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Resin - Sixpoint Brewery

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3,069 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,069
Reviews: 600
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.81%
Wants: 163
Gots: 319 | 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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Photo of slavall
4/5  rDev -1.7%

slavall, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of Kruja5
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Kruja5, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of farrago
3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Almost two fingers of fairly dense foam, lots of mixed sized bubbles which tends to dimple the surface, keeps a nicely thick coating across the surface for some time and the strings of lacing, while thin, stick like glue. Very gauzy haze to the otherwise borderline luminescent orange to yellow color, opaque with a very fine particulate visible, similarly the carbonation is active but so tiny you have to peer way up close to see it. The nose plays it straight up, maybe somewhat high toned, slaps on the pink grapefruit to tangerine citrus, pine sap, bread crust, saline, pressed dried flowers, cocoa and a wedge of apricot and peach fruit, leaves a drying sensation in your nostrils, kind of a masculine showoff. Full-bodied, thick and layered even as the dryness sucks all the moisture out of your mouth. The carbonation gives it a creamy texture but it is hard to register this. The grapefruit, lime, orange citrus has flavor but not so much sweetness, lacks length. So, it’s the pine, salt, cut grass, pepper led spice and pumpernickel type bread which gets out to play. Teeters on the edge of too dry and bitter but manages to stay relatively balanced. Masks alcohol decently. Not sure I could drink more than two in a sitting, the second would be a slow affair.

farrago, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of eddsan
3.5/5  rDev -14%

eddsan, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of ChrisMyhre
4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a stemmed wineglass from the 12 oz. can.

a: Golden/ Orange, 2 finger head with intense of lacing.

s: Lots going on, floral with a little citrus and pine, very nice.

t: Great balanced IPA profile, nice combination of citrus and flower/pine, dangerously little taste of alcohol.

m: Very drinkable, medium carbonation.

o: Excellent beer, Nicely balanced get it fresh when you can.

ChrisMyhre, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of Infiniteingest
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Generally: Resin is a beast of an Ale, and a well-made articulation of Imperial IPAs. Sixpoint gets so many things right, from brilliantly balancing the piney, resinous hop assault with an impressively present malt backbone--to making a 9.1 ABV beer easily quaffable--that I can't find much of anything to critique apart, that is, from general gripes with the style.

The Pour: It pours a beautiful honeyed-copper hue, with a dense and silky head; nice latticing on the slowly retreating head.

Face in the glass: On the nose, it is somewhat reticent. Predictable pine notes give way ever so subtlety to citrus and a note of ripe apples; knocking on the backdoor is the malt. Pine Barrens aside, it is not leaping out of the glass, but put your nose in it for a minute or so and you'll find some points of interest.

With Regard to Taste: Imperial/Industrial/Double IPAs can get downright syrupy. Resin, on the other hand, is nearly brisk. Nearly. Light mellowing carbonation flutters about the tidal wave of hop bitterness, and the elephant-in-the-room-alcohol tastes clean and bright, rather than weighing the beer down. If I stood a chance of not falling asleep in my chair, I'd drink this all day.

Abstract: Ultimately, Sixpoint has made a smack down, street fight of an IPA profoundly drinkable. There's a razor's edge between DIPAs that disrobe and go streaking down Main Street, and those that remain graceful despite their enormous assertiveness. There are dozens of the former, and relatively few of the latter, despite the incredible proliferation of the offerings in DIPA.

Epitoma: Resin is a knockout, both literally and metaphorically, and given soaring beer prices, over-the-top ABV can be kind of an added value.

Note: Any grammatical mistakes can be attributed to drinking Resin.

Serving type: can

Infiniteingest, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of rwisnoski
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

rwisnoski, Oct 04, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

jonathaniler, Oct 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

SimonTja, Oct 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

MarkGutz, Oct 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Kmlund, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of mikefour77
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

mikefour77, Oct 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

ridgeline23, Oct 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Jame515, Oct 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

ROGUE16, Oct 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

sparx1100, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of Arherring
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Arherring, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of jawlessbody
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a snifter, this beer appears a hazy honeycomb color with a two finger white head. The aroma is very citrusy, with no floral or hop aromas. The mouth feel was smooth with just a little bit of an alcoholic bite. The taste isn't overly hoppy, which I was surprised by. It was actually very well balanced between a piny, fresh hoppiness on the front of the tongue with a clean, sweet citrus flavor going down the throat. Overall a very good beer and would definitely recommend.

jawlessbody, Sep 30, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

blbarnett3, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of Svendozen
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Svendozen, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of MaxWildwood
3.58/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from can into glass stein. Nice amount of white head, golden amber color, and murky transparency.

Light citrusy aroma typical of an IPA. No floral scents or heavy spice smells.

Taste has definite pine note with some citrus flavor. Definite taste of fresh hops.

Smooth in mouth - little alcohol bite. Some typical bitterness, but not as bitter as expected for 103 IBU's.

I started drinking this before eating, but enjoyed it more with spicy chicken chili. Had another after eating, and liked it even better. Overall very good.

MaxWildwood, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of Noisia
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Noisia, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of Phigg1102
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Easily one of the best DIPA's. Heavy piney bitterness with medium citrus (grapefruit mostly) notes. fairly light bodied especially out of the can. One of the best selections from a very strong lineup of sixpoint brews. I've had this on tap a few times as well, which leaves it a little mellower on the bitterness and a creamier body.

Phigg1102, Sep 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

s35keith, Sep 29, 2013
Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 3,069 ratings.