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Sweet Action - Sixpoint Brewery

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very good

1,640 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,640
Reviews: 462
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.82%
Wants: 132
Gots: 186 | 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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4/5  rDev +2.6%

RES, Jul 02, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

rodlavers, Jun 30, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Magery, Jun 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

shand, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of jminch
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

jminch, Jun 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

paulmcm, Jun 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

gpblackgt, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of dexterk1
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light copper colored beer. Found in four packs in the Chicago area. First beer from this brewery I have tried.
Odor is predictably sweet. Some fruitiness as well.
Taste is malty sweet at upfront with a bitter hop finish. Well balanced between the two. Slightly creamy or milky as well.
Has a medium body and is pretty carbonated.
Overall very impressed with this beer considering it is the first I have tried from Sixpoint. I will try others.

dexterk1, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of BeerKangaroo
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I'm glad I finally found this thing in Maine.

Into a pint glass:

A: hazy orange/brown colored body with a small one finger off white head appears for about twenty seconds and then gently fades

S: combination of toffee and hops.

T: toffee and hops up front, a bit of caramel and some slight malts come in as it warms

M: light to medium with a superior smooth creaminess (I see why this is a cream ale).

O: this is a pretty drinkable cream ale. I would say the mouthfeel is the best part about this beer. I would definitely have this again.

BeerKangaroo, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

tallboy can poured into a sam adams pint glass.

Appearance: light copper colored beer with a tall 2 fingers of white head.

Smell: Smells like pale malts, with a little fruit and predominately grassy hops.

Taste: Woah. Thats got a bit of a bitter bite that I did not expect... Little bit of sweetness with a mild to moderate bitter bite that overtakes the mildly sweet pale malts. Corn husk, bready, and mild fruity notes in the malt profile. Hops are grassy and earthy.

Mouthfeel: light to medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. This beer is really crisp and that makes it taste really fresh. Really aggressive carbonation thats almost like drinking 7UP.

Overall: Its a nice cream ale. I have been spoiled with a local brewery that makes a cream ale with vanilla and its just awesome. It really blows this cream ale out of the water. So that fact makes it hard for me to beleive that this is the best cream ale on the list, but its still a decent offering for sure. Its just a way more bitter than I expected.

4DAloveofSTOUT, Jun 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

ZombiesAteMyDog, Jun 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

blmar311, Jun 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

danipp, Jun 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

rcjennings, Jun 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Mick-e-d, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of thecheapies
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy mustard/peanut butter orange color. Sticky off-white head of a half-an-inch or so less that holds where it is.

Orange and nutty sweet. Some floral/grassy hops at work. Crackery malts for balance.

Tart apricot and ripe orange with ample bitterness working against any overly sweet and juicy notes from yeast esters, hops, and malts. Rind-y and a little oily. Very citrus, all around. I love what the malts bring to the table. The form of freshly-baked bread, yet minor in amplitude.

Soppy medium with no stickiness. A pressed juice kind of feel, body-wise. Good bit of carb, but not overly so to kill the creaminess. Well-done.

Supa-dupa cream ale. Prime Sixpoint brew. Much love.

thecheapies, Jun 16, 2012
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3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a pint glass, this beer was a murky copper color with a moderate head of white. The initial aroma marked the presence of hops with perhaps a hint of barley. In ihe intial taste, one finds a mild level of hoppiness followed by an interesting creamy finish. The mouthfeel on this one is pleasantly creamy, giving a unique ripple to the hops. Amid the flavors is a hint of orange zest as well as some earthy grass notes. In the aftertaste, the orange zest continues to tickle the sides of the tongue with the hops rapidly fading. One obviously would not buy this beer for the hops. Classified as a cream ale, this is a unique interpretation of the style.

JohnnyHopps, Jun 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

CoreyW, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of barnzy78
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz can, pours a murky copper topped with a tall white head, leaves some lacing on the glass. Aromas are fresh citric hop and biscuity malt. Tastes are fresh citric/herbal hop, bready malt, biscuity as well, some caramel, finishes with a nice amount of bitterness and is very refreshing. Mouth-feel is fuller bodied, creamy, and smooth. Overall, I really enjoyed this one, especially for uniqueness in the style category it's in. Don't think I'd get it again though.

barnzy78, Jun 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

kevgod, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of WankelEngine
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16oz can into a pint glass

A: Pouts a lightly hazy brown/amber color. There is an off-white head with pretty decent retention.

S: A combination of some roasted toffee and pine.

T: A good bit of sweet malt. Caramel, toffee and just a hint of raisin. A nice earthy pine flavor provides some bitterness to complement the malt.

M: Medium-light bodied with some foam carbonation. Nice full mouthfeel.

O: A pretty drinkable cream ale. Decent sweet malt and bitter hops make a balanced brew.

WankelEngine, Jun 09, 2012
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4.45/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark copper body, creamy white head. Murky as hell and I love it.

S: Husky grains and a wheaty whiff of banana. Alcohol is detectable.

T: Quite interesting. There's a lot going on, but nothing's ratcheted up to 11. Sweet biscuit is prevalent upfront. Finishes tangy and leaves some bitterness on the palate. Alcohol is still oddly noticeable but not boozy. This one packed a lot more flavor than I expected.

M: Coats your mouth with heaven.

This is what I always wanted cream ale to be. Will come back again and again.

BeefyMee, Jun 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

bigred89, Jun 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

bspain5, Jun 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

JAHMUR, Jun 07, 2012
Sweet Action from Sixpoint Brewery
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