Resin - Sixpoint Brewery
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4.25/5 rDev +4.4%
A - Pours a cloudy, dark amber brown with lots of active bubbles. One finger head of off-white bubbles, decent lacing and plenty of alcohol legs.
S - Massive hops smack you in the nose as soon as you crack this beer open. The are followed directly by citrus and pine notes. Caramel, malt, apple and brown sugar round out the nose.
T - Dry hops, citrus, pine, tropical fruit and dark Agave syrup sweetness. This a hop, malt and alcohol forward beer.
M - Well carbonated, medium mouth feel with a dry finish. As the beer warms the alcohol becomes more apparent. This said, considering that this is a 9.1% ABV brew it is very easy to drink.
O - This is a solid refreshing BIG beer tat can stand up to paring with very savory and spicy foods. Can't wait till the summer to down a couple of these at the beach. Yes, since it is in a can you can take it to the beach. Gotta like that!
03-13-2012 04:34:47 | More by djbow
3.58/5 rDev -12%
12oz can, BBD 7/30/12
A: Deep amber color. Finger of of white head. Tons of legs of alcohol feet. Nice lacing sheeting too.
S: Sweet malt and grapefruit. Also, pine needles. But not as fruity as I was hoping for or expecting.
T: Not as bitter as I was expecting. It's got a strange sweetness that with palate fatigue, I really can't put my finger on. I guess I agree with BrianOhio below, I was expecting a completely different beer when I read about this one before.
M: Medium bodied, malt bulked DIPA.
03-12-2012 20:50:47 | More by inlimbo77
4.08/5 rDev +0.2%
The first look in Sixpoint begins with a glimpse at the promotional video for Resin, this sticky-bitter concoction that celebrates what's best about the hop cone. This video, found at http://sixpoint.com/beers/core/resin#!visionPlayer/1/ paints the picture of unlocking the magical power of hops through the flame in such waxing poetry and whimsy that seems to go beyond beer and begins to bring the cosmos into perfect alignment. I don't know if the beer will change my life, but the video just might.
Resin pours with a spirited carbonation that dances through a mostly clear strong golden elixer that might portray copperish amber when seen in the right light. A sticky, foamy head builds upon the beer and commences to settle with a liquified egg shell white cap that seemingly creeps onto the sides of the glass with decorative patterns of lace. Resin lives up to the name, at least in aesthetics.
Solidly aromatic with the abounding hoppy scent of the plump grapefruit, freshly grated tangerines, pineapple and appricot. Nearly perfumy with the zesty fruit notes, there's the supportive malt complexes that deliver background aroams of thin caramel, bready maltiness, and light crust.
Flavors build upon the aromatic foundation with the thin and savory malt, bread, and crusted sweetness that hits the front of the tongue. The "resiny" effect plays lightly at mid palate as the fruity hop flavors of ripe ruby red grapefruit pulp, bright orange zest, tropical pineapple, appricot, and mangos rise in taste first but then develop into a gripping and actual resiny bitterness in finish that begin to take on proportions of pine, freshly mulled grasses, and citrus pith. Although the beer has bite, it's a controlled bite that both grips the throat and does so in a very clean and inviting fashion.
Medium bodied to start, Resin's initial creamy carbonation highlights its malty effect and braces the palate for the hop onslaught to come. As the carbonation subsides at mid palte, the hop dryness and alcohol warmth slowly builds until the hops command the finish of malty-dryness and the resiny hop's sticky brine. Very clean in finish, yet with the long linger of extended bitterness- all give this beer a lasting enjoyment but refreshing deliverance.
Ok, so the beer doesn't exactly change my life, but it's a very rewarding session that allows the beer to grow slowly while allowing my palate to adjust with each sip. With a beer style where complexity might be limited, this strong IPA continues to develop as the beer takes it's procession from nose, to the front of the tongue, across the middle of the palate and deep into the throat in finish. Yet, it leaves me wanting more somehow; more brightness, more boldness, more bitterness? The beer's minor faults might just lie in its finesse and grace.
03-12-2012 18:02:57 | More by BEERchitect
4.33/5 rDev +6.4%
Serving Type - Can
Appearance - Dark burnt orange/tan, creamy 1 inch head and nice sticky lacing.
Smell - Malts, hops, pine, grapefruit.Tropcial, floral, added hop resin, some sugars, mostly hops.
Taste - Straight up hoppy, resin and hop oil influenced bomb at first sip. Bubblegum like floral notes, and a decent malt backbone. Added sugars really make the floral aspect of this beer stand out a little more and not get buried under the piney, bitter hops. Malts are sweet and try to balance the beer out.
