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Global Warmer - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

737 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 737
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 28
Gots: 88 | 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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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.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of brentk56
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy amber with an impressively sticky head; plenty of lacing is left behind

Smell: Dank and piney with hints of apricot and caramel

Taste: Just a hint of caramel and apricot sweetness on the opening and then the dank, piney hops take over; while the tip of the tongue provides a remembrance of the beers first impact, this is a darn bitter amber

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I am not a big fan of ambers and while this is better than most, it still has some of the malt characteristics of an amber that make this a style I tend not to approach very often

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4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A firm backbone of caramel? Warming alcohol? Citrus gift packs? or a pep of fruitcake.... No doubt Global Warming is a fantastic beer- I'm just trying to find out what's so wintry about it.

Bright amber in color, a tinge of darker reddish brown hues promotes a maltier sense to the eye. A frothy, ivory colored head builds on top of the beer and shows strong persistence and well-defined rings at each sip.

The ale teems with hop aromas that stand proud above that of malt. It leads with juicy citrus in their ripest and most plump forms- red grapefruit, tangerine and kumquat create a perfumy waft about the glass. Tropical mangoes, apricots and pineapple add to the rich and fruity overtones. A strange twist of aromas lead the nose down a lightly "dank" cannabis path. Its thin caramel and honey malt aromas wrap around the hoppy fruit notes and give them a drippy-sweet impression.

And its that mix of honey, caramel, and slim butterscotch that seeps into the taste buds on the front palate, then the zesty fruit array begins to fold in during the middle. Balanced to perfection- the hops and malt intertwine for a long bittersweet taste before the finish. Its late sweetness dissolves and allows the hops to turn decidedly bitter but smooth. Its light grass and pine offers up an herbal complement to the earthy chive and cannabis tones.

Medium bodied through the majority of the session, its residual sweetness refuses to allow the hops to gain full control until the bitter end. Meanwhile, its creaminess is a result of that lingering malt and its embedded carbonation that only dries out deep in its finish. It closes with a malty-dry sensation that's accompanied by alcohol warmth and resinous pine tact.

In the end, Global Warming is an outstanding malt-forward IPA that's perfectly suited for winter consumption, or the fourth of July, or Easter, or Halloween, or the other 362 days of the year.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.15/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

i love these little cans from sixpoint, its a nice dose of beer like this one, which is a hopped up winter warmer type with a big more layers to it than most, and none of the usually uncomfortable palate of spices that dominate the style. glowing almost bright red, orangey, but loud in looks, with a ton of tiny bubbles scurrying around in an inch of white head as soft as a feather pillow. a nose of citrusy hops, almost as spice, in place of spice, on top of a nice amber malt body which flirts with red ale and barleywine in aroma and in taste. its bigger, but the hops interrupt its sweetness at exactly the right time for me, a needed respite from what i feared would be an onslaught of residual sugar, but thats just not the case. much softer all around than expected, and balanced as they come. i don't miss spices at all in this, and appreciate the use of hops in that role. a very drinkable beer too for what it is, the effervescent carbonation sure helps that, but its somehow refreshing too, not a trait i usually ascribe to winter warmers, but i dig this. another unique and highly agreeable brew from these guys. they would look great on colorado shelves...

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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.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 12/14/2013 at Track 84, in Warwick, RI served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, citrus, and a good amount of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel and citrus. Then a good hops presence comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Love the unique tall slender cans, and dated, best before March 27, 2014. Just had a beer from Seattle, next is a beer from Denver, but for now to celebrate the Superb Owl, gotta have a beer from NY/NJ where the bowl is being held.

Pours a decent creamy 1 finger head that fades at a med pace, bubbles popping mostly, some soapy lacing, hazy coppery orange reddish colored.

Nose brings plenty of pungent hops, mostly spicy and some citrus, candied orange peel, mild zest, little earthy pine, bit of stone fruit, etc. Then sweet candy malts, copper malts, little candy reddish caramel malts, bright candy red malt aroma, and a hint of estery warming booze with that.

Taste brings more hops again with a big malty sweet balance, it's a big beer. Hops are very powerful, some pine and forest floor earthy flavors, little sap, bit spicy, mild orange zest and candied orange peel, some stone fruit as well. Malts are pretty big too, sweet candy malts with lots of caramel and reddish candy, mild copper malts, little toasty but not much. It also brings a mild booze warmth, and hint of estery profile with it. The hops get a little stale and
old oil like character somehow. Finish is still somewhat sticky sweet but dries a bit, more mild candy malts, but big bitterness that gets rampant and almost astringent, big spicy chewy earthy hops with a bit more pine.

Mouth is on the heavy body side, a bit of fluffy carb, mild warming booze maybe a bit boozier than it should be for 7%.

Overall not bad, nice big hop profile and malt balance, but they both seem to eventually unbalance each other and both get a little unwelcome.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From 11/17/13 notes. Picked up a 12 oz. can on this at the Spirits in Middletown, NJ for $2. Poured into a pint glass.

a - Pours a hazy reddish-copper color with one infger of fluffy off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of light pine hops, light citrus, toasted malts, bready malts, and fruity malts. Nice nose, a good combo of malts and hops.

t - Tastes of dank pine hopes, bitter grapefruit and citrus hops, toasted malts, burnt malts, fruity malts, and some bread and grains. More hops than the nose and step up for me.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation, with some light bitterness.

o - Overall a very nice beer; listed as winter warmer but more like a hoppy red ale. Nose is good and the taste has more hops to it, and the bitterness is pretty light. Would certainly have it again.

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3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Good initial head that settles to rim bubbles. Leaves a cross between blanket and spotty lace. Light amber color. Clear.

The smell is a good blend of malt and fresh hop.

The flavor is far more hoppy, giving this a long biting aftertaste. More IPA than red ale. Good Crystal malt flavored base. Rich body but with an equally elevated carbonation level. Easy to drink more than one.

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Global Warmer from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 737 ratings.