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Resin - Sixpoint Brewery

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733 Reviews

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Reviews: 733
Hads: 4,104
Avg: 4.05
pDev: 25.19%
Wants: 243
Gots: 850 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

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.

"First formulated in 2004, this is the story of the sticky quintessence of the hop cone, and all of the joy it brings:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4neeh3ziWw  "
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Reviews by sevenarts:
Photo of sevenarts
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Somewhat cloudy golden orange. Big fluffy off-white head with really good, sticky lacing left behind. Looks very good.

S: Citrusy, grapefruit hops, fairly strong and bittersweet. Some underlying grassy notes as well, and maybe a hint of malty sweetness somewhere in there, hiding beneath that great hop presence.

T/M: As with the nose, this is pure hoppy goodness. Strong, bitter pine notes hit right away, mingling with floral and citrus flavors. The bitter aftertaste coats the palette and lingers long after each sip. There's a mild soapiness that detracts slightly from the otherwise delicious flavors. The mouthfeel is amazing, too, very creamy at first and then dry and prickly on the way down.

O: A very good DIPA that unfortunately hits just a few wrong notes in its flavor profile that prevents it from being truly world-class. Still quite good and drinkable, just not the total home run it might be with just a couple of minor tweaks to the taste.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of threeviews
5/5  rDev +23.5%

Poured from a 12oz can (Best Before Date of July 15, 2015)...the freshest batch I have had to date.

A- Pours a perfectly clear, deep orange with a beautiful, 1-to-1-1/2 finger's worth of frothy, white head. The lacing lacing rings are beautiful and decorates the glass as the beer is consumed. (5.0)

S- Intense, dank aromas of pine resin, peach, mango, papaya, pineapple and ruby red grapefruit all rolled up into a tight and pungent package. Even after the head subsides, the hops just continue to dominate the nose. (5.0)

T- Hop oils penetrate the palate first followed by a mild wave of malt sweetness. Any sweetness is quickly whisked aside thanks to a wave of tropical fruits and an intensely dry, citrus rind bitterness finish. The 9.1% ABV is completely masked, making this one dangerously drinkable DIPAs.

M- Carbonation is spot-on, giving enough to produce a healthy head to feature those hop aromas as well as opening the palate and letting those hops sink in. Resin is medium bodied, making this an easy beer to consume. (5.0)

O- After sporadic revisits (and reviews) of Resin since its initial release back in early 2012, each was good but far from the quality I am tasting right now. The filtering is perfect, the aroma is insane the taste is everything and more that you would experience from a DIPA, carbonation/mouthfeel is perfect and yep...it comes in cans. Whatever Sixpoint has done over the years, Resin (or at least this latest batch to be featured in 6-Packs) is absolutely dialed in and worthy of qualifying as 'World Class.' (5.0)

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Photo of R0G
5/5  rDev +23.5%
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.

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Photo of SFNC
4.49/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | 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!

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Photo of Beer-Revelry
4.54/5  rDev +12.1%
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!

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Photo of baumaxx1
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.82/5  rDev +19%

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

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Photo of pjkelley82
4.91/5  rDev +21.2%
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....

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Photo of elwood522
5/5  rDev +23.5%
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!

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Photo of Scrapss
4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

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Photo of ThePortlander
4.92/5  rDev +21.5%
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.

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Photo of JustIPAs
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Dankness for days! The malt backbone sufficiently props this one up to handle all of those hops that they jammed in here! Surprisingly drinkable (can't really call it sessionable) although it drinks like a much lower ABV brew.

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Photo of tonymoore
5/5  rDev +23.5%
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.

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Photo of Castor
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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.

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Photo of leantom
4.36/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Decided to give Sixpoint another try owing to the founder's/owner's imploring me to do so. He was right. Sixpoint has improved dramatically since I last tried them. Here goes:

A: Very nice. Clear orange-amber with a sufficient head. Leaves a lot of lacing on the glass as well, indicating good protein content.

S: Boatload of pine and grapefruit; like a traditional WC IPA. Smells exactly like Sierra Nevada's Hoptimum, which is one of my favorite beers. Some of the other reviewers are noting additional tropical scents; I don't detect these, but this might be because the beer is about 4 months old. The smell is still great, however, which is a tribute to the beer's longevity.

T: Very solid beer. Actually, quite good. Pine and grapefruit backed up with caramel malt. I also detect sweet honey. The beer is very well-balanced between hops and malt. Great hops with a cloying, honeyed sweetness. It remind me so much of SN's Hoptimum, one of my favorite beers which has sadly been retired. I'll probably start drinking this one more.

F: Perfect. Full-bodied but smooth. Glides down the tongue.

O: A great DIPA - like a true WC DIPA. Shane was right; they've improved dramatically.

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Photo of G-Spot
4.95/5  rDev +22.2%
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.

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Photo of mugsup
4.98/5  rDev +23%
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.

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Photo of BostonBrewRu
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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Photo of Moondoggy68
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not a huge hophead, but this definitely ranks in my top 5 IPAs.

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Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very boozy and, I'll keep it in mind, next time I plan on getting arrested. Seriously though, behind all of it is some underlying notes of peach skin and delicious red apples. This might not be for everyone given the aggressive nature, but there's a lot more to pull than alcohol, grapefruit and malt. This is super fresh, and I dig it. Can youuuuuuuu dig it?

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Photo of StevenMilligan
4.79/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Just like their cream ale, sweet action, mouthfeel is key here. Not as hoppy as I would expect with a name like Resin. However my palate could be misplaced by the previous IPA. Overall an excellent beer. I'm ecstatic to try other brews from them.

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Photo of Stebbimacdaddy
4.81/5  rDev +18.8%
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. 

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Photo of VinceWP
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Really a good beer overall but there aren't really any surprises for a 9.1% beer... Perhaps a bit stronger on the malt notes than I would prefer

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Photo of Franceski
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Greatest beer ever? I say yes. As a major IPA fan, this is the most perfect one I've found for my taste.

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Photo of PostRockandCats
4.37/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz can

L: Golden coppery color with a tall head. Clear.

S: Fruit and citrus up front; smells like tropical fruit and Grapefruit. Very earthy and malty at the end. Kind of astringent.

T: Big Grapefruit to start. Not as tropical fruity as the smell would indicate. Mild mango notes after the citrus. Lots of caramel malts. End with pine and bark. Very crisp and clean!

F: Not as resiny viscous in my mouth as I'd have expected from the hype. Smooth and light.

O: Solid DIPA. Clean and balanced. Shows off the beauty of the hop without overshadowing the rest of the ingredients. Beautiful brew that packs a punch!

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Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 733 ratings.