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Resin - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
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3,184 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,184
Reviews: 606
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 174
Gots: 367 | FT: 7
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:
An ode to the sticky quintessence of hops that never forgoes balance. This piney, resinous Double IPA clocks in at over 100 IBUs.

(Beer added by: Jason on 01-10-2012)
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Reviews by JWU:
Photo of JWU
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. can poured into a curved pint glass.

A- darker than most DIPA's, it's a deep amber with orange and ruby highlights. A very nice finger worth of dense khaki head sits on top. A little lacing down the glass.

S- This just oozes aroma. Hop forward, but extremely complex, it runs the table of pine, citric, and earthy/floral hop aroma. A little caramel and toffee notes are there as well. The high point of the beer for me.

T- Starts with a nice sweet caramel/toffee malt note, but is quickly cancelled out by a big hop bite, and the rest of the sip is the malts trying to come through, but being beaten back by the bitterness. Hops are largely piney and floral, but there is a deifined orange and apricot flavor under it all that really ties this back to it's single IPA brother, Bengali Tiger. The bitterness really lingers on this one.

M- Actually kind of thin for a double IPA, and I really do like a bit more creaminess in this style. Very dry, bitter, and astringent on the backend, which I could use a bit less of. (gotta be Simcoe hops in it, which I'm not a huge fan of)

O- It's good, but I like other doubles much more. Certainly wouldn't turn it down, but when it comes to Sixpoint, I'll stick with Bengali Tiger

JWU, Feb 24, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of threeviews
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz can (Best By: September 20, 2014) into a Samuel Adams specialty (i.e. short-stemmed and elongated tulip) glass. Not the freshest can, but clearly within the Best By date.

A- Pours a golden orange hue with noticiable sediment floating about. The head reached a full 1-finger of which was white and creamy. The head maintained rather well considering the elevated ABV. (4.0)

S- Although subtle, fleshy tropical fruits (peach, mango, pineapple) dominate the aroma followed by a subdued honey sweetness. No noticable piney traces can be found. (4.0)

T- A typical 1-2-3 punch...sweet malt first followed quickly by juicy tropical fruits (peach, mango, pineapple) and then a substantial grapefruit rind bitterness. Not overtly complex, but fires on all cylinders that is trademark to a DIPA. Well done. (4.5)

M- The mouthfeel is medium with just enough carbonation to move things along the palate. The malt backbone is perfect to support the substantial hop load and makes for an enjoyable experience. (4.5)

O- Although Resin has been in circulation much longer than Sixpoint's Hi-Res, they have very similar traits. They are both solid offerings, but will give a slight nod to Hi-Res...but being that Resin is year-round, I am more than happy to have Resin at my disposal to satiate my hop fix. (4.25)

threeviews, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of SFNC
4.61/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I scored a four pack on a visit to Ohio. It pours a beautiful clear gold, with a nice high white head. The smell of pine, cirtus and pineapple hits your nose as soon as the can opens. The flavors carry over from the scents, with a sweetness on the front end and a slight bitterness on the back. For a beer that shows off it's 9.1 ABV and 103 IBU, this one is smooth and very drinakable. I should have nabbed a case!

SFNC, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of R0G
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sixpoint Resin is one of the best IPAs available here in Houston. Resin consistency not over bearing, hoppy up front, bitter notes at the back w/ an apricot base feel. So well rounded. Better bought fresh, recommend keeping in the pantry unless ready to drink...then fridge or ice cool and drink immediately. "Best before July 13, 2014" on this can. Still tastes fresh.

R0G, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of baumaxx1
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned beer served in a pint glass.

Appearance -
Thick, foamy head which is long lasting. Off-white in colour. Leaves plenty of lacing. Cloudy, honey colour with suspended particles. Slow rising, small bubbles.

Smell -
Sweet, fruity, hops, pine, apricot, peaches. The aromas are strong and hit you in the face on opening.

Taste -
Bitter hops, grapefruit, dried apricots, mandarin, mint, and some caramel sweetness.
Cut grass aftertaste.
Plenty of bitterness and being high IBU, the alcohol notes are present.

Mouthfeel -
Slight prickly pop rocks fizz.
Thick, creamy body, not much froth.

Overall -
Strong aromas and lots of flavour. A thoroughly enjoying beer, and despite it's bitterness, it's refreshing and goes down easily. Plenty about it to enjoy and lots of complexity to enjoy on every sip. Hoppy and in IPA territory, but with more malty sweetness than usual.

baumaxx1, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of SomethingClever
4.82/5  rDev +18.1%

A: regular golden dark clear as a bell

S: Piney resinous hops

T: just a fantastical resin bomb it s all about the resiny piney hops here and it does it well it lashes at your mouth with these fine resiny hops but you'd think it finish bitter it finishes

M: lusciously thick and syrupy on the end this beer begs you to drink more too want more

O: you want a resinious pine bomb beer this one does it in spade and you can get it anywhere amazing all the way around this assaults your senses with the resiny hops but you enjoy it all the way

SomethingClever, Oct 12, 2014
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4.91/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this (along with other dipa's) at a East VS. West Dipa Head to Head Showdown I hosted on 8/27/13

Round 4 East Resin West Hop Stoopid

Overall Resin took the round and placed 4th out of ten spots.. This was the second hardest round to judge because hop stoopid was phenomenal as well but they are 2 different beasts... resin is sweeter, maltier and a lot smoother... but again, two different beasts. Resin was also the best tasting of the sweets and a lot smoother with a little bit of alcohol pricklyness... a definite sleeper and a must try if you haven't....

pjkelley82, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of elwood522
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Used to live down the street from Sixpoint Brewery in Red Hook. I'm in California now, not exactly a beer desert, but I do miss these guys.

