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Sweet Action - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,668 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,668
Reviews: 466
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.82%
Wants: 134
Gots: 192 | 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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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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

Dino hooked this up. Not a style I'd typically purchase but that' cool. Poured from pint can to pint glass the beer pours a clear golden yellow with a decent 1 finger white head, some retention and lacing. Actually looks inviting. The nose is a gentle blend of light toasted malt, a distinct citrus fruit, with a hint of earthy resin. The flavor is very much the same. Hoppier than I expected, a welcome addition. Blends well with the gentle toasted malt and fruity sweetness. Not overly sweet or bitter, very nice, just right. Finishes creamy and clean. Light bodied and well carbonated. Overall, a welcome treat! Easily the best cream ale I've had. Recommended!

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

Poured from a 16 oz. can - slightly hazy, golden-amber with a sustained, foamy off-white head.

I was surprised by the explosion of bitter aromatics after opening the can. This aroma continued after the pour. Will this be a bitterly hoppy cream ale or did they do a lot of dry-hopping?

Based on the balanced flavor, the answer to above is dry-hopping. The initial flavor has a nice complement of refreshing hops, yet is settles down to a smooth, malty flavor. This is a heavier and more robust interpretation of a cream ale with 34 IBUs. Drinks more like an American pale ale.

This ale has a solid medium body with a substantial and flavorful mouthfeel for a cream ale. The carbonation is slightly high which adds some refreshing zest to the palate.

Not at all what I expected from a cream ale - I suppose every brewery has its own interpretation. The brewer's website states this ale is "part pale ale, part wheat, part cream ale". However you define it, it is highly drinkable and worth seeking out.

Photo of BugTownPub
4.25/5  rDev +9%

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.

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.

Photo of DavyJones
2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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!

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Infamous7100
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.

Photo of polishkaz
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Sweet Action from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,668 ratings.