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Resin - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

3,067 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,067
Reviews: 600
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.81%
Wants: 163
Gots: 317 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

BigLittleHokis, Aug 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

TheMaimed, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of Gambrinus1184
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

A: Bright, hazy golden color with an orange tinge and wisps of yeast beneath a billowy, three-finger head of tightly packed, ivory carbonation bubbles. Lacing is quite nice and head retention is solid.

S: Loads of citrusy, tropical fruits and a blend of peppery, spicy and herbal hop notes. Pineapple, orange rind, guava and lemongrass tickle the nostrils.

T: Juicy malt sweetness up front throws some white peppery into a mix of Valencia orange, pineapple and peach. The mid-palate carries some maltier caramel notes before being crushed under a wave of bitter hop resins. Bitterness ranges from musty grapefruit to sharp, acidic cattiness. Fruity malts pop up before a resinous, bittersweet finish wraps around the tongue with a warm, boozy embrace.

M: Bright and refreshing up front, the hop resins make handiwork of the sweet balance before becoming a bit hot and bitterly puckering.

O: A very bold, fruity and brash DIPA, Resin embodies all that is wonderful about high alpha-acid hops washing away the sweet palate of a big beer. The 9.1% ABV is there, but almost feels smaller beneath the soft, tropical fruitiness of the brew. Make no mistake, though, this is a big, sweet, bitter triumph of a brew.

Gambrinus1184, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of spinrsx
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz can from Bessette's Canton NY for 3$

Appearance - Hazy copper colour with a large size fizzy/frothy off-white coloured head. There an average amount of carbonation and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for over 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, hops, oranges, pineapple, caramel

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste hops and malts mixed with pineapple, apricots, and oranges. There is also a caramel sweetness and some pine/resin. It finishes with a pineapple/caramel aftertaste with a decent amount of lingering bitterness.

Overall - Definitely the best Sixpoint beer I've had so far. It has a nice amount hops and a good dose of fruitiness. Well worth trying if you happen to see it on the shelves.

spinrsx, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of sailorastro
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

sailorastro, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of TTAmod
3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. tallboy can with a best buy date of Apr 2013 (!!!) poured into tumbler.

A: Typical DIPA. Orange with a finger thick white head. Clarity and retention expected with the style.

S: Again...average. Strong bouquet of piney and citrusy hops.

T: The pine hops are pretty prevalent here. The citrus stays in the background, along with a semi-sweet malt base. Very bitter.

M: Slick and medium bodied. The 9.1% abv is nowhere to be seen. The bitterness makes it slightly more difficult to drink at warmer temperatures.

O: A good, but not great, DIPA. It's a bit old school in it's one-dimensionaless. It has a strong bitterness without much else to back it up. If you love the strong, piney hop bite, then this DIPA is for you. Otherwise, it's interesting to try, but there's not enough drinkibility to make it a mainstay in the fridge.

TTAmod, Aug 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

LawSuit, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of thebends1
2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

thebends1, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of Schmuckles
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Schmuckles, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of flyingmick
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

flyingmick, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of ChefSean
3.5/5  rDev -14%

ChefSean, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of ystazi
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

ystazi, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of BWHD
4/5  rDev -1.7%

BWHD, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of Soneast
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

Soneast, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of beertunes
3.4/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to brooklynbrews for this one. Poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a lightly golden amber color with 3/4 of an inch of off-white head that had OK retention and good lacing.

The beer had a big hop aroma, mostly citrus, with very little malt showing through. The taste was pretty much the same, with a bit more malt base showing up, very much a hop forward brew, fairly typical for the style.

The body was a bit fuller than average. Drinkability was decent for a big IPA. Overall, a fairly average ImpIPA. Worth trying if you see it.

beertunes, Aug 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Interesting tall boy slim can.

Pours a fizzy almost 1 finger off white head that fades semi slowly with bits of lacing, a hazy auburn mahogany colored beer.

Nose brings lots of resinous hops, as it promises, musty fresh light resin, light candied orange peel, citrus, hint of tangerine, a sweet caramel malt base, and hint of booze.

Taste starts with more resinous hops, a bit musty, hint of pine and orange peel, very light citrus and tangerine, fairly bitter. Then malts wash in, light caramel reddish toasty malts, with a light booze, and candy flavors. It has that candied orange peel with the resinous hops. It might be borderline astringent if the big sweet malts to back it up weren't there. Finish is drier but still a bit sweet, quite bitter, lingering resinous hops, slight almost astringent, and a bit of citrus lingering.

