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Resin - Sixpoint Brewery


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2,496 Ratings

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Ratings: 2496
Reviews: 565
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.08%

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Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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New York

4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A-a clear light amber with two fingers worth of white rocky head

S-pale bready malt with citrus and pine hops

T-taste is similar to the smell, bready malt backbone with a large amount of pine and citric bitterness. You are left with some alcohol warming.

M-medium to full body, much thicker than other DIPA's I've had, average carbonation

Overall a big, juicy, bitter beer. Really well done by Sixpoint.

Serving type: can

02-09-2014 21:13:36 | More by ksimons
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New York

3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked up in a growler from draft. Pours a solid penny-copper with a thin white head that leaves a hint of lacing on the glass. Slightly hazy with a nice stream of bubbles.

Smell is of stone fruit and citrus. Not overwhelming with hops. Not as much hop aroma as some other DIPAs I've had, which is surprising, given how insane the hops are in the taste.

Taste is where this one stands apart. It starts off with a very light caramel malt sweetness and then is followed up with some peach notes as the hops kick in with an intense fruitiness. This if followed up with citrus and then with strong, strong pine flavor. Somewhat aggressive alcohol sneaks in at the end, lending heat to it. The pine and alcohol lingers, overwhelming everything else.

Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with hops that sticks to your tongue. Alchohol heat lingers in the back of your throat from this one.

Overall, an interesting DIPA. I like it as a sipping beer, but I tried to drink a pint with dinner and it just dominated everything I tried to pair it with. To my palate, the hops are a bit to coarse and dominated by pine at the finish to make this one of my top DIPAs. It's nice to sip, but it's a bit overwhelmingly one dimensional on the finish.

Serving type: on-tap

02-09-2014 20:57:40 | More by spokeydonkey
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4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a 12 oz. can into a pint glass at approximately 40-45 degrees.

Appearance - hazy orange/tangerine-ish color. Nice carbonation. Thick but light two finger white head. Decent retention with good lacing.

Smell - Piney with citrus notes. Maybe a hint of spice. Hard to discern.

Taste - Initially noted citrus flavors which quickly faded into a piney resin (I'm talking like chewing on a pine cone). On the backend, shifts back to more citrus/grapefruit with some bitterness and dare I say some astringency?

Mouthfeel - Surprisingly thick and creamy. Oily piney-ness lingers.

Overall - Intense, but fairly well balanced. It's a solid beer that's definitely worth trying. For me, not a sessionable beer, unless you're into drinking liquid pine trees. Yet, I still like it and will have it again. Next time, preferrably on tap.

Serving type: can

02-08-2014 14:23:06 | More by Goldndomer
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4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Lure's

A-Poured a slightly hazy medium amber with a frothy white head and lots of broken lace.

S-The aroma is rich resin hops, pine, and hint of floral.

T-The flavor is medium to strong bitter with a strong resin hop liqourice bitter palate with a long bitter finish.

M-Medium bodied with average carbonation.

O-Overall nice resin flavored DIPA by sixpoint

Serving type: on-tap

02-07-2014 14:00:28 | More by reebtaerG
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4.54/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12 oz can into brewery labeled snifter. Served from beer fridge at approx 50 degrees.

A: Hazy orange, almost amber with a bit of head that nearly reaches the top of the snifter

S: For me this smells like an ideal IPA(imperial or otherwise). Very citrusy and a bit of pine. I will note that this is relatively fresh, canned 2 weeks ago.

T: Very smooth and fruity. A little bit of bitter comes through at the end but that's what is supposed to happen. Not harsh in the slightest bit.

M: I would say this is a little heavier than medium and would also argue that it has a thicker mouthfeel than most IPAs that I have been lucky enough to try.

O: A very well done beer from Sixpoint brewing. Admittedly I am not a huge fan of some of their other beer but this one is deserving of being tried by the most discerning of hopheads. Slim can is easy to find space for in the fridge also

Serving type: can

02-02-2014 02:16:42 | More by BarrelAgedG
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4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the can into a tulip glass

A- a nice apricot hazy color with a nice big head and really great lacing

S- grapefruit and lemon zest with a nice resiny smell on the back end. Hence the name.

