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Resin - Sixpoint Brewery

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3,176 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,176
Reviews: 606
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 173
Gots: 364 | 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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Photo of znichols
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Hazy orange with a half-inche white head. The head doesn't last long; begins to turn into frosty capping after about a minute. Lacing is nice. Looks solid.

S- Aroma is big on pine with light nuances of sweet malt and a touch of fresh grass. Not as massive as expected but very nice.

T- The taste follows the aroma. I expected Sixpoint to take an Over-the-top approach to the 2x IPA. Not so. Very deep and complex. Big bitterness. Soft lemon. Pine sap. Light malt. As suggested, very resinous. Subtle alcohol creeps in near the end as well as a lasting bitterness. Not the most flavorful IPA in the world, but very refined and enjoyable.

M- Medium bodied with a super slick mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation. This aspect shines for me.

O- I expected a little bit of a heftier beer here, but this is nice. Very piney with substantial bitterness and light citrus notes. Might not seek out, but wouldn't be opposed to trying again.

znichols, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of Gregwa
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Gregwa, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of ColForbinBC
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a pint glass

A translucent orange body with some stray bubbles pushing north. A two finger ecru colored cap rises and falls fairly fast, settling to form some patches of foam and chunky rings of lace revealing the sip marks.

The aroma is subdued. Toasted biscuits with a little bit of sticky pine. Subtle white grapefruit and orange. Not getting a big nose here at all.

Hops come through a lot more on the palate. Burst of white grapefruit and orange up front. Some lightly toasted biscuits and caramel emerge mid-palate. The finish is a rush of bitterness, filled with pine resin and white grapefruit. There is a good amount of heat from the rather high abv in the finish.

Medium body with, a little sticky, with a good amount of lingering bitterness.

A solid DIPA, good standby to have in the fridge, much like all of the canned offerings from Sixpoint.

ColForbinBC, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of DP34
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

DP34, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of jonniej100
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

jonniej100, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev -2%

bpfrush, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of Florida9
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy pale yellow. Forms a very large billowing off-white head that shows sme excellent retention and leaves a copious amount of lacing on the way down. Aroma is a mix of sweet malts, pine, citrus, and even a hint of the floral. Taste starts off surprisingly sweet. Orange and citrus. Very little pine or resin on the first few sips, but the resin becomes much more pronounced over the course of the beer until it becomes almost overpowering on the palate. Body is on the heavier side of medium with appropriate carbonation and a powerful, astringent bitterness. Overall, a very nice beer that develops nicely as you drink it.

Florida9, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of oldvines
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

oldvines, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of akorsak
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've been meaning to try this for a month or so now; a growler filled at Al's.

A: The ale (I'll refrain from IPA/DIPA/Red Ale discussions for now), is a darker amber color, still transparent but aggressively dark. Orange highlights provide a visual richness. Plenty of head, lacing in successive layers.

S: The hops are apparent, citrusy pine with fresh cracked pepper. This one is matched by plenty of caramel malts - another near barleywine. The confluence of scents is strong though, pine a finishing touch after the ale is nice and room temperature-like.

T: Plenty of flavor, I'm just not sure where to place this one. The hops are strong, oily with pine and citrus. Black peppercorns add kernels of heat. The malts are caramel, lightly roasted with a fullness that deftly cuts through the hops. The whole package is big and I'm still not quite sure how to interpret it; stylistically it is not a DIPA but I'm digging it. The thick hops linger on my palate, a lasting reminder of the ale.

M: Plenty of hops and plenty of malts, but it doesn't get into barleywine territory (I retract my earlier remarks to the contrary). It's unusual but I think that that is the point.

akorsak, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of birchstick
4/5  rDev -2%

birchstick, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of Durtdiggler
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange/Amber is color poured from a 12oz energy drink type can :) into New Glarus pint glass. 3 finger creamy head and keeps lot of retention. A bit hazy.

Smells of orange peel, pine, slightly sweet and sticky. Well balanced. The pine is subtle. The hops not as complex for this style but it all goes together well.

Taste is bready, slightly sweet balanced by huge bitternes but finishes very clean.

Mouth feel medium body with balanced carbonation and softness without that flat syrupy feel that succumbs others ive tried. Goes down easier than the Abv suggests.

The drink ability for this style beer is absolutely amazing. Not as overpowering versus some of the other DIPAs. Its all what your in the mood for. $8 for the 4 pack, absolute value for this beer. I plan on getting more.

Durtdiggler, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of n2185
3.55/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy orange with two fingers of white head that fades into a thin ring with a little lacing.

S: Lots of pineapple on the nose with notes of grapefruit and orange. Slight pine notes as well.

T: The taste is more grapefruit with slight orange and rind notes and a piny and resiny earthiness. The finish is moderately bitter.

M: Medium body with mid-low carbonation, this beer could use a bit more carbonation.

O: A pretty decent DIPA. Not great, but far from bad.

n2185, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of chanokokoro
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. can poured into a snifter

Pours a golden amber with a three finger fluffy white head with great retention. Quite a bit of beautiful lacing present as the head slowly subsides. A strong aroma of piney hops with undertones of fruity sweetness greets the nose. True to the name bold pine resin upfront, sweet malt in the middle, and the finish is piney and dry. Perfectly carbonated, with a strong malt backbone that lends to a medium-bodied brew, but one that doesn't interfere with the silky smoothness. A solid DIPA which would certainly be enjoyed by those that appreciate a drier finish.

chanokokoro, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of BugTownPub
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

BugTownPub, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of cpolking
3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a deep and dark amber and orange in color. There is a short head of off-white to very light brown foam.

