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Sweet Action - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,420 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,420
Reviews: 448
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 116
Gots: 119 | 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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GennyCreamAle

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-15-2011 02:41:58 | More by GennyCreamAle
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Paul68

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +9%

11-15-2011 01:16:36 | More by Paul68
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halfshell

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-14-2011 22:43:25 | More by halfshell
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BelgianDip

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +28.2%

11-14-2011 20:45:01 | More by BelgianDip
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sideshowe

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-14-2011 19:30:10 | More by sideshowe
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sjstraub

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-14-2011 19:21:00 | More by sjstraub
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +28.2%

11-14-2011 18:53:51 | More by thebouch01
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -23.1%

11-14-2011 17:46:28 | More by Jspriest
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light amber color with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains light caramelized malts, citrus and a good amount of hops.

T: The taste starts out with mildly sweet flavors of citrus and caramel, followed by a strong IPA-like burst of hops bitterness. The malt character is on the lighter side but creates a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and very smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style but hoppier than most which I consider a positive trait, this is a very nice flavorful lighter beer to pound down for a long time.

Serving type: can

11-13-2011 01:13:07 | More by TheManiacalOne
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a standard pint glass, color is straight copper with light tan head.

Smell is sweet, fruity, hop scents are all on the fruity side.

Taste is lightly fruity, not off flavoring, no discernable hop flavors but a light bitterness.

Mouthfeel is on the bitter side, sitting on the tongue, kind of where the fruitiness of this beer does not play well for me.

Overall, solid cream ale, i like it more on the biscuit side (empire cream) but this is the hoppier more bitter side. Still well done.

Serving type: can

11-10-2011 00:06:52 | More by mvanaskie13
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jethrodium

California

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16 oz can courtesy of myspoonistoobig. Thanks Michael. Pours a cloudy copper amber with a small light tan head that has decent retention and leaves some light lacing. The aroma is caramel, some breadiness as well as some light citrus. The initial taste is sweet caramel, followed by some breadiness and some light grapefruit. Light bodied. Creamy mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation.

Serving type: can

11-08-2011 21:47:25 | More by jethrodium
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musicforairports

New York

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

Can best by Nov. something, it's smudged. Reviewed on Nov. 7.

This one's a cloudy amber. Nice head at first goes quickly, some lacing left.

Aroma has notes of butter, pear, light citrus and cracker-like malts.

Flavor is a similar mix of characteristics. Pear and cracker notes, finishing with a dash of citrus hops and an earthy, yeasty note.

Mouthfeel is medium at first, then a bit watery. Somewhat light in carbonation.

Haven't had too many cream ales, but I like the smooth flavors here, and it's rather flavorful for the low ABV. A beer that's both easy drinking and good tasting.

Serving type: can

11-08-2011 04:44:57 | More by musicforairports
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thain709

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a hazy, honey kissed orange body...there was some carbonation bubbles racing between suspended sediment...a one finger, white head formed and fell to a thin cap...decent lacing was left behind

S - The dry hopping really adds to the nose...fresh citrus hops are abundant...as it warms, it becomes balanced by some bready malt

T - The flavors start off very nice...there is a caramel sweetness that is drizzled over some freshly baked bread...some cereal notes are playing in the background...then, the malt bill falls apart and becomes stale with a weird aftertaste...the hops try to fix everything...they bring a leafy presence with some citrus flavors, but come up short

M - Medium...not crisp nor light...metallic

O - Sweet Action started off on the right foot with the dry hopping and first sip...but something went terribly wrong...maybe a bad can? it was not past the best by date...maybe I should give this another shot?

Serving type: can

11-07-2011 14:33:54 | More by thain709
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: very hazy orange with a fluffy slightly off-white head on top. good retention and lacing.

S: very sweet and floral aroma. bright citrus. almost lemony. a firm american hop presence comes across. i really like the use of fresh hops for the dry-hopping.

T: bitter and crisp. similar to the nose, very citrus and american hop flavor. good hop flavor is balanced by an equal amount of sweet grains. a corny/bitterness lingers on the palate. not sure if i like it or not. a little bit sweet in the finish.

