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Ratings: 2,002
Reviews: 355
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 151
Gots: 398 | FT: 15
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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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Ratings: 2,002 | Reviews: 355
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
great.

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.

Cheers!!

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.

Photo of NinjaJesus
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Triple IPA is right. The high ABV definitely brought a serious sweetness with it but they hopped it like crazy so it balances. There is this almost blue cheese / volcanic feel to the beginning of this beer. I like it a lot.

Photo of musicsherlock
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Transparent light-orange, two finger cream colored head, nice lacing

smells of tropical fruit, citrus

bold tasting, piney, hop forward, nice balance, lacking in fruit. strong alcohol taste which I like.

feels creamy, smooth, low carbonation

started off strong with appearance and smell, taste not quite living up to expectation but still a fine IIPA.

Photo of Kraj30
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

really good IIIPA.. like the way this mellows out at the end

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

Dark brownish orange. Strong scent of pine and grass. Taste is piney too without being super bitter. Solid malt presence that balances out the massive hopes. There's a real earthy quality to the taste that I've only ever found in harvest ales. Mouthfeel is thinner than one would expect, which makes this a crazy drinkable Triple IPA.

Photo of drtth
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours out into a Duvel glass quite clear and amber or light copper colored with a 1” ivory head that recedes to a thin film over the liquid, leaving a ring of foam around the glass and leaving behind a thin almost circular ring along with small patches and legs of lacing. Sipping leaves foam on one side of the glass and small patches, some speckles and a few legs of lacing.

The aroma is resinous, citric and slightly earthy with noticeable malt undertones.

Initial hop bitterness becomes sweet, citric, and piney before moving back to a lightly bitter finish. The alcohol is barely detectable here as it is well integrated with the other flavors and makes its presence known more from the warming effects than from showing in the flavors.

The mouth feel is medium bodied and smooth. with light prickly carbonation. While the carbonation is adequate it is a bit on the light side. The finish is long and dry, inviting another sip.

This is indeed an excellent DIPA which is tasty enough that one is tempted to have more than one, which could be a mistake at this ABV. Throughout the beer the flavors are sharing the stage with each other and no single element dominates the show. I certainly intend to try this beer again.

Photo of johnnnniee
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at New England Taphouse grille.
Lightly hazy orange amber color with a decent head. Huge pine with lots of tropical fruits and some big apricot in the nose and flavor. Solid bready caramel backbone and a hint of ethanol. Enjoyed the hell out of this sipper.

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.35/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

To much power for me

Photo of Tucquan
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a taste of this on 2015-02-07 in Paoli at TJs

Dank and full flavored.

Photo of MightyMonk
4.74/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Beautiful amber colored clear perfection with a matching white 3 finger head. Bravo!
Citrus aroma and pleasant malty undertones.
Sweet start with wonderful citrus notes and noticeably bitter end with much warming booze.
This is truly an exceptional imp ipa
New favorite. Well done Sixpoint!

Photo of Shaw
4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A bright amber in color with a short, bright white head.

Boozy and dank aroma: herbal, vegetable, spicy. Like smelling a hop pellet.

Starts with a big alcohol burn that mixes with big hop flavors. Aggressive.

Slick body thanks to the alcohol.

Overall an angry big IPA. Everyday drinker? No, but so what.

Hi-Res from Sixpoint Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 2,002 ratings.