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Sweet Action - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,364 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,364
Reviews: 441
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 112
Gots: 101 | 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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Snellgg5

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +9%

05-02-2012 20:06:26 | More by Snellgg5
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PorterBoy14

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9%

05-02-2012 12:24:15 | More by PorterBoy14
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emerge077

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Can poured into a tulip glass, body is a glowing opaque orange with an ample cap of white foam that puffs up above the rim of the glass momentarily.

Mellow spiced apple aroma, some light yeast impression, otherwise clean and not overly aromatic.

Flavor also has an apple character, lightly sweet at first becoming bready like a buttered biscuit, then drying out with crisp and lightly bitter finish. The buttery diacetyl note is a little distracting but seems acceptable in small amounts. Might give another try down the road, but it's not my favorite from Sixpoint.

Serving type: can

05-02-2012 03:01:18 | More by emerge077
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patmcd

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9%

05-01-2012 18:17:57 | More by patmcd
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claspada

New Jersey

3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a nice dark golden color with a huge head of white foam; lots of lacing as well which is nice.

Aromas begin with a mellow grainy maltiness combined with a nice grapefruit and pine hoppiness. Nothing too out of the ordinary here; light biscuity maltiness as it warms and the hops aromas subside.

The tastes begin with a smooth pale/bready malt flavor with a very citrusy/piney hop finish. For a cream/pale ale this is light and quite bitter, but very tasty overall.

The finish is nice and light feeling across the palate. Quite smooth and crisp in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Overall, this was about as clean and crisp as a session ale gets. Not the best sessionable ale I have ever had or the best pale/cream ale around by any means but quite good. I don't need to revisit it anytime soon but I am glad I did here and quite acceptable to find on draft at a random bar in NYC.

Serving type: on-tap

04-29-2012 15:19:22 | More by claspada
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Stumpy29er

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9%

04-29-2012 03:47:56 | More by Stumpy29er
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maryd837

Ohio

3/5  rDev -23.1%

04-29-2012 03:29:00 | More by maryd837
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Njstoutlover23

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-28-2012 04:08:21 | More by Njstoutlover23
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DavidWalker


3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

04-25-2012 21:09:07 | More by DavidWalker
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WesM63

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16oz Can poured into a Murphy's Pint

A: Pours a golden orange with a nice 2finger white head. Excellent lacing and head retention.

S: Sweet malts, faint pine and resin. A hint of citrus is present.

T: Light hop bitterness on the tongue which quickly fades to light malt backbone to a crisp citrus like finish.

M: Medium body with medium carbonation.

O: This is the first for me in a long time of this style. I would imagine it is a little hop forward with an initial bite that I don't recall on other cream ales. However, that being said, it's a well crafted, great tasting brew.

Serving type: can

04-25-2012 21:08:54 | More by WesM63
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beerhawk41

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9%

04-25-2012 16:56:19 | More by beerhawk41
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jpcool9

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-24-2012 19:29:39 | More by jpcool9
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mjw06

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-24-2012 15:33:00 | More by mjw06
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drgnfli00


3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sampled at the Sugar Maple Milw WI.

Appearance: Woah!!! I almost thought I got the wrong beer. A hazy light coppery color. Beautiful color if it was a red ale, however not indicative of a cream ale. Finger height head that fails to retain for very long. Minimal lacing.

Smell: Aromatic hops are abundant. I smelled this baby after a beautiful pour straight from the bar top. Heavy clean aromatic hop scent. Pine, floral, and citrus.

Taste: Immediate aromatic hop aroma and flavor profile. Clean, light and citrusy. For a cream ale this borders on obscene, however after the initial hop bloom, it blends into a slightly sweet ryeish backbone with little bittering at the end. Definitely hop forward which again is not indicative of the style.

Mouthfeel: Again not very representative of a cream ale as it lacks any significant creamy mouth feel. Average carbonation with a wet slightly thin start and a slightly dry finish.

