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Resin - Sixpoint Brewery


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2,496 Ratings

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Ratings: 2496
Reviews: 565
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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Photo of Seanem44


3.86/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Solid IPA. Golden color. Not overwhelming in smell or taste but packs a punch. Refreshing taste, goes down smooth and easy. Better than average, high in alcohol but you can't taste the Alcohol. Had this beer on tap but it tasted like they might have had it a while. Worth a try.

Serving type: on-tap

04-05-2014 03:14:30 | More by Seanem44
Photo of BrainDad


3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Too bitter at the start, taste better as it sits and warms. Good color and mouthfeel but expected a richer, more syrupy character to balance the high ABV. Had the "Florida Man" imperial IPA the other day at Cigar City and this similar beer does not quite hold up to that level of excellence

Serving type: on-tap

03-24-2014 21:27:12 | More by BrainDad
Photo of BradC


3.63/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap poured into a tulip glass, nice head and thick, sticky lacing that lingers. A golden honey color.

Smells are of hops, straight up hops, earthy pine, with a hint of citrus.

This one is piney, hops are up front with loads of pine and hops flavor. I detect a hint of citrus and not much of the malt at all. The pine lingers long after a swallow.

Chewy full bodied mouthfeel with slight carbonation, kind of thick.

Overall, a decent DIPA, I would definitely categorize this as Northwest IPA, it lives up to its name, the piney hops are a bit too much to my liking and stick around with you for a while. Well made, a little unbalanced and not my favorite DIPA

Serving type: on-tap

02-18-2014 16:21:55 | More by BradC
Photo of G-Spot


4.95/5  rDev +21.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-12-2014 15:36:01 | More by G-Spot
Photo of spokeydonkey

New York

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

Picked up in a growler from draft. Pours a solid penny-copper with a thin white head that leaves a hint of lacing on the glass. Slightly hazy with a nice stream of bubbles.

Smell is of stone fruit and citrus. Not overwhelming with hops. Not as much hop aroma as some other DIPAs I've had, which is surprising, given how insane the hops are in the taste.

Taste is where this one stands apart. It starts off with a very light caramel malt sweetness and then is followed up with some peach notes as the hops kick in with an intense fruitiness. This if followed up with citrus and then with strong, strong pine flavor. Somewhat aggressive alcohol sneaks in at the end, lending heat to it. The pine and alcohol lingers, overwhelming everything else.

Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with hops that sticks to your tongue. Alchohol heat lingers in the back of your throat from this one.

Overall, an interesting DIPA. I like it as a sipping beer, but I tried to drink a pint with dinner and it just dominated everything I tried to pair it with. To my palate, the hops are a bit to coarse and dominated by pine at the finish to make this one of my top DIPAs. It's nice to sip, but it's a bit overwhelmingly one dimensional on the finish.

Serving type: on-tap

02-09-2014 20:57:40 | More by spokeydonkey
Photo of reebtaerG


4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Lure's

A-Poured a slightly hazy medium amber with a frothy white head and lots of broken lace.

S-The aroma is rich resin hops, pine, and hint of floral.

T-The flavor is medium to strong bitter with a strong resin hop liqourice bitter palate with a long bitter finish.

M-Medium bodied with average carbonation.

O-Overall nice resin flavored DIPA by sixpoint

Serving type: on-tap

02-07-2014 14:00:28 | More by reebtaerG
Photo of vette2006c5r


4.96/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Resin pours a bronze color with a large frothy head. There is strong hop aroma. The taste has a huge hop flavor; hop bomb. Very strong flavors, very strong body and yet very drinkable. Overall its a fantastic IPA, full flavors, strong flavors, and yet so drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

01-01-2014 01:34:40 | More by vette2006c5r
Photo of Alieniloquium


3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap served in a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy orange with a small white head. It's gone quickly but leaves nice lacing. Thin bit of foam sustains on the surface.

Smell - Sweet smelling more than anything. I hesitate to say that the hop aroma is resiny,but iit's accurate. Grapefruit backs it up. Hefty sweet malt.

