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Resin - Sixpoint Brewery


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2,481 Ratings

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Ratings: 2481
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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Photo of ExtraStout


4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

Serving type: can

04-12-2014 14:10:54 | More by ExtraStout
Photo of rawfish


3.76/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours from the can a dark copper with a slight haze. Forms a finger high soapy white head that has below average retention. Layered lacing is left on the glass.

Resinous pine is first on the nose with a backing of grapefruit pith. Underpowered aroma overall. Malt is caramel sweetness with some nutty subtleties. Alcohol comes piercing through with a bit of red fruit and more dank resin.

Caramel and biscuit-like malt carry a huge burden to manage the resinous hops, orange citrus second with a wave of alcohol on its heels. Very green and dank flavor accompanies the heavy load of bitterness in the wake of the alcohol.

Medium body and carbonation. The alcohol and bitterness gradually lift from the palate leaving a drying sensation.

Resinous to be sure but there is alot of mild citrus and earthy flavors from the hops as well. You feel all the 100+ IBUS as well as the alcohol. Good DIPA, could be cleaned up a bit and the hops more centralized to the big pine and dank resin that the name promises.

Serving type: can

04-09-2014 06:57:37 | More by rawfish
Photo of Cameronwalker


4.64/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I won't bore you with a full review. The name says it all. A piney-resinous taste unbelievably balanced with some malt on the backbone. Absolutely delicious! Hard to believe its. 100 IBU's because it is so well balanced. Smooth and drinkable. The 4-pack isn't enough.

Serving type: can

03-29-2014 21:30:47 | More by Cameronwalker
Photo of AlCaponeJunior


4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Orange, a touch of haze, good head and sticky lace.

Aroma and flavor match the name, very resiny hoppy, with a touch of malt backbone just for a hint of the semblance of balance, and the lightest sweetness. Hops mostly dominate tho, with pine, citrus, a touch of spice perhaps.

Body is very nice, almost chewy, much thicker than many double IPAs, but that doesn't take away at all, if anything it's a plus. Resinous, bitter, oily finish.

Very nice, I'm glad I picked up a four pack. I will try another four pack of a different sixpoint beer next time I shop for commercial beer.

My only suggestion for the brewery is that their packages aren't clearly labeled as to what style of beer is contained within. I was a little hesitant to pick up a four and try them because I wasn't sure which one was which style. Decided to just take a chance on this one, figuring resin COULD mean IPA or IIPA (but I suppose it could have meant other things too).

Overall, a very tasty and interesting take on a IIPA. I will certainly buy this one again. I like the slim-line cans too, they fit on the door of a fridge more efficiently.

Edit: my comments and descriptions remain about the same. However, I have bumped my ratings just a little. Reason for this is that I keep buying this beer, and it keeps impressing me, which makes me buy another four pack etc etc. This really is a very fine IIPA, and I think it's Sixpoint's best beer.

Serving type: can

03-23-2014 07:53:08 | More by AlCaponeJunior
Photo of sommersb


4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tasted On: 03-06-2014
Freshness: Best by 06-09-2014
Packaging: 12 oz. skinny can
Glassware: Tulip
Purchased: 4-pack from Chuck's, Bowling Green KY

A: Hazy, dark copper colored-beer with a white head. I get a good amount of lace; the head dissipates pretty quickly.

S: Smells are a fabulous melding of fragrant floral and citrus hops plus rich, caramel maltiness. I could happily smell this all day long...

T: The taste has a sharp bitterness of the citrus/fruity hops, as in grapefruits, but also has the malty caramel flavors noted in the aroma.

M: Full-bodied, the beer finishes with the same themes of resinous (ha!) hops and malt undertones.

O: Bold DIPA with a great balance -- loved it!

Serving type: can

03-07-2014 01:39:35 | More by sommersb
Photo of Tilley4


4.56/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer reminded me of Lucky Charms... magically delicious...

Huge pine notes and stickiness dominate this baby... not a one trick pony though.... the malts do an ample job of carrying this as well...

Beer is fresh as well and I can tell... no hint of booze at all...

Dangerously drinkable...

This will be a go to hereafter...

Serving type: can

03-05-2014 22:36:17 | More by Tilley4
Photo of VE777


3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Medium golden color, with medium carbonation. The head was about one inch thick and faded almost immediately. Quite cloudy. I don't think the beer looks overly inviting, nor vibrant in color or texture.

