1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Resin - Sixpoint Brewery

Not Rated.
ResinResin

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,317 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,317
Reviews: 617
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 177
Gots: 404 | FT: 7
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Resin Alström Bros
Ratings: 3,317 | Reviews: 617 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of MichPaul
4/5  rDev -2%

MichPaul, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of zberger
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

zberger, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of harrylee773
1.5/5  rDev -63.2%

harrylee773, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of Kornoms
4/5  rDev -2%

Kornoms, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of jhhollier
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

jhhollier, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of StaveHooks
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a hazy honey amber with 3 fingers of cream colored head. The head melts slow and steady while leaving very little lacing.

S - Pine oils, leafy green hops, spearmint, sweet pungent citrus, tropical fruits, dense pale malt.

T - Follows the name, resinous pine with bright ruby red grapefruit, leafy green hops, faint mint, grapefruit pith bitterness quickly cuts through the sweetness. The hop oils blanket the palate. A shortbread malt provides mild sweetness with some saltiness on the back end. Has a bright grapefruit bitterness long through the finish.

M - Oily, bitter, resinous, medium body, medium creamy carbonation.

I love this DIPA! It's everything I want in the style. Loads of sticky, oily hops, creating a bright sweetness but plenty of bitterness. I know people say this alot, but I would seriously have this in the fridge at all times if I could get it in Oklahoma. It's nice to see a step away from the American Strong Ale, Barleywine category. Seek this out!

StaveHooks, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of Ozurr
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Ozurr, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of kew
4/5  rDev -2%

kew, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of Jsproat
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Jsproat, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of rodlavers
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a perfect pint glass. Light and hazy orange/gold. About a finger of white head that disappears rather quickly. Decent retention on glass. This appears to be a very good beer. Smell is amazing, with sweet pine and citrus aromas and a bit of malt. Taste is where this falls off slightly. I am not disappointed with the taste, but I think it must be a combination of factors that lead to my slightly above average taste rating. Pine and citrus flavors are prominent, but grapefruit rind sort of dries out any sweetness I may have picked up from the smell. It's not bad, but the taste is not as appealing to me as other beers like this. I suppose it is resinous, too. Mouthfeel is thick and heavy, almost like a bite of bread, or something similar. Overall this is a decent beer. It's unique, too, and that is why I say that I still enjoy it, even though some elements are not as agreeable as some of my favorite DIPA's. Cheers.

rodlavers, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of eawolff99
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

eawolff99, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of jwhancher
4.55/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had bought a 4-pack in early August. Last one left. Poured into a snifter for review.

A: Pours a gold with light amber tint and massive foamy, almost styrofoam-like head. Head actually looks like spray-on foam insulation. Some lazy carbonation evident.

S: Smells like a hop lover's paradise with pungent aromas of pine & citrus. Totally in-your-face hop aroma. I dig. The name "resin" aptly fits this beer from aroma alone.

T: Truly resinous on the teeth. It feels like there is so much hop residue that it coats your tongue. I like it. Does seem a bit out of whack, though. Very faint malt character but mostly hops through & through. Some warm alcohol notes are evident.

M: Highly bitter. Feels a bit heavy due to the high amount of hop residue. Drinks like a barley wine.

O: A very nice interpretation of a DIPA. And an East Coast version at that. I really like this one and will absolutely come back to it again and again.

jwhancher, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of jminch
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

jminch, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of benfairbank
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

benfairbank, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of jurbanik
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

jurbanik, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of brentblack1
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

brentblack1, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of tedho21
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

tedho21, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of mtnwesdew
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

mtnwesdew, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of bdoggboston
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

bdoggboston, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of razorsdescent
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

razorsdescent, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of 4Socialanxiety
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

4Socialanxiety, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of jnardone235
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

jnardone235, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of pvo
3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I enjoyed it, but prefer their other offerings. I've never been sure if I'm supposed to get more hope, more alcohol, more sweetness, or all of the above from a DIPA, but this one tends towards the sweet side. It's not at all bad, but I prefer their Bengali Tiger, which has more of a straight hop flavor.

I'm after hops when I have an IPA/DIPA, and this had more malt with it. Again, not bad, but if I'm choosing a Sixpoint offering, I'd rather have their Bengali Tiger or Diesel.

pvo, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of nheinzie57
3/5  rDev -26.5%

nheinzie57, Sep 02, 2012
Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 3,317 ratings.