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Sweet Action - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,591 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 1,591
Reviews: 458
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 132
Gots: 166 | 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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Photo of wingman14
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark orange with a dense off white head. Smell has a nice hops aroma with sweet malt in there as well. The flavor starts with a flavorful hops and sweet citrus, and has a nice malt backbone. A medium mouthfeel, nice and smooth, with good flavor balance. Overall it is like sweeter IPA, but not as hoppy. An enjoyable beer.

wingman14, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of tbeer40
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

tbeer40, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Can courtesy of korguy123. Poured in to pint glass.

A - Medium orange/amber colour. Hazy with a gig glow around the edges. One finger of thick cream coloured head. Good lacing.

S - Sweet caramel malts with a light bitterness and some citrus and floral hop aromas.

T - Sweet caramel malts and a nice bitterness with some citrus and floral notes combine to produce a good, balanced flavour profile.

M - Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation.

TheSevenDuffs, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of ErrandWolfe
4/5  rDev +2.3%

ErrandWolfe, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of homebrew311
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

16 oz can poured into Sam Adams perfect pint. Pours deep gold and clear with dense creamy head. Great retention and tons of lacing. The nose features loads of caramel malts, hints of butterscotch, toffee, and herbal hops which provide a dash of bitterness. The taste is even heavier on the butterscotch and sweetness. Not sure if this is the intended sweetness or if it is some diacetyl. Either way, it provides a nice change of pace from the stouts, IPAs, and sours I've been predominately drinking. The finish has just enough bitterness to keep the taste from being too sweet. The mouth feel has some weight with a smooth texture. Overall, this is a nice cream ale. Of the Sixpoint offerings I have had, this is the most intriguing.

homebrew311, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of jenray
3/5  rDev -23.3%

jenray, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of korguy123
3.4/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can into tumbler.

A- Hazy burnt copper pour with a half finger off white head. Lacing is minimal.

S- Faint malts, a touch of corn grass and a very subtle floral hop presence. Slightly sweet. Very typical cream ale aroma.

T- Sweetness up front, light graininess, floral hops and a touch of cookies or biscuits.

M- Light bodied, light carbonation.

O- Typical cream ale, I've had much better cream ales and much better from Sixpoint.

korguy123, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of bierdabbler
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

bierdabbler, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of stewart124
4.48/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Dewey's Pizza in Oakley.

Poured into a pint glass this is a hazy light orange to golden yellow with just a bit of white head.

Nose has some peach, pear and apple esters along with a dose of citrusy hops.

Plenty of bready characters and a nice hop bite right off the bat. I was expecting something more tame but I am not disappointed. On the contrary, this brought a smile to my face as I like were this cream ale is heading. Medium to full mouthfeel. So smooth and silky...dare I say creamy? Somewhat yeasty in character.

The hops really had so much to this somewhat boring style and maybe I am being too harsh on the cream ale style but a nice citrus punch really brings this beer around. Good chewy bits from the malts and a great hop bite make me want more of this.

stewart124, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of jtw21
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

jtw21, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of kmckinnon87
4/5  rDev +2.3%

kmckinnon87, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of cpolking
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a glowing honey-amber-orange and slightly hazy. There is a quarter inch of thick and creamy head that leaves fairly thick lacing down the glass.

The aroma is pine, spices, especially cloves, some sweet, some wheat, some orange.

The taste is very orange, sweet, with some yeasty, fruity tartness. There is both toasted wheat and bitter hops. The spice is also in the taste, but lighter.

The mouthfeel is creamy and finishes dry. I am not sure what to make of this beer, it has some good parts, but is a bit strange, perhaps unique might be a better word.

cpolking, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of Tyberious9
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Tyberious9, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of kennethkearns
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

kennethkearns, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of Localdrinklax
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Localdrinklax, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of Stinger80OH
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

Stinger80OH, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of trocketsauced
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

trocketsauced, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of jereb33
3/5  rDev -23.3%

jereb33, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of jbaker67
4/5  rDev +2.3%

jbaker67, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of akttr
2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

akttr, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of csmartin6
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

csmartin6, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of mzeld
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

mzeld, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of thegerm87
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

thegerm87, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of BigJim5021
4/5  rDev +2.3%

BigJim5021, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of Tank77
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Tank77, Jul 03, 2012
Sweet Action from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,591 ratings.