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Global Warmer - Sixpoint Brewery

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856 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 856
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 34
Gots: 120 | 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:
Beer added by: slander on 11-04-2013

An Imperial Red ale of global proportions, rich with toasted malt and enough bright hops to warm you through the winter.
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Photo of kbrown
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hard to tell how this is listed as an amber and not a winter warmer, since it's clearly a winter warmer.

Appearance is rather red to orangish, that much is true, but that's about where the similarity to amber ale ends.

Flavor and aroma are notably spicy, but not overwhelmingly spicy like some winter warmers have been for me in the past. Also notable are some fruity and citrus aspects, and a good malt backbone. A tangy hoppiness rounds out what's a rather busy, but nonetheless tasty beer.

Body is medium to full and has a tangy, tingly spicy finish

Overall it's a damn fine winter warmer, certainly an enjoyable treat for the cold weather and holidays.

Photo of virinow
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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

This was an interesting beer mostly because with the descriptions I read and then with what I thought while drinking it, I had a hard time deciding what style this beer actually was. It says on the can that it is a "winter warmer" which would make me think it is some kind of Scotch Ale. It is classified on this website as an Amber Ale. When I tasted it I thought more IPA since the taste was very hoppy and their was some citrus presence. Whatever style this beer wants to be though, it was very drinkable and tasty.

Photo of Nunya
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of BoJengs
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of DAS30
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of CFHMagnet
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

RIP Bruce. You were a good buddy.

I got a finger and a half of cream colored head. This sits and slowly recedes on top of a burnt orange body. There is an awful lot of sediment suspended in the body. Good lacing as well.

Smells of pine and citrus.

Tastes like pine and grapefruit. There is a little malt up front. I'm having a hard time reading this one.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied. Leaves a little residue on the tongue. Definitely a dry finish.

Photo of Belittle
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Dank26
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of BubbleBobble
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of abkayak
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of u2carew
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can

A) Poured into a Sam Adams lager glass. Finger thick head, tight and creamy. Settles slightly leaving some big bubble lacing at the edge of the glass. Bronze colored bottle with some hazy and a lot of large chunks of sediment (uh-oh....). Semi-sticky lacing on the drink down.
S) Bright spruce and citrus tones. Piney. Grapefruit. Sweet orange.
T) Hoppy bite from start to finish. Grapefruit. Subtle caramel notes. Lingering hop bitterness in the aftertaste and beyond.
M) Crisp. Medium bodied. Tannic.
O) A decent "IPA". I know the website calls it an imperial red and it's listed on BA as an amber/red ale, but c'mon who we kidding? I tasted the hints of the red ale base but the hops overpowered the dry toasted caramel found in a normal Red Ale. The large chunks of sediment were a turnoff.

Photo of csurowiec
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of hosehead83
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a "skinny" 12oz. can into a balloon glass.
Chill-hazed apricot in color, with a nice cloud-deck of off-white foam.
Aroma-citrussy hops
Taste-Toasted malt, big shot of "dusty" citrus hops. Lots of tasty flavor in a small-looking can. A hop-head thumbs-up!

Photo of BridgieT
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served with a medium amber color with a one finger of an off white colored head. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is strongest of a grapefruit and pine hop smell mixed with some other hop aromas of grass. Along with these smells are some sweeter aromas of a tropical fruit nature with tangerine and a bit of mango. A little bit of caramel and roasted malt smells are in there as well, rounding out the smell to produce a pretty smooth and nice IPA like aroma.

Taste – The taste begins a lightly toasted malt taste with a relatively strong presence of grapefruit and pine hop right up front. Some sweetness of a caramel nature is upfront as well, giving the beer a moderate level of sweetness. As the taste advances the sweeter caramel is replaced by some sweeter tropical fruit flavors of tangerine, pineapple and mango. The grapefruit and pine hop flavors get more intense, bitter, and resinous in nature as the flavor advances to the end. With a little bit of grass joining the taste profile late in the taste, one is left with a rather strongly pine and grapefruity hopped and tropical fruity sweetened flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side with a carbonation level that is average as well. The medium carbonation and body are nice for the blend of fruity and hoppy flavors and creates a rather nice easy drinking brew overall.

Overall – A rather tasty red IPA with a nice blend of grapefruit and pine hop mixed with a nice level of sweetness. A nice drinker overall.

Photo of ScaryEd
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of dmk91
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Another winter warmer on Day 2 of Snowpocalypse ’14 – wait, according to BA, this is an amber. Oh well, cheers.

Best before 03/27/2014, more than two months after the date of this tasting.

A: Pours a dull brown-amber from the can, but the head is creamy and thick: about a half-inch of beige foam that sticks around for minutes. Snowy lacing matches the view outside the window.

S: Mouthwatering hop scents fill the room with essences of grapefruit, strawberry jam, and fresh peach as soon as the can is cracked – it’s bold even from a distance, and sticking your nose in the glass is just heavenly. Beneath, there’s an unobtrusive malt aroma of sweet vanilla, giving this a fruit-and-cream character.

T: A big, bold, bitter palate, but one that’s not without the outstanding flavor of toasted malt. In a single upward movement, the palate opens and closes in a flurry of green, piney, subtly catty hop flavor (not just bitterness) with moderate intensity; the rise and fall plays in front of a backdrop of authentic grains, a myriad of husk, biscuit, and Grape Nut fruit-and-wheat (that last one’s a technical term, I swear). Finishes not as bitter as it opened, but still with a mildly resinous dryness.

M: Effervescent yet satisfyingly full-bodied, even from the can. It feels quite dry at first, likely due to the hops playing off the fizz, but it never gets more than just a slight tingle on the back of the tongue. Again, it’s hop flavor, not necessarily bitterness.

O: Not what I expected at all, but after having many of their other brews, I’m pretty confident that Sixpoint has a mantra like Three Floyds: every style can become an IPA if you try hard enough. But you know what, these guys have a little more finesse when it comes to all things hop; I get a more herbal, nuanced flavors from their beers. Maybe it’s because Sixpoint doesn’t overload their hoppy beers with an extra-sweet dose of malt like FFF, but that’s beside the point…I love both brewers, and I truly enjoyed this beer! Keep ‘em coming, Sixpoint!

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Mikecap
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. can poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a medium amber with two fingers of frothy white head that fades to a splotchy lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: A good deal of citrus and some sweet malt and caramel, a bit of spice but not overwhelming as some winter warmers can be.

T: Solid citrus flavor with some grapefruit and lemon coming through, nice hoppy component with a bit of pine, also a nuttiness and some sweet malt come through.

M: Medium bodied with a mild hop bitterness and a dry, bitter finish.

O: A very solid winter beer here from Sixpoint. Definitely more "IPA" than winter warmer to me and that's how I like it. Definitely worth a try!

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Global Warmer from Sixpoint Brewery
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