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Resin - Sixpoint Brewery

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3,067 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,067
Reviews: 600
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.81%
Wants: 163
Gots: 318 | 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 Fusion_Pirate
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a cold 12oz can into a weizen glass, Resin IIPA yielded a half-finger of bone-white head which immediately dissipated. Thick, dense lacing and extremely strong retention as I tilt the beer around the glass. Color is a dark, semi-opaque amber/bronze.

S: Up front, the piney hops hit the nostrils, immediately followed by warm, caramel-malt tones. If the beer tastes as balanced as the smell, I'm sold!

T: Right off the bat, extremely bitter hops assault your tongue in that face-contorting kinda way. A glance at the can reveals it's rated at 103 IBUs. NO WONDER! Carbonation is extremely mild, allowing the hop rush to slam you unbridled, sip after sip. After repeated sips (and as the beer warms), I catch faint hints of the maltiness I smelled earlier. However, this is not what I would call a 'balanced IIPA', and I have to dock it a bit for that. The hops lean heavily toward the sharp, pine variety; not much citrus or flora in the equation. Additionally, I would appreciate a bit more malt to balance things out.

M: The actual feel of the beer is among the best I've had. The extra-mild carbonation gives the beer a quick, smooth flow and crisp dry finish, indicative of the best IIPAs out there.

O: Six Point's 'Resin' is a no-nonsense IIPA. It's a whole LOT of bitter, piney hops and not much else. While I appreciate an extra bitter IPA/DIPA as much as the next guy, overall balance and complexity are things that shouldn't be forsaken in order to hit an IBU benchmark. Beers like Sierra Nevada's 'Hoptimum' and Dogfish Head's 'Burton Baton' are shining examples of well-rounded, balanced, complex IIPAs. Resin is more of a one-trick pony (or one-trick Clydesdale!)

Fusion_Pirate, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of cdwil
4/5  rDev -1.7%

cdwil, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of Pjev11
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Pjev11, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of William123
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

William123, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of brystmar
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Slender 12oz can, freshest before 3/3/13.

Orange-gold body, creamy white head. Above average lace and retention, particularly for a Sixpoint IPA. Hop oil aroma grabs my senses quickly, imparting its hoppy freshness into my skull.

Hop bite is middlingly sharp (oxymoron?), some malt here but not enough. Sticky hop resin coats my mouth. Viscous body caught me off guard -- really enjoyed that part of the beer.

A nice DIPA, but nothing special.

brystmar, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of smcnulty1981
4/5  rDev -1.7%

smcnulty1981, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of rlee1390
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Cloudy yellow orange, some carbonation, two finger hear. Clears up as you drink it.

S-Lots of hops. Citrus and floral notes with grass and pine sneaking in.

T-Hop goodness. Caramel malt is balanced out with earthy hops and citrus notes. Good bitterness.

M-Medium bodied, velvety, nice carbonation and sticky hop resins.

O-A nice DIPA, good bitterness with a solid hop profile.

rlee1390, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of BeerHunter76
4/5  rDev -1.7%

BeerHunter76, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of C2H5
4/5  rDev -1.7%

C2H5, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of Hopmodium
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Hopmodium, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of duff247
3.5/5  rDev -14%

duff247, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Texasfan549, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of syntheticwings
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

syntheticwings, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of ChrisNH
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a narrow 12oz can into a glass. Expiration on package was about 6 months from serving date. A nice yellow-orange color and a nice creamy head. Aroma was subdued but pleasant. Overall an impression I have come to expect from this sort of beer. The emptied glass had a light lacing of foam.

Firm bitterness with a rich hip flavor. If there is any complaint it is that it lacks the hop complexity of some other similar beers. Despite high alcohol content it remains smooth and not at all "hot". Malt is a simple but sufficient backdrop to the hops. This is a great one to sip on a one or two beer night.

An enjoyable if not spectacular example of style I would be happy to try this any time, especially if I could find it on tap.

ChrisNH, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of MadScientist
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: This beer pour a slightly hazy light copper. The half a finger of long lasting, rocky, white head leaves some lacing on glass.

S: It smelled like I just opened a bag of hops when I cracked open the can; resin is a great name as the strong hops aroma is thick with piney, resinous aromas. There is a moderate citrus, mostly orange and grapefruit, fruity ester along with a light malt sweetness and caramel malt note supporting the hops. There is a hint of the alcohol in there as well.

T: The flavor follows the aroma with a bit hit of resinous and pine hop flavors layered over moderate pineapple and citrus notes. The moderately-low malt support provides a good supporting malt sweetness and light caramel flavors that allow for the high hops bitterness and flavors to shine. The balance is decidedly bitter with a dry finish and a lingering pine flavor and bitter aftertaste.

M: The is a medium-light bodied beer with a moderate carbonation. There is a very low creaminess and a touch of alcohol warmth, but on the whole dangerously smooth.

O: This beer is deserving of the title Resin and is so much better than I had anticipated. I had feared a hop bomb that was going to be the equivalent of chewing on pine needles but this is a balanced, bitter hop bomb I happy enjoy again and again.

MadScientist, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of Cnorrisl
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Cnorrisl, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of dbell23
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

dbell23, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of Bierman9
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

After my first round of OBPA at the Bridge View Tavern (17AUG12), lunch came and I went with Resin to accompany my pulled pork. Ended up having two wide-flutes of this, about 12oz each, at $7.00 per. A bit steep, but considering the location (Sleepy Hollow NY)...

Glass was filled with a medium golden brew which was a slight bit hazy and had sporadic carbo. Head was creamy and bright white, short but lasted well, and left super lacing. Mild citrus was present in the aroma, easily noticeable though not overpowering. A little prickle hit the tongue, and the body was a solid medium.

Light sweetness and a touch of toasty malt hit the palate first. Afterwards it turned to being pithy, resiny, and a bit piney, with solid citrus through and through. The grapefruit action lingered well in the finish and was quite pleasing. Very nice! Prosit!!

4.03/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5


Bierman9, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of Biermaedchen
4.93/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12-ounce can into a tulip-shaped Duvel glass.

A: Bright, hazy apricot/orange color. Nice head of tightly packed, off white carbonation bubbles. Lacing is nice & the head retains

S: Loads of citrus and tropical fruits with a blend of spicy and herbal hop notes.

T: slightly spicy hops upfront that are balanced by the malty body, big citrus hop flavors. IMO, perfectly sweet- real easy to suck down, especially forgetting it's 9.1ABV (I couldnt detect any alcohol)

M: Full bodied, great mouthfeel. Wouldnt mind more carbonation, but I'm not mad at it.

O: How I like my IPA's. I love the extra body to it and balance of sweetness & hops. Will definitely keep this beer around for myself and to share.

Biermaedchen, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of Dat
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Dat, Aug 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

MaxOfMetal, Aug 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

vicsju1991, Aug 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

JimmytheSaintPSU, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of ONUMello
3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into a snifter
A: Slightly hazy amber color with a one-finger head that quickly settles
S: Resin indeed. This certainly fits with the name- mostly pine sap/resin. Underneath that is a fair amount of brown sugar ending with pineapple.
T: Brown sugar up front, then pine, but that's followed by a bitterness that's not from the hops that doesn't leave a pleasant taste in the mouth. It goes away a bit after a few sips.
M: Between the sweetness & bitterness I can't say I'm a huge fan, though it's not out of line for the style.
O: This has a couple of nice elements, but overall the non-hop bitterness kills it for me. Excluding that it's well made and I'm wondering if something is off about this batch, though other reviews mention it as well.

ONUMello, Aug 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Fahz, Aug 21, 2012
Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
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