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Resin - Sixpoint Brewery

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3,400 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,400
Reviews: 624
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 183
Gots: 435 | 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 Fcip78
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sixpoint is a B that could be an A; it is Jimmmy Rollins at bat with 2 men on that turns into a pop-up to the first baseman; it simply could be a better beer. To put it simply, it is the most approachable double IPA I have ever tasted. It starts off with not much carbonation and not much head. THe first sip is easy-going and then WHAM! comes the total hop overload - which is very delicious. On the other hand, it is not up the greatest it could attain. It is not a balanced Double IPA in a way that Dogfish or Rogue makes theirs. Sixpoint's Resin is kinda like Dogfish's 90 minute, but it falls short though...you could call it 83 minutes and 49 seconds IPA.

Photo of blackcompg
4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from their cool, skinny 12oz can...

Appearance - Poured nearly 2 fingers of creamy tight eggshell head, looks nearly like whipped eggwhites, color is a slightly hazy lite golden orange, really a beautiful ale. Leaving nice foamy lace circles after each sip, coats the glass from top to bottom, just gorgeous.

Smell - From the opened can I get big ripe yellow grapefruit citrus, a touch of pine, and a touch of herbal & floral hops. From the glass I get the same along with a touch of carmelized onions, but trust me, this totally works!

Taste - Wow, there is such a perfect balance here, and some good complexity. All at once I taste bright citrus, ripe yellow grapefruit - including the pith and rind, nice herbal hop flavors including slight garlic and onion - but in a very complimentary way, also plenty of green floral meadowy flavors, and a nice kick of pith and pine long into the finish. There is just the slightest sweetness that reminds me of raw honey and pollen, very floral and natural. The 9.1% alcohol is perfectly hidden. So nice!

Mouthfeel - this is a bit on the lighter side for a DIPA because there is very little sweetness here, carb is nearly medium, adding a few wonderful edges and cleanses just enough to let the hops finish slightly dry and pithy, with just the slightest pucker, begging the next sip.

Overall - I'm just blown away by this DIPA, a wonderful surprise from a can! This reminds me alot of Double Trouble, and may even contend with Hopslam. This seems to be getting some pretty good distribution, this is one you've got to try. This is my first try from Sixpoint, I will seek out there other beers for sure after this surprisingly wonderful experience.

Photo of DavoleBomb
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. Love the "mini-tallboy" can thing.

3.5 A: Lightly hazed bright orange color. Two fingers of off-white, frothy/foamy head. Retention is poor for the first inch, then great for the second. Moderate amount of lacing is left.

4.5 S: Very nice nose on this. Aggressive tropical fruits featuring mango and papaya. Underneath that there is pineapple and a touch of orange. Clean maltiness overall with complementary caramel and a light neutral malt sweetness.

4.0 T: Unlike a lot of DIPAs that smell of a cornucopia of tropical fruits, this one manages to also keep the intensity of the tropical fruits in the taste. Mango and papaya are rocking it again with the others close behind. Mild to moderately breadiness. Moderate bitterness. Caramel maltiness. Great balance.

3.5 M: Medium body. Carbonation is at the upper end for the style, but still reasonable. Mildly creamy and could use some more.

4.0 D: Solid DIPA. Great taste and a stellar nose.

Photo of BigCheese
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like the slim 12oz can, best by date Jan 27 2013, I'm guessing that means this beer is about 3 weeks old, should be pretty fresh.

A: Pours a Bright Amber/honey color, quite clear, lighter than many IPA's. Mid sized white head. Head dies quick, poor lacing. I run into this alot with cans.

S: All hops, oils, tropical pineapple/mango.

T: Hops hops hops. Oil, grapefruit, pineapple, citrus hop punch up front, then a legit honey/sweet/brown sugar maltness sneaks in. Followed by a more Lime/piney/floral bitter finish. I assume lots of Cascade/Centenial. Wet finish. Great flavor extraction but not overly complex.

M: Low carbonation, very sticky/oily, heavy body, syrupy. ABV very well hidden. A real pallate whacker, bitterness makes this a non session beer.

