Resin - Sixpoint Brewery
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3.95/5 rDev -2.9%
Decent though not exceptional dipa. Very drinkable, bit of colour and fruitiness. Middling mouthfeel. More hop characteristic would make a difference.Reddish colour, surprising so little head or lace Some grapefruit but not the edge, a tad like a soda, carbonation right there.
Had a can again a few weeks later, tasty drinkable good hops, not a palate eraser.
05-11-2012 23:58:49 | More by Sammy
3.95/5 rDev -2.9%
Thanks to dazedandconfused for sending me this one!
Best before 7/30/12.
Pours a murky dark orange with a 2 inch puffy orange-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy thin rings of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus zest and herbal hops with some subtle malt aromas. Taste is also of citrus zest and subtle herbal hops with some brown sugar and malt flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good DIPA but it's funny to see this one in a thin can.
03-23-2012 04:55:26 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.7/5 rDev -9.1%
Big thanks to drabmuh for grabbing this can for me. Served in a SAVOR wine glass.
Pours a fairly-clear copper color with a nice off-white head and quite a bit of spotty lacing on the way down and a thin collar throughout. The nose has some piney and resinous hops to go along with some bready malt in the background.
The flavor hits first with a good dose of bitterness, followed by pine and a bit of citrus rind. Resin is right, though at the same time there's too much back malt both in body and a bit in the flavor. Some spice that almost seems rye-like lingers in the background in addition to the bitterness. Slight bit of warming alcohol followed by a fairly-dry finish.
Pretty good beer overall, though a bit too malty and not enough hop flavor or aroma for me. Instead, it focuses on bitterness. I'm all for that, but it works much better when combined with other hop qualities.
02-28-2012 02:34:10 | More by Thorpe429
3.88/5 rDev -4.7%
A: The beer is hazy coppery amber in color and has a slight amount of carbonation. Lots of small particles are visible floating in suspension. It poured with a finger high beige head that has good retention properties and left thick lacing running down the sides of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of pine resin hops in the nose along with some hints of grapefruit.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has a light to moderate amount of accompanying hop bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a slight amount of stickiness.
O: This beer is rather drinkable for the style because the alcohol is relatively well masked from the taste and there isn’t an overpowering amount of bitterness. It’s a nice beer to try if you are looking for a change of pace from grapefruit hops.
03-29-2012 01:37:52 | More by metter98
4.25/5 rDev +4.4%
Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a three fingered head; nice retention and a smattering of lace is left behind
Smell: Very leafy with resinous pine, of course, as well as grapefruit and pineapple tones
Taste: Resinous and juicy, with the pine, pineapple and grapefruit tones jutting forward; there is an underlying "man candy" sweetness that buttresses the hops but stays in the background
Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation; a tongue walloper for sure
Overall: Very nicely balanced; though I generally prefer less sweetness in my IPAs and DIPAs, the balance of this beer makes it quite beguiling
Thanks, sj3324, for the opportunity
05-27-2014 22:09:05 | More by brentk56
3.63/5 rDev -10.8%
Can: Poured a deep hazy orangey color ale with large foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of pine and resin notes with sweet malt base. Taste is a nice mix between some pine and resin hoppy notes with some solid malt backbone with quite a lot of sweetness. Body is quite full with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Well done though I prefer My IIPA a bit more dry.
04-23-2012 20:34:39 | More by Phyl21ca
4.08/5 rDev +0.2%
The first look in Sixpoint begins with a glimpse at the promotional video for Resin, this sticky-bitter concoction that celebrates what's best about the hop cone. This video, found at http://sixpoint.com/beers/core/resin#!visionPlayer/1/ paints the picture of unlocking the magical power of hops through the flame in such waxing poetry and whimsy that seems to go beyond beer and begins to bring the cosmos into perfect alignment. I don't know if the beer will change my life, but the video just might.
Resin pours with a spirited carbonation that dances through a mostly clear strong golden elixer that might portray copperish amber when seen in the right light. A sticky, foamy head builds upon the beer and commences to settle with a liquified egg shell white cap that seemingly creeps onto the sides of the glass with decorative patterns of lace. Resin lives up to the name, at least in aesthetics.
Solidly aromatic with the abounding hoppy scent of the plump grapefruit, freshly grated tangerines, pineapple and appricot. Nearly perfumy with the zesty fruit notes, there's the supportive malt complexes that deliver background aroams of thin caramel, bready maltiness, and light crust.
