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Resin - Sixpoint Brewery

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Ratings: 2,855
Reviews: 594
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.81%
Wants: 143
Gots: 244 | 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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woosterbill

Connecticut

3.45/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz can (and what a can!) into a medium-sized Duvel tulip. Thanks to James for sharing.

A: Dark amber body under a solid cap of creamy tan head. Nice retention and lacing. Way too dark for the style, but otherwise nice - and I'm giving it an extra half-point for making me smile with its can.

S: Hugely hoppy, wiht pine, resin (surprise), cattiness, and grapefruit pith. Solid.

T: Much sweeter than the nose, with dark toffee malt leading to resinous hops and a bittersweet finish. Way sweeter than I'd like, with all hops complexity going entirely by the wayside. Too bad.

M: Fairly thick, viscous, and highly creamy. Excellent.

O: If I get a chance, I'd like to see what a can of this would taste like after a year or two - it seems to have Barleywinish potential. As a fresh DIPA, though, it's disappointingly heavy on sweetness at the expense of the varied hop flavors suggested by the nice aroma. I suppose this is a quintessential "east coast" DIPA, and as such I'm not a huge fan. For canned hoppiness, I'll stick with Gandhi-Bot and Heady Topper. Actually, scratch that. For hoppiness in whatever form, I'll stick with Gandhi-Bot and Heady Topper.

Cheers!

Serving type: can

02-16-2012 14:36:26 | More by woosterbill
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Kkottonmouthkngz

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -14%

02-16-2012 02:14:07 | More by Kkottonmouthkngz
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-16-2012 01:22:56 | More by millerbuffoon
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -14%

02-16-2012 00:35:42 | More by DoctorB2B
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear deep copper with a finger of off-white head with excellent retention and good lacing.

A good citrus aroma is a lot of pine and a little bit of caramel malt.

Taste is good and hoppy. Extremely hoppy actually. Starts out with a bit of citrus then a bit of caramel malt. Finishes with a nice pine bitterness and distinct strong grapefruit. Very complex flavors.

Medium mouthfeel and carbonation.

Wow. By far the best Sixpoint beer I've ever had. Lots of complex flavors and intense hoppiness perfect for my taste. Thanks so much to GuisseppeFranco for the can!

Serving type: can

02-15-2012 19:42:38 | More by jmarsh123
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

2.63/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A CAN into a Sixpoint/Hulmeville Inn pint glass.

Cracking the CAN, Resin pours out pretty thick. The liquid is a dark amberish red and does not look like your normal double. A firm even half an inch of dark tannish/light brown foam that has ok retention and leaves some spots on the glass. A bit of haze to the liquid. Smell is assertively dry hopped with some piney scent that is pungent. Some grain and grass comes up with a big caramel malt build. Just as sweet smelling as it is hoppy. Take a whiff, it's big. Alcohol is present in the nose as well. Taste is very big, very hoppy, very malty and very big. Piney dank resinous hop blast that builds into a sweet taste in the middle followed by a shot of hot alcohol. Insanely bitter. Earthy and piney hoppings, not tropical like most. East coast for sure. This has the makings to go a year and become one of those old hoppy barleywines that I've heard of. The body is there. This is over medium in build with a dare I say it resinous body. syrupy in a way and a bit hot. The alcohol is tasted and felt on the mouth. not a good look.

Serving type: can

02-15-2012 03:51:19 | More by BARFLYB
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DustinSmall

Maryland

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

12oz can poured into a tulip

A- Beautiful dark amber, burnt orange, copper on the curves, good carbonation, poured a 2-2.5 finger head stuck around for awhile, good looking dipa

S- Huge citrus, pine notes...Fresh grapefruit juice but with a underlying complexity

T- Holy hops lol taste the way it smells pine needles citrus great flavor bitter, but it isnt overwhelming which was a suprise at 103 ibus

M- Good mouthfeel great carbonation, leaves a oily hop bitter feeling in the mouth

O- good beer overall smell taste and mouthfeel were very drinkable

Serving type: can

02-15-2012 03:35:12 | More by DustinSmall
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jtierney89

New Jersey

3.3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep yet clear orange hue with a nice frothy off white head. huge citric and grapefruit hop nose. smells delicious. big oily hop mouth feel. huge hop forward taste. lacing is excellent. huge oily citric and grapefruit taste with some other tropical fruits thrown in. bitterness is huge. drinks like bengali's bigger citric brother.alcohol isn't detected at all.overall though pretty standard but with the unique hop resinous mouthfeel.good though.