O: Very solid offering, just what I'm looking for in a DIPA. Great hop extraction, just enough malt prescence to keep me happy. My only complaint would be hop bill doesn't seem multidimensional, but alas for the pricepoint a great option. For east coast better than Larry DIPA, just below hop wallop in my book.

Photo of beerman999999
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of ebin
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Youngbeertender
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of JeffTheJuice
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of ten1965
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a fairly clear deep copper color with a decent off white head that throws off lots of stickies onto the glass on the way down. Smell like lots of pine, resin, and bits of citrus. Onion and garlic hit me pretty good, but what I can't find is any malt. Probably shouldn't in a double IPA. Taste is bitter and sticky with just a hint of alcohol in there. There's a hint of malt sweetness but the flavor here is all about the hoppage. Resin, pine, garlic, hints of citrus all come together to slap my taste buds to and fro. Lingering resinous bitterness mixed with alcohol long after each sip just begs you to take another sip to wash the taste out of your mouth. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sticky resinous bong water mouthfeel. Nice assault of hops here.

Photo of pisano
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured into a tulip glass out of the coolest looking can i've ever seen.

a: color is an attractive, slightly hazy golden orange with a lingering three finger off-white head. nice lacing on the glass as i drink it. great looking DIPA.

s: i could smell this thing as soon as i started pouring it out of the can. hops galore, citrusy and piney. definitely getting tons of hop resin but it's very well balanced with the malt.

t: super well balanced. nice bitterness from the hops and a touch of sweetness. grapefruit and pine. faint alcohol with a biscuity finish, which i find delightful in a beer.

m: light to medium body with appropriate carbonation. don't feel much of an alcohol burn. leaves me wanting to keep on sipping.

o: so awesome! i've only seen it once at the local beer store but will definitely buy it again whenever they get it.

sidenote: love the video on their website. very interesting and informative with regards to hops and how they're celebrated in this beer.

Photo of bhir
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of virinow
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of karatebartender
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of athouve1
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of RichH55
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of zekeman17
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Gatordaddy
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of PatGreer
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of kevgod
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of jammalamma
3.55/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Resin- been waiting to try this..

Pumped when I saw it came in red-bull cans! Thought to myself jokingly "these will be fun to shot-gun!"

Orange-amber color with a creamy looking head leaving some dissolving lacing in the glass.

This doesn't have a huge nose but does smell good. With a name like resin I didn't expect a huge nose just a piney, bitter taste. It has that! The first few sips were really quite bitter and hoppy. Malts are present, balancing the show. My can was a bit cold when I poured and had my first sips and I feel like it was a big difference from then to after it warmed up. It was so much smoother and offered more pleasant, complex nuances after warming a bit (also after the initial, bittered, raping of my tongue, (and by that I mean my acclimation.)) The beer seemed totally different after warming up, still with a bitterness of this resiny hop sauce sharply moving through the mouth.

Its good, definitely worth trying, but my taste buds are geared more towards the citrusy DIPA's. I have to say, (and I don't mean this as a slam to Sixpoint due to my average score) this is the best offering I've had from them, thus far. Ill still be investing in there products ;)

Photo of standardcherry
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of server222
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of pearljam118
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a Red Bull sized can into a mug, the beer is a hazy, copper-tinged orange coloring with a steady flow of carbonation bubbles and a slight, thin, filmy white coating of head on the surface. Aromas are light and sweet, with a citrusy backbone and subtle hops presence. Smells very inviting and summery. Flavors are rich in hops character, with a dark, wet, and green blast on the tongue and roof of the mouth, followed by the solid malt layered backbone of caramel and citrus sweet highlights. The aftertaste gives you a more resiny, rich, and bitter hops presence, with an overall lightness due to the citrus balance and the increased carbonation. Rich, tangy, and resiny mouthfeel leading into a smooth and slightly astringent and green finish. Decent linger, and smooth overall feel. This is a tasty brew.

Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 3,400 ratings.