Ya gotta hand it to the team at Dogfish Head. These guys just keep coming up with new, great off-beat beers. Not content to stand on their laurels, these guys took their amazingly good, continuously hopped 60 Minute IPA and just made it better -- if that's possible. Sixty One is a riff on the 60 minute IPA, as our friends aat DFH have added grape must to the mix, and the addition makes it a completely different beer. Think it sounds interesting? It is -- and delicious, too.
Sixty One was poured at the home office on a lazy Sunday evening, with a pre-recorded football game blaring away in the background. Wigan vs. QPR, if we remember correctly, bottom-of-the-table clash of the minnows -- but a game which held an ending to match the excellent quality of this beer.
The beer poured a Shirley Temple colored pink, with a pinkish-white, fizzy head. It smelled primarily of fruit -- grapes to be exact, and not too surprising.
Sixty One was fairly well carbonated, and not nearly as hoppy in our mind as the 60 Minute DFH -- the grape must seems to have mellowed much of the hoppiness out of the beer. The grape taste is there, although its a bit faint until the very finish. Outstanding. A-