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Sweet Action - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

508 Reviews
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Reviews: 508
Hads: 1,925
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.18%
Wants: 184
Gots: 343 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Sixpoint on 03-04-2005

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Photo of ajm5108
3.44/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Not much of an aroma off this one besides your run-of-the-mill bland malt. Pretty standard taste profile, malt flavors are pedestrian but inoffensive. Hope presence is muted. Being a cream ale it certainly finishes very smooth & is quite drinkable, but nothing you'll think twice about. (287 characters)

Photo of dgmirelli
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

a deep deep orange amber with a light head, smell citrus and pine resin very prominent and distinctive, taste light on start w slight citrus, medium length and a piney finish, overall length is medium and finish is light making the feel needing more carbonation. drinks much much lighter than it looks and with a light start and light finish, could qualify as a session beer, this beer has something too it that will have me trying more. and then I will need to determine my long term outlook. i drank what amounted to a more distinctive beer style prior to this....... (572 characters)

Photo of rjd722
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Solid brew, struggling to understand it's designation as a cream ale but I still liked it. Hoppy, floral aroma and pours an amber-orange with light foam. Slightly bitter aftertaste from the hop oil, but smooth upon initial impact. Taste is slightly floral and maybe a slight citrus. (282 characters)

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

Clear orange-amber color with a finger of white head. Sweet, bready malt aroma with fruity hops (tangerine and more), both of which continue to the flavor, with just a kiss of hop bitterness for balance. Pretty great. (219 characters)

Photo of SINKTIPS_N_SUDS
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this was my first cream ale so I don't know a whole lot about the style, but I like this beer. its light on malt but the hops and the creaminess make this a very sessionable beer. (179 characters)

Photo of mactrail
3.52/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of a 12 oz tall can from the brewery. Color is an orangey amber with a modest foam in the New Belgium snifter. A more vigorous pour produces Spritzy and tangy on the tongue. Malty to start but a thin body. Rather bitter, lingering aftertaste with a woody note. A whiff of orange peel and chicken soup.

It's a little hard to review this as a Cream Ale, as the color and the hoppiness are more like an American Pale Ale. Well, there's a good question for you— what makes this a Cream Ale? Whatever it is, it's quite drinkable as a light and hoppy brew. (565 characters)

Photo of I3eer
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bit heavier than The Crisp but still Summer appropriate. Still has that sharp hops I love there but offers a bit more heft than The Crisp which I feel is a better true Summer beer whereas this can be nice on the fringes as well. (229 characters)

Photo of do_ob
3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. can into a pint glass. Pours a bright, vibrant gold and settles the same in the glass. 1/2 a finger of bubbly, white foam on top that dissolved down to a lacing after a minute or two. Decent carbonation. Very weak nose, but I get hints of bready malt and maple. There's a light hoppiness to the aroma as well. Light weight with a crisp mouthfeel. Light hops up front on the taste with a bready malt background. Fairly consistent taste all the way through. Finishes crisp and clean with a moderate wave of hops on the back end. Sweet, bready malt on the aftertaste with a decent hoppy bitterness.

Overall, decent. Not outstanding in any sense, but a light session beer that doesn't taste terrible. A surprising amount of hops on the back end make this one better than your average bear. (794 characters)

Photo of rorykanderson
3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Can't get past the hop oil that hits first and lingers late. I can taste a hint of the cream ale that lays beneath but the way the hop flavor comes on conjures up an image of a resin-like oil that floats on the surface of the beer. Feels out of place in this otherwise crisp beer. (280 characters)

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! (683 characters)

Photo of justintcoons
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz slim can poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Golden amber with 1 finger of creamy off-white head. Excellent clarity with lively carbonation.

Nose
Candied orange, caramel, bread, papaya, pine, and lemon.

Taste
Candied orange, tangy lemon, pine needle, and touches of papaya. Blended notes of doughy white bread, wheat, and drops of caramel.