Overall: I love cream ales so I was a bit put off by this beer as it was not what I would call a cream ale. Closer to an American Red/Amber in my opinion, however overall a pretty good beer. It has a great balance, albeit a bit hop forward, while not being overly bitter. Just don’t call it a cream ale cuz it isn’t. 34 IBU’s should disqualify it as being called such.

Serving type: on-tap

04-24-2012 03:05:58 | More by drgnfli00
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GreyGhost4

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-22-2012 02:10:10 | More by GreyGhost4
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leinie13

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +9%

04-22-2012 02:09:09 | More by leinie13
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kawilliams81

Illinois

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

Poured from 16 oz can into Stone Ruination pint.

A- Pours a light amber with a 2 finger white head. Nice lacing clouds remain.

S- Sweet toaste4d malts, some caramel and pine.

T-toasted and amber malts, sweet caramel, and just enough hops to notice a slight bitterness.

M- light body, medium carbonation. Easy to drink and leaves a slight dry mouth aftertaste.

O- Good for what it is. NOt a beer I would drink normally or often but wouldn't turn one down.

Serving type: can

04-21-2012 21:12:40 | More by kawilliams81
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gregmoscetti

California

4.25/5  rDev +9%

04-20-2012 20:12:18 | More by gregmoscetti
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bergie331

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

04-20-2012 18:29:17 | More by bergie331
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Faintly hazey copper color. Quick head , a little film o' foam and OK bubbling.

Faint bitterness, well toasted malts. Cracker and biscuit malt aromas. Not creamy, a little too bittersmelling for a cream ale in my book.

Mild citric bitterness, that is not typical of most cream ales. Toasted crackers and biscuit powder. Powdery palate with a bitter finish and linger.

This beer tastes god, but I do not think it is a cream ale. Toooo bitter. But I like it either way.

Serving type: can

04-19-2012 00:49:10 | More by scruffwhor
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erlenmeyer

Maine

3/5  rDev -23.1%

04-18-2012 23:38:38 | More by erlenmeyer
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gunclubchris

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-18-2012 03:39:05 | More by gunclubchris
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joesc230

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-18-2012 01:12:57 | More by joesc230
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hopfacebrew

Colorado

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

Dino hooked this up. Not a style I'd typically purchase but that' cool. Poured from pint can to pint glass the beer pours a clear golden yellow with a decent 1 finger white head, some retention and lacing. Actually looks inviting. The nose is a gentle blend of light toasted malt, a distinct citrus fruit, with a hint of earthy resin. The flavor is very much the same. Hoppier than I expected, a welcome addition. Blends well with the gentle toasted malt and fruity sweetness. Not overly sweet or bitter, very nice, just right. Finishes creamy and clean. Light bodied and well carbonated. Overall, a welcome treat! Easily the best cream ale I've had. Recommended!

Serving type: can

04-18-2012 00:30:03 | More by hopfacebrew
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jkrich

Indiana

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

Poured from a 16 oz. can - slightly hazy, golden-amber with a sustained, foamy off-white head.

I was surprised by the explosion of bitter aromatics after opening the can. This aroma continued after the pour. Will this be a bitterly hoppy cream ale or did they do a lot of dry-hopping?

Based on the balanced flavor, the answer to above is dry-hopping. The initial flavor has a nice complement of refreshing hops, yet is settles down to a smooth, malty flavor. This is a heavier and more robust interpretation of a cream ale with 34 IBUs. Drinks more like an American pale ale.

This ale has a solid medium body with a substantial and flavorful mouthfeel for a cream ale. The carbonation is slightly high which adds some refreshing zest to the palate.

Not at all what I expected from a cream ale - I suppose every brewery has its own interpretation. The brewer's website states this ale is "part pale ale, part wheat, part cream ale". However you define it, it is highly drinkable and worth seeking out.

Serving type: can

04-15-2012 00:00:53 | More by jkrich
Sweet Action from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,364 ratings.