Taste - Sweetness still at the forefront. More citrusy here, grapefruit. More of that pine resin flavor behind it, building to a string pine bitterness. Finishes with a heft of both bitterness and sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy. Medium heavy sweetness. Very bitter all the same.

Overall - Solid DIPA, but not among my favorites. Nice to see something this good regularly available in Florida though.

Serving type: on-tap

03-17-2013 19:05:52 | More by Alieniloquium
Photo of Immortale25

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a pint glass at The LoKal Burgers & Beer (Miami).

A- Pours a somewhat hazy medium amber with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains long and beautifully before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and spotty surface foam. Resilient, multi-patterned lacing adheres to the glass.

S- Burst of fresh piney hops with a decent amount of malt sweetness to balance.

T- The bitterness takes a second to sink its teeth in, but when it does, it bites down hard. It lingers quite a while also. Guessing the IBUs are somewhere around 100 on this one. The hops are more earthy and herbal with only a slight note of fruit. The malt sort of gets lost in all the all the alpha acid action which is fine.

M- Like I said, super bitey and a bit dry. Medium carbonation and a pretty standard body for the style.

O- Yep, this IPA is no joke when it comes to bitterness. Almost a chore to finish a pint. If you want a beer to scrape the enamel off your teeth, look no further.

Serving type: on-tap

02-11-2013 20:45:49 | More by Immortale25
Photo of smcolw


3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy orange-amber color. For a bar-pour head, quite extensive.

Nice, fresh floral hop to the nose. No malt. Classic strong IPA.

Mild malt and then a grapefruit infused hop explosion. Smooth body, but comparatively thin to other IPAs. No truly an DIPA, closer to the American version of an IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

02-04-2013 00:53:33 | More by smcolw
Photo of KickbacksSteve


2.93/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a snifter. Off-white head, moderate to low retention, on a copper body with some haziness. Lacing is clear and quick to slide away. Aroma includes peach and persimmon with some apricot and some malt sweetness in the background. Taste includes some caramel sweetness and some hop bitterness but far from the amount expected, given the name and style. I actually checked the date of the keg to make sure it was fresh and it is from 12/2012. No issues there. My nose and palate seem to be working correctly, so I suppose that the beer is just a bit lacking in the "resin" department. Kind of disappointing on almost every level.

Serving type: on-tap

01-21-2013 06:22:58 | More by KickbacksSteve
Photo of ckollias


3.71/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed this beer on tap at Old Line Bistro in Greenbelt, MD out of an 8 oz pint glass.

A: Pours a clear amber hue with a 3-finger fizzy head that quickly dissipates into a wispy glass.

S: Piney hops and dark caramel aromas come through on the nose.

T: Sweet caramel with some pine hops mixed in. Alcohol present but masked by the malt.

M: Heavy body and medium carbonation.

O: Decent imperial IPA – needed more hops in my opinion – came through too much on the malty side.

Serving type: on-tap

01-13-2013 20:55:55 | More by ckollias
Photo of element75

3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Nice golden color with a tinge of amber

S: Very floral, citrusy. All hops.

T: The citrus of the hops hits you right away, some maltiness takes over in the middle, and then it finishes with a lingering bitterness.

M: Medium bodied, average carbonation

O: If you love hoppy flavor you will enjoy this beer. I would have liked a little more balance to the hops, but overall I liked the beer a lot.

Serving type: on-tap

01-10-2013 19:11:31 | More by element75
Photo of Darkmagus82


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

Served on tap in a 10 oz snifter

Appearance – The beer is served a hazy yellow-orange amber color with a one finger white head that fades very quickly. Upon fading it leaves a decent level of lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is heavy of a grapefruit and light earthy hop aroma. Mixed with these are other sweet tropical fruit aromas as well as a light bready aroma.

Taste – The taste begins with flavors of a bready flavor mixed with a good abundance of some grapefruit hop. The grapefruit hop remains strong throughout the taste with it collimating at the end. After the initial taste some sweeter tropical fruit flavors of a tangerine and orange nature come to the tongue. Some notes of a caramel nature also enter the taste as it moves on which in the middle and toward the end sweeten the brew quite a bit. In the end with the upsurge of more grapefruit and a lighter bitter earthy flavor end up bringing a nice bitter-sweet hop flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The thickness of the brew is on the slightly creamier side with a carbonation level that is a bit on the higher side. While normally I like a lower carbonation on a double IPA this on brew it is suited rather nicely by the higher carbonation as it is good for the sweeter body and the hop flavor blend of grapefruit and light earthy tastes.

