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Global Warmer - Sixpoint Brewery

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very good

869 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 869
Reviews: 147
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 39
Gots: 124 | 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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3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
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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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of cbutova
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Poured from the 12oz mini can to a snifter. Fairly hazy dark amber-red body with some sizable debris floating around. Creamy white cap of frothy foam forms to about one finger with pretty good retention. Silky ring leaves rings of lace some spots in between.

S- Hops are quite strong here, pretty much at an IPA level. Resinous pine and citrus hops make up most of the aroma with a bit of yeast hints, caramel malts and toasted grains in the backdrop.

T- Follows the nose nicely and closely. Hops are the main thing but malts and yeast provide a nice base. Hops have a large pine and citrus zest feel with some hints of tropical fruits, grass and floral flavors. Malts give hints of toasted cracked cereal grains, caramel and just a slight bit of nuttiness. Yeast bread and light fruits in here as well.

MF- Highly carbonated light end body. With a bit of movement the beer opens up with a nice creamy, silky smooth texture. Finishes with a medium bitterness on the palate from the hops.

Smelled like an IPA when I opened it and left me a bit surprised. Delivers a nice amount of hops with just enough malt base to balance and keep it in the Amber Ale side of things. Solid all around and worth a try for anyone.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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

12oz can poured into a pint glass
A: Orange color with a two-finger head
S: One-dimensional pine/hop resin
T: Also mostly hop resin, some grapefruit but bold, a hint earthy
M: Medium-bodied, slightly bitter
O: This tastes like a DIPA to me but regardless of style it's tasty just a bit monotone

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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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.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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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

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.

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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.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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Global Warmer from Sixpoint Brewery
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