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Resin | Sixpoint Brewery

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Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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  "

Added by Jason on 01-10-2012

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Photo of Jeffwise
4.71/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

If only this was hi-res. Anyways... Holy hops! Followed by damn that's bitter... Throw in some mmmm citrus punch in the smell and after after taste. How could this get better?! Well like I said... Hi-res and all that.

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Photo of edward_boumil
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Copper brown color, poured a pretty big head at first though it doesn't hang around. Lots of carbonation visible
S: Smell floral, piney, and resinous. Malts provide a toasty note in the background. No notes of alcohol despite ABV
T: Pretty good, toasty with a bitter finish. Not at all overly bitter, actually very well balanced and refreshing. Once again no note of alcohol, which is impressive despite high ABV
F: Very silky and rich, medium-high carbonation, yet light and effervescent
O: Solid beer, nothing that will blow your mind, but great in that it is restrained and balanced. Actually drinks much like a session, which is dangerous for a 9% beer

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Photo of tinkfist
4.49/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchase at Wegman's in Ocean, NJ

Look: Very clear, copper color. 1/2" head in a Belgian tulip glass, aggressive pour at frig temperature. Laced rim on the surface stays around for awhile.
Smell: Initial smell is pine and mango/papaya. After the head dies down, the alcohol begins to dominate. Some dank notes in there too.
Taste: Heavy hop flavor comes through initially then goes away.
Feel: Coats the tongue nicely, not overly carbonated.

Overall: Such a great taste, and since the initial flavor burst goes away so quick, you keep wanting to go back for more as if it was a bag of [insert favorite snack here].

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Photo of sulldaddy
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pouring a cellar temp 12 oz can into a snifter. This beer pours a clear copper color with a fluffy slightly orangish head of 4 cm foaming up on a fairly aggressive pour. A few lazy bubbles rise to the surface throughout the sampling.
The head recedes slowly leaving some deep pock-marking craters and slightly clingly lattice as it drops down the glass.
Aroma is as expected, hop-laden with lots of pine and herbal notes and grass with some mild floral notes mixed in as well. I do get just a little bit of grainy malt buried in the nose. Pretty strong hop nose and hides the alcohol pretty well.
First sip reveals an average body with fairly sticky texture and very fine aggressively tingling carbonation.
Flavor is the faintest bit of grain and then rolls to hop fiesta with pine and grass dominant but a bit of grapefruit rindy note comes through, not the fruit flavor just the white stringy pith rind part. Not really citrusy IMO. The finish is fairly astringent and dry on my palate with bitterness that sits in my mouth long after each sip. I dont get any heat or booze quality, which at 9.1 is pretty impressive.
This is a well crafted IIPA that i find very easy to drink, perhaps dangerously so. Worth a pick up when you see a package!

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Photo of AmeriCanadian
4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Clear, bright, orange-tinged golden body, with serious carbonation running up the glass and a monstrous, soapy, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a wonderful, sticky film. Smell is dank, extremely piney, with notes of grass, tobacco, fresh biscuit, and citrus rind. Very floral. On the tongue the bitterness hits first, very grassy and herbal, piney and pithy. But there's sweet, bready malt balance to be sure, with slight notes of brown sugar and candied apple. Very harmonious, but the sweet notes aren't nearly strong enough to battle through the bitterness, which is consistent through each sip. Alcohol is noticeable, but not hot, resulting in a pleasant booziness. Feel is medium (for a IIPA) and well-carbonated, sticky and syrupy, but somehow also quite crisp. Aftertaste is sharp, long-lasting, resiny bitterness, which left on its own I don't necessarily love, but it makes me want to take another sip, which I do. Very good beer.

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Photo of PhilsPils
3.86/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Been wanting to try this for some time so here goes. (Thank you D&Q Beer Station, Houston). Crack! And before I even start to pour, I smell some pine. Pours a pretty, almost clear sunset golden orange. Respectable head and more pine showing up on the nose. First taste...smooth, well-balanced, where did the pine go? Pine is still the dominate hops taste but much more subdued than I expected. Right away I can tell it hides its 100+ IBUs better that its 9+ ABV...definitely a little boozy to me. Bitterness seems right on to me and the mouthfeel is good. Just missing some of the aromatics that I expected. How can I feel slightly disappointed by a beer I like so much? I must be getting jaded... Good solid Imperial IPA and one I would definitely have again if the playing field wasn't so crowded with stars these days.
EDIT/ADD After revisiting this beer, I find I like it less than when I first reviewed it. Way too malty sweet and alcoholic to be a good IPA, double or otherwise. When I think of the hops punch Jai Alai gets out of an obviously lower OG...or Two Hearted...or... Again, certainly not a bad DIPA, just out-manned by it's competition.

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Photo of pants678
3.61/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear orange with white head.

Pine, floral, fruity. It's an IPA.

Simcoe is prominent. Citra sticks out on the finish. Reminds me I have such a small range with IPAs. I'd rather a much softer bittering charge as the point is too much for me. I might have guessed this was a red.

Aggressive carbonation.

