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Resin - Sixpoint Brewery

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Ratings: 3,715
Reviews: 682
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 215
Gots: 629 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 01-10-2012

An ode to the sticky quintessence of hops that never forgoes balance. This piney, resinous Double IPA clocks in at over 100 IBUs.
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Ratings: 3,715 | Reviews: 682
Photo of JCH3191
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I will open this with a confession. Prior to this beer, I was a Double IPA virgin. I am also not the biggest IPA fan in the world. Nevertheless I decided to give this a shot. I poured it from a can into a pint glass. The appearance is absolutely gorgeous. Perfect head. Perfect lacing. Beautiful deep golden color. It is hard for me to get over how good this looks. I was expecting the smell to be very intense. Again, Double IPA virgin over here! The smell was actually very mild and pleasant. Piney and citrusy scent. Not at all overbearing. But I almost feel let down by the lack of intensity. But that's probably the Double IPA virgin ine speaking. No deduction for that. The taste is very good. It is what I expected after the smell. It is a very well-balanced beer. It has a noticeable malty character. But there is a strong piney and grapefruit flavor. It is not at all overbearing though which is my primary criticism of most IPAs. But this is precisely what I wish all IPAs were like. I did not expect to enjoy this much. But damn this is one fine beer in every way. I will definitely be getting my hands on more of this. It is also my first Sixpoint beer and cannot wait to try more.

Photo of Beer-Revelry
4.54/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Dogfish Head IPA glass.

A - 4 - Pours a quite clear, golden-honey-orange color. With a heavy handed pour, forms about a two-finger head of slightly off white colored, dense, thick head. Medium/high head potential, medium/low head retention. Thick, whispy lacing.
S - 4.25 - Smells of pine, citrus, grapefruit, bitter grapefruit rind and slightly dank hops. No sweet fruit smells to be found, which I'm thankful for on this particular brew.
T - 4.75 - Light, neutral sweetness upfront, isn't really any particular type of sweetness, but just a beery beer sweetness which quickly fades into medium bitter hops, grapefruit rind and pine.
F - 4.75 - Nice oily texture, medium thick mouthfeel.
O - 4.5 - This is an extremely good representation of the double IPA style. I wish more IPAs would follow along these more savory and bitter guidelines of Resin. There is however, one tiny little thing missing that I'm wanting. A slightly sour, tart flavor would complement nicely in this beer, perhaps adding lemondrop hops? That would push this to a perfect 5 for me in a heartbeat. Nonetheless, an absolutely excellent and stellar double IPA!

Photo of Beric
4.26/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Serving: 12oz can into snifter
Served: 27 March 2015

Appearance: Pours a magnificent crystal clear deep copper color, with a few streams of carbonation coming up from the bottom of the glass. Small white head that dies down pretty quick to just a sheen of bubbles over the top. Little to no lacing.

Smell: All hops in the nose- lemongrass, cajeput, a bit of lemony pine, and other strong citrus-driven notes.

Taste: Nice assertive hoppiness and a really solid malt backbone- not cloying or sweet at all, but something that carries the hops enough without overpowering the palate, or letting the hops dominate too heavily. I hesitate to use the word 'balanced' with a DIPA, but this one is about as close as I've gotten to really understanding that term. Little to no alcohol coming through, despite the 9.1% ABV.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is good at first, but I found it burned off pretty quick. Despite this, the beer still felt full-bodied and substantial throughout.

Overall: A marvelous DIPA, and one that seems a bit underrated. Exceedingly drinkable for its ABV- dangerously so. This one goes down so easy I could have easily put away a few more without noticing.

Photo of krh
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Grapefruit upfront. Oiley, some pine. Alcohol well hidden.

Photo of AnotherPaul
4.81/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Topper Lite. Absolutely fantastic double IPA. Get as many as you can.

Photo of SirHopsHoppington
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bias review. Has been a favorite of mine in terms of x2 IPA's in recent time. Pungent smell of fresh sticky hops which coordinates with the taste. A solid representation of the style. Would recommend to anyone who likes Pale Ales.

