1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Sweet Action - Sixpoint Brewery

Not Rated.
Sweet ActionSweet Action

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
88
very good

1,490 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,490
Reviews: 453
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 119
Gots: 136 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,490 | Reviews: 453 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by hopfacebrew:
Photo of hopfacebrew
hopfacebrew

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2.3%

Dino hooked this up. Not a style I'd typically purchase but that' cool. Poured from pint can to pint glass the beer pours a clear golden yellow with a decent 1 finger white head, some retention and lacing. Actually looks inviting. The nose is a gentle blend of light toasted malt, a distinct citrus fruit, with a hint of earthy resin. The flavor is very much the same. Hoppier than I expected, a welcome addition. Blends well with the gentle toasted malt and fruity sweetness. Not overly sweet or bitter, very nice, just right. Finishes creamy and clean. Light bodied and well carbonated. Overall, a welcome treat! Easily the best cream ale I've had. Recommended!

04-18-2012 00:30:03 | More by hopfacebrew
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
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
Photo of aszatk01
aszatk01

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

04-04-2013 23:54:17 | More by aszatk01
Photo of DavyJones
DavyJones

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

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

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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

California

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
Tiernan

Texas

5/5  rDev +27.9%

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

New York

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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

Massachusetts

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
sabitu

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

02-06-2014 01:18:42 | More by sabitu
Photo of danthehopslamman
danthehopslamman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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

New York

3/5  rDev -23.3%

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


4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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

Maine

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
Photo of gregmoscetti
gregmoscetti

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

04-20-2012 20:12:18 | More by gregmoscetti
Photo of csmartin6
csmartin6

New York

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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

Michigan

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
Photo of chip26
chip26

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

07-14-2014 01:09:19 | More by chip26
Photo of SunDevilBeer
SunDevilBeer

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

07-28-2014 14:23:36 | More by SunDevilBeer
Photo of renegadeburger
renegadeburger

New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev -8.4%

i had this beer on tap in new jersey its funny i saw it in cans a bit earlier but decided to buy a different can instead then i saw it on tap and though i would give it a try

my sample came to me with no head on it at all i asked the bartender to pour one for me again because there was no head she said she could not do that i don't know why it was headless but i don't think that was a godo thing

anyways the aroma was great though i smelled mango and fruit and also some sweet malt in there so there was anticipation of good things

however the taste was good but just not great i had quite a few of the sixpoint brews and this one just didn't do it for me i feel in the aftertaste there is a let down so much promise on this one but no follow through in the aftertaste just a little bit of hops and then that's it

decent mouthfeel in the end light or medium bodied

overall a decent to good beer but after the first few rounds of really great beers from sixpoint this one was my least favorite not saying it was bad but in my opinon the other ones are simply better

07-03-2011 01:01:28 | More by renegadeburger
Photo of kbt5273
kbt5273

New York

5/5  rDev +27.9%

04-08-2012 23:51:33 | More by kbt5273
Photo of bierdabbler
bierdabbler

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

07-15-2012 17:17:23 | More by bierdabbler
Photo of megamass
megamass

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

03-22-2014 04:15:51 | More by megamass
Photo of Jason
Jason

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +12%

Pint @ Sunset Grill.

A- Pale golden and hazy, good lacing and excellent retention.

S- Spicy twang of hops and yeast, clean but semi-pungent.

T- Rounded bitterness with more has enough hop flavor to go around. Sweet peachy maltiness mixes with a clean herbal bitterness, faint phenols brush against a wavering fruity ester in the finish.

M- Extremely smooth with a moderate body.

D&N- Reminds me a little of De Ranke XX Bitter but better, easy to quaff and the alcohol is a tad hidden IMO ... which is not a bad thing. By far one of my favorite beers ... I'd love to see this more often.

12-02-2005 23:56:48 | More by Jason
Photo of Billolick
Billolick

New York

3.9/5  rDev -0.3%

I sampled a pint of this pale brew, from Brooklyn's newest brewery, after work at the Collins bar in the city. It pours a typical yellowish amber , slight haze and lifts a white puffy and loose head. This one leaves better then average, scattered and light lacing. Nice. Malty nose. Medium bodied, dry and crisp ale. I picked up a note of rye in this pleasant sessioner. More quality/quaffable brew from sixpoint.

03-22-2005 03:26:53 | More by Billolick
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Sweet Action from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,490 ratings.