T- this is malty upfront but the bitterness comes out right after that and takes over with grapeftuit and lemon and really nicely finishes

M- thick mouthfeel and nice carbonation with a great finish

O- this was one of my first IPAs back when I got into craft. I loved it back then, but I feel like it lacks a lot now when I have it. Guess my taste buds have changed.

Serving type: can

01-31-2014 17:09:01 | More by ChrisChagnon
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3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours amber with a fading head.
Nose shows big resinous hoppy notes along with pine, lychee, passion fruit and floral hops. Big sweet clean malt too.
Very similar flavours. Perhaps not as much malt as I'd expect, comes off overly sharp and astringently bitter. Lovely hop characters though with big pine and tropical fruit notes.
Carbonation seems just a little high.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2014 02:08:22 | More by CrazyDavros
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4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured the tallest of heads this had an airy honeycomb like foam with a marangue lightness. The color is kind of cloudy apricot with a strong malty look.

The scent is quite assertive with grapefruit and lemon mixed with malt, pine, resins and caramel.

The flavor is bitter with a tinny after taste. It starts with a malt overtone that quickly yields to a pithy grapefruit. Light lemon holds the middle but then the bitterness takes hold.

Almost 10 pct ABV and not a sign of it as the feel is bitter but very easy.

This is well worth the time and the money as it has the potential to put you on your butt but taste good doing it.

Serving type: can

01-10-2014 22:58:52 | More by KYGunner
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New Jersey

4.59/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a slender 12oz can into a US tumbler pint glass. (I guess for the price, I prefer Sixpoint's 16 oz cans): Bengali Tiger, etc.

A: The beer is a lighter, less hazed amber color, than Bengali Tiger, with a thick off-white head that fades slowly and leaves plenty lace.

S: Aroma offers all that BT does: grassy hops, fruity citrus, pine resin, caramelized & cracker malts.

T: Starts out sweet w layers of citrus and caramel that are followed by a resinous piney hops bitterness. The malt character is balanced. The after-taste is very hoppy and very long. The bitterness is peppery and well drawn out. Love it.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is long and clean.

O: In a side-by-side, I think Resin wins on smell, taste, finish, kick, depth. For every day, I think BT wins for look, and drinkability.

Serving type: can

01-05-2014 02:47:38 | More by Act25
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4.96/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Resin pours a bronze color with a large frothy head. There is strong hop aroma. The taste has a huge hop flavor; hop bomb. Very strong flavors, very strong body and yet very drinkable. Overall its a fantastic IPA, full flavors, strong flavors, and yet so drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

01-01-2014 01:34:40 | More by vette2006c5r
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4.48/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz can poured into a pint glass.

A: One finger head, cloudy copper orange, tiny little bubbles of carbonation. Splotchy patches spread on the glass as drinking.

S: Huge pine, sticky sweet caramel notes, esters, and grapefruit, a little tobacco as it warms up.

T: bitter grapefruit and spicy tobacco, and some sweetness imparted by orange and biscuits.

M: For all the bitterness, it's actually light to medium bodied beer. The sticky resin lingers on the mouth and is tolerable, not overly drying.

O: Solid from top to bottom. Delicious, aromatic, and relatively easy drinking. A go-to whenever I have a hop craving.

Serving type: can

12-31-2013 06:16:23 | More by blindtiger24
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3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The smell on this one is just what you'd expect with its name: resiny. Seems sharply hoppy from the nose.

There's a real puckering, resiny bitterness that hits up front. It's a seriously hoppy beer. But then it gets interesting, as a sugary sweet malt base shows after the initial hoppiness. But on the finish, there's an astringent bitterness that lasts after the swallow for a while.

Serious beer here. Hop lovers will love it. Others will not. The sugary sweet base at least provides some balance. Pretty nice.

Serving type: can

12-20-2013 01:46:20 | More by NODAK
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3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - hazy, dull, orange. Bright white head. Fades quickly, but leaves beautiful lacing.

S - Fruit, not citrusy, apple. Sweetness.

T - All about the hops. More citrus in the taste, grassy hops, strong bitterness. Not much detectable malt, but there must be something in there to offset the 103 IBU's. Can't detect any alcohol booziness.

M - Sticky resiness, duh...medium carbonation, which is definitely required to move this thickness along the palate.

