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Global Warmer - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

878 Ratings
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very good

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Ratings: 878
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 39
Gots: 124 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: slander on 11-04-2013

An Imperial Red ale of global proportions, rich with toasted malt and enough bright hops to warm you through the winter.
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Ratings: 878 | Reviews: 149
Photo of sharpski
3/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Decent red, but nothing stood out to me and it's not one of my favorite styles.

Photo of ARoman
3.24/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

*transferred from old notes - 12/21/2013*
12 oz can poured into a shaker. Smells buttery and earthy, has some faint hoppy / spicy aroma sneaking in on the back-end, but the sweetness definitely dominates. Pours hazy on the orange side of amber with a thick and foamy eggshell-colored head, lacing is a bit uneven - both large and small lace is present. The taste is medium caramel sweetness with a bit of hoppy bitterness at the swallow. There’s also a citrus presence throughout the drink, but I can’t quite place it - another review mentioned grapefruit, which seems fair. Relatively light body (considering the caramel / malty flavoring) which finishes creamy smooth with very little (if any) carbonation; however, some of the hoppiness sticks around at the finish; not overwhelming like some IPA’s, but the faint, thin grassy coating of the mouth is reminiscent; in fact, depending on food pairings, it may be beneficial. There’s an interesting cheesy flavor (think aged parmesan) that pops up about mid drink as it begins to warms - I’m still relatively undecided on it, but it does give this beer a uniqueness to it.

Photo of joecast
4.65/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow! This one blew me away. Amazing hop aroma, bright amber/golden color (a little light for an amber but thats hardly a knock). Bitterness is spot on for the abv and malt character. Fantastic!

Photo of chinchill
3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Froma 12 oz tall can.
Pours with a large foamy head over a dark amber body. Strngly hoppy with moderate bitterness. Relatively dark and large malt load.

Photo of Billolick
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Standard 12 oz Sixpoint can

Pours clear typical amber, fluffy and slow to retreat khaki cap.. Leaves well developed stick/sheeting

Moderate maple and mellow pine nose

I'm a big fan of the Sixpoint brews, especially ones like this one.....waves of malt and then dense hops all over the rear.....great cool to cold weather brew ..complex and quite tasty

Photo of TopherBreski
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Dandilion and citrus summer brew that's heavier than most. Taste isn't bad but smell is much better.

Photo of GregJ
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours an orange amber with finger thick white head. Smells of orange blossom, orange rind an sweet malts. Tastes of tangerine, sweet malts, rye, barley, grapefruit and bready. Medium/light body, sweet malts, some orange and pine aftertaste.

Photo of brett-drinks-beer
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Really good this year. I'd rather have a Warmer than a Nugget Nectar in 2015.

Photo of JOHNKNEEGEEZ
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not really bold enough for an imperial red label. Put that aside and it is a great beer!

Photo of Brew_Betty
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Look - filtered crystal clear amber, not red as advertised.

Aroma - low intensity, but pleasant. Very light citrus and pine. Very little malt aroma made it past the filter, but it looks good so.....

Flavor - leans towards the dilute side, but not too weak. The flavor is more enjoyable than the aroma and can be consumed in mass quantity without hesitation or objection. Very smooth, easy drinking beer.

Overall - I rated this as an Imperial Red because that's what it says on the package. As far as Imp Reds go, this one is soft and not hoppy enough. If I rated it as an Amber ale, the score would have been higher. Regardless of the ramifications of the style conundrum, this is a nice beer that I enjoyed drinking.

Photo of Moondoggy68
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

First imperial red. Nicely hopped. Good solid beer.

Photo of PostRockandCats
3.86/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy copper with a tall, soapy head and heavy lacing. Not a very strong nose, but grapefruit and piney hops are evident without much malt. It tastes grapefruity up front, but it ends with warm, toasty malts. It feels smooth, bubbly and light.

Overall, one of the better Amber Ales I've had! Smooth, balanced and refreshing.

Photo of RonfromJersey
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Burnt orange body, somewhat hazy, topped by four fingers of dense off-white foam. Thick lace circles.

Big orange aroma, with some pine highlights.

Thick semi-sweet foundation. Big juicy fruit middle. Quick bitter nip at the swallow. Tingly finish.

A very good hop forward big red, seek it out.

Photo of clayrock81
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a copper body with one finger head and lace ring down glass. A mostly citric hop aroma with touches of malty sweetness like caramel but more hoppy. I really enjoyed this beer as it is balanced as is my preference with even hops and caramel malt sweetness, although it does finish a little dry with soapy hops.

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.82/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a pint from the can.

Appearance: Crystal clear Amber color with medium bubbles to the body, as a matter of fact it's closet on the light side because the carbonation seeks light. White head rising to about 1/4" off the body.

Smell: Heavy hop scent but dissipates quick.

Taste: Bitter hop, not to the extreme where it's going to remind you of an IPA but more like the Bavarian lager feel. Light cinnamon feel but definitely not sweet. Has a lemon zest property at the end that is icing on the cake for me.

Mouth: Medium carbonation. Bread feel, like toasted raisin cinnamon without the raisin.

