Resin - Sixpoint Brewery
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3.83/5 rDev -5.9%
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.
04-01-2012 00:05:03 | More by coachdonovan
4.05/5 rDev -0.5%
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.
03-31-2012 23:40:26 | More by gabedivision
4/5 rDev -1.7%
On tap at Churchkey DC 2.17.12, $8 for 14 oz. beeker.
One finger off white head, slow dissipation with good lacing. Orange pine in the nose, some caramel. Big hop taste upfront, mild pine resin in the middle back end medium resin, creeper, mediium effervecence. Decent residual sweetness, a bit sticky yet dry. OK for East Coast DIPA, but not in the same league as Tankslapper.
03-31-2012 18:08:00 | More by jdense
3.9/5 rDev -4.2%
12oz can poured into my Ithaca glass. It poured orange amber in color with a foamy white head filling the top inch of the glass. Pretty nice lacing on the glass as I drank it as well.
The aroma is hoppy with a mix of pine, orange and grapefruit flavors. There is a pretty big malt base to it as well with a little bit of bready and caramel flavors to it.
The taste also has grapefruit and orange flavors coming out of the hoppiness. Some citrus rind and pine resin bitterness comes out more towards the finish. Again, the malt base is pretty apparent with some biscuity, slightly sweet caramel notes. A little alcohol is noticeable in the finish as well.
The mouthfeel feels a little heavy for the style with carbonation being moderate. Overall it was a pretty good beer, but not a real outstanding one of the style for me. The hoppiness just didn't really stand out to me directly compared to other highly regarded versions of the style. It did feel relatively balanced and drinkable though for the style, especially for the abv.
03-30-2012 22:11:22 | More by billab914
3.83/5 rDev -5.9%
Thanks to Brokenstones for this extra.
A: Drank it from the can - first time drinking a beer from a can that mimics a red bull, couldnt pass it up!
S: Hops, Citrus, Grapfruit.. Nothing too bold here but the usual scent comes through.
T: Very smooth, nice balance of hops and tropical fruits. No real taste of alcohol here, its masked very well.
M: Medium body, good carbonation - dry finish.
O: Really enjoyed this DIPA from Sixpoint. This is my first from them as they arent available in Michigan. Very impressed and looking forward to if they enter the Chicago market. Might make it a little easier to get my hands on during trips.
03-30-2012 22:07:10 | More by BeRanger
3.85/5 rDev -5.4%
A: A dark cloudy orange, with a nice beige head at the top with slight lacing around the glass.
S: A Nice caramel and malty smell at the top, a slight hint of brown sugar as well, a hoppy note at the tail end.
T: A good taste right from the get, a nice hop taste at the start that as you drink simmers down and becomes very tastey.
M: Medium bodied, mid carbonation and sticky.
O: A good tasting brew, very unique, definitely enjoyed my 4-pack.
03-30-2012 18:47:05 | More by thedoubler55
4/5 rDev -1.7%
Interesting tall, skinny can, a bit unnervingly like an energy drink. Pour was a slightly hazy caramel amber with a thin, whispy head. Up front - hops. Middle - hops. Finish - you guessed it - hops. Malt was barely hanging in there, shouting over the din of hops bitterness to be heard, and at that just a squeak of caramel malt. Despite the name, I did not get a good deal of resin character in the hops. While not overpowering, hopping was forceful, with a blunt dry hopped nature that was interestingly consistent from start to finish.
03-30-2012 12:44:00 | More by Brent
3.85/5 rDev -5.4%
best before July 30, 2012
A: Dark red with a nice head and good lacing.
S: Strong piney hops with something juicy in the background. Sweetness from the malt comes through too.
T: The more I drink this, the less impressed I am with it. What initially came off as a surprisingly balance between malt and hops now becomes almost a clash of piney, herbal hops with solid bitterness and sweet malt. The hops come through at the front, then there's a wave of sweet that doesn't quite become cloying, and finally there's a long hop finish.The alcohol is well hidden.
M: Full without being thick. The carbonation just about right.
O: I enjoy this more than most double IPAs, but the clash gets to be too much for me.
03-30-2012 02:05:22 | More by greybeardloon
3.8/5 rDev -6.6%
A: Poured from a 12oz. can into a pint glass. Color is thick, unfiltered reddish-brown, the color of pine tar to match its name. A beautiful 2-finger, dense ecru head appeared with some nice lacing. This is a pretty beer to look at!
