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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: 138 | 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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Reviews by deapokid:
Photo of deapokid


4.03/5  rDev +3.1%

I'm so excited to see this brewery's beer sold in cans in Pennsylvania. They've been an on-tap favorite for awhile and I'm so glad that I can finally savor their beers in the privacy of my own home.

Not much in the way of head or foam. All of the visual characteristics are present in the hazy, orange body. Carbonation is present, but not visibly too excited. When held to the light, it takes on a slightly iced tea-esque brownness, which is fitting for this humid time of the year.

Aroma is sweet, but subtle. Notes of citrus fruit and heavy cream are at the forefront, with the slightest bit of malt and hops lingering in the background.

The taste is where this Cream Ale really shines. The sweet and bitter creaminess is balanced well with the sourness of an orange's peel and a doughy maltiness. As it warms, the biscuity quality of the back end reminds me of an English bitter. It's also just as sessionable, despite its sweetness.

The mouth packs a bit of a tingle, which is most likely due to the welcome addition of orange and grapefruit. Pairing the milky aspects with delicious fruit makes for one amazing creamsicle.

This is gonna be one of my go-to session beers this summer. It's tasty enough to put under the flavor microscope, while still being drinkable and light enough to pound during a ballgame. Brooklyn's finest!

06-19-2011 00:58:44 | More by deapokid
More User Reviews:
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 oberon

North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev -6.6%

On tap at Coles,poured from the tap into a standard pint glass a hazed light golden with a thinner but well retained white head.Mainly toasty in the nose with a bit of citrus and sweet-like vanilla wich was more pronounced on the palate.Flavors start out mildly sweet with some vanilla melding into a leafy hop finish.Not overly complex but it nicely blanced a good drinker.

01-06-2008 23:32:51 | More by oberon
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

04-04-2013 23:54:17 | More by aszatk01
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2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

04-10-2012 17:17:55 | More by DavyJones
Photo of MaxT


3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

07-28-2013 04:46:16 | More by MaxT
Photo of kaimcm


3.85/5  rDev -1.5%

On tap at the Publik House-cheers Matt!

A hybrid style not easily definable. The dominant character is yeast. Appearance is fine, nice color, a little hard to check out in the dark bar, good head, nice retention. But again, this story is about yeast, supposedly from Westvleteren. Smells like yeast. Trying to pinpoint some specific yeast/bread product, but can not. Tastes like yeast, again, cant put my finger on it. A little dry and a little sweet at the same time. Good mouthfeel, pretty light. Drinkabitlity? Was ready to move on when the glass was empty. Did I mention the yeast? Want to know how important yeast is in a brew? Have this beer.

09-27-2005 05:25:12 | More by kaimcm
Photo of Tiernan


5/5  rDev +27.9%

09-13-2012 03:58:28 | More by Tiernan
Photo of SkiBum22

New York

4/5  rDev +2.3%

10-19-2013 18:29:58 | More by SkiBum22
Photo of BeerAdvocate


4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #54 (July 2011):

A hazy, dirty peach-colored beer with a thin creamy lace. Stone fruits in the nose with a deep floral hop aroma and mild cellar mustiness. Crisp carbonation, then creamy. Immediate white pepper, with fleshy stone fruits in the flavor and a bready malt character beneath. Citric hop snap rides in off the carbonation and melds into the malts, impart- ing soft floral and herbal notes, followed by ripe melon suggestions with some mild esters, thanks to the Simcoe hops. Dries up nicely with a lingering splash of melon and bready sweetness. Touted as balancing sweetness and bitterness, it lives up to this most awesomely. This is one deliciously sexy beer from a can.

12-15-2011 02:37:36 | More by BeerAdvocate
Photo of sabitu


3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

02-06-2014 01:18:42 | More by sabitu
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

08-15-2012 05:17:54 | More by danthehopslamman
Photo of kuishinbo_tantei

New York

3/5  rDev -23.3%

07-06-2014 04:19:26 | More by kuishinbo_tantei
Photo of kevrob802

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

10-06-2012 23:28:15 | More by kevrob802
Photo of lordofthewiens


3.48/5  rDev -11%

A 16oz can poured into an imperial pint glass. The beer was a hazy amber color with a small white head. There was a little bit of lace.

Hoppy aroma. Mostly herbal, a little citrus. Some sweet cereal.

Hoppy taste. Very piney, a little bit of lemon and grapefruit. Malt to finish.

This beer was a little too rough and medicinal for me. Definitely only one at a time.

10-15-2011 12:51:53 | More by lordofthewiens
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

04-20-2012 20:12:18 | More by gregmoscetti
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

07-07-2012 17:40:23 | More by csmartin6
Photo of warnerry


3.98/5  rDev +1.8%

Best by 13 Nov 2012

A - Pours a slightly hazed deep orange/brown with one finger of creamy off-white head. Head has pretty god retention and leaves some good lacing. Some suspended yeast.

S - Nice floral hop presence, some toasted grain and slightly sweet malt. Faint aromas of peach and pepper.

T - Taste is a pleasant mix of lightly sweet malt with a bit of hop bite. Floral, citrus, somewhat spicy with toasted grain.

M - Light/medium mouthfeel with good creaminess. Finishes a bit dry.

O - Enjoyable, easy-drinking cream ale. Despite the overall lightness, still manages to have an interesting flavor profile with some depth.

07-22-2012 21:30:30 | More by warnerry
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Sweet Action from Sixpoint Brewery
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