Overall – A pretty tasty double overall. A bit on the sweeter side but with a good balance of hop flavors.

Serving type: on-tap

12-04-2012 23:22:40 | More by Darkmagus82
Photo of MichaelPhiladelphiaBeer

3/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-light amber, thick white head

S-Hoppy, little citrus. Nothing too special

T-hoppy all the way. Smooths out nicely on the back surprisingly. Not too much lingering.

Mf - smooth overall. small bubbles at the beginning.

O- very drinkable for the alcohol content

Serving type: on-tap

11-03-2012 20:54:55 | More by MichaelPhiladelphiaBeer
Photo of pvo


3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I enjoyed it, but prefer their other offerings. I've never been sure if I'm supposed to get more hope, more alcohol, more sweetness, or all of the above from a DIPA, but this one tends towards the sweet side. It's not at all bad, but I prefer their Bengali Tiger, which has more of a straight hop flavor.

I'm after hops when I have an IPA/DIPA, and this had more malt with it. Again, not bad, but if I'm choosing a Sixpoint offering, I'd rather have their Bengali Tiger or Diesel.

Serving type: on-tap

09-02-2012 23:15:34 | More by pvo
Photo of Bierman9

New Hampshire

4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

After my first round of OBPA at the Bridge View Tavern (17AUG12), lunch came and I went with Resin to accompany my pulled pork. Ended up having two wide-flutes of this, about 12oz each, at $7.00 per. A bit steep, but considering the location (Sleepy Hollow NY)...

Glass was filled with a medium golden brew which was a slight bit hazy and had sporadic carbo. Head was creamy and bright white, short but lasted well, and left super lacing. Mild citrus was present in the aroma, easily noticeable though not overpowering. A little prickle hit the tongue, and the body was a solid medium.

Light sweetness and a touch of toasty malt hit the palate first. Afterwards it turned to being pithy, resiny, and a bit piney, with solid citrus through and through. The grapefruit action lingered well in the finish and was quite pleasing. Very nice! Prosit!!

4.03/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5


Serving type: on-tap

08-22-2012 17:40:03 | More by Bierman9
Photo of NuclearDolphin


4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Fat Cat in Chicago.

Appearance - Mildly Hazy Orange with minimal carbonation. Decent lacing on the sides.

Smell - Piney/Citrus Hops, Malts, Toffee, with a hint of caramel.

Taste - Malts, Piney Hops, Malts, Caramel and Toffee. Not quite as strong as I had anticipated, but pretty good nonetheless

Mouthfeel - Somewhat light and smooth with very little carbonation.

Overall - For a Double IPA, it's not what I would call "strong" but as a stand alone IPA, it's very delicious and easy to drink!

Serving type: on-tap

08-13-2012 18:01:29 | More by NuclearDolphin
Photo of therica


4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A= copper-orange with nice whitish head.

S= very complex fruits and citrus-- strawberry kept hitting me in the nose even after the glass was empty. Decent malts nose.

T= over the top IBU (103) but complex hops rather than the many monaural fad-bitter craft IPA's. Nice malts.

M= the complex bitterness remains potent on the palate and tongue for quite some time.

O= decent for an uber bitter IPA although I followed with a Sneaky Pete and enjoyed it much better. However, I prefer this Resin over Starr's popular Northern Lights IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

04-29-2012 17:25:05 | More by therica
Photo of david18

New York

3.55/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I have been drinking this at the Amsterdam Ale House on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Overall a very good double ipa from a great brewer.

Dark orange color with a nice amount of carbonation that stuck around and left some lacing behind. Pretty cloudy but not completely opaque.

Aroma was quite citrusy. Some pine and malt but mostly citrus.

Flavor was pretty bitter but well balanced. The flavor elements balanced nicely with the alcohol, which is pretty strong.

A great beer.

