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Resin - Sixpoint Brewery

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2,881 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,881
Reviews: 595
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.81%
Wants: 145
Gots: 249 | 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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Photo of NightINgale

Russian Federation

4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 US fl.oz. can poured into my big Duvel tulip...

A - Deep copper body, with a ruby-red glow to it. About a finger-worth of beige head. Decent head retention and lacing.

S - Big on tropical fruits (mango, passion fruit, papaya); also some grapefruit and pine. Hints of caramel and brown sugar in the background.

T - Starts out with a very heavy hop kick, full of pine stickiness and tropical fruitiness. A little bit of grapefruit there. Overall, this beer is sweet, with a good caramel and sugar malt backbone. Finishes piny, bitter, yet not very dry. Very well balanced.

M - This beer has a medium body and yet is very sticky and resinous (just like the name suggests). The alcohol is well masked, but it becomes a little more noticeable as the beer warms up. Not too dry. I probably wouldn't drink more than 1-2 cans in one sitting.

O - All in all, this was very enjoyable! This might not be the best Double IPA of all time, but in my opinion, this is exactly what the brewers wanted it to be: a resinous, bold, flavourful beer, with enough hops to satisfy a hardcore hophead and a high, almost dangerous drinkability. I'd recommend it!

Serving type: can

03-20-2012 22:22:17 | More by NightINgale
Photo of orangesol


3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap at Shady McGrady's during a recent Happy Hour trip.

A - Pours clear amber orange with a decent one finger tall off-white head leaving light lace down some of the glass.

S - Smells of pine needles, caramel malt and lots of resinous hops. Some booze creeps into the nose as it warms up but not as much as in the taste.

T - Start off with a big dose of hop bitterness slowly giving way to hints of pine, caramel malt and some citric fruit rind. The booze is there throughout, growing a little too strong at the end of the glass. Finish is a mix of sweetness and hop bitterness, lingering on the pallet for quite awhile after consumption.

M - Medium body with a strong, hoppy flavor and moderate carbonation. The booze and hops really started to wear on me about halfway through my glass.

O - I thought this one was decent. The hops and booze really started to take over as it sat in the glass, leaving me with about half a glass of beer that was kinda tough to finish. I will have to try a can some day and see if that is better.

Serving type: on-tap

03-20-2012 19:08:49 | More by orangesol
Photo of Kegatron


2.73/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz can into a tulip glass.

Pours a crystal clear coppery ruby, with 2 ½ fingers of foamy off-white head. This settles down into a frothy ½ finger that just drenches the sides of the glass with creamy spotty lacing. The aroma smells of pine, with leafy tones, spice, and dank tropical fruit. Light caramel and bread sit with some heft along the back. This seems to need a bit more airiness to it from the hops to help float those flavors around a bit more in the nostrils. As this stands now, things just sit heavy in the nose with piney and sticky warmth.

The taste shows the sweetness up front, with notes of caramel, ripe fruit, and toasted bread, which is all wrapped up in a herbal feel that spreads out across the palate. More assertive hop flavors include a little grapefruit and pine up front but this ends with a fierce finish of resins, spice, and a raw bitterness that sticks hard. The mouthfeel is medium to fuller bodied, with some crispness on the edges and then more of a slick chewiness that spreads out across the back. I’m unfortunately getting a bit too much alcohol out of this as well and while it’s not stinging, it does accentuate all of that aggressive hop character to an uncomfortable degree at times.

I didn’t really care for this. It’s balanced enough up front but get’s way too pushy with the hops in the backend of the profile, which ultimately leaves this warm, sticky, and bitter with an overall feel that just sits a little too heavy in the nose and mouth. This is yet another disappointing canned offering from Sixpoint.

Serving type: can

03-20-2012 17:07:47 | More by Kegatron
Photo of Jason


4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz can with a freshness date on the bottom.

LOOK: Ruddy amber, clear with a killer looking head

SMELL: Soft pine, minty, lemon pith, fresh cut grass, toasted bread, papaya, faint caramel, estery, citric zest

TASTE: Dank hops, resin, pine sap, spearmint, mild tobacco, pungent, bitter, smooth, full-ish body, caramel, toasted grain, warming alcohol, juicy fruit, bitter-sweet finish

This beer puts its arm around my palate, being a pal and all then slams it a few times just to keep it in check, sip after sip this happens and I keep on going back for more. The sweetness underneath lures me in and a bushel of hops smacking me in the face is my reward.

