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Resin - Sixpoint Brewery

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3,067 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,067
Reviews: 600
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.81%
Wants: 163
Gots: 317 | 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 bogus564
4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

bogus564, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of Thickfreakness
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Thickfreakness, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of BelJen
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

BelJen, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of Fitzmke
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Fitzmke, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of mikeburd1128
4/5  rDev -1.7%

mikeburd1128, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of ludachris
3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Its deep, rich, and murky cider orange body is a telling sign that this means business. A finger's worth of light tan head slowly forms on top, displaying decent retention for such a high alcohol content. Thick, tightly knit patches of lace follow the beer down the glass.

The name of this beer says it all. Resiny, gooey, sticky hops leech out of the glass. Notes of sappy pine needles and candied grapefruit are made prominent. A fairly hefty bready malt character does well at bringing attention to itself amidst this pile of resiny hops.

Sticky and refreshingly bitter pine needles lie like a bed across the tongue with a light sheet of bready malts placed on top. The former makes its way to the front of the tongue while the latter peddles to the back of the mouth. A quick flash of caramel pops up in the middle. The lingering bitterness is raw and has a metallic twang to it that instantly became more notcieable once I spotted it.

This is one of those full bodied, sticky DIPA's with a slightly syrupy feel to it, and that's exactly what I was in the mood for tonight. For the style, this is well balanced, but that's coming from a hop head. Quite easy to drink at 9.1%.

This is a well crafted, weighty DIPA. With that being said, for me, this was nothing special. It's straightforward and the metallic bite it carries threw me off a bit. I've never had a bias towards beer in a can. In fact, I've really enjoyed several other offerings from Sixpoint. But for this one in particular, its packaging only retracts from the beer. The thought of it being oxidized crossed my mind but the staff at Premier said this can was part of a new shipment. In the end, I'd say it's worth a shot but don't expect it to blow your socks off.

ludachris, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of imbuckeye
4/5  rDev -1.7%

imbuckeye, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of sgoro
4/5  rDev -1.7%

sgoro, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of keanlacrosse
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

keanlacrosse, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of ehammond1
2.85/5  rDev -30%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Can

Acquired via trade
Thanks, whartontallboy!

A very dark ruby/dark grapefruit color with nearly no head even after an aggressive pour. The body of the beer is opaque and it leaves the glass covered with a sheet of oily stick.

The aroma is bold, though very sweet. The caramel and toffee accents from the malts play the largest role, with pine and citrus aroma following next. Big and expressive, though not nearly as hop-forward as I prefer.

A very high level of bitterness, sweet caramel malt, some bread, and pine/resinous hop character. There's a bit of alcohol presence as well. Average, and that's being generous.

Medium bodied with low to moderate carbonation.

I won't seek out another.

ehammond1, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of rogueleonardi
5/5  rDev +22.9%

rogueleonardi, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of Duff27
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Duff27, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of bszern
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

bszern, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of MordorMongo
2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

MordorMongo, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of bmur112
4/5  rDev -1.7%

bmur112, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of ewhitford
4.63/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sixpoint Resin is a really fantastic DIPA, every time i try a sixpoint im always expecting great quiality brews and they have yet to disappoint especially with Resin!! It is a very drinkable DIPA pours a nice tanish color with a decent head with hints of grapfruit and citris and a very low trace of the alcohol with it being over 9%. i highly recommend trying this if you can find it!!

ewhitford, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of thain709
3.38/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - The pour showed a dense, cloudy, burnt orange body with a fluffy white head that stood one finger tall...the head fell to a full ring and left behind some decent lacing

S - A big nose filled with sticky, sweet caramel and a big dose of bitter, sticky, pine resin hops...a touch of alcohol is shining through

T - There is a lot of sweetness going on here...the flavors do come across as balanced, but I feel the sticky, sweet caramel outshines any hop profile that is around...the caramel lends itself throughout the entire beer...the hops are in the background trying to breakthrough...they have a chance to provide some bitterness at the end...and that's where the name comes into play as there is a lot of resiny flavors that still leave a sticky feeling on the palate

M - Medium bodied...sticky sweet, resiny, oily, bitter, alcohol

O - I had heard mixed things about this one, so I'm glad I finally got to have some...the 10 ounce draft I had was just enough for me...it tried being balanced but I think the caramel got in the way...I'd rather have sweet, juicy hops rather than that bitter pine resin

thain709, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of jsanford
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz can poured into a Snifter.

A - Pours a dark copper-red with a dense khaki-colored head that settles to a thin, soapy haze and slight ring, leaving behind TONS of sticky lacing.
S - I daresay...resinous aromas of grapefruit, pineapple, mango, peach, and pine sap, with some grainy caramel malt and a whiff of booze.
T - Taste is similarly pungent, lots of fresh grapefruit, pine resin, and tropical fruit hop flavors with a solid caramel malt base and a long-lasting bitterness. Nicely balanced considering the size, maybe too balanced considering I was hoping for a more aggressive hop profile. Still, makes for a tasty sipper.
M - Sticky and loaded with hop oils. Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation and no sign of the alcohol that the nose suggested.
O - An impressive DIPA from a brewery I'm enjoying more and more. Bonus points to the cool can design!

jsanford, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of korguy123
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hop green red bull can poured into pint glass.

A- Crystal clear burnt copper pour with a finger width sticky off white head. Lacing is excellent.

