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Sweet Action - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,579 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 1,579
Reviews: 458
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 130
Gots: 161 | 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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Photo of DSlim71
4/5  rDev +2.3%

DSlim71, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of FalconA
4/5  rDev +2.3%

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

grahambo, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of demgoth
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
Photo of zgunder
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
Photo of slimntubbs
4/5  rDev +2.3%

slimntubbs, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of MordorMongo
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
Photo of Homebrew35
3.55/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours one fingers worth of white creamy head, good lacing with a small cap of head remain. Very cloudy pale yellow colored body.

Smells like a macro, sweet corn, lager yeast undertones (bready, light sulfur, fruity sweetness).

Tastes like a good cream ale. Bready yeast, crisp pilsner malts, some sweet corn and a light graininess. I detect some sort of butter like flavor on the finish. Some floral or fruity hops are mixed in as well.

Mouthfeel is fairly creamy and medium full. Low carbonation. This feels like a creamy yet drinkable beer.

Overall this is a hit for me. Quafable and flavorful. Nothing is overdone in this one. I could session this beer but not at this price.

$2.95 a single. Dated best by May 2012

Homebrew35, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of gford217
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can.

Pours a really cloudy orange with a huge fluffy beige head that leaves thick lacing on the sides and hangs around forever, being fed by a steady stream of bubbles from the bottom.

Aroma is full of toasted bread and and floral, slightly herbal, hop notes. I get a little bit of citrus in the form of lemon zest and some creamy sweetness that I can't really place specifically.

Taste is crisp and bready up front with a light citrusy kick which transitions into some sweet caramel malts and creamy sweetness. The finish is bitter with some herbal hops.

The mouthfeel is crisp and medium bodied for the style.

This is one of the better cream ales I've had with more hops and a nice clean feel. Very, very drinkable.

gford217, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of SpillyBeers
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

SpillyBeers, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.75/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

You know what's better than craft beer in a can? Nothing, that's what. Poured into a Sam Smith pint glass.

A: Pours a light golden color with a two-finger soapy white head with good retention and lacing. The body itself looks a bit yeasty.

S: The smell features some almost weizen-esque esters (banana, cloves, allspice), along side a noble aspect.

T/M: Honestly, the flavor is a bit lacking. What's there isn't bad...there just isn't much there in the first place. There's a very subtle sweetness on the open, while the finish is purely bready, with the murky, earthy notes hindering its refreshment. Apparently, I know next to jack shit about cream ales, other than the fact that they're basically pale lagers with more ester-y goodness (whatever the blue hell that means), and that this doesn't seem to be a traditional cream ale. Still, I'd gladly trade some of the fruity notes on the open for a crisper finish. It's a little too rough and chalky on the tongue, but it's well carbonated.

O: This is a beer that doesn't know what it wants to be. Is it a weak pale ale or a muddy pilsener? Maybe I should chalk it up to me not 'getting' this style of beer. Probably won't revisit this in the future.

ThisWangsChung, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of aasher
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Birthday beer #1, Sixpoint just arrived in Indianapolis yesterday.

This beer pours a light to medium bodied orangish dull copper in color with a creamy white, one finger head. It's much darker than I anticipated. The aromas are different than I expected. I get some slightly sweet amber malts, light citrus, light happiness, and it has a certain creaminess to it, indicative of a can.The flavors are light and smooth. I get a lot of smooth malts with citrus accents and a ever so slight hop bitterness. It is incredibly smooth and creamy, obviously made for a can. It's solid, and much different than other cream ales I've had. It has more body and isn't as session able yet has more flavor and more to offer.

aasher, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of gskitt
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had at Bobbique. Pours a cloudy amber hue, heads big but leaves quickly. Scent is of husk and grains, very little hops can be detected in the scent. Taste had a hint of sweet corn, and grains, malts can be tasted but not much hops. Mouthfeel is sort of creamy, delicate. This was a fine cream ale. Super drinkable.

gskitt, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of woosterbill
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Barcade, served in a pint.

A: Clear amber body under a finger of creamy white head. Decent retention and lacing. Ok.

S: Crisp, delicate blend of herbal and resinous hops. Not much malt. A little underpowered, but nice.

T: Follows the nose, but with some nice bready malt filling in on the back side on the way to a crisp, bitter finish. Very clean, balanced, and refreshing.

M: Lively, prickly medium body that settles out into creaminess after a bit of swirling. Appropriate.

O: I look forward to drinking cans of this in the summer, if Sixpoint finally comes to CT. It's just a good, solid, refreshing beer.

Cheers!

woosterbill, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of pjs234
4/5  rDev +2.3%

pjs234, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of AngusOg
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

AngusOg, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of Tucquan
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-01-23 in Columbia, PA

A - Mildly hazy golden-orange with a 2-finger eggshell head that fades to 1/2-finger fairly quickly in a nonic glass. Moderate lacing.

S - Peaches and apricots that are sitting in a pile under a tree, just a bit past being ripe. Rising bread and flower blossoms. Very pleasant; not powerful but certainly present.

T - Much like the smell although the bready malt swaps with the overly-ripe stone fruit for dominance. There's some citrus and musk melon flesh, a leafy-herbal bite and tangerine rind. It dries nicely and leaves a fairly bitter and fruity aftertaste that sticks around.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Very creamy as advertised and a touch prickly.

O - I've not had a cream ale I've enjoyed more. Plenty of flavor for a lower ABV brew. I'm impressed.

Tucquan, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of Beerme09
5/5  rDev +27.9%

Beerme09, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of match1112
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a hazy yellow with two fingers of white creamy head. good retention and lacing were noticed. smell and taste were very hoppy for a cream ale. lots of citrus and sweet malts, also noticed a sawdust smell and taste. full body with good carbonation and a bitter finish. overall this is a decent cream ale.

match1112, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of druptight
4/5  rDev +2.3%

druptight, Jan 21, 2012
Sweet Action from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,579 ratings.