Resin - Sixpoint Brewery

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Reviews: 687
Hads: 3,938
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 235
Gots: 775 | 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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Photo of Sammy
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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. (360 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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. (645 characters)

Photo of kylehay2004
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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. (594 characters)

Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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. (876 characters)

Photo of Thorpe429
3.71/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (891 characters)

Photo of brentk56
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 (669 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a great beer, appropriately named. the can looks like an energy drink, and the beer feels supercharged like one as well. pouring a cloudy orangey sticky color with a thick and creamy white head. the nose and taste are identical in this beer. its hops all the way, almost like oil extracts or something, the hops are very intense. some pine, but mostly just bitter from a flavor standpoint. its also quite yeasty, which I think fleshes out the hops in a good way, makes the beer more dynamic. there is a lot of dankness to this, resinous as hell, perfectly named. at first I was down on the can, but now I know it makes this unique beer stand out even more, and its also about the correct dose, much more of this and I would be shitfaced. scarily easy drinking though with a really refreshing creamy feel and plenty of little bubbles making it move. all the sixpoint beers ive had so far have been phenomenal, and this is the best of the bunch for me to date. deserves to be mentioned with some of the big boys of this genre, every bit as good as them all. get some if you can. (1,076 characters)

Photo of BEERchitect
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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. (2,814 characters)

Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (419 characters)

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.65/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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. (396 characters)

Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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... (613 characters)

Photo of oberon
3.67/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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. (610 characters)

Photo of nickfl
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with one and a half fingers of white foam on top of a perfectly clear, copper colored body. The. Head settles at a modate pace and leaves nice, sticky lace.

S - Pungent, pine hops with some oniony spicy notes and toffee in the background.

T - Sicy hops and sweet, bready malt up front. Sweaty hops with more sweet malt in the middle and a finish of orange, grapefruit and toffee malts with moderate bitterness.

M - Medium body, moderately high carbonation, and a somewhat sweet finish.

D - Very nice, kind of an i betweener style wise as some of the more bold bakeries might call this a regular IPA. But whatever it is, it's very good with a pungent hop aroma and a flavor that is nearly as well done. (715 characters)

Photo of TMoney2591
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (695 characters)

Photo of oline73
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a mostly clear amber color with just under a finger of creamy off white head. As the head fades it leaves some lacing.

Smell: I'm getting some citrus peel hops along with some tropical fruit notes. I'm getting some malt sweetness behind the hops.

Taste: Less sweet and juicy than the smell. Unfortunately, the juicy tropical notes don't show up in the taste. There is a ton of grapefruit peel hop bitterness. I'm getting some malt in the background, but it's not too sweet. The finish is bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with lots of fluffy carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I thought this was a very good double IPA. It smelled fantastic and the taste fell just short, but I still enjoyed it. (774 characters)

Photo of Kegatron
2.76/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz can into a tulip glass.

Pours a crystal clear coppery ruby, with 2 ½ fingers of foamy off-white head. This settles down into a frothy ½ finger that just drenches the sides of the glass with creamy spotty lacing. The aroma smells of pine, with leafy tones, spice, and dank tropical fruit. Light caramel and bread sit with some heft along the back. This seems to need a bit more airiness to it from the hops to help float those flavors around a bit more in the nostrils. As this stands now, things just sit heavy in the nose with piney and sticky warmth.

The taste shows the sweetness up front, with notes of caramel, ripe fruit, and toasted bread, which is all wrapped up in a herbal feel that spreads out across the palate. More assertive hop flavors include a little grapefruit and pine up front but this ends with a fierce finish of resins, spice, and a raw bitterness that sticks hard. The mouthfeel is medium to fuller bodied, with some crispness on the edges and then more of a slick chewiness that spreads out across the back. I’m unfortunately getting a bit too much alcohol out of this as well and while it’s not stinging, it does accentuate all of that aggressive hop character to an uncomfortable degree at times.

I didn’t really care for this. It’s balanced enough up front but get’s way too pushy with the hops in the backend of the profile, which ultimately leaves this warm, sticky, and bitter with an overall feel that just sits a little too heavy in the nose and mouth. This is yet another disappointing canned offering from Sixpoint. (1,574 characters)

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light amber color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains grassy hops, fruity citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with sweet flavors of citrus and caramel that are followed by a strong piney hops bitterness. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

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

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a solid 2IPA to drink for a long time. (704 characters)

Photo of jlindros
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Interesting tall boy slim can.

Pours a fizzy almost 1 finger off white head that fades semi slowly with bits of lacing, a hazy auburn mahogany colored beer.

Nose brings lots of resinous hops, as it promises, musty fresh light resin, light candied orange peel, citrus, hint of tangerine, a sweet caramel malt base, and hint of booze.

Taste starts with more resinous hops, a bit musty, hint of pine and orange peel, very light citrus and tangerine, fairly bitter. Then malts wash in, light caramel reddish toasty malts, with a light booze, and candy flavors. It has that candied orange peel with the resinous hops. It might be borderline astringent if the big sweet malts to back it up weren't there. Finish is drier but still a bit sweet, quite bitter, lingering resinous hops, slight almost astringent, and a bit of citrus lingering.

