Sweet Action - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,861 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 1,861
Reviews: 514
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 168
Gots: 310 | 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 RogueCBR
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: Deep amber color. Looks nice.
Smell: Smells nice. Not overpowering. Kind of a sweet smell.
Taste: Tastes good. A little more "nice" tasting than my preferred beers. Kind of has a hint of a fruity almost sour but not quite thing going on.
Feel: Has a light, thin feel to it.
Overall: Not exactly my preferred type of beer, but it's good. If I came across it at a bar, I'd probably grab a can and have them pour it into a frosted mug.

Photo of Albee
5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Simply my favorite beer in the world.

Photo of Manus
4.72/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

It's just a really good beer

Photo of founddrama
3.42/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Kinda hoppy for a cream ale.

Photo of StevenMilligan
4.58/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Reviewing because outlier...this cream ale is superb. The mouthfeel really stands out, smell is citrusy like an ipa. Very sessionable and a really refreshing brew.

Photo of AndrewMichael
3.43/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bullet can, best buy drink date of 4 Aug 15. Crisp, I like it.

Photo of KevChiTown
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had it on draft at work. First Cream Ale, but I'm still not sure if it's a true representation of the style. Lightly hoppy, sweet and smooth. Very balanced and drinkable. Light but not in a light beer way. Need to drink more. Good beer.

Photo of Antc2382
4.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a good beer! Look- pours with a nice creamy head, foam dissipates but rings on the surface. Color is a tan, honey gold. Smells- muted hops, with an underlining sweetness. Taste- great character. You get the sweetness, blend of malt and hops awesome balance. Feel- creamy! Great stuff!

Photo of ONUMello
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz can poured into a pint glass
A: Hazy orange with a one-finger head that settles to a fine lacing
S: Nothing in particular stands out but it's a nice blend of malt/hops/cream
T: Matches the nose. Malty, creamy with a refreshing hoppiness for the style, but no particulars stand out
M: Light-bodied but incredibly smooth and creamy
O: Rare that a beer's mouthfeel stands out as its best element but it certainly does here. Flavor-wise this is tasty yet average... but overall it's so refreshing I'll definitely grab more to sip while outside during the summer months

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

Thought it was like an APA at first, but this light bodied ale is deceivingly complex and tasty! Not sure what a cream ale is or what category to put this in, but it's pretty good. Sessionable and tasty, good summer beer.

Photo of Andymac28
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The people looking for a cream ale are looking in the wrong place. Although BA id's this as a cream ale it is not. It's an ale as it says on the box but The dudes from Sixpoint say it themselves, "a beer that the brain cannot categorize but instead speaks directly to the pallet."
Sweet Action looks good, smell is nothing to rave about but not bad, but the taste! A little hop forward with an amazing honey like finish w just a little sweetness not a lot. Smooth and coating mouth feel. Perfect carbonation. Amazing beer! It's actually going to become my new everyday staple. Sixpoint makes phenomenal nectars!

Photo of PostRockandCats
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy copper with a minimal tan head. Not a lot of lacing.

Very light on the nose with floral hops and biscuity malts. Not too much going on here.

The taste is light, refreshing and everything you want in a Cream Ale: perfectly balanced caramelly malts and light, citrusy hops.

It feels light and creamy with a fair bit of carbonation. Very refreshing!

Overall, this is going to end up in the regular rotation at my house.

Photo of brother_rebus
3.08/5  rDev -21%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

sooty brown bloodpiss. Run of the mill puke and ash. Hhcccckkkk PTEH!!!

Photo of Gobearswalter34
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L- Pours a light amber color with a thin head. No lacing.
S- Sweet with a little malty smell.
T- Wow. Haven't had a lot of cream ales, and this is the best. Nice malty taste with a great hop finish that sticks around for a while.
F- very crisp and refreshing with just enough hop pop in the end.
O- Pleasantly surprised. Not big on cream ales but I like this one.

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear orange with a lively white head that trails the glass. The smell was very nice with sweet flavors coming through such as orange and banana. The taste was much more hoppy than I was expecting but it was still well balanced and I really enjoyed this as a refreshing and flavorful beer. Sixpoint continues to impress.

