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Resin - Sixpoint Brewery

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3,063 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,063
Reviews: 600
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.81%
Wants: 163
Gots: 315 | 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:
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 jondeelee
4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Resin opens with the kind of nose one would expect in a 103 IBU monster: massive, near-overwhelming levels of hops, streaking out in pink grapefruit, grapefruit rind, pine, eucalyptus, and bright cherry-like rosewater. The beer also boasts a heavy level of sugars, and you can almost *smell* the sugars crystallizing in front of you, pouring out orange liqueur, strawberry, lemon/lime, apricot, and white grape fruit esters. It's in fact lucky that the hops are as potent as they are and add so much citrusy bitterness, else the beer would smell like a fruit spritzer. There are touches of grains as well, including marble rye bread and floury baguette, but these rather pale against the hop and sugar onslaught. As a whole, the nose is delicious and upfront in its potency, warning anyone not already in love with hops to take heed. The aromas are slightly out of balance, mainly in their hugeness, but still delicious.

On the tongue, the beer opens with an expected hop blast, but here the notes--combined with the sugars--are much darker and harsher, tending toward grapefruit rind, dandelion stem, rose petal. Dark fruit esters such as black cherry and plum accompany this, adding lovely counterpoints. Good touches of vanilla, anise, and pepper spices linger, as well as light streaks of orange liqueurs. The IBUs are intense, burning the soft palate, but nicely held back at the same time, and quite palatable, blending well with the brew. It says much that the 9.1% ABV is hardly noticeable against the massive flavors. It also says much that the flavors don't lose their potency after several sips, instead continuing to deliver piney, hoppy goodness mixed with molasses and dark fruit esters. The aftertaste is more of the last flavors, and lingers for a long time. Mouthfeel is a syrupy medium-heavy, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, this is an excellent beer, and while it is monstrous in flavor, it's surprisingly accessible at the same time, coming across as more delicious than buzzy, fruity, or bitter. In other words, everything works well together in harmony, making this an excellent brew. Very much worth trying.

jondeelee, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of albertjr21
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the can into a snifter pours a pale orange amber under a chunky foam head. Cool and somewhat shy notes of salty pine seem to peak out most in relatively subtle yet fragrant flowery hop aroma. Perhaps a little bit of orange citrus in there somewhere as well. A slow motion punch of favorably acidic tangerine citrus flavor ascends into a luscious garden of hop resin that imprints itself on the palate long after the finish. Very nice, Sixpoint...

albertjr21, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of SaneMan
4/5  rDev -1.7%

SaneMan, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of guezarka
3.5/5  rDev -14%

guezarka, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of edraz1224
3/5  rDev -26.3%

edraz1224, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of marshmeli
4/5  rDev -1.7%

marshmeli, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of tylerprince
3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a fresh can into a snifter.

A: Pours a nice hazy orange copper with no head. Some light lacing.

S: Mostly citrus (graprefruit, primarily), with hints of pine. Some sweetness, apple-like.

T: Starts with a Saison-like malt profile; some hints of pilsener malt. Finishes all citrus with a nice bitterness; quite boozy.

M: A tad flat, but fairly crisp and drinkable.

O: Nothing special. Purchased at a specialty store with the likes of Old Raspy, and as such, expected something great. A solid DIPA but not something I'd buy over most others.

tylerprince, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of CloudStrife
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz slim can poured into a goblet. Best before July 30 2012 on bottom.

A: Pours a clear ruby brown with a 1 1/2 finger yellowish white head. Dissipates to a film within 2 minutes and laces the top of the glass. Small visible carbonation bubbles.

S: A strong off hop smell that is hard to describe. I think it is the sweet malt covering up a citrus hop. Notes of pine as well. Is a pleasant smell that I just cant pinpoint.

T: Strong hop overtones mostly pine and citrus. Some real sweet malt. Sort of what I pictured from the name and smell. Leaves lots of hop residue in your mouth.

M: Thick syrupy sticky mouthfeel. Can see why they call it resin. Certainly goes for that thick nectar hop mouthfeel. Normally I am not a fan of this, but I know its what they were going for and they did it well.

Overall a sipping beer that is worth a shot. I like the packaging and approach on a style with a fairly saturated market. Going to try more from this brewery.

CloudStrife, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of lilnicky068
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

lilnicky068, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of Scout11
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Scout11, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of canadianghetto
4/5  rDev -1.7%

canadianghetto, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of TwelveOunces
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 Oz can poured into a pint glass

A- Pours a murky dark orange/ light brown with a huge three finger off whitish head.

S- A very piney brew. hop smells are dominant which are hop heavy and no surprise, Very resin-esque. A dominant hop profile but There is a light and very crisp malt background.

T- An average amount of hop bitterness up front, at least for a DIPA. A piney and resinous hop profile which are perfectly balanced in the overall taste of the beer. A moderately bitter, smooth and crisp taste. Easily drinkable but a good sized body.

M- Easy to drink and easy to get down, A refreshing feel and flavor keep it accessible. Good carbonation.

O- A well done, precise and refreshing DIPA. Cant go wrong here but it wont blow your socks off.

TwelveOunces, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to dazedandconfused for sending me this one!

Best before 7/30/12.

Pours a murky dark orange with a 2 inch puffy orange-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy thin rings of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus zest and herbal hops with some subtle malt aromas. Taste is also of citrus zest and subtle herbal hops with some brown sugar and malt flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good DIPA but it's funny to see this one in a thin can.

UCLABrewN84, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of rapidsequence
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz can. A really lame Red Bull looking can. Not cool. $2.70 from Ned's.

Appearance: Clear orange-gold color. Average to above average head and excellent lacing. Down an extra half a point for the dumbest can ever.