I immediately smelled pine, and resiny. Actually, lots of pine. And a boozy smell as well.

Dominantly pine, but also hints of honey and citrus. Now, the more I think of it, the carbonation is biting. But it's still a refreshing drink.

The beer and resin flavor resonates on the tongue.

Overall, to me, this is a decent beer. Now, I could be spoiled, because as of late I've had the pleasure of drinking Heady Topper, Zombie Dust, Gumball Head, Dirt Wolf, and others. But I've also recently had HI-RES from Sixpoint for the first time, and I must say, that has RESIN beat hands down. Nonetheless, a decent beer.

Serving type: can

02-27-2014 01:30:17 | More by VE777
Photo of bball208

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

this was a stellar IPA!

Aroma was very piney, citrus, grapefruits, very hoppy, and a bit of sweetness.

The taste was phenomenal. Very refreshing, well balanced, had a very nice malt backbone paired with pine, citrus, sweet oranges, delicious hops, a very west-coasty IPA style.

I would definitely buy this again. At 11% abv, i did not taste the alcohol whatsoever!

Serving type: can

02-26-2014 17:56:48 | More by bball208
Photo of Ieatlambfries

New Jersey

4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a super hazy dark amber. Thick head of foamy bubbles.

Upfront aroma of honey and wild flowers. Followed by citrus hop resins.

Very dominant citrus rind notes. Grapefruit and lemon. Pine resins and honey.

Biting carbonation. Each sip leaves an oil slick of hop resins on the tongue.

This brew lives up to it's name. Resinous hop flavors and oily resinous mouthfeel. Never disappoints.

Serving type: can

02-22-2014 02:57:59 | More by Ieatlambfries
Photo of ADZA


3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a non see through apricot hue with a sudsy two finger head and lacing everywhere,the smell is sweet waffles,resinous piney hops,caramel candy,liquorice and light citrus,the mouthfeel is full bodied and lightly carbonated with tastes of caramel candy,blood orange,a touch of toffee and finished with a resinous sticky piney hop bitterness and overall it's quite an approachable IIPA that comes in a cool little can and I'd buy again cheers.

Serving type: can

02-16-2014 06:52:26 | More by ADZA
Photo of MadCat

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Crack! Glug! Something so satisfying about opening a can of finely crafted beer.

Appearance: Nice golden color, short white head, leaves good lacing

Smell: True to its name, resinous hops up front, some pine and grapefruit too

Taste: Again, some nice resinous hops are the first thing to hit your palate, followed up by pine and grapefruit, true to the nose. Nice hop bitterness, and then some caramel malts, some biscuit in there

Mouthfeel: Medium body, good carbonation, sweet finish

Overall: This, like other Sixpoint brews I've had (been a little while), is fantastic. Highly recommended to anyone who likes IPAs. Also as a side note, I kinda like the tall skinny 12oz can. I know it has no effect on the brew inside, but it is kinda cool. Maybe just the novelty of it.

Serving type: can

02-16-2014 03:10:56 | More by MadCat
Photo of Johnny_Muir

New Jersey

2.05/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

12 oz can into pint glass. Oh my god. No. I do not like this beer!! I thought I would like the super pineyness, but its like sucking on a teet of pinesol. Very oily, mechanical, industrial taste. Glad I can say I've tried it, but never again! Maybe this is what pine tree's themselves drink.

Serving type: can

02-15-2014 00:09:48 | More by Johnny_Muir
Photo of 57md


3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy light copper color with over a finger of off-white head. The hops in the nose are pretty mellow and accompanied by a touch of pine. The hop bitterness is definitely the feature of the flavor profile. This offering is rather full-bodied as DIPAs go, but the maltiness does not manage to poke through the hop onslaught.

This is a good but definitely unbalanced DIPA. I’d recommend going straight to Hi-Res which is a notch above in more than just ABV.

Serving type: can

02-14-2014 03:41:01 | More by 57md
Photo of JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

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

Picked this up in Totowa, not having a beer from Sixpoint in quite some time. While I've had so many IPA's and double IPA's lately, a good one never seems to go out of style or get old. This wasn't a standout beer but it was solid enough to fit into that category and the fact that this was a canned beer that made me forget that it didn't come out of a bottle was a plus on top of how relatively easy it was to quaff.