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Photo of DaltonCastle
4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look- Nice golden color with a 2 finger of an off white head

Smell- A lot of Citrus and Dankness

Taste- More dankness than citrus with sweet malt in the finish

Feel- Nice body and carbonation

Overall- A very interesting DIPA. An excellent East Coast take on the West Coast IPA. Will purchase this again for sure.

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Photo of Skrumpy
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured 12 oz can into standard pint glass. Nice creamy head that receded into a film atop the beer. Decent amount of lacing. Clear in appearance and amber/orange in color. The aroma is great - grapefruit citrus and malt sweetness combined. The flavor is malt forward, a resinous pine hops bite at the end. The mouthfeel is full and rich - there is a slight heat as well like from grain alcohol. Very well balanced and smooth - excellent DIPA.

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Photo of ZekeMillz
4.32/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Resin is an excellent name for this beer. Definitely a dank, resinous taste and feel, but seemed to drink lighter than other DIPAs. Smelled a little citrusy. The high abv came through at the end. I could see this one being trouble if one was not careful.

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Photo of mickyge
4.26/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It had a nice creamy head cloudy orange appearance. Laced nicely, dry bitter bite and a piney grapefruit like taste. Hides the high Abv really well and drinks very easy. I didn't get the alcohol blast that I got from its cousin Hi- Res. First time with it and I would have it again

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Photo of BrokenEdge
4.46/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great brew. Pours an orangish amber body with a foamy white head, leaves tons of sticky lacing. Smells strongly of pine and some citrusy orange and lemon scents. Taste is bitter pine and grass with a rich, sweet malt backbone, lots of caramel and cracker type flavors to ground the bitterness. The citrus flavors develop slightly mid palate, but this is really a DIPA that celebrates the resinous flavors more than citrus. It's pine all the way through, and with a huge, lingering finish. This might be the longest lingering finish of any beer I've tried yet. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and super sticky. This beer develops amazingly from the start to the finish and is super complex, this might be my favorite Sixpoint beer yet.

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Photo of stwok21
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: orange

Smell: hoppy

Taste: resiny. Lots of grass/pine bitterness. Lots of malt to balance the hops. Spicey and slightly boozy finish

Feel: chewy. Thick. High carbonation.

Overall: like a less malty hoptimum. Very similar.

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Photo of DabblinWiscCraft
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a six-pack of 12 oz cans at the Trig's Cellar 70 in Rhinelander. This is the first time that I've seen Sixpoint available here, so I'm pretty pleased about that. The best by label states this one is good for another five months. Poured right from the fridge into my Lakefront pint glass.

L: Pours a crystal-clear honey amber with about a half-inch of eggshell head that sticks around for a bit and leaves somewhat erratic lacing on the glass. Moderate visible carbonation in the glass.

S: Tropical fruit notes of mango, pineapple, and guava play atop more earthy and resinous notes of pine and grapefruit rind. There's some nice dank/funky notes coming through, as well. This one has a very pleasing bouquet--more fruity and fresh than I expected it to be.

T: Clean and crisp cracker malt at the outset, with some nice grapefruit and more subtle tropical fruit hop flavors following. As the flavor progresses, there's more of a clear pine hop flavor that emerges, quite resinous, as the name implies. The middle also sees the emergence of some nice dank/herbal, floral, and grassy hop notes. A bit of sweet caramel malt takes on greater intensity as the flavor moves toward the back. There's just the slightest suggestion of clear alcohol toward the back, as well. This is masked remarkably well. The close is great resinous pine and citrus rind hop flavor. It definitely brings the bitter without totally destroying the palate. This is a very tasty DIPA.

F: This one falls on the lighter side of medium-bodied. It has just a bit of a watery quality to it; though, it does have a very nice level of carbonation. The middle and back have a bit of stick to them, but I wouldn't describe this as anywhere near syrupy. I am very impressed at how easy-drinking this one is for a beer with over 9% ABV.

O: After being a bit underwhelmed by Hi-Res, I was very pleased with the quality of Resin. This is a DIPA with some very nice and complementary flavors. I was actually happy that it wasn't an outright pine bomb: I appreciate the nice dank and fruity hop flavors that this one brings. Ultimately, the most impressive part of this beer is how well it conceals its high alcohol content. I will definitely be returning to Resin again.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours - Cloudy orange yellow color, thick white head very foamy lasts for quite awhile. Great lacing.

Smell - floral and citrus, I also get some orange and lemon smells as well. Very juicy and sweet smell.

Taste - Nice orange peel and grapefruit flavors, little bit of bite from the hops. It is a very balanced and citrus flavored very tasty.

Feel - Medium body very well carbonated sort of dry feel.

Overall - I really enjoyed this beer excellent balance and flavor.

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Photo of MarkQ617
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had this poured into a pint glass. Color was nice, translucent lighter copper color. Aroma didnt really stand up to the flavor and the mouthfeel. Sticky is the word, tons of pine flavor. Mouthfeel was full but smooth. Not bad!

