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Sweet Action - Sixpoint Brewery

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very good

1,533 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,533
Reviews: 455
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 125
Gots: 148 | 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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4/5  rDev +2.3%

haddyhustle302, Jul 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

jmcgahran1, Jul 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

mmcnamara14, Jul 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

PhotoMattT, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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!

BeerFMAndy, Jul 29, 2012
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4.73/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

clay23, Jul 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

JLapadura, Jul 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

ms11781, Jul 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

dorkinajeep, Jul 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

rolltide8425, Jul 25, 2012
Photo of wakajawaka76
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

wakajawaka76, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of NiceTaps
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

NiceTaps, Jul 24, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

travishardy929, Jul 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

outsider, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of Gambrinus1184
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16-0z. can into a Relic Brewing imperial pint glass.

A: Poured a pale, gold color with a slight chilled haze beneath a frothy, two-finger head of dense, off-white carbonation bubbles that left some chunky, sticky lacing.

S: Plenty of aromatic hops with a fruity, twangy milled grain scent coupled with hints of tropical fruit and a spicy, herbal smell.

T: Peppery, fruity malts up front lend some melon, citrus and other tropical flavors before becoming peppery and bitter with a wave of lemongrass and orange peel. More herbaceous, minty and floral hops continue into the crackery, hoppy and bittersweet finish.

M: Clean, crisp and sweet with a snappy hop profile that keeps the already light-bodied ale quite smooth and refreshing.

O: What a fantastically hopped-out Cream Ale from Sixpoint. Very sessionable at 5.2% ABV, I'm pleased with the robust implementation of all 34 IBUs to bring a nice aromatic and bittersweet experience to the drinkability of this near-lager style. I'd snap it up again in a second for a pool or beach BBQ.

Gambrinus1184, Jul 23, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by 13 Nov 2012

A - Pours a slightly hazed deep orange/brown with one finger of creamy off-white head. Head has pretty god retention and leaves some good lacing. Some suspended yeast.

S - Nice floral hop presence, some toasted grain and slightly sweet malt. Faint aromas of peach and pepper.

T - Taste is a pleasant mix of lightly sweet malt with a bit of hop bite. Floral, citrus, somewhat spicy with toasted grain.

M - Light/medium mouthfeel with good creaminess. Finishes a bit dry.

O - Enjoyable, easy-drinking cream ale. Despite the overall lightness, still manages to have an interesting flavor profile with some depth.

warnerry, Jul 22, 2012
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3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz. can. Best before 13 Nov 2012.

Slightly hazy dark copper body. Small, gauzy, light beige head. Some lacing. Toasted malts (bread). Apple and pear malt sweetness. Fresh citrus and herbal hops.

Toasted grain, soon gives way to fruity, bready, cookie malt. Slightly sweet. Spicy, peppery, slightly astringent hop bitterness intrudes and provides some nice balance. Moderate body, with a nice, naturally carbonated feel. Definitely lagerish (Vienna?). Not bad!

alexgash, Jul 21, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark orange with a dense off white head. Smell has a nice hops aroma with sweet malt in there as well. The flavor starts with a flavorful hops and sweet citrus, and has a nice malt backbone. A medium mouthfeel, nice and smooth, with good flavor balance. Overall it is like sweeter IPA, but not as hoppy. An enjoyable beer.

wingman14, Jul 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

tbeer40, Jul 20, 2012
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3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Can courtesy of korguy123. Poured in to pint glass.

A - Medium orange/amber colour. Hazy with a gig glow around the edges. One finger of thick cream coloured head. Good lacing.

S - Sweet caramel malts with a light bitterness and some citrus and floral hop aromas.

T - Sweet caramel malts and a nice bitterness with some citrus and floral notes combine to produce a good, balanced flavour profile.

M - Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation.

TheSevenDuffs, Jul 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

ErrandWolfe, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of homebrew311
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

16 oz can poured into Sam Adams perfect pint. Pours deep gold and clear with dense creamy head. Great retention and tons of lacing. The nose features loads of caramel malts, hints of butterscotch, toffee, and herbal hops which provide a dash of bitterness. The taste is even heavier on the butterscotch and sweetness. Not sure if this is the intended sweetness or if it is some diacetyl. Either way, it provides a nice change of pace from the stouts, IPAs, and sours I've been predominately drinking. The finish has just enough bitterness to keep the taste from being too sweet. The mouth feel has some weight with a smooth texture. Overall, this is a nice cream ale. Of the Sixpoint offerings I have had, this is the most intriguing.

homebrew311, Jul 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

jenray, Jul 15, 2012
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3.4/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can into tumbler.

A- Hazy burnt copper pour with a half finger off white head. Lacing is minimal.

S- Faint malts, a touch of corn grass and a very subtle floral hop presence. Slightly sweet. Very typical cream ale aroma.

T- Sweetness up front, light graininess, floral hops and a touch of cookies or biscuits.

M- Light bodied, light carbonation.

O- Typical cream ale, I've had much better cream ales and much better from Sixpoint.

korguy123, Jul 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

bierdabbler, Jul 15, 2012
Sweet Action from Sixpoint Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,533 ratings.