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Resin - Sixpoint Brewery

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Reviews: 562
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.08%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 01-10-2012)
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joeseppy

Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light apricot skin pour and decent white merengue head with leggy lacing.

Wonderful hop and pine scents. Honeydew melon, mangoes and dried apricot. Really a super fresh quaff.

Sharp hop on the sides of the tongue then lingering well into the cranium. Well balanced and mellifluous malt sweetness on top of the tongue. Mild dankness and a bitter mustiness. Alcohol noticeable but damn it works in this beer.

Medium body and creamy.

Watching the Blues today on NBC vs the Blackhawks and I gotta use Doc Emerick's line here...'My Goodness'. I've had this on tap also-just as great. Why oh why has this not been in my lineup. Not a far cry from his older brother Hi-Res. Love what Sixpoint has been doing. Tremendously tremendous! And by the way...Stanley Cup Champions Blackhawks won!

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2014 02:07:30 | More by joeseppy
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GinjaSlice

Connecticut

4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Great looking orange amber beer. Nice small white head and good lacing
S: Fruity smell with a bit of pine and sweetness but smell seems weak to me
T: Delicious beer citrusy and hoppy bitterness. WIth a slight bit of malt and great hoppy after taste
M: A little over carbonated to me

Great beer

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2014 02:47:05 | More by GinjaSlice
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brianmandell

New York

3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

ook: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear golden pour with vanishing head. Smells of honey and piney hops. A nice malty sweetness with fresh grapefruit citrus hop flavors. The finish is sweet with a touch of spiciness to it and lingering grapefruit / astringent bitterness. A bit syrupy in the mouthfeel. The relation to Hi-Res is apparent and I think Resin is the better beer. I would prefer a drier finish and a cleaner finish. Not a bad "IPA" but not my favorite.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2014 23:26:16 | More by brianmandell
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours amber with a fading head.
Nose shows big resinous hoppy notes along with pine, lychee, passion fruit and floral hops. Big sweet clean malt too.
Very similar flavours. Perhaps not as much malt as I'd expect, comes off overly sharp and astringently bitter. Lovely hop characters though with big pine and tropical fruit notes.
Carbonation seems just a little high.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2014 02:08:22 | More by CrazyDavros
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kjfinnerty

Massachusetts

3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - hazy, dull, orange. Bright white head. Fades quickly, but leaves beautiful lacing.

S - Fruit, not citrusy, apple. Sweetness.

T - All about the hops. More citrus in the taste, grassy hops, strong bitterness. Not much detectable malt, but there must be something in there to offset the 103 IBU's. Can't detect any alcohol booziness.

M - Sticky resiness, duh...medium carbonation, which is definitely required to move this thickness along the palate.

O - Excellent beer. Almost sad to see it weighing in so heavy with the ABV. Stress almost. Worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2013 23:06:13 | More by kjfinnerty
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RyanOooh

Vermont

3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Amber, orange, just a tiny bit hazey. Sticky cream head.
Malt, pine, orange.
Piney, spice, malt, little alchohol, then kind of meanders into whatever...
Piney, bitter resin mouth, caramel/bitterness, lasting hoppy taste
Decent, but a little uncertain what it wants to taste like...unless that's that.

The can is "cute" and Sixpoint has cool brand graphics, but I can't see buying another 4 pack soon. Maybe singles, for out of town in-laws.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2013 22:24:03 | More by RyanOooh
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OhYesILoveBeer

Georgia

3.01/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz can into a regular old Mason jar. Pours hazy orange, sunblaze almost. Smells like a tapastry of hops, not one over powering the other, but still not blending well at all. The smell actually burns my nostrils. The initial taste is a massive hop bomb, with no direction whatsoever. Its like 6p just throws whatever is on hand, and a lot of it! The end of the swallow provides more of the gasoline like fumes, blazing both nostrils almost bringing tears to my eyes. This stuff seriously might burn blue just from the obscene ammount of hops in this recipe.

Overall, im about to pour the rest of this down the drain, very uncommon for me.
Its all over the place as far as hop character, and the basic 2row and pale doesnt contribute any different malt character than any other standard iipa.

No where near the claimed 103ibu's, even though its obvious that a scaled down 5gal clone would take an entire 16oz's. Im glad I tried it, but can say for certain never again!