Mouth is med to a bit fuller bodied, decent carb some warming booze.

Overall it delivers what it promises, but not quite drinkable as it's so bitter, resinous, sweet, and a bit boozy. Nice flavors though, and typical well done IPA from Sixpoint.

jlindros, Aug 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

mattyrubes, Aug 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Packman4IL, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of stewart124
4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz can.

Light amber poured into a snifter. Little to no head.

Juicy fruit in the nose with pineapple, grass and mango.

The taste is refreshing and so easy to drink. Chewy throughout. Some caramel and slightly sweet with most of the emphasis on hops. Pine, citrus, and white pepper come through with a lingering bitterness of pine and lemon. This is really sticky and needless to say resiny.

Quite good and it's scary how easy this is to drink. Even the skinny can makes it seem less imposing.

stewart124, Aug 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

jnikkel, Aug 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

mmmaaattt, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of mountdew1
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass. Color was a medium amber with a touch of haze. A few threads of bubbles rose from the bottom. Head was a generous 2 fingers milky white foam. Didn't last long, but clung to the sides very well. Aroma started slightly fruity sweet, and then became a gentle hoppy. Flavor was definitely solidly hops, but not overly bitter or overwhelming. Hoppy, but yet balanced. Felt good in the mouth. A smidge thin on the coating, but otherwise felt good. Overall a very solid well balanced beer.

mountdew1, Aug 04, 2012
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4.65/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12 oz can poured into a snifter.
9.1% ABV, 103 IBU, 9.5 SRM, Best Before 27JAN2013

A - Incredibly fine particles haze the beautifully colored apricot orange beer which pours from a tall, skinny can, skillfully designed. The thin and somewhat short-lived off white head dots the snifter in specks of foam.

S - Resin lives up to it's evocative name with gobs of sticky pine resin from bold hopping. Pine needle and pine cone rise above the mango and grapefruit citrus notes with so much hop giving it faint notes of burnt rubber, common to highly hopped beers, I find. Additionally, the beer is heavily malted, balancing the sheer hop pummel with loads of caramel and sweet pils malt.

T - Strangely, Resin is uniquely balanced and dangerously so; not at all what the aroma might suggest. Loads of pilsner sweetness brings some caramel along for the ride and balances the bold hop flavor that draws directly from the nose, only less resin-sticky. Orange marmalade, spread on toast, with a fruit plate of mango, pineapple, and faint grapefruit are at the forefront of the hop flavor with slight pine needle and resiny tones following behind.

M - Nice, moderate carbonation tickles the tongue as this bitter-but-balanced, medium-full bodied beer smoothly slides down the throat. A tasty dryness crosses the palate post-swallow as the sticky flavor lingers on the tongue.

O - Bold and hoppy but artfully restrained and balanced, Resin is a hop-head's dream; fruity and bitter but earthy too; unique in it's own right. From the sexy, slender can to the delicious, assertive flavor and dry, lingering finish, Resin is a real joy to partake. And it's year-round!

BeerFMAndy, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of C20Percent
4.53/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A:Pours a hazy glowing gold with a huge head of bubbly egg shell color foam on top. You can see some bubble action going on in the body, which has some really nice complexity throughout. No sediment that I can see. Preliminary lacing is real nice. Honestly, it looks perfect. Really does.

S: First thing I smell is fresh, in-your-face hops. I feel like I've been drinking a lot of minimally hoppy brews, or English-style IPAs. This is a nice hoppy American-style IPA. There's also some sweet, strong, candied citrus smell there too. But, it's like candied tangerine. Some passion fruits too. Really nice addicting smell. Great.

T: The candied citrus disappears slightly in the taste replaced by a sweet, caramel, toffee malt-forward brew with a dry finish. Also, getting more of a sweet pine in the flavor too. But, the taste is really good. Lots of complexity in the flavor. Should also mention the alcohol is very well managed.

M: This is a medium bodied, smooth and creamy brew with a less-than-perfect medium carbonation. Really soft on the tongue. Buttery feel. The chewiness really brings out the hops. Good here too.

O: Well, this is a great beer. There's not much else to say. I've been grading very difficult on the beers I've recently had, and this one just blows me away. If you haven't tried this, then go out and get some now. One of the best East-Coast IPA. Happy IPA Day!

C20Percent, Aug 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

lvoutlawjlh, Aug 02, 2012
Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 3,067 ratings.