Photo of Rideguy64
3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

It is claimed that this beer is a cream ale. I missed something then in the flavor. Came across more as a pale then a cream. Expected it to be a bit sweeter in its flavor.

Photo of Rick_Ryan
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very smooth. Excellent for this style of beer.

Photo of leantom
4.38/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

I was a little skeptical about trying this beer. I'm not sure what a cream ale really is, and the reviews for this beer - while good - didn't really pique my interest. However, since I'm on a quest to sample all of Sixpoint's major offerings, I decided to pick up this beer and give in a try. It was phenomenal. Here goes:

A: Like an English pale ale or an ESB. Pours a hazy orange-brown that leaves a one-inch head and moderate lacing. Overall about standard for the style.

S: While good, there's nothing really special about the smell, IMHO. Some people have said that this is hop-forward for a cream ale; I disagree. To me, there's a faint smattering of citrus hops balanced against a malt and yeast backbone. This beer is actually incredibly well-balanced. The hops give way to a grainy-cereal and caramel malt background. The yeast also adds a little bit of spice (smells like English baker's yeast). Very complex and well balanced, but nothing really sticks out (i.e., none of the smells are prominent).

T: This is where things get into high-gear. Prominent grassy, citrus hops give way to an incredibly caramel-malt aftertaste. Whereas the initial taste is bitter, the aftertaste is incredibly sweet and delicious. What's really phenomenal about this brew is that the sweetness of the malt totally destroys the annoying hoppy aftertaste that's apparent in some average pale ales. This is a very, very well-made beer.

F: Beautiful. Goes down perfectly - great beer.

O: Underwhelming at first, but the taste and mouthfeel are nearly perfect. I'm downing my third since starting the review.

Photo of Zcrizer
3.28/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Perhaps it's just me, but the hop-forward nature of this one isn't exactly what I'm looking for in a cream ale.

Photo of almostjay
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer makes me think that I still don't know what a cream ale is. Best by far.

Photo of Barnoloid
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Easy drinking, with notes of citrus dancing with a medium touch of hops. Slight bitterness in the finish. Solid.

Photo of scottspencer
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Another good beer from Sixpoint

Photo of Buschyfor3
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can, served into a standard pint glass.

A: Glowing amber pour; slightly cloudy body as the beer settles into the glass; golden-orange highlights along the edges; a fluffy, off-white head forms on the pour, good retention; sticky sheets of lacing.

S: Very citrus forward - notes of freshly-peeled citrus rind and grapefruit juice are prominent; aromas trend more towards an IPA than a cream ale at the start; then a sweet, cereal-like grain note rises up, creating a nice base that supports and moderates the initial waves of citrus.

T: Much like the nose, the initial sip is dominated by hints of freshly-peeled citrus rind (orange peel) and fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice; the initial puckering bite of citrus flavors are gradually tempered by the introduction of a sweet honey note, and the cereal-grain flavor of the underlying cream ale; a touch creamy through the middle, provides nice balance; the finish dries slightly, leaving a fleeting hint of honey and orange-like flavors; I can definitely see the "creamsicle" comparisons that many reviewers note.

M: Slick body, with crisp carbonation that cuts through to keep proceedings light and very refreshing.

O: While it may be difficult to place this beer squarely into any single style-category, one thing remains clear - regardless of what you consider this beer, consider it a supremely drinkable example. Smooth, light, and very refreshing, all wrapped up in a low-abv package that makes this beer very sessionable. Recommended.

Photo of Gperson
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%

Brooklyn at Berg'n. Made great first impression and my wife never wavered. I decided that the carbonation was tricking me into thinking that it was distinctive.

Photo of ZBowden
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Nose is lemony and hoppy with a slight note of chocolate, pours slightly hazed dark yellow color with a very thin light airy head. Tastes of light citrusy hops with the hint of lemon and slight bready malts. I like this beer, very drinkable and sessionable at 5.2% ABV.

Sweet Action from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,861 ratings.