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Photo of THSdrummer
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear rusty orange with a thick, foamy off-white head. Good lacing left behind. Clean resin, pine, and dank hop notes and a touch of lemon zest form a pleasant, balanced aroma. Taste follows suit with very clean resin, pine, and dank hop notes. Very clean start and finish. Mouth feel is smooth and easy to drink. Not as filling as other DIPAs, which I think is good to an extent. Makes it a tad easier to drink. Overall, a great rendition of a DIPA. Very easy to drink and palatable.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of Wer34truh
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light amber color with a smallish head. Moderate-to-little visible carbonation. Head dissipates quickly, but leaves quite a bit of lacing.

Smells of pine and exotic citrusy fruit.

This is a quite subtle beer, which is also why I consider it brilliant. It's not overly bitter, nor is it overly citrusy - but it hits a great balance. Although definitely not in the way in which a lot of West Coast IPA's are considered balanced. The taste is characterized by pine, fresh fruits, and some subtle malts. Mouthfeel is juicy, with moderate carbonation

Purchased a 12oz can for 3.

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Photo of Mateo2699
2.89/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

L: beautiful clear Amber color, nice head and good lacing
S: Initial pine, then wait, pickle? Never smelt an IPA with pickle. After I smelt pickles, I couldn't think of nothing else. The pickle stuck around.
T: more pine, and suddenly that pickle pops up again. Slight orange and even apples. Very interesting
F: medium bodied and a little creamy

Okay IPA, just couldn't get past the dominate pickle smell which then takes over your palate.

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Photo of JackRWatkins
3.46/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From the can into a dimple mug, special thanks to sixpoint for generously sending me this beer, you guys are awesome!

A:Golden amber hue creamy 1 finger head generally clear

S:Good piney dare I say "resinous" bite in the nose, malt comes through warm nice and clean a bit of pineapple and citrus. Easily my favorite thing about this beer.

T:Smooth and piney, pineapple comes on strong in the beginning, sweet in a pleasant way, bitter but not overly so, bitterness becomes a tad more manifest as the beer sits, a very strong element of pine and pineapple mixing here, to say the sensation is unique might be going too far but the focus is certainly memorable and interesting, very much candy sweet though and through. Very good though I do wish there were something more daring and assertive about the taste

M:Mouthfeel is sticky and pleasant

O: a very good very welcoming DIPA, there aren't really any unexpected flavor a here but the level of focus placed on the interplay between a general pine note and pineapple is intriguing, don't get me wrong the other standard flavors are there but they really do take on a supporting role while the pine and pineapple have their dialogue. I must admit this is not my favorite style, nor is this my favorite example of the style, but it is an excellent and accessible beer that is what DIPAs rarely are: worthy of contemplation

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Photo of morimech
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy amber color with a finger of solid head that slowly settled to a thin cap. Heavy lacing is left down the glass. Quite fruity aroma of berries, citrus, tropical fruit, with a bit of pine and grass. Also a bit of berries in the flavor but more citrus, pine, and herbal qualities. Not very dank but bitterness is moderate to high but there is enough hop flavor payoff to make it worthwhile. Does not drink like a huge beer, so this is dangerous. Medium body and richly carbonated. A well done DIPA.

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Photo of wuthrichj15
4.46/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great Double IPA. Pours with a big white head. Nice big hoppy taste along with a wave of some tropical fruits (grapefruit maybe but idk I am not a taste expert). Pretty good feel. Awfully easy to drink for a 9% beer.

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Photo of KonigObHops
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the can, this beer pours a bright copper with a bright white head that is two finger-widths high.

The aroma is hoppy (no surprise there!), and there is definitely a strong grapefruit presence.

The initial taste is bitter, but not overpowering. Allows the flavor to develop, and in the middle you get an almost pure taste of the hops with slight grapefruit. It finishes with a hazey pine/floral aftertaste with the bitterness lingering for some time.

The mouthfeel is initially sharp and then almost gritty. Very interesting for sure.

Overall, this beer was a really good DIPA. There are so many DIPAs that bend over backwards to slam you with massive hops. This beer does not do that. It is light and easy to drink, and even refreshing. Just enough different tastes to make the beer interesting. This is just a very drinkable DIPA... I better slow down!

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Photo of Taybeh
3.76/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

From a 3 month old can into a spieglau ipa glass. pours a bright golden orange, with a finger of white head that leaves some good lacing. I find this one a little odd, but not bad and definitely worth a shot. On the nose, I get the typical caramel malts, some crackery malts too, and then some fairly bitter grapefruit (pith and rind) and a little pine...not bad, but it doesn't do too much for me. To taste, I get a little more out of it...a little floral and earthy bitterness at the end, which is kind of interesting. All in all, it holds my attention fairly well and it's fairly bitter but not entirely the kind of bitter I've always associated with resin. It does have a nice malt base, and a good clean mouthful.

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Photo of Weisenbeer
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

DIPA! It's hard to rate these while drinking them. The euphoria of the double ABV and great taste requires one to step back and evaluate the beverage within its genre, style, and classification. ........... Ah, what the hell, it's awesome!!! Woohoo!!

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Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 791 ratings.