O - Excellent beer. Almost sad to see it weighing in so heavy with the ABV. Stress almost. Worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2013 23:06:13 | More by kjfinnerty
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3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance is a hazy orange with a one finger white head.
Aroma is super pine with more malt than I like but not overwhelming.
Taste is pine, and balanced malt, just bitter enough.
Mouthfeel is actually great, not super dry but coats the mouth with a lingering bitterness that make you want another sip.
This beer is tricky, not the particular aroma and flavor I love in a ipa but the bitterness and mouthfeel make this experience enjoyable.

Serving type: can

12-06-2013 02:27:05 | More by zookerman182
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can from Winooski Beverage Warehouse. BB 23 Jan 2014. From notes.

A - Hazy golden pour. Good carbonation, two fingers of soapy white head. Boozy lace drapes and a half finger of retention.

S - Soapy, lemon, pinesol. Mild.

T - Lemon, grapefruit, citrus, boozy fruits, honeyed syrup fruits.

M - Dry and bitter, good carbonation, thinner body than expected but still around medium.

O/D - Not too shabby of a DIPA. Seems alot tamer in all respects than I expected. It was alright, but I wasn't too impressed. Probably wouldn't revisit.

Serving type: can

12-02-2013 01:53:48 | More by tbeckett
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3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Amber, orange, just a tiny bit hazey. Sticky cream head.
Malt, pine, orange.
Piney, spice, malt, little alchohol, then kind of meanders into whatever...
Piney, bitter resin mouth, caramel/bitterness, lasting hoppy taste
Decent, but a little uncertain what it wants to taste like...unless that's that.

The can is "cute" and Sixpoint has cool brand graphics, but I can't see buying another 4 pack soon. Maybe singles, for out of town in-laws.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2013 22:24:03 | More by RyanOooh
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3.01/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz can into a regular old Mason jar. Pours hazy orange, sunblaze almost. Smells like a tapastry of hops, not one over powering the other, but still not blending well at all. The smell actually burns my nostrils. The initial taste is a massive hop bomb, with no direction whatsoever. Its like 6p just throws whatever is on hand, and a lot of it! The end of the swallow provides more of the gasoline like fumes, blazing both nostrils almost bringing tears to my eyes. This stuff seriously might burn blue just from the obscene ammount of hops in this recipe.

Overall, im about to pour the rest of this down the drain, very uncommon for me.
Its all over the place as far as hop character, and the basic 2row and pale doesnt contribute any different malt character than any other standard iipa.

No where near the claimed 103ibu's, even though its obvious that a scaled down 5gal clone would take an entire 16oz's. Im glad I tried it, but can say for certain never again!


Serving type: bottle

11-25-2013 18:05:39 | More by OhYesILoveBeer
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4.46/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- Hazy orange. Two finger head dissipated after 2 minutes to a light foam. great lacing.

S- citrus and piney smells, couldn't pinpoint an exact citrus fruit, possibly orange.

T- Here is where the orange comes out with some piney "resin". Delicious to say the least.

M- Perfectly carbonated. A thicker feeling brew that tingles the senses.

O- A very tasty beer. One of my top 5 IPAs so far. The flavors/smell/taste all balance great, with 9.1% ABV to boot! Definitely grabbing this again!

Serving type: can

11-23-2013 01:41:56 | More by BrandonOakes
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3.69/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours copper tending towards amber with a 2 finger thick pure white head that dissipates to a thin sheet with tiered lacing. Smell is, well...resinous. Big piney hops with a faint sweetness and a little astringency. Taste is a wallop of hops up front, piney and slightly medicinal with a sticky sweetness, not too bitter. Mouthfeel is a just a little to the slick side but fairly well carbonated. Overall, a damn nice Double IPA to pick up. Nothing utterly life-changing, but definitely worth a pickup.

