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Sweet Action - Sixpoint Brewery

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1,494 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,494
Reviews: 453
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 119
Gots: 137 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Sixpoint on 03-04-2005)
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Photo of illpass78


4.19/5  rDev +7.2%

Weird skinny can poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark orange with a one-finger off white head that sticks around a while. Moderate lacing on the way down.

Aroma: Inviting but somewhat faint aromas of grass, hops, and some buttery toast.

Taste: This beer has a lot of flavor for a hybrid-style ale. Grass and hops are up front, and there's some tasty bitter sweetness in the background. Really nice flavor profile. Flavors get slightly more pronounced as it warms.

Mouthfeel: The body is really perfect and adds a lot to the appeal. It has a nice medium-grade heft, and is smooth and very drinkable.

Overall: Excellent sessionable beer. Would drink again. It sort of tastes like a cream ale crossed with a fairly hoppy American pale ale or golden ale. Whatever it is, it's great, and will remind you of why you love beer.

08-12-2014 00:48:32 | More by illpass78
Photo of Dave128


4.26/5  rDev +9%

A - Hazy orange in color. Came from the tap with a 2 finger off white head. Lacing is moderate but that may be due to me drinking it so fast!

S - Grassy and hoppy. Not much on the nose but nothing bad.

T - Sweet up front with huge hop flavor on the finish. Don't get much bitterness making this a very well balanced beer.

M - Medium carbonation. Accents the rest of the beer perfectly.

O - A fantastic balanced beer. May be a new standard favorite.

08-07-2014 01:31:09 | More by Dave128
Photo of orcrist_cleaver

New York

4.84/5  rDev +23.8%

A: Orange with slight red. 2 finger creamy head. lacing falls apart though and sinks back down into beer.

S: Orange, grapefruit, tangerine, sweet grass. Reminds me of prickly pear cactus for some reason. The citrus hops fade nice into a subtly sweet malty, light and slick-smelling base.

M: Smooth, velvety, creamy, medium body. Medium carbonation level and slightly dry finish.

T/O: It does indeed taste like an orange creamsicle, but it has enough hop bitterness to balance the back end. Not too sweet, not too bitter, well put together. Too sweet to be an APA. More consistent with a light EPA with higher carbonation level that makes it taste crisper. Honey rolls, caramel flavors not pronounced but qualities of both found. Creaminess from the caramel; and, floral sweetness with a bready backbone from honey rolls. I could drink these forever.

07-28-2014 19:24:18 | More by orcrist_cleaver
Photo of JonAdams

New York

4.44/5  rDev +13.6%

Beautiful if unexpected beer. I have learned great respect for Six Point. This Sweet Action only reinforces that opinion.
Pours a bit hazy with a warm orangy- caramel tint, warm and full bodies looking. Head sticks around for a bit, once that gets sipped away there's a sticky laciness that stays on the walls of the glass. From the tap into a standard pint glass.
Even minutes after the pour there's a nice tingle from the carbonation on the tongue.
Flavor is hoppy without being hopped up, very little malt and no cloying aftertaste or coating.
Without knowing any better, I'd call this a pale ale, but I'm learning more every day.
Long after the sip, there's a tiny explosion of orange on the sides and back of the tongue.
Even 2/3rds of the way through the pint, I'm not sure that I can find anything that would remind me of a cream ale.
I will be back for another!!

07-16-2014 22:38:39 | More by JonAdams
Photo of hopflyer


4.21/5  rDev +7.7%

Best by date 5/7/15

never had a beer officially categorized as a cream ale. Here goes.

Pours semi hazy orange-copper color with fluffy frothy 1 1/2 finger head. Retention is great.

I pick up orange first in the aroma along with some sweet cream. Is the fact its a cream ale making me think so? Smells almost like an orange creamsicle which I love. Not overly strong aroma though after the first whiff.

The taste is right along the lines of its smell. I really get orange creamsicle. Its orange rind backed with sweet and smooth cream. A touch of bitterness keeps it from being overly sweet.

light body and silky smooth. Moderate carbonation. each sip makes the palate demand more.

Continue to be impressed with Sixpoint. This one is delicately crafted for sure. Hits the expectation of what I thought a cream ale would be and gives me a bit of a hop fix too. Thanks Sixpoint.

07-12-2014 00:37:53 | More by hopflyer
Photo of Lemke10


4.26/5  rDev +9%

On-tap at Bernie’s in Waukesha, WI. This pours a hazy, brown color with a slight beige head. The aroma is sweet with a hint of malt. The taste is slightly sweet and malty. Smooth and easy drinking. Very well made and delicious a nice little find at a bar, especially of draft.