The pour to this was good as this beer had a rich, amber hue, full frothy head, and nice rings of lacing left after most of my sips. Not a strong aroma to this but there was a fair amount of pine and (of course), resin. The mouthfeel had these notes in it, along with a waxy mouthfeel and more tropical notes of papaya and mango to offset the astringent grapefruit that dominated here. This was just a bit too sharp and bitter for my liking and it was carbonated a bit too much as well. The hop bitterness wasn't too long-lasting but that's only because the booze took over with the aforementioned fruit flavors in the aftertaste.

While not an overly strong beer, this packed enough of a punch that I found feel the alcohol and warming effect long before I polished this off. Sixpoint has some great offerings and while this certainly wouldn't be a bad choice to grab, there are better examples from Stone and Victory on the shelf now. In such a crowded field, the can is the more prominent way that this stood out. Worth a go for hopheads or someone who wants a West coast fix from a beer brewed back east.

Serving type: can

02-10-2014 09:17:07 | More by JerzDevl2000
Photo of ImFlyerThanYou

New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Serving type: can

Appearance: Can't comment on the appearance of the fluid because it's in a can, but the package the can comes in is conspicuous and the can is not much more proper. Could be an expensive Heineken or Yuengling.

Smell: Skunky. dank. Like an unsuspecting heady nugget.

Taste: Glorious. As I am drinking this so claimed "craft" beer out of a can, I'm checking around for the cameras. Is Ashton Kutcher going to pop out around the corner? I take another sip.

Mouthfeel: Lots of carbonation. Drinking the beer at a very cold temperature, and feeling somewhat dehydrated. The liquid is of inhuman essence.

Overall: Does Sixpoint make other beers? Must. Find.

Serving type: can

02-10-2014 00:06:59 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
Photo of ksimons

New York

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

A-a clear light amber with two fingers worth of white rocky head

S-pale bready malt with citrus and pine hops

T-taste is similar to the smell, bready malt backbone with a large amount of pine and citric bitterness. You are left with some alcohol warming.

M-medium to full body, much thicker than other DIPA's I've had, average carbonation

Overall a big, juicy, bitter beer. Really well done by Sixpoint.

Serving type: can

02-09-2014 21:13:36 | More by ksimons
Photo of Goldndomer


4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a 12 oz. can into a pint glass at approximately 40-45 degrees.

Appearance - hazy orange/tangerine-ish color. Nice carbonation. Thick but light two finger white head. Decent retention with good lacing.

Smell - Piney with citrus notes. Maybe a hint of spice. Hard to discern.

Taste - Initially noted citrus flavors which quickly faded into a piney resin (I'm talking like chewing on a pine cone). On the backend, shifts back to more citrus/grapefruit with some bitterness and dare I say some astringency?

Mouthfeel - Surprisingly thick and creamy. Oily piney-ness lingers.

Overall - Intense, but fairly well balanced. It's a solid beer that's definitely worth trying. For me, not a sessionable beer, unless you're into drinking liquid pine trees. Yet, I still like it and will have it again. Next time, preferrably on tap.

Serving type: can

02-08-2014 14:23:06 | More by Goldndomer
Photo of BarrelAgedG


4.54/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12 oz can into brewery labeled snifter. Served from beer fridge at approx 50 degrees.

A: Hazy orange, almost amber with a bit of head that nearly reaches the top of the snifter

S: For me this smells like an ideal IPA(imperial or otherwise). Very citrusy and a bit of pine. I will note that this is relatively fresh, canned 2 weeks ago.

T: Very smooth and fruity. A little bit of bitter comes through at the end but that's what is supposed to happen. Not harsh in the slightest bit.

M: I would say this is a little heavier than medium and would also argue that it has a thicker mouthfeel than most IPAs that I have been lucky enough to try.

O: A very well done beer from Sixpoint brewing. Admittedly I am not a huge fan of some of their other beer but this one is deserving of being tried by the most discerning of hopheads. Slim can is easy to find space for in the fridge also

Serving type: can

02-02-2014 02:16:42 | More by BarrelAgedG
Photo of ChrisChagnon


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

Poured from the can into a tulip glass

A- a nice apricot hazy color with a nice big head and really great lacing

S- grapefruit and lemon zest with a nice resiny smell on the back end. Hence the name.