Mouth is med to a bit fuller bodied, decent carb some warming booze.

Overall it delivers what it promises, but not quite drinkable as it's so bitter, resinous, sweet, and a bit boozy. Nice flavors though, and typical well done IPA from Sixpoint. (1,084 characters)

Photo of Slatetank
3.72/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Shady McGrady's -served chilled in a pint.

The color is deep amber with hazed clarity and thick long lasting cream cap. The smell is both floral and sweet with some interesting earthy and slight pine aromas with a nice herbaceous quality. The feel is viscous and moderately sweet with slight bitter tinge and mild fruity element with semi-sweet finish and moderate carbonation level. Very low impact of alcohol on the palate.

The taste is good with some nice malt flavor but does have a lot of body to go along with that. I enjoy the hop flavors and some slight sweetness combines with the mild pine for an interesting taste of herbal and slight fruity note which is lightly astringent too. The alcohol is there but I was really shocked when I read the abv here because it doesn't have much of that in the taste really at all. I enjoyed this but it is not your normal double, very balanced with malt and comes off more like a strong ale since it is not as hop forward, but I did enjoy it for what it is so Kudos to Sixpoint for that. (1,060 characters)

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Lookie what Sixpoint is up to, now that I have departed Brooklyn. Love the cans, of course.

My evening's beer-ings have been so dismal I was really wanting to end things on a higher note; so I went to this.

Resin is an appropriate name for this. Definitely has that syrupy piney thing going on. Kind of one dimensional, but it's nice. Good body and character. I can deal with this well over all the other mediocre crap of the night. (436 characters)

Photo of Jason
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz can with a freshness date on the bottom.

LOOK: Ruddy amber, clear with a killer looking head

SMELL: Soft pine, minty, lemon pith, fresh cut grass, toasted bread, papaya, faint caramel, estery, citric zest

TASTE: Dank hops, resin, pine sap, spearmint, mild tobacco, pungent, bitter, smooth, full-ish body, caramel, toasted grain, warming alcohol, juicy fruit, bitter-sweet finish

This beer puts its arm around my palate, being a pal and all then slams it a few times just to keep it in check, sip after sip this happens and I keep on going back for more. The sweetness underneath lures me in and a bushel of hops smacking me in the face is my reward. (658 characters)

Photo of russpowell
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

BBD of 10 Aug 2013

Pours a slightly chill-hazed honey color with 2+ fingers of pearl colored head. Nice lacing & head retention

S: Breadyness & a hint of pine, plus grapefruit as this warms

T: Big-time pine, grapefruit, hints of pear & toffee up front. Orange peel& grapefruit as this warms, then more pineyness, then a bit of pear, woody hops, caramel & dryness. Finishes with with pink grapefruit, dryness, woody hops, & pineyness

MF: Medium bodied, fairly sticky, great balance & smooth carbonation

A good DIPA that lives up to its name, I thought these cans were pints for some reason, still a decent value & pretty drinkable (634 characters)

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.53/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Okay what gives are we jacking Red Bull cans? Is it too much of a liability to serve four packs of 9.1% alcohol by volume pounders to adults who drive planes, trains, and automobiles. Probably so, that's understandable.

Resin, man potheads are going to love this beer, they think you've just written them a love letter when you name a beer Resin. I get it because I'm a hophead, but the cannabis culture will embrace this green can, then they'll turn it into a smoking piece. Reduce, reuse, recycle.

Appears a turbid dark crimson, almost looks like a barleywine or an East Coast DIPA sometimes those two are interchangeable. Lacing is fine head is light khaki, overall I'm ready to try it.
Think green vegetables a hint of chlorophyll, onion, and a fat kid who drank too much orange juice and keeps farting your pool, it's a little bit chemical it's a litte bit dank. I would hypothesize that there's a little bit of spicy rye in the malt bill.

Flavor is a bit medicinal, a bit citric with crushed aspirin, harsh waves of alcohol...some sweet caramelized malts peaking through the storm of bitterness...103 IBUs. The malts also have a bitter dark chocolate note if that makes any sense in this cluster fuck of a DIPA. There's a nice onion finish to it that keeps me burping up the fresh cut vegetable aka green dry hopping in every can.

Mouthfeel a harsh dry bitterness, comes across the palate with a cluster of malt sweetness cloyingly sweet, and alcohol levels that are just uncomfortable in any case. Cabonation mellow body is big and of course...RESINOUS.

Overall a beer that I don't care to have on a regular basis if ever again, who should I give my last can away to? I only bought two 12 ounces I will stick with my pounders of Bengali Tiger and Righteous Ale instead. (1,783 characters)

Photo of MasterSki
3.49/5  rDev -13.4%
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. (1,237 characters)

Photo of smcolw
3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
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. (299 characters)

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Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 687 ratings.