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Sweet Action - Sixpoint Brewery

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very good

1,633 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,633
Reviews: 461
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.82%
Wants: 132
Gots: 185 | 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 +28.2%

SnatchyMcPants, Mar 13, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

1p5v, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of Cresant
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served this 16 oz. can in a Sierra Nevada hops glass. Dated best before 09 JUL2012. Reviewed according to style. Medium golden body with a modest white head. A film and lacing remained.

The smell was grain and hard candy. Orange juice. Fresh.

The taste was lightly sour. Bready. Fresh earthy hops. Spicy. Clean and supremely balanced. No corn or filler flavors. This one is greater than the sum of it's parts. Probably the best cream ale I've ever tasted.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied with plenty of prickly, scrubbing carbonation. Glad to have Sixpoint in my region!

Cresant, Mar 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

pbass78, Mar 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Jammer42, Mar 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

cheeseburger, Mar 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

HumanParaquat, Mar 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Tim27, Mar 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

lisomiso, Mar 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

brandonasplundh, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of maximum12
3.13/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The final surviving can from a nice haul courtesy of AndrewNations in the SS BIF. 16 oz. aluminum cylinder, I salute you ere I consume you.

Poured into a glass that came in the same box, this is big, fluffy, yellow leaning towards orange. Runaway carbonation is readily apparent. Smell is brimstone hops mixed with grain husks & several pinches of allspice. Hop presence is startling for the claimed 34 IBUs. Hmmm.

Sweet Action is only the third cream ale I've ever had, & doesn't win me over to the style. Yawning disconnect between nose & taste, this is crawling with heavy, bready malts. Very grainy, soft herbal hops, tangerine. There's an oddness lurking in the aftertaste that isn't welcome, & I can't quite pinpoint it. Musty, with a side of margarine. Not terrible, but certainly knocks the taste a bit & ruins the cleanliness of the initial flavors. I love big cans, but 12 oz. of this would have been plenty.

The slight off-taste really brings this one down. I love a good session ale (whatever the ABV), but if they're not perfect, they can rapidly become suspect. This one is close, but the aftertaste really corrupts a good experience. Not bad, not good, decent enough.

maximum12, Mar 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz can, Best by date is 2/14/12 (so a little old)
Russian River pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy golden color. Finger of fluffy bright white head. Good carbonation. Lots of tight bubbles off the bottom of the glass.

S: I smell light sweet malts. Caramel malt? Maybe some citrusy hops in there too, a good amount of citrus. But it's not that pronounced.

T: There is hop bitterness on the tip of the tongue. Then a weird sweet malt and bordering on cardboard taste. I think we have a bad can here. I get some of those citrus hops. It's fairly smooth, but again the flavor isn't that great. Crisp dry finish though. Ended up drain pouring the can but it wasn't that bad.

M: Light to medium.

inlimbo77, Mar 02, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -61.5%

Jparkanzky, Mar 02, 2012
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3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

served in a pint glass from the tap.

appears a hazy cloudy organish color, with bone-white head. great head retention leaves rings of lacing as I drink down to the bottom.

aroma is a pit flowery hops and citrus. taste is a nice balance of mildly sweet malt and slightly fruitiness. body is extremely smooth, drinks very easy.

overall - very solid beer thats refreshing and easy to drink

jmdrpi, Mar 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

sitarist, Mar 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

cbyrd4088, Mar 02, 2012
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

tammy829, Feb 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

captainbearcat, Feb 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

brnavarra, Feb 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

bacher468, Feb 25, 2012
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4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
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
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

weaselchew, Feb 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

IBSRJOE, Feb 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

tzieser, Feb 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

olympicgatorade, Feb 20, 2012
Sweet Action from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,633 ratings.