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Resin - Sixpoint Brewery

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3,100 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,100
Reviews: 602
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.81%
Wants: 168
Gots: 328 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

McHenry, Oct 11, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

scottwurst, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of Shawn_Sins
3.71/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Serving type: can

Appearance: cloudy, dull peach. I can almost taste the pine just by looking at it.

Smell: hop oils and pine. not a strong aroma, especially compared to the highly floral and citruisy IPAs on the market today.

Taste: piney hops. not overly bitter. well balanced. less initial bitterness and bitterness in aftertaste than i expected. very drinkable. To me it tastes very similar like Bell's two hearted ale, being heavy on the piney hoppiness and more on the oily side.

Mouthfeel: not too syrupy, but not watery at all. Good consistency for a DIPA.

Overall: this is a good DIPA. I was hoping this would be a little more "in your face" and abrasive. But on the other hand, this is a very drinkable beer, especially for the high ABV, which is masked perfectly. Glad I got this in a four pack. looking forward to tasting this again.

Shawn_Sins, Oct 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Rand_ale_Thor, Oct 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

greymalkin, Oct 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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

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Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 3,100 ratings.