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Resin | Sixpoint Brewery

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Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.10%

Availability: Year-round

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.

"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 Weisenbeer
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

DIPA! It's hard to rate these while drinking them. The euphoria of the double ABV and great taste requires one to step back and evaluate the beverage within its genre, style, and classification. ........... Ah, what the hell, it's awesome!!! Woohoo!!

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

LOOKS: Pours a slightly hazy (chill) amber-orange with a finger+ of off white foamy head that leaves a thin layer on top of the beer. Slight bit of lacing down the glass.
AROMA: Lots of hop resin and citrus/grapefruit rind. Slight bit of astringency, ammonia like to me, some people get pineapple.
TASTE: Good amount of bitterness from start to finish. Slight pine in taste but more citrus pith than anything, really. Enough sweetness from the malt to balance it just enough.
FEEL: Medium body, a little bit slick and then it dries up at the finish a bit. Good amount of carbonation to move the flavor around the palate.
OVERALL: Would like more pine in the flavor but other than that this one suits me great. No alcohol in the taste, nice big citrus flavors.

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

Great brew from Sixpoint. Best by 04Jul2016. Pours an orange color. Nose is an explosion of pineapple and ripe mango. Taste is much the same with pineapple being the dominate flavor. The bitterness lingers only a short time. Finish is grapefruit and pine. Nice balance. Feel is crisp. Medium carbonation. Overall, this is an excellent DIPA that has a fantastic pineapple dominated nose and taste.

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Photo of Hoppy_Time
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: Clear amber in color, an inch of white head, fair amount of lacing.
Smell: Citrus and pine.
Taste: A beautiful bouquet of hops, light grapefruit bitterness, notes of pine, a little earthy.
Feel: Medium body and carbonation, leaves some hoppy stickiness, fairly smooth.
Overall: A great IPA with nice hop flavors and a solid malt backbone that doesn't get in the way.

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Photo of stephens101
4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Clear amber in color. The tan froth dissipates in its own time. Sedated citrus and citrus rind to the nose. Light fruits playful on the tongue between herbal hop notes, tannin and pine. Slightly pungent and spicy too. Medium in body and a hint of alcohol.

A Complex but refined DIPA that paints with a broad palate but never colors outside the lines.

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Photo of ZBowden
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear golden copper with white head, smells of citrusy piney grapefruity hops and crackery malts, tastes of bitter crackery toasty maltiness with slight grapefruit, finishes dry slightly thin mouthfeel with low carbonation.

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

Dark gold to copper in color and plenty hazy. There's a quarter inch of beige to tan resting on top. Moderate lacing. The aroma is very forward with primarily pine, but also citrus hops. I taste an intense amount of primarily citrus tasting hops with notes of clementine oranges and marmalade. There's a deep hop burn that lingers on your tongue and the mouth is a bit sticky, chewy, and aptly resinous.

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Photo of twiens77
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This DIPA is one that I wish I could regularly get here in Canada. Got a six pack in Texas and have been slow to enjoy each one. Just had a local Saison so the time was right. Six point nailed this for me. Right balance of hoppy goodness and booze.

February update - last one ... sad day! Rating updated with added sentiment.

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Photo of Cfred371
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

The beer says its best by June 2016, so it's like three months old. I let the beer warm 15-20 minutes to open up the aromas.

Look: the beer pours a nice light amber, off white head, and has some carbonation bubbles. There's maybe a little alcohol legs as well.

Smell: I get pine initially. After a swirl, the dank hops come about followed by some subtle pine. This smells as advertised.

Taste: the pine and resinous hops really shine in this beer. I get the resin throughout the beer and the line more at the beginning.

Feel: the beer is medium bodied, with a slightly dry finish. The bitterness does linger slightly.

Overall: this is a solid IPA, and fits the descriptor. It tastes a little like I just smoked some bud.

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Photo of John_M
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the bier stein the other day.

The beer certainly looks impressive, as it pours a striking peachy amber color with very good head retention and lacing (it really looks for all the world like a fresh glass of PtE). The nose is a bit unusual, but still pretty attractive. I really don't pick up much citrus, but there's some nice tropical fruit, light pine, white pepper and maybe a hint of dank earth. The flavor profile is more of the same, with the beer starting off fairly sweet and malty on the palate, but quickly drying out on the fairly bitter finish. There seemed to be some underlying spice as well that was nice, but the alcohol was a bit more noticeable than I expected or wanted, leading to a fairly hot finish. Frankly, a bit more citrus flavor and citrus would help this beer considerably, and probably would mask some of the heat on the finish. Mouthfeel seemed to be medium bodied and fairly full for a DIPA, with a decent amount of bitterness on the finish. Drinkability was OK, but frankly, one .25 liter pour was sufficient for me (was not tempted to get a second glass).