06-09-2014 03:18:24 | More by Lemke10
Photo of BriantheBeerGeek


4.53/5  rDev +15.9%

Best before June 17, 2014. So.... not super fresh.

Appearance: Hazy orange with some floaties.

Aroma: Ooh.. Sweet honey like malts, orange, apricot, sticky brown sugar, faint pine, light tropical fruits, very nice smelling beer.

Taste: Unbelievable. So refreshing but not light at all. Sweet honey, apricot, tangerine, some hop bitterness, light lemon.

Body: BIG creamy mouth feel as expected.

Overall: This has been described as a cross between a pale ale, a wheat beer and a cream ale. It's that hard to classify. But who cares anyway? It's freaking DELICIOUS. Highly Recommended. You wont be sorry.

05-06-2014 01:00:47 | More by BriantheBeerGeek
Photo of itsscience


4.21/5  rDev +7.7%

Pours clear amber with a ring of white bubbles. On the nose I get sweet, bready malt with tropical citrus and apples, plus an herbal hop presence. The taste follows the nose but has a wider array of fruit: blood orange, apple, strawberry, apricot, along with that same sweet bread malt. It doesn't taste like any cream ale I've ever had, nor does it fit into any known category, but man is it tasty. Finishes slightly bitter with a medium body and good level of carbonation.

04-18-2014 02:46:04 | More by itsscience
Photo of Rpporter12


3.52/5  rDev -10%

08-28-2014 00:12:42 | More by Rpporter12
Photo of Kochiss


3/5  rDev -23.3%

08-27-2014 11:13:28 | More by Kochiss
Photo of TimoP


4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

08-24-2014 21:22:01 | More by TimoP
Photo of AlpacaAlpaca

New York

4/5  rDev +2.3%

08-23-2014 14:50:29 | More by AlpacaAlpaca
Photo of krh


4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

08-23-2014 00:37:15 | More by krh
Photo of PastelBlack


3.8/5  rDev -2.8%

08-23-2014 00:08:30 | More by PastelBlack
Photo of zestar


3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

08-22-2014 06:48:00 | More by zestar
Photo of Chuck_Hammertrench

New York

3/5  rDev -23.3%

How can I describe this beer? Every beer is an experience, let's not forget that. This experience, for me, is one of liberation and relief. I cracked open a nice 45 degree can of Sixpoint Sweet Action at 12:30 AM after working for 27 hours with only an hour or two of breaks and no sleep for the last 36. The first impression I got, as it passed over my tongue, was one of peculiarity. Is this just an old IPA? No, it's too fresh for that. Could it be a poorly done barleywine? Well it's a weak one if that proves to be the case. The malt overcomes the hops almost as soon as I register the mouthfeel, a slight tingle from the carbonation with a smooth finish, but it's not so sweet as to take away the slight sour character. It very subtly blooms into an almost fruity aftertaste.

Clearly, this beer is not to be trifled with, especially in a weakened state of mind. Perhaps a fresh taste would spark new views, but with this little sleep, it's just not the refreshing jolt I was hoping to find. I'd drink it again, for sure, since I still have several left, but I'm not sure that I would offer it to my mother-in-law. All in all, solid beer with a strange character.

08-22-2014 04:43:12 | More by Chuck_Hammertrench
Photo of beaulabauve


4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

08-21-2014 21:56:39 | More by beaulabauve
Photo of arcman001


3.88/5  rDev -0.8%

08-21-2014 04:50:51 | More by arcman001
Photo of Buzogine


4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

08-21-2014 00:29:58 | More by Buzogine
Photo of Brams

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

08-20-2014 22:47:37 | More by Brams
Photo of loverofthecraft

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

08-20-2014 20:49:13 | More by loverofthecraft
Photo of thedoubler55

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

A: A golden orange in color, with a little transparency, a nice white head at the top, a nice lacing around the glass as you drink this one.

S: Nose on this one consists of biscuits, caramel, brown sugar and some lemon as well, some nice spice on the tail end as well.

T: Just like the nose with more spice and creaminess on the end, the biscuits and caramel are present up front

M: Medium bodied, silky, and moderate carbonation.

O:Not a bad brew at all, well balanced and tasty as well, Sixpoint does a good job with the brews, I enjoyed the simplicity of this one with the good taste.

08-20-2014 16:56:42 | More by thedoubler55
Photo of Deutch


5/5  rDev +27.9%

08-20-2014 13:21:56 | More by Deutch
Photo of StewieStewart

4/5  rDev +2.3%

08-19-2014 22:31:07 | More by StewieStewart
Photo of bzzpop


4.8/5  rDev +22.8%

08-19-2014 03:14:47 | More by bzzpop
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Sweet Action from Sixpoint Brewery
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