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Sweet Action - Sixpoint Brewery

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1,414 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,414
Reviews: 447
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.31%
Wants: 116
Gots: 117 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

02-25-2012 17:34:02 | More by bacher468
Photo of vande


4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a lightly glowing orange, somewhat clear, but pristine in appearance...

slightly sweeter in both taste and smell... lemony-lime-orangey kinda of flavor that is quite pleasant...somewhat brings "spring" to my mind with each sip, not sure why...

light, smooth, creamy drink. one that is somewhat refreshing but quite enjoyable....

thus far, i truly think this is one of favorites by Sixpoint thus far actuallly..

Serving type: can

02-25-2012 04:59:53 | More by vande
Photo of weaselchew


4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

02-24-2012 19:40:27 | More by weaselchew
Photo of IBSRJOE


4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-21-2012 15:16:01 | More by IBSRJOE
Photo of tzieser


4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-20-2012 21:13:08 | More by tzieser
Photo of olympicgatorade

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-20-2012 14:35:40 | More by olympicgatorade
Photo of JedediahK

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

02-20-2012 04:51:09 | More by JedediahK
Photo of BeerBucks

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

02-20-2012 00:13:16 | More by BeerBucks
Photo of jbertsch


4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

02-19-2012 02:40:23 | More by jbertsch
Photo of ckeegan04


3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Hazy orangish-brown with a thick and foamy off-white head. Beer remains rather hazy.

S - Sweet bready malts and fresh squeezed fruit juice. Hints of apricot, peach and grapefruit. Sweetness remains rather strong throughout the drink and the strong fruity aromas fade a bit as the beer warms. Very inviting aroma.

T - Quick sweetness quickly overcome by a big fruitiness. Apricot and grapefruit mixed together for a big blast of flavor. Underneath the fruitiness is a mildly sweet breadiness that lingers throughout.

M - Somewhat creamy but a little thin initially. As the beer warms the mouthfeel stregthens but is still a bit week. Sharp bitterness lingers on the tongue.

O - A tasty beer and a good first impression from Sixpoint. After smelling the beer I had some very high expectiations that werent quite met, but still a very worth one.

Serving type: can

02-18-2012 03:41:40 | More by ckeegan04
Photo of DSlim71

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-16-2012 21:30:50 | More by DSlim71
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-15-2012 03:20:12 | More by FalconA
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

02-12-2012 17:12:30 | More by grahambo
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New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-11-2012 06:12:37 | More by demgoth
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3.43/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: 3/4 inch head, golden brown in color, hazy, high carbonation

Smell: light hop and meadow

Taste: sweet caramel, light apple and piney hops

Mouthfeel: high carbonation, light bodied, sweet with light bitterness, dry at the end

Overall: This one strikes me as a nice mix between a light IPA and a saison. Not a bad beer but my least favorite from the brewery so far. I would probably choose other beers ahead of this one

Serving type: can

02-10-2012 17:06:49 | More by tigg924
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3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sweet Action

Pours an orangeish gold with a chill haze. Little head and some lacing. Smell of citrus hops, corn and harsh raw grain. In the flavor, earthy hops, restrained sweetness, corn, pale malts. Not overly sweet, the hops do a fair job with the bittering. Faint presence of alcohol. Medium bodied feel with low carbonation. Overall, this "cream ale" has alot going on in the bitterness department, makes for an interesting drink. Stands out as a cream ale, hoppy, which makes it good.

Serving type: can

02-09-2012 02:33:54 | More by Stinkypuss
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4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P: 16 fl oz can into a New Belgium snifter.

A: SRM is dark honey brown. Transparent and very light sediment. Head is off-white, 1 in, dissipates to line the top of the beer. Medium/heavy carbonation. Medium lacing.

S: Mild fresh floral hop notes up front accompanied by a creamy grain scent, honey.

T: Moderate fresh hops with a very crisp, clean profile, medium roast caramel malt base, light sweetness, a touch of hop bitterness. Light malt aftertaste, a touch of sweetness, and a hint of lingering hop bitterness.

