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Resin - Sixpoint Brewery

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3,333 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,333
Reviews: 617
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 178
Gots: 411 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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.

(Beer added by: Jason on 01-10-2012)
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4/5  rDev -2%

bkwhoppa66, Feb 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Scottqc15, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of lanegan94
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

lanegan94, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of Johnny_Muir
2.05/5  rDev -49.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

12 oz can into pint glass. Oh my god. No. I do not like this beer!! I thought I would like the super pineyness, but its like sucking on a teet of pinesol. Very oily, mechanical, industrial taste. Glad I can say I've tried it, but never again! Maybe this is what pine tree's themselves drink.

Johnny_Muir, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of Okonokos
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Okonokos, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of 57md
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy light copper color with over a finger of off-white head. The hops in the nose are pretty mellow and accompanied by a touch of pine. The hop bitterness is definitely the feature of the flavor profile. This offering is rather full-bodied as DIPAs go, but the maltiness does not manage to poke through the hop onslaught.

This is a good but definitely unbalanced DIPA. I’d recommend going straight to Hi-Res which is a notch above in more than just ABV.

57md, Feb 14, 2014
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3.81/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

ook: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear golden pour with vanishing head. Smells of honey and piney hops. A nice malty sweetness with fresh grapefruit citrus hop flavors. The finish is sweet with a touch of spiciness to it and lingering grapefruit / astringent bitterness. A bit syrupy in the mouthfeel. The relation to Hi-Res is apparent and I think Resin is the better beer. I would prefer a drier finish and a cleaner finish. Not a bad "IPA" but not my favorite.

brianmandell, Feb 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

nickdank, Feb 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

bmurray10, Feb 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

Swaino, Feb 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Burkbom23, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up in Totowa, not having a beer from Sixpoint in quite some time. While I've had so many IPA's and double IPA's lately, a good one never seems to go out of style or get old. This wasn't a standout beer but it was solid enough to fit into that category and the fact that this was a canned beer that made me forget that it didn't come out of a bottle was a plus on top of how relatively easy it was to quaff.

The pour to this was good as this beer had a rich, amber hue, full frothy head, and nice rings of lacing left after most of my sips. Not a strong aroma to this but there was a fair amount of pine and (of course), resin. The mouthfeel had these notes in it, along with a waxy mouthfeel and more tropical notes of papaya and mango to offset the astringent grapefruit that dominated here. This was just a bit too sharp and bitter for my liking and it was carbonated a bit too much as well. The hop bitterness wasn't too long-lasting but that's only because the booze took over with the aforementioned fruit flavors in the aftertaste.

While not an overly strong beer, this packed enough of a punch that I found feel the alcohol and warming effect long before I polished this off. Sixpoint has some great offerings and while this certainly wouldn't be a bad choice to grab, there are better examples from Stone and Victory on the shelf now. In such a crowded field, the can is the more prominent way that this stood out. Worth a go for hopheads or someone who wants a West coast fix from a beer brewed back east.

JerzDevl2000, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of Lunny777
4/5  rDev -2%

Lunny777, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of ImFlyerThanYou
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Serving type: can

Appearance: Can't comment on the appearance of the fluid because it's in a can, but the package the can comes in is conspicuous and the can is not much more proper. Could be an expensive Heineken or Yuengling.

Smell: Skunky. dank. Like an unsuspecting heady nugget.

Taste: Glorious. As I am drinking this so claimed "craft" beer out of a can, I'm checking around for the cameras. Is Ashton Kutcher going to pop out around the corner? I take another sip.

Mouthfeel: Lots of carbonation. Drinking the beer at a very cold temperature, and feeling somewhat dehydrated. The liquid is of inhuman essence.

Overall: Does Sixpoint make other beers? Must. Find.

ImFlyerThanYou, Feb 10, 2014
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4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A-a clear light amber with two fingers worth of white rocky head

S-pale bready malt with citrus and pine hops

T-taste is similar to the smell, bready malt backbone with a large amount of pine and citric bitterness. You are left with some alcohol warming.

M-medium to full body, much thicker than other DIPA's I've had, average carbonation

Overall a big, juicy, bitter beer. Really well done by Sixpoint.

ksimons, Feb 09, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked up in a growler from draft. Pours a solid penny-copper with a thin white head that leaves a hint of lacing on the glass. Slightly hazy with a nice stream of bubbles.

Smell is of stone fruit and citrus. Not overwhelming with hops. Not as much hop aroma as some other DIPAs I've had, which is surprising, given how insane the hops are in the taste.

Taste is where this one stands apart. It starts off with a very light caramel malt sweetness and then is followed up with some peach notes as the hops kick in with an intense fruitiness. This if followed up with citrus and then with strong, strong pine flavor. Somewhat aggressive alcohol sneaks in at the end, lending heat to it. The pine and alcohol lingers, overwhelming everything else.

Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with hops that sticks to your tongue. Alchohol heat lingers in the back of your throat from this one.

Overall, an interesting DIPA. I like it as a sipping beer, but I tried to drink a pint with dinner and it just dominated everything I tried to pair it with. To my palate, the hops are a bit to coarse and dominated by pine at the finish to make this one of my top DIPAs. It's nice to sip, but it's a bit overwhelmingly one dimensional on the finish.

spokeydonkey, Feb 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Rbodacious, Feb 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

JoeMans, Feb 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

pstam87, Feb 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

PEIhop, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of Goldndomer
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a 12 oz. can into a pint glass at approximately 40-45 degrees.

Appearance - hazy orange/tangerine-ish color. Nice carbonation. Thick but light two finger white head. Decent retention with good lacing.

Smell - Piney with citrus notes. Maybe a hint of spice. Hard to discern.

Taste - Initially noted citrus flavors which quickly faded into a piney resin (I'm talking like chewing on a pine cone). On the backend, shifts back to more citrus/grapefruit with some bitterness and dare I say some astringency?

Mouthfeel - Surprisingly thick and creamy. Oily piney-ness lingers.

Overall - Intense, but fairly well balanced. It's a solid beer that's definitely worth trying. For me, not a sessionable beer, unless you're into drinking liquid pine trees. Yet, I still like it and will have it again. Next time, preferrably on tap.

Goldndomer, Feb 08, 2014
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4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Lure's

A-Poured a slightly hazy medium amber with a frothy white head and lots of broken lace.

S-The aroma is rich resin hops, pine, and hint of floral.

T-The flavor is medium to strong bitter with a strong resin hop liqourice bitter palate with a long bitter finish.

M-Medium bodied with average carbonation.

O-Overall nice resin flavored DIPA by sixpoint

reebtaerG, Feb 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

lanciloti, Feb 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

smellandsip37, Feb 06, 2014
Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
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