Overall: Very good brew, definitely a keeper during the season in your fridge. I wouldn't hunt the world looking for it but definitely give it a go. Salud!

Photo of RJB66
4.74/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A very good beer from a can. I would recommend and have another.

Photo of janglman
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smooth red ale went down easy

Photo of Muedv25
4.81/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Fantastic. Very smooth. Love the Hops!

Photo of KevChiTown
3.01/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Not a huge fan of the style, but there is nothing great about it for me. By no means a bad beer, just not my thing.

Photo of MightyYui
4.07/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It's a little bit on the gratuitously hoppy side, which makes a like of what might otherwise be incredibly interesting subtle notes mostly disappear. But over all, still quite nice.

Photo of Sandalwood
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark orange to reddish color, with a ton of carbonation, with a two finger frothy head and good lacing. The odor is IPA like, citrus, mandarin, orange, tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, pine, resin, rose, floral, violets. The taste is floral, rose, pine, resin, grapefruit, malty bitter throughout.

Photo of GRPunk
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz. can courtesy of my brother-in-law, poured into an imperial pint.

A- 1-1/2 finger of dense, khaki head. Clean, amber body with moderate carbonation. Head settles to 1/2 finger and leaves good stick.

S- Fresh and slightly hoppy. Grassy, maybe minty. Malts are grainy and slightly sweet.

T- As aroma suggests, fresh and on the hoppy side of balanced. Initial leafy and slightly grapefruit-like hops from the start. Sweet, caramel/toffee-like, and slightly grainy malts peek out in the middle before getting cleaned up by the leafy and slightly spicy/herbal finish. Very flavorful.

M- Medium-full body with moderate carbonation. Light bite from the hops.

O- A very flavorful amber that packs a solid hop flavor for the style. Higher ABV comes out as the full flavor. Somehow reminds me of the Vivant Big Red Coq, which a "go-to." Given a renewed availability in MI, I could see buying a bunch. A very solid brew.

Photo of mpyle
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale amber color, brilliantly clear. Pours a moderate sized white head, creamy and long lasting

Big hop aroma with some nice citrus. A bit of caramel malty sweetness. Slight metallic penny smell in passing.

Hop flavors dominate, with a solventy pine and citrus flavor dominating. Bitterness is subtle, but definitely overcomes any malty sweetness. No sharp transition to bitterness...just seems to hover slightly on the bitter side of balance. Tastes more like a "not crazy bitter" IPA than anything else to me.

Medium body and carbonation. No astringency. Slight hint of warming, but nothing overpowering.

Unexpectedly hoppy beer for me in a cool can. Malt could be more assertive, but makes for an easy drinking 7% ABV hop bomb.

Photo of pagriley
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L - Great lacing. Pours a clear reddish amber with light cascading carbonation
S - Pine and not much else. Wish there was more malt coming through
T - Astringent bitterness with nice grapefruit in the background. Again, wish there was more malt going on to balance out, but it is still very nice
F - good body, and correct carbonation (I hate over-carbonated beer!).

Overall a very solid offering - planning to enjoy the rest of these! If there was a bit more malt backbone to chew on this would have been perfect, but still a nice beer.

Photo of woemad
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can that looks as only Sixpoint cans can appear (I for one really dig the Sixpoint aesthetic), courtesy of Shane at Sixpoint. According to the stamp on the bottom of the can, this is best by April 23, 2015.

Poured a dark amber color and clearer than I was expecting. Big, creamy and rocky beige head that took it’s time settling in a Hopworks pint glass, leaving lots of lace.

Big hoppy nose as soon as I popped open the can. At that moment it reminded me for all the world like a Jever Pilsener (that happens to be my favorite of that style, but it wasn’t what I was expecting)! As it warmed a little in my glass, the hoppiness emerged as a little more piney and slightly citrusy than when I opened it, but there was also a slightly herbal, “European” hoppiness to it. While the hops dominate, there’s some bready malt scents as well.

I initially thought this tasted like a “Red IPA” (I’ve had one beer described thus, at Big Time Brewing in Seattle), brewed with just enough malt to make it look like an amber, but with way more hops to be mistaken for anything but an IPA.. Having said that, the hoppiness isn’t smack you over the head with an alpha oil shovel – it’s balanced just at the tipping point between crisply bitter and citrusy. There are some bready, slightly sweet malts, but they are subordinate to the hops. The more I drank this, the hop profile seemed more and more balanced to be just barely the stars of the show while allowing the malts to come out and play just a bit. The finish is dry.

Lighter bodied than I was expecting, perhaps because I thought this would be closer to an amber ale. The mouthfeel is fairly light for a beer of this strength and rather crisp.

A unique take on either a winter ale or an amber ale. While hop forward, it is quite drinkable if you don’t mind a little hop bitterness. It is NOT a malt bomb (like many ambers) or festooned with massively citrusy hops, (like so many brewers are using these days). While it’s abv kinda rules it out as a session beer, the combination of unique but enjoyable flavor and lower impact on the palate makes it way more refreshing than I expected. I wouldn’t mind having several of these, so long as I’m at home or not driving!

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Global Warmer from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 878 ratings.