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RAD - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
77
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366 Ratings
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Ratings: 366
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 18.75%
Wants: 13
Gots: 39 | 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 Eric_Leon
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Eric_Leon, Oct 15, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev +7.1%

admiral, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of Matt73
3.24/5  rDev -3.6%

Matt73, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of beernads
2/5  rDev -40.5%

beernads, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.26/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Was given a six-pack of this for my birthday recently - yeah, this. I like Sixpoint and had a blast a Beer for Beasts last month but this was just...I dunno. Not a drain pour by any measure but there was something missing here and now that the warm weather is gone for the year, this reminded me of something that I would have had while mowing the lawn. The juice was too strong here even though this still had the feel of beer underneath all of the flavors.

The pour seemed like soda in nearly every aspect - the look, carbonation, consistency, and even the way the head looked and sounded as it dispersed. The appearance was quite cloudy as this had a grapefruit hue that was devoid of any light that made its way through. Lots of that in the taste too, as the citrus, juice, and pulp all seemed to make themselves felt here. Maybe a bit of juice or champagne too as this felt so light that it was unlike any beer that I've ever had, to the point where this hardly felt like beer at all.

That was also true when it came to the alcohol in this - I never felt it and I could have easily downed all six without getting much of a buzz. This probably felt like Orangina more than anything and not like anything that I've ever had from Sixpoint before. While not a bad beer, this barely constitutes what one should be and the sourness that was underneath the fruit flavors reminded me that this was indeed one of those. Great for the summer but otherwise, this makes a good substitute for when you're out of Tropicana in the fridge.

JerzDevl2000, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of bilhelm
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

bilhelm, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of Fcolle2
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Pours an odd hazy neon strawberry orange color fizzy soda like carbonation that leaves no head. Smell has some yeasty aromas forward almost saison or Belgian like with some bittersweet juice aromas. Taste has a big bittersweet juice flavor forward along with a equally big yeast presence. Not much more is detectable through the pucker of the juice and yeast.

Fcolle2, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of ZAXXON
5/5  rDev +48.8%

ZAXXON, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of Taycro
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Taycro, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of CraftFan5
3.4/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

CraftFan5, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of slay
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

slay, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of TheBeerTrekker
3/5  rDev -10.7%

TheBeerTrekker, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of Florida9
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of MaximumYuks
3/5  rDev -10.7%

MaximumYuks, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of craigdb
3.8/5  rDev +13.1%

craigdb, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of st9647v3
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

st9647v3, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of Bubbalito
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Bubbalito, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

AlpacaAlpaca, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

SocalKicks, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of Ozzylizard
2.82/5  rDev -16.1%

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 -25.6%

Noelito76, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of Dirtyhands
3.85/5  rDev +14.6%

Dirtyhands, Sep 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +19%

Malone47, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of JohnnyChicago
4/5  rDev +19%

JohnnyChicago, Sep 03, 2014
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RAD from Sixpoint Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 366 ratings.