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307 Reviews
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Reviews: 307
Hads: 2,026
Avg: 4.12
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 170
Gots: 408 | FT: 12
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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 damndirtyape
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of OleGee
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.68/5  rDev +13.6%
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

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Photo of rockernino
4.41/5  rDev +7%
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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Photo of NinjaJesus
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

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Photo of musicsherlock
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

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Photo of Qbdoo
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

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Photo of drtth
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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Photo of johnnnniee
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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Photo of MightyMonk
4.74/5  rDev +15%
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!

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Photo of Shaw
4.36/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

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Photo of hopflyer
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Best by July 10, 2015

Pours honey gold color with great clarity. One finger off white head dissipates to thin film with with crescent moon-like half ring around glass.

Smells of a balanced dipa with hefty malt backbone and earthy resinous hops.

Taste up front is bitter bite followed quickly with some candy sweetness. A bit of booze but shielded pretty good. Some slight touch of apricot but bitterness overtakes most of any fruity profile there may be. Some of the alcohol can't help but make itself known at least a little bit towards the bottom of the glass.

Feel is medium bodied with low side of medium carbonation. Maybe a little syrupy. I think it hits the style pretty good here.

A pretty big dipa but doesn't feel to be as much. This goes down pretty quick as its tastey and not overbearing. Bittersweet might be the best one word description. The sweetness and resin play well together. Booze is there but hidden well. Nice work once again from Sixpoint.

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Photo of ThomasJ25
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Love the slim can. Not as hot as last year. I feel like they really dialed in the perfect combo and hope they continue to offer a similar recipe going forward.

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Photo of Tuck_leepulin
4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz slim can with a best by date of July 2015 poured into a snifter.

Appearance: Pours an orange amber with 1 finger of head

Smell: Lots of citrus and grapefruit zest

Taste: Smack-you-in-the-face hops with loads of citrus, pine, and earthy hops with sweet malt in the finish along with some medicinal notes

Mouthfeel: Sticky but with with a semi-dry finish

Overall: Just packed full of hop flavor. I did not try last years recipe but this is very delicious. I feel like it is just teetering on the edge of becoming malty and boozy for a DIPA or "IIIPA". But this is fantastic.

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Photo of maxcoinage
4.41/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

slim can to snifter , bb10 july 2015 - 2finger fluffy white head settled nice and slow
nice clear golden orange

piney, earthy hops on the nose.almost pungent- some tropical fruits in there

wowzers- packs a punch of hops to the mouth. inital touch to the lips starts of with a bit of juicy fruit sweetness that is CRUSHED by the bitter hop flavor

mouthfeel - nice medium body and good carbonation, definitely sticky, coats the mouth a bit

overall - love THIS DIPA. make em hoppy and im happy

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Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.7/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5


Pours a clear orange body and a thick off white head. Leaves some lace.

Aroma is better to me with the more tropical fruit edge to it. Alcohol and malt are way too present for me. Sweet caramel and toffee. The rest of the hops are orange, floral, minty, pine, and resin.

Has a lot of body to it for a IPA. Lots of bitterness and medium carbonation. Drinks smooth.

A good beer for some food pairing. Much harder to get through a can without it.

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Photo of CraigS119
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Purchased at Total Wine, Tampa for $3.79 single can. That's a lot of money for a can. But anyways. The beer pours an amber color, see-thru, with nice white head. Looks like a Budweiser, tbh. The aromas evolve from pine/resin/hops to sweet grape/apple skins, tropical kiwis, and citrusy clementines. The taste: sweet. pineapple syrupyness and notes of berry come to a clean, bitter finish. The beer is thick and sugary smooth. This beer is damn drinkable- something I would adore in a bar... but a little to sweet for my home beer stock. It balances the high alcohol content with a sucrose surplus, which does two things: masks the abv and makes this beer dangerously easy to knock back. 4.3/5

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Photo of thespaceman
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served on tap at Pies and Pints in Waterbury, CT

Pours a billowing head - beautiful clear amber in color with excellent lacing - smell is of pine oil, citrus and grapefruit - this ones got a nice presence of mango and citrus notes on first sip with just a slight tinge of toasted malt that is immediately muted by the strong hops - mouthfeel is slick like and oily which is fine with me - OVERALL this is a fine double/imperial IPA - drink ability is outstanding with the 10.5% ABV being hidden very well, making this a dangerous one. Excellent complexity between hop flavors. Not sure how it holds up in the can but this beer on tap is a sure fire winner in my book.