Mouthfeel
Light bodied, creamy, clean, smooth, and balanced.

Overall
There is a masterful balance between the malt and the hops that makes this incredibly drinkable. Although the categorization on this one has kind of been all over the place, expect the flavor to be close to an American Pale Ale or American Pale Wheat Ale. Great stuff! (690 characters)

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.68/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Alright. So, being from Southern California and trying a beer like this always makes me sad. This was a nice, light beer without being too light. The color was a nice amber color, and I was expecting a heavier beer because of the color, but let me tell you, man that thing was light and easy to drink. The dry hopping really sent it over the top in the flavor department.

This is one of the beers that would be my go to if I lived on the east coast. (451 characters)

Photo of WesMantooth
3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I will start by saying I really like this beer even if my scores don't reflect it. Just don't think it is very true to this style, so I kind of split the difference.

Looks awesome. Copper colored with tons of fluffy off-white, almost tan foam.

Smells actually resemble an American Barleywine in a lot of ways. Hoppy, with fruity notes. Musty.

Some apricot, peaches, melon that are more sour than sweet. Floral hops. Solid bitterness. Probably more than the 34 IBUs listed for me. It lingers. Very earthy malts. Slight pepper spice.

Very creamy/full bodied feel, but still easy drinking.

Like every Sixpoint beer I have had in the lat year, this is a very clean tasting amd feeling brew. I continue to be impressed with the smoothness of each style. Even if this one is more like a pale ale or ipa (ESB even?). Try it anyway. (834 characters)

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

First off, I'd like to state that Shane Welch is a god among men for hooking me up for a whole bunch of Sixpoint beer and a t-shirt. I had and didn't like this beer when I was first getting a feel for reviewing, nor did I realize this beer doesn't really have a style. Aaaanyways, 12 oz can into a regular glass.

Appearance: Pours a beautiful amber color. The head is two fingers high and off-white in shade. While the texture is a little rough, retention is fairly good. Streaks of lacing stick to my glass. (3.75)

Smell: This sure as hell doesn't resemble a cream ale. Well, maybe the appearance of fruity ale esters (like peach or apricot) vaguely resemble the style. It's fairly hoppy, with plenty of grassy hops coming to the forefront. Yet, I also get some good ol' fashioned 'Murican hops (ones that are pungent and Mosaic-y). I'm definitely intrigued: it's more complex than a lager, and seems crisper than an ale. Am I finally starting to 'get' this beer? (3.75)

Taste: It starts off with a healthy hit of Mosaic hops. This is dank and pungent-tasting, yet retains a fruity element. Quickly, it transitions into more floral hop qualities. Maybe a bit of white bread-like malts come through, but that's it. This has a defined and complex hop profile, without coming across as being overly bitter. I enjoy it a good deal, and I don't often enjoy a Mosaic-hopped brew. (3.5)

Mouthfeel: Not the cleanest beer ever. It's a touch astringent on the back end, mainly. But it's still crisp and easy drinking. Carbonation is fairly high, filling the mouth without being excessive. (3.5)

Overall: This is a nice everyday beer that doesn't overdo the Mosaic hops. To me, this is more of a standard pale ale, but even calling Sweet Action that is selling it short. I could almost call it a beer without a style - it takes elements from both an ale AND a lager, yet it doesn't drink like a hybrid style. Sweet Action is Sweet Action, and that's all you need to know. A very, very solid beer for those who aren't militant style police. (3.75)

3.63/5: Whatever it is, it's tasty (2,080 characters)

Photo of cjohns73
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can. Color is crystal clear gold; big bubbly head. Ultrasmooth taste with a nice combination of hops and malts. Drinking it blind I would call it a pale ale or a hoppy pilsener. Doesn't matter, its money. (218 characters)

