue; the head has a short retention. The aroma is hardly interesting (very light fruit and white sugar), a bit smelly (stale water). Off-dry although soft mouthfeel; there is some grape substance, and a light woody bitterness in the end, while the beer is missing: it seems a bit salty.
Gerbeer (1780) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a reddish orange with light white head. Aromas of phenols, green grapes, and green apples. Flavors of a fruit health drink: grapes, gooseberries, and citrus with a little bit of vegetables. Astringent finish.
Darkmagus82 (1247) - - SEP 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Transfer from BA review on 6-7-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance Ė 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 Ė 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 Ė 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 Ė 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.
DWestrick (434) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. I really liked this beer - unique and great flavor. Surprised how much I like this "fruit beer".
nuplastikk (4396) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2014
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle. Smells like butt with artificial wine mist. Tastes fake. This beer sucks. Really artificial gross feel to it. Highly unimpressive. Ouch.
slowrunner77 (1879) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Pours the oddest light purple Iíve ever seen in a beer. Quite the looker. Aroma definitely grape like. Flavor is less hoppy than Iíd have thought, though I know 60 isnít exactly a hop monster to start with. Doesnít really resemble an iPa at all anymore, which is fine if I just donít think of it as one. Unique sweetness with just a hint of funk and hops. Well balanced and easy drinking. Glad to have tried this one, and glad it wasnít a $12 750 :)"
daje (2450) - NORWAY - SEP 12, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle shared with esp0r september 5th 2014. Red / brown body with a disappearing whitish head. Aroma of artificial fruit candy, earthy hops, wine. Taste has the same artificial feel, with sweet red wine and malt. Towards the end it gets a bit better with grapes and faint piney hops, but overall this didnít do it for me.
jcnielsen (2104) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Cork and Cask. Pours a amber color with white head. Caramel, resiny, hoppy, toast aromas. Caramel, citrus, passion fruit flavors. Not my favorite by Dogfish Head.
NoDirection (13) - - SEP 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A good IPAbut a bit too sour for my tastes. But, it was worth a go... I'm happy I tried it.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Heathen (1463) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 6, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
THOUGHTS: At the time I had this, I had started to be disappointed by most newer Dogfish Head offerings and didnít have much hope for this one. But this was very different and very good. Blue Moon might have done a more accessible take on this type of wine beer hybrid and theirs was more balance between wine and beer, but SIxty-One was definitely a beer made more complex with the wine aspects added. Just when I was wondering if IPAs were running out of new things to be done with them. Not too winey for a beer drinker, but maybe too hoppy for a wine drinker.
TECHNICAL: Drank 3/22/2013. Bottle. Poured a clear, medium cherry read with an average to large, ever-so-slightly pink head that kept a thin sheet and left excellent lacing. The aroma had slight caramel malt; moderate pine and earthy hops; light citrus hops; dusty yeast; red wine; grape juice; and a hint of vanilla. The initial flavor was slightly sweet and acidic, and lightly bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet and bitter, and lightly acidic with an average to long duration. There was red wine, a little caramel, earth hops, pine hops, citrus hops, grapes, musty yeast, a little pear, and grape skins. The light to moderate body was dry with fizzy carbonation and a dry and moderately astringent finish.