Smell: Its a good smelling beer, but just doesn't exude hop aroma like a double, or even a single IPA should, especially one called Resin. Pine, bitter citrus, dope sack and a crackery malt background, but you have to work for it.

Taste: Unlike the smell, the flavor mouth fucks you with hops. Its mostly piney, citrus, and dank, with less sweet fruit. There is a malty sweet backbone that balances things well in the middle, but the finish is all lovely bitter face rape.

Mouthfeel: Well, its very RESINY. Sticky, sticky hops resin coats the tongue. The body of the beer though is not too thick and sticky, and it remains very drinkable and almost refreshing.

Overall: I hate the packaging, but I love the beer. Not sure why the nose isn't bigger, but this beer is great overall.

rapidsequence, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of todisht
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

todisht, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of chocosushi
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cuvee des Trolls Glass
A ~ Beautiful deep copper with crystal clarity. Nice lacing & superfine carbonation.

S ~ Sharp & pungent hoppiness. Sharp hop oils & fruity esters strip the nose. Smells dang good. There's a mild syrupy sweetness in there.

T ~ Fruity hoppiness through & through: kiwi, papaya, strawberry, & dried apricot. Corn Sugar & lingering sweet & tingly hop flavors going down. Floral & sweet afterwards ringing through.

M ~ Smooth going down with a lingering oily sweetness. Feels very active dancing on the palette.

D ~ For hopheads only. Big ups to Crabbicus! Thanks!

chocosushi, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of dpmacd
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

dpmacd, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of Rubihahn
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Rubihahn, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of Rhettroactive
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From tap to stemmed glass on 3/18/12 at Whole Foods Fair Lakes
*From notes

-- Thanks to Tripphop for the generous pour --

A: Dark and cloudy orange. Tight one finger head. The thick, white collar that follows is impressive.

S: Bittering and ever so juicy hop oil bites my nostrils, preparing me for what's to come.

T: The name "Resin" speaks for itself. Like the nose, this is a pure hop bomb. Rather intense, but the more I get into it, the more it lays back and mellows out. It's certainly in your face, and at times is borderline "oniony", but it's kept in check and by the time I'm halfway finished, I'm really, really into this.

M: Not the thick beer I feel needs to carry the hop profile, but it'll suffice.

O: One of the better offerings from Sixpoint to date. If you like your pores to ooze humulus lupulus, give this bad boy a whirl.

Rhettroactive, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of Hanzo
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Hanzo, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of mdfb79
3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 03/16/12 notes. Thanks to BigSexy410 for sharing this one. Poured from what appears to be a green red bull can into a tulip.

a - Pours a dark amber color, with one inch of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of piney hops, fruity malts, lightly sweet, earthy notes. Ton of hops, very nice.

t - Tastes of pein hops, resin, sweet fruity malts, floral hops. Some bitterness in the taste and a little sweet; not as great as the nose.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation, with a little bit of a btiter kick.

o - Overall a pretty nice beer. I prefer their Bengali Tiger to this but still nice and has a load of pine hops in the nose. Worth having, would have it again.

mdfb79, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of Tyrawlings
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Tyrawlings, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of output01x
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. can (Best Before 26NOV2012) into a snifter glass.

A strong pour yields a 1-finger cream-colored head that fades after a couple minutes to a thin dusting and thin foam collar. The body is a translucent orange amber with very few carbonation bubbles. Some decent lacing can be seen between sips but seems to have trouble fighting against gravity.

The nose certainly has a lot going on. Of course, the most noticeable aroma is pine - sticky, resinous pine. Once you get past this, you can discover aromas of orange-like citrus and sweet caramel. After swirling the beer a bit, some sharp alcohol notes become apparent.

Almost perfectly telegraphed from the nose, each sip starts with sticky pine flavors, followed closely by orange and mango citrus flavors. These are all wrapped in a sweet caramel shell with a lingering alcohol heat that singes the tongue. As the beer is swallowed, the flavors quickly vanish. There truly is an odd void of flavor after the swallow. The alcohol warmth then begins to reemerge in the back of the throat. After this takes hold, a grassy bitterness descends upon the rest of the mouth.

Medium to full bodied with great carbonation, this beer is amazingly drinkable considering its 9.1% ABV. The body is thick and sticky, which allows all the flavors to properly present themselves and make an impression. The carbonation is good and fizzy, helping to cut the stickiness of the body and increase the carbonation. The swallow is good and crisp but leads to a dry finish.

output01x, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of CHickman
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy copper brown color with a 1 finger creamy tan head that faded slowly, leaving great foamy spotty lacing.

Smells of big hops up front, with piney hops, citrus hops, orange peel, grapefruit, pineapple, floral hops, flowers, herbs, sweet malt, caramel, mild spices and faint alcohol; wow, this is hoppy and Resin is a great name as it smells like wet hops were added. Rich and tasty IPA nose that was sweet and fruity.

Tastes of big citrus hops, orange peel, grapefruit, lemon, pineapple, floral hops, grass/hay, sweet malt, caramel, light grains, herbs, piney hops/pine cone, peat moss or tree bark, sweetness like faint brown sugar and mild spices like pepper and cinnamon; almost tastes like the hop oil is still coating the can; very strong floral hops which was powerful and brought some heat. Very hoppy and tasty, with just enough grains to tame it and calm the bitterness.

Mouthfeel creamy and oily slick, with average carbonation, a medium body and a bitter citrus finish that trails off grainy or like the hop leafs were left on your tongue.

Good beer and good drinkability for such a strong DIPA, but this is not a session beer for me. While it was very tasty, it’s a real palate attack so to me this is one to enjoy with some food. Definitely worth checking out.

CHickman, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of MikeConklin
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

MikeConklin, Mar 21, 2012
Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 3,063 ratings.