Photo of Tonyjenlasc
4.34/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer is damn good! Herbal/floral hoppiness with sweet sweet malts to go along with it. Loving me some Sixpoint. This and Bengali are staples in my fridge at the moment. (173 characters)

Photo of Dirtyhands
4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A great take on the traditional cream ale. The hops provide a nice hop character (floral, citrus) with almost no bitter bite on the back end. Very easy drinking. A slightly fuller mouth feel with a velvety balance. The faintest creamed corn taste that is characteristic of the style, but sixpoint doesn't care about style guidelines and neither should we. Mad scientists unite! (382 characters)

Photo of JNPIII127
5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Generally a very interesting beer that defies being categorized. Sweet flavor with a vey mild hop taste. As compared to to other offerings by Six Point, this rates right up there with there best. An overall excellent pilsner. (226 characters)

Photo of Andrewharemza
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a can. Aroma Citrus, hops Appearance Hazy amber beer with a creamy head. Taste Citrus (mostly orange and some grapefruit ) and hops. Refreshing, underlying sweetness, no alcohol, some citrus bite, a bit of cream in terms of texture. Refreshing beer and a good one. (269 characters)

Photo of tillmac62
4.26/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

BBD 3/18/15. Pours a clear amber. World class head volume, lacing and retention.

Outstanding nose of citrus hops (orange, tangerine) with a bit of spiciness over a grassy and herbal hop background. Hints of caramel are also quite evident.

Light medium body with a nice smooth texture. Superb carbonation with a nice effervescent burst in the middle and a nice prickly finish.

The outstanding flavor profile is slightly intense, a bit complex and perfectly balanced. A blend of hop flavor resides over a mild bitterness and covers the aromas of the nose. From the middle on, a bit of pine and orange zest come to the forefront with a touch of spice. As the bitterness ebbs, caramel and biscuit arrive to perfectly balance. The finish is clean and a tad dry. (767 characters)

Photo of JOldewurtel
4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

When I initially read "cream ale", I wasn't sure exactly what to think. But this ended up being a very pleasant surprise. I won't be questioning another beer from Sixpoint again... (180 characters)

Photo of Greywulfken
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: orange-gold and clear, finger or two of pale foam slimmed away into wisps

S: clean grain and caramel, grassy, a little bitter hoppiness

T: citrus and biscuit, suggestions of both oranges and caramels and breads, hopped but mild - very tasty

M: smooth and soft, light-medium body, rounded feeling

O: better than I expected - a soft and smooth pale ale kinda beer - very smooth, modest hops, modest malts - very humble and thoroughly enjoyable (448 characters)

Photo of gonzo000
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very good beer. Pours an orange/red color with a head that lasts for a shot time then disappears. Smell is a bit funky. Feel is great. Tastes a bit like an amber with hops added. Drink quickly, warming does not do this beer any favors. (240 characters)

Photo of hopsputin
3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A: clear golden amber color. Not much head. Thin white foam

S: sweet smell. Caramel malts I'm having trouble picking up the aroma on this

T: it's an interesting flavor. It's super smooth and light. Light caramel and dry bready malts. Aftertaste is an earthy tea-like bitterness. Wasn't expecting a little hop punch

M: light with little carbonation

O: easy drinking. Sweet and light with a refreshing hop kick at the end. Nothing great, but I wouldn't be opposed to getting this again. Easy to drink. Perhaps just the style I suppose (539 characters)

Photo of ARoman
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap, poured into an imperial pint glass. The aroma is a sweet orange blossom note with a light bread crust and some herb. It pours a deep, clear, rich copper hue with an off white, sudsy head that has great retention and lace. It's a balanced, medium bittersweet citrus taste. The oily texture has a soft, cream fuzz carbonation. The medium body is flavored with citrus, bread, and herb notes and finishes clean and crisp with notes of bread crust lightly lingering in the aftertaste and joined by a touch of dry, bitter citrus. (531 characters)

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Sweet Action from Sixpoint Brewery
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