Resin - Sixpoint Brewery

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3,413 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,413
Reviews: 631
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 183
Gots: 442 | 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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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of mntlover
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a a very pretty deep rich amber color that is slightly hazy. Off white head falls slow to a ring with some nice lace.

Aroma is nice big wonderful hops just like the name Resin. Pine dominating nose with some underlying citrus notes mingled with some sweet hints of malt.

Taste is nice big huge amounts of hops assault the tongue. Pine resin, tobacco, grapefruit rinds and some herbal notes. In the finish you can get glimpses of the malt sweetness. Big slamming taste bud crushing hop feast. As it warms some alcohol hints are noted but do not distract.

Mouthfeel is medium with slightly peppy carbonation.

Overall if you want a big in your face hop bomb look no further. Not a balanced I2PA but very nice hop forward brew. Might not be world class but fairly tasty.

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: Pine and cedar notes immediately up front. Some caramel sweetness as the beer warms up. I get a little bubblegum which is kind of odd. Not German hefe bubblegum but definitely an artificial gummy aroma. In the background is some lemon zest character. Amazing layered complexity.

Appearance: Slightly hazy deep amber pour. Low tan head that dissipates into a sticky, sudsy film.

Flavor: A touch of the caramel sweetness up front that quickly loses out to some juicy orange, lemon, and grapefruit flavors. This is again followed by a wave of earthy bitterness. Balance is firmly bitter. Finishes dry and aftertaste lingers with more earthy hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium-high carbonation. Tastes slightly oily and a little bit of hop-derived puckering astringency.

Overall impression: Hops seem a bit subdued to be deemed "Double IPA". That said, I do enjoy it. Dangerous given the ABV. Seems more like an American Barleywine to me. Regardless, I enjoy it immensely and I will have another.

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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into snifter.

I first reviewed Bengali Tiger, The Crisp, Righteous and Sweet Action and I have to say, this beer is by far the best of the group. I have not yet tried Apollo, but I find it hard to believe this would be second to that beer. This brew is a wonderful Eastcoast DIPA.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of BostonHops
3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz can served in a snifter.

pours a slightly hazy medium amber / orange tone while yielding a frothy 2" off-white head; modest retention, lacing. nose packs a hoppy melange consisting of citrus, pine, and a little tropical character with a malty backbone being evident. solid aroma, if not quite as aromatic as i usually look for.

flavor mostly follows the aroma with a strong citric-pine hoppiness being showcased, flanked by secondary notes of tropical hops, caramel malt, and some alcohol. shows its booze a little too much IMO. medium-plus bodied with average carbonation.

overall a solid beer, would definitely purchase again. that said, i'm not blown away by it.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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2/5  rDev -51%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.23/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Can, $2.99 from Fishpaws. Best by 23 Nov 2012.

In my Duvel green tulip, this beer is a faintly hazy (probably from the dry hops) deep orange with a dense, off-white head that has excellent retention and gorgeous lacing. The nose has a lot of fruity hop character along with quite a bit of a sweet, caramel (almost like a Vienna malt) aroma. I get notes of orange, honeydew melons and a little pine. The sweetness is way overdone for my palate.

The palate opens with a moderate bitterness that's comprised of aggressive grapefruit and orange peel. That said, it does not taste like 102 IBUs (not that anyone knows what that tastes like) as the perceived sweetness, which is more akin to a toasted pale malt rather than a caramel malt (in a vein similar to that in Troegs' Perpetual IPA), is rather high. The combination, for the most part, is decent, except when I really think about it, which is when the word "vomit" keeps coming to my mind. To be honest, though, there is an intensity and pungency to the ho character that does have a bile-like bitterness. Sweetness, in addition to the aforementioned toasted pale malt characteristic, also has some caramel. Moderately drying, quite bitter on the finish with grapefruit and orange peel, this beer is moderately carbonated and resiny sweet. The alcohol does lighten the body a little bit.

Decent stuff, I drank my 12 oz can without too much difficulty, but IMO, this is a middling DIPA. I feel my scores are harsh, but despite my qualms, this is a fairly competitive style, and I can't honestly score this beer any higher. Still, this is a beer I recommend.

Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 3,413 ratings.