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Sweet Action - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,592 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,592
Reviews: 458
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 132
Gots: 167 | 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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5/5  rDev +27.9%

tammy829, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of captainbearcat
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

captainbearcat, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of brnavarra
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

brnavarra, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

bacher468, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of vande
4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a lightly glowing orange, somewhat clear, but pristine in appearance...

slightly sweeter in both taste and smell... lemony-lime-orangey kinda of flavor that is quite pleasant...somewhat brings "spring" to my mind with each sip, not sure why...

light, smooth, creamy drink. one that is somewhat refreshing but quite enjoyable....

thus far, i truly think this is one of favorites by Sixpoint thus far actuallly..

vande, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of weaselchew
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

weaselchew, Feb 24, 2012
Photo of IBSRJOE
4/5  rDev +2.3%

IBSRJOE, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of tzieser
4/5  rDev +2.3%

tzieser, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of olympicgatorade
4/5  rDev +2.3%

olympicgatorade, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of JedediahK
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

JedediahK, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of BeerBucks
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

BeerBucks, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of jbertsch
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

jbertsch, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of ckeegan04
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Hazy orangish-brown with a thick and foamy off-white head. Beer remains rather hazy.

S - Sweet bready malts and fresh squeezed fruit juice. Hints of apricot, peach and grapefruit. Sweetness remains rather strong throughout the drink and the strong fruity aromas fade a bit as the beer warms. Very inviting aroma.

T - Quick sweetness quickly overcome by a big fruitiness. Apricot and grapefruit mixed together for a big blast of flavor. Underneath the fruitiness is a mildly sweet breadiness that lingers throughout.

M - Somewhat creamy but a little thin initially. As the beer warms the mouthfeel stregthens but is still a bit week. Sharp bitterness lingers on the tongue.

O - A tasty beer and a good first impression from Sixpoint. After smelling the beer I had some very high expectiations that werent quite met, but still a very worth one.

ckeegan04, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of DSlim71
4/5  rDev +2.3%

DSlim71, Feb 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

FalconA, Feb 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

grahambo, Feb 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

demgoth, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of tigg924
3.43/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: 3/4 inch head, golden brown in color, hazy, high carbonation

Smell: light hop and meadow

Taste: sweet caramel, light apple and piney hops

Mouthfeel: high carbonation, light bodied, sweet with light bitterness, dry at the end

Overall: This one strikes me as a nice mix between a light IPA and a saison. Not a bad beer but my least favorite from the brewery so far. I would probably choose other beers ahead of this one

tigg924, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sixpoint
Sweet Action

Pours an orangeish gold with a chill haze. Little head and some lacing. Smell of citrus hops, corn and harsh raw grain. In the flavor, earthy hops, restrained sweetness, corn, pale malts. Not overly sweet, the hops do a fair job with the bittering. Faint presence of alcohol. Medium bodied feel with low carbonation. Overall, this "cream ale" has alot going on in the bitterness department, makes for an interesting drink. Stands out as a cream ale, hoppy, which makes it good.

Stinkypuss, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of tsauce2
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P: 16 fl oz can into a New Belgium snifter.

A: SRM is dark honey brown. Transparent and very light sediment. Head is off-white, 1 in, dissipates to line the top of the beer. Medium/heavy carbonation. Medium lacing.

S: Mild fresh floral hop notes up front accompanied by a creamy grain scent, honey.

T: Moderate fresh hops with a very crisp, clean profile, medium roast caramel malt base, light sweetness, a touch of hop bitterness. Light malt aftertaste, a touch of sweetness, and a hint of lingering hop bitterness.

M: Medium/light body. Initial hop profile gives a very delicate and bright/fresh feel to this beer. Malts kick in to add a bit of body, and the mild honey sweetness balances it all out. Semi-wet finish.

O: Hops give such a fresh and crisp sensation that it tastes somewhat like a wet hopped beer. Then the malt and creaminess kick in, with a touch of honey and a light hop bitter finish. Everything comes out balanced and complimentary. Glad to have Sixpoint in Indiana! Will buy again and again.

tsauce2, Feb 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

zgunder, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of AgentMunky
3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16 ounce can into a Smithwick's pint glass.

A: Two fingers of churning head (with surprising retention) top a hazy, barely translucent amber beer full of bubbles.

S: Sweet hops? I can detect the cream, from the cream ale, but the spicy hops almost overpower it. An interesting and exciting juxtaposition.

T: Not nearly as good as it was in the sample taste I was given that convinced me to buy a four-pack. The spicy hops go rogue, offering meaty flavours (like cumin and paprika) that are unwelcome in my ale. Soft citrus (from the hops?) battles the sweet base. In the end, it's a draw. An overhopped cream ale.

M: Excellent. Round, creamy, and scintillating.

O: A slightly above average beer -- it's certainly odd -- but not one that I would recommend to others. I gave one can away, drank one at a party, and don't relish drinking the last one after this can is done. Still, an interesting experiment and a fun cream ale.

AgentMunky, Feb 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

slimntubbs, Feb 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

MordorMongo, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of schlimenhaumer
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the can into a standard Guinness pint glass at low altitude.

A: Pours a translucent copper color with a foamy two-finger slightly off-white head that leaves some spotty lacing. Quite nice.

S: A light smell overall, with some hops and bready malts.

T: Malt sweetness up front followed by floral hop bitterness that carries through to the finish. Really nicely balanced. For some reason, this is exactly what I imagine a cream ale should taste like.

M: Light- to medium-bodied and well-carbonated. A wet mouthfeel, but really suits the beer well.

D: This one is really easy to drink. It's a great balance of sweet and bitter. Other cream ales would do well to take some lessons from this one.

schlimenhaumer, Feb 02, 2012
Sweet Action from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,592 ratings.