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Sweet Action - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,494 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 1,494
Reviews: 453
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 119
Gots: 138 | 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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vonburgey

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +27.9%

12-02-2011 17:26:14 | More by vonburgey
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THECPJ

Delaware

3/5  rDev -23.3%

12-01-2011 01:29:30 | More by THECPJ
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ceraphin

New York

5/5  rDev +27.9%

12-01-2011 00:59:01 | More by ceraphin
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kelvarnsen

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-30-2011 18:09:26 | More by kelvarnsen
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Duff27

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +4.3%

Best Before 17Nov2011

A- Near inch-tall, off-white fluffy head on a purdy lookin' deep orange/light red colored body. A dozen or so streams of effervescence. Average head retention and spotty lacing.

S- Sweet grass, smells of the tropics!

T- Caramel sweetness dominates but there is a hop presence. "Pear." Very peculiar aftertaste, something like menthol...or something.

M- Full mouthfeel. Average carbonation.

D/O- I really enjoyed this one. Definitely my favorite cream ale thus far and I wouldn't be surprised if it stays that way for a long time. I would akin this to a Samuel Adams Boston Lager or Sierra Nevada Pale Ale in that it'd be a go-to if one were looking for a flavorful low(ish) ABV session(able) brew. Thanks for the chance mcb4538!

11-29-2011 02:16:09 | More by Duff27
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setonhallbluehen

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +27.9%

11-28-2011 03:46:01 | More by setonhallbluehen
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Rempo

Indiana

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-27-2011 20:10:35 | More by Rempo
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RuckusDu

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-27-2011 19:17:15 | More by RuckusDu
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keithmurray

New York

3.63/5  rDev -7.2%

Appearance - pours a hazy dark amber color with fluffy white head

smell - hops, caramel malts, citrus, bit of pine

taste - caramel/honey sweetness, citrus (mango/grapefruit) is prominent as well, slight hops bitterness is present

mouthfeel - thin to medium bodied beverage, sweetness upfront, bitterness in the aftertaste, low carbonation on this beer as well

overall - decent, easy to drink beer that I am glad I tried, I could see throwing back a couple of these on a hot summers day, would have this again if offered the chance

Price point - $2.79/single 16oz can

11-27-2011 02:17:56 | More by keithmurray
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Burt

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-26-2011 12:54:15 | More by Burt
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sacrelicio

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-26-2011 03:29:39 | More by sacrelicio
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nh2032

New York

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-25-2011 13:26:54 | More by nh2032
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travis224

Texas

5/5  rDev +27.9%

11-25-2011 01:52:32 | More by travis224
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-24-2011 15:01:50 | More by Rochefort10nh
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BelJen

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +27.9%

11-23-2011 21:52:48 | More by BelJen
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Jpik

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-23-2011 11:00:49 | More by Jpik
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LucienDeRubempre

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-22-2011 05:46:11 | More by LucienDeRubempre
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jrutigs

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -23.3%

11-22-2011 04:03:42 | More by jrutigs
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pgofman

New York

5/5  rDev +27.9%

11-22-2011 03:14:01 | More by pgofman
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jlb502

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-22-2011 00:02:48 | More by jlb502
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MKanaga

New York

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-21-2011 20:40:32 | More by MKanaga
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +0.5%

Last can from Sixpoint.

A: The cream ale is amber, bright orange from top to bottom despite a mild haziness. Another ale that sports a rich lacing head.

S: Light and biscuity with a surprising hop kick. The malt side doesn't really stand a chance against the citrus hops.

T: The hop-centric nature of the cream ale is unusual. Each sip is quite light but packed with citrus and flowers. The first half of each sip is biscuit, gradually building to the hops by the halfway point. After the brief flourish, the hops fade away and the airy malts of the cream ale return. Very interesting while the hops loiter around.

M: The mouthfeel alternates between mild and vibrant; I like the vibrant side much better.

11-21-2011 01:54:45 | More by akorsak
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goldie2828

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

11-20-2011 22:16:21 | More by goldie2828
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beerman999999

New York

5/5  rDev +27.9%

11-20-2011 19:35:19 | More by beerman999999
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-20-2011 17:37:42 | More by DoctorB2B
Sweet Action from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,494 ratings.