Photo of Stebbimacdaddy
4.81/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

this is a winner in my book. Poured from a 12oz tall can into shaker pint glass. Appearance is pale orange with a 1/4 " of white foam that dissipates slowly with moderate lacing. Bubbles rising throughout the glass. Nose offers hints of pine and grapefruit hoppiness. Mouthfeel is true to its name. Flavor starts with a slight biscuity malt backbone then Resin takes over and coats the palate with pine flavor mixing into and finishing with grapefruit.Leaves the mouth feeling coated and almost anesthetized but also savoring the taste and wanting more. Hardly notice the alcohol in the taste and at 9.1% abv this ones a shitkicker to be reckoned with for sure. 

Photo of tekstr1der
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear copper pour, thin clingy white top. Aroma of resin of course, but also fruit and malt. Tangy and powerful taste, with some malt sweetness in the middle, finishing strong and bitter. And bitter lingering.

Photo of Cavanaghty
4.62/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a can into a pint glass.

Appearance: Amber in color with a very thick off white head. Heavy lacing on the glass.

Smell: Strong hops/citrus.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Strong hops, citrus and alcohol.

Overall: Although it has strong alcohol it was well balanced and was very good.

Photo of infinitebruner
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

March 7, 2015

12 oz can, tulip glass

A – Deep gold to light amber, a slightly orange tint, and very clear. Effervescent bubbles rising to the top. An inch of thick, foamy head with long retention.

S – Strong grapefruit aroma with some backing papaya and low spicy/herbal notes. A sweet, light bread crust, malt backbone.

T – Bitterness from hops is high, the first thing I notice. The moderate-low sweet, bread crust and caramel, malt notes lead into some fruity hops, grapefruit and some spicy flavor, then the bitterness takes over again. Resin is one of the hop components, but not high in the mix.

M – Moderate-high carbonation, medium-bodied, a bit of sweetness but highly hop-bitter. However, not astringent or harsh. Alcohol, though high, is not noticeable at all.

O – A bitter hop assault accompanied with pleasant aroma and flavor profile. Impressed that it hides the alcohol level so well. All-around this really packs a punch.

Photo of HopBomb515
4.01/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Deep orange with a touch of rust color and a white head that lasts for a while and deposits some nice chunky lace. Aromas of citrus, herbal hop, slight pine and a burnt sugar note in the background. As expected the hops are what this beer is all about. Flavors of bitter citrus, caramel, grapefruit, and light pine in the finish. Mouthfeel has enough carbonation up front, smooths out and finishes semi dry. Alcohol is well hidden and that brings about a pretty dangerous level of drinkability for a brew this big. This delivers as a DIPA worthy of a throw in to a regular mix. It's not the best out there but it has a nice blend of classic flavors that make this one an instant winner.

Photo of ruzzal
3.07/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Kind of bland. Not bad just boring. Will finish the 2 cans I bought but won't buy again.

Photo of MaybeSoMaybeNot
3.09/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Another overrated beer by 6 point. There's just not much there as far as smell and taste goes.

Photo of Capsfan90
3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a two finger off white head into a snifter. Crystal clear amber color with great lacing.  Pine and grapefruit were very pronounced from smell to taste. Considering the 103 IBU'S and 9.1 ABV, I found Sixpoint Resin very drinkable and not to boozie, a good quality DIPA.

Photo of Wayne_Erman
3.16/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Delicious hoppy creamy taste great.

