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Global Warmer - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

574 Ratings
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85
very good

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Ratings: 574
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 19
Gots: 43 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
An Imperial Red ale of global proportions, rich with toasted malt and enough bright hops to warm you through the winter.

(Beer added by: slander on 11-04-2013)
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Reviews by DannyS:
Photo of DannyS
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. can into my magic hat keg glass.

A - Looks like a fireplace. It's a vivid, dark red with half a finger of snowy head, lots of lacing, and ashy-looking flakes of particulate suspended in it.

S - A very fresh, clean pine hops smell but not much more.

T - A muted slap of pine and bitterness balanced out quite well by the fresh grain flavor of the malt following it. Doesn't finish nearly as dry as I expected, and leaves only a subtle aftertaste. Drinks like a robust red ale but achieves the feeling of a winter warmer. It's neither hop forward nor malt forward, achieving a nice happy medium. A unique palate experience.

M - Good carbonation and definitely not weighty on the tongue. Despite the hoppy bite at the start, it doesn't dry out your mouth. Feels fresh and clean.

Overall - Very drinkable at 7% ABV and carries just the right flavor profile for a winter brew. Might be a bit pricey for a 4-pack of 12 ouncers, but you wouldn't go wrong buying it.

DannyS, Jan 29, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of beerdedking
4.46/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from Red Bull style Sixpoint can which I happen to find very appealing...

Looks a bit more copper (IPAish) than red (Amber) in color while having some unfiltered yeast suspended about my pint glass. Nice two finger head and great lacing...

Citrus and mild pine hops waft toward me

This beer walks the line nicely between IPA and Amber making it an excellent alternative to Nugget Nectar. The malt bill is a bit more forward, but the hops steel the show. Lovely citrusy pine lead the way ahead of amber malt with a very smooth bitter finish. Drinkability is high like all Sixpoint beers I've had. They all seem to have a soft carbonation that lets the flavors do the work, not the bubbles.

Get this if you can find still find it, otherwise, put it on your list for next winter...

beerdedking, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of schoolboy
4.55/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Wow. This is a really fine brew. I have to run back to the store and get some more before it is all gone. It's probably too late.

The first one I drank of these built a gorgeous head and sustained it. This may be a little colder, but it still has nice lace and great color.

The smell was an immediate tip off that something great was in the works. The taste did not disappoint. Over the top hops - nicely out of balance, but still there was a lot of malt to offset it. The aftertaste similarly works perfectly - it lingers, and you want it to.

This is an excellent example of Sixpoint doing it well, as they always seem to do. There isn't much about this that throws it in the winter warmer class, though. It is simply a big AIPA, no? Nice red can. Extremely highly recommended.

schoolboy, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of SavvyStudent
4.54/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a red, amber color with low transparency. Thin head with a lot of lacing and visual carbonation.

S: pine and a sweetness with slight malt. Amazingly potent red ale

T: Pine, spicey, malt, sweetness

M: Light mouthfeel wit high carbonation

O: A spicy and hoppy red worth a buy

Serving type: can

SavvyStudent, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The Sixpoint folks know how to brew a drinkable beer, this is a amber ale with hops in to the 70 IBU plateau. Completely different take on a winter ale than what most of the brewers are doing right now. Aroma dank hops, herbal, pine, citrus notes but most notably some type of vegetable be it garlic/onion combo this would make sense. Flavor bready, caramelized sugars, hints of dark roasts but nothing like a real porter or stout just a hint of roasted malt. Big layers of hop bitterness, fresh hop flavors, and dank oily resinous hop oils combine on the palate for one fantastic drinking experience. Mouthfeel has slick hop oils medium bodied with even carbonation a joy on the palate with lingering spicy hop bitterness between each sip. Overall I can't wait to buy another four pack, don't think one 12 ounce "Red Bull" style can will hold you over, great drinking beer perfect for the holidays and Global Warming.

WVbeergeek, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of trentbent
4.41/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I was excited to try this beer. I went to a bar where they were supposed to have it on tap but they were out. So I waited until I saw some cans tonight.
It smells great when you pop the can, the hop aroma is like hay and strawberries and oranges.
The pour is a nice amber color that epitomizes the Six Point style: not so pale and not so dark, often with some red and orange hues. The amazing thing about this beer, and what I think makes it a 'winter warmer' is that it has a rather smooth and sweet mouthfeel with a taste that is not as strong on the (nice and rounded) hops as the aroma. That balance makes it a delight. I recommend you pick this one up before I buy the rest of them.

trentbent, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of JerseyHopHead
4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

APPEARANCE: Opaque, deep red color with a 1/4 inch head with good retention.

SMELL: Clear pine scent with some fruity notes blended in there.

TASTE: The flavor is led with strong pine hops that give way to fruitier flavors and warm malts. Though the taste is distinctly that of a red ale, it has striking similarities to some red IPA's I've had.

MOUTHFEEL: Slight carbonation and medium to light bodied. Pretty smooth.

