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Sweet Action - Sixpoint Brewery

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very good

1,534 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,534
Reviews: 455
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 125
Gots: 148 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

AngusOg, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of Tucquan
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-01-23 in Columbia, PA

A - Mildly hazy golden-orange with a 2-finger eggshell head that fades to 1/2-finger fairly quickly in a nonic glass. Moderate lacing.

S - Peaches and apricots that are sitting in a pile under a tree, just a bit past being ripe. Rising bread and flower blossoms. Very pleasant; not powerful but certainly present.

T - Much like the smell although the bready malt swaps with the overly-ripe stone fruit for dominance. There's some citrus and musk melon flesh, a leafy-herbal bite and tangerine rind. It dries nicely and leaves a fairly bitter and fruity aftertaste that sticks around.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Very creamy as advertised and a touch prickly.

O - I've not had a cream ale I've enjoyed more. Plenty of flavor for a lower ABV brew. I'm impressed.

Tucquan, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of Beerme09
5/5  rDev +27.9%

Beerme09, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of match1112
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a hazy yellow with two fingers of white creamy head. good retention and lacing were noticed. smell and taste were very hoppy for a cream ale. lots of citrus and sweet malts, also noticed a sawdust smell and taste. full body with good carbonation and a bitter finish. overall this is a decent cream ale.

match1112, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of druptight
4/5  rDev +2.3%

druptight, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out as a golden yellow color with a foamy white head on top. The lacing is decent along with the retention. The smell of the beer has a nose full of Cascade hops. The flavors of the beer is citrusy with a good fresh flavor and bitterness in the back end. The mouthfeel of the beer is soft and creamy feeling, subtle carbonation and just smooth in general. Overall it's hoppy and clean, it's also refreshing in my opinion, I found it to be enjoyable.

Knapp85, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of bobhits
2.8/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Cloudy as hell orange body with a thick white head. Rather odd looking, almost an aged double IPA that's starting to separate without the density.

The nose is much the same, and old IPA that's past its prime, very citrus orange but just seems old.

The flavor brings this all back, very citrus orange/tangerine like with thick heavy malt. This one is saved in part because of the sub 6% abv making it light and weaker so these flavors are interesting vs over powering and well bad like a year old Dreadnaught is.

I won't go back to this, but it is certainly something different. glad I had it and I think i enjoyed it a lot more than this review indicates, but really one was PLENTY.

bobhits, Jan 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

RodSmith, Jan 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

plickxt, Jan 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

acurtis, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of TheFightfan1
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Well this will be my first cream ale. Unless it is a stout... anyway. Very cloudy orange color with a decent tightly bubbled white lacing. Does leave some good ringlets throughout.

Nose is a bit as the can suggests, very bitter and very sweet. A beatiful heavy vanilla maltiness with a nice touch of some heavy bitter hops.

Extremely crisp malty backbone right from the get go. The bittering hops make there way in towards the end giving it just enough to match this vanilla malt profile. Does lighten up a bit and make for an excellent light beer.

Lighter bodied with good carbonation. Nice bubling action on the tongue. Settles with a slight stickiness on the lips.

Excellent beer. I wasn't sure of this one but I became a fan after the first sip. Very enjoyable.

TheFightfan1, Jan 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

electtodefer, Jan 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

thedoer, Jan 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

FrankShirley, Jan 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

ShemRahBoo, Jan 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

2dogbrew, Jan 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

mbs11, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of DocJ87
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

DocJ87, Jan 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

s1ckboy, Jan 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Chugs13, Jan 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

timbre, Jan 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

astrobomb, Jan 08, 2012
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1/5  rDev -74.4%

gregps, Jan 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

mdillon86, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of mdaschaf
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a murky ruby/orange color with a two finger white head upon pouring. Decent retention, reducing down to a ring of white. Nice lacing down the sides.

S: Nice bready and biscuity malt aromas up front, a hint of citrus in the middle, with caramel at the end.

T: Nice and bready upfront, which leads to a nice sweetness in the middle. There is a little bit of citrus as well, with a sweet finish.

M: Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation. Very smooth and easy drinking.

O: A nicely hopped cream ale, one of my favorite so far. Could drink this one all day long.

mdaschaf, Jan 07, 2012
Sweet Action from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,534 ratings.