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Resin - Sixpoint Brewery

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749 Reviews

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Reviews: 749
Hads: 4,172
Avg: 4.06
pDev: 24.88%
Wants: 247
Gots: 890 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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.

"First formulated in 2004, this is the story of the sticky quintessence of the hop cone, and all of the joy it brings:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4neeh3ziWw  "
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Photo of Ksmoove27
3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - hazy orange with a white head fades quickly. Lacing iok.

S - slight hop, but not strong...peach/orange...a little pine

T - Pine with peach/orange, a little malt and not a bitter at the end...definitely an alcohol burn

M - light and easy drinking given the ABV and IBUs.

O - Good hop and malt balance....the lightness of the drink given the IBUs and ABV is kind of impressive, but the alcohol and underwhelming aroma keep it out of my Top DIPA list.

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Photo of Mdog
4.49/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 12oz can:

Appearance: Clear gold, big head.

Smell: Citrus rind, lemon, pretty strong.

Taste: Big grapefruit, citrus rind, then some sweet caramel to back it up. Dry breadiness-crackers. Moderately bitter.

Overall: Picked up a six pack in Iowa, and was really impressed. Nicely bitter, yet balanced. Strong hop flavor, good body, just a great beer all around.

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Photo of Roland7792
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Can with BB date of Feb, 2016 poured into glass. Great looking dark golden appearance. The name fits perfectly, no tropical fruit here! Aroma of sweet grapefruit citrus and earthy, dank resin and pine. Taste has the same earthy resin with a bit of pepper or spice. Great bitterness but also a nice sweet malt backbone often found in good DIPAs. The feel also has a enjoyable sticky resin like quality. This is my first Six Point beer but it won't be the last.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Orange, clear, with a white head that forms up big and fades quickly. Lacing is pretty extraordinary.

S - Well, yes, resin and pine, but also orange and a creamy maltiness.

T - Strong resin, a touch of peach, definite citrus that then hits malty sweetness, and closes with a mild but definite bitter hit.

M - Moderately drying, but surprising light and easy given the ABV and IBUs.

O - Nice job - bright hops and strong malt backbone. The fruit takes a backseat, but given the name, that's not too surprising. For as much hops as there are, the malt does a fine job evening things out. Quite drinkable.

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Photo of dgmirelli
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

bought in a single serve establishment in a train station, drank out of can on train, look and smell therefore limited, a sure hop bomb no doubt, very piney and full of resin as name indicates, not much on citrus side for me but again limited to consuming from can.

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Photo of irrevjim
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

look; golden, a little brown, head dissipates quickly, some lacing, nice but not 'beautiful'
smell; floral, herbal, and piney hop notes, a little roasted malt, pineapple, hint of burnt rubber, very nice
taste; literally add the tiniest hint of booziness and a dash of honey smoothness to the smell, tasty
feel; smooth almost full body, feel matches taste well
overall; i honestley don't like most iipa's, this is one of few exceptions. Enough hops for the malt and alcohol and a very nice selection/variety of hops. this is`deceptively smooth and yummy

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Photo of car2052
4.54/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz. can to tulip glass.

A: Clear, dark orange, with a thin layer of white foam on top.
S: Pineapple, Mango, bit of pine, floral. Nice use of simcoe hops.
T: Nice pine on the tip of the tongue, followed by citrus notes of grapefruit and orange. Malty sweetness makes the bitterness bearable, and ends with a grapefruit aftertaste.
M: Medium. Nice carbonation zing.
O: Very good beer. Nice flavors.

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Photo of mnj21655
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz. can with best by date FEB2016 poured into a tulip

Pours a clear and vibrant dark orange with just less than a finger of light tan head that fades to just a film and leaves sporadic lacing. Aroma is almost non-existent, hints of some sweet malts followed by faint pine hops. Taste is mostly piney and resiny hops (as one would expect) and alcohol. Good mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Overall, this is a good beer but nothing all that special. I've has this beer a number of times before and enjoyed it significantly more (a beer on the beach will always be a 4.25+ for me) but when i evaluate this more objectively I'm just not that impressed.

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Photo of FFreak
4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$11.49 for a six pack in town, dated 'Best By Feb 2016'. Poured into a willy glass. Pours a perfectly clear deep golden color with a finger or so of tight, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves almost no lace. Slight hoppiness in the aroma, but so slight that it's hard to pick out typical hop aromas. Taste is very nice, with some citrus and other fruits and just a hint of resin, some caramel and malt, balanced out by a bracing bitterness. Just a touch of booziness as it warms. Mouth is just about right, medium-full, while remaining clean and refreshing. Overall, a great DIPA. I think I prefer this over Hi-Res.