Serving type: can

03-20-2012 04:07:25 | More by Jason
Photo of FosterJM


3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

1172nd Review on BA
Can to Tripel Karmeliet

Thanks to GuruDel for sharing

Shared with GuruDel, Jazzpatel, Mrhirschybar and BdubleEdubleRUN

App- A deep amber looking rich orange with pockets of brown. Interesting color with a one finger light white head. Good sticky lace and cling.

Smell- Pine add more add more and still more pine and then some deep pink grapefruits. A secondary malt smell adds a weird sweetness.

Taste- It was okay. Went to far I feel with the malts and created a malt bomb with the pine created just an off DIPA flavor for me. It wasnt that bad but just not where my sweetspot is.

Mouth- Medium bodied and medium carbonation. Residual sweetness and malty. Pine freshner as well.

Drink- Just okay. Lots I wouldve changed but not my beer. Now I know to stick with Bengali

Serving type: can

03-20-2012 03:07:26 | More by FosterJM
Photo of nlmartin


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

This beer was decanted from a can into a snifter.

A- The body of the beer is a clear orange coloration. The head was thick creamy and white. Super amounts of lacing mark this beers passage from my glass.

S- The aroma of the beer is grapefruit citrus and most definitely a heavy pine cone, pine needle and pine resin note. Its like Sixpoint managed to can a X-Mas tree.

T- True to the beers name Resin the beer has a resinous pine flavor. The resinous pine flavors are long lasting and very pronounced. Underneath the pine is a bit of citrus grapefruit but little else. This beer is nearly one hop note. Not bad but not impressive.

M- The body of the beer is sticky with resinous pine flavors. Medium body with active carbonation. No alcohol is present in the mouth.

O- Not bad just misses being something above average. The hops seem to be a bit one note. On the bright side I think the brewer suceeded in making a very resinous pine aroma / flavored beer.

Serving type: can

03-19-2012 13:34:05 | More by nlmartin
Photo of JRed

New Jersey

2.95/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours transparent orange with white head that dissipates. Aroma of grass, mango, cotton candy, energy drink. Intense flavors of citrus, slight mango, hop resin, grass, orange rind, booze and bitterness take over in the aftertaste. Medium bodied with light carbonation. A cotton candy hop overload with no direction.

Serving type: can

03-19-2012 00:53:22 | More by JRed
Photo of GreenMountainBoy


4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-19-2012 00:40:39 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-18-2012 23:17:28 | More by rondufresne
Photo of secondtooth


3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Amber with hints of ruby upon pouring from the can, with a huge head of foam and gorgeous lace.

Nose is sweet grapefruit, as is the taste.

It's a sticky mouthfeel, being gloriously hopped, but with an underlying backbone of big malts as well, lurking beneath the palate-shocking hops. Definitely one for the hardcore hop-heads here. Solid, and a good experience, for sure.

Serving type: can

03-18-2012 20:18:32 | More by secondtooth
Photo of Burt

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

03-18-2012 18:54:40 | More by Burt
Photo of jjcote

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

03-18-2012 17:50:15 | More by jjcote
Photo of 2dogbrew


4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-18-2012 12:31:59 | More by 2dogbrew
Photo of TasteTester


4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-17-2012 22:52:06 | More by TasteTester
Photo of larryi86


4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can, best before 7/30/12, poured into a snifter

A- Rudy red with a three finger white head.

S- Pine, tropical fruits, citrus, resin.

T- Citrus, resin, pine, nice bitterness in the finish, light malt backbone.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- Good beer, definitely will pick it up again. Best beer I have had from Sixpoint.

Serving type: can

03-17-2012 21:52:10 | More by larryi86
Photo of Retail1LO


4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

FINALLY getting to try this. Poured from a can into my Hill Farmstead nonic pint glass.