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Photo of smcolw
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The barkeeper needs to make two pours to settle the head. Leaves a wide ring of lace on the initial sip. The color is light amber and nearly clear.

Grapefruit and pine resin are the predominate aromas.

The smell stretches through the taste. There's also an oily high-alcohol malt base. You know you're drinking a big beer. Rich body with an equally low carbonation level.

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Photo of craftbeersweden
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear, orange colored beer with a whithe, one finger high head.

Nose: Tropical fruit, orange, pine, sweet caramel malt, grapefruit and mango.
Taste: As the nose, tropical fruit, caramel, floral hops, pine, resin and grapefruit.
Body: Medium body with crisp carbonation. Creamy, oily texture. Bitter ending.

Just a great beer!

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Photo of HipCzech
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving: 355 mL can poured into an IPA glass (can stamped "BB09JUL2015").

Appearance: Deep, clear amber gold with a lush head of white foam and visible carbonation. Light but persistent lacing.

Smell: Full aroma tropical fruit, pine and dank hops rounded out by malty sweetness.

Taste: Very balanced malt body, modest caramel sweetness and layers of juicy hop flavor: grapefruit, passion fruit, apricot, pine sap, black pepper and earthy spice.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with lively, moderate carbonation. Hints at being syrupy and alcoholic but avoids feeling too big.

Overall: At once both big and boozy, while still balanced and drinkable. Plenty of nice hop flavors and aromas in an unassumingly potent package.

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Photo of cambabeer
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

nice hop and alcohol aroma. Balanced with the malty and hoppy resin and chewiness. Somewhat spicy, both from the booze and from the hops. There's some sweetness in there as well. Overall a really good beer. Really good.

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Photo of Beer4Baltimore
4.57/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Looks amber and syrupy with a thin little head and few bubbles but there's something about it that says just wait it's coming. Smells of wet pine but not overpowering. Taste is an explosion of pine tree sap that wallops the back of your throat. Feels smooth and travels well but it is just a little bit boozy in the aftertaste.
Overall it's kickass good with the piney bite I like.

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Photo of Pourharddrinkslow
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Look: In a word, gorgeous. Clean golden color with just a hint of amber to darken it up.

Smell: Honestly, right now my allergies are awful so it's hard for me to give an accurate assessment. I smell very mild hops and a subtle sweetness.

Taste: A very balanced DIPA in my opinion. As it hit my lips, I got that subtle sweetness I sensed in the smell; maybe grapefruit; not as simple as a lemon or orange flavor. As soon as I swallowed I was left with a perfect balance of hops and malt. It would really be unfair to single out and analyze the hop and malt profiles separately because they compliment each other so well that the tastes sort of just blend together.

Feel: Super smooth, dangerously drinkable

Overall: Excellent beer if you can find it. The taste and mouthfeel are the real stars here, but those are the most important characteristics for a beer, in my opinion!

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Photo of HoppinDad
4.89/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Oh my God! They improved on an already amazing beer. Kudos Six Point. The nose slaps you with citrus, malt and alcohol. Totally inviting you in. The first sip amazes you with the sheer hoppyness of it along with the malt and alcohol flavor as it fills your mouth. A real nice citrus flavor profile abounds this beer. I'm lost in it. The mouth feel is silky and smooth. I could really drink this beer fast but that would be a crime. Savor this one hop heads.

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