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Resin - Sixpoint Brewery

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3,501 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,501
Reviews: 648
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11%
Wants: 191
Gots: 500 | 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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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of BasterdInABasket
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. can, Stamped "Best Before 03March2013" on bottom of can, poured into ST Tulip
A- Pours a sort of creamy/fluffy slightly off white 1.5 finger head, golden/orange in color, very hazy with a lot of bubbles flowing through to the top, good retention, nice lacing
S- Good bit of pine, citrus and hoppiness, deep caramel and brown sugar smell becomes very powerful, different but very pleasant
T- Some bitterness, resinous pine and citrus fruits, brown sugar and caramel malt base give it a nice sweetness
M- Medium body, A little sticky and oily, pretty smooth, flavors and bitterness linger nicely, surprisingly slight amount of carbonation
O- One of my go-to year-round DIPAs, the unique brown sugar flavor/aroma is something I haven't come across in an IPA.

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of mpedara429
4.62/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured into glass with two fingers of a wheaty colored head. Its was a translucent amber in color. Thick, sticky lacing all around the glass.

S: Huge smell of piney hops, with a hint of citrus. More fragrant than most, which is enjoyable.

T: Big bitter hop flavor in front that leads to piney and earthy flavors. A little bit of citrus. Similar to the smell. I'm also tasting a savory, buttery flavor in there as well which is unique and pleasing. It does leave a bit of a bitter aftertaste.

M: Pretty thick and bold. It is a little creamy with a medium amount of carbonation.

O: This is a big DIPA. A real, full-bodied beer. This is not for the casual IPA drinker. For those who are searching for the best DIPA, this is a must try. This doesn't fit the mold and is different and better than the average DIPA.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of obrike
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

An excellent looking DIPA. Super clingy head leaving tons of lacing in my pint glass. A cloudy amber pour that resonates in the glass. Just beautiful. Nearly perfect.

Sharp pine notes and sweet caramel malt mix well...a good dose of both on the scent. A hint of what's to come.

Taste follows...a very fresh piney slap of hops to the pallete. The malt takes a back seat but is stll there. A terrific example of a fresh pine hop DIPA. Some good citrus in there as well. Actually quite enjoy the biting carbonation on the backend...mouth feels assaulted by the hops. Quite dry..makes me want another sip almost immediately.

Really like this one. Glad to see it on the shelves in Round Rock, Texas. Price point is good too. Will certainly have again. Welcome to Texas Sixpoint!

Photo of mikeradebaugh
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of sweemzander
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz. can poured into a tulip. One of the more interesting cans I have seen just because it is so narrow but taller to fit all 12oz's.

(A)- Pours a hazy golden orange color. Produced a giant head of white froth. Superb retention and good lacing to boot.

(S)- A nice combo of deep hoppy pine; fitting of its name. A zesty citrus of orange and pineapple fruits.

(T)- Similar to the smell in alot of ways. The same great combo of a deep hoppy pine and a crisp citrus profile. Some subtle biscuit on the finish.

(M)- A great carbonation level and a great balance here. Crisp yet very hoppy, but with such a solid citrus profile and a smooth maltiness; it is very harmonious.

(O)- Overall, one of the better DIPA's I have had in a long time. Expertly balanced and incredibly refreshing. Very well done, this will definitely be sighted in my fridge in the future.

Photo of Hopfenpeter
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, what a beer!
Poured into my crystal mug, the beer is an almost clear beautiful medium gold. A nice two finger high, creamy light tan head builds and sticks arround. Nice lacing after dissipating.
The smell is of resin, citrus flavors and earthy hops, with hints of honey in the background.
Tasting the beer, there are pineapple and some citrus flavors up front, but quickly taken by more earthy and resin hop flavors. A malt backbone is present for balance.
Some honey flavors. Nice bitter finish.
A very beautifully crafted beer. Great carbonation and good body. A must try for the IPA lover.

