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Resin - Sixpoint Brewery

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91
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2,880 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,880
Reviews: 595
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.81%
Wants: 144
Gots: 248 | 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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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Resin pours a clear amber color with a frothy off white head on top. The foam dissolves slowly leaving behind a coating of lace on the glass.

The aroma isn't as strong as I thought it would be, but has nice notes of pine, grapefruit citrus and sweet caramel malt.

Each sip of this medium to full bodied beer is creamy and slightly chewy. The flavor is well balanced between pine, grapefruit and sweet caramel malt and a touch of tropical fruit. A little bit of peppery spice appears at the end. Once gone the pine and pepper lingers on the palate.

This is a tasty, well balanced beer that's surprisingly drinkable for 9% abv. I wouldn't call it a hop bomb, but it's not for the faint of heart either.

Serving type: can

02-21-2012 23:17:48 | More by WanderingFool
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mhenson42

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-21-2012 22:52:08 | More by mhenson42
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lf9000

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -50.9%

02-21-2012 04:31:05 | More by lf9000
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richbrew

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -14%

02-21-2012 01:22:12 | More by richbrew
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goldie2828

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-21-2012 00:37:36 | More by goldie2828
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

A: Pours an opaque red with a really short head that quickly dissipates to nothing. Has a thick film with spotty lacing and moderate carbonation.

N: Tangerine, navel orange, caramel and papaya. Rather subtle but nice.

T: Tangerine, pineapple, apricot and peaches upfront. Very tangy. Mid-palate picks up rich caramel and even some pilsner malt along with candied orange and lemon. Finishes with resinous pine, fresh mowed grass, caramelized sugars and some light rye.

M: Medium-full bodied, creamy, soft, dry, sticky and bitter.

O: HOP BOMB! You can really taste the IBUs and yet it is pretty well balanced. How does it compare to Hopslam? Lets be honest, it doesn't. Overall it's still an excellent DIPA (or Imperial Red) and the best offering I've had from Sixpoint thus far.

Serving type: can

02-21-2012 00:33:44 | More by justintcoons
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9InchNails

New Jersey

4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

From a can poured into a snifter glass.

Frothy off white head with a copper color body with some decent bubbles moving at a medium pace. Excellent head retention and creamy lacing.

Big time tropical fruits, grapes, pine upfront and sweet caramel in the aroma towards the end. As it warms the alcohol aroma comes out to play.

Grapefruit, pine and then tropical fruits that mix with toasted bready sweet caramel malt towards the end. Some alcohol detection at the very end, more so, as it warms.

Medium body, light Carbonation, incredibly smooth - yet dry. Awesome mouth feel.

Definitely worth the wait for this big beer in a 12 ounce can. I thought eh, this is okay with the first sip but as I continued to indulge it just transformed into this great sweet bitter, beautiful smooth beer. I wonder how smooth this could feel on tap.

Serving type: can

02-21-2012 00:31:33 | More by 9InchNails
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CliffBrake

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright deep copper color with a creamy light tan head that leaves streaks of sticky lacing on the glass. A nice head for such a high abv beer.

Resiny pine notes highlight a graham cracker nose and lead the way into a very similar flavor. Mouthcoating maltyness, sweet and sticky with a heavy body. Long, pleasantly bitter piny finish.

This beer seems a little strange when chilled, but allowed to warm to closer to room temperature, it makes a nice sipping beer for a long winter's evening. It is more like a fresh-hopped barleywine than an IPA.

Serving type: can

02-20-2012 11:56:24 | More by CliffBrake
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PicoPapa

Connecticut

3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can. Pours a translucent dark brown with orange hues and a thin layer of head. Tons of sticky lacing. Aromas of piney hops along with some mango, orange and pineapple. Taste is bitter pine hops along with some sweet malts. Piney, floral and spicy at the end. Dry, resinous finish. Very dry and chewy mouthfeel. This reminds me a bit of Bengali Tiger, but its not just a hopped up version of it. This is definitely its own beer. Overall, its a pretty good Double IPA and worth seeking out.

