Resin - Sixpoint Brewery

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Reviews: 687
Hads: 3,938
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 235
Gots: 774 | 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 Naked_Batman
4.69/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Dark orange with a beautiful white head that stays until the last drop, leaving some lacing as it goes down.

S: Definitely notice the hops first with tropical/pine notes giving way to some light yeastiness

T: IntenseTropical/Pineapple notes and black pepper give way to a gentle raisiny sweetness that finishes dry and with just enough bitterness. Incredibly rich flavor that is well balanced.

M: full bodied and almost creamy when swirled, carbonation is on point.

O: loved this IPA. Honestly might be my new favorite of the style. Definitely pick this up if you're looking for some vibrant tropical hop flavor balanced with faint sweetness and bite. (662 characters)

Photo of oldn00b
4.32/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is a really great DIPA, especially for year round availability with wide distribution. It's become a staple for me.

It's very different from Bengali in that I feel like the malt takes a huge backseat, but in a good way. Solid floral hop notes on the nose, pine and bitter are huge forward. Relatively high ABV brings some sweetness, definitely nowhere near boozy. It's light and sweet on the finish. (409 characters)

Photo of SaltofOH
4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
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. (589 characters)

Photo of nheigelmann
4.37/5  rDev +8.4%
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 (349 characters)

Photo of Tilly
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
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. (350 characters)

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
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. (1,537 characters)

Photo of jpro
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
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! (716 characters)

Photo of DoctorD
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
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. (180 characters)

Photo of BranfordBound
3.87/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | 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 a little disappointing though. There is simply too much malt going on. The hops make a presence at the end with some resinous characteristics and there is even a slight alcohol burn, too. Had two on different days to confirm this was not my taste buds acting up. It's a decent DIPA, but needs more hops to fight that 9.1% ABV body. (612 characters)

Photo of Davidstan
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
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! (211 characters)

Photo of dacrza1
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
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... (1,043 characters)

Photo of gcasher
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
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. (231 characters)

Photo of FrancisSmooth
4.84/5  rDev +20.1%
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. (228 characters)

Photo of Wilty23
4.34/5  rDev +7.7%
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! (162 characters)

Photo of KMVW
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
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! (267 characters)

Photo of TheSixthRing
4.15/5  rDev +3%
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. (937 characters)

Photo of brewskifan55
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a teku glass. Thanks, Cliff.

A: A clear golden with gorgeous puffy white 2-finger head that stayed a while. Thick lacing. A beauty of a pour.

S: Lots of citrus action, featuring mangoes, oranges, peaches and guava with a subtle piney hop background.

T: Sublime. What a killer balance of tropical fruits and low bitterness. The resin runs throughout the mix like gold on a fruit buffet. Just delightful.

M: Medium with medium carbonation. Not too dry.

O: So glad to try this terrific DIPA. I will require more in the future. Recommended. (570 characters)

Photo of SteveBeerd
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I'm a hop head, I love the flavors the mad scientists have brewed into this can. for me beer is rated on taste aroma and the feel of the alcohol in my body. im not a brewer so I can not compete on mouth feel and color. the essence of hop flower is an accurate description to this brew. I idolize Resin and HiRes as 2 of the best tasting ipa types I've tried. I prefer sixpoint over ballast point. (396 characters)

Photo of HopHunter19
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice clean DIPA. Smell is a crisp tropical fruit/pine. Taste is a little bit more robust than the smell, can pick out guava, passion fruit, papaya for sure. This Is still definitely a crisp, clean DIPA as opposed to a dank-city ganja fest if you get what i'm saying. (266 characters)

Photo of Jeff_whitman
4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I had hi-res prior to trying this. Resin is more impressive. Found this six pack within a week of bottling. Looks like a great beer. Wish it had a bit more aroma. Feel is amazing with nice hoppy bitter burn. Finish is slightly dry. In my top 5 DIPA list. (261 characters)

Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can into a pint glass. This can is about two and a half months old.

LOOK: Fairly clear golden orange with a small white head. A few bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass,

SMELL: Juicy tropical fruits--mango, papaya, guava, lychee, pineapple, and fainter notes of avocado, melon, and a rich bready sweetness indicative of a heavy malt body. Some dankness as well.

