Global Warmer - Sixpoint Brewery
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Reviews by cyclonece09:
3.8/5 rDev -2.8%
Poured from a 12 oz can into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a cloudy light brown/red with a tiny head. Smells of heavy grain with some earthy tones. Tastes of nice earthy and floral hops with a great backbone of slightly roasted malt. Beer is medium bodied good carbonation lingers a bit in the mouth, good finish. Overall a very good beer.
02-01-2014 02:13:07 | More by cyclonece09
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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
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
4.18/5 rDev +6.9%
I guess sort of an Imperial Red in terms of style but brewed as a Winter Warmer, this beer certainly looks like it could fit comfortably into that hybrid role. It's a very murky sort of dark orange with red-brown leanings and is close to opaque with a minimal sort of translucency to its thickness. The yellow-tinted head is creamy and dense, a solid finger that takes time to fade to heavy foam that never recedes and starts lacing the top of the glass with webbing before forming a thick ring where it's settled and following with strong patching.
The smell gives a bite of pine with resinous tones, fresh hops oils, citrus peel with a light pithiness to it, and some raw green leaf balanced very nicely by some bread and caramel that allow the hops to take center stage but are there for support the entire way. There's a ghost of toffee sweetness right on the end when I really dig my nose into it.
The hops rule the flavor as well and with the same profile, though an interesting note of roasty quality, beginning with toasty tones but ending more roasted, rests throughout the sip. It ends a little leafier and with some strong pithy notes coming out with more earth into a long-lingering finish. The pith does get heavy at the end.
These big hops are keeping the feel pretty dry all the way, but it's smooth too. Crispness is moderate but constant and light carbonation adds a certain creaminess that never dies off.
11-26-2013 14:42:15 | More by Brenden
3.99/5 rDev +2%
12oz slim can poured into a snifter. Best before March 27, 2014.
A: Pours a hazy copper ruby with an average off white head. Fairly quick to dissipate it is gone in a minute or two, leaving some nice lacing on the glass.
S: Bold hop aroma with a firm malt sweetness backing it up. Needs to get warm for more nose to come out.
T: Bitterness is the first thing I get, pretty substantial with an herbal citrus hop flavor. Malts are strong and add some depth to the beer. Touch of spiciness rounds this out. Interesting take on a winter warmer.
M: Medium body with a pleasant creamy mouthfeel. Crisp and dry finish. Mild carbonation. Nice and warming.
Overall its a good beer that is quite different than the winter warmers on the market. For those who enjoy hops this is one ya gotta pick up.
11-18-2013 01:20:37 | More by CloudStrife
3.8/5 rDev -2.8%
12oz slimline can... pours a true amber color with a decent head.
Nose: Citrus come through right away giving a hint of a west coast style imperial amber.
Taste: Citrus hops right up front in a bracing way. Nice. But the finish just falls away. This beer, perhaps, wants to be more but after a few sips it just falls a bit short of outstanding. I know that its an amber but when the initial hit of hops fades there is no sweet malt caramel rich finish to let you know an amber is in the house.
If I can relate it to a true imperial amber giant, I'd say that it wants to be a Troegs Nugget Nectar when it grows up.
12-14-2013 03:06:06 | More by mbatley
Global Warmer from Sixpoint Brewery
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