OVERALL: One of the best red ales I've had. It has the crisp hoppiness that appeal to a hop head like myself, but the smoothness and sweet blend of fruits and malts that make it good for a casual drinker as well (like my friend who had it and thoroughly enjoyed it after he allowed me to order it for us both). I've had some great stuff out of Sixpoint, but I think this is one of their more underrated beers to be honest.

Serving type: On tap, served in a tulip glass

JerseyHopHead, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of SteveB24
4.36/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

great beer, don't love all of the beers I've tried from this brewery but I'm yet to be disappointed.

appearance, appealing clear, light brown/ gold, with evident little bubbles and head that settles to reasonable lacing.

smell; lots of tropical fruit, I'm picking up orange, pineapple, and guava, with citrusy hops and some nice earthy flavors of grass and pine. delicious.

taste; not far from smell, the initial tastes are fruit, citrusy hops, and light malt sweetness to compliment, the guava and pineapple come back at the end. lovely.

mouthfeel. medium-full body, perfect amount of carbonation, slightly creamy with an interesting touch of dryness in the finish. very unique and appealing.

overall; very impressed. will appeal a lot of beer drinkers, satisfying, warms u up without being too filling, will buy again this season.

SteveB24, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of macrosmatic
4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. can into a Weyerbacher pint glass.

A: Pours a reddish bronze, hazy and has some floaters. Forms a half-finger of eggshell-colored head with fairly low visible carbonation.

S: Toasted malt sweetness and pine resin, citrus and grassy hops. Touch of toffee character to the malt base.

T: Citrus rind and sticky resin hops, toasted malts with a modest toffee flavor. Some dankness to the hop profile on the exhale. Citrus rind hops with significant bitterness in the hang, but not quite obnoxious levels.

M: Medium body, alcohol well-hidden. Carbonation sensation on the low side.

O: This was pretty tasty. A big beer that remains fairly easy to drink. Bitterness and dankness are the predominant impressions, but the beer is pretty put together well. Recommended.

macrosmatic, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of JMScowcroft
4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sixpoint Brewery - Global Warmer, poured into a Craftgeer snifter.

Look - Pours a cloudy ruby amber with a good sized foamy head that dissipates slowly and leaves tons of lacing. Nearly perfect appearance for the style.

Smell - Red ale style malts with some resiny and citrus hops.

Taste - Decidedly a hoppy red ale with a nice punchy hop backbone.

Mouthfeel - Sticky malt and hop rests on the back of the tongue. Medium bodied and medium carbonation. Outstanding drinkability.

Overall - So glad this wasn't another garbage spice bomb winter warmer, way to own a typically "meh" style. Super solid brew, definitely a must try.

JMScowcroft, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of scotorum
4.11/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the 12 oz. can into an Innis & Gunn flute.

a: Nearly clear amber formed an inch tall white head which dissipated to even surface foam and some lacing.

s: Sweet malt.

t: Caramel malt forward with hops soon to follow. The malt is very tasty and so prominent that the 70 IBUs seems like less.

m: Medium with good body.

o: This is my idea of a winter warmer. More bitter than an ideal ESB or English bitter, but in that ballpark, delivering a lot of sweet malt flavor. None of the cinnamon or other strong spice notes which are a signature of so many American "winter warmers." But that's fine with me.

scotorum, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of Tiernan
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Tiernan, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of woodchipper
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

woodchipper, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of SkiBum22
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

SkiBum22, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of csmartin6
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

csmartin6, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of Todd
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Todd, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of JakerLou
4/5  rDev +2.3%

JakerLou, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of Guinnsslvr
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Guinnsslvr, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of tigg924
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: 1 inch head, clear, copper in color, moderate carbonation

Smell: piney and floral hops,

Taste: caramel, floral hops with a touch of salt at the end

Mouthfeel: sweetish start with a bitter middle and an increasingly bitter end, medium bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall:A nice and hoppy floral red. I got a distinct bit of salt at the end of this which was a nice change. Outside of that this beer is a bit above average, but nothing I would rush out to get again.

tigg924, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

alienlifeforcecube, Nov 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

ccurrid, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of xdefeatsy
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

xdefeatsy, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of virinow
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

virinow, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of dogfishandi
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz slim can at fridge temp poured into a snifter. Best before 27MAR2014.

Pours out a nice deep dark fiery orange color, hazy with some sediment visible. Nice dense off white colored head with great retention and really nice sticky lacing.

Resinous hops, grapefruit and orange, as it warms a bit of some tropical fruit aromas creep in. Hardly no malt detectable in the aroma.

Resinous, grassy, and citrus hops rule. Some tropical fruits. Malt really plays second to the hops providing a nice backbone and mouthfeel, slight dark bready sweetness.

Medium in body. Just a slight muddy yeasty flavor at times that I find in a lot of six point beers.

More of an IPA in my opinion, but call it what you will, a pretty good beer non the less. Would need a lot more malt to stand up to the hops to really call it an amber ale.

dogfishandi, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of rwilde
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

rwilde, Dec 30, 2013
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Global Warmer from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 574 ratings.