TASTE: Wow, this is even more complex than I remember. Upfront, you get grapefruit, orange, and tangerine peel. Mid-palate, it rapidly switches to all the juicy tropical fruits from the nose, and more. Mango, peach, papaya, pineapple, guava, passionfruit, breadfruit, avocado, lychee, and watermelon. A heavy malt backbone of caramel and honey sweetness provide ample balance, and would be almost cloying with their syrupy texture, but yet somehow the hops are just enough to keep it all nicely in balance. Towards the finish the dankness comes in, an acidic bitterness of garlic and onion, but the final aftertaste changes yet again into a purely bittersweet grapefruit juice that lingers on the tongue a long time.

FEEL: Medium-heavy and almost creamy. A light carbonation keeps it smooth.

OVERALL: Get this beer, if you can! (Pun not intended) One of my favorite double IPAs thus far, and available year-round wherever sold. (1,325 characters)

Photo of StevenMilligan
4.79/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Just like their cream ale, sweet action, mouthfeel is key here. Not as hoppy as I would expect with a name like Resin. However my palate could be misplaced by the previous IPA. Overall an excellent beer. I'm ecstatic to try other brews from them. (246 characters)

Photo of cfalls
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Clear gold. Big head fades fast.

Smells more malty than hoppy.

Taste is hop forward, and too sweet, but a nice bitter finish.

Medium high carbonation and some alcohol burn.

A well made DIPA, but just too sweet and too high alcohol for me, and lacks my favorite hop aromas, like floral and passion fruit. (308 characters)

Photo of do_ob
4.46/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. can into a snifter. Pours a very clear, dark gold with about 1/2 a finger of white lacing. Great carbonation. Complex smell on this one. Slightly earthy with big fruit notes. Pineapple, grapefruit, mango, and peach. Of course, hints of pine and hops, too. Medium weight, and surprisingly smooth and creamy. Good amount of bitterness, but I wouldn't have guessed 100 IBUs. Pine and hops up front with a fruit middle (grapefruit/mango/pineapple). Sweet tasting towards the finish, with a pleasant, smooth end.

Overall, a very nice beer. It reminded me a little of FSW Double Jack initially, but after warming up the fruit really comes alive in this one. My wife even liked it, which almost caused me hto fall out of my chair (she hates beer, but willingly samples everything I drink). I really have nothing bad to say about this beer. It didn't blow my mind, but I feel like the BA rating is a tad low. (909 characters)

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I've never had a chance to properly review (even though I've had it several times), so here goes nothing. 12 oz can into a teku.

Appearance: Pours a clear copper color. The head is two fingers high, eggshell in shade, and pretty damn ugly. It's super soapy-looking, has a rough texture, and poor retention. At leat some sudsy lacing sticks to the glass, giving it some aesthetic redemption. (3.25)

Smell: This is definitely different to the last time I had Resin. Instead of pure pine, it's a more varied hoppiness. I get plenty of lemongrass, melon, orange rind, stone fruits, pineapple, and grass alongside the aforementioned pinyness. Plenty of sweet, cookie-like malt also makes itself known. There's a definitely mutating complexity to this one that rises it above a lot of average DIPAs. (4)

Taste: It starts off supremely fruity - mango, orange, and melon all make themselves known immediately. And yet, it's blended with a powerful grass-laden bitterness. This finishes gently sweet - the more I drink it, the more the bitter attack seems to subside on my taste buds. I'm really enjoying the balance of malt sweetness, earthen bitterness, and tropical fruit goodness here. (4)

Mouthfeel: It isn't light or dinky, but it IS crisp and dry. Because the bitterness of this beer is front-loaded, it doesn't linger badly on the palate - and that my friends, is what makes it so damn drinkable. Carbonation does a good job of scrubbing the sweetness/bitterness off of the palate. (4.25)

Overall: I really like Sixpoint because they don't give a toss about traditional styles, and they're not afraid to reformulate a beer on a moment's notice. This used to be all pine and all bitterness - nowadays, it's been changed for the better. It's caught between being a tropical fruit bomb and a bitter piny attack, without being a compromised worst-of-both-worlds DIPA. I'll drink it again, I'll buy it again, and I'll even throw it in my regular rotation (when it's fresh, duh!) (4)

3.98/5: Sixpoint definitely changed this for the better (2,038 characters)

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