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Sweet Action | Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good
555 Reviews
BEER STATS
Reviews:
555
Ratings:
2,140
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
23.92%
 
 
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Sweet ActionSweet Action
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States | website

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Sixpoint on 03-04-2005

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Reviews: 555 | Ratings: 2,140
Reviews by NiceTaps:
Photo of NiceTaps
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap in apint glass at a local neighborhood pub. I went back to it a few times. Time to review.

A-Dark orange/golden color. Thin white head and a good bit of lacing. Rich looking.

S-spicey pepper, grass and wheat. Some floral hop, too.

T-peppery pale ale, wheat and sweet, but not malty sweetness. Just right. A bit of hop balance in those flavors.

M-Here comes the cream ale, crisp, cool, and refreshing. Good carbonation.

O-lots going on here, a simple idea yet a complex brew. Drinkable, flavorful, and not overporing. Just right to me.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Dave128
4.26/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of JonAdams
4.42/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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!!

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Photo of Lemke10
4.26/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.83/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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.

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Photo of BriantheBeerGeek
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of Rick_Ryan
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very smooth. Excellent for this style of beer.

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Photo of TBoneJones
4.42/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pint pour: orange-golden body, hazy, nice carbonation and lacing.
Smells nice and orange peely, hoppy, yet nice sweet bread is there too.
The taste involves light orange citrus and bread malt that is not too sweet in the initial taste.. a smooth beer that holds its own. I like this. It seems the hop bitterness is what is sweet here. After not too long, this finishes like a light sweet roll brushed with slight hints of orange zest and honey, all with a fizzy yet creamy smoothness that balances the whole deal just perfectly.
THIS would be a perfect session. To be had again.

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Photo of NinjaJesus
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Oh man this is good. Bought from NY by a friend, this beer is delicious! It is not overly hoppy but has enough to balance the creamy side. Well put together and definitely worth drinking. Hop profile of the darker orange fruits kind of like Sculpin IPA but with less of the piney and more of the creamy. Great job Sixpoint

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Photo of thommo_nk
5/5  rDev +27.2%

Within a bawhair of the best beer I have ever had, no question!!! From a 330ml can this is other-worldly....the draft version must be intergalactic!!! Planetery!!!

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Photo of illpass78
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of everythingiszen
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Hoppy, with passionfruit notes. Lovely.

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Photo of hi1714
5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Rally nice USA ale thanks

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Photo of hopflyer
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of itsscience
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

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Photo of Vinnygny
4.94/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Favorite from Sixpoint. Sweet Action is worth a shot

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Photo of leantom
4.38/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

I was a little skeptical about trying this beer. I'm not sure what a cream ale really is, and the reviews for this beer - while good - didn't really pique my interest. However, since I'm on a quest to sample all of Sixpoint's major offerings, I decided to pick up this beer and give in a try. It was phenomenal. Here goes:

A: Like an English pale ale or an ESB. Pours a hazy orange-brown that leaves a one-inch head and moderate lacing. Overall about standard for the style.

S: While good, there's nothing really special about the smell, IMHO. Some people have said that this is hop-forward for a cream ale; I disagree. To me, there's a faint smattering of citrus hops balanced against a malt and yeast backbone. This beer is actually incredibly well-balanced. The hops give way to a grainy-cereal and caramel malt background. The yeast also adds a little bit of spice (smells like English baker's yeast). Very complex and well balanced, but nothing really sticks out (i.e., none of the smells are prominent).

T: This is where things get into high-gear. Prominent grassy, citrus hops give way to an incredibly caramel-malt aftertaste. Whereas the initial taste is bitter, the aftertaste is incredibly sweet and delicious. What's really phenomenal about this brew is that the sweetness of the malt totally destroys the annoying hoppy aftertaste that's apparent in some average pale ales. This is a very, very well-made beer.

F: Beautiful. Goes down perfectly - great beer.

O: Underwhelming at first, but the taste and mouthfeel are nearly perfect. I'm downing my third since starting the review.

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Photo of Lembeh
4.72/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

These guys took the humble blue collar NY Cream Ale to another level. Not surprised its Sixpoint

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Photo of pep
5/5  rDev +27.2%

pulled this out of my fridge. Rough day in embalming, needed something that can be colder than a month old corpse.

Once again drank from the can itself.

It smelled hoppy, and maybe a touch of grass. But the smell wasn't too strong. This can be due to me drinking from the can.
Taste: all the pleasant taste from hops without bitterness. It starts off as sweet and creamy texture then it finish with a bold taste of piney, grassy hops.

This is a winner. I love this and its nice to have a cream ale that is not genny.

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Photo of ZBowden
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Nose is lemony and hoppy with a slight note of chocolate, pours slightly hazed dark yellow color with a very thin light airy head. Tastes of light citrusy hops with the hint of lemon and slight bready malts. I like this beer, very drinkable and sessionable at 5.2% ABV.

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Photo of Albee
5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Simply my favorite beer in the world.

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Photo of scottspencer
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Another good beer from Sixpoint

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Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: Pours bright amber with a cream colored foam cap that takes 3 minutes to reduce to a lacy, sticky film.

S: Bready, spicy, almost cake-like, some light toast, light resin and citrus. Malt aromas are medium, hop aromas are medium low, and the yeast aromas are low.

T: Starts with fruit in a blend of light tartness and sweet. A little acidity from the carbonation balances the light sweetness from the malt. The fruit flavor has elements of citrus, light stone fruit, melon, light spice and bread crumb. The fruit flavors come in and out of focus and as it warms the melon flavors become more prominent and more cantaloupe like. Fruit flavors are medium to medium high, malt flavors are medium.

F: Crisp, smooth, and refreshing with medium light body, medium high carbonation.

O: A very flavorful and delightful cream ale.

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz can poured into snifter best before date of 4/24/16

A: great clarity bright caramel in color little head that is gone in a flash

S: like a pine forest with a resin base but a little bit of sweetness almost like a doughy bready sweet smell

T: wow very hoppy smooth sweet pine and resin mostly from the hops and a light bit of fruit nice bit of bready sweetness

M: very clean and light invites you for another sip tingles on the tongue

O: This is what I dream a session ale would taste like this beer is amazing its hoppy as hell with a nice sweet end and very clean crisp feel to it. I am shocked to see this is a cream ale if that is the case lead me to more cream ales!

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Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is clear copper with a thin, off white head that leaves streaks of lacing.

The aroma is freshly baked brown head, honey sweetness, some floral hop action with a touch of pine.

Upfront, you get a nice balance of biscuit and caramel, red grapefruit and pine. The finish turns sweeter as the honey note punches through, but then the finish is crisp and clean, with a touch of floral and pine.

The mouthfeel is medium-light, medium carbonated, smooth throughout. Very clean.

Another winner from Sixpoint. Categorically undefinable, but it doesn't matter. This is an all-occasions easy drinker with light but very enjoyable flavors.

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Sweet Action from Sixpoint Brewery
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