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of JimsArcade
4.58/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a crystal-clear light amber with moderate head. There is a strong aroma of pine and lime from the hops. The taste... so smooth and balanced. It's nice and hoppy with a perfect match of malt sweetness. I could easily drink one Resin after another: it's that good (and deadly if you were to do that).

The one caveat of Resin is that SixPoint requests that it be kept refrigerated constantly from brewery to home due to their use of fresh hop flowers. You'll find very few places where that's the case. (Plus IMO long-term refrigeration can ruin a beer just as much as keeping it out in the heat.) Try to find the freshest cans possible: I had a three-month-old can of Resin and the quality dropped significantly.

The fact that this beer has become easily available (in my area at least) is spoiling me. Hopefully more people across the country will be able to experience this stellar offering from SixPoint.

Photo of Ego
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

overheard one of the clerks at the local store call this a palette wrecker, so I was immediately intrigued...

very impressive noggin on this one, three full strong fingers tall of soap bubble goodness, slight audible pops as the head slinks back against the force of gravity, lacing and legs are quite visible here, a fair amount of carbo-traffic runs the boozeathon to the top of the glass, orange hue with a touch of haze.... this looks damn fine

dry bready and floral, I was expecting more citrus... shame on me, this leans more towards pine and coastal freshness, you know, like irish mist doused in pine sol.. but good. this reminds me of all the goog huge balanced dipas I have enjoyed in the past, it really doesn't slay you with a hop hammer but all the proper notes are hit. Maybe a touch more herbal/floral ? maybe...

taste etc...
where to start? superb mouthfeel, great initial bitterness, great lingering after bitterness, barely a notice of the ABV... and that was my first impression, it drinks light enough to more than sip and yet has a good medium body supported with just the right crisy carbonation, the bitterness certainly lingers a long damn time... some people might not appreciate that, but I am not some people... I dig it. This leaves a syrupy resinous (uh huh uh huh uh huh) coating in your mouth, some nice mix of complexity here not just a dumb hop hammer ("I can out hop your hop")

I have to go back and check out more from six point because this is on point... geezus, I sound like guy fieri reviewing beers... anyhoo, this is damn good, if you like 90min or feg's hopso, try this, it has a different flavor but belongs in that company.

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4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Into a 14oz mug, this is one of the finest looking beers I've ever poured. Definitely the best of its style. Amber-orange-caramel colored with between one and two fingers of beige-colored head (depending on pour). The lacing on this beer is awesome to watch and the retention is... wow. Their normal IPA, Bengali Tiger, is so named for the stripes of lacing it leaves behind, and this follows suit. For a double IPA, the retention and lacing on this is something you don't see everyday, especially at 9.2% abv.

Smell: Sweet and hoppy. Promising a citrus character. Vaguely fruity, tropical, but not overwhelmingly so. As the glass warms a slight caramel note appears in the beginning of the nose that is quickly snuffed out by the hop presence.

Taste: Candied pine needles. Pineapple, mango, and lemon zest. Freshly cut grass. Earthy, grainy hops overflowing with fruit sugars and esters. Caramel and pale malt. Clean bitterness washes away any lingering sweetness that might get cloying. The malts serve as chauffeurs to the big hop elements, just enough sweet bread to deliver that bittersweet, piney, fruity, resiny esteriness to your tastebuds. On a silver platter. These hops have never tasted so good.

Mouthfeel: I almost wanted to call this "only" above average, but when the resiny, oily hop character combines so damn well with the sweet, bready character of the malt, and the medium carbonation shakes it all up enough to make it exceedingly easy to drink, well, how can I call that anything other than extraordinary?

Overall: Before I'd tried Resin I didn't even like IPAs. From the glowing review I've given above, I'd hope that you'd now know that Sixpoint has single-handedly changed my mind on the whole issue. Of course, DIPAs are definitely of a different character than IPAs, but even if you prefer darker beers (as I normally do), Resin is a beer I would, and do, recommend to anybody who enjoys beer. Complex, very flavorful, refreshing. Honestly, this was a revelation for me as far as what hops can do for a beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 3,501 ratings.