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Resin - Sixpoint Brewery


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2,493 Ratings

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Ratings: 2493
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:
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(Beer added by: Jason on 01-10-2012)
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Photo of steelerguy

New York

3.58/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Golden amber, hazy, moderate carbonation, just off white head that fades to covering and leaves some sticky lace on the glass.

S - Citrus hops and sweet malt, nice but muted.

T - Lots of citrus and tropical fruit hop flavor, nice malt backbone but it leans a bit too much to caramel malts like all Sixpoint beers tend to do. Works better in this beer than their others I have had.

M - This is a pretty syrupy beer, lots of body here. Even with a decent amount of carbonation and alcohol it leaves a coating with a definite bit of warmth.

O - This is one of Sixpoint's better beers that I have had. All with potential and all with too much caramel malt. The higher alcohol and hop bitterness help balance it out in this beer.

Serving type: growler

05-21-2012 21:11:25 | More by steelerguy
Photo of akorsak


3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've been meaning to try this for a month or so now; a growler filled at Al's.

A: The ale (I'll refrain from IPA/DIPA/Red Ale discussions for now), is a darker amber color, still transparent but aggressively dark. Orange highlights provide a visual richness. Plenty of head, lacing in successive layers.

S: The hops are apparent, citrusy pine with fresh cracked pepper. This one is matched by plenty of caramel malts - another near barleywine. The confluence of scents is strong though, pine a finishing touch after the ale is nice and room temperature-like.

T: Plenty of flavor, I'm just not sure where to place this one. The hops are strong, oily with pine and citrus. Black peppercorns add kernels of heat. The malts are caramel, lightly roasted with a fullness that deftly cuts through the hops. The whole package is big and I'm still not quite sure how to interpret it; stylistically it is not a DIPA but I'm digging it. The thick hops linger on my palate, a lasting reminder of the ale.

M: Plenty of hops and plenty of malts, but it doesn't get into barleywine territory (I retract my earlier remarks to the contrary). It's unusual but I think that that is the point.

Serving type: growler

04-15-2012 01:20:40 | More by akorsak
Photo of Nugganooch


3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Growler enjoyed this past weekend
Big thanks to mdfb79 for the fill - Cheers Dan!

A: Pours a deep dark amber color that is mostly clear. Minimal bubbles yet forms an awesomely dense stack of khaki cream. Superb retention that leaves sheets of frosty lace down the glass.

S: Smell is quite danky with an orange-mango pine opening interlaced with some caramel sweet malts. Hints of grapefruit flesh. With a sharp fusel alcohol note that perks as the fruit and sugar aromas dispel.

T: The taste is real juicy but exhibits more of an herbal and spice character than the nose. Definite earthy hemp and pine with some Rye in the mix perhaps. Some candied grapefruit and orange peel. Hops are not as resinous as perhaps the name eludes. Malt imparts a bit of toasted grainy cracker but all in all flavors are melded together quite nicely. Good layering. Like a carmelized raisin spice cake (some Special B perhaps?). ABV's make a show. Not super bitter and juicy sweet for sure. Digging it.

M: Mouthfeel was somewaht soft on the palate overall but sort of the low point for me. Malts lend to a much thicker body here and with the lower carbonation factor the hops just dont percolate the palate like they should. Result is a much wetter finish and lack of hoppy resonation.

D: A fairly nice DIPA that manages some decent balance what with alot going on flavor wise. Herbals, Pine, Citrus, Caramel, Spice, and Alcohol all in the mix. Could prob pass more as an Imperial Red actually.
Found it rather smooth drinking. Would have again.

Serving type: growler

04-02-2012 17:30:26 | More by Nugganooch
Photo of zimm421


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

Poured from an hour-old growler into a tulip glass. Appears a nice amber color with great off-white head. Great lacing is left on the glass.

Nose is full of pine, but is somewhat subdued. Smelled much stronger when opening the growler. There is some underlying sweetness, but it can be difficult to pick out. Taste is again, full of pine, with lots of caramel goodness. Finishes with a good bitterness.

Mouthfeel is sharp with lots of carbonation, and it has a very sticky feeling left behind. With the high ABV and sticky finish, this isn't overly drinkable, but is pretty tasty. Overall, a very good brew, but it doesn't blow me away.

Serving type: growler

03-25-2012 00:14:17 | More by zimm421
Photo of bound4er


4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a can stamped "drink by 7/13/14".

A. Light golden amber appearance with a white, frothy head of two fingers that ever so slowly recedes into a full covering skim. Lacing is perfect.

S. Dank, slightly soapy, whey-like malt - not much in terms of hop aromas other than a hint of pine.

T. Starts off malty with that whey-like flavor carrying over from the nose. Moves quickly to resiny pine. Finishes with building, lingering hop bitterness. Alcohol is hidden quite well.

M. Nice creaminess that doesn't get in the way of drinkability.

O. This is another great beer from Sixpoint that's not far off from Hi-Res in my book. Has a little less sweetness and more hop bite than Hi-Res making for a more classic tasting and easier drinking DIPA.

Serving type: can

04-19-2014 20:57:38 | More by bound4er
Photo of vitALEity


4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Best by 7/13/14.

A - Light golden ale with a huge thick head that stays there for several minutes. Lots of lacing.

S - Caramel malt and light pine from the fresh hops they dry hop with

T - Sweet, light caramel, grain, a light fresh pine taste as well. Doesnt taste super hoppy or complex but its smooth and easy to drink for 9.1%. Really dont taste much alcohol at all.

M - Medium-Full body. Really nice and smooth. Milk carbonation

O - A really smooth, fresh hop, easy to drink, light Double IPA.

Serving type: can

04-19-2014 02:11:55 | More by vitALEity
Photo of DrinkMoreBigBeers


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

Date on can says best before April 27 2014. Not so fresh, but a beer given to me from someone I know who was on a trip traveling in a state that carries Sixpoint beers (Score!)

A - Hazy bright golden when held to the light with lively carbonation and decent two finger white head. Leaves nice lovely lacing.

S - Dank Pine, caramel malt, tobacco, sweetness.

T - Sweet and bready, followed by a light piney bitterness that lingers.

M - Medium body and with a nice smooth body to it. Nice amount of carbonation that seems to keep the flavors moving across you palate correctly.

O - A really enjoyable double IPA that really is easy to drink for being over 9%. Wonder what it would taste like fresh, however the beer is really enjoyable. It goes down almost to easy, with no sign of alcohol. Another must try for IPA lovers, and I promise you will not be disappointed, cheers!

Serving type: can

04-18-2014 23:04:46 | More by DrinkMoreBigBeers
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 joeseppy


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
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 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 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 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 GinjaSlice


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
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 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 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
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Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 2,493 ratings.