Global Warmer - Sixpoint Brewery

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very good

747 Ratings
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Ratings: 747
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 30
Gots: 90 | 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:
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 Hopdaemon39:
Photo of Hopdaemon39
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is the best beer from sixpoint that I've ever had- while IMO that's not saying all that much, this is still an enjoyable colder season beer.

Pours a very nice clear mahogany color with a finger of off-white head, good retention and nice circles of lacing.

Smell is bready and hoppy. Definitely detect some ginger in there along with the usual suspects: caramel malt, base grains and some citrusy hops of the grapefruit variety.

Taste is about the same- breadiness and hoppiness overlap with the bread first. Well balanced malt and hop profiles.

Mouthfeel is pretty good- medium body, modestly carbonated, not too sticky. This is actually a good beer. Nothing unbelievable but good enough to distract me briefly from my celebration ale binge. Worth a try for sure.

More User Reviews:
Photo of SteveB24
4.36/5  rDev +11.2%
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.

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

Photo of trentbent
4.41/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

Photo of beerdedking
4.46/5  rDev +13.8%
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...

Photo of schoolboy
4.55/5  rDev +16.1%
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.

Photo of SavvyStudent
4.54/5  rDev +15.8%
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

Photo of JerseyHopHead
4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
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

Photo of macrosmatic
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

Photo of JMScowcroft
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

Photo of scotorum
4.11/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

Photo of metter98
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

Photo of John_M
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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.

Impressive.

Photo of stewart124
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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.

Photo of denver10
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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.

Photo of blindtiger24
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
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!

Photo of HamdenHector
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
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 747 ratings.