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Sweet Action - Sixpoint Brewery

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Sweet ActionSweet Action

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very good

1,728 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,728
Reviews: 482
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 147
Gots: 234 | 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:
Beer added by: Sixpoint on 03-04-2005

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Photo of Pellinore1
3.46/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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Pours warm orange with a slight haze into a pint glass. Less than a finger of nearly white head leaves some lacing.

I smell light, floral hops and a bit of sweetness. A pleasant aroma, but weak.

The flavor follows on the nose, with light, clean hops and and a little touch of malt sweetness.

Light to medium bodied, with some nice carbonation, the mouthfeel is good.

A perfectly pleasant beer overall, but with few distinguishing features.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light amber color with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains light caramelized malts, citrus and a good amount of hops.

T: The taste starts out with mildly sweet flavors of citrus and caramel, followed by a strong IPA-like burst of hops bitterness. The malt character is on the lighter side but creates a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and very smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style but hoppier than most which I consider a positive trait, this is a very nice flavorful lighter beer to pound down for a long time.

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a standard pint glass, color is straight copper with light tan head.

Smell is sweet, fruity, hop scents are all on the fruity side.

Taste is lightly fruity, not off flavoring, no discernable hop flavors but a light bitterness.

Mouthfeel is on the bitter side, sitting on the tongue, kind of where the fruitiness of this beer does not play well for me.

Overall, solid cream ale, i like it more on the biscuit side (empire cream) but this is the hoppier more bitter side. Still well done.

Photo of jethrodium
3.26/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16 oz can courtesy of myspoonistoobig. Thanks Michael. Pours a cloudy copper amber with a small light tan head that has decent retention and leaves some light lacing. The aroma is caramel, some breadiness as well as some light citrus. The initial taste is sweet caramel, followed by some breadiness and some light grapefruit. Light bodied. Creamy mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation.

Photo of musicforairports
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Can best by Nov. something, it's smudged. Reviewed on Nov. 7.

This one's a cloudy amber. Nice head at first goes quickly, some lacing left.

Aroma has notes of butter, pear, light citrus and cracker-like malts.

Flavor is a similar mix of characteristics. Pear and cracker notes, finishing with a dash of citrus hops and an earthy, yeasty note.

Mouthfeel is medium at first, then a bit watery. Somewhat light in carbonation.

Haven't had too many cream ales, but I like the smooth flavors here, and it's rather flavorful for the low ABV. A beer that's both easy drinking and good tasting.

Photo of thain709
3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a hazy, honey kissed orange body...there was some carbonation bubbles racing between suspended sediment...a one finger, white head formed and fell to a thin cap...decent lacing was left behind

S - The dry hopping really adds to the nose...fresh citrus hops are abundant...as it warms, it becomes balanced by some bready malt

T - The flavors start off very nice...there is a caramel sweetness that is drizzled over some freshly baked bread...some cereal notes are playing in the background...then, the malt bill falls apart and becomes stale with a weird aftertaste...the hops try to fix everything...they bring a leafy presence with some citrus flavors, but come up short

M - Medium...not crisp nor light...metallic

O - Sweet Action started off on the right foot with the dry hopping and first sip...but something went terribly wrong...maybe a bad can? it was not past the best by date...maybe I should give this another shot?

Photo of Jimmys
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: very hazy orange with a fluffy slightly off-white head on top. good retention and lacing.

S: very sweet and floral aroma. bright citrus. almost lemony. a firm american hop presence comes across. i really like the use of fresh hops for the dry-hopping.

T: bitter and crisp. similar to the nose, very citrus and american hop flavor. good hop flavor is balanced by an equal amount of sweet grains. a corny/bitterness lingers on the palate. not sure if i like it or not. a little bit sweet in the finish.

M: light/average carbonation on a light/medium body. wouldnt hate a bit more bubbles.

D: love good craft beer out of a can. especially a hogsleg. i could definitely sling a few of these back with ease. nice range with the malty/corny sweetness and the active presence of fresh american hops.

Photo of puboflyons
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From the can stamped: Best Before 17Nov2011. Sampled on November 5, 2011. The pour is a handsome medium amber with a small head. The aroma is decently hopped with a dash of meaty fruit like peaches. Some yeast hints. The body is quite good for the style at a little north of medium. The taste has this hoppy, honey-like, creaminess with low bitterness. Fairly easy to drink on the whole.

Photo of EgadBananas
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Sir WoodyChandler for this CAN.

Hazy, dark amber in color, with a nice light tan colored head. Very wonderful lacing.

Aroma has a very pronounced citrus note to it, with light pine and some backing malts.

Caramel notes, citrus, pine, light sweetness and a faint nuttiness on the taste.

It's creamy, but light bodied. Very pleasant nonetheless.

Quite a nice style representation!

Photo of BeerLover99
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A:yellow/orange shiny body, 2 finger white head,
outstanding lacing!

S: honey, nutty, buttery, light spice

T: big honey, barley/grain, smooth buttery finish
hint of bitter

M: med body, smooth and creamy mouth

O: A fine English Cream Ale! Most American
craft breweries forget this style, but Sixpoint
knocks this English standard pint for 6 runs.
Thrilled to see another great session brew available,
will buy again and recommend.


Sweet Action from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,728 ratings.