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Resin - Sixpoint Brewery

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2,880 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,880
Reviews: 595
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.81%
Wants: 144
Gots: 248 | FT: 8
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 01-10-2012)
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-06-2012 19:06:27 | More by luvbier
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

04-06-2012 01:23:34 | More by smi
Photo of OWSLEY069


3.4/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clean orange-ish to yellow in color with a light tan head. In the aroma, light orange citrus and dry hops. In the taste, sticky orange citrus to a mellow pine hop, a small alcohol presence in the end. A small hop bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry hop with small citrus and a hint of alcohol in the aftertaste. A bit dry, mellow hops, a bit boozy, and just about average.

Serving type: can

04-05-2012 19:33:36 | More by OWSLEY069
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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-05-2012 01:58:20 | More by jlogan7
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-04-2012 05:15:31 | More by justinlaz
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3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a solid half inch light cream head that dissipates quickly, leaving big lacing.

Aroma is heavily bready caramel malt, with resin, pine, and a hint of citrus emerging. Resiny hops dominate eventually.

Flavor shows more undertones of citrus pith, grapefruit and tropical fruits leading to a fairly bitter and slightly peppery finish. Caramel malt is subdued, allowing the hops to shine.

Body is a bit thick, with somewhat low carbonation and a fairly significant alcohol warmth at the slightly astringent finish.

Overall, good hop flavor and a decent bitterness for the style. Malt doesn't overtake the flavor as with some dipas. Wish the aroma showed more character.

Serving type: can

04-04-2012 04:48:38 | More by barczar
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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

04-04-2012 03:29:26 | More by iL0VEbeer
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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

04-04-2012 03:15:54 | More by rmaste6282
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Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

04-04-2012 02:23:49 | More by Horbar
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

04-04-2012 02:01:08 | More by Giantspace
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District of Columbia

3.08/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Skinny 12 oz can poured into a nonic.

Pours a chilled but clear golden copper with finger of white foam head that fades quickly to a thin film and light lace. Biscuit malt and pine hop nose, slightly sweet and caramel like. Sweet and bready body with a light rye like spice and resiny citrus and pine bitterness in the finish. Medium thick and lightly carbonated body, slightly watery and thin. Finish is spicy, cardboard and pine bitterness. Not very appealing.

Serving type: can

04-03-2012 23:32:43 | More by yourefragile
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

04-03-2012 22:23:28 | More by Ted
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North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

04-03-2012 22:14:29 | More by douglasgoodman
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

04-03-2012 03:35:26 | More by wobblymailman
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3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best Before 11/26/12 stamped on bottom of can

A: Half-finger just off-white head, slightly hazy light golden-orange color, decent carbonation, okay lacing

S: Nice blend of hops, pine and citrus, some earthiness, nicely balanced with malts

T: Bitter, but nicely balanced, citrus, touch of pine and sweetness, bready

M: Resiny, smooth, medium-bodied, decent carbonation

O: Good Double IPA, very drinkable, and sorry to repeat myself, but nicely balanced

Serving type: can

04-03-2012 03:18:32 | More by derkfromwi
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New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've been fighting a sinus infection, and today is the first day I can finally get back to fully experiencing a beer. This experience has been sorely missed.

I poured the can into a fluted glass from the great guys (and a couple pretty girls) at Carton brewing. The coloring is a reddish-brown with no real particulates. Foam was minimal, but it sticks really well to the sides of the glass.

Off the top you get a bunch of citrus. It plays well for a double IPA. The flavor is hopfull. There is a bunch of hops in each sip, and the bitterness is very high. This really matches all of 103 IBU. This is a decent sipper, but it will overwhelm every beer that you have after.

This is an interesting offer from Sixpoint. I think I would much rather have a Bengali Tiger in the future. It is head and shoulders over this brew.

Serving type: can

04-03-2012 01:49:27 | More by ummswimmin
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4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sixpoint Resin. Cute little green tall-boy style can. Boasting an incredible 103 IBUs.

Nice hiss/crack and following fizz noise after popping the can open. In the snifter, a beautiful clear carrot orange color with over a finger of white creamsicle head that fell to a ring while leaving lace rings. Laces better than most DIPAs. 4.5

Once the can cracked, an amazing fresh-mowed lawn scent flew at me. Sticking my nose in the mouth of the glass offers up more big grassy hops, orange, a little mango, and some fresh sap. A most incredible fresh leafy dry-hop nose, if I may say so myself. 4.5

Crisp and bitter with that resinous/oily hop burst that strides in swatches of pine, herb, mint, tobacco, citrus, and tropical fruit. That mintyness really shines in the finish. Wafery malt is pretty much backing away to let the humulus do their thang. A little sweetness in the end is a pro on the malt side of the Venn diagram. 4.0

The mouthfeel is decent for drinkability. I wouldn't call the hop bitterness thrashing, but it's got a good foothold on the taste buds. The body is considerably thinner than expected. It's probably great drinking straight from the can. Above-standard carbonation for the higher gravity. 4.0

Overall, a solid offering from Sixpoint. Would totally buy again, and in bulk quantity. Awesome nose, drinkability, dry-hop character, and packaging. 4.0

Serving type: can

04-02-2012 19:04:52 | More by thecheapies
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-02-2012 18:57:42 | More by C63AMG
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3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Growler enjoyed this past weekend
Big thanks to mdfb79 for the fill - Cheers Dan!