Serving type: can

11-23-2013 00:33:10 | More by IPhantom
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4.53/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A-Hazy orange color with a creamy 1.5 finger head. Slowly dissipating with awesome, sticky lacing. Constant stream of bubbles.
S- Strong, inviting aromas of orange, grapefruit, tropical fruit, pine and pepper.
T- Sweet orange up front. Resinous pine follows immediately after and shifts into a grassy, spicy herb-like flavor, all backed by a sweet caramel backbone. Pine and grapefruit finish with a touch of booze. Complex and very well balanced.
M- Creamy, oily, sticky, almost thick body. Oily, dry piney feel left behind.
O- I loved this beer. Beautiful in the glass, strong aromas, complex and well balanced flavors. The taste was truly unique among the IPAs I've tried so far. I will be having again.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2013 02:18:06 | More by tmm313
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New York

4.36/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I must say the first time I had this I wasn't overly pleased, it tasted extremely malty with a very little hop profile, so I attributed this to being an old can they slipped me at the bar. I was out the other night and decided to girl it another whirl and I'm glad that I did.

Appearance: pores a golden/orangish color with a thin white had. Excellent lacing after giving it a twirl around the glass.

Smell: Pine, some citrus and a little more pine

Taste: Much better than the first time I had this!!! A nice rush of hops, pine being dominant with some tangerine and grapefruit. Light malt backbone making for a clean finish. Light hints of alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Syrupy but not too much. Coats the palate nicely but doesn't overpower.

Overall: As I mentioned previously I'm definitely glad I gave this a second try. Pretty well balanced, finishes clean and doesn't have an overwhelming taste of alcohol. I'd give it another try.

Serving type: can

11-13-2013 16:45:08 | More by MattyBones
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4.78/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is one of those beers that make me realize that cans are not so bad.

I usually put it in a pint glass but occasionally I have had it straight from the can and found it to actually be somewhat more enjoyable… maybe that's the kid in me remembering my younger days… fun times.

This is a hefty beer at over 9% and the flavor is an intense bitterness offset with a malty character that makes it very pleasant to drink. It has a nice bite on the finish that lingers nicely.

Great with spicy foods.

Serving type: can

11-11-2013 17:47:16 | More by Karl_M
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4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured into tulip; beautiful clear golden-orange with a thick fluffy white head that fades chunkily and slowly.
Smells great as soon as I cracked the can; dank hop resins, tropical fruit, and pine. Pineapple, mango, citrus...mmm.
Taste is wide-open, relatively simple but delicious. Clean malt gives way to sweet fruit flavors of mango, pineapple, and citrus, with balanced notes of pine, herbal/leafiness and bitterness.
Mouthfeel is clean and relatively light; finishes a bit sticky.
Overall, a solid DIPA that will satisfy fans of liquid pine tree and tropical fruit junkies alike.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 02:30:50 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a can into a Sam Adams 'Perfect Pint' glass.

A - Poured with a solid 2 finger thick, foamy, white head that dissipated slowly. As it dissipated it left a nice, sticky lacing that clings incredibly well to the glass. The color is a light amber that's slightly hazy to my eye.

S - Tons of piney hops right away. Very 'resinous'...matches the name well. I'm also getting a bit of tropical fruits, like mango, and some grapefruit. I'm really liking the smell...looking forward to tasting!

T - Follows closely to the smell. Pine and citrus right up front with a nice, drying bitterness at the end. Definitely noticing the 103 IBUs which isn't a bad thing. Despite the bitterness this brew is pretty well-balanced. I find myself wanting more and more as I go, so it's not the palate crusher 103 IBUs might suggest. The alcohol is surprisingly hidden which is hard to say for many other 9.1% brews.

M - Creamy and silky. Like the lacing on the glass, it seems to cling inside my mouth. Carbonation is more than I expected but I think it opens up some of the flavors more.

O - Very, very good DIPA. I'm really enjoying this beer. Yes, it's quite bitter and has tons of hops, but it's balanced well enough that I'm not getting tired of. I find it very drinkable. Resin is well worth a try for any IPA/DIPA fan.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2013 21:57:09 | More by CJRubes
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3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured Resin into a Belgian Tulip.

A - The brew pours dark golden color with two and half fingers of creamy white head.

S - Yep, getting hop resin, grapefruit, pine needles.

T - Smooth grapefruit flavors, some pine in there as well. Some bitterness mid palate.

M - Smooth beer, with medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation.

O - Not too shabby, but I think you know the rest. Cheers.

Serving type: can

10-20-2013 00:27:12 | More by fitrock2112
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