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Sweet Action - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,234 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 1234
Reviews: 431
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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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

4.48/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz tallboy can poured into a New Belgium globe. Best before date of February 2013 means this can had only a few months of prime freshness left.

A: Pours a nice copper color with a tinge of red at its core. Slight haze. Creamy looking white head retains well and leaves a doily pattern on the glass.

S: Fragrant hop aromas are very green, oily, and spicy. Nice zesty citrus character of lemon, tangerine, and white grapefruit as well. Sweet barley and a wheaty twang underneath. Very fragrant and interesting on the nose.

T: Gripping oily hop bitterness at the outset. Very green initially, though the hop flavors begin to shift and go leafy and spicy, then eventually lively and citrusy. Lots of tangerine, some white grapefruit. Hint of white pepper. Sweet grainy barley at its core. Slight creamed corn impression. Wheat drops in toward the end and builds into the finish. Finishes with creamed wheat and a gritty, leafy hop presence.

M: Full, creamy, and pillowy/fluffy in the mouth. Modest carbonation provides a refreshing bite without cutting through the lush creaminess too much. Enamel gripping hop astringency.

O: This beer is an oxymoron in a glass: it's very complex in it's simplicity. Part wheat ale, part pale ale, and part cream ale with a big wallop of hops. On paper it sounds very odd and busy. In reality it works rather seamlessly, and weaves a simple progression of flavors into something much greater than the sum of their parts. There's a lot going on here, but in the end it all translates to one thing: a simple, enjoyable drinking experience. A perfect warm weather beer. I'm also amazed at how fresh this still tastes even toward the end of its lifespan. Is this what cans can do?

Serving type: can

12-01-2012 07:20:06 | More by ryan1788a5
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Sweet Action from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,234 ratings.