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Photo of OmahaKF
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Smell is pine and floral, citrus, a bit of dankness, and a bit of booziness. Taste is heavy malt sweetness, citrus (primarily lemon peel), a hint of honey, and a little tropical fruit finish. Bitterness feels a little heavy up front, but fades quickly and complements the overall taste really well.

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Photo of Prager62
4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Revisiting this after a couple of years away. A best by date on the carton and can bottom of 20 March 2016. Poured from the sleek can into a 12 oz. tulip glass.

Look- Pours a super dark gold, almost amber color.

Smell- Fresh pine needles, sweet flowers, and alcohol.

Taste- Pine resin, raw grapefruit, fresh flowers and fusel alcohol.

Feel- Slick with a bitter hop bite and semi dry finish. Very crisp for such a big beer, but just a tad too much alcohol burn.

Overall- This is one giant hop biting assault of a beer that leans more toward pine and earth versus tropical juice. A very nice change of pace on the other side of the hop spectrum. Glad I revisited.

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Photo of Jdotmilligan
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a classic goblet.

Had a great smell of citrus...small amount of grapefruit with some orange. Nice woodys smell and a small kick of hops.

Medium amber color which is right on track with the 9.5 SRM rating. Good amount of head for a double IPA. However, quickly dissipates after a few seconds.

You receive a nice kick of citrus right away. Grapefruit, orange, like I mentioned before. Medium body with the same amount of carbonation. Towards the backend you get wonderful notes of resin and almost a sticky caramel flavor. With the final punch being a small amount of bitterness.

Aftertaste made me feel like I was hiking or was doing lumberjack duties. Nice bite, nice carbonation, with a real woodys feel.

Wonderful beer. Nice complex mixture of taste. Not overboard with the hops (surprisingly with it being over 100 IBU) Nice citrus upfront, resin in-between, and sticky caramel feel hops afterwards. I appreciate what this beer has to offer.

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Photo of bearsnguns
4.61/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Really fruity, I didn't know it was an iPad when I ordered it, let alone a double ipA. I don't notice that's it's 10%alc! One of the most drinkable and alcoholic beers I've ever had. I will be getting this again.

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Photo of OhioLimoncello
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap at The Beverage Source, Newark, Ohio
OK, I'll use an analogy to describe the 9.1 ABV and 103 IBU offering of Resin from Sixpoint:
When I order Chinese food, I always order a spicy entree. There would be little or no satisfaction without a little heat. When I get a dish that is 'over the top' spicy, it pretty much kills the experience. I have rated this beer an overall 4.16 (4:Look, 4.25:Smell, 4.25:Taste, 4:Feel, 4:Overall). It deserves it's place as one of the best east coast DIPA offerings out there, but honestly, it's the 9.1 ABV and 103 IBU is 'over the top' for me.

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Photo of rjd722
4.59/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Pour House, been looking forward to having this for a while and it exceeded expectations. Nice, clear amber color with a solid white foam head and decent lacing. Huge piney aroma, hints of grapefruit. Phenomenal balance to this beer, great sticky resin on the mouthfeel, bitter and slightly sweet but in no way overpowering. Taste is loaded with piney hops, extremely drinkable. Awesome brew!

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Photo of Stevem68
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a light amber color. Has an aroma of pine, mild citrus and a malts. Flavor is piny, resiny, with a balanced finish. Drinks pretty smooth. A pretty good beer overall

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Photo of tillmac62
4.32/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

BBD 1/17/16. Pours a clear gold with a touch of amber. World class head volume, lacing and retention.

Intense world class nose of hops (grapefruit, pine and spruce resin, orange, tangerine) over a solid biscuit backdrop with a touch of caramel.

Heavy medium body with a slick oily texture. Above normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a nice prickly burst in the finish.

Near world class flavor profile that is reasonably intense, quite complex and very well balanced. It begins with a burst of sweet citrus hops that is orange and tangerine. This flows into the grapefruit and resin elements, then the sweetness begins to shift towards biscuit. The middle brings a mild bitterness that is still well balanced with biscuit and sweet tropical notes. I was surprised by how subtle and balanced the bitterness was considering it clocks in at 100 IBU - a testament to true brewer skill. As the finish approaches, the alcohol looses it's cover and a fair amount of astringency creeps in. The finish is a slow astringent and bitter fade ( grapefruit and pine resin ) over a subtle biscuit with a hint of caramel.

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Photo of 2beerdogs
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks again to @SammyJaxxxx for this weedy bliss.
Resin pours a brassy shine that pushes an off-white tight crown 3 fingers high. Smell is, well, RESINY. It's dank, weedy, grassy, piney, with a hint of onions. Ya Mon, this is irie. Taste is more piney, slight citrus, and some dank. Not as pronounced as the nose, but still a solid, respectable DIPA. Finish is slightly oily and slick. Just the way I like it. Damn good beer.

