Global Warmer - Sixpoint Brewery
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4.25/5 rDev +8.7%
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.
11-16-2013 23:12:08 | More by WVbeergeek
4.41/5 rDev +12.8%
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.
11-24-2013 01:45:55 | More by trentbent
4.46/5 rDev +14.1%
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...
01-24-2014 00:34:43 | More by beerdedking
4.16/5 rDev +6.4%
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
01-27-2014 01:27:57 | More by JerseyHopHead
4.36/5 rDev +11.5%
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.
11-25-2013 03:12:11 | More by SteveB24
4.23/5 rDev +8.2%
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.
03-17-2014 03:00:47 | More by macrosmatic
4.23/5 rDev +8.2%
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.
11-30-2013 00:01:07 | More by JMScowcroft
4.55/5 rDev +16.4%
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.
11-24-2013 18:44:14 | More by schoolboy
4.11/5 rDev +5.1%
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.
02-01-2014 04:08:25 | More by scotorum
4.54/5 rDev +16.1%
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
12-19-2013 03:08:43 | More by SavvyStudent
3.5/5 rDev -10.5%
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.
12-12-2013 18:27:50 | More by tigg924
3.99/5 rDev +2%
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.
12-15-2013 19:06:01 | More by dogfishandi
Global Warmer from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 564 ratings.