S- It's literally big, bold, sticky oily hop resin in a glass. Floral, earthy, piney and citrus all rolled into one. There is a good malt backing with a touch of sweetness.

T- Piney, floral hops with a sticky sweet malt backing. Plain, simple and impressive.

M- Medium bodied, sticky on the lips, slightly chewey.

O- Impressive, this is something that could be enjoyed by hopheads around the world!

korguy123, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of morningthief
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

morningthief, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Red Bull, anyone? Just kidding, this tall 12 oz. can is full of hops, and hopefully a good first impression from Sixpoint. Truth be told, it’s really the first thing from them that looked appealing enough to buy – the can looks pretty sexy, at least. Let’s see how the beer itself stacks up…

“BEST BEFORE” is a four months away, so we’re all good.

A: Pours a dark maroon-tinged amber, really only showing its shine when I hold it up to the light; it’s not hazy or opaque, just dark. The head’s a bubbly off-white, leaving a mix of filmy lacing and delicate spots of oily residue. Stuck to the side of the glass are a myriad of bubbles that stick from right after the pour for quite a while. Like most canned craft, it looks fizzy and light.

S: Bold hoppy aromas of citrus (quite a bit of lemon), persimmon, and just a touch of resiny pine start it off with a playful intensity. As expected, there’s a couple whiffs of metal before the malts kick in – not too much, though. Malts are grainy and a little fruity, scents of mild, dark spice and buttery fruit bread wafting up. More alcohol than I was expecting, too, leaving finishing touches of solventy spiced rum.

T: Thick fruit tastes to start, like strawberry and banana cream. They mix right away with the hop tastes, which swell up with a sticky, piney sting of bitterness; an enjoyable contrast of sweet and bitter. Alcohol astringency, leafy herbal tastes (tea leaves, rye spice, salt and pepper, etc.), and caramel malts take center stage for a quick minute, then the aftertaste moves to a flowery, bready molasses flavor. Resiny dryness soon after.

M: Bubbly, smooth, oily; quite drinkable for a DIPA. Light on the tongue, but with a stickiness that stays for a while.

O: A can of hops if I’ve ever had one. I could see myself buying four of these and having a hell of a time at a pool party, beach, or otherwise.

BarryMFBurton, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of tigg924
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: 1/2 inch head, moderate-low carbonation, amber in color, clear

Smell: piney hops and caramel

Taste: big time pine and burnt caramel

Mouthfeel: bitter with sweetness in the background, moderate carbonation, medium-light bodied

Overall: Really enjoyed this one. I love piney hoppy beers and this one delivers. One of the better IPAs I have had in a while and I think that is because the burnt caramel taste goes so well with the piney hops. Potent but I am glad I got a four pack--Up with Righteous and Diesel as some of my favorites from the brewery.

tigg924, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of cbutova
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Poured from the slim 12oz into a snifter with a dark amber hue. Off-white head forms to about a finger in size and has pretty nice retention. Nice webs of lace all around.

S- I guess resin might be the name of this thing for a reason. Nice hoppy pine resin notes with other earthy, citrus and herbal hop hints. Pine is definitely the biggest though.

T- Pine forward again but also has a nice dark fruit presence to sort of balance it out. Hops also lend nice hints of citrus zest, herbal tea, floral, berries and a tiny bit of peach. Just a bit of caramel to round it out.

MF- Creamy body with a lower end but still substantial amount of carbonation. Nice bitterness hits the palate in the finish.

Solid Double IPA at a pretty impressive price. I hope they keep this thing fresh and don't flood the shelve with it because it would be a great four pack to fill my hop needs once in a while.

cbutova, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of MDDMD
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-dark amber color with a nice off-white head and good lacing

S-some floral and yeasty bread notes with hints of sweetness

T-sweetness and light roasted malt flavors up front followed by big bitter hoppy finish

F-medium to heavy body with a slightly syrupy feel

O-a decent decidedly different DIPA

MDDMD, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of BeerMaverick
2.73/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance - Dark amber, almost red, color that isn't at all representative of the style. About 2 fingers of off-white head that sticks around for the review.

Aroma - Not too much here, which is very surprising for an imperial ipa. Very faint floral esters and some hints of citrusy hop bitterness, not exactly intimidating despite being 103 IBUs (International Bitterness Units with anything over 90 being pretty damn hoppy)...really?

Taste - A decently balanced beer with a slightly stronger hop presence than malt contribution. This tastes nothing like an imperial IPA and something like an amber ale (not even an imperial one). Concerning the hops that are present, there doesn't seem to be a wide variety. In terms of profile, there is almost no hop flavor (grapefruit, orange...etc), but only bitterness (maybe some lemon). There seem to be more characteristics to note about the malts than the hops. No other notable flavors.

Mouthfeel - The hop bitterness lingers for a little while, but nothing beyond this. Medium bodied beer.

Overall - If you're looking for a good imperial IPA to try, look elsewhere. This beer is decent, but it tastes nothing like a DIPA (more along the lines of an amber as I mentioned). I have no idea who determined the IBUs, but I highly doubt that 103 is correct. The appearance, aroma, and taste all seem to point away from the IPA realm. Lastly, this beer is insanely UNdrinkable at 9.1% abv...you can have one or two of these and call it a night or have a 6-pk of an actual amber ale at 5-6% abv.

BeerMaverick, Mar 05, 2012
Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 3,067 ratings.