A decent DIPA, but my overall impression is that stylistically, this is just not a DIPA that's my cup of tea. Will likely not seek this one out again.

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Photo of TX_farmboy
4.96/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This beer is an outstanding India Pale Ale! The smell is distinctly hoppy, and the taste is incredibly smooth, especially considering the very high IBU rating.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.48/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Darker than expected color, this one came in dark gold on its lightest day, almost amber appearance, solidly carbonated, 1/2" head. Aroma dropped too much caramel and malt, the hop aroma was just underwhelming.

Heavy crystal malt, caramel, hop edge isn't really there, drinks equal parts like an American barleywine given the higher than expected malt existence and lower than expected hop contributions. Its a big sticky beer, but with a name like Resin, it gets your expectations working.

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Photo of dleigh
4.59/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The most grapefruit IPA ever, at least when fresh.

Clear yellow with minimal head. As soon as I poured it in the glass, the smell hit me--sweet fruit but with a tinge of bitter. Huge grapefruit notes. As it warmed, the smell got more sweet. I cannot write enough about the smell. This is the smell that made me fall in love with hops in the first place, and it's what I chase in every hoppy beer. Smell carries through to the taste, grapefruit with some sticky, resinous hoppy bitterness on the back end. Fantastic.. Nice refreshing carbonation--crispy. A very good DIPA.

Can, best by June 3, 2016.

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Photo of Sir_Whats-his-face
4.89/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This finally turned up around my neck of the woods, and it more than lives up to the hype. It's so light and crisp, you'd never know it was an imperial IPA, and in spite of its IBUs, the balance is perfect.

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Photo of wgk
4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had wanted to get around to this brew for a long time. The cans always put me off a bit, but the 12 ouncer won out. Something got me past it being a 4-pack with a bigger ticket than my regular 6-pack of DIPA. So, it looks good in a glass. It laces perfectly. It smells good, very good, even. And it tastes really good...nicely balanced between hop and malt. I'm not a fan of drinking beer in a glass that often. I tend not to stay in one place flattening my ample butt...maybe wandering around with a can could work for me, but not this can..it was created for a marketing reason, maybe? Put it in a six pack of short-neck bottles and lower the price a smidge and you've got a winner. Ohhh, almost forgot, this is nothing to worry about at over 100 IBUs, this brewer balances it almost perfectly.

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Photo of Czequershuus
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a rich copper with a sizeable head. The aroma is straight up pine; it's not as strong as I would imagine, less a slap with a pine branch than a gentle stroll through an evergreen forest. The flavor has much more going on. Some sips offer intriguing tropical notes of crisp pineapple, fresh mango, guava, and passionfruit, as well as clear pine notes. The ever shifting profile is really very nice. The mouthfeel is thick, redolent, and oily. Overall this is an awesome beer. It verges on too sweet for my palate, but if you keep it cold and drink quickly, it is an awesome hop blast.

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Photo of pat61
4.52/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours brilliant copper amber with a sudsy 3” off-white foam collar that takes 4 minutes to reduce to ¼ its original size. Very lacy.

S: Moderate resin, light toast and light fruit aromas.

T: Starts with big fruit flavors and moderate sweetness, spice with a trace of anise or fennel, hint of cardamom, pine and mint. The spicy resiny fruit hop flavors are medium to medium high, malt flavors are medium low, yeast flavors are low. Bitterness is medium and well balanced.

F: Medium body and carbonation. Creamy.

O: A very flavorful, well balanced big IPA.

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

This is a big strong beer. The smell is fresh sweet piney hops. The taste is piney with some caramel malt. The finish is both sweet and strongly bitter. Really enjoyable beer but a high ABV. nb

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Photo of Catracho5
4.58/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce can poured into a tulip

A: Pours a deep rich amber orange color with a bright white head, beer is clear, lots of lacing, an incredible amount, some carbonation, looks solid.

A: Resin, pine, hint of grapefruit, this beer is all pine needles on the nose, smells like freshly squeezed pine needles with hints of citrus peel aromas, some sweet malt aromas on the backend, really big aromas.