Serving type: can

02-20-2012 04:32:08 | More by PicoPapa
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jeanphony

New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-20-2012 01:18:30 | More by jeanphony
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-19-2012 22:16:27 | More by AndrewMichael
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from an annoying looking can into a Three Floyds pint glass. I don't have a sixpoint glass, hint hint.

I'm dinging the appearance on this beer just because of the style of can used, don't do this again, you've been warned. Beer is dark amber with a mild haze, off white tan head, small bubbles, nice lacing. Looks good.

Aroma is strong, piny, earthy, sweet, a little malty, mild alcohol perhaps, smells awesome actually.

Beer is pretty heavy, chewy with hops, strongly bitter on the backend, very strong flavors, strong throughout, a little alcohol up front, a very in my face beer all around, this is a little malty but forgivable, a really nice big IPA here. I'm looking forward to another one, but that means I'm going to have to hold one of those annoying cans again. I have some serious thinking to do.

Serving type: can

02-19-2012 19:10:35 | More by drabmuh
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Massbmx

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -14%

02-18-2012 23:41:45 | More by Massbmx
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

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

12oz can served in a snifter.

L - deep amber color with a fluffy off-white head that left a sheet of lacing.

S - pine resin aroma sticks to the inside of your nostrils.

T - piney taste upfront with enough malt to balance things out before going totally bitter on the finish.

F - medium bodied with easy drinkability as the 9% abv is nowhere to be found until after the glass is empty.

O - I like it a lot and I'm glad it's a local beer that I can get fresh.

Serving type: can

02-18-2012 22:41:24 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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MONKandTUCK

Pennsylvania

3.13/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Dark hue... kinda Amber, kinda Gold. I poured it fast into a tall glass, so It's like a lot of beers or this strength/style. Not appealing, but not off-putting

A - I'd rather smell this beer than drink, which is why I was disappointed. Lots of mango, some citrus, slight pine, dank. As I drink this and let it warm and take it all in, I find the aroma develops. It's a perfect air-freshener... standing across the room, rather than above the alcohol fumes, it smells more like a tropical air freshener.

T - Fusel alcohol, fusel alcohol. Some bitterness and hop nectar quell this. Really, I drank way more than I wanted to, but came no where close to finishing it. I guess, since my vodka-chugging college days, my tolerance has dropped... I just can't handle all the syrup and heat of these big beers.

If you're like me, you'll miss out on the desired hop goodness. If you can take the heat, dive in!

M - Too much. It's supposed to be drunk or chewed?

O - I got some tongue-grating bitterness and grapefruit-mango juice flavor. The nose was extraordinary - when the toxic funes weren't torching my nostrils. A little more restrained on the ABV, and tighter body would accentuate those awesome hop qualities than overwhelm them.

Serving type: can

02-18-2012 15:16:13 | More by MONKandTUCK
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DCon

Missouri

4.7/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Received a 12 FL. OZ. • 355 ML can of this in a trade w/ jbuddle. Poured from the Green "Energy Drink" looking can w/ an Orange 6-point Star into my 0.3L La Fin Du Monde Tulip Glass. Has BEST BEFORE 20JUL2012 on the bottom of the can.

Aroma- Has TONS of mango, blended fruits, and citrus from the beginning. Strong American hops come in towards the middle of the smell and then has a light pretzel aroma that I'm finding in many of these new 2x IPA's. Great!

Appearance- Pours a 3 finger, frothy head that lasts for a crazy amount of time! Has the deepest medium amber/dark copper colored body. Leaves thick lacing behind on the glass.

Flavor- Once again, a ton of mango and fruit hits the palate first off. Then the American hops come back to attack. Bring them on! A ton of malt sweetness comes in towards mid-drink and stays till the end also. Medium-High Bitterness level at the finish and semi-dry.

Mouthfeel- Medium-Full Bodied, Medium-High Carbonation, Smooth, and mango/citrus hops are level on the palate.