Flavors build upon the aromatic foundation with the thin and savory malt, bread, and crusted sweetness that hits the front of the tongue. The "resiny" effect plays lightly at mid palate as the fruity hop flavors of ripe ruby red grapefruit pulp, bright orange zest, tropical pineapple, appricot, and mangos rise in taste first but then develop into a gripping and actual resiny bitterness in finish that begin to take on proportions of pine, freshly mulled grasses, and citrus pith. Although the beer has bite, it's a controlled bite that both grips the throat and does so in a very clean and inviting fashion.
Medium bodied to start, Resin's initial creamy carbonation highlights its malty effect and braces the palate for the hop onslaught to come. As the carbonation subsides at mid palte, the hop dryness and alcohol warmth slowly builds until the hops command the finish of malty-dryness and the resiny hop's sticky brine. Very clean in finish, yet with the long linger of extended bitterness- all give this beer a lasting enjoyment but refreshing deliverance.
Ok, so the beer doesn't exactly change my life, but it's a very rewarding session that allows the beer to grow slowly while allowing my palate to adjust with each sip. With a beer style where complexity might be limited, this strong IPA continues to develop as the beer takes it's procession from nose, to the front of the tongue, across the middle of the palate and deep into the throat in finish. Yet, it leaves me wanting more somehow; more brightness, more boldness, more bitterness? The beer's minor faults might just lie in its finesse and grace.
03-12-2012 18:02:57 | More by BEERchitect
4.05/5 rDev -0.5%
A: single finger head with nice lacing on a clear golden with crimson hue body.
S: excellent aroma with caramel, grapefruit citrus, resiny pine and black pepper.
T: well balanced with caramel malts, bitter floral and grassy notes from the hops. The fruit has a mild tartness. resin from pine late in the aftertaste.
M: smooth, medium body and moderate carbonation.
Overall: this one may have been towards the end of its prime but still nicely balanced. The alcohol is about as strong as the ABV predicts meaning neither well hidden or over the top. Not quite hoppy enough for me for a DIPA.
07-29-2012 01:14:38 | More by kylehay2004
4/5 rDev -1.7%
This one was poured out of what looked like an energy drink can. The beer was golden in color with a creamy looking white head on top. The smell of the beer was really nicely hopped with some floral citrusy aromas. The taste was smooth but highly hoppy in flavor. The mouthfeel was more like a session ale which was surprising to me since it's 9%. Overall this was a good brew in my opinion. Worth trying again I think.
02-06-2012 21:30:07 | More by Knapp85
3.65/5 rDev -10.3%
Poured from the can into a nonic a clear copper color with a rather thin head that was gone quickly with only a trace of lace left behind.Sticky resinious hops like the name suggests dominates the nose along with some sweet alcohol and a hint of brown sugar.There is a definint hit of hops on the palate but they dont hit hard they seem to roll across the palate wich isn't bad but it's not full on like expected,mild caramel and more assertive alcohol sweetness creeps.The sweetness isn't to big like to many of the style but the hops could pack a little more puch,I love Sixpoint but this I only kinda liked.
04-09-2012 22:04:21 | More by oberon
4/5 rDev -1.7%
Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.
Gotta love the Red Bull-style cans employed here. This stuff pours a clear golden-straw topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises grapefruit rind, pine resin (how appropriate), thickly earthy and spicy greens, mild toffee, and sweet flowers. The taste brings in more of the same, with the emphasis on the earth, spice, and pine, and with some light balsa joining the party as well. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, a refreshingly earthy hop-bomb, one that definitely uses plenty of hops but does so without burning the tongue and without completely ignoring the concept of balance.
10-25-2012 16:35:08 | More by TMoney2591
4/5 rDev -1.7%
Best before 23NOV2012 printed on bottom of the can.
Poured into a mug, it has a hazy orange color and a persistent head of white foam. Concentric rings of lace form over time, and the skim never breaks.
Soft fruity orange peel aroma, citrus forward with some floral traces as well. Some herbal eucalyptus.
Sweet and juicy, bitter orange peel and grapefruit rind, light yet substantial pale malts in the background. Some light sweetness, the bitter citrus peel keeps it balanced, dry bitter aftertaste. Definitely lives up to its name, fully resiny and slick. Hopefully the next batch to Chicago is fresher...
05-01-2012 01:19:41 | More by emerge077
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