-V

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2013 18:05:39 | More by OhYesILoveBeer
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tmm313

Georgia

4.53/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A-Hazy orange color with a creamy 1.5 finger head. Slowly dissipating with awesome, sticky lacing. Constant stream of bubbles.
S- Strong, inviting aromas of orange, grapefruit, tropical fruit, pine and pepper.
T- Sweet orange up front. Resinous pine follows immediately after and shifts into a grassy, spicy herb-like flavor, all backed by a sweet caramel backbone. Pine and grapefruit finish with a touch of booze. Complex and very well balanced.
M- Creamy, oily, sticky, almost thick body. Oily, dry piney feel left behind.
O- I loved this beer. Beautiful in the glass, strong aromas, complex and well balanced flavors. The taste was truly unique among the IPAs I've tried so far. I will be having again.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2013 02:18:06 | More by tmm313
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured into tulip; beautiful clear golden-orange with a thick fluffy white head that fades chunkily and slowly.
Smells great as soon as I cracked the can; dank hop resins, tropical fruit, and pine. Pineapple, mango, citrus...mmm.
Taste is wide-open, relatively simple but delicious. Clean malt gives way to sweet fruit flavors of mango, pineapple, and citrus, with balanced notes of pine, herbal/leafiness and bitterness.
Mouthfeel is clean and relatively light; finishes a bit sticky.
Overall, a solid DIPA that will satisfy fans of liquid pine tree and tropical fruit junkies alike.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 02:30:50 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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CJRubes

Massachusetts

4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a can into a Sam Adams 'Perfect Pint' glass.

A - Poured with a solid 2 finger thick, foamy, white head that dissipated slowly. As it dissipated it left a nice, sticky lacing that clings incredibly well to the glass. The color is a light amber that's slightly hazy to my eye.

S - Tons of piney hops right away. Very 'resinous'...matches the name well. I'm also getting a bit of tropical fruits, like mango, and some grapefruit. I'm really liking the smell...looking forward to tasting!

T - Follows closely to the smell. Pine and citrus right up front with a nice, drying bitterness at the end. Definitely noticing the 103 IBUs which isn't a bad thing. Despite the bitterness this brew is pretty well-balanced. I find myself wanting more and more as I go, so it's not the palate crusher 103 IBUs might suggest. The alcohol is surprisingly hidden which is hard to say for many other 9.1% brews.

M - Creamy and silky. Like the lacing on the glass, it seems to cling inside my mouth. Carbonation is more than I expected but I think it opens up some of the flavors more.

O - Very, very good DIPA. I'm really enjoying this beer. Yes, it's quite bitter and has tons of hops, but it's balanced well enough that I'm not getting tired of. I find it very drinkable. Resin is well worth a try for any IPA/DIPA fan.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2013 21:57:09 | More by CJRubes
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SLeffler27

New York

4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fills a Blue Point snifter with a hazy, deep amber (SRM 12-13) beer while a thin, fluffy, white head quickly dissipates, leaving occasional fine lacing. The tall, thin, 12 oz. can makes for sleek packaging.

Simple, with strong, fresh pine and lots of orange aromas.

Grapefruit and pine lend nicely to the strong, bitter flavor that carries directly into a strong, long-lasting, bitter finish. What else could one expect from an IIPA?

The body is medium to full and a bit syrupy. Astringency is accentuated by the alcohol which is slightly less than anticipated. Medium carbonation with a sticky residue left on the lips and finishing dry.

This is a fresh sipping beer that lends itself to contemplation.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 17:44:15 | More by SLeffler27
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TreyIsWilson

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Cloudy orange wih a nice two-finger white head.

S - Floral with some pine and nice citrus notes.

T - Very well balanced. Awesome combination of pine, citrus, and flowery hops. Alcohol is very subtle.

M - Medium carbonation with a medium body.

O - Very drinkable for a DIPA. Subtle and full flabor. Would definetly drink again.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 04:32:42 | More by TreyIsWilson
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rajendra82

Georgia

4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear, orange amber colored body, with a smaller than typical head for the style, but with a lot of latent carbonation steamers. The smell was a bit more subdued than I expected, with some grapefruit and mango, and ironically not a lot of pine resin. The taste was a bit more of a hop showcase, as there was a lot of herbal notes up front. The malt showed up more forcefully shortly afterwards, and gave a tropical punch (mostly orange and pineapple) like sweetness, before fading away into a floral hop finish. Clean feel in the mouth, tending be be neither too slippery nor too sticky. Not the best DIPA I've ever had, but very comforting to fall back to a familiar pleasure from time to time.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 04:04:22 | More by rajendra82
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Groomsy

Kentucky

4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can poured into a tulip “Best before” date of October 12, 2013.

Resin pours a hazy golden color with a massive foamy, frothy head that leaves massive chunks of lacing behind. Tons of hop haze and sediment in the beer.

The beer's name is a good description of its aroma. Even for all the hoppiness there, there's still balance – there's some tropical fruit and citrus: mango, pineapple, grapefruit, and others. Definitely lots of pine needles/resin and maybe even some orange. There is some bready, caramel sweetness from the malt, but think of this as distilled hop goodness. As the beer warms, the sweetness ramps up as well as the alcohol.