A: Pours a deep dark amber color that is mostly clear. Minimal bubbles yet forms an awesomely dense stack of khaki cream. Superb retention that leaves sheets of frosty lace down the glass.

S: Smell is quite danky with an orange-mango pine opening interlaced with some caramel sweet malts. Hints of grapefruit flesh. With a sharp fusel alcohol note that perks as the fruit and sugar aromas dispel.

T: The taste is real juicy but exhibits more of an herbal and spice character than the nose. Definite earthy hemp and pine with some Rye in the mix perhaps. Some candied grapefruit and orange peel. Hops are not as resinous as perhaps the name eludes. Malt imparts a bit of toasted grainy cracker but all in all flavors are melded together quite nicely. Good layering. Like a carmelized raisin spice cake (some Special B perhaps?). ABV's make a show. Not super bitter and juicy sweet for sure. Digging it.

M: Mouthfeel was somewaht soft on the palate overall but sort of the low point for me. Malts lend to a much thicker body here and with the lower carbonation factor the hops just dont percolate the palate like they should. Result is a much wetter finish and lack of hoppy resonation.

D: A fairly nice DIPA that manages some decent balance what with alot going on flavor wise. Herbals, Pine, Citrus, Caramel, Spice, and Alcohol all in the mix. Could prob pass more as an Imperial Red actually.
Found it rather smooth drinking. Would have again.

Serving type: growler

04-02-2012 17:30:26 | More by Nugganooch
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2.63/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Well. Dissapointing. Just not much of anything going on here.

Pours gold to orange hue, pretty beer. Faint hoppy aroma leading to slight citrus hoppy taste. Some bitterness, metallic finish, decent orange grapefruit aftertaste after drinking 2 cans.

Only thing double about this IPA is the abv. If you're looking for big hop flavor and bitterness, look elsewhere. Don't waste your money.

Serving type: can

04-01-2012 12:57:36 | More by B33R501
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

04-01-2012 03:56:47 | More by mendvicdog
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4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Well it looks dank. Color is a hazy deep brow with tons of carbonation resulting in a 1/2 inch of opaque colored head.

S - Smells moderately hoppy, more pine than citrus which is kind of a surprise in the DIPA category. Hopefully malt to balance.

T - Taste is resinous with bittering pine in the finish but not as much as expected to linger on the palate. Taste is pretty good overall with very little alcohol bite.

M - Medium bodied and carbonation is good.

Overall I expected this beer to be a hop punch in the mouth but ended up getting a sweet level of bittering hops with a high octane ABV. If I find a four pack I will get it again but a 3 dollar single was worth it.

Serving type: can

04-01-2012 02:24:25 | More by DrDemento456
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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

04-01-2012 01:17:31 | More by rootbeerman
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Rhode Island

3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Well that's a screw. I didn't realize this beer comes in 12oz cans instead of the usual 16oz for Sixpoint. Very sneaky of them to use tall skinny cans so the packaging looks the same as the others. Oh well, this four-pack has a best-by date of July 30.

This pours a nearly garnet reddish brown, and it's very hazy. Sand-colored head is about a finger think with good lacing. Looks great in the glass. Aroma is not what I expected, as I get some of the fruity hops but there is also lots of caramel sweetness and a tiny bit of spice.

Hmm, taste is also a bit different from other DIPAs. Definitely thinner than I'd prefer, and that helps to hide the abv as well. It's extremely bitter in the finish, after building through a malty-yet-not-sweet body.

It's not bad, but given the price per ounce, I was hoping for more. It delivers neither a crazy aromatic IPA nor a nice and sticky imperial ale. I'll skip this one in the future.

Serving type: can

04-01-2012 00:05:03 | More by coachdonovan
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New York

4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can to a DFH snifter glass.

A- Dark ruby red, fair amount of hop haze, creamy bubbly head swirling around the top of the glass.

S- Dank hops, big hop juice profile. Hints of marijuana, tobacco, more piny hops all over, very earthy.

T- Sweet citrus hops, creamy caramel malt, tobacco, lemon, and holy hell does this sucker leave bitter. The finish is equal to biting into a ruby red grapefruit, out standing.

M- Full bodied, above average carbonation, sweet, juicy, and god, fucking bitter!

O- Very impressed by this DIPA, this is on of my first beers from 6point, i will most likely seek out others. But this is just great, no alcohol detected at all truly a beast of a DIPA.

Serving type: can

03-31-2012 23:40:26 | More by gabedivision
Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
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