Global Warmer - Sixpoint Brewery
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3.95/5 rDev +1%
Pours a hazy, barely translucent golden with a thick and fine-bubbled buff head. Aroma is quite hoppy with a caramel and malty undertone. Flavor is resiny and hoppy, more like an IPA, with malty and caramel underpinnings. Texture is firm, smooth and lively. Prepare for the effects of global warming with this brewski.
03-18-2014 00:03:56 | More by Cyberkedi
4.23/5 rDev +8.2%
Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. can into a Weyerbacher pint glass.
A: Pours a reddish bronze, hazy and has some floaters. Forms a half-finger of eggshell-colored head with fairly low visible carbonation.
S: Toasted malt sweetness and pine resin, citrus and grassy hops. Touch of toffee character to the malt base.
T: Citrus rind and sticky resin hops, toasted malts with a modest toffee flavor. Some dankness to the hop profile on the exhale. Citrus rind hops with significant bitterness in the hang, but not quite obnoxious levels.
M: Medium body, alcohol well-hidden. Carbonation sensation on the low side.
O: This was pretty tasty. A big beer that remains fairly easy to drink. Bitterness and dankness are the predominant impressions, but the beer is pretty put together well. Recommended.
03-17-2014 03:00:47 | More by macrosmatic
District of Columbia
3.7/5 rDev -5.4%
A: hazy dirty light orange, but seemingly with particles in it (pretty sure my glass was clean).
S: rating up on strength and interesting nature; cigarettes and raisin bread, maybe some plum. Not an expected smell, debatable if it's a pleasant one.
T: grainy and mildly smokey beginning to the taste, perhaps the same origins of the cigarette nose. A citrus sweetness comes from under this for a second before a pine-based bitterness finishes the taste.
M: my mouth feels dry and thirsty after a mouthful of the beer. It has a slightly copper tinge to it however
O: a very interesting beer with some things to like and some things that are a bit off-putting. Definitely try this when you are in an off-centered mood.
03-13-2014 02:54:45 | More by cjgiant
3.64/5 rDev -6.9%
This beer seems to fall somewhere in between an amber ale and American barley wine. Aggressive hops with strong citrus notes of grapefruit, orange peel, and a light resin are well balanced by maltier hints of caramel and toffee. Well structured and enjoyable beer.
03-04-2014 06:04:32 | More by TheBullsHorn
District of Columbia
4.05/5 rDev +3.6%
Poured straight down the middle of a large tulip style glass it resulted in a massive three finger head. After a couple of minutes the appearance had died down to a thick fluffy cap with heavy lacing on the side of the glass. Appearance is a deep hazy amber orange with more suspended particulate floating around in there than in just about any beer I’ve ever seen - I actually poured a second to see if it was just one can, but the same held true in this case as well. Looking at other Beeradvocate reviews, this seems the norm for this beer. Am I expecting too much for a beer that costs over $10 for 4-pack to actually pour clear? Oh well. Nose is a wonderful balance of sweet malt and candied nuts with strong hop notes of potent ganja and hints of spruce and pine needles. Sip is hop forward at first, with a hint of caramel followed by big piney and grass flavors on top of the bitter notes on the middle of the tongue. Mid-palate also sees candied orange and ripe apricot, orange zest, mango, a hint of cocoa and very, very light bready notes. Back of the tongue and swallow see more uniform and one-dimensional dry tannins. The finish has hints of peach jam, mandarin oranges, and piney grapefruit hop bitters with notes of lavender. One of the defining things about this beer, for me, is the mouthfeel which has a wonderfully effervescent quality - it’s not so much that it is overly carbonated so much as it is the way the carbonation feels on the tongue. In some ways it reminds me of the feeling of a Lambrusco. All in all, this is yet another exceptional beer from Sixpoint. Yes, I’m a bit irked by the particulate, but in the end, if the flavor, mouthfeel, and aroma are all terrific, and I don’t get sick from whatever is floating in the beer, then I’m a very forgiving soul. Marketed, somewhat, as a winter warmer, this is also another example of Sixpoint refusing to play by expected stylistic rules, in this case because it’s not really a winter warmer in the traditional sense. Instead, think of this as a wonderfully hoppy amber ale, somewhat akin to Nugget Nectar, albeit less sweet, more bitter, and not quite as good, which is not so much a knock against Global Warmer so much as it is a testament to how much I love Nugget Nectar :)
02-28-2014 23:09:21 | More by 8stringfan
Global Warmer from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 559 ratings.