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Resin - Sixpoint Brewery

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3,314 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,314
Reviews: 616
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 177
Gots: 402 | 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)
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

durlta, Jul 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

tbeer40, Jul 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

AndrewK, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of Brutesling57
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Brutesling57, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of bookerandy
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

bookerandy, Jul 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

RMoeNay, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of psychotia
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

psychotia, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of alexgash
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bullet/Red Bull can. Best before 27 Jan 2013.

Partly cloudy, brassy orange body. Thick finger of dense, sticky, beige head. Nice lacing and retention. Lots of hops on the nose. Citrus and pineapple mostly. Candyish, butterscotchy malt in the background.

Toasted malt and herbal bitterness up front. Hops become spicier with more citrus as he malt shows some fruit and butterscotch sweetness. Citrus and pine hop bitterness take over the drier finish. Full bodied, creamy smooth feel. Nice!

alexgash, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of maximum12
2.9/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to totoropanda for two of these strangely shaped cans. They look like they should be in a Dharma Initiative lock box somewhere. 12 ounces with a cryptic January 2013 "best-by" date stamped on the bottom. Hmmmm.

Pours is orange/amber in the twilight. The smell is like the Fist of God - if the Fist were hops, God were hops, & all of creation was buried in hops. Wow. This is the kind of shit I look for in a IIPA, just hops leaking out the wazoo. Only downer note is a tinge of that churned butter that sneaks into some Sixpoint beers.

Resin lives up to neither the name nor the nose - an 18 story let-down. The bitterness veers into aspirin territory, which a raw, acrid edge to it. A slap of butter underneath further cuts the legs out from beneath the beer. OK, OK, so resin does describe the mouth on this, very sticky. But there's not much taste in the hops.

Overall this was a disappointment, especially after the first wave of aroma hit my nostrils. OK, but not something I'd bother with again.

maximum12, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of UpToMeBeer
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

UpToMeBeer, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of oline73
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a mostly clear amber color with just under a finger of creamy off white head. As the head fades it leaves some lacing.

Smell: I'm getting some citrus peel hops along with some tropical fruit notes. I'm getting some malt sweetness behind the hops.

Taste: Less sweet and juicy than the smell. Unfortunately, the juicy tropical notes don't show up in the taste. There is a ton of grapefruit peel hop bitterness. I'm getting some malt in the background, but it's not too sweet. The finish is bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with lots of fluffy carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I thought this was a very good double IPA. It smelled fantastic and the taste fell just short, but I still enjoyed it.

oline73, Jul 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

Beezee, Jul 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

scotttom, Jul 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

strohme2, Jul 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

thinwhiteduke, Jul 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

jsurfs82, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of Gatch
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best before: 03MAR2013

A: Cloudy golden-orange with a big, fluffy, frothy white head that hangs around for a while. Sticky lace down the glass but little head retention.

S: Fruity, earthy hops, slightly roasted malt, and a complementing alcohol presence.

T: Just what a Double IPA should be...full of fresh, resiny, American hops, plenty of roasted malt to balance it out, and a slight presence of alcohol in the finish. Some nutty, malty flavors pair with fruity, piney hops to give a very pleasant experience.

M: Alcohol shows itself a bit more as the beer warms. Great malty flavor in the finish. A creamy, very easy-drinking beer for the style.

O: "Resin" is a great name for this brew. A very good Double IPA that I will most certainly drink again if the opportunity arises. Awesome, green, skinny, tall 12-ounce can. Hits the mark on every aspect. Well done, Sixpoint!

Gatch, Jul 16, 2012
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4.48/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best before 3/3/13 stamp on bottom of can.

A. Deep golden orange with traces of amber

S. Very floral and pleasing to this hop head. Smells like 103 IBUS to me...

T. Very hoppy, and enjoyable with a light almost citrus like flavor about it.

M. Very dry and bitter as an Imperial IPA should have. The 9.1 ABV and 103 IBU's are very evident.

O. Overall, a very enjoyable beer for die-hard hop heads. The relatively low price and availablity makes it a good choice when the harder to find Heady Toppers or Ghandi Bots might not be available.

mass4beer2dude0, Jul 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

bierdabbler, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of warnerry
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Best by 3 March 2013, which seems pretty optimistic.

A - Pours a slightly hazed burnt orange with three fingers of craggy off-white head. Head has nice retention and leaves a nice amount of lacing.

S - Pine and lots of citrus, with orange pulp and zest.

T - Nice resiny (hey, I get it) hop taste up front, with lots of pine and pretty good citrus as well. Caramel malt with some bread as well. Grassy aftertaste. A little maltier than I was expecting from the nose. Some noticeable alcohol, but not detrimental. Nice lingering bitterness.

M - Medium mouthfeel with a nice dry bitterness throughout. Nice amount of carbonation makes it a bit silky.

O - Very solid if unspectacular DIPA. A little less malt would be welcome, but the bitter aftertaste is very nice. Just a touch of alcohol heat. I'd have this again.

warnerry, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of dedhed1981
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I was in the mood for a double IPA or something similarly piney yet crisp. I was actually planning to get some Sierra Nevada Tornado when this can caught my eye in the package store. I had never had a Sixpoint brew before but decided to give it a try. Wow! Slightly cloudy appearance, tenacious lace on the glass. Great taste, very strongly piney and a little heavy bodied for a dIPA. I really enjoyed this beer's drinkability. I will certainly buy this again. (Note: It did wallop me with a pretty nasty hangover the next morning, which I attributed to the heavy hops and high ABV.)

dedhed1981, Jul 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

jhartley, Jul 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

stogirelli, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

poured into bells tulip glass.

Best before date of 11/23/12.

Appearance: cloudy golden bodied beer with 2 fingers of white head. Leaves nice curtians on the side of the glass. The head has decent staying power to it as well.

Smell: Big pine notes with some mangos and pineapples to compliment.

Taste: Just like the nose pine starts this beer off, but it fades fairly quickly to citris notes. Oranges, mangos, and pineapples. The beer is moderately bitter and is fairly hop forward with a little bit of malts that break up some of the bitterness, but I would not say its very well balanced. Malts taste like fresh baked french bread and honey. The beer finishes with a mild citrisy and grassy bitterness that seems to linger for a while.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. ABV well hidden.

Overall: Its a good DIPA, but nothing thats unique about it. I love that its a solid beer offering in a can. I wish it was a little better, but its still pretty good beer.

4DAloveofSTOUT, Jul 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

22Catch22, Jul 12, 2012
Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 3,314 ratings.