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Signal - Sixpoint Brewery

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87
very good

38 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 9.77%


Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Rauchbier |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Billolick on 08-23-2010)
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Reviews by greybeardloon:
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greybeardloon

Rhode Island

3.48/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bierkraft growler (keg kicked half-way; half a counter-pressure filled growler for $2)

A: Cloudy gold with lots of lace.

S: An initial whiff of hops followed by warm, clean wood smoke. Later, the smoke crowds out the hops. I don't catch any malt.

T: Again, the hops come through initially, but the hop character quickly become muted. Lots of smoke that reminds me of a wood cabin or sauna--clean wood smoke, without char or ham. As it warms, toasted malt comes through. As the growler drains, the smoke and malt blend pretty well and the hops come through only in the mild bitterness. The beer is a bit too dry to support the smoke, though, and some more malt sweetness would give more balance.

M: I got only half a growler, and even though I drank it some eight hours later, the beer seemed pretty flat. I'm giving a 4 only because I have no basis to rate mouthfeel.

O: This was billed as a smoked IPA, but it seems much more like a smoked pale ale. Neither is a style I drink much of, however. As the growler drains, there isn't much that impedes drinkability, but not much that encourages drinking either.

Serving type: growler

08-28-2011 03:23:54 | More by greybeardloon
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Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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Illinois

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New York

4.49/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A_hazy pale orange brown with a very frothy white head. Excellent lacing and retention.

S_Mesquite smoke, orange and bit of pine

T_Bready up front followed by a slight sweetness and then an orange cranked hop attack. The finish leaves the palate with a decent amount of smoke. Campfire and barbecue mixed together. Slightly spicy as well

M_Medium body with a nice mellow but present carbonation

O_A smoked beer mixed with a citrus forward balanced IPA. Fairly complex as the smoke, sweetness and bitterness mesh wonderfully. Terrific beer.

Serving type: on-tap

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Virginia

3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – Served a clear orange-amber color with a one finger off white head. The head has a moderate level of retention, fading over time to give a decent level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma was a mix of sweet caramel and a bready aroma mixed with a lighter amount of smoke. Behind all these smells are some quite light notes of a citrus and earthy hop aroma giving a rather smoked but sweet dirty aroma overall.

Taste- The taste begins with a big dose of caramel sweetness mixed with a bready malty taste. Upfront there is a little bit of citrus in the taste mainly of a light grapefruit hop and some orange. As the taste advances more roasted malt flavors start entering the taste. With these flavors comes smoke and burnt flavors with notes of a salty bacon like taste and a light almost pepper flavor hitting the tongue. The citrus hop is then joined by a little bit of an earthy hop in the end leaving a smoky but somewhat hoppy flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the average side as well. Both are rather fitting for the smoky and hopped flavors of the brew balancing the drinkability and allowing all the flavors to be fully sensed by the tongue.

Overall- A nice smoky brew with a nice blend between sweet caramel, smoke/burnt flavors, and hop flavors. Quite tasty overall.

Serving type: on-tap

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
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Cloudy amber color. Nice head with sticky lacing on the glass. Smells very smokey with a little citrus hops and sugar sweetness. Strong taste of smoke which merges with the bitter and citrus hops. A little lingering sweetness. Very nice carbonation and clean mouthfeel. Had this at a smoked beer event. The smoke is a little distracting but fades into the hops as time goes by.

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New York

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New York

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This beer is amazing. If you like the tastes of foods like smoked salmon, bacon, ect, you need to try this beer if you ever stumble across it. Every gulp is like a delicious smokey heaven. One of my favorite and most memorable beers I've ever had. Try it!

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S: Smells very malty up front with some toasted malt, caramel particularly. Towards the middle the smoke enters the aroma but is not overpowering. Interesting.

T: Similar to the smell, with a big malty foretaste that reminds me of a good Oktoberfest beer, with some caramel and nuts. Then the smokiness comes in with a jerky-like smoke flavor and finishes a bit dry with some astringent smokey residuals on the tongue.

M: Medium body with very light carbonation, could perhaps stand to be a bit more carbonated. Quite smooth on the palette though.

O: I was expecting the smoke to be in my face, but it is rather subtle and contained within the other qualities of the beer here. Very interesting and paired fantastically with some smoked gouda cheese.

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S: Yup, there is some smoke here... but not as much as I was expecting. Lemon-citric and grassy hops over top a soft malty body.

T: The smoke is a bit more amped up, but not so much so that it drowns out the hops. Nice lemon-grassy hops.

M: Medium bodied, appropriately carbonated, mild bitterness, a blt slick in the finish.

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Signal from Sixpoint Brewery
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