M: light/average carbonation on a light/medium body. wouldnt hate a bit more bubbles.

D: love good craft beer out of a can. especially a hogsleg. i could definitely sling a few of these back with ease. nice range with the malty/corny sweetness and the active presence of fresh american hops.

Serving type: can

11-06-2011 22:24:10 | More by Jimmys
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From the can stamped: Best Before 17Nov2011. Sampled on November 5, 2011. The pour is a handsome medium amber with a small head. The aroma is decently hopped with a dash of meaty fruit like peaches. Some yeast hints. The body is quite good for the style at a little north of medium. The taste has this hoppy, honey-like, creaminess with low bitterness. Fairly easy to drink on the whole.

Serving type: can

11-06-2011 00:02:25 | More by puboflyons
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Sir WoodyChandler for this CAN.

Hazy, dark amber in color, with a nice light tan colored head. Very wonderful lacing.

Aroma has a very pronounced citrus note to it, with light pine and some backing malts.

Caramel notes, citrus, pine, light sweetness and a faint nuttiness on the taste.

It's creamy, but light bodied. Very pleasant nonetheless.

Quite a nice style representation!

Serving type: can

11-04-2011 03:23:59 | More by EgadBananas
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BeerLover99

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A:yellow/orange shiny body, 2 finger white head,
outstanding lacing!

S: honey, nutty, buttery, light spice

T: big honey, barley/grain, smooth buttery finish
hint of bitter

M: med body, smooth and creamy mouth

O: A fine English Cream Ale! Most American
craft breweries forget this style, but Sixpoint
knocks this English standard pint for 6 runs.
Thrilled to see another great session brew available,
will buy again and recommend.

SPOT ON, MUST HAVE!

Serving type: can

11-03-2011 17:09:10 | More by BeerLover99
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steveh

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another in trade from the East Coast.

16 ounce can poured into an imperial pint.

A -- Clear, orange-amber with a firm, light tan head that holds up well and leaves nice lacing. The last pour from the can belies dry-hopping, maybe even can-conditioning, as it clouded up the glass.

S -- Mix of citrus and spicy hops in a very fresh combo. The lightest of sweet, bready malt back.

T -- Biscuit malts with a touch of caramel hit the palate first, followed by some lightly tart, lightly spicy citrus from hops. There's a lingering, light caramel character in the finish and fruit tartness in the aftertaste.

M -- Mouthfeel is sort of spritzy, very crisp with a light to medium light body with good bitterness in the finish.

O -- A very nice quaffer that has a fresh character and a very cask-poured feel to it.

Serving type: can

11-02-2011 21:13:21 | More by steveh
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SirRuss

California

3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

First up, cheers for this one Rhettroactive.

A - Amber body with an off-white head that shows reasonable-to-brief retention (M-), and leaves behind thin, sparse lacing.

S- Boldness reigns over complexity, but it is far from unidimensional. Soft spices are caught between relentless crossfire from sweet biscuity malts and fresh cirtus-herbaceous hops.

T - Reliable representation of the nose as the expected endless onslaught from both camps continues across the palate. Unfortunately the subtlety of the spices disappear, and instead a slight sour note emerges alongside an almost worty nuance.

M - Smooth well integrated carbonation hangs in perfect balance with the weight of the malts and the finesse of the hops. Alcohol presence is almost entirely absent.

O - sa few glitches, but at the very least this one's a solid session brew that does its style proud

Serving type: can

11-01-2011 04:57:10 | More by SirRuss
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I can’t say that cream ale is really a favorite style of mine but I’ve been a big fan of Sixpoint in general so I gave this one a shot. Wasn’t all that up my alley however. It’s a hazy dark gold beer with a decent head and solid lace. Aroma is definitely sweet and malty, although the hops are noticed, and in the tasting the hops are definitely more forward than is typical of this style (by far) but it is a Sixpoint after all. The flavor is sweet and a little spicy, with lots of biscuity malt as well. Mouthfeel is nice enough, creamy as expected, with medium body and good carbonation; overall refreshing and a good session candidate. I would almost always reach for a Righteous or Bengali Tiger before this one though. If you like cream ales I would definitely give this one a shot; a big step up from Genny or what-have-you, although the hoppiness makes this beer a bit untypical of the style. Lack of corn or other adjuncts (I think) certainly raises the overall quality.