T: Like biting into a handful of pine needles, resin, pine, hints of citrus flavors creep in the background, alcohol is noticeable, sweet malts on the back end, very tasty with lots of big flavors.

M: Big dry finish, pine and grapefruit scrapes the tongue and palate, good amount of carbonation to balance it out.

O: This is a resin and pine needle bomb, very tasty, I love a IIPA that is more hop forward than it is malt forward and Resin falls in this category. I would definitely buy this if it was available in Southern CA, but it's not, a world class beer, a keeper.

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Photo of GatorBA
4.41/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'm not an IPA guy, but I am in the mood for a good IPA from time to time. This is my "go to" IPA. I've had a good solid dozen of these in the last 6 months. I've had a couple of Heady Toppers, and this beer hangs with that, in my opinion.

Resin is the perfect name for this beer, because there is a strong pine quality to it. Mouthfeel is not too heavy, which I prefer in an IPA. The nose is huge and appealing. The aroma sets you up very nicely for the big flavor-it creates great anticipation. The flavor doesn't disappoint. There is plenty of tongue-curling citrus, pine, and acidity. My criticism of some IPAs is that they are kind of one-note, variations on a theme of bitterness. Resin rises well above the average by offering plenty of complexity, great aroma, and a refreshing mouthfeel. There is a character that sets it apart. One of the better IPAs out there, in my opinion.

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

Poured a nice golden color with a small amount of bubbles rising. Nice fruity aroma with a slightly acidic mouthfeel. It has the same fruitiness up front as the smell and a good amount of bitterness on the end. Definitely a good double IPA that is look for again.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.57/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a deep copper orange with a moderate amount of carbonation. Good finger of off white head which settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A juicy, herbal, and dank hop forward aroma with a big scent of citrus fruit, pine resin, and grass. Big presence of citrus hops with hints of grapefruit, mango, orange peel, pineapple, lemon, and melon. Big herbal scent of pine resin along with some grass and floral hints. Backing pale malt hints of caramel, grains, and yeast. A really good dank aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a dank, juicy,and herbal hop driven taste with big notes of citrus, pine resin, and grass. Juicy citrus hop notes of grapefruit, orange peel, mango, lemon, pineapple, and melon. True to the name there is a big presence of pine resin along with some grassy notes. Nicely bitter. Backing pale malt notes of sweet caramel, grains, and yeast. A really great taste.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Very juicy and oily with a drying finish.

Overall: A really good East Coast take on a West Coast style. Huge juicy hop flavors with a solid caramel malt backing.

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Photo of HamdenHector
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: crystal clear; copper colored; 1 finger ivory head that receded to a thick cap; nice, thick lacing;

S: floral and pine for a moment, then ripe pineapple and tart grapefruit;

T: floral and pineapple through the middle, then white grapefruit; short finish; some tartness with mild bitterness at the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O; flavor was good, but was a let down after how incredible it looked and smelled;

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

Today's can reads "BB 20MAR2016" on the bottom. However, I have actually had this more than enough times in life and I've learned the one thing that always echoes true to this beer is that one does not have to pour it out every time. Smelling a great beer is one thing, but to sip this one while sitting in a deer stand or fishing, one can't deny that it just tastes great. Now get that Budweiser out of the way, lol.
Alright, sorry for the dissertation, here's actually a real review of the beer when it is poured.
Treated as a DIPA, when I do pour this one, I keep to tulips and snifters.
The appearance was a hazy burnt orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. Lacing was mainly thin and stringy in both glasses.
The smell starts off with guess what, that's right, you got it, "resin"-ous pine spitting bursts of citrus rind and grapefruit pulp up my nose. Light sweet malt weaves in underneath.
The taste takes the bitter citrusy and resinous hops and slaps around some sweet malt embracing a keen quick lingering sweet aftertaste sliding into the same finish.
The mouthfeel is about a light to medium on the body. For a DIPA, its quite drinkable and the carbonation seems to stay low enough to let the bitterness from the "resin" to grind at my tongue yet still the sweetness just bears right on in to balance the feel out in a slight almost creamy sort of feel.
Overall, wow, what to say, I live in Vermont in a land full of great DIPA's, still I find that I need to come back to this every now and again. Why? Well, its just that I like it for what it is.

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Photo of gatornation
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a clear golden color with a fresh white head, smell of dank and pine hops and sweet caramel, taste is up front with pine/citus hop it is offset with sweet caramel malts,very tasty,mouth feel is creamy and sweet with very pleasant hops ABV is well hidden, this 2ipa is so drinkable

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Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
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