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Sweet Action - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,671 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,671
Reviews: 467
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 134
Gots: 194 | 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  rDev -23.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Gambrinus1184
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16-0z. can into a Relic Brewing imperial pint glass.

A: Poured a pale, gold color with a slight chilled haze beneath a frothy, two-finger head of dense, off-white carbonation bubbles that left some chunky, sticky lacing.

S: Plenty of aromatic hops with a fruity, twangy milled grain scent coupled with hints of tropical fruit and a spicy, herbal smell.

T: Peppery, fruity malts up front lend some melon, citrus and other tropical flavors before becoming peppery and bitter with a wave of lemongrass and orange peel. More herbaceous, minty and floral hops continue into the crackery, hoppy and bittersweet finish.

M: Clean, crisp and sweet with a snappy hop profile that keeps the already light-bodied ale quite smooth and refreshing.

O: What a fantastically hopped-out Cream Ale from Sixpoint. Very sessionable at 5.2% ABV, I'm pleased with the robust implementation of all 34 IBUs to bring a nice aromatic and bittersweet experience to the drinkability of this near-lager style. I'd snap it up again in a second for a pool or beach BBQ.

Photo of warnerry
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by 13 Nov 2012

A - Pours a slightly hazed deep orange/brown with one finger of creamy off-white head. Head has pretty god retention and leaves some good lacing. Some suspended yeast.

S - Nice floral hop presence, some toasted grain and slightly sweet malt. Faint aromas of peach and pepper.

T - Taste is a pleasant mix of lightly sweet malt with a bit of hop bite. Floral, citrus, somewhat spicy with toasted grain.

M - Light/medium mouthfeel with good creaminess. Finishes a bit dry.

O - Enjoyable, easy-drinking cream ale. Despite the overall lightness, still manages to have an interesting flavor profile with some depth.

Photo of alexgash
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz. can. Best before 13 Nov 2012.

Slightly hazy dark copper body. Small, gauzy, light beige head. Some lacing. Toasted malts (bread). Apple and pear malt sweetness. Fresh citrus and herbal hops.

Toasted grain, soon gives way to fruity, bready, cookie malt. Slightly sweet. Spicy, peppery, slightly astringent hop bitterness intrudes and provides some nice balance. Moderate body, with a nice, naturally carbonated feel. Definitely lagerish (Vienna?). Not bad!

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.

Photo of tbeer40
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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.

Photo of ErrandWolfe
4/5  rDev +2.3%

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.

Photo of jenray
3/5  rDev -23.3%

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.

Photo of bierdabbler
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

Sweet Action from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,671 ratings.