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Ratings: 1,771
Reviews: 305
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 131
Gots: 315 | FT: 17
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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 BoldRulerVT
3.69/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Finally picked up a 12 oz can to give this a try.
Aromas I felt weren't very strong. Mild hops and pine, mild breadiness, some alcohol on the nose.
Taste was in line with aromas, but felt the alcohol presence was very strong (I totally get this a high ABV beer). Just felt the alcohol detracted from the other flavors. Some good bitterness on the finish.
Mouthfeel was fine.
Overall, I felt the beer was serviceable. But I have no desire to seek it out again.

Photo of Redsoxfan
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of FLima
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Amber color with a thick head with good retention and leaving laces.
Aroma of grapefruit, fresh oranges, honey and tropical fruits.
Bold flavor of pine, resin, pineapple, lots of spices, tea bags, peaches, mango, toasted malts and caramels. Very dry and bitter aftertaste.
Medium to full body with low carbonation. Alcohol of 11% is hard to believe to be that high.
A hoppy punch juice that is later tamed and becomes a quite easy and pleasant ride despite its huge IBU content.

Photo of Lynn
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of mRj
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of patpbr
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Poured a deep orange with a two finger head.
S - Lots of hops and fruit
T - Sweet with citrus, orange, grapefruit and pine and balanced malt.
M - Medium body and a biting finish.
O - This is big on hops and weights in at 11% alcohol so your going notice it.

Photo of lonewolfcry
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of arozski88
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Piddmeista
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Lukass
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Gonzoillini
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of khargro2
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Jmamay22
3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours an deep pumpkin orange and is somewhat cloudy. The ecru colored head is large, soft and billowy with nice rings of lacing left behind. The scent is piney with a hint of mint and grass. A subtle earthy background.

The taste begins with a mild caramel sweet flavor that quickly gives way to the dominant hops. The beer turns more bitter with stronger notes of mint. Strong finish of pine and bitter citrus. Very little fruity esters can be found. Mouthfeel is medium to medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. As the beer warms it becomes a bit sweeter, but retains its' hop forward nature.

A well rounded double IPA. If a bit expensive for a four pack.

Photo of PaulyB83
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz. can into a tulip glass.

A- Deep gold, light amber with a medium off white head that dissipated to a wispy film. Slightly hazy and the alcohol really makes it stick to the sides of the glass.

S- Lots of stone fruit, peach, apricot, and unripe mango. Some citrus of tangerine. Slight bready malts coming through and slight amount of alcohol as well. Smells pretty sweet.

T- Similar to aroma with the stone fruits, sweet peach, apricot and unripe mango. Listed as 111 IBUs I was worried it would be too bitter but it is a very smooth pleasant bitterness that I prefer in my IPAs. Some of the alcohol is coming through but for 11.1% it is very well hidden.

M- A pretty heavy mouthfeel as IPAs go, it is very syrupy. I guess it kinda takes away from the drinkability a bit.

O- Very glad I found this while in Ohio for the weekend. It is a big beer that was also very smooth. As far as hop profiles go, I prefer more citrus and tropical forward ones opposed to the stone fruit forward aspects of this one but I can't deny that this is an amazingly well crafted brew.

Photo of nicholas527
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of hoponit
3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of vcoggins
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of kevanb
3.73/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can poured into a Sixpoint Resin Snifter.

The beer pours a hazy, opaque, copper color, hues of apricot and light amber with a soft, white head, only about a finger high that has moderate retention but yields a lovely amount of sticky lace behind. The aroma is super resinous, shocker, but with a nice amount of juicy fresh fruit before a hugely sweet malt bill rushes forward that highlights the amplified alcohol content of this big IPA. The flavors are bold, super hoppy, lots of resinous bitter flavors, piney, sappy, juicy with nice fruit flavors, a lot of tangy grapefruit, with a big sugary surge of malt, sticky and sweet with potent alcohol flavors. The body is juicy, assertive with lesser carbonation levels, very smooth and rich that finishes softly with a super dry kick, that is warm and boozy as well.

Verdict: A strong DIPA from Sixpoint and right on point with my expectations of an 11.1% version of Resin. It's big, sticky, resinous and boozy, but the fruit flavors are quite nice. It's not as complex or rounded as many other DIPAs and the balance could certainly improve to hide the phenol alcohol a bit more, but all in all, it's a nice one to sip on.

Photo of eawolff99
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of OMsweetOM
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of VE777
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of metter98
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is hazy light amber orange in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of tropical fruits are present in the nose—mangos and passionfruit seem to stand out in particular.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has lots of mango flavors along with notes of passionfruit and a light to moderate amount of hop bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has very nice aromas and flavors of tropical fruits and is rather drinkable considering its strength because little if any traces of alcohol are perceptible in the taste. There are also enough hops in this to keep the malts from being sweet and sticky.

Photo of Treyliff
3.67/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter

A- Pours amber color with light ruby hue, carbonation bubbles floating to the top, creating a two-finger foamy white head that retains nicely, eventually leaving behind some nice patches of lace

S- Piney and resinous hops, fresh mint, light tropical fruit, underlying bread malt that closes with a sugary sweetness

T- big malty sweetness mixes with a big smack of piney, and resinous hops. Bold bready malt holds up to the hops, and actually stands out above the bitterness at times. Big bitter hoppy finish with notes of pine and grass, alcohol lingers

M- thick and viscous body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy-yet-syrupy mouthfeel that coats the mouth, finishing with a good amount of alcohol warmth

O- This is definitely a palate wrecker, but it actually drinks more like a barley wine, rather than a DIPA. The bread maltiness plays just as big of a role as the hops. Pretty good sipper, but not what I typically look for in a DIPA.

Photo of thegoldenangle
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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