Mouthfeel - Strong hops crush mouth and leave a nice resin numbness on tounge. The malts add a little sweetness along with some sugars. Palette gets alot of hops and some sugars. Aftertaste is hoppy, sweet and bitter.
Overall - This is a pretty big beer, the hops are strong, amd dominate. The malts work well with the hops to add sweetness to the bitterness. There is a warm alcohol presence in each drink. This is unique, tasty and hoppy as hell. Excellent beer, and as im finding out with all sixpoint beers, hasa nice twist to set it apart from the rest. Worth a drink, espically for hopheads.
03-12-2012 01:22:17 | More by wvsabbath
3.5/5 rDev -14%
12oz can poured into a snifter. Pours a typical burnt golden, slight haze but can see through, nice head, really nice lacing and bubbly retention. Nice aromas, not aggresively in your face, but nice. It has that plesant garlic/onion aroma, nice and danky, I just wish they were magnified. The flavors are okay, but kind of diminished by the hot alcohol. Lots of pine and citrus. Mouthfeel is syrupy slick and lacking a touch of carbonation, but smooth enough. Alcohol is noticeable in the flavors which hurts, but the sticky alcohol lingers.
This is a fine DIPA, but nothing to go nuts over. There's alot I like about it, especially the nose, but the maltiness is there in the flavors, plus the booze. Good, but not great or outstanding.
03-10-2012 23:22:38 | More by BB1313
4.33/5 rDev +6.4%
A- Deep orange-amber color with a fluffy off-white head that dissipates to a moderate covering, leaving spotty lacing behind.
N- Appropriately named, this beer has a lot of bright, piney, resinous hops out front. Nice fresh floral aromas mixed with some light tropical fruits in the background. There's a faint bubblegum aroma that seems to arise out of the fruity esters. Subtle toasty grain underneath, but really not much in the way of malt.
T- Wow, the malt backbone on this is incredible. Deep, rich toasted malts provide a complex toasty, bready foundation with a kiss of sweet, caramel-y crystal malts. Firm bitterness that is piney, resinous, and grassy with a touch of citrus rind. The yeast provides some fruity esters that blend well with the hops. The yeast character is on the verge of bubblegum, but it manages to stay on the fruity side of the spectrum. The finish is long and semidry with lots of grassy bitterness clinging to the tongue, but also plenty of toasty malt character sticking around. The fruity esters of the yeast are very present in the finish, complimented by some bright citrusy notes from the hops. Aftertaste of grass and toasted grain.
M- Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, and a semidry finish. Very sticky with hop oils.
O- Really a fantastic beer. Rich, full malt character, resinous, piney hops, and colorful yeast combine to make a mouth-watering brew that is hard to switch away from.
03-10-2012 05:51:25 | More by KevinBrewer
4.23/5 rDev +3.9%
Funky shaped can makes me think of energy drinks.
A - Cloudy, dark orange with a half-finger cream-colored head and some spotty lacing.
S - Smells like resin! Hops, hops, and hops. Some citrus and tropical fruit. Slight pine and spice in the end.
T - Resin, again... a bit of heat to let you know this brewski is over 9%. Piney resin brings some nice earthy sweetness followed by the citrus.
M - Resin-y. Spicy burn in the end. Partially dry, but not overly so.
O - This brew is straight to the point. Quite good; probably exceeds expectations. A different take on a DIPA. Full of flavor, and an East Coast beast to be reckoned with.
03-10-2012 00:19:41 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
3.7/5 rDev -9.1%
I had this on tap at Shady McGrady's -served chilled in a pint.
The color is deep amber with hazed clarity and thick long lasting cream cap. The smell is both floral and sweet with some interesting earthy and slight pine aromas with a nice herbaceous quality. The feel is viscous and moderately sweet with slight bitter tinge and mild fruity element with semi-sweet finish and moderate carbonation level. Very low impact of alcohol on the palate.
The taste is good with some nice malt flavor but does have a lot of body to go along with that. I enjoy the hop flavors and some slight sweetness combines with the mild pine for an interesting taste of herbal and slight fruity note which is lightly astringent too. The alcohol is there but I was really shocked when I read the abv here because it doesn't have much of that in the taste really at all. I enjoyed this but it is not your normal double, very balanced with malt and comes off more like a strong ale since it is not as hop forward, but I did enjoy it for what it is so Kudos to Sixpoint for that.