Serving type: can

10-31-2011 12:20:48 | More by tobelerone
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jmarsh123

Indiana

2.55/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a dark gold almost brown with a small off white head. Little lacing down the glass.

Smells of biscuit and toast. Very malt forward.

Taste follows the nose. Very malty with little hops involved. Very sweet caramel initial flavor with a touch of spice near the end.

Mouthfeel is fairly medium with good carbonation levels. Not as creamy as expected.

Too malt forward for me. I like my cream ales a lot lighter than this.

Serving type: can

10-26-2011 20:45:56 | More by jmarsh123
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tlazaroff

Virginia

4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Thick light tan head that holds it shape like a cloud when popping out of the rim of the glass, and leaves nice lacing. The beer is an opaque, somewhat cloudy amber color.

S: Right off the nose, it has a wonderful buiscuity, malty, carmely aroma to it. On the second sniff, the citrus comes through strong, its like it was hidden the first time. I defiantly get more grapefruit the more I smell this.

T: It's funny, the taste follows the format of the smell. On the first sip, I get this big caramel/biscuit upfront, and it transitions into this smooth citrusy mid palate and finishes with a touch of sweet and a lingering grapefruit/tangerine taste.

M: Medium bodied with a nice full dose of carbonation, this beer is surprisingly smooth.

D: Amazingly drinkable, if this beer was easier for me to get, it would defiantly be my go-to beer that I'd always have some on-hand.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2011 04:04:00 | More by tlazaroff
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afdempse

Maryland

3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dirty blond color, slightly hazy. Head foams up and forms a crown around the glass. Lace sticks to the sides.

Aroma is slightly vegetal with spice notes reminiscent of a Belgian ale. Fresh bready notes also.

Flavor begins slightly bitter. Malts seem understated, and there is a sour twang that prevails throughout. There also seems to be some coriander or similar spice in the mix, which feels out of place.

Medium-bodied, but slightly puckering due to the level of hoppiness. I expected it to tilt a bit more toward the sweet and creamy side. Decent drinkability, nonetheless.

Overall, a good beer, but confuses my palate. It tastes like an Abbey Singel. I enjoyed it, but it seems to miss the mark as a cream ale.

Serving type: can

10-22-2011 01:03:54 | More by afdempse
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Sjburns17

Virginia

3.23/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Hazy reddish color with nice head that stays for some time but goes fast.

S: Really nice smell kinda sweet in the front with some hops in the back. Sweet corn like.

T: Sweet in the front with pine citris hops comming through. Creamy smooth texture but really light.

M: Light and a little fizzy.

O: About average of a beer kinda homebrew tasting almost like too much water. Cant really pinpoint any flavors becuase they dissapear fast.

Serving type: can

10-20-2011 22:06:20 | More by Sjburns17
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TangTKE402

New York

3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a 16oz. can into a Guinness pint glass. A hazy, reddish/gold color appears, with a nice frothy 2-finger head and minimal lacing.

S: A nice aroma on this, with kettle-corn sweetness and an undertone of hop to add a fresh quality. It's snappy and inviting with earthy wheat and cut-grass smells.

T: Malt-forward with a buttery, if thin middle, and an herbal swallow. This beer has a good balance in that there aren't any major qualities that stand out. A light candy-apple mouth flvaor hints at the caramel malt, with an airy swallow that has hints of lavender and pine needle hop aromas.

M: This comes in a little thin, and doesn't leave much of an impression in the mouth once it's gone, but it's clean and a touch creamy, and overall good on the tongue.

O: A tasty beer that can be quite sessionable, but lacks the complexity and depth of other Sixpoint offerings.

Serving type: can

10-20-2011 00:09:43 | More by TangTKE402
Sweet Action from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,420 ratings.