Serving type: can

02-15-2012 02:41:43 | More by jtierney89
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jasinviso

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

02-15-2012 01:29:36 | More by jasinviso
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the can into a nonic pint glass. What a cute little thin can you got there now.

Real nice appearance here, punchy off white head hits three fingers deep, foamy and good retention, but a real noticeable and amber dark red body. Gorgeous color, huge clumps of sticky retention.

Nose seems very similar to on tap version. Ripping piney hops, basic, simple, aggressive, a little one dimensional but a good one.

Woah where was this malt when I had this on tap?! Malt sweetness and rich, following a classic pine richness. Chewy and dense, a nice sugar brown maple follows through. Still maintains an oily character. Great balance of malt and hop aggression, some borderline English tea style in here also.

Overall a real fun enjoyable ride, much better than what I had on tap.

Serving type: can

02-15-2012 01:10:54 | More by smakawhat
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz. can served in a tulip. Pours a hazy brownish-amber with a frothy, cream-colored head that eventually settles into an off-white slick. Some swaths of lacing are revealed during the tasting. Nose begins with a significant piny, resinous hops presence followed by floral notes and finishing with citrus aromas. Taste is somewhat consistent with the nose; however, there is a strange spiciness embedded in the flavor profile that reminds me a bit of Asian cuisine - soy sauce, brown sugar and perhaps tarragon. Mouthfeel is medium-light in body with an oily texture and an even carbonation that falls just short of lively. Overall, I generally like this beer; however, the strange spicy flavors gets to be a bit much. Not a beer that I could drink more than one of in a sitting.

Serving type: can

02-15-2012 01:00:10 | More by Jwale73
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Bendurgin

Maine

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

Poured into a tulip

This one pours a dark reddish amber color with about an inch of rocky beige head. Good retention here with some sticky lace. Grapefruit in the nose with fresh cut grass and lemony hops. Nice dry hoppy aroma.

Tropical fruits on the pallet. Cantelope comes to mind with some hints of slightly sweet malts in the background.

The body is nice and light with adaquite carbonation. Overall a well done DIPA. Sixpoint churns out a nice hit with this one.
Really good fresh hops with a good supporting malt backbone.

Serving type: can

02-14-2012 19:43:41 | More by Bendurgin
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Gfunk720

Connecticut

2.88/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz can, out of my HFS stemware. Can dated "Best by June 30, 2012"

A- A crazy dark amberish red color. There is a healthy off white head that forms, with plenty of lacing. The beer is very clean looking, yet quite dark for the style.

S- Mostly bready malt and some off metal smells. Not really getting much hops here.

T- A thick malty flavor hits the tongue initially, with an interestingly complex malt profile following. The aftertaste is an unbalanced hoppy mess. Mostly bitter aftertaste, hints of pine.

M- This is pretty much flat. The body is tolerable for the style, if not a little thick.

O- I had decent hopes for this one, but it was a bit of a fail to me. After drinking HT/Hopslam/ETC. for the last few weeks, this beer did not fare well. I may have rated it higher as a American Barleywine rather than a Double IPA.

-GFunk

Serving type: can

02-13-2012 23:19:44 | More by Gfunk720
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fnoffagain

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-13-2012 22:56:31 | More by fnoffagain
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happy5930

New York

3.5/5  rDev -14%

02-13-2012 17:33:28 | More by happy5930
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

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

Hazy deep copper colour, one finger of off white head, light lace left behind. Smell is a mixture of malt and hop all at once, some sweeter malty notes come first but still very hoppy, lots of pine and to a lesser extent citrus, some lightly harsh alcohol scents are fairly present at points as well, more grapefruit comes out as it warms. Taste is quite hoppy and while this is a total hop bomb there is still a generous malt presence that gives a little sweetness as well, citrus, pineapple, hoppy pine flavours as well, some alcohol at first but subsides quickly. Sticky and oily body, syrupy thickness at points, light-med carb, medium body. Pretty good and quite fresh, have had better DIPA but this was still serviceable.

