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Sweet Action - Sixpoint Brewery

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very good

1,639 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,639
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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4.25/5  rDev +9%

BugTownPub, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of adman08
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a hazy dark amber with a very good amount of slightly golden off-white foam on top.
S-Sweet aromas of malt and bread. Slight citrus aroma.
T-Slightly tart but well balanced with a good malt sweetness and a nice bready flavor. Slight citrus hop bite with a faint citrus sweetness.
M-Smooth, slightly sweet but finishes rather dry. Good carbonation, not over carbonated or under carbonated.
Overall, an interesting beer and the type of beer I could drink any time of year. Good balance of malty sweetness with the hop bite and citrus flavor.

adman08, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of Ryan011235
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Duvel tulip on 3/14/12

Best before 09 July 2012

Very deep shades of honey and amber with some brown tones. Two finger head is fluffy and falls away with a speckled web of lace lingering on. Thin retention. The lace dries up to hit-or-miss territory over time.

The aroma is hoppy, much the same as the other Sixpoint cans I had a while ago. The overall hop effect being fairly green and resembling lemon pine-sol. The malts strike up notes of toasted bread; in some ways it resembles rye. Faint hints of vanilla. Maybe a touch of caramel.

Tastes pretty hoppy too, but the overall flavors are seem to have succumbed to thinning sheers. Quite green and piney hop flavors. Bitterness is comfortably moderate, making good use of the can-noted 34 IBUs. Hop crackly builds over time. Malt-wise, things are a bit grainy and a bit toasty. Spicy like rye, but I don't know. Very dry throughout.

Sweet action feels thin to me, but not inappropriately so. Average carbonation; vigorous yet smoothed over. Finishes dry with residual bitterness and soapy hops.

Overall impression - India Cream Ale? Sweet Action suffers from being unfocused and one dimensional. Drinkable for sure; nothing wrong with a hoppy cream ale, I reckon.

Ryan011235, Apr 11, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

DavyJones, Apr 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

ejimhof, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint.

Appearance: amber with a white thin 1/4" head coming off the body.

Smell: Light hops, smells similar to a marzen.

Taste: bitter but slightly sweet. Complex if you ask me, I feel the hops and I feel honey; this beer is all over the place.

Mouth: medium to heavy, crisp with a toasted aftertaste.

Overal: you see it buy it it is worth more than its looks. Marzen meets your Vienna lager. This beer had a little bit of everything and definitely worth everything it represents. Salud!

BlurryVisi0n, Apr 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

BassTooth, Apr 09, 2012
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

kbt5273, Apr 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

morebeergood, Apr 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

ThePortlander, Apr 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Brew33, Apr 04, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

funkel81, Apr 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

dgeebs07, Apr 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

tripledbrew, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of BEERMILER12
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Best Before 25 Jul 2012

A: Pours a golden orange color with a small head

S: Some malts, hops, and fruit. Hops are nice and citrusy with some earthiness

T: Follows the nose, with slightly sweet malts and earthy, bitter hops. As advertised, a very nice balance between the sweetness of the malts and bitterness of the hops

M: Medium bodied with low-moderate carbonation. Slightly resiny

O: A perfect American interpretation of a cream ale. Nice and hoppy while still retaining the cream ale feel and flavor. I also love the pint cans, as it makes them more outdoors friendly. Definitely recommended

BEERMILER12, Apr 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

splendidsplinter, Apr 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

muskiesman, Apr 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Rau71, Mar 31, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

zoso1967, Mar 30, 2012
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4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a hazy amber/orange with a thin head an a little bit of lacing. Looks real nice.
S: I get a lot of citrus notes at the start. Strong aroma of hops as well, almost as if you are holding some in the glass. I suspect this is a product of the dry hopping. Not picking up a lot of malt.
T: citrus and bitterness almost immediately. However, this quickly fades into a great biscuity sweetness. Nice balance here followed by a sweet finsih.
M: medium bodied and creamy. Really coats the tongue. Very smooth with a great sweet finish.
O: outstanding brew due to the flavor and balance.

Infamous7100, Mar 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

polishkaz, Mar 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

MichaelBurns, Mar 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

MikeTurgeon, Mar 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

mccorjf54, Mar 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

jaidenjb, Mar 25, 2012
Sweet Action from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,639 ratings.