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Resin - Sixpoint Brewery

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3,593 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,593
Reviews: 668
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 205
Gots: 553 | FT: 9
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:
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.
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Hendry
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Super frothy,creamy head atop the hazy amber hue leaving a permanent cap right to the bottom of the glass. Straightforward piney resin nose: not getting the grapefruit bomb presence mentioned in multiple reviews. Nothing really fruity or tropical in the nose, and very much reminded me of a North-West hop blend despite the West Coast production.

My friend who works the register told me that Resin is big seller, and a popular choice when Heady Topper is not available. Frankly, I see zero resemblance between Resin & Heady, as Heady is a TRUE grapefruit bomb in every sense of the word.

Resin offers a powerfull piney and earthy delivery that packs a hefty alcohol wallop. The aftertaste stays with you awhile, no doubt there. Surprisingly high IBU for the end result flavors which are pleasant and malty.

For the money, a decent pick and worth trying: very good, but nothing that reaches the level of excellence for my tastes. At $8.99 a 4 pack, you can pour this high abv DIPA down your neck for a good buzz if that is your thang.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of oN3xM
4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - A light, golden, blonde color with intense carbonation and a 2 finger, fluffy, white head. Great appearance. Head slowly dissipates after about 2 minutes and coats the glass with
S - Right when you crack the can open, a rush of earthy hops hit your nose even at a 2 to 3 foot distance. Great smell.
T - The best part is the surprisingly sweet taste on the front of the tongue while leaving a nice, bitter, hoppy aftertaste. Some notes of sweet honey, fruits, and, strangely enough, cinnamon. Excellent taste, and not overly hoppy for an IPA clocking in 103 IBU.
M - Some intense carbonation on the tongue. It feels like a thicker IPA that coats the throat while drinking. The foam even tastes great. A small hint of alcohol, which is surprising for a 9.1% ABV beer.
O - I can't believe the number of times I've walked past this at the store. Definitely a regular purchase from now on. Great taste, mouthfeel, and smell. What more can you ask from an IPA? If you're a fan of IPAs, Resin has to be on your list of Hads - if not All Time Favorites list. Cheers.

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

BBD of 10 Aug 2013

Pours a slightly chill-hazed honey color with 2+ fingers of pearl colored head. Nice lacing & head retention

S: Breadyness & a hint of pine, plus grapefruit as this warms

T: Big-time pine, grapefruit, hints of pear & toffee up front. Orange peel& grapefruit as this warms, then more pineyness, then a bit of pear, woody hops, caramel & dryness. Finishes with with pink grapefruit, dryness, woody hops, & pineyness

MF: Medium bodied, fairly sticky, great balance & smooth carbonation

A good DIPA that lives up to its name, I thought these cans were pints for some reason, still a decent value & pretty drinkable

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a big IPA, but lacks the citrus and sweetness in its hops. It drinks thick, finishes bitter, and it has all the qualities I like in any no-nonsense beer. It does leave a little to be desired if it's the only beer you're drinking that evening, but mixes in to a series of beers (if you've devoted the evening to trying various beers). Resin is my go-to beer when something else I've tried doesn't live up to my exceptions.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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1/5  rDev -75.6%

3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip.
Best before 10AUG2013. Sampled 30MAR13.

[A] A slow pour produces a frothy 2 1/2 finger high head, ecru in color, with ridiculously long retention. As it fades, the lacing left behind adorns the glass in web-like fashion. The body is a glowing orange color, just on the cusp of copper. Light haze.

[S] Straight resin. No fruity bullshit. Maybe some pith and rind (of the orange-ish variety) but the fresh, dank, wet wood, piney component is most prominent.

[T] Bitterness is high. But so is the sweetness - so the 103 IBUs are completely manageable. The oily/resiny characteristic of the hops is at the forefront. You can literally taste the stickiness. I love what the hops contributed to the nose; not a big fan of the flavor that they produced.

[M] Carbonation is medium-low. The body is full. Bitterness and sweetness offset each other so the finish is smack dab in the middle of sweet and dry.

[O] I enjoyed this beer and Iwould certainly order it again...but I would probably not purchase it for in home consumption, as I make IPAs that are more aligned with my taste preferences.

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of JMad
4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a murky orange/ light brown color with a nice foamy head that left quite a bit of lacing.

The aroma is rich and sweet with lots ofr mango grapefruit and caramel. Wow, the taste is incredibleright of the bat there is loads of hop flavor with lots of pine oil and citrus, especially lemon, followed by a smooth sweetness. The aftertaste is straight hops. It has a medium-heavy body with low carbonation and a dry finish.

This is one of the best IPA's I've ever had, I am thoroughly impressed and glad that I picked up this 4-pack.

Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 3,593 ratings.