Serving type: on-tap

04-24-2012 19:13:24 | More by david18
Photo of stephenjmoore


3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Amber body with a thin off-white head. Not quite clear, but not cloudy.

S- Piney hops mostly, some spicy citrus notes.

T- Hops, more piney than citrusy. Some slight malt presence to balance it out, but very hop forward.

M- Stickiness from that hops that stays around. Some carbonation, not the smoothest beer I have had but not bad for the abv.

O- Pretty good iipa, not the best I have had, but solid.

Serving type: on-tap

04-20-2012 21:56:07 | More by stephenjmoore
Photo of znichols


4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Hazy orange with a half-inche white head. The head doesn't last long; begins to turn into frosty capping after about a minute. Lacing is nice. Looks solid.

S- Aroma is big on pine with light nuances of sweet malt and a touch of fresh grass. Not as massive as expected but very nice.

T- The taste follows the aroma. I expected Sixpoint to take an Over-the-top approach to the 2x IPA. Not so. Very deep and complex. Big bitterness. Soft lemon. Pine sap. Light malt. As suggested, very resinous. Subtle alcohol creeps in near the end as well as a lasting bitterness. Not the most flavorful IPA in the world, but very refined and enjoyable.

M- Medium bodied with a super slick mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation. This aspect shines for me.

O- I expected a little bit of a heftier beer here, but this is nice. Very piney with substantial bitterness and light citrus notes. Might not seek out, but wouldn't be opposed to trying again.

Serving type: on-tap

04-16-2012 22:41:12 | More by znichols
Photo of MasterSki


3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Alewife in Baltimore. Served in a tulip.

A - A finger of off-white foam settles to a thick cap, leaving behind glass-coating lace - great retention. Very dark transparent amber-brown body.

S - Surprisingly malt-forward - not sure how fresh this keg is. Some pine, onion, a bit of alcohol, and a hefty caramel and red fruit malt backdrop. There's also an odd glue note mixed in there.

T - Taste is a bit better, as the alcohol is better hidden and the off-flavors have dissipated. Still fairly malty and sweet, but with herbal and grapefruit bitterness in the back end that intensifies but never quite reaches palate-wreaking.

M - It's certainly resinous, with plenty of residual oily hops coating the teeth. Medium-full body, moderate carbonation, juicy and sticky texture, and some warming alcohol presence.

D - Merely OK. I much preferred the Deviant Dale's I had earlier in the day, so I can't see much reason to bother with this one again. I'd give it another shot if I knew it was a super-fresh keg/can, just to see if this was old but that's about it.

EDIT: Just had a can dated BB Nov. 23rd, 2012, and it was significantly better. Definitely a B+. Hopefully I can get something straight off the line and re-review.

Serving type: on-tap

04-06-2012 23:14:20 | More by MasterSki
Photo of jdense


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

On tap at Churchkey DC 2.17.12, $8 for 14 oz. beeker.

One finger off white head, slow dissipation with good lacing. Orange pine in the nose, some caramel. Big hop taste upfront, mild pine resin in the middle back end medium resin, creeper, mediium effervecence. Decent residual sweetness, a bit sticky yet dry. OK for East Coast DIPA, but not in the same league as Tankslapper.

Serving type: on-tap

03-31-2012 18:08:00 | More by jdense
Photo of Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From tap to stemmed glass on 3/18/12 at Whole Foods Fair Lakes
*From notes

-- Thanks to Tripphop for the generous pour --

A: Dark and cloudy orange. Tight one finger head. The thick, white collar that follows is impressive.

S: Bittering and ever so juicy hop oil bites my nostrils, preparing me for what's to come.

T: The name "Resin" speaks for itself. Like the nose, this is a pure hop bomb. Rather intense, but the more I get into it, the more it lays back and mellows out. It's certainly in your face, and at times is borderline "oniony", but it's kept in check and by the time I'm halfway finished, I'm really, really into this.

M: Not the thick beer I feel needs to carry the hop profile, but it'll suffice.

O: One of the better offerings from Sixpoint to date. If you like your pores to ooze humulus lupulus, give this bad boy a whirl.

Serving type: on-tap

03-22-2012 21:54:11 | More by Rhettroactive
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Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 2,496 ratings.