The aroma is very piney, and (imagine that) resiny. There is also a full, round and over ripe fruitiness.

The taste is a very deep and toasted malt, piney hops, and an intensely bitter, herbal, almost burning, finish.

It is hard to believe that this is 9.1% ABV, it drinks quite smooth for its high alcohol, intense flavor and high IBU's.

Thanks to tone77 for this one.

cpolking, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of summy
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma hit me in the face all the way from the table top! Mmmm....hops! Very nice looking beer, with somewhat of an odd color for an IIPA. More toward red than pale. Very nice head and lacing that hung around for the entire glass. Flavor was initially bitterness than followed closely by a nice malt presence, not overdone. Very nice beginning! Lots of piney, citrusy, minty, hops in the middle with some malt "juice" to back it up. Long dry, hoppy finish that had me dangerously cracking open another before company arrived.

summy, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of TheRuss9585
4/5  rDev -2%

TheRuss9585, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of JDizzle
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz can into an Imperial Pint glass. One of favorite names for a beer-the can design....not so much-looks like an energy beer.#diarreha

Bought a 4-pack of this at Kahn's for $7.99!! -Score!!!

First off, I notice the color is very dark amber. Even reddish with a foamy off white head with great lacing. It almost red looking in wierd light.

Smells like pine, resin, hop perfume, sweet, sugary, with a hint of leather?? Nice smelling beer, even if I don't like the color.

Hops blast through right away with intense bitterness. The bitterness lingers until the next sip. There is a sweet malty presence that balances it out. Wish there was more of a fruit presence, but still solid.

Mouthfell is pretty full with a bit too much carbonation to mix with the bitterness.

Overall a good DIPA. For the price..a really good DIPA!

JDizzle, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of 7Durandal7
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

7Durandal7, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of bvdubn
3.7/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the 12oz (refridgerated) can into my Dogfish Head snifter.

The beer is a hazy dark copper color with a good finger worth of head that quickly dissipates.
The beer smells of hops… lots of Hops. It comes through with a lot of pine but as it warms the pine mellows a bit and the herbal notes come through.

At over a 100 IBU’s it stands to reason that it is initially very bitter. I noticed that as it warmed the bittnerness subsidided and the floral notes came to the forefront.

This is one of those IIPA’s that they just threw a ton of hops in and cranked up the IBU’s. It is a good, reasonably priced IIPA.

bvdubn, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of BrewerB
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BA trader sidebordz hooked me up with this beer per request. Cheers and thanks again Blake!

Pouring into a Delirium Tremens tulip. Good clarity with an amber color and a 1-2 finger crop of slightly rocky off-white foam. Great head retention and an attractive lace pattern sticks to the glass as the foam slowly settles.

Prominent sticky piney resiny hop aromas. Slight hint a citrus. Malty sweetness also detectable. Dank hop quality sneaks up as the beer continues to breathe.

Big upfront hoppy bite with a great balance of firm lightly toasted (but mostly clean) malty sweetness. Bitterness is high and lingers on into a medium, dry finish. Light fruity ester presence.

Medium bodied with a moderate-high carbonation level. Smooth alcohol warmth.

A great DIPA should maintain a level of drinkable and avoid being so heavy as to be a sipping beer. Sixpoint has done well to include enough malty sweetness to offset Resin's deluge of hop flavor and bitterness.

BrewerB, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of JoEBoBpr
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip from a 12oz narrow can.

By far one of the nicest looking DIPAs out there. Very deep deep murky and hazy cooper color with some nice slight caramel and amber orange colors. THere is a nice 1 inch head that is a light ecru color with some nice dense bubbles and some great retention. Very nice lacing is left as the head slowly recedes.

Very apropos name. Resiny pine notes start off this brew with some nice flowery and herbal hop notes. A bit of a sticky nose with some nice hop juice notes and some slight tropical notes. There is also some slight caramel malt notes in there.

Interesting flavor profile. Starts off quite bitter and I cant quite place it right away. There is some nice caramel and toasty malt that try to shine through the intense resin and bitterness. There is some nice pine and also some nice citrus notes. As the brew warms the hop character can be more readily appreciated and its very intense and bitter. Mouthfeel is nice and refreshing with a nice dry intense bitterness.

Pretty good DIPA. Very nice pine hop notes and intense bitterness.

JoEBoBpr, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of Ryan011235
2.5/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into an Allagash flute on 3/29/12

Best before 25 Nov 2012

Deep, hazy appearance. Honey and tangerine-hued. Pours a wimpy head, not even a finger's worth. It stands to reason the head doesn't hold well, finding only a soapy layer. Ok lace.

Aromas of pine tar, over-ripe citrus, onion, bubblegum, scented soap, flower petals, bread, caramel and overtones of alcohol wafting about. It's all rather bizarre.

The taste takes a page from the bizarre aroma; I can't shake the notion of flowers and bubblegum. Beyond that, there is a dense bitterness that shirks hop flavor in favor of headache medicine. Sure, there are undercurrents of pine and skeevy citrus, but it's mostly just rampant bitterness. Well, rampant bitterness and malt. Bread, yeast, grain and a hint of caramel.

Medium full body with sugar granules swaying back and forth. Carbonation is moderate, maybe even on the low side; I like that.

Overall impression - It's never a good thing when the product description of a DIPA refers to "encroaching malt sweetness."

Ryan011235, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of bigash
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

bigash, Apr 10, 2012
Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 3,176 ratings.