Photo of snaxcat
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Can dated BB 09AUG2015 poured into IPA glass

Appearance: Amazing clarity, golden orange hue, one finger head that dissipates into an oily slick on top with some moderate lacing on the first sips. 4.25/5

Smell: Fresh hops jump out of the can. Pour it out and a touch of alcohol is present. Citrus, pine, herbal. Smells like a great IPA, whats not to love? 4.5/5

Taste: Hits hard. Big hops, grapefruit peel, orange, pine, lemon, alcohol comes out in the taste a bit more as it warms. Sadly tastes overly bitter, lacking a bit of balance that the Hi-Res has. Nice sweet/citrus acidity in the aftertaste once my mouth can process the bitterness. 3.75/5

Mouthfeel: Crisp. Dare I say, resinous? Med/High Carb. Still hard to get past the bitterness 3.5/5

Overall: So promising. Great nose, great flavors, just needs a bit more balance IMO. Strangely, more alcohol/bitterness than Hi-Res. Still, a top notch beer. Very good west coast style DIPA. 4/5

Photo of NoseOverTail
4.49/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great for an IPA. I'm really into the more bitter IPA's w the citrus taste and delicious bitter after taste to take away from having to take a sip every 5 seconds. If you enjoy imperials definitely give Resin a try. First try from Six Point but mos def On Point! Enjoy!

Photo of craftbeersweden
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beatiful orange beer with a white head that dissapears fast.

Nose: Tropical fruits, orange, peach, peach, pine and citrus.
Taste: Grapefruit, citrus, resin and spice.
A full body. A little oily taste. Great!

Photo of PaulyB83
3.79/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Best By July 7, 2015 Poured into a Sam Adams glass.

L- Light amber/deep gold, some chill haze, one finger white head.

S- Has a sweet smell of citrus and some stone fruit with a very slight bubble gummy thing, the alcohol is a bit noticeable.

T- Has like a honey sweetness that I wasn't expecting, more stone fruit of unripe nectarine and apricot, grapefruit, not as piney and resiny as expected. Some alcohol but the sweetness is helping to cover it up.

F- Thin syrup, at the lower end of the carbonation for the style.

O- A friend picked this up for me and according to the best by date it is fresh but this must have been stored improperly or something because I'm not tasting big sticky pine notes like many other reviewers are getting. A bit disappointed with this one. It has a sweetness I don't really care for and being called 'RESIN' I was expecting lots of sticky pine but didn't really get that.

Photo of BostonBrewRu
5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sticky, dank, hoppy, malty and somehow not sweet. I love this beer

Photo of humuloner22
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I had a Hi Res the other day I can't figure out which one I like more but they were both very good. This one however is more bitter and "resinous" so I would have to say for now I kind of like this one better. But that may change!

Appearance:Golden bronze color. Clear and has a nice soapy head which remains intact throughout the drinking of this one.

Aroma: This one is complex, at first you think it has some piney notes then they give way to more tropical fruits, there is a strong malt backbone on this one that gives it a caramel sweetness to the aroma.

Taste: Not very bitter but more than Hi Res, this one has notes of tropical fruits and some caramel sweetness, it finishes pretty dry but it is sweet. Not cloying by any stretch but it does have some bitter sweet notes going on.

Overall: Well balanced and enjoyable beer.

Photo of stephenipa
4.68/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I love this IPA, strong piney flavor, great after taste. Smoothe with a great kick, nice carbination. One of the best out there.

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.26/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours light color with a thin head. Has nice lacing
Do not smell much...surprisingly.
Piney hop that finishes quite nicely. Back end bitter really sticks around and moves out nose. Piney taste really sticks around.
Overall a very balanced beer with an powerful hop that resonates for a while.

Photo of mugsup
4.98/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Another excellent IPA that completely belies its IBU of 100. It tastes more like 50! So well balanced and a fabulous kick at 9.1 ABV.

Photo of Homers_Beer_Odyssey
4.73/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

APPEARANCE - 1FH that lasts, good lacing. Clear, amber.

AROMA/SCENT - Hops, pine.

TASTE - Hops, pine.

MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Good carbonation, dry, bubbly, clean, light, crisp.

VALUE - $8 for 12-oz. can. Could be worse at a bar.

OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - Good, clean Imperial IPA. Lighter than, and goes down easier than Hi-Res.

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Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 3,715 ratings.