Resin - Sixpoint Brewery

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Reviews: 687
Hads: 3,942
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 235
Gots: 776 | FT: 9
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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:  "
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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 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,’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)

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

Fantastic beer. Doesn't look as nice as Hi-Res in the glass, but for my money it drinks much better. Lots of crisp clean notes of pine and citrus with just enough accompanying floral sweetness. The texture is a near-perfect slightly sticky medium with light tingly carbonation and a clean dryish finish. I found Hi-Res to be just a bit on the syrupy side, but this is a real beauty that I'll be stocking up on. (410 characters)

Photo of Stubbie1
4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Clear gold color, tight thick white head that hung around for a bit and left a thin lace around the glass. Hops up front (what did you expect from an IPA) pine and thin wisps of citrus. Taste is clean and crisp up front, slight hint of sweetness followed up with the hops giving in with (I thought) opposite of the aroma, citrus on the front with a pine bitterness on the finish. Smooth mouthfeel. You can enjoy this brew without having your taste buds destroyed. Worth trying. (477 characters)

Photo of JCH3191
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I will open this with a confession. Prior to this beer, I was a Double IPA virgin. I am also not the biggest IPA fan in the world. Nevertheless I decided to give this a shot. I poured it from a can into a pint glass. The appearance is absolutely gorgeous. Perfect head. Perfect lacing. Beautiful deep golden color. It is hard for me to get over how good this looks. I was expecting the smell to be very intense. Again, Double IPA virgin over here! The smell was actually very mild and pleasant. Piney and citrusy scent. Not at all overbearing. But I almost feel let down by the lack of intensity. But that's probably the Double IPA virgin ine speaking. No deduction for that. The taste is very good. It is what I expected after the smell. It is a very well-balanced beer. It has a noticeable malty character. But there is a strong piney and grapefruit flavor. It is not at all overbearing though which is my primary criticism of most IPAs. But this is precisely what I wish all IPAs were like. I did not expect to enjoy this much. But damn this is one fine beer in every way. I will definitely be getting my hands on more of this. It is also my first Sixpoint beer and cannot wait to try more. (1,193 characters)

Photo of Beer-Revelry
4.54/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Dogfish Head IPA glass.

A - 4 - Pours a quite clear, golden-honey-orange color. With a heavy handed pour, forms about a two-finger head of slightly off white colored, dense, thick head. Medium/high head potential, medium/low head retention. Thick, whispy lacing.
S - 4.25 - Smells of pine, citrus, grapefruit, bitter grapefruit rind and slightly dank hops. No sweet fruit smells to be found, which I'm thankful for on this particular brew.
T - 4.75 - Light, neutral sweetness upfront, isn't really any particular type of sweetness, but just a beery beer sweetness which quickly fades into medium bitter hops, grapefruit rind and pine.
F - 4.75 - Nice oily texture, medium thick mouthfeel.
O - 4.5 - This is an extremely good representation of the double IPA style. I wish more IPAs would follow along these more savory and bitter guidelines of Resin. There is however, one tiny little thing missing that I'm wanting. A slightly sour, tart flavor would complement nicely in this beer, perhaps adding lemondrop hops? That would push this to a perfect 5 for me in a heartbeat. Nonetheless, an absolutely excellent and stellar double IPA! (1,149 characters)

Photo of Beric
4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Serving: 12oz can into snifter
Served: 27 March 2015

Appearance: Pours a magnificent crystal clear deep copper color, with a few streams of carbonation coming up from the bottom of the glass. Small white head that dies down pretty quick to just a sheen of bubbles over the top. Little to no lacing.

Smell: All hops in the nose- lemongrass, cajeput, a bit of lemony pine, and other strong citrus-driven notes.

Taste: Nice assertive hoppiness and a really solid malt backbone- not cloying or sweet at all, but something that carries the hops enough without overpowering the palate, or letting the hops dominate too heavily. I hesitate to use the word 'balanced' with a DIPA, but this one is about as close as I've gotten to really understanding that term. Little to no alcohol coming through, despite the 9.1% ABV.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is good at first, but I found it burned off pretty quick. Despite this, the beer still felt full-bodied and substantial throughout.

Overall: A marvelous DIPA, and one that seems a bit underrated. Exceedingly drinkable for its ABV- dangerously so. This one goes down so easy I could have easily put away a few more without noticing. (1,172 characters)

Photo of SirHopsHoppington
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bias review. Has been a favorite of mine in terms of x2 IPA's in recent time. Pungent smell of fresh sticky hops which coordinates with the taste. A solid representation of the style. Would recommend to anyone who likes Pale Ales. (230 characters)

Photo of Stebbimacdaddy
4.81/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

this is a winner in my book. Poured from a 12oz tall can into shaker pint glass. Appearance is pale orange with a 1/4 " of white foam that dissipates slowly with moderate lacing. Bubbles rising throughout the glass. Nose offers hints of pine and grapefruit hoppiness. Mouthfeel is true to its name. Flavor starts with a slight biscuity malt backbone then Resin takes over and coats the palate with pine flavor mixing into and finishing with grapefruit.Leaves the mouth feeling coated and almost anesthetized but also savoring the taste and wanting more. Hardly notice the alcohol in the taste and at 9.1% abv this ones a shitkicker to be reckoned with for sure.  (665 characters)

Photo of tekstr1der
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear copper pour, thin clingy white top. Aroma of resin of course, but also fruit and malt. Tangy and powerful taste, with some malt sweetness in the middle, finishing strong and bitter. And bitter lingering. (209 characters)

Photo of Cavanaghty
4.62/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a can into a pint glass.

Appearance: Amber in color with a very thick off white head. Heavy lacing on the glass.

Smell: Strong hops/citrus.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Strong hops, citrus and alcohol.

Overall: Although it has strong alcohol it was well balanced and was very good. (307 characters)

Photo of infinitebruner
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

March 7, 2015

12 oz can, tulip glass

A – Deep gold to light amber, a slightly orange tint, and very clear. Effervescent bubbles rising to the top. An inch of thick, foamy head with long retention.

S – Strong grapefruit aroma with some backing papaya and low spicy/herbal notes. A sweet, light bread crust, malt backbone.

T – Bitterness from hops is high, the first thing I notice. The moderate-low sweet, bread crust and caramel, malt notes lead into some fruity hops, grapefruit and some spicy flavor, then the bitterness takes over again. Resin is one of the hop components, but not high in the mix.

M – Moderate-high carbonation, medium-bodied, a bit of sweetness but highly hop-bitter. However, not astringent or harsh. Alcohol, though high, is not noticeable at all.

O – A bitter hop assault accompanied with pleasant aroma and flavor profile. Impressed that it hides the alcohol level so well. All-around this really packs a punch. (962 characters)

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