Resin - Sixpoint Brewery

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3,885 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,885
Reviews: 724
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 233
Gots: 734 | FT: 10
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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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Ratings: 3,885 | Reviews: 724
Photo of qchic
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sweet orange pineapple+smooth 9.1%+modestly medium body=tasty drinkable.

Photo of SaltofOH
4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed 5-29-15. Water goblet. BB 27 SEP 2015.

Appearance: Pours a classic pale gold IPA color, with 2 fingers frothy off-white head. Little to no visible carbonation. Pretty nice lacing.

Aroma: Resiny, slightly citrusy pineyness. Not fruity, very west coast in that respect. Sweet, but not sugary or malty. Dank!

Taste: Extreme bitterness, but not off-putting in the least. Piney, clean arrival. This is 9.1%? Not sweet in the least. Lingering bitterness, but not unpleasant at all.

Overall: I like. I definitely would buy again when I feel like a big, uber-hoppy DIPA.

Photo of nheigelmann
4.37/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is one of my favorite beers that i can find just about anywhere. Crisp, clean, great one. Everytime i go to grab some brews i get a sixer of this in case some of the chances i take on other beers turn out to be shitty. Also enjoy hi res, bengali, crisp, beast mode porter. Great brewery doing it right. Love the slim cans too for some reason

Photo of Tilly
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful clear amber with a thick tan head. Beautiful lace left on the glass.
Huge citrus, mostly grapefruit aroma
Phenomenal tastes of grapefruit, orange, pine, honey, malt. Nice sweetness. Delicious.
Mouth feel is crisp, dry with plenty of bitterness. The 9% is cleverly masked.
This is one of the better DIPA I've had for quite some time.

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce can into tulip glass, best before 12/22/2015. Pours fairly crystal clear deep orange/amber color with a 2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, honey, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, honey, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon/orange peel, pine, caramel, honey, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice robustness, complexity, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; with a great bitter/sweet balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, resinous/sticky, and lightly creamy mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an excellent DIPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; and very smooth to drink for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of jpro
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz can into a DFH shaped pint glass... Pours a nice amber with a two-finger head of light cream head - love the amber-hued IPAs and DIPAs... Smell is resinous, with some noticeable malt and a trace of alcohol. Taste is pretty much would I expect from a drinkable DIPA... pine resin and citrus, but backed by a nice malt sweetness... Obviously hop heavy, but retaining a pretty good attempt at balance. Mouthfeel is exactly what I expect from a 9.1% Imperial IPA - perhaps a tad thin, but that helps with drinkability... Not crazy sticky on the palate, which is good. This beer kind of reminds me of DFH 90 Min + some extra resin / pine... which is awesome. Plus at $10.99 a six pack, you can’t go wrong!

Photo of Dustin_Sallitt
3.91/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Not bad, just had higher hopes.

Photo of DoctorD
3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Great smell, very hoppy. But the taste was overbearingly bitter and it had too much body for me - the resin aftertaste completely coated and stuck in my mouth and wouldn't go away.

Photo of BranfordBound
3.77/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can. Consumed on 6/18/15 and the Best Before date is 12/22/15. This has a ways to go and is very fresh. Beautiful looking beer - pure, clear amber with a deep white head. Smells of sweet caramel malts and a good dose of hops which seem quite West Coast. The taste is disappointing though. There is simply way too much malt going on. The hops barely make a presence at the end with some resinous characteristics and there is even a slight alcohol burn, too. Not good. Had two on different days to confirm this was very "meh". Would not buy again, especially at the $14 per 6 price point.

Photo of harrisonpainter
1.31/5  rDev -68%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

This is one of the worst beers I have ever tasted. Boozy too.

Photo of Davidstan
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very nice solid IPA. Citrusy with a slight dank smell but not in the taste. Taste is crisp and wonderfully sweet. Hops come thru very well however at the finish. Somewhat boozy but in a good way. Will buy again!

Photo of dacrza1
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

DATE TASTED: June 12, 2015... GLASSWARE: Maudite snifter... OCCASION: the last day of school as a full-time teacher...next stop, supervision! APPEARANCE: pours a clear, auburn body with promising carbonation; head forms like thick webbing that leaves lacing like tongues of fire; lacing creates continents... AROMA: I would read this in my best Butthead voice: "Uh, yeah...it’s like, resin and stuff..." A spruce tunnel burrows into the nose, with an evergreen cone that evokes Christmastime; melon arrives late, but citrus suggestions give the beer a rounded finish... PALATE: HEAVY, coating, warming body that clings at the teeth and blankets the throat; the finish is syrupy but not medicinal... TASTE: the hop cone phenomena has exploded in this, with fruity and spirited flavors--cherry, whiskey, and citrus fruits--building a stronger profile than first experienced.... OVERALL: a powerhouse of a canned beer that holds its 9.1 ABV close to its vest; singular in its resinous effect, but powerful, thick and affecting in its sipping...

Photo of C70civic
3.54/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Solid iPa, very hoppy with a bite at end, liked the smell. Would have another.

Photo of reddan
4.78/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

so bright and hoppy. tastes well lower than the 10% alcohol it contains

Photo of gcasher
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Smells fragrant right out of the can, sweet and citrusy
Appears deep golden with a fluffy white head.
Nice cloying oily feel.
Definitely get the hops up front with a nice herbal aftertaste. Nice kick in the end. So good, I had 2.

Photo of FrancisSmooth
4.84/5  rDev +18%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Grabbed from Boxelder in Wynwood, Miami. Freshness - exp 12/15

Incredibly smooth for the ABV. Great color, almost sessionable all things considered, yet you should probably savor its beauty. Good stuff, Ill take another please.

Photo of Shroombe
4.95/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Love this brew, amazing IPA.

Photo of Wilty23
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Discovered by accident at a beer festival and it turned me on to canned craft beers. This is stuff is awesome, super hoppy and packs a whalop. Don't pass it up!

Photo of KMVW
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Incredibly hoppy IIPA with an almost wine like smell.
The flavor is bold and hoppy and finishes out very smooth given the ABV.
Not worth the hype in my personal opinion but I must say I absolutely love the can size. Look forward to another trade with an east coaster!

Photo of TheSixthRing
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Freshness date of October 2015

Appearance - Pours crystal clear and purely golden in color with an off-white, 2 finger width head. Good retention,

Smell - Clean grapefruit and pine with a light orange sweetness.

Taste - More juicy in the flavor, with orange and grapefruit notes being prominently on display before a big piney undertone makes its presence known. Clean, juicy finish and a grapefruit pith bitterness in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - On the fuller side of medium with low to moderate carbonation. Smooth, slightly silky texture with a semi-dry finish.

Overall - Goes hand in hand with its sister beer Bengali. Both have similar flavor profiles, and both are damn good. Being the DIPA, this one was expected to have a heavier body and more aggressive bite, and indeed it does. Bengali might be the better summer choice, whereas Resin better for the cold months; neither are a bad choice regardless of the time or place.

Photo of ghirsh
3.01/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Way too sweet for my liking. The malt and hop profile is nice, but it's completely overpowered by sweetness.

Photo of beerman900
2.79/5  rDev -32%
look: 1.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 5

very good beer i do like taste!

Photo of Vinnygny
5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Outstanding double IPA. Sixpoint is making some awesome beers.

Photo of gonzo000
3.81/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Provided what it promised, a sweet taste on the tounge and a bitter taste in the cheeks. Very good beer.

Photo of VinceWP
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
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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Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
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