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Ratings: 1,928
Reviews: 340
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 140
Gots: 364 | FT: 14
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Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: BeerVikingSailor on 01-20-2014

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Photo of MartzMimic
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours from the can into a Prairie Artisan teku glass a golden amber with two fingers of white head. Big nose of juicy tropical fruit and pine resin. Tastes of passion fruit, grapefruit, lemon and a malty caramel backbone to balance the bitter hops. The alcohol becomes more apparent as it warms. Medium sticky mouth. This is an interesting beer, with a fair bit of sweetness. It's not one I would drink every day, but I would enjoy the occasional visit.

Photo of dbl_delta
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can dated "BB10JUL2015" (on the bottom) into pint glass. Pours a clear, deep gold with a modest off-white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Initial intense blast of pine and citrus followed by malt sweetness, followed by a lingering bitterness in the back of your throat. Alcohol is well hidden. Moderately chewy, sticky mouthfeel, but sufficient carbonation to keep it refreshing. (Not that I could drink more than one of these, mind you!) Deceptively easy to drink. Good offering from Six Point.

Photo of jdhilt
3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a three finger white head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Crystal clear amber color. Good carbonation and medium body. Pine hop nose and flavor is balanced with caramel malt and pine hops - good thing the IBUs are 115. Best by Jul 2015. $3.90 for a 12oz gold can from Colonial Spirits Acton, MA.

Photo of pdad329
4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Sweeter than I expected for an "IIIPA" as it is labeled. Nice sipping beer.

Photo of mick303
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From can into a spiegelau IPA glass. Bright orange caramel colour with lots of carbonation and lacing.

S - aromas of sticky grapefruit concentrate, resiny pine cones, sappy, with a really fragrant punch to it, some strong florals. In comparison, this has less in the way of fresh citrus but goes down the resiny pungent path. Has some ethanol hints as it settles.

T - a real mouthful of flavour on this! Sappy and succulent, pine, tamarillo, grapefruit, big assertive fruity notes, lemon oil, pine really comes in on the finish, balanced with orange juice sweetness and a strong malt undertone. Caramel is mild and helps support the bright hop flavours I find, fairly simple malt profile helps the hops carry the flavour here, and the alcohol is nowhere to be seen. A very big and flavourful DIPA.

M - big and syrupy, sappy resin hops but thankfully the assertive carbonation lifts this and helps the alcohol from getting to heavy to slick. Drinks as a very well balanced strong IPA, with a succinct drying finish that calls you back.

This beer is not kidding around, really a powerhouse that combines assertive flavour with enough poise to hold things in check to prevent it being a booze bomb. Just enough excess and abandon thrown in with a solid balance and complexity that make it a pleasure to explore. Very enjoyable and delicious.

Photo of Noahtrumble
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Kinda taste like grass, but would definitely still have again

Photo of Pencible
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

More sweet than bitter, but very nice and clean and easy to drink.

Photo of spacecake9
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This surprised me, I was expecting it to be more hoppy with more citrus. Medium thick mouth feel. Alcohol is more noticeable in this DIPA than any other I've tasted. Good beer!

Photo of timontheroad
4.32/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: clear orange-copper color, with a two finger fluffy off-white head. Great retention and lacing to the bottom of the glass.
Smell: Very nice citrus aroma with just a hint of sweetness.
Taste: Great orange/grapefruit flavor with some tropical mango like notes as well. Pretty well balanced, with a nice malt backbone.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied, somewhat dry, but very crisp and good carbonation - very nice
Overall: pretty damn good beer, sure wish it was available in Colorado.

Photo of irs
4.01/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at tapestre in Somerville (NJ). Awesome nose. A bit on the sweet side up front, but a really nice dry finish. Too sweet and heavy to drink a lot but a little bit is nice.

Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a golden orange body with little head and lace. Has a mostly citric hop aroma but there are notes of grapefruit in there. Pretty good DIPA as it has the citric bite down but balances with the grapefruit sweetness and taste as well as touches of sweet malts. Easy to drink, light to medium body, ABV doesn't hit you at all and perhaps that's the biggest achievement.

Photo of mnrider
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a clear light amber color. Three fingers of creamy fluffy white
head. Excellent retention. Like most beers from Sixpoint the lacing is

S: Juicy citrus. Grapefruit. Other fruits. Fresh. Very light alcohol aroma.

T/M: Strong. Alcohol is not completely hidden. Good balance of flavors.
Plenty of fruits. Passion. Citrus. Bitterness is lighter with more grapefruit
and citrus. Creamy with a little malt sweetness. Aftertaste is a little
sticky, sweet and fruity.

O: A sipper for me. Great juicy citrus flavors. Balance is nice and has a
nice hop bite.


Photo of SenorHops
3.07/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Biggest disappointment at Extreme Beer Fest.

