Global Warmer - Sixpoint Brewery

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753 Ratings
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Ratings: 753
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 28
Gots: 91 | 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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Photo of Triklino
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of njtmayhem
4.26/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ryanpro
4.26/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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 fscottkey
3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: [5.00] Copper/caramel color boor. Forms a nice 1 1/2 finger head that is dense and seems to stick around. It is also sticky and coats the glass with excellent lacing. The can is great - it lists the IBU (70) the ABV (7.0%) the best by date (4/23/15) and for a bonus the SRM (color) of (17) which puts it in the dark lager color range. Kudos to making me an informed consumer!!

S: [3.75] Really nice hop forward smell. A piney/resiny scent comes through on the nose. It is not subtle - a pretty bold smell.

T: [3.50] I get a bit of a metallic taste up front (this went away after a few sips). Then some hop bittering in the middle and finish. There is definitely a lingering hop bitterness on the palate. Not a lot of sweetness anywhere. This presents like a dry wine.

M: [3.75] The mouthfeel is a bit sticky and resiny. The carbonation level is right on. The hop finish adds a bit of dryness.

O: [3.75] The nose on this one is great. The mouthfeel is really nice for the style. The taste is a little one dimensional. I was looking for a little malt to balance the hops somewhere. It is enjoyable but there are IPAs that are a bit more multidimentional (bringing flowers or fruit etc.).

Photo of wiscokid920
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tappangordo
3.7/5  rDev -5.6%

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 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;

Photo of Beer4B
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Dewsby
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of Bearshawks85
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of bbudnik
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%

Photo of oldvines
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Petegrieco
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of tylerbrowe
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev +2%

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.


Photo of KFrank729
3.12/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of SABERG
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of MattR2014
3.96/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Eddiehop
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of gillagorilla
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. can poured into a Burley Oak snifter (best before 4/23/15

A: Nice brownish copper with great lacing, a nice collar and a voluptuous initial head.
S: Light and piney with something I can't quite place.
T: This is a nice, solid amber. Light in nearly every category, but still nails them well. Could use a bit more hop character and body. It does have a great balance, especially compared to their other hoppy beers.
M: Smooth with very little carbonation. The carbonation that is there is very soft.
O: Another one bites the dust. Probably one of the better hoppy beers from Sixpoint.

Photo of JillMarch1027
2.16/5  rDev -44.9%

Global Warmer from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 753 ratings.