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Resin - Sixpoint Brewery

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3,065 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,065
Reviews: 600
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.81%
Wants: 163
Gots: 316 | 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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4/5  rDev -1.7%

raythealeman, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of DefenCorps
3.23/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Can, $2.99 from Fishpaws. Best by 23 Nov 2012.

In my Duvel green tulip, this beer is a faintly hazy (probably from the dry hops) deep orange with a dense, off-white head that has excellent retention and gorgeous lacing. The nose has a lot of fruity hop character along with quite a bit of a sweet, caramel (almost like a Vienna malt) aroma. I get notes of orange, honeydew melons and a little pine. The sweetness is way overdone for my palate.

The palate opens with a moderate bitterness that's comprised of aggressive grapefruit and orange peel. That said, it does not taste like 102 IBUs (not that anyone knows what that tastes like) as the perceived sweetness, which is more akin to a toasted pale malt rather than a caramel malt (in a vein similar to that in Troegs' Perpetual IPA), is rather high. The combination, for the most part, is decent, except when I really think about it, which is when the word "vomit" keeps coming to my mind. To be honest, though, there is an intensity and pungency to the ho character that does have a bile-like bitterness. Sweetness, in addition to the aforementioned toasted pale malt characteristic, also has some caramel. Moderately drying, quite bitter on the finish with grapefruit and orange peel, this beer is moderately carbonated and resiny sweet. The alcohol does lighten the body a little bit.

Decent stuff, I drank my 12 oz can without too much difficulty, but IMO, this is a middling DIPA. I feel my scores are harsh, but despite my qualms, this is a fairly competitive style, and I can't honestly score this beer any higher. Still, this is a beer I recommend.

DefenCorps, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of ithinkimasofa
3.5/5  rDev -14%

ithinkimasofa, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of Cheezus
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Cheezus, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of GreyGhost4
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

GreyGhost4, Jun 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

leinie13, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of jsh5771
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

jsh5771, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of tonymoore
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

That this beer only gets a "good" rating here is a crime against humanity ranking up there with waterboarding and wes anderson's movies. I'm not sure how it gets tagged as an IPA, because it transcends the genre and becomes something else entirely as you drink it. the color, taste, mouthfeel, and lacing are top-shelf and you really sit there shaking your head trying to figure out why it's so different and good. beer advocate feels like an IPA cult at times and anything that isn't a down-the-middle IPA (Stone, e.g., which is the perfect poster boy for the perfect IPA) gets pushed to the side by the rankers. glad the brothers see this one for what it is, even if the sweating masses don't quite get it.

tonymoore, Jun 23, 2012
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3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from can into globe.

Pours a nice bright orange color with a nice white head. Smell is a bit like caramel with piney hops shining through with a bit of citrus. Not entirely appetizing but still pleasant enough. The taste is what may cause me to buy this again, although a bit hot, the piney hops burst over the tonguewith a sticky sweetness from the malt, with a bit of citrus on the back end. Finishes very bitter. Mouthfeel is resiny as the name implies with moderate carbonation. Overall not my first choice for a DIPA but I may buy it again if the mood strikes.

mychalg9, Jun 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

SlickestWilly, Jun 22, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

UncleRandy, Jun 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

johnnyboy76, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of Dreadnaught33
3.3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This beer isn't too bad, but the smell needs a lot of work.

The apperance is great, it leaves a ton of suds on the glass and has a decent head too. Orange hue with gold highlights. The smell is almost non existent, it had some bright hops at the start, but after the initial whiff, there is really little but a slight, slight grass hop aroma and some malt? There really needs to be some more dry hopping to this, it's pretty lame.

The taste has a pretty ok flavor with a bready malt base and some nice bitter hops hitting at the back of the palate, rolling over the tongue with a nice sudsy feel. Overall it's not bad, but really it's unremarkable.

Dreadnaught33, Jun 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

uziangis, Jun 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

NoahPrice, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of Treebs
2.78/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. can served in a FFF 15th Anniversary pint. Best by date of January 2013.

A: Pours a clear amber color with a one finger off white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a frothy collar and leaves some traces of sticky lace behind.

S: Definitely lives up to its name so far. Big pine needle and resinous hops are right up front with this guy. Some candied sugar sweetness with a little alcohol flavors.

T: Piney and resinous hops, but there is lingering malt bill that makes it a little sweeter. Definitely hop oils create a lingering bitterness that lasts through out. There is also a lingering alcohol flavor as well.

M: Medium bodied. A little sticky with medium carbonation. Lasting bitterness in the finish.

O: Ho hum in my book. Pretty one dimensional in the flavor. Definitely take a pass on this one.

Treebs, Jun 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

cfinch2, Jun 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

KAP1356, Jun 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Scottgerm1, Jun 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

johnbifulco, Jun 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

chrispoint, Jun 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

jakea, Jun 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

muskiesman, Jun 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

dreis, Jun 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

vitters03, Jun 14, 2012
Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 3,065 ratings.