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Global Warmer - Sixpoint Brewery

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Reviews: 138
Hads: 896
Avg: 3.95
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 44
Gots: 135 | FT: 2
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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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Reviews by Flounder57:
Photo of Flounder57
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can was poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a two finger head that reduced to a puffy layer. It is a orange/amber with some clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Sediment has settled to the bottom of the glass. Nice lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Grapefruit, tangerine, mango, passion fruit, toasted malts, caramel malts, and some grassy notes too.

Taste: Hope and malts are definitely there, but finish off fast and leave lingering bitterness. I like the profile, but wish the flavor could last a little longer.

Mouthfeel: A bit smooth, lingering bitterness, medium bodied, a little chewy, and medium carbonation.

Overall: Not sure I would categorized this as a red ale, but this is still a decent beer.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of SteveB24
4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
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.

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Photo of trentbent
4.4/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

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Photo of schoolboy
4.55/5  rDev +15.2%
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.

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Photo of SavvyStudent
4.52/5  rDev +14.4%
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

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

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Photo of beerdedking
4.46/5  rDev +12.9%
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...

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Photo of JerseyHopHead
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
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

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Photo of macrosmatic
4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

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Photo of JMScowcroft
4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

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Photo of scotorum
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

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Photo of dbl_delta
4.37/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz tall skinny can (stamped BB 23APR15, so it's a bit long in the tooth, but at least close to BB) into a pint glass. Clear, reddish amber with a light tan head that lasts and lasts. Medium carbonation with a continuous flow of lots of tiny bubbles. OK, so it looks good.
This ale hits you with orange, grapefruit, resiny bitterness, and an underlying maltiness that makes a brief appearance somewhere around the midpoint of the tasting experience. And experience it is: there's a lot going on with this one. Strong hops bitterness in the finish. Medium mouthfeel. Comfortable ABV, but I wouldn't call this one a session brew.
I really like this brewery - their offerings never disappoint.

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Photo of metter98
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Cooper's Craft & Kitchen, New York, NY

A: The beer is hazy light amber in color. It poured with a thin off white head that died down, leaving a collar around the edge of the glass and some lacing down the sides.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose—oranges and grapefruit stand out in particular.
T: Like the smell, the taste has lively flavors of citrusy hops with a light to moderate amount of bitterness and slight hints of spices.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a nice hoppy red ale that tastes more like a maltier version of an American Pale Ale.

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Photo of Rclem2010
4.36/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Grabbed this one on a whim, and glad we did. Great flavor that I'd never tire of...hops and malt in great proportion, just the right amount of IBU twang, and finishes easy inviting the next swig time and time again. Top 5'er for me.

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Photo of John_M
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Easily the best beer I've had from Six Point to date. The beer has some sweet malt, including some light spice and brown sugar, but the flavor profile was clean, with a nice hoppy bitterness that cleaned up the sweet malt and light roasty flavor component on the finish perfectly. This is a very easy to appreciate hoppy red amber, and for me, the abv. is/was just right.


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Photo of Muedv25
4.81/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Fantastic. Very smooth. Love the Hops!

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Photo of JayGlogovsky
4.73/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Extremely good looking and tasting winter beer. One style of beer I'm iffy on typically.

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Photo of brett-drinks-beer
3.95/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of stewart124
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Light Amber in color with slightly off white head. Beautiful lacing along the glass.

Pleasing tropical aroma. Guava and pineapple come to mind with just a light caramel character.

Very nice first impression. Medium body. Big hop presence and a malt bill that comes off with a very chewy overall feel. Very dry piney finish. Plenty of citrus that leans towards grapefruit.

Another impressive beer from Sixpoint.

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Photo of denver10
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Pours a dark copper with am amber hue and an off white head. Aroma grounded with biscuit and toffee, maybe even a little chocolate, paired with some floral, citrus, and pine from the hops. Flavor follows suit. Overall, love this beer. Second only to Odell's Runoff Red when it comes to favorite hoppy reds. Now I just got to try some Nugget Nectar.

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Photo of blindtiger24
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Stickee tofee and bread pudding meet too create a hoppy and malty ale. It's hard to classify. Maybe there is some rye used as well which adds some spice and some delayed heat on the back of he throat. It fakes you out like it is going to finish clean, then there is tons of sticky resin. They've created a monster that puts you in the holiday spirit!

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Photo of woemad
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
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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Photo of Colt40Frank
4.56/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very good IPA with smooth finish.

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Photo of RJB66
4.74/5  rDev +20%
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.

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Photo of HamdenHector
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: crystal clear; copper colored; 1 finger off white head that receded to a thick cap; nice lacing;

S: more grapefruit that anything; pine and a little floral note in the background; tough to identify any malt - this is really all hops;

T: grapefruit up front; mixes with a little caramel at mid-palate; light to medium bitterness from mid-palate through the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: not sure how this falls under the amber/red category; not balanced between hops and malt as I would expect from that category; drinks more like a pale ale or an IPA; sixpoint website says this beer can't be classified - I guess this is proof of that; at any rate, this is a really good beer and that's all that matters;

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Global Warmer from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.