Sweet Action - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,671 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 1,671
Reviews: 467
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.82%
Wants: 135
Gots: 201 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 fl oz. skinny can, with a best by date on the bottom of the can May 08, 2015 apparently. A new beer to me from Sixpoint, acquired as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's. BeerAdvocate identifies this beer as a 'cream ale' - not a style I am too familiar with, so I'm not entirely sure what to expect.

Poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice bronze orange colored body, not unlike an IPA with three fluffy fingers of frothy khaki tan foam. Lightly cloudy; maybe some very tiny sediment visible in the glass. Head has some very nice staying power and good creaminess.

S - The aroma is fairly light, but it hold lots of good citrus, lemon, rinds, orange, some soapiness / creaminess, herbal / grassy, lightly bready.

T - Taste follows the nose - bready biscuit malts, herbal / grassy, grapefruit, lemon, light pine resins.

M - The feel is crisp and clean, lightly sticky hops on the palate, but it is a mostly clean finish.

Overall, a nice ale from Sixpoint, almost more akin to a lightly hopped pale ale in my opinion / experience. Either way, it is a very nice reliable offering with a moderate 5.20% abv. I would have it again.

Sixpoint Sweet Action ---4/5.

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On-tap at Bernie’s in Waukesha, WI. This pours a hazy, brown color with a slight beige head. The aroma is sweet with a hint of malt. The taste is slightly sweet and malty. Smooth and easy drinking. Very well made and delicious a nice little find at a bar, especially of draft.

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16oz can, nearing its best-before date (which makes this something like 9 months old by Sixpoint dating practices). Hazy, amber in color, capped with an almost creamy two fingers of foam. Sparse lacing. Sweet Action is quite hoppy for a cream ale, but age has faded the hop aroma of this can. A floral note hits first. Hard to identify any characteristics of specific hop varieties, and Sixpoint's website doesn't list the hop bill. Despite the age, this by no means smells stale, but still floral and fruity.

Flavor is nicely balanced. Solidly malty core but with more than a mild hoppiness (the listed 34 IBUs seems about right). Clean finish like a lager, but still mildly estery. Neutral hop character that is neither citric like an American pale ale nor tea-like/herbal like an English pale ale. Biscuity malt profile with a solid hop kick. Very fine bubbles that are just a bit prickly.

Sweet Action is a great quasi-sessionable beer, even when it's past its prime, as this can attests. Drinks like a hybrid between an American and English Pale ale. I will definitely have to try this fresh in the new 6x12oz. format and re-review.

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Sweet Action from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,671 ratings.