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Ratings: 1,794
Reviews: 312
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 133
Gots: 324 | FT: 18
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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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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This beer poured a clear gold color. There was a medium-sized white head with a bit of lace.

Pine and citrus aroma. Sweet malt.

Nice taste. Mostly pine resin. Some grapefruit, some sweet tropical fruit. Caramel. The malt balanced the hops quite well.

Slick, oily mouthfeel. The alcohol was very well hidden.

A dangerous beer. That 11% ABV can sneak up on you, for sure.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of ThickNStout
4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz can from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 10.99/ 4 pack. Canned 1/12/14. Served in a Southern Tier tulip snifter.

Pours murky amber orange with over two fingers of pale head. The foam lingers before settling to a thin cap that laces quite well.

Smells of citrus zest, pine needles and a light bready or cracker-like malty note.

Nice big punch of bitter piney and citrus hop flavors up front with an enjoyably sweet malt base. Orange peel, grapefruit, pine sap, mild pineapple, peppercorns, simple syrup, bread, cracker, caramel, vague toffee and some alcohol bite. I like the balance of bitter forward hops with a noticeably sweet malt body. No doubt there's booze in there but it goes down quite easily for it's double digit alcohol bill.

Slick, medium full, oily body with fairly mild carbonation. Bittersweet fruity hop juice finish.

For my tastes this blows Resin away. A much fruitier blend of hops with an excellent sweet malty base. Well done. This is certainly worth seeking out to try.

Photo of guityler83
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best before 12-Jul-2014

A: Half inch tall head poured in the english style pub glass, bright white color with mixed sized bubbles. Good sustain on the foam, about a minute before it fell completely. The beer is a golden copper color with a hazy complexion.

S: Moderate citrus hops (orange, pineapple) with sweet candy like hops (starburst and skittles). Underlying pine and sap resin. Boozy notes are present along with a light bread character from the malt.

T: Bitterness is firm with a round citrus hop flavor, grapefruit and over ripened pineapple. Malt character is moderate with toasty and bread crust. The hop flavor follows through the middle with tree sap and mango. The lingering after taste is candy like.

M: The name is appropriate here.. the tongue is left with that resinous hop oil that lets you taste the beer long after its gone. Carbonation is moderate and there is a fairly big alcohol warming sensation. Body is moderate with it being emphasized by the alcohol.

O: A pretty tasty DIPA but I wounder if the ABV on this thing could be lowered to make it more enjoyable. The aroma seems choked out by the alcohol and the the warming takes away from the drink-ability.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of jzeilinger
3.97/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap during Lehigh Valley Beer Week

A - Pours a medium orange gold color with minimal head and very little carbonation, leaves a very thin ring around the top of the glass.

S - This is the weakest category for this beer, I suspect the serving temp from the tap is masking the majority of the aroma. Passion fruit, nectarines, pineapple, and some crackery malt (but not much).

T - This beer is all about the candied tropical fruit experience. Lots of pineapple, passion fruit, nectarines, and light tropical fruit. Hoppy sweet spicy resin from beginning to end and coats the mouth before ending with a bitter citrus and pine biye on the finish to counterbalance the hoppy sweetness. Some alcohol comes through but for 11% it's not the effervescent booze bomb one would expect.

M - Thick medium body and light, prickly carbonation.

O - This is the biggest and most bold offering from Six Point that I've ever experienced. Nicely done with the hop head in mind.

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of corby112
3.07/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a very hazy, dark golden orange color with tangerine edges and a one finger, frothy white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Decent retention with streaks of spotty lacing left behind.

Dank floral hop aroma with a strong earthy, resinous quality countered by subtle fruit sweetness and a subtle pale malt backbone. Sticky hop oils with some soil, grass, pine needle and spruce tip followed by faint grapefruit, citrus and stone fruit. Cracker-y malt backbone with some bread and biscuit. Sweeter malt notes come forward as it warms, giving off some caramel and toffee. Decent enough aroma but could use more tropical/citrus fruit sweetness to counter all of the grassy, earthier characteristics.

On the fuller end of medium body with a blast of dry, earthy bitterness that lingers over the sweet malt backbone into a hot, boozy finish. Sticky hop flavor dominates the palate with hints of dirt/soil and grassy pine needle. Very dry and overwhelmingly bitter. Desperately in need of some sweetness for balance. The subtle tropical/citrus fruit presence found in the nose is completely overpowered. The bitter hop profile is countered by a sweet malt backbone with hints of bread, biscuit, toffee, caramel and roasted nut. The malt backbone us stronger than I usually prefer but in thus beer it actually helps mute the unpleasantly aggressive hops. Strong fuesel alcohol flavor lingering in the finish becoming overwhelmingly hot and boozy. The high ABV isn't well masked at all with tons of ethanol flavor and warmth in the finish. Not one of Sixpoint's finer offerings, in my opinion.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - A bright golden orange color with a decent sized head that doesn't stick around for too too long.

S - Sweet citrusy hops practically punch you in the face right off the bat. A touch of sweeter malts in there as well. A very refreshing smell.

T - Sweet sweet sweet! Pineapple, orange, and grapefruit juices all swirled together. There's a slight kick of alcohol towards the end, but for the most part, the alcohol in here is completely hidden.

M - Very creamy compared to IPAs I've had. Light carbonation.

O - Definitely only for those hopheads with a sweet tooth, but very refreshing and delicious. Be careful with this one though. With its ABV hidden almost perfectly behind the fruity taste and the velvety mouthfeel, this starts warming you up pretty quickly.

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93 out of 100 based on 1,794 ratings.