Sweet Action - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,670 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,670
Reviews: 467
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.82%
Wants: 135
Gots: 199 | 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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3.48/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

16oz can poured into a milkshake pilsner glass. Best by 07 Aug 2012.

Appearance: Hazy translucent amber gold with the thinnest of off-white foam across the top. Some tiny bits of lacing here and there. Nice color.

Smell: Barest hint of citrus with some peaches thrown in. I had to let the beer warm up to just north of room temp to smell this - quite mild in aroma, but when it comes out it is a nice smell.

Taste: As the beer says on the can, bitterness and sweetness balanced, but unfortunately, rather than a balance it becomes a cancellation of flavor. Remarkably flavorless for a beer....there is flavor, don't get me wrong, but it's so merged together that you can't pull anything out. The flavor is a blended/muddled malt + citrus hop. As the beer warms up to room temperature the flavors finally began to separate a bit, but even then, not greatly so. The hops were most noticable as the beer warmed up, mild citrus + pine.

Mouthfeel: Light mouthfeel overall. Not watery, not airy, not fizzy, just truly light, which I think is what you want in a cream ale. I cannot say the mouthfeel was creamy in any way, but I will give it points for being light. You knew it was there, but not oppressively or stickily so.

Overall / Drinkability: I'm glad I only bought one - I was expecting more flavor and would be sorely disappointed if I had to finish off a 4 pack of these. Balance is good, but it's too much balance here. While I can say I easily finished the beer, I have no desire to reach for another. Oh well, not every beer can be great.

Photo of codon2004
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of braican
3/5  rDev -23.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of mfukuda
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of samie85
3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a orange/copper color with two fingers of white head.

Aroma leads with some orange, grapefruit, and a bit of caramel malt.

Pine and orange peel upfront with some grainy malt to back it up.

Creamy feel at first with moderate carbonation and finishes nice and dry.

I like this beer but it's no cream ale in terms of nose or taste profile; more along the lines of APA.

Photo of Snellgg5
4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of emerge077
3.48/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Can poured into a tulip glass, body is a glowing opaque orange with an ample cap of white foam that puffs up above the rim of the glass momentarily.

Mellow spiced apple aroma, some light yeast impression, otherwise clean and not overly aromatic.

Flavor also has an apple character, lightly sweet at first becoming bready like a buttered biscuit, then drying out with crisp and lightly bitter finish. The buttery diacetyl note is a little distracting but seems acceptable in small amounts. Might give another try down the road, but it's not my favorite from Sixpoint.

Photo of patmcd
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of claspada
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a nice dark golden color with a huge head of white foam; lots of lacing as well which is nice.

Aromas begin with a mellow grainy maltiness combined with a nice grapefruit and pine hoppiness. Nothing too out of the ordinary here; light biscuity maltiness as it warms and the hops aromas subside.

The tastes begin with a smooth pale/bready malt flavor with a very citrusy/piney hop finish. For a cream/pale ale this is light and quite bitter, but very tasty overall.

The finish is nice and light feeling across the palate. Quite smooth and crisp in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Overall, this was about as clean and crisp as a session ale gets. Not the best sessionable ale I have ever had or the best pale/cream ale around by any means but quite good. I don't need to revisit it anytime soon but I am glad I did here and quite acceptable to find on draft at a random bar in NYC.

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of maryd837
3/5  rDev -23.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of DavidWalker
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of WesM63
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16oz Can poured into a Murphy's Pint

A: Pours a golden orange with a nice 2finger white head. Excellent lacing and head retention.

S: Sweet malts, faint pine and resin. A hint of citrus is present.

T: Light hop bitterness on the tongue which quickly fades to light malt backbone to a crisp citrus like finish.

M: Medium body with medium carbonation.

O: This is the first for me in a long time of this style. I would imagine it is a little hop forward with an initial bite that I don't recall on other cream ales. However, that being said, it's a well crafted, great tasting brew.

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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%

Photo of drgnfli00
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sampled at the Sugar Maple Milw WI.

Appearance: Woah!!! I almost thought I got the wrong beer. A hazy light coppery color. Beautiful color if it was a red ale, however not indicative of a cream ale. Finger height head that fails to retain for very long. Minimal lacing.

Smell: Aromatic hops are abundant. I smelled this baby after a beautiful pour straight from the bar top. Heavy clean aromatic hop scent. Pine, floral, and citrus.

Taste: Immediate aromatic hop aroma and flavor profile. Clean, light and citrusy. For a cream ale this borders on obscene, however after the initial hop bloom, it blends into a slightly sweet ryeish backbone with little bittering at the end. Definitely hop forward which again is not indicative of the style.

Mouthfeel: Again not very representative of a cream ale as it lacks any significant creamy mouth feel. Average carbonation with a wet slightly thin start and a slightly dry finish.

Overall: I love cream ales so I was a bit put off by this beer as it was not what I would call a cream ale. Closer to an American Red/Amber in my opinion, however overall a pretty good beer. It has a great balance, albeit a bit hop forward, while not being overly bitter. Just don’t call it a cream ale cuz it isn’t. 34 IBU’s should disqualify it as being called such.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of leinie13
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of kawilliams81
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 16 oz can into Stone Ruination pint.

A- Pours a light amber with a 2 finger white head. Nice lacing clouds remain.

S- Sweet toaste4d malts, some caramel and pine.

T-toasted and amber malts, sweet caramel, and just enough hops to notice a slight bitterness.

M- light body, medium carbonation. Easy to drink and leaves a slight dry mouth aftertaste.

O- Good for what it is. NOt a beer I would drink normally or often but wouldn't turn one down.

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Sweet Action from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,670 ratings.