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RAD - Sixpoint Brewery

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78
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282 Ratings
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Ratings: 282
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 17.99%
Wants: 11
Gots: 36 | 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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Gotti311

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

06-23-2014 12:32:17 | More by Gotti311
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

2.54/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

16 oz can into a pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy orange color with pulp seemingly floating around. The head is about a finger high with an off-white shade. It has retention and a texture similar to soda: in other words, awful. Could be a contender for the Ugliest Beer Evah.

S: There is a strong wheat smell similar to a hefeweizen...only it doesn't work for some reason. It's overly hay-like and stale. The yeast is rubbing me the wrong way. In fact, it's drowning out the fruit juice notes I may have also liked. Man, it's not looking good for this one, is it?

T: Now I'm getting more of a fruit juice quality - to me, akin to a blend of orange, grapefruit, and cranberry juices. There seems to be a disconnect between the fruitiness and the wheat beer-y finish. In addition, it's fairly tart throughout (this is my favorite feature). It's not really bad tasting, just imbalanced.

M: This drinks exactly like fruit juice - same sweet and sugary body, same full texture, same pulpy tartness. Even if its via 'cheating' methods, it *is* rather rich for 3.2%. But here's the real problem: it's not refreshing going down.

O: Not a fan, unfortunately. This is a style I'll have to give another chance, because I think I might really enjoy a good radler. Unfortunately, this doesn't seem integrated that well. Will not be returning to this one, that's for sure.

Serving type: can

07-21-2014 21:25:42 | More by ThisWangsChung
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Mexicanhat


3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

07-21-2014 21:12:38 | More by Mexicanhat
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Trifecta1

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Super hazy orange, like orange juice. Thick, white head.

S - Tart citric juice, grapefruit, zest, pils yeast.

T - WAY more tart than I was expecting. Could be a good or a bad thing, depending how much you like tartness. Heavy, fresh grapefruit juice follows the tartness, along with all of its bitter glory, and all-malt pils in the back with flavors like banana and wheat. At first I was kinda turned off, but the more I drink, the more I enjoy it. Definitely fulfills it's purpose: a refreshing summer crusher, but lacks depth.

M - Like carbonated orange juice minus some of the clingy sugars.

O - Expected this to be a better radler than Stiegl, and it is in my book (but only slightly). However, I will buy Stiegl over this, because it is drastically cheaper. I will enjoy the rest of the 4-pack on the lawnmower or by the pool.

Serving type: can

07-21-2014 02:49:59 | More by Trifecta1
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capnamerica

Arkansas

2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

07-21-2014 01:04:24 | More by capnamerica
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

07-20-2014 22:52:06 | More by XmnwildX12
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Duffman79

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

07-20-2014 10:43:12 | More by Duffman79
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -11.5%

07-20-2014 04:48:29 | More by ygtbsm94
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Hopheadhiker

New York

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-20-2014 00:08:51 | More by Hopheadhiker
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Michael1626

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +18%

07-19-2014 19:21:54 | More by Michael1626
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cmq103

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -11.5%

07-19-2014 19:18:57 | More by cmq103
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BMMillsy

Florida

2.19/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Can from World of Beer. Pours cloudy grapefruit juice colored with no head at all. Uuuuugly. The aroma tells me this is a wheat beer, hefeweizen notes, hay, funky banana esters, grapefruits. Flavor is super tart grapefruit juice, thin, maybe a bit of dirty wheat flavor, bitter grapefruit lingering. Thin without much body, medium plus carb. This is really awful. I can't imagine a situation where I would want to drink this.

Serving type: can

07-19-2014 16:34:08 | More by BMMillsy
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NoraFedora

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

07-19-2014 15:43:01 | More by NoraFedora
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abkayak

New York

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

07-17-2014 19:19:38 | More by abkayak
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

07-17-2014 16:19:10 | More by Kmlund
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Wattie

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

07-17-2014 14:09:46 | More by Wattie
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metter98

New York

3.51/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is cloudy yellow in color and has some hints of amber—with the cloudiness somewhat resembling apple cider. It poured with a short white head that quickly died down, leaving only a patch of bubbles on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of bananas are present in the nose along with some notes of citrus.
T: The taste starts out with initial flavors of bananas from the yeast and quickly transitions to grapefruit-like citrus flavors along with underlying hints of wheat. Notes of bananas again begin to peek through in the finish.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate with slight hints of tartness and a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink but just tastes like someone mixed together a hefeweizen with some grapefruit juice.

Serving type: can

07-17-2014 02:04:38 | More by metter98
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KolbMarley

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

07-17-2014 01:53:51 | More by KolbMarley
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brother_kenneth

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

07-16-2014 23:47:47 | More by brother_kenneth
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Spreetaper

New York

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-16-2014 02:30:59 | More by Spreetaper
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -11.5%

07-15-2014 18:17:18 | More by mikeburd1128
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Massbmx

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-14-2014 21:40:22 | More by Massbmx
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gatorlove

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

07-14-2014 02:30:24 | More by gatorlove
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ZachKelly

Virginia

3/5  rDev -11.5%

07-13-2014 22:52:55 | More by ZachKelly
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sgregory

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-13-2014 21:45:12 | More by sgregory
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RAD from Sixpoint Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 282 ratings.