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Sweet Action - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,237 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 1237
Reviews: 432
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.53%


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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Reviews by Gambrinus1184:
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16-0z. can into a Relic Brewing imperial pint glass.

A: Poured a pale, gold color with a slight chilled haze beneath a frothy, two-finger head of dense, off-white carbonation bubbles that left some chunky, sticky lacing.

S: Plenty of aromatic hops with a fruity, twangy milled grain scent coupled with hints of tropical fruit and a spicy, herbal smell.

T: Peppery, fruity malts up front lend some melon, citrus and other tropical flavors before becoming peppery and bitter with a wave of lemongrass and orange peel. More herbaceous, minty and floral hops continue into the crackery, hoppy and bittersweet finish.

M: Clean, crisp and sweet with a snappy hop profile that keeps the already light-bodied ale quite smooth and refreshing.

O: What a fantastically hopped-out Cream Ale from Sixpoint. Very sessionable at 5.2% ABV, I'm pleased with the robust implementation of all 34 IBUs to bring a nice aromatic and bittersweet experience to the drinkability of this near-lager style. I'd snap it up again in a second for a pool or beach BBQ.

Serving type: can

07-23-2012 00:27:55 | More by Gambrinus1184
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itsscience

Florida

4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-18-2014 02:46:04 | More by itsscience
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rydev24

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

04-17-2014 23:58:21 | More by rydev24
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Raymonkaufmann

New York

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-17-2014 04:55:55 | More by Raymonkaufmann
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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

04-16-2014 17:49:50 | More by wl0307
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District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

04-14-2014 10:43:09 | More by mbeerdino21
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California

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

04-13-2014 23:52:24 | More by EdTheEdge
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

04-13-2014 19:50:54 | More by hinemk76
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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.35/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

355ml Can from Crystal Palace Wetherspoons, Glasgow (£2.49):
Caramel amber in colour with a thumb-sized, foamy white head that seems quite creamy once it settles. Some lacing & good retention.

Sweet malts & some subdued hops on the nose although the smell is definitely a very light on with only a few faint floral notes, some light caramel and even fainter still, some sweet fruits too.

Sweet with some malts that hint at caramel, some sweet fruits and a touch of bitterness coming through. There is some further caramel & biscuit flavours with a few lager hops.

Creamy but with a thinner body than I was expecting, it was probably light medium at best but it was exceptionally smooth and quite easy to drink with low carbonation and a wet finish.

Average but drinkable with the sweet and creamy feel being a highlight for me. The main problem was that both the taste & the smell seemed too light and basic for me. I'll stick with Bengali Tiger over this one every time.

Serving type: can

04-13-2014 16:17:22 | More by flyingpig
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Dougwillhike

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -23.3%

04-13-2014 15:15:30 | More by Dougwillhike
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JimmyAloysius

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

04-09-2014 15:54:46 | More by JimmyAloysius
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vmdominguez

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

04-09-2014 13:39:54 | More by vmdominguez
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bkeller04

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

04-09-2014 03:12:25 | More by bkeller04
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Mikexw

New York

2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

04-08-2014 19:02:03 | More by Mikexw
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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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ms333

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

04-07-2014 01:20:21 | More by ms333
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dleiner

New York

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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kkmiller76

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

04-06-2014 00:36:19 | More by kkmiller76
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wjbaxteriv

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I've always loved the Six Point branding. Good looking cans, basic beer stats along the bottom, 16 ounces. Poured into my nonic imperial pint glass. Here we go!

The beer is a dark golden hue with somewhat of a semi-filtered look. Some visible particles floating around around giving it a rustic, homebrew type of bravado. I like it. Downside is there is very little head that leaves no lacing...maybe I didn't clean my glass we'll enough.

The aroma is fairly basic. Seemingly equal parts hops and malt (which isn't necessarily a bad thing) along with some yeast.

The flavor is where Sweet Action shines. A fantastically balanced beer with a very interesting and strong apricot note. A very clean finish with a green hop finish. Delicious.

Mouthfeel is full for the style (cream ale? I suppose...) and luscious. Velvety and we'll crafted. A standout for a beer of sessionable strength.

Sweet Action is an old friend. A very good, session beer that defies genre. That's fine by me, as the result is a distinctly delicious brew.

Serving type: can

04-05-2014 04:21:26 | More by wjbaxteriv
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VeganUndead

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

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Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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Shandycan

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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Bob6518

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-02-2014 02:43:58 | More by Bob6518
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Texas

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-01-2014 01:49:39 | More by Tayloraphilips
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Sweet Action from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,237 ratings.