Resin is devilishly smooth but incredibly complex. With lots of fruity hop flavors – orange, grapefruit, pineapple, mango – at the front of the palate, there is no mistaking the identity of this beer. Massive and bursting with hop flavors, it takes no prisoners. The hop flavors on the front move into a brief malty middle before a huge assault of pine, grapefruit, and spicy herbal flavors on the finish that linger long. A monster of an IIPA, but incredibly drinkable and balanced.

The mouthfeel is surprisingly creamy with crisp carbonation on the finish, which is long and bitter. The alcohol comes more in the form of warmth than actual flavor.

A very nice IIPA. This is definitely putting the lupulin resin on a pedestal, and it works well. Not super aggressive, but definitely strong.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2013 00:30:37 | More by Groomsy
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patpbr

Ohio

4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint
A - brown copper with a little head
S - malty sweet and pine
T - lots going on. It's creamy, sweet, hops of citrus and pine, orange. malts, bitter
M - medium carbonation and crisp
O-  another good six point brew. good flavor combination, try it 

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2013 22:53:52 | More by patpbr
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rboinski

California

4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz pour into a FW Teku

Aroma: Smell is actually a bit more subdued than expected. Some pine, some citrus, and something off that I can't really place. Maybe a little tropical fruit but so light.

Appearance: Very nice orange with good head retention. Bubbles vary in size and leaves a nice lacing on the glass.

Flavor: A really nice malt flavor with hops present to back it up. Very pleasant grapefruit as the main fruit character, with pine on the finish. Respectable balance of malt and hops.

Mouthfeel: Good body, but maybe slightly too carbonated. Becomes creamy in the mouth after a few moments. Has a nice lingering bitterness on the finish.

Overall: Good DIPA but not as good as the standards of the class. The hops in this are a bit one note but at the same time the malt character does not really highlight them. An overall quality beer that I would definitely drink again, but not a standout in any way.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2013 03:55:39 | More by rboinski
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ToddT

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

L- Somewhat hazy copper color topped with a thick head. Head is long lasted and leaves a lot of lacing on the glass.

S- Hop, hops, and more hops. Piney, fruity, and floral all at once, pretty intense aroma.

T- Guess what it's a big hop bomb, nicely balances and well done though. Finish is a bit oily with a bitter final hit of hops.

M- Slightly creamy and not as viscose as I would have thought, seems a bit lacking here. A little less than medium in body and medium in carbonation. I would have liked a bit more body but its not a terrible miss.

O- If you want a hop bomb, it's the way to go. I would have never guessed it's 9.1% ABV either, so that makes it a bit dangerous as well.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2013 01:46:15 | More by ToddT
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boilermakerbrew

Missouri

4.46/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a golden orange that is intensely bright. Medium, 2 finger head that retains and laces awesome. Moderately hazy.

S- Lots of hop bitterness is right up front as expected. Mostly pine scents with some sweet malt mixed in. Fairly complex for an IIPA, as it is not completely hops on the nose. Sweet flavors remind me a little of honey mostly.

T- Starts with some solid malt backbone then blasts right into the hops. First, a piney hops blast kicks you in the tongue. Then, a slight hint of sweetness creeps in before being crushed by more bitter hops. The drink ends with a harsh, bitter hop profile that is dry and extra bitter.

M- Thick and creamy for a IIPA, but I like it. Medium to low amount of carbonation. Alcohol is fairly well hidden, but the hops themselves will crush your palate, making this one more of a sipper.

Overall, this is a pretty damn solid IIPA. The best part of this beer is that it is an everyday beer (~$10 for a 4-pack) that can kill you with hops.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2013 22:43:19 | More by boilermakerbrew
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DocJitsu

California

4.26/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a mostly clear, classic golden color with an eggshell colored head that is just the right size. It's a nice looking beer. Smells like a piney pilsner. Doesn't drink like a pilser. Full, oily mouthfeel and pretty obrusive hop explosion. There's quite a bit of alcohol noted in the flavor too. I think it has pretty good balance despite the big hop presence. I like it.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 00:47:50 | More by DocJitsu
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Greywulfken

New York

4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: into tulip glass, deep gold beer with a thick head of dense mousse, off-white in color, that left lots of lace down the glass

S: hoppy pines and resins over sweetr caramel-ish maltiness

T: bittersweet butterscotch malts and earthy, piney, and yes, resinous hops - nice bitter and hoppy tastes

M: smooth and creamy, some tingle from the bitterness and carbonation

O: a delicious DIPA, very smooth and satisfying

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2013 17:03:42 | More by Greywulfken
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FLima

Brazil

4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful Amber color with a thick and fluffy head with good retention.
Delicious tropical aroma with resin, hints of grapefruit, passion fruit, peaches, pineapple, simply a fruit salad.
Very fruity and intense taste, but also strong on the malt with a resiny, piney, citric hoppy kick.
Aftertaste is quite dry and bitter, resiny, lingering mostly the piney hops.
Full body with good carbonation with tiny bubbles. Alcohol of 9.1% was a master of disguise here.
I had it before, but never had the opportunity to rate it, and even without the first surprise it felt even better. Excellent beer making extremes to balance. Not a beer for the ones who like Adjunct lagers with low mediocre hops that needs to be drunk stupidly cold not to feel the taste (or off-tastes) of it.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 01:28:42 | More by FLima
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schlimenhaumer

New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from the slender green 12 fl oz can into an Ommegang tulip at low altitude in NY.

