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Sweet Action - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,540 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 1,540
Reviews: 455
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 125
Gots: 150 | 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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1/5  rDev -74.4%

gregps, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of John_Beer
1/5  rDev -74.4%

John_Beer, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of wonderbread23
1.05/5  rDev -73.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

I am reviewing this against a style guideline of what is considered a cream ale -- basically the malt and hop bill of a light lager that increases the use of corn and uses an ale yeast fermented at cool temps to provide clean lager-like attributes. Think Gennesee Cream Ale as a reference.

This is not a cream ale. The first thing I noticed were intense hop aromas reminiscent if pine. The only aroma you should get in a cream ale are some light fruity esters and maybe some corn. Flavor was sweet and caramelly with a big hit of pine hops. Again, not a cream ale. The color is way too dark for a cream ale.

This beer tastes like a pale ale to me that is heavy on crystal malt. Somewhat tasty, but the victim of wrong categorization. The malt is way too big for a cream ale, as is the alcohol.

wonderbread23, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of irishpride
1.25/5  rDev -68%

irishpride, Jul 29, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -61.6%

jheberle, Mar 18, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -61.6%

Jparkanzky, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of illidurit
1.75/5  rDev -55.2%

illidurit, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of Belittle
2/5  rDev -48.8%

Belittle, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of g_jenkins
2.25/5  rDev -42.5%

g_jenkins, Apr 26, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -42.5%

masterofsparks, Aug 29, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -42.5%

chippo33, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of Kegatron
2.33/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

16 oz can into a pint glass.

Pours a crystal clear copper, with a couple solid looking fingers of slightly off-white head. This retains with a thin sudsy layer that skims the surface and leaving back a sticky ring of lacing. The aroma smells grassy and earthy with green citrus and sweet gains pretty much controlling this. As this warms, a real dank and earthy core to this emerges. Can’t really say that I’m overly enjoying this.

This taste is surprisingly hoppy, with a citric character here that leaves a good bit of raw and pithy feeling bitterness behind. This is filled out on the edge by malt sweetness, with a bready flush of flavor coming out strongest across the back. Hops return for the finish though with a dry and gritty bitterness that leaves an unpleasant aftertaste behind. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and crisp feeling throughout with some smoothness to this around the edges. I seem to be picking up good bit of an oily slickness as well to the body, which could speak to the amount of hops in this.

I get this beer in theory. A hopped up take on a Cream Ale. Unfortunately the hop profiles in these canned Sixpoint offerings are so inconsistent and this one displayed the same overly raw character to it that really turned me off from their Autumnation as well. I didn’t really care for this at all. This beer is much better on draft.

Kegatron, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of jsanford
2.35/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Tallboy can poured into a Pint Glass. Best before April 2012.

A - Pours a very hazy orange with a fluffy off-white head that settles to a thick cap and leaves a sheet of lacing clinging to the glass.
S - Messy aromas of grain, some grassy hops, and Belgian-style yeast. Seriously, is this stuff supposed to be Belgian-inspired or is it just poor quality?! The Bengali Tiger I had had the same dirty Belgian yeast profile.
T - Similar to the nose, grain, pears, some grassy hops, and messy yeast. I don't get it.
M - Smooth, crisp mouthfeel, actually a very quenching brew, with a medium-thin body and good carbonation.
O - Not a fan. I don't know if I'm getting bad cans or if I'm just extremely aware of certain flavors in their beer, but no more Sixpoint for me.

jsanford, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of KWolf
2.48/5  rDev -36.6%

KWolf, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of ElCommodoro
2.48/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a hazy bright orange colour. Not what I was expecting from a cream ale. The smell is unexpected as well. It's got a zesty citrus smell.
The taste is more of the same. Nothing I would expect from a cream ale at all. This is more like how a hefeweisen tastes. I find it very peculiar that this would be identified as a cream ale. I feel like some other category would suit it far better. It's not a bad beer, it's just not what I was looking for. This is what I would want from a summer ale on the rare occasions that I'm in the mood for one.

ElCommodoro, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of JohnBender
2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

JohnBender, Sep 21, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

TheBigBoy, Aug 11, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

DelicateDelirium, Sep 04, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

akttr, Jul 08, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

funkel81, Apr 03, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

GiantMidget, May 30, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

vonnegut21, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of jmarsh123
2.55/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a dark gold almost brown with a small off white head. Little lacing down the glass.

Smells of biscuit and toast. Very malt forward.

Taste follows the nose. Very malty with little hops involved. Very sweet caramel initial flavor with a touch of spice near the end.

Mouthfeel is fairly medium with good carbonation levels. Not as creamy as expected.

Too malt forward for me. I like my cream ales a lot lighter than this.

jmarsh123, Oct 26, 2011
Photo of bashiba
2.7/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured a deep orange/amber with a light off white head.

The smell is malty sweet and almost syrupy, a bit of corn with a touch of floral hops.

Very sweet, and i mean sweet, it tastes like it is super under attenuated. Has a ton of residual sugar and a big corn flavor. Has just a touch of hop bitterness but not nearly enough to even it out.

Has a light creamy mouthfeel.

I found this to be a tough drink, it was so cloying and completely out of balance it was a tough drink.

bashiba, Sep 18, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

DavyJones, Apr 10, 2012
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Sweet Action from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,540 ratings.