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319 Reviews
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Reviews: 319
Hads: 2,105
Avg: 4.12
pDev: 26.46%
Wants: 179
Gots: 449 | FT: 11
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Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA | 11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: BeerVikingSailor on 01-20-2014

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Reviews: 319 | Hads: 2,105
Photo of dbl_delta
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | 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.

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Photo of jdhilt
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

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Photo of mick303
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

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Photo of spacecake9
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
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!

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Photo of oldn00b
4.96/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This beer blew me away. It's the best thing I've had from Sixpoint and can't wait for it to come back. It's huge, tons of hop notes of every kind - citrus, floral, bitter all collide.

It is a touch boozy at 10.5% but the alcohol adds a touch of sweetness. This is a fantastic beer, best I've had in the style that I can remember. I can't wait until this comes back again. Don't change a thing on this one Sixpoint, I know how you like to tinker and improve!

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Photo of timontheroad
4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

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Photo of irs
4.01/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

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Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

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Photo of mnrider
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
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!!

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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

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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!

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Photo of Brian_Lynch
3.37/5  rDev -18.2%
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.

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Photo of jdhops
4.42/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

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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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Hi-Res from Sixpoint Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 319 ratings.