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Sweet Action - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,745 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,745
Reviews: 486
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 149
Gots: 242 | 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:
Beer added by: Sixpoint on 03-04-2005

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Ratings: 1,745 | Reviews: 486
Photo of KTCamm
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Little Pub in Ridgefield, CT.

Pours a cloudy hazy yellow color, with some foam. Kind of a funky smell. Not terribly pronounced. Taste is an interesting sweet and salty blend. Very smooth. Creamy mouthfeel. The opposite favors get held in check.

Good stuff.

Photo of esdeebrew
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of WoodburyMN
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of GFD400
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of ryan1788a5
4.47/5  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?

Photo of Spaceangler
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of flagmantho
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 16oz tall can into a pint glass.

Appearance: rich golden hue with a light haze and a strong effervescence. Head is a thick finger of pillowy ivory foam which is leaving a nice lace as it dissipates. Attractive.

Smell: rich aroma which is quite bready and yeasty. The hops add a nice earthy, floral component. Different, but I quite like it.

Taste: the flavor is exactly what you would expect based on the aroma. There's a surprising depth to the maltiness here with just an edge of corn in the flavor. Breadiness persists, and the floral hops remain with just a little bit of bitterness on the end. Quite balanced and tasty.

Mouthfeel: light body with a decent carbonation which yields a smooth, satisfying creaminess. Good stuff.

Overall: probably the smoothest cream ale I've ever had. Tasty and very drinkable. I'll definitely have this again if I run across it.

Photo of C-Dog
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of ScottHeidrich119
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Siriusfisherman
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice boquet of floral and citrus hops, round sweet malt and a nice creamy mouthfeel. Some slightly peppery notes are in there as well. The flavors are all very delicate and none overpower, it is quite a spectacular display of complexity.

Smooth, light, complex and flavorful. This is not your typical brew, it holds the balance between flavor and refreshment better than nearly any ale I have come across.

Photo of ferrettman687
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Falien02
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of nyclee
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of jimilayne
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.3/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a (512) anniversary glass.

Didn't see having a third cream ale today, but at least this one is a bit of an oddball take on the style (sort of, anyway). It pours a clear brass topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises wheat, grass, light flowers, light orange rind, and a streak of biscuit. The taste brings in more of the same, with the grass and wheat really strangling out everything else. What results is a mild bitterness that seems a touch out-of-place and detracts from the proceedings for me. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, despite the bitterness, which isn't all that powerful anyway, this is a solid cream ale. It may not be all that indicative of the style, but it's enjoyable enough.

Photo of bmoney
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of BklynTerp
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of lisahope27
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of BeerNDoggerel
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of confer
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gold in color with an off white fluffy head.
Smell is all hops but not overpowering. Hops are of the citrus kind, smell like bitter grapefruit.
Taste starts with just a hint of hops until the beer gets swallowed when the real hop flavor come through. Again they are the grapefruit flavored kind. Nothing too strong again this is a very easy drinker.
Overall I'm sure this is how a cream ale should taste. This definitely isn't a genny.

Photo of CGMLS3
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of TrickkyGangsta
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of JKuras
4.4/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a deep burnt orange color with a good inch of fluffy head, and great lacing all the way down. Perfect color for November. One good looking beer.

Smell: True to its name, emits a powerful musky honey-sweetness overlaying the malts and flowery hops.

Taste: Again, a very strong honey-clover sweetness is the most prominent feature of this brew and it hits you right away. Following this is the malt backbone and some apple/pear fruity notes, finished off with a spicy hops that is has just the right amount of bitterness to round things out.

Mouthfeel: It’s got a slightly heavy mouthfeel, with proper moderate carbonation.

Overall: This was a tasty one, and probably one of the best brews I’ve sampled this year. It might be a little sweet for some but I thought it fit perfectly. It has some strong flavors so I’d probably only enjoy one and move on to something else, but it’s a great way to start the evening.

Photo of SadMachine
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes from 7/27/12

A- Big 2+ finger head that peters slowly to a thin cover that leaves nice lacing.

S- Big nose of creme and caramel, with some bready malt.

T- The flavor is much the same, but with some surprising piney hop character.

M- The creamy finish and mouthfeel makes you want to drink it over and over!

O- A great go-to beer that can be readily found year round!

Photo of FLima
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Made onE finger head which dissipated quickly. Dark amber hazy color. Light-medium body, haven't notice the stated cream.
Nice aroma of herbal and fruity hops. Very well balanced between malt and wheat sweetness and bitterness from its 34 IBUs. Citric aftertaste (gets to it fairly quick), mostly orange. Liked this beer, good drinkability with flavor.

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Sweet Action from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,745 ratings.