03-09-2012 22:55:40 | More by Slatetank
4.53/5 rDev +11.3%
12 oz. can into a DFH signature goblet.
A: pours a rich dark copper hue with a nice 2 finger head that dissipates quickly but doesn't disappear leaving a nice lacing on the glass. . . perfect.
S: It's there but difficult to make out, piney, citrus, perhaps a little spice. Wish it had more umph.
T: Okay, now we're talking. Can you say resin? I see why it's named such. Just enough hot alcohol to remind you that it hovers over 9%, not enough to be offensive, still I'd prefer this weren't detectable. Piney Resin, a little citrus, The resin plays on just a touch of sweetness. Most of the hops must be used for flavor and aroma there is no intense bitterness.
M: Medium, don't let all the resiny flavors fool you into thinking it's more than it is. It doesn't take me long to reach for another sip but be careful but it isn't leaving me thirsty at the end of each sip either. Carbonation is not over the top making this nice to drink.
O: Sixpoint doesn't really "brew to style." This beer is definitely a IIPA but it has its own little spin on the style. Not overtly dry, not overtly bitter, completely full of flavor. In a world of Pliny the Elder wanna be's, Resin is definitely unique. Well done sixpoint.
03-09-2012 01:22:32 | More by rjschroed
4.48/5 rDev +10.1%
12 fl. oz., poured into a pint glass.
I just tried the brisket at my local Boston Market, and I have to say it ain’t half bad. I do take issue with them not allowing me to enjoy this beer along with it in the restaurant. What a bunch of wet blankets… but anyway, let’s try this beer.
A: It appears that the Color Fairy was pulling some overtime on this one – it’s a very dark amber, kind of like a turbocharged burnt orange. An aggressive pour produces a very small (<1 cm) wheat-colored head that doesn’t hit the one minute mark before dissolving into lace on the sides of the glass. There are no bubbles to report. It’s a scary looking beer, and I don’t mean that in a bad way.
S: Strong hops are right there in the nose, giving you grapefruit and pine resin. In fact, I can’t pick up anything even slightly malty, this beer is so powerful with hops. I’m not afraid to drink it, but I don’t have the slightest clue of what to expect. That said, here goes…
T: Man, this is one muscular beer. Right up front, there are the hops, and a grapefruit taste that comes with it. I couldn’t smell anything malty, but I could sure as heck taste it; dark fruit (raisins) and something sweet, more syrupy than sugary. At the back end, there’s enough pine resin taste to kill your taste buds for anything else you may wish to review. You’re going to have to eat something to clear your palate if you plan on giving a fair review to any beer you drink subsequently. It makes me pucker, and I like that. I like when a brewery doesn’t mess around.
M: If you’re not a lover of hoppy beers, ignore this part: good God, this is a great beer. It’s full-bodied, carbonated well, and washes quite nicely over the palate, leaving a very dry, resin finish. My goodness, what a delightful experience; hop haters may rejoin here…
O: I love a beer that doesn’t mess around, and this one most assuredly fits the bill. I’ll admit I was tentative, not knowing what to expect, but this one knocked it out of the park. A three-run jack from Albert Pujols is how I’d describe it. I just wish that Boston Market would have allowed me to sneak this one in with the brisket; if I were crafty, I probably could have gotten away with it.
03-09-2012 01:01:36 | More by bogus564
4.1/5 rDev +0.7%
A- Pours a murky, cherry amber into my DFH glass. A nice orange tinted head floats upright before slowly falling away, leaving a nice sticky ring of lacing. Tons of carbonation.
S- Grapefruit, mango, sticky pine sap, wet hay, pineapple and a bunch of sweet and bready malts. This has a really nice balance in the nose. Nice and fruity/piney upfront without ever losing that wonderful caramel sweetness that brings yin to the yang. Not packed with as much citrusy punch as most West Coast IIPA's, but retains a wonderful thickness. A Thickfreakness if you will.
T- Pow right in the kisser! It's a bitter citrus punch in the mouth. Bitter orange peel, yellow grapefruit, pineapple, mango, sweet caramel, and a nice spicy, breadiness. I believe this IIPA has enough body and maltiness to put away and turn into a decent barleywine.
M- Packs a wonderful citrus/pine punch with a really nice malty backbone. Nice stickiness with a HUGE bitter pine/citrus punch! Nice carbonation that fades after awhile.
O- By far the best I've had from Sixpoint. A really well done IIPA in the W.C. tradition. I can't wait to get some more of this one. I'm certainly gonna put a couple away and see what happens.
03-09-2012 00:21:52 | More by Thickfreakness
Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
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