T- this is malty upfront but the bitterness comes out right after that and takes over with grapeftuit and lemon and really nicely finishes

M- thick mouthfeel and nice carbonation with a great finish

O- this was one of my first IPAs back when I got into craft. I loved it back then, but I feel like it lacks a lot now when I have it. Guess my taste buds have changed.

Serving type: can

01-31-2014 17:09:01 | More by ChrisChagnon
Photo of KYGunner


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

Poured the tallest of heads this had an airy honeycomb like foam with a marangue lightness. The color is kind of cloudy apricot with a strong malty look.

The scent is quite assertive with grapefruit and lemon mixed with malt, pine, resins and caramel.

The flavor is bitter with a tinny after taste. It starts with a malt overtone that quickly yields to a pithy grapefruit. Light lemon holds the middle but then the bitterness takes hold.

Almost 10 pct ABV and not a sign of it as the feel is bitter but very easy.

This is well worth the time and the money as it has the potential to put you on your butt but taste good doing it.

Serving type: can

01-10-2014 22:58:52 | More by KYGunner
Photo of Act25

New Jersey

4.59/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a slender 12oz can into a US tumbler pint glass. (I guess for the price, I prefer Sixpoint's 16 oz cans): Bengali Tiger, etc.

A: The beer is a lighter, less hazed amber color, than Bengali Tiger, with a thick off-white head that fades slowly and leaves plenty lace.

S: Aroma offers all that BT does: grassy hops, fruity citrus, pine resin, caramelized & cracker malts.

T: Starts out sweet w layers of citrus and caramel that are followed by a resinous piney hops bitterness. The malt character is balanced. The after-taste is very hoppy and very long. The bitterness is peppery and well drawn out. Love it.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is long and clean.

O: In a side-by-side, I think Resin wins on smell, taste, finish, kick, depth. For every day, I think BT wins for look, and drinkability.

Serving type: can

01-05-2014 02:47:38 | More by Act25
Photo of blindtiger24


4.48/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz can poured into a pint glass.

A: One finger head, cloudy copper orange, tiny little bubbles of carbonation. Splotchy patches spread on the glass as drinking.

S: Huge pine, sticky sweet caramel notes, esters, and grapefruit, a little tobacco as it warms up.

T: bitter grapefruit and spicy tobacco, and some sweetness imparted by orange and biscuits.

M: For all the bitterness, it's actually light to medium bodied beer. The sticky resin lingers on the mouth and is tolerable, not overly drying.

O: Solid from top to bottom. Delicious, aromatic, and relatively easy drinking. A go-to whenever I have a hop craving.

Serving type: can

12-31-2013 06:16:23 | More by blindtiger24
Photo of NODAK


3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The smell on this one is just what you'd expect with its name: resiny. Seems sharply hoppy from the nose.

There's a real puckering, resiny bitterness that hits up front. It's a seriously hoppy beer. But then it gets interesting, as a sugary sweet malt base shows after the initial hoppiness. But on the finish, there's an astringent bitterness that lasts after the swallow for a while.

Serious beer here. Hop lovers will love it. Others will not. The sugary sweet base at least provides some balance. Pretty nice.

Serving type: can

12-20-2013 01:46:20 | More by NODAK
Photo of zookerman182


3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance is a hazy orange with a one finger white head.
Aroma is super pine with more malt than I like but not overwhelming.
Taste is pine, and balanced malt, just bitter enough.
Mouthfeel is actually great, not super dry but coats the mouth with a lingering bitterness that make you want another sip.
This beer is tricky, not the particular aroma and flavor I love in a ipa but the bitterness and mouthfeel make this experience enjoyable.

Serving type: can

12-06-2013 02:27:05 | More by zookerman182
Photo of tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can from Winooski Beverage Warehouse. BB 23 Jan 2014. From notes.

A - Hazy golden pour. Good carbonation, two fingers of soapy white head. Boozy lace drapes and a half finger of retention.

S - Soapy, lemon, pinesol. Mild.

T - Lemon, grapefruit, citrus, boozy fruits, honeyed syrup fruits.

M - Dry and bitter, good carbonation, thinner body than expected but still around medium.

O/D - Not too shabby of a DIPA. Seems alot tamer in all respects than I expected. It was alright, but I wasn't too impressed. Probably wouldn't revisit.

Serving type: can

12-02-2013 01:53:48 | More by tbeckett
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Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 2,481 ratings.