Serving type: can

02-13-2012 17:23:37 | More by peensteen
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nathanjohnson

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -14%

02-13-2012 14:20:08 | More by nathanjohnson
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Billolick

New York

4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce slim can, purchased as a single for $2.79 at DeCicco’s in Ardsley, N.Y.
No freshness info offered.
Pours medium almond amber, near clear. Light mocha head is retentive, and leaves all sorts of fine sheeting, a high collar and more then ample fields of lacing.

Densely pungent and near biting hops in the nose. As soon as the can is popped the resinous fumes invade the nostrils.

Flavorful, bold and fresh tasting DIPA. Notes of soft piney resins, ripe tropical fruits and overall hop soaked goodness.

Lusciously smooth mouthfeel, so easy to soak up and enjoy every ounce of this one. To be enjoyed over and over in the months to come.

Go get some of this high quality brew and enjoy.

Serving type: can

02-13-2012 00:30:27 | More by Billolick
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RyanCMcGovern

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-13-2012 00:25:12 | More by RyanCMcGovern
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zgunder

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -14%

02-12-2012 18:53:11 | More by zgunder
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whartontallboy

New York

3/5  rDev -26.3%

02-12-2012 18:44:42 | More by whartontallboy
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Transcribed from notes dtd Sa, 11 Feb 2012 written while at The Fridge in LNC, PA.

Well, it's here! The long-anticipated DIPA from Sixpoint and since I just had my mind blown by the CANned version, I have hied my sorry ass over to The Fridge to do a side-by-side, since it is still flowing from the taps and CANs are in abundance. Uh oh, it is clearly more clarified, although not bright, which causes me to wonder if they did any filtration in this iteration. If so, CAN FTW (for the win, not f**k the world as I used to default to as that acronym's meaning)! If not, then still CAN as that was clearly unfiltered. At this point, the epicurious began to join me, but I have done side-by-sides before and I am always surprised by the outcome as I used to default and say that draught beer is always better than in any other form but that is not always the case. Color was still the same beautiful coppery-red. Nose was not as pronounced, again begging the question of filtration. It was still very hoppy, but not a Pittsburgh handshake - a fistful of knuckles to the Murph, like its CANned counterpart. Mouthfeel was fuller and the caramel/toffee of the malt was more pronounced.

Bottom Line: The CAN version scratches an itch while the draught version only makes me want to scratch harder.

Serving type: on-tap

02-12-2012 14:22:26 | More by woodychandler
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tyamhydrogen

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz. can into a snifter.

A- Pours a dark amber color. Good 2 finger frothy off-white head with good lacing, but it looks pretty red for the style.

S- There are the sweeter malts that really overtake the nose, and rather faintly the grapefruit and piney hops and bit of booze you'd expect in the aroma of a DIPA. The grapefruit becomes more noticeable and pleasant as it warms, but it's still not the hop bomb I want it to be.

T- Grapefruit and pine hops. Seems to become a bit fruitier as it warms. Tastes much better than it smells IMO. Alcohol is almost unnoticeable.

M- Some o' that real sticky icky icky. Definitely lives up to its name and the mouthfeel is certainly a highlight. Coats the mouth with hop resin properly.

O- I'm a bit torn about this beer. The taste and mouthfeel are nice, but not good enough to make up for what it lacks in the nose. It's definitely resinous, so if you like sticky DIPAs it may be worth seeking out.

Serving type: can

02-12-2012 04:45:32 | More by tyamhydrogen
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Brad007

Vermont

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

Pours a mild amber with a one-finger head into my glass. It's got a greenish tint, likely from the hops?

A slab of pine resin slides off into my nose with a reminder of sweet malt underneath.

Oh boy. Can you say "resiny"? In fact, that's where most of the bitterness is. The malt doesn't kick in until the middle, leaving a searing bitterness.

Lingering resin clutters the mouth, leaving little room for anything else.

It's certainly full of resin. Unfortunately, I don't like it that much. There's no balance.

Serving type: can

02-12-2012 02:29:29 | More by Brad007
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dudeabides76

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -26.3%

02-12-2012 01:29:10 | More by dudeabides76
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