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Photo of smanson56
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a great full bodied IPA. Pours a rich orangey color. Lots of resin aroma with some pine thrown in. The mouth feel is smooth with a pleasing taste. there is a fairly malty finish to this beer. I like my IPA's a little more tropical but still a very well done beer.

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Photo of dbl_delta
4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can dated BB17JAN2016, so it's fresh. Pint glass. Clear reddish amber color with a durable off-white head. Emphatic pine resin up front, just like the nae says. Malt offsets the hops to a certain extent, but this is still a hop experience. I've tried Hi-Res and I actually think I prefer Resin! Both are good, though. In fact, you can't go wrong with any Sixpoint offering.

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Photo of chrisjws
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can into an IPA glass. Dated best by Feb 2016, so likely very fresh.

A: Three fingers of frothy head, largely from a vigorous pour on my part. Retained the head well through the session. Copper color, crystal clear. Doesn't have that super cloudy look I've often seen from East Coast IPAs
S: True to the name, resin and pine are the main components of the aroma. Some malty sweetness and little bit of maybe caramel as well.
T: Follows the nose perfectly, bitter resinous upfront with lots of pine, followed by malty sweetness in the middlemouth and finish.
M: Medium sized feel, does not drink like a 9% beer. Goes down very well with dryness in the finish
O: Good DIPA. A little one dimensional for my liking, however that one dimension is declared right on the label so good on the brewer. I'd try it again for sure.

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Photo of mschrei
4.84/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

It looks great poured into a wine goblet: golden orange, nice foam that lasts. Can or glass, it smells and tastes awesome–citrusy pine bomb that some people (like me) really love in a double IPA. The feel is where the real difference is - pouring it out will lessen the bitterness on the aftertaste. It's not bad in the glass, but I think it lacks the punch that drinking it from the can conveys. I went through a six pack of this in six days, but that was only because I had other new beers I wanted to try. If I had a six pack of this and nothing else, it probably wouldn't last two days.

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Photo of TomMorris
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice golden yellow with tons of carbonation. The nose aggressively and bitter though features more than a discernible amount of citrusy scents; very little malt. The taste is equally if not more aggressive; can definitely taste the 103 IBUs! Definitely a strong and bitter beer throughout but there's enough citrus flavor present that it remains multi-dimensional. Despite the huge bitterness, the beer is very drinkable though definitely is a bit better paired with food than by itself.

Might be my favorite Sixpoint offering; an excellent and aggressive Double IPA. A definite pickup for hopheads.

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Photo of Tonyjenlasc
4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Move over Bengali, Resin has entered the building! Piney/Grassy/Dank type oniony/garlic nose to this beer. Taste follows the nose. Very dank, very piney. Not as bitter as I was expecting @ over 100 IBUs. Some lingering bitterness on the backend though. As the beer warmed a little I was getting some citrus notes which I loved. Overall, an absolute killer DIPA. CRAZY easy drinking for 9.1% ABV. Can get you in trouble for sure. Sixpoint knocked this one out of the park!

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Photo of pinyin
3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I give Sixpoint credit for being radically different on many of their offerings. Seems like they have a bunch of southpaws brewing there who do everything in reverse. Sometimes it works and sometimes it's just different.

This is the impression I get from Resin.

The color is pretty typical for a DIPA. A slightly hazy dark bronze.

The nose is what really threw me off though. It's super grassy. I do like a bit of straw fresh cut grass aroma, but this smells like burying your head in a mound of grass trimmings. The hop blend is balanced but a little too powerful in the grassy department for my liking.

The taste is exactly how it smells. Straw grass and dark malts. Resin seems to taste better from the can than in my goblet. Which is fine, as this is the case for most DIPA's. The hops and malt blend in this beer is just really gamey and overpowering to me. And I enjoy many DIPA's, but the more conventional style like Chillwave, Ruination, Enjoy By. Resin just relies heavily on a bittering hop or blend of such that I really don't like that much. I do like some dank Simcoe style IPA's such as Weyerbacher Double Simcoe and Simcoe Must be Destroyed, but I think I much prefer the juicey and grapefruity (Cascade & Citra) hopped style IPA's.

It is well balanced though and the malts tasted well extracted, but the hop blend in this just isn't much to my liking, to the point that I probably wouldn't purchase the cans again. I would however like to try it on draft if given the opportunity to see if my opinion differs or if the hop profile tastes different to me.

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Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 749 ratings.