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Spice Of Life - Amarillo - Sixpoint Brewery

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Spice Of Life - Amarillo
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85
very good

28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 16.62%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mypintishalffull on 08-01-2011)
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Mypintishalffull

New York

4.72/5  rDev +24.5%

Very excited to be able to try this. Read about it online. Did not get to try the first one which was Chinook but great to get the second installment. Poured hazy gold with awesome head that looked like thick whipped cream. Perfect lacing on glass. Flawless appearance. Citrus, apricot and pine nose. Intense and reding. Flavor is gentle sweet bitterness. Really deceptive in strength and vigor. Outstanding. Cannot wait to try the others if I a, so lucky.

SPICE OF LIFE SPICED UP MY LIFE

08-01-2011 13:50:22 | More by Mypintishalffull
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DustinGalvin

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

07-31-2012 17:04:06 | More by DustinGalvin
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Enjoyed on tap at the Armsby Abbey's 3 year anniversary event on 8/24.

A - Poured into a standard pint glass a nice clear straw colour with a one finger head that left thick, creamy side lacing.

S - Nice bitter hops and citrus along with good floral notes.

T - Wow! Nice strong intense hop profile. Good sweet citrus fruit and some light malt.

M - Really good carbontion. Nice crisp finish, good and refreshing.

O - Overall really great IPA without being too bitter. Enjoy this one more than the Chinook.

08-27-2011 04:12:03 | More by rudzud
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

07-20-2012 03:30:59 | More by RonfromJersey
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LornaLee

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

09-04-2012 01:37:51 | More by LornaLee
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NiceTaps

New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev +9.5%

Poured from a growler into a stemmed pilsner glass.

A- good looking light copper color, hazy and bubbly. solid white head that trims to a thin line and leaves a ring of lacing with some cool leopard spots.

S- all good; citrus and floral notes and a touch of some sweet maltiness, but I expected some extra 'spice of life' punch.

T- Here comes the hop profile that I like so much, tart and citrus forward with a slightly sweet malt backbone just to balance out any bitterness. The 'spice' that I am looking for.

M- light, drinkable feel with cool carbonation.
Goes down smoothly for the style. Clean finish.

O-Another winner from Sixpoint. Thanks, I'll have another!

08-22-2012 01:38:00 | More by NiceTaps
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BMC


4/5  rDev +5.5%

08-23-2012 03:58:42 | More by BMC
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Bdel34

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

08-09-2012 02:06:30 | More by Bdel34
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Blanco

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

02-19-2013 04:55:34 | More by Blanco
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david18

New York

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-29-2013 15:32:17 | More by david18
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BeerForHokie

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

08-23-2012 16:13:02 | More by BeerForHokie
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pjs234

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5.5%

08-03-2012 02:41:59 | More by pjs234
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hilgart1

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.5%

04-22-2012 02:30:45 | More by hilgart1
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alpinebryant

Connecticut

3.98/5  rDev +5%

A: Pours a slightly hazy dark straw brown color with a full two finger head.

S: Aroma of light Amarillo hops, probably lighter than I had presumed it would smell in the hop department knowing what a full bag of Amarillo hops smell like, but nonetheless good.

T: One place that Sixpoint never fails me is the great malt flavors that it has in its beers that are on draft. I think this has changed in some of the cans as they are brewed at a different site however this was that old great flavor that I loved so much in Sweet Action prior to it being canned at a different location. A nice light American IPA that is not overdone on the hopping, has a nice well rounded mouthfeel to it, and goes down very smoothly.

M: Medium bodied and a good amount of carbonation. It could perhaps have just a bit more carbonation but is otherwise good.

O: Glad to have tried this and recommended if you have the chance. I wish more of their beers still had the grainy malt flavors that this beer has.

08-17-2012 23:07:22 | More by alpinebryant
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Durge

Connecticut

3.93/5  rDev +3.7%

Found at the Great Lost Bear in Portland, Maine this IPA presents a cloudy light amber-orange color with a fair white fuzzy cap and nice lacing. The aroma offers nutty grass hop and caramel biscuit. Mild and tasteful. The flavor brings a bit more of a pine-grass hop bite with woodsy undertones of oak and tea leaf. There is more caramel too but it's not very prominent. It's medium-light bodied with fine carbonation and a "tingly" feel. Decent IPA.

10-23-2012 05:34:40 | More by Durge
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TheBrewo

Michigan

3.78/5  rDev -0.3%

This was served from the tap at The Ginger Man in Greenwich, CT. The beer arrived in a tapered pint glass, and glowed a rich golden amber color. It held a one finger head of creamy white bubbles, and this retained forever. As the liquid dipped down, spotty lacing was left around the glass. Carbonation was low, there was a thick haze, and no sediment was noted. The aroma was bright with citric hops, pale malt dominance, and a big fruity sweetness from red apples, bananas, mango, and pineapple. Our first impression was that the hops were nice and spicy throughout the taste. As we sipped, spicy, herbal aromatic hops hit first, with citric rind and pear sweetness. The middle peaked with bitter citrus of orange rind, raw pine cones, and yeasty metallics. We finished with booze, plastic phenols, and more of those bright, bittering citric hops. The aftertaste breathed of more bitter hops, muddy pale malts, mineral, and light fusel alcohols. The body was medium, and the carbonation was medium to high. Each sip gave great slurp, cream, and froth, and a light slick coating was left around the mouth. The mouth is ultimately left more wet than dried. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks easily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was that while the beer was obviously very hop forward, there was a nice solid backing of grain to hold up for a good balance. The nose also showed great fruitiness, but you really needed to stick your sniffer down into the glass to find them at all. The Amarillos were characteristically bittering, and we can see how that would be a bit off putting to some, as the bitterness remains to the very last drop.

08-21-2012 20:55:16 | More by TheBrewo
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mrskunk

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

08-19-2012 19:25:08 | More by mrskunk
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POTABLE83

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

01-29-2014 16:26:52 | More by POTABLE83
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xacidx

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

01-05-2013 04:58:10 | More by xacidx
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

11-28-2013 04:56:49 | More by BillRoth
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jeanphony

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

08-11-2012 20:06:01 | More by jeanphony
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woosterbill

Kentucky

3.7/5  rDev -2.4%

On-tap at Prime 16. My first experience with the series.

A: Hazy orange body with some fine off-white head that sticks around nicely and leaves some attractive lace. Good.

S: Floral, fruity hops are dominant, with some interesting graininess that reminds me somehow of pancake batter. Fascinating, but not as brightly Amarillo-forward as I was hoping for.

T: Hoppier here, with the floral Amarillo just taking flight. Raw, vegetal, organic tasting hops. clean finish with moderate bitterness. Lingering graininess on the aftertaste distracts a bit, though. Good overall.

M: Lively, frothy. Highly carbonated - a bit much.

O: While not a particularly impressive single hop beer, it was enjoyable all the same. Looking forward to more Spice of Life variations.

Cheers!

09-07-2012 01:53:25 | More by woosterbill
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

09-03-2012 04:12:31 | More by 2dogbrew
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Tank77

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

08-11-2012 20:36:35 | More by Tank77
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

03-30-2013 21:08:21 | More by t0rin0
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Spice Of Life - Amarillo from Sixpoint Brewery
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