A: Pours a substantial creamy head with a nearly opaque honey-colored body. The head has great retention considering the ABV and leaves a lot of lacing on the glass. Overall, it's a good-looking beer.

S: Resin is a good descriptor. Piney hops character dominates, with subtle caramel malt character and a bit of alcohol in the background.

T: Piney hop notes up front give way to a sweet malt body. The finish is bitter, but not overpowering. Surprisingly well-balanced considering the hop character and 103 IBUs listed on the label. Some alcohol comes through on the finish as it warms.

M: Full-bodied and well-carbonated, with a slightly syrupy feel. Fits the flavor profile well.

O: Another solid offering from Sixpoint. IF you're looking for a double IPA with a piney hop profile, this is a good option.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2013 00:20:29 | More by schlimenhaumer
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coldriver

Texas

4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can pours a medium amber with fluffy white head and ample lacing. Yeah, the aroma reminds me of resin with lemon, apricot, and alcohol. Taste is nice and bitter pine and citrus, a bit oversweet on the malt backing though. Alcohol is well hidden. Mouthfeel seems a bit flat - would appreciate a little more carbonation. On the other hand, the tongue-coating thickness of this beautifully bittered imperial is fanstastic. Aftertaste is puckering. I really wanted to like this more - I love resinous beers (Green Flash!) so I imagined a beer called "Resin" to be near perfect. But this one has crossed a bit over the line into surgary territory

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2012 23:17:19 | More by coldriver
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gtermi

Texas

4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This beer pours a nice clear golden orange body. There is a thin white head that slowly fades and leaves a nice amount of lace on the glass.

S: There is not really that much going on in the smell. I get a decent hoppy pine scent with a little bit of sweet malt.

T: The beer is pretty intense and extremely hop forward. The hops are not over powering, but right on the verge of it. The flavor is absolutely delicious though and the flavor quickly fades away, with only a faint sweet malt.

M: There really isn't much with the mouthfeel, but a tiny bit of crispness on the back of the throat. Goes down with ease too.

O: This is a great beer and for the price, it can't be beat. I am so glad we got this here in Texas, I can't wait to try the others.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2012 04:49:38 | More by gtermi
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BradenMK

Ohio

4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Into a 14oz mug, this is one of the finest looking beers I've ever poured. Definitely the best of its style. Amber-orange-caramel colored with between one and two fingers of beige-colored head (depending on pour). The lacing on this beer is awesome to watch and the retention is... wow. Their normal IPA, Bengali Tiger, is so named for the stripes of lacing it leaves behind, and this follows suit. For a double IPA, the retention and lacing on this is something you don't see everyday, especially at 9.2% abv.

Smell: Sweet and hoppy. Promising a citrus character. Vaguely fruity, tropical, but not overwhelmingly so. As the glass warms a slight caramel note appears in the beginning of the nose that is quickly snuffed out by the hop presence.

Taste: Candied pine needles. Pineapple, mango, and lemon zest. Freshly cut grass. Earthy, grainy hops overflowing with fruit sugars and esters. Caramel and pale malt. Clean bitterness washes away any lingering sweetness that might get cloying. The malts serve as chauffeurs to the big hop elements, just enough sweet bread to deliver that bittersweet, piney, fruity, resiny esteriness to your tastebuds. On a silver platter. These hops have never tasted so good.

Mouthfeel: I almost wanted to call this "only" above average, but when the resiny, oily hop character combines so damn well with the sweet, bready character of the malt, and the medium carbonation shakes it all up enough to make it exceedingly easy to drink, well, how can I call that anything other than extraordinary?

Overall: Before I'd tried Resin I didn't even like IPAs. From the glowing review I've given above, I'd hope that you'd now know that Sixpoint has single-handedly changed my mind on the whole issue. Of course, DIPAs are definitely of a different character than IPAs, but even if you prefer darker beers (as I normally do), Resin is a beer I would, and do, recommend to anybody who enjoys beer. Complex, very flavorful, refreshing. Honestly, this was a revelation for me as far as what hops can do for a beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2012 01:53:05 | More by BradenMK
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Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 2,482 ratings.