About the most delicious beer I've ever had. Smells like fresh hops. Of course it tastes super hoppy but it's balanced by its nice maltiness.

Pretty much perfect...except I can't get it in California!

elwood522, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of Scrapss
4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Purchased from the packey best by 05092015.

A: cloudy yellow with a thin ring of bubbles, that lacing hangs around forever.

S: Middle roasted malts, spicy resinous pine needles with bitter citrus. Mild peppery yeast and everything just blends well. Very well presented IPA notes.

T: Follows nose. The mild weediness, pine and citrus peek up and stay up. bitter-orangy-grapefruity finish.

M: Semi-creamy, coating well with a smooth, velvety finish. Some signficant bitter notes poke up and subside in the dry, creamy finish. It is a HUGE finish on the dry and bitter side.

O: Give me more of THIS. Between citrus, bitter, dry, and pine....this is a balance on the edge of too much. But it is not.

Scrapss, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of ThePortlander
4.93/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Just had this one with dinner in my Dogfish snifter.

The clear copper and voluptuous off-white head were a fantastic surprise upon pouring this 12oz can. The nose is full of all the things I look for in hop heavy beers, from spices to grapefruit to (most important) pine. The taste follows suit, but with a considerable malt backing, with great bread and caramel flavors. Overall, this 103 IBU beer is quite balanced, and I'm a big fan. I liked other Sixpoint offerings, but this one blew me away.

ThePortlander, Apr 20, 2012
Photo of tonymoore
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

That this beer only gets a "good" rating here is a crime against humanity ranking up there with waterboarding and wes anderson's movies. I'm not sure how it gets tagged as an IPA, because it transcends the genre and becomes something else entirely as you drink it. the color, taste, mouthfeel, and lacing are top-shelf and you really sit there shaking your head trying to figure out why it's so different and good. beer advocate feels like an IPA cult at times and anything that isn't a down-the-middle IPA (Stone, e.g., which is the perfect poster boy for the perfect IPA) gets pushed to the side by the rankers. glad the brothers see this one for what it is, even if the sweating masses don't quite get it.

tonymoore, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of Castor
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Very smooth IPA covers the ABV well. Had out of the can at BIg and Littles in Chicago. Goes great with the pork belly taco's.

Castor, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of G-Spot
4.95/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Once again Sixpoint hits a home run, finding beer distributors through their app and then getting the logs ordered was lengthy to initially establish but brewery response has been terrific.
Great beer and already tapped my third keg on my 4 tap kegerator....
Great imperial IPA, smooth and crisp, I have it up against a 90 minute DogFish Head and it is neck and neck, complete hops profile difference and great to have both actually.

G-Spot, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of oberon
3.65/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the can into a nonic a clear copper color with a rather thin head that was gone quickly with only a trace of lace left behind.Sticky resinious hops like the name suggests dominates the nose along with some sweet alcohol and a hint of brown sugar.There is a definint hit of hops on the palate but they dont hit hard they seem to roll across the palate wich isn't bad but it's not full on like expected,mild caramel and more assertive alcohol sweetness creeps.The sweetness isn't to big like to many of the style but the hops could pack a little more puch,I love Sixpoint but this I only kinda liked.

oberon, Apr 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

IronCity1822, Jul 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

DanGeo, Jun 16, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

Max3, May 17, 2014
Photo of ExtraStout
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dense light orange with a swiftly rising, mildly off white head. Looks sticky and it is. It leaves tons of lace on the glass and has nice legs too.
Smells like rich caramel with nice hints of citrus. This is hop dominant but the malts really balance it out well. It's dense on the tongue and the hops present well at first, then the malt sweetness finishes it off. The rich creaminess allows it to linger and it has a very nice carbonation level.
I really hope this is a year round brew as I could see this as a go to beer.

ExtraStout, Apr 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

DavyJones, May 02, 2012
Photo of MadScientist
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: This beer pour a slightly hazy light copper. The half a finger of long lasting, rocky, white head leaves some lacing on glass.

S: It smelled like I just opened a bag of hops when I cracked open the can; resin is a great name as the strong hops aroma is thick with piney, resinous aromas. There is a moderate citrus, mostly orange and grapefruit, fruity ester along with a light malt sweetness and caramel malt note supporting the hops. There is a hint of the alcohol in there as well.

T: The flavor follows the aroma with a bit hit of resinous and pine hop flavors layered over moderate pineapple and citrus notes. The moderately-low malt support provides a good supporting malt sweetness and light caramel flavors that allow for the high hops bitterness and flavors to shine. The balance is decidedly bitter with a dry finish and a lingering pine flavor and bitter aftertaste.

M: The is a medium-light bodied beer with a moderate carbonation. There is a very low creaminess and a touch of alcohol warmth, but on the whole dangerously smooth.

O: This beer is deserving of the title Resin and is so much better than I had anticipated. I had feared a hop bomb that was going to be the equivalent of chewing on pine needles but this is a balanced, bitter hop bomb I happy enjoy again and again.

MadScientist, Aug 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

MaxT, Jul 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

npala86, Feb 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

Tiernan, Dec 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Spaten454, Jun 14, 2014
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Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 3,184 ratings.