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Sweet Action - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,494 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 1,494
Reviews: 453
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 119
Gots: 138 | 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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jimbrinkruff

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

08-12-2012 23:37:22 | More by jimbrinkruff
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rangr514

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

08-11-2012 19:59:50 | More by rangr514
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Dray

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

08-11-2012 18:54:10 | More by Dray
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beertunes

Washington

3.4/5  rDev -13%

Thanks to woodychandler for this one. Poured into nonic. Poured a lightly hazy orange-amber color with about a half-inch of off-white head that had good retention and very good lacing.

The aroma was mostly piney hops with just a bit of grain showing through. On the tongue the malt shows through stronger and the hops play a lesser role.

The body was good, crisp and clean, with a slightly sweet finish. Drinkability was good, ya good easily drink a few of these. Overall, a decent brew that would be in my regular rotation if it were local to me. Worth trying if you see it.

08-11-2012 18:34:30 | More by beertunes
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

08-11-2012 11:37:31 | More by TheBigBoy
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

08-09-2012 04:54:24 | More by Gatordaddy
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sailorastro

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

08-07-2012 17:26:37 | More by sailorastro
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George2744

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

08-07-2012 02:29:19 | More by George2744
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Brutesling57

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

08-04-2012 17:23:33 | More by Brutesling57
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WDJersey

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

08-02-2012 17:31:48 | More by WDJersey
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ssimpson89

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.3%

08-01-2012 02:47:35 | More by ssimpson89
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haddyhustle302

Delaware

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-31-2012 03:02:49 | More by haddyhustle302
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jmcgahran1

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-30-2012 23:05:25 | More by jmcgahran1
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mmcnamara14

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

07-30-2012 14:59:08 | More by mmcnamara14
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PhotoMattT

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-29-2012 20:32:16 | More by PhotoMattT
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.28/5  rDev +9.5%

16 oz can poured into a Sierra Nevada pint.
5.2% ABV, 34 IBU, 12 SRM

A - A light haze forms over Sweet Action as carbonation streams from the nucleation point, through the gorgeous golden-copper color to the billowing off-white head. Whispy lace adorns the glass as the foam lowers.

S - Dry-hopped abundance suggests a bitter red ale right from the get-go, but Sweet Action backs it up with plenty of caramel and amber malt for a balancing base. Light citrus fruit is buried towards the back with earthy undertones.

T - Amber malts offer a dribble of caramel across a thick slice of toasted wheat bread before shifting to the hops that kick off the nose. A blend of varieties, nothing stands out among the dominant earthiness and subtle fruitiness the hops offer. Dried fruit and breadiness certainly balance well though, reminding of mixed jam.

M - Honey sweetness is quickly pushed aside by dry, toasted malt and abruptly moves into a nice dry hop bitterness. Sweet Action is well-balanced and very smooth on the tongue for a delicious-drinking beer.

O - An amalgam of styles, Sweet Action suggests an American Amber / Red Ale with it's abundantly hopped profile reminiscent of a more mild IPA with earthy notes and toasted malt finish. Quite well-balanced, they pull the beer of nicely, showcasing a blend of hops and malt for a drinkable ale!

07-29-2012 19:35:30 | More by BeerFMAndy
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clay23

New York

4.73/5  rDev +21%

A- golden orange hue poured from the can into a pint glass with a nice head that peeked at about an inch
S- sweet smell from the malts stays in the nose as you drink
T- good balance of hops and maltiness
M- the beer is sweet at first but the aftertaste is of the how
O- overall a great beer

07-29-2012 03:38:39 | More by clay23
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JLapadura

New York

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-29-2012 00:37:40 | More by JLapadura
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ms11781

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-28-2012 14:47:41 | More by ms11781
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dorkinajeep

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-28-2012 02:59:56 | More by dorkinajeep
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-25-2012 03:17:41 | More by rolltide8425
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wakajawaka76

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

07-24-2012 15:00:32 | More by wakajawaka76
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NiceTaps

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

On tap in apint glass at a local neighborhood pub. I went back to it a few times. Time to review.

A-Dark orange/golden color. Thin white head and a good bit of lacing. Rich looking.

S-spicey pepper, grass and wheat. Some floral hop, too.

T-peppery pale ale, wheat and sweet, but not malty sweetness. Just right. A bit of hop balance in those flavors.

M-Here comes the cream ale, crisp, cool, and refreshing. Good carbonation.

O-lots going on here, a simple idea yet a complex brew. Drinkable, flavorful, and not overporing. Just right to me.

07-24-2012 00:41:18 | More by NiceTaps
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travishardy929

New York

3/5  rDev -23.3%

07-23-2012 22:19:50 | More by travishardy929
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outsider

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-23-2012 00:48:41 | More by outsider
Sweet Action from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,494 ratings.