Overall Impression- As my first brew by SixPoint, very impressed! Will be looking for more of they beer. This one hit home with the use of fruit and mango. Enjoyed greatly and HIGHLY recommend this one! Rivals many of the big time 2X IPA's I've enjoyed lately!

Serving type: can

02-18-2012 06:41:27 | More by DCon
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-18-2012 05:59:34 | More by ShemRahBoo
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ReelBigwigFish

New Jersey

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

Poured from 12oz can into pint glass. No freshness info on can.

A: Moderately hazy copper amber color with a finger of light tan head. Webs of sticky lacing around my pint glass.

S: Excellent balance in the nose, sweet malt, bready, nutty, and pine, citrus, floral hop. Some spice and a hint of alcohol are also present.

T: Again, a great balance of malt and hops. Hop flavor is very pine forward with some citrus and sweeter fruit. Malt is bold, lightly toasted bread, sweet toffee, nutty. Again some spice and alcohol, but neither are enough to get in the way. The finish is crisp, and bitter.

M: Light-medium body, creamy mouthfeel, low-medium carbonation.

O: The first can I had of this, I was a little disappointed that it wasn't just a pale resinous hop bomb. But I've come to really enjoy how balanced it is. The heavy malt bill helps to beat down the pine needle bitterness, and it adds a great amount of depth to the beer. Thoroughly enjoyed.

Serving type: can

02-17-2012 23:16:30 | More by ReelBigwigFish
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andrewinski1

New Hampshire

4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip. The color is clear dark amber red. There is a very nice two inch head that is off-white and very fluffy. There is nice lacing. 4

The aroma is full of hoppy melon. There is a hint of pine as well. I think the sweet melon aroma can be partially attributed to some of the sweet caramel malt aroma. 4.5

The taste combines rich caramel and toffee malt flavor with some nice pine hop flavor. This has more malt flavor than most hop forward beers would have while still keeping a huge dose hop deliciousness in the finish. This starts a little sweet and finishes a bit drier. 4

The body is medium with lots of velvety carbonation. 3.5

This is quite unique. I can see hop lovers enjoying this as well "balanced" IPA enthusiasts. I prefer a straight up hop bomb in the vein of Pliny the Elder, but this is great too. 4

Serving type: can

02-17-2012 17:02:55 | More by andrewinski1
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alamode

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

02-17-2012 08:48:39 | More by alamode
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz slender can poured into a New Belgium globe.

A: Pours a brilliantly clear red/orange. Massive off-white head dominates throughout the duration of the beer's existence in the glass. Rings of sticky lacing cling to the glass.

S: Pine needles, floral scents, and plenty of citrus. Tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit. Very faint alcohol and tropical esters. Malt base smells sweet and sugary. Highly aromatic, you smell it the instant the can is cracked.

T: Pine needles and a touch of alcohol at the forefront. Vague tropical esters cut through the hop bitterness for just an instant. A moderately bitter tide of pine resin-like hop bitterness asserts itself throughout. Tropical hop tastes kick in mid-palate, with pineapple and tangerine being most prominent. Bitter ruby-red grapefruit toward the finish. Malt base is sweet with an underlying graininess that almost gets lost. Finishes with bitter grapefruit, pine resin, and tropical hop tastes.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied. Almost silky in the mouth, and full too. Low carbonation.

O: It might come in just a tad too hot for some people, but I didn't mind it. In my book, it's a very solid DIPA that hits the mark. The lighter mouthfeel boosts drinkability a bit.

Notes: This is one of the first readily available canned DIPAs I've come across, and it's good to boot. Easy to take on-the-go. I think it will sell well. Totally unrelated, but there's something about these slender 'red bull' type cans that just makes me want to pound these. I can't yet figure out why.

Serving type: can

02-17-2012 01:19:13 | More by ryan1788a5
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DSlim71

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-16-2012 21:29:35 | More by DSlim71
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aprilianewman

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-16-2012 16:07:06 | More by aprilianewman
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Wisconsuds

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-16-2012 15:19:01 | More by Wisconsuds
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ridedatrainmarv

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-16-2012 14:57:09 | More by ridedatrainmarv
Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
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