S: Hoppy, with some nice sweet, mild malt notes underneath. Pine, citrus, flowers, with hints of pipe tobacco and some light cherry/vanilla underneath. A bit of alcohol esters, but not overwhelming. Subtle, but inviting nose.
T: The flavor has light malts on the front of the tongue, with a well-balanced middle, and dry, hoppy finish. Well-balanced in that there is not one dominant flavor, though the dry finish is a tad rough on the aftertaste (not recommended for those who are dry hop-averse.) Flavors of wood, citrus and pine, with floral notes and some nice malted barley undertones. This beer is tasty, but it dries you mouth out, and is probably best consumed in a shoulder season (spring on fall.)
M: Slightly chewy, in a good way, with an even-keeled overall in-mouth impression, and a scorchingly dry afterfeel. It has a good presence, that adds to its attractiveness.
O: A very good offering in the DIPA category, if not top of the class. It's everything one should expect of the varietal, with nothing too new to add. For a beer of 9.1% abv, I couldn't taste the hooch, though I still wouldn't call it "sessionable" because of the amount of flavors and dry bite.
03-29-2012 20:13:11 | More by TangTKE402
3.88/5 rDev -4.7%
A: The beer is hazy coppery amber in color and has a slight amount of carbonation. Lots of small particles are visible floating in suspension. It poured with a finger high beige head that has good retention properties and left thick lacing running down the sides of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of pine resin hops in the nose along with some hints of grapefruit.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has a light to moderate amount of accompanying hop bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a slight amount of stickiness.
O: This beer is rather drinkable for the style because the alcohol is relatively well masked from the taste and there isn’t an overpowering amount of bitterness. It’s a nice beer to try if you are looking for a change of pace from grapefruit hops.
03-29-2012 01:37:52 | More by metter98
3.53/5 rDev -13.3%
Thin 12oz can into a snifter. Thanks to Kegatron for gifting me with one of these to try. The brew pours a hazed burnt amber color with a mountainous frothy yellow stained tan head that is 3+ fingers strong. It completely coats the glassware with thick webby lace and slowly fades.
The smell of the brew lives up to the name. It opens with a bold hit of piney hops. Some herbs and fruity/floral quality mingle around with a touch of more herbal aspects that lean towards being weedy. There is some mineral character present that fills out the void along with a solid inclusion of toasty caramel malt. As it warms, a bit of citrus aspect comes out that takes this brew off in a new direction with more focus on rinds and fruity pulp. However, all the while there is a mineral aspect present that while not dominating is ever-present and slightly distracting.
The taste is surprisingly malty initially with a solid toffee to caramel sweetness. It blends into fruity hoppy bitterness that is resinous with a hint of pine, herbs and catty quality. There is a solid pithy aspect to this that leaves a flavor of oily rinds and pulp inside the mouth. The alcohol is present with an accenting fruity to fusel touch and warmth down the back of the throat. It finishes with a hint of that toasty malt that leans towards being a bit burnt but immediately goes back to herbal with a lasting modest bitterness.
This is a medium bodied brew with a moderate amount of carbonation. For a 9% brew it is fairly approachable. I like the resinous cling and decent contrast of maltiness to hops here. It seemingly was more crisp than you would expect for a brew of this strength. However, the mineral inclusion I could deal without. I like my hoppy brews with a bit of residual sweetness and this one had that. However, this one was primarily driven by some dank herbal hoppiness that completely overtook the brew and it almost became dull half way through the glass. A decent effort and worth seeking out to give a try but not something I would return to time and time again.
03-28-2012 02:36:00 | More by stakem
4.28/5 rDev +5.2%
Pours a dense light orange with a swiftly rising, mildly off white head. Looks sticky and it is. It leaves tons of lace on the glass and has nice legs too.
Smells like rich caramel with nice hints of citrus. This is hop dominant but the malts really balance it out well. It's dense on the tongue and the hops present well at first, then the malt sweetness finishes it off. The rich creaminess allows it to linger and it has a very nice carbonation level.
I really hope this is a year round brew as I could see this as a go to beer.
03-28-2012 00:17:32 | More by kirok1999
Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
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