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RAD - Sixpoint Brewery

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355 Ratings
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Ratings: 355
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 18.51%
Wants: 13
Gots: 38 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  3.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No one in their right mind would dispute it being... TOTALLY RADICAL. Sixpoint Rad is a unique blend of fruit juices with ale to create the original summer crusher. The first Sick Liquid form the MAd Scientists’ Laboratory - a refreshing take on what beer can be.

(Beer added by: Jason on 04-26-2014)
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Photo of Florida9
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Apparently this is a can of mildly alcoholic, carbonated, grapefruit juice....

Beyond cloudy, murky orange yellow in color. No head whatsoever. No lacing. Doesn't look appealing. Aroma is sweet grapefruit juice. Maybe a bit of orange juice in the mix, but it just smells like pure grapefruit juice to me. Taste is well...grapefruit juice. Mostly sweet with that tell-tale grapefruit bitter bite along with your standard citrus acidity on the back end. I'd like to say there is more to the taste than straight up grapefruit juice, but I'm not getting anything. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, appreciable bitterness and tartness.

Yep. It's mildly alcoholic grapefruit juice. What will they think of next?

Florida9, Monday at 02:14 AM
Photo of MaximumYuks
3/5  rDev -10.4%

MaximumYuks, Monday at 01:37 AM
Photo of craigdb
3.8/5  rDev +13.4%

craigdb, Sunday at 12:53 AM
Photo of st9647v3
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

st9647v3, Saturday at 09:13 PM
Photo of Bubbalito
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Bubbalito, Saturday at 07:34 AM
Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

AlpacaAlpaca, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

SocalKicks, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of Ozzylizard
2.82/5  rDev -15.8%

Can dated BB 4 Nov 14 at 40 degrees into a standard pint glass
Aroma very weak, fruity
Head fizzy, off white, disappears before I can measure it. Nothing is left behind.
No lacing.
Body orange, opaque – matches the can
Flavor is tart, mixed fruit juice – no particular fruit stands out.
Palate medium, creamy, soft carbonation

Appearance 2.5, Aroma 2.5, Flavor 3, Palate 3, Overall 2.75. Final weighted score: 2.825
This is 3.2% abv – it’s a radler, not a fruit/vegetable beer. It’s hard to compare this radler to beer/ale because it is as much a glass of fruit juice with alcohol as it is a beer with fruit flavor. You pretty much need to photograph the pour in order to judge or measure the head. The aroma is weak and generic, ie fruit, with no particular fruit moving to the front. The same with the flavor – yeah it’s fruity but I’m betting it’s mostly the innocuous white grape with some citrus added for color. As far as radlers go, in the future I’ll stick to German brands when I can or at least Leinenkugels.

Ozzylizard, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of Noelito76
2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

Noelito76, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of Dirtyhands
3.85/5  rDev +14.9%

Dirtyhands, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of Malone47
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Malone47, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of JohnnyChicago
4/5  rDev +19.4%

JohnnyChicago, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of CHickman
3.35/5  rDev 0%

Pours a very cloudy gold brown color with a fizzy 2-3 finger beige head that was full of bubbles and faded quickly, leaving minimal spotty lacing. It looked like a glass of guava juice, literally side by side you could not tell the difference.

Smells of fruit juice, a mix of guava juice, orange juice, grapefruit juice and any other summery fruit you might find in the Caribbean, combined with musty yeast, malt and chewy fruity candy. So far the whole “Mad Scientists’ Laboratory” noted on the can seems spot on as this is just odd in every way.

Tastes like a Zima; it’s a blend of fruit juice, malt, yeast, a pixie stix sugar tube and some grains. The juice blend is like souring Juicy Juice with guava juice, orange juice, grapefruit juice, starfruit, passionfruit and apples.

Mouthfeel is slick and watery, with thick and chewy body, almost no carbonation and a slightly bitter finish that trails off grainy with the sour fruit taste lingering. I had one during the day when it was really hot out a few days ago and it seemed much better, but the second time around has lost its charm. It’s a nice experiment, but not a beer I’d have again nor seek out.

CHickman, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of Treyliff
3.48/5  rDev +3.9%

16oz can, poured into a pint glass

A- pours a murky pinkish-orange color with a very small fizzy white head that quickly dissipates, leaving nothing behind, looks like fruit juice 3

S- very fruity with notes of grapefruit, orange, peach & cantaloupe. A hint of toasted malt in the background, it actually smells a little bit like a gose 3.5

T- tart and fruity up front with notes of grapefruit juice, orange peel, grape juice and peach. There's maybe a hint of toasty malt near the finish, but its hard to find. More tart fruit on the finish 3.5

M- medium-light body with moderate spritzy carbonation produces a foamy mouthfeel with a dry, crisp and biting finish 3.5

O- this ones definitely fruity, but perhaps too tart for it's intended purpose of an easy to crush summer beer. It's about as sour as drinking lemonade, certainly not bad, but probably wouldn't drink more than one on a hot day 3.5

Treyliff, Sep 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

J-Bonestradamus, Sep 01, 2014
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3.04/5  rDev -9.3%

Petegrieco, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of JayQue
3.25/5  rDev -3%

An odd but fairly tasty blend of fruit juice and alcohol. Other than a small, rapidly fading white head this drink has hardly any beer characteristics at all Pours a murky dark yellow/brownish color. Small white head that fades fast.

Aroma is grapefruit juice, some tropical fruit like mangos and perhaps a little biscuity malt.

Taste is similar. Mostly fruit juice, a little malt and sweet but not overpoweringly so.

Mouthfeel is rich, like a rich fruit juice blend. Overall not a bad summer drink, but I like a more beer-like presence.

JayQue, Aug 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

EyePeeAyBryan, Aug 29, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev +1.5%

jason_nwx, Aug 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

spycow, Aug 23, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

woodchipper, Aug 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

Wasupmx, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of 1jstafan
3.25/5  rDev -3%

1jstafan, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of WesMantooth
3.15/5  rDev -6%

Straight out of the pounder. Very sour. Lemon and grapefruit and funky yeast. Gets a little sweeter toward the back end with some orange flavor and sugar, but stays sour overall. Really crisp bite from the yeast and carbonation. Reminds me of a cross between a Mikes Hard Lemonade and a fruit flavored wine cooler. Sounds worse than it is. Not really offensive. I wont be buying myself again though. It is easy drinking and may appeal more to a big Belgian fan.

WesMantooth, Aug 19, 2014
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RAD from Sixpoint Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 355 ratings.