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Resin - Sixpoint Brewery

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3,102 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,102
Reviews: 602
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.81%
Wants: 168
Gots: 330 | 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 ONN8
4/5  rDev -1.7%

ONN8, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.5/5  rDev -14%

ThisWangsChung, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of Gavage
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a slightly cloudy reddish orange color with a 1/2" head.

Smell: loads of grapefruit and pine rise from the glass.

Taste: caramel, grapefruit, pine, and a sharp biting bitterness is wrapped in an earthy tone. Alcohol is mildy noticeable.

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy in body. Lightly crisp to start, smooth and very dry at the finish. Long lasting aftertaste as the bitterness and grapefruit linger onthe tongue forever.

Overall: a slow sipping big bitter DIPA. Satisfies the need for hops, and any hophead would enjoy this.

Gavage, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of ms11781
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

ms11781, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of Atmac
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Atmac, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

drewone, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of audiological
4/5  rDev -1.7%

audiological, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of Digimaika2
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From notes taken July 22, 2012:

A: Beautiful hazy copper with a huge creamy tan head.

S: Pineapple, citrus, funky pine, sweet toffee, nutty qualities. Very fresh aroma. Varied and dynamic.

T: Caramel/brown sugar, bold citrus, pine bitterness. Not as complex as expected from the aroma but still an impressive taste profile that agrees with my palate.

M: Medium bodied with a low-med carbonation. Thick and chewy texture with quite an oily sheen. Fitting.

D: Impressed with this offering, in fact picked up a second 4-pack the following day and I have a feeling it won't be my last.

Digimaika2, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.65/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden orange color with a good sized head, stick around for a decent amount of time and leave some nice sticky lacing patches on the glass, slight haze to it but no floating sediment.

Smell is defintely on the tamer scale for a DIPA with a strong sweet malt front, the hop presence is noticeable with the strongest aspect being citrus pine.

Taste isn't aggressive with the bitterness, instead it's fairly balanced along the middle with the malt and the citrus pine, carbonation is great and lends a nice creamy mouthfeel, finishes slightly dry with a little bit of bitter aftertaste.

deltatauhobbit, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of JimGlonke
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

JimGlonke, Jul 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

wakajawaka76, Jul 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Leafsj, Jul 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

mothman, Jul 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

durlta, Jul 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

tbeer40, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of AndrewK
4/5  rDev -1.7%

AndrewK, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of Brutesling57
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Brutesling57, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of bookerandy
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

bookerandy, Jul 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

RMoeNay, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of psychotia
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

psychotia, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of alexgash
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bullet/Red Bull can. Best before 27 Jan 2013.

Partly cloudy, brassy orange body. Thick finger of dense, sticky, beige head. Nice lacing and retention. Lots of hops on the nose. Citrus and pineapple mostly. Candyish, butterscotchy malt in the background.

Toasted malt and herbal bitterness up front. Hops become spicier with more citrus as he malt shows some fruit and butterscotch sweetness. Citrus and pine hop bitterness take over the drier finish. Full bodied, creamy smooth feel. Nice!

alexgash, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of maximum12
2.9/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to totoropanda for two of these strangely shaped cans. They look like they should be in a Dharma Initiative lock box somewhere. 12 ounces with a cryptic January 2013 "best-by" date stamped on the bottom. Hmmmm.

Pours is orange/amber in the twilight. The smell is like the Fist of God - if the Fist were hops, God were hops, & all of creation was buried in hops. Wow. This is the kind of shit I look for in a IIPA, just hops leaking out the wazoo. Only downer note is a tinge of that churned butter that sneaks into some Sixpoint beers.

Resin lives up to neither the name nor the nose - an 18 story let-down. The bitterness veers into aspirin territory, which a raw, acrid edge to it. A slap of butter underneath further cuts the legs out from beneath the beer. OK, OK, so resin does describe the mouth on this, very sticky. But there's not much taste in the hops.

Overall this was a disappointment, especially after the first wave of aroma hit my nostrils. OK, but not something I'd bother with again.

maximum12, Jul 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

UpToMeBeer, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of oline73
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a mostly clear amber color with just under a finger of creamy off white head. As the head fades it leaves some lacing.

Smell: I'm getting some citrus peel hops along with some tropical fruit notes. I'm getting some malt sweetness behind the hops.

Taste: Less sweet and juicy than the smell. Unfortunately, the juicy tropical notes don't show up in the taste. There is a ton of grapefruit peel hop bitterness. I'm getting some malt in the background, but it's not too sweet. The finish is bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with lots of fluffy carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I thought this was a very good double IPA. It smelled fantastic and the taste fell just short, but I still enjoyed it.

oline73, Jul 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Beezee, Jul 18, 2012
Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 3,102 ratings.