M: Medium/light body. Initial hop profile gives a very delicate and bright/fresh feel to this beer. Malts kick in to add a bit of body, and the mild honey sweetness balances it all out. Semi-wet finish.

O: Hops give such a fresh and crisp sensation that it tastes somewhat like a wet hopped beer. Then the malt and creaminess kick in, with a touch of honey and a light hop bitter finish. Everything comes out balanced and complimentary. Glad to have Sixpoint in Indiana! Will buy again and again.

Serving type: can

02-08-2012 18:30:00 | More by tsauce2
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

02-08-2012 14:11:25 | More by zgunder
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3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16 ounce can into a Smithwick's pint glass.

A: Two fingers of churning head (with surprising retention) top a hazy, barely translucent amber beer full of bubbles.

S: Sweet hops? I can detect the cream, from the cream ale, but the spicy hops almost overpower it. An interesting and exciting juxtaposition.

T: Not nearly as good as it was in the sample taste I was given that convinced me to buy a four-pack. The spicy hops go rogue, offering meaty flavours (like cumin and paprika) that are unwelcome in my ale. Soft citrus (from the hops?) battles the sweet base. In the end, it's a draw. An overhopped cream ale.

M: Excellent. Round, creamy, and scintillating.

O: A slightly above average beer -- it's certainly odd -- but not one that I would recommend to others. I gave one can away, drank one at a party, and don't relish drinking the last one after this can is done. Still, an interesting experiment and a fun cream ale.

Serving type: can

02-07-2012 22:47:05 | More by AgentMunky
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-05-2012 14:52:44 | More by slimntubbs
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

02-04-2012 21:59:48 | More by MordorMongo
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New York

4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the can into a standard Guinness pint glass at low altitude.

A: Pours a translucent copper color with a foamy two-finger slightly off-white head that leaves some spotty lacing. Quite nice.

S: A light smell overall, with some hops and bready malts.

T: Malt sweetness up front followed by floral hop bitterness that carries through to the finish. Really nicely balanced. For some reason, this is exactly what I imagine a cream ale should taste like.

M: Light- to medium-bodied and well-carbonated. A wet mouthfeel, but really suits the beer well.

D: This one is really easy to drink. It's a great balance of sweet and bitter. Other cream ales would do well to take some lessons from this one.

Serving type: can

02-02-2012 23:59:32 | More by schlimenhaumer
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3.55/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours one fingers worth of white creamy head, good lacing with a small cap of head remain. Very cloudy pale yellow colored body.

Smells like a macro, sweet corn, lager yeast undertones (bready, light sulfur, fruity sweetness).

Tastes like a good cream ale. Bready yeast, crisp pilsner malts, some sweet corn and a light graininess. I detect some sort of butter like flavor on the finish. Some floral or fruity hops are mixed in as well.

Mouthfeel is fairly creamy and medium full. Low carbonation. This feels like a creamy yet drinkable beer.

Overall this is a hit for me. Quafable and flavorful. Nothing is overdone in this one. I could session this beer but not at this price.

$2.95 a single. Dated best by May 2012

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2012 01:16:52 | More by Homebrew35
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3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can.

Pours a really cloudy orange with a huge fluffy beige head that leaves thick lacing on the sides and hangs around forever, being fed by a steady stream of bubbles from the bottom.

Aroma is full of toasted bread and and floral, slightly herbal, hop notes. I get a little bit of citrus in the form of lemon zest and some creamy sweetness that I can't really place specifically.

Taste is crisp and bready up front with a light citrusy kick which transitions into some sweet caramel malts and creamy sweetness. The finish is bitter with some herbal hops.

The mouthfeel is crisp and medium bodied for the style.

This is one of the better cream ales I've had with more hops and a nice clean feel. Very, very drinkable.

Serving type: can

01-31-2012 04:12:24 | More by gford217
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

01-29-2012 14:23:19 | More by SpillyBeers
Sweet Action from Sixpoint Brewery
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