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Sweet Action - Sixpoint Brewery

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very good

1,548 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,548
Reviews: 456
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 129
Gots: 154 | 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 JKuras
4.4/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a deep burnt orange color with a good inch of fluffy head, and great lacing all the way down. Perfect color for November. One good looking beer.

Smell: True to its name, emits a powerful musky honey-sweetness overlaying the malts and flowery hops.

Taste: Again, a very strong honey-clover sweetness is the most prominent feature of this brew and it hits you right away. Following this is the malt backbone and some apple/pear fruity notes, finished off with a spicy hops that is has just the right amount of bitterness to round things out.

Mouthfeel: It’s got a slightly heavy mouthfeel, with proper moderate carbonation.

Overall: This was a tasty one, and probably one of the best brews I’ve sampled this year. It might be a little sweet for some but I thought it fit perfectly. It has some strong flavors so I’d probably only enjoy one and move on to something else, but it’s a great way to start the evening.

JKuras, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of SadMachine
4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes from 7/27/12

A- Big 2+ finger head that peters slowly to a thin cover that leaves nice lacing.

S- Big nose of creme and caramel, with some bready malt.

T- The flavor is much the same, but with some surprising piney hop character.

M- The creamy finish and mouthfeel makes you want to drink it over and over!

O- A great go-to beer that can be readily found year round!

SadMachine, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of FLima
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Made onE finger head which dissipated quickly. Dark amber hazy color. Light-medium body, haven't notice the stated cream.
Nice aroma of herbal and fruity hops. Very well balanced between malt and wheat sweetness and bitterness from its 34 IBUs. Citric aftertaste (gets to it fairly quick), mostly orange. Liked this beer, good drinkability with flavor.

FLima, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of tastymug
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

tastymug, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

BrazilianAussie, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of ianjsullivan
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

ST: One pint poured into a pint glass.

A: Looks like peach juice with a thin white head. It has steady carbonation.

S: Cherry, plum, citrus, malt.

T: Sweet zing of cherry works with pepper until mellowing into a pleasant creamy slightly bitter citrus finish.

M: Medium

O: Wonderful flavor. Fruit, pepper, slight bitterness with well blended alcohol and a bit of bread / malt. This is a great drinking beer.

ianjsullivan, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of dumptruck81
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

dumptruck81, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of obninsk23
4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Came in 4 can pack. 16 oz/can. They say in can its better preservation then in bottle. OK. Poured in Sam Adams 2011 style glass. Carbonation is good, foam is nice, not creamy though. Smells like fresh Cascade hops, lot's of them and I did appreciate this fact. Tastes naturally bitter, a bit amateurish like a typical home made brew. My overall is 3.79.

obninsk23, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of KickbacksSteve
3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Unibroue tulip from a 16 ounce can. Off-white head head, low retention. Oily, clear lacing. Hazy, cloudy coppery body. Best by date is 11/12/12. Smell is mainly floral hops with mild caramel malts. Taste is citrus like, mainly lemons and nectarine with some malty sweetness, slightly bready. Nothing bad about this beer, maybe not the most memorable one every either.

KickbacksSteve, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of bkrbdan
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

bkrbdan, Nov 02, 2012
Photo of aztraz
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

aztraz, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of tsm2011
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

tsm2011, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of Duesler
3/5  rDev -23.3%

Duesler, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of dunix
4/5  rDev +2.3%

dunix, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of ilikebeer03
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

ilikebeer03, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of Casterbridge
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Casterbridge, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of Gwalchgwynn67
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Gwalchgwynn67, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of AdamBear
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A-orange amber with a sticky white head

S-fresh hoppy and crisp grains with a touch of artificial honey. Smells refreshing

T-comes in with a very creamy and full bodied taste of honey and hops with a touch of fresh barley. It's a really good and crisp flavor. There's a sect bitterness in the after-taste.

M-creamy with a medium carbonation that fills your mouth. Dry finish

O-it's a great beer. I've had this a lot and its definitely something you can drink over and over again and might be even better out of the can. It's a pretty unique beer too. Doesn't taste like other cream ales I've had.

AdamBear, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.35/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – Served a hazy orange colored brew with only a tiny head. The head fades very fast to leave almost no lacing.

Smell – The smell is rather light. There are hints of a bready aroma as well as a very light citrus and pine smell.

Taste – The taste begins with some bread flavors and a lighter citrus hop flavor. The citrus is largely orange peel in nature, but some light flavors of grapefruit. In the middle of the taste some lemon comes to the tongue and mixes with the rest. The taste ends with a pine and earthy bite, which leave a lightly bittered flavor on the tongue

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side with a carbonation level that is just above average. Not bad for the style of the beer and gives it a crisper feel.

Overall – A decent beer, but nothing too exceptional. Nothing really stands out in this one, but nothing really takes away either.

Darkmagus82, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of drh1382
4/5  rDev +2.3%

drh1382, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of ToddT
4.43/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L- Somewhat hazy orange amber topped with a medium sized off white head. Head fades slowly to a ring and some nice lace on the glass.

S- Hop notes balanced out with malty biscuit notes, very nice balance. Hops notes are light mostly floral, orange, citrus, and grass, while the malt notes are somewhat heavier and consists mainly of toffee and bread crust.

T- Follows the nose well, light citrus hop notes balanced out with a caramel/toffee backbone of malt. Finish is unusual, not unpleasant but hard to describe, drying and slightly grainy at the same time.

M- Medium in body and a little more in the carbonation department, slightly creamy but with a hop residue final note. Finish is balanced but not what I was expecting.

O- Nice beer, complex and balanced, not sure what style I would have put this in if I had to classify it or what I would have though of this in a blind taste test. It has characteristics of an IPA but more malty and chewy with the body and heft of a cream ale, an easy drinker at 5.2% ABV to boot.

ToddT, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of rlee1390
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Cloudy orange, some carbonation with a one finger head.

S-Floral and citrus hops, wheat with orange and lemon notes as well.

T-Rather malty, good deal of wheat, orange and lemon as well. Not much bitterness, but some. Balance is off. Also some bread and butter notes.

M-Medium bodied with nice carbonation.

O-Never would have thought this was a cream ale. The hops do not balance with the malt, which was the main drawback to me.

rlee1390, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of nosavingsaccount
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

nosavingsaccount, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of Mikeynas
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Mikeynas, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of averydylan
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

averydylan, Oct 18, 2012
Sweet Action from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,548 ratings.