Photo of dmgeng
4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I really enjoyed Resin so I assumed that this would be no different.

A - Bright orange color. Some haziness with white head and strong lacing.

S - Very hop forward aroma with citrus hops mixing with tropical and grassy tones. Significant caramel and malt are second. Like a big candy hop smell.

T - Big sweet flavor full of West Coast hops and strong caramel sweetness. There is a fruitiness along with the citrus of the hops that makes this beer juicy on the tongue. Definitely one of the sweetest DIPAs I've had but I like it.

M - Medium to full mouth-feel. The carbonation was moderate. It finishes with quite a bit of body and is not one I could drink more than a few of. There is bitterness on the finish but the sweet character wants to sit.

Overall, a great beer that is a nice mixture of a lot of flavors that I love separately in one beer. Awesome hoppy aroma, delicious sweet flavor, and feels nice going down. Though it isn't the very best beer I've ever had; I would recommend trying this but after you've tried Resin.

Glass- Snifter

Photo of sulldaddy
4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

SAmpling a cellar temp can poured into a pint glass. the beer pours a clear copper color with creamy densely packed eggshell white head. The foam is 3 cm deep and fades slowly as I sample the beer. Leaves some windowpane lattice on my glass.
Aroma is resiny pine sap with hints of grapefruit too. First sip gives me an average body and fine tingly carbonation.
Flavor is a bit of caramel and biscuity malt but rolls to some hop characteristics pretty quickly after the first flavors hit. Grapefruit rind, some pine sap, general astringent aspirin drying and a bit of an herbal note too. Fairly complex hop mix.
I dont get any booze as I drain the pint and the beer is amazingly drinkable for the ABV.
I enjoy this beer and would buy it again, it isnt just super bitter for bitter sake and the drinkability is great!

Photo of Brian_Lynch
3.37/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Overall impression....huge beer, good, but sweet, malty, balanced yes, but sweet for a 115 IBUs. The 10.5% abv is very well incorporated. I very much like it, but I prefer imbalanced beers. Would buy again, but would not seek out.....on a whole, I find most of six points lineup to be a tad too sweet/malty.

Photo of Karnivool1
3.26/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Too much heat for my liking

Photo of BoljaBoy52
5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Simply one of the best IPAs made in the world. Had to give it all 5's

Photo of BcOneSeven
3.32/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Little thick. … Sort of cough syrup.

Photo of jdhops
4.42/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best by July 10, 2015. Skinny can into a pint glass.

A: Pours an extremely clear orange with a fluffy head that quickly dissipates. Lots of tiny bubbles heading upward. Uniform lacing.

S: Nothing strong. Danky citrus. No pine.

T: There's the hoppy pine, along with grapefruit and tropical notes. A little sweetness towards the end, then a quick dry with not much bitterness. Really smooth for this style.

M: Sticky but not heavy.

O: Superb. The 115 IBU is believable, but the 10.5% ABV is very well hidden among the hoppy/grapefruit/tropical flavors. As tasty as this was, I got a fresh growler fill that was even better.

Photo of damndirtyape
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can served in a Tulip glass. Best before 10 July 2015.

Appearance: Bright coppery-amber. Thin persistent white head. Some small strands and islands of persistent lacing.

Smell: Pine, fresh cut citrus/grapefruit, hint of tropical fruit, and as it warms up, just a hint of onion.

Taste: Lots of hoppy flavor including pine, grapefruit, lemon, orange, papaya, with some malt sweetness for balance. Finish is very hoppy, with citrus rind, more pine and grapefruit citrus, and something a bit spicy that builds a little heat.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and nicely thick with a light amount of resiny stickiness on the teeth. Light prickly carbonation.

Overall / Drinkability: Oh so very good and better after it warms up a bit. Nicely drinkable as a slow sipper / savoring beer. Went very well with food (Kedgeree) and I think it would pair with lots of other foods. A very nice full flavored and full bodied DIPA.

Photo of dental
3.17/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

poured into a pint glass out of a 12oz can. smelled like wet medium to large sized dog on a cloudy day. otherwise, not bad

Photo of OleGee
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful beer to look at nice smell and great mouth feel. Did not try last year's but based on other reviews I would say this one is not too boozy. That said, it's a tad sweet, but very tasty. Already looking forward to the next iteration.

Photo of SomethingClever
4.68/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12 oz can poured into Speigelau glass

A: beautiful crystal clear dark gold color laces like crazy

S: smells like gold sweet stinky hops very resiny

T: it's so good it's like a resin bomb it's so well crafted and the alcohol is hidden

M: It's chewy and sticky on the taste

O: this beer is insanely good it's sticky dank resinious and excellent

Photo of rockernino
4.41/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A lot of fruity, juicy sweetness in this bad boy, and it really balances the malt and ABV. The 10% takes it up to HopSlam ABV, but I'd take this over HopSlam any day of the week.

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