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Sweet Action - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,727 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,727
Reviews: 481
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 147
Gots: 233 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of thecheapies
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Photo of JohnnyHopps
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of barnzy78
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

Photo of kevgod
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of WankelEngine
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

Photo of BeefyMee
4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
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.

Photo of bigred89
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of NODAK
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma has a grassy hoppiness to it...a little sweetness...not much else to be quite honest.

Taste has a small grassy hop character with some floral notes as well but it subsides rather quickly into a mildly sweet body comprised of grainy sweetness, creaminess, and even a hint of roasted malt at the finish, which was rather unexpected. Very little aftertaste after the swallow, with a bit of grain showing up and a twinge of hops on the sides of the tongue, it's pretty clean and inoffensive.

The style of "cream ale" can be an enigma in a way....there aren't that many of them and many people may avoid them because they're far from bold. This was pretty good though. Easy drinking, a great quaff out of a 16 ounce can.

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of mynie
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

WILL THIS CREAM ALE CONTEST SUN KING'S?

There should be beerfights and I should curate them because I'm very good at writing in all caps.

But, shit, this don't pour anything like a cream ale. It's dark. Pretty and hazy and with a nice head, too.

Smells lightly grassy with a decent dose of east coast hops. Suppose this could be a cream ale, come to think of it, even in spite of its lack of salient adjunct grain.

Tastes good, but not at all what the appearance, aroma, or style led me to expect. It's mostly like a fruity, medium hopped east coast pale, only with a very nice, thick body. Starts off lightly earthen, moves into nodes of bread and plums, and ends with a lightly bitter, lightly floral hop profile. Very nicely balanced.

This definitely pushes the boundaries of what a cream ale can be--I thought adjunct grain was kind of a necessity for the style. Still, it's a damn good session, and yet another winner from Six Point.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Sweet Action from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,727 ratings.