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Resin - Sixpoint Brewery

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3,666 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,666
Reviews: 680
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 208
Gots: 604 | FT: 9
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:
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.
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can to Lawson's sniffer

A: orange clean and clear looking completely translucent with a big tan to white head that is very fluffy looking. I have to say this is the cleanest DIPA i have seen including pliny.

S: Well there is definitely lots pine resin in there as that is the main smell, but there is some fresh hop smells in there too though it is not very powerful. There aren't many other smells, but there are hints of malt sweetness.

T: follows the nose there is some pine tar in this thing it is so sticky you can feel it for over a minute after you take just a small sip so that is pretty impressive however there are other elements to this beer, but before I go on this should be clear it the dominant flavor. There is other hop flavor in there in the background and there is some malt sweetness in the finish that does add some balance.

M: First of all this is crazy smooth and drinkable given its abv there is no alcohol taste or burn at all which is impressive at 9.1% not super hardcore but for drinkable it is it matters. The other aspects of the feel it is very crisp as well as and as I previously stated sticky as pine tar, but to go on it is still pretty thin and a light carbonation that adds to the feel.

O: I am pretty impressed with with this beer and I wasn't expecting that. I like the pine resin (if you don't disregard my review) but i didn't find it overwhelming and there are other tastes and feelings in this beer. Its not the best imperial ipa I've had but its a solid beer and if you can deal with the resin then this is a quality beer.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Slightly murky orange with golden hues with two finger dense head. Over time it went down to a film which lasted till the last drop.

Aroma: Strong pine with some citrus and floral. Some sweet malts.

Taste: Aggressively piney and resinous. Me likey! Little bit of grassy, floral and grapefruit/orange. Nice malty sweetness. Alcohol is just a slight detectable. Also, nice transition from sweet to bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Median light with carbonation just above median. Still smooth. Sticky. Bitterness is strong and lingers in the finish. There is a sappy and/or syrupy feel in the back of the mouth that hangs for a while. Finish is a touch dry as well.

Overall: Certainly lives up to its name. I like what Sixpoint is doing with this beer. A nice and radical change from the fruity Imperial IPA's. I know there are IIPA's with piney characteristic, but Resin is pretty good.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a beautiful golden apple color. Nice head, not over powering. The 102 IBU sure comes through at the first sniff of the aroma. Hops were strong and upfront, but was balanced so well.

The first taste filled my mouth with a outstanding crisp dry and full taste, full of citrus, grapefruit and pine.

The finish was just as nice as the start. And to me that is what makes any beverage stand out.

Cant wait for my second snip and then the second can and then on

One thing that really excited me about this beer is that is was so crisp. I would have expected a Double IPA to be somewhat softer, duller, etc.. But this was excitement from the first pull of the key ring


Third tasting of Resin. Each time it gets better and better. The head seems to be a bit larger and foamy this time. The color was an orange glow with an incredible hoppy aroma.
The taste is better and better.


Another tasting of RESIN.
I think the most amazing aspect of this beer is the aroma. It has such a distinct grassy, grapefruity, citrus bouquet that it separates itself from many other IPAs. I like to taste beers over and over to see if I have changed my impression of them. I know over time, there have been some that I lowered my reviews and some I've up'd them. But that is the beauty part of beer tasting


I recently did a horizontal tasting of some of my favorite IPA's Resin still shined, but honestly, so did the others and one or two of them, there were attributes about them that I liked even better than Resin

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Poured can into tulip
A- pours orange with a single finger white fluffy head that laces and lingers
S- sweet pine, citrus, bready, um hops
T/M- sweet fruit up front, citrus mostly. Pine resin, biscuit, sweet malt that takes a backseat to the warm hops. Texture is right on
O- very drinkable and very good. This one is pretty unique, has some candy flavors to it and its not too bitter. My favorite six point by far.

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Served in a pint glass at The LoKal Burgers & Beer (Miami).

A- Pours a somewhat hazy medium amber with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains long and beautifully before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and spotty surface foam. Resilient, multi-patterned lacing adheres to the glass.

S- Burst of fresh piney hops with a decent amount of malt sweetness to balance.

T- The bitterness takes a second to sink its teeth in, but when it does, it bites down hard. It lingers quite a while also. Guessing the IBUs are somewhere around 100 on this one. The hops are more earthy and herbal with only a slight note of fruit. The malt sort of gets lost in all the all the alpha acid action which is fine.

M- Like I said, super bitey and a bit dry. Medium carbonation and a pretty standard body for the style.

O- Yep, this IPA is no joke when it comes to bitterness. Almost a chore to finish a pint. If you want a beer to scrape the enamel off your teeth, look no further.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a toasted, hazy amber hue into my tasting glass. The tall can it comes in reminds me of a 'Red Bull.' An initial frothy head recedes to barely a thin ring, but on the plus side there is a sticky mess of lacing down the glass. Great look. It's smells wonderful - mostly pineapple, grapefruit, cream & caramel. Fairly straightforward. The flavor exudes the 'resinous' variety of hops as the name suggests, but also a subtle caramel, candy-ness of the malts, and a certain earthy aspect I cannot quite put my finger on, but I like it. It's mouthfeel is medium, just coating the mouth thinly, with an alcohol heat that you notice before long. The beer is numbing on the back of your throat, leaving you wanting another pleasant sip. Overall, this is simultaneously sweet and bitter. A great east coast IPA. Well done Sixpoint, a brewery close to home.

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