Beer pours a dark, almost amber color with about a two finger head. One of the darkest IPA's I've seen. Lacing is pretty thin. The smell on this is pretty muted, although what's there leans towards the malty side of things. No pine, no citrus, and no hops if any. The only real let down in the beer. The taste is so balanced. Perhaps one of the MOST balanced I've had. None of the hops, malt, or pine stick out more than the other. Instead, they all come together in a harmony rarely seen in a beer, much less an IPA. This is a clean beer that I could easily put away several of. Which leads us to, the mouthfeel. Very clean and crisp again. There's a decent amount of bitterness here, with the hops finally making an appearance. This is the latest in a beer I've ever seen hops take prominence. It's very unique. The taste doesn't linger too long, but there's a little bit of a citrus tinge left at the end too. Another first. Overall, this is a fabulous beer. The 9%+ ABV isn't noticeable even a little, making this a dangerous little number. Hats off to Sixpoint. I'd all but written you off. This beer makes me believe again.

Serving type: can

03-17-2012 21:26:01 | More by Retail1LO
Photo of atoulouk


4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

03-17-2012 20:55:48 | More by atoulouk
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

03-17-2012 20:34:31 | More by ygtbsm94
Photo of liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can(s) shared by Steve, 12oz Redbull-style cans into some tulips. Best before July 30, 2012 stamped on the base of the can.

Dark reddish brown, spiderweb-like lacing and moderate retention. Sweet, malty and resinous in the nose. Pine and some citrus, tons of hop oils. Rich maltiness as well makes me think of this as somewhat of a cross between an English and American Imperial IPA. Bitter pine, some leafy hops, caramel and juicy, resinous hop notes. Full bodies, substantial bitterness balanced with a vast amount of malt. Very enjoyable.

Serving type: can

03-17-2012 16:43:54 | More by liamt07
Photo of mfarkas2


3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

03-17-2012 03:35:17 | More by mfarkas2
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-16-2012 23:53:57 | More by xdefeatsy
Photo of Morey


3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This 12oz slim-can is an interesting looking vessel to be sure. Stamped on the bottom is "BEST BEFORE 23NOV2012". That's a long shelf life for a DIPA, and I don't really car for "Best Before" dates...tell me when the beer was bottled (or in this case....canned) for cryin' out loud!

Poured in a tulip. The beer pours a nice looking orange-copper and is topped by one finger of off-white colored foam. It's now settled quite a bit, but there is sticky lacing all over my glass.

The nose is rather tame for the style, but I'm definitely getting piney hops as well as malts and grains. Not much in the way of citrus fruits, this is definitely more of a pine/floral Ipa.

Nice combination of malt and resiny hops in the taste. The hops are so sticky, that it basically sticks to your tongue as well as the rest of your mouth. There's a good dose of bitterness about midway. The sticky hop-juice adheres to the palate and holds on long after the swallow.

Medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.

A nice DIPA overall.

Morey's Bottom Line: I was excited to try this one after watching the Sixpoint video for it. It's definitely above average, but not on the level of HT, Pliny, Hopslam, or even Double Trouble for that matter. Still, I think that Sixpoint achieved what they set out to brew with this one. Very nice.

Serving type: can

03-16-2012 21:12:13 | More by Morey
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4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Fireworks Pizza in Arlington.

Pours a dark copper, cloudy beer with full egg-white head. Great looking beer! Sticky lacing resides all the way through the glass as I imbibe the fluid.

Aroma has a pungent hop character with some notes of damp earth, citrus, and tropical fruit. It seems to be a nice blend of hops with a bit more English character than West Coast. The malt body displays a toasty quality similar to DFH IPAs.

Like in the smell, there is a toasty malt quality but the beer finishes very dry and strongly bitter eliminating any chance of a dominating sweetness that would inhibit hop flavor. On that subject, this beer truly shows off the resiny quality of hops. It is the dominating feature, but with an adequate balance of malt.

Good medium-low carbonation helps this beer show off the resin. Dry, bitter finish allow for continued quaffing.

This beer exhibits incredible balance of malt and hops.

Serving type: on-tap

03-16-2012 20:54:09 | More by ahalloin
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

03-16-2012 15:31:42 | More by StaEva
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

03-16-2012 04:28:59 | More by mbs11
Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 2,881 ratings.