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Resin - Sixpoint Brewery

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3,407 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,407
Reviews: 627
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 183
Gots: 441 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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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%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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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.

Photo of SawDog505
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass, really fresh 7 months from best by date. Pours a cloudy orange with a half inch of white head, that leaves lots of lace. Smell citrus, grapefruit,mango, and pine. Taste is all of those with a good amount of hops, with enough malt to make it well balanced. Body is medium large, plenty of carbonation, not dry, and very drinkable. This is a very nice and affordable DIPA, especially when fresh. A great beginner DIPA.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Chaney
3.63/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Just what the world needs... another DIPA.

Served in a Duck Rabbit snifter.

A: Poured an icky, murky, Alka-Seltzer infused orange color, with about a finger or so webby white head that stuck around on top of the brew and on the glass for a while.

S: Yep, "Resin" is certainly a good name for this brew indeed. I got tons of candy sugar, with a lot more orange and apricot than grapefruit. Very intense an painfully sugary.

T: More on the melted popsicle side than the hop sizzly grapefruit one, and with an intense sugar compound that would make Willy Wonka smirk with glee. Sure, I got some bitterness, but the sucrose was the star of the show here.

M: Like I stated, sweet and syrupy, and I definitely could have used more West Coast-esque grapefruit sizzle on this to even the odds. The lacing was as ridiculous as my blood sugar. Nevertheless, this was a well crafted brew... to hell with balance already though!

Photo of mctizzz
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of lucas1801
3.3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can poured into an Imperial pint glass.

A=Pours a clear yellow/amber with a nice head, great lacing as well.

S=Pine and resin in the nose, but not overwhelming.

T=Hop resins as the name implied, but not very complex or refreshing. Clean malt profile that allows the hops to be the showcase, hops are bitter upfront and prevalent in the flavor but rather one-note.

M=Solid mouthfeel for an IPA.

O=Good beer but nothing to go crazy about.

Photo of biegaman
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A chunk of what looked like melted chocolate literally jumped out the can and into the glass before I was not even two thirds through pouring. The colour was surprisingly dark to begin, but all that cloudy sediment has helped turn the beer into a muddy russet tone. Amber highlights are muted by the murkiness.

Goods as advertised. The bouquet is nothing if not resinous, smelling of spruce bark and pine serum. It has hints of flowers but is overtly woody. Notes of bitter grapefruit are distant compared to the tobacco leaf and tree needles. Sweetness abounds too, hints of maple syrup come about from toasted toffee and nougat notes.

Resin has a malty sweetness that approaches barleywine territory. The piny, resinous hops are nothing unusual for that style either. Together, the flavors of prune, raisin, dark toffee, tree bark and pine serum come to embody the 9.1% alcohol and 103 bitterness units proclaimed on the label. But the palate adjusts, and it all becomes quite soothing.

There's a lot of hops in here, and they are bitter, but it's all made more agreeable given the maple syrup-like sweetness and lingering toasted bread flavors. The fruitiness of the hops (like candied grapefruit) can add to the malty tastes of figs and dates. No doubt it's a bitter beer, however, and definitely too strong for the initiates. The flavor of spruce lingers.

As far as DIPAs go, the parts are all here but it's as if they've been put together wrong (like a doll's leg glued awkwardly onto the hip). A comparison to American barleywines (or "strong ales") is an almost inevitable conclusion. Don't expect bright fruits and sunshine. But for those who like a lot of dark, sticky fruits with their hops, definitely give it a go.

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2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Sammy
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Decent though not exceptional dipa. Very drinkable, bit of colour and fruitiness. Middling mouthfeel. More hop characteristic would make a difference.Reddish colour, surprising so little head or lace Some grapefruit but not the edge, a tad like a soda, carbonation right there.
Had a can again a few weeks later, tasty drinkable good hops, not a palate eraser.

Photo of jrempel
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of taulpepper
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's big and challenging.

Cool 12 oz can, design is great on all the Sixpoint stuff. This one looks more like a redbull, vs their other 16 oz tallboys. But I wouldn't want more than 12 oz of this big 9 percenter.

Pours amber and cloudy with a nice off white head.

Aroma is hoppy, not incredibly intense, but fresh with a good amount of alcohol. Pine, lemon, citrus. Reminds be of a homebrew that I dry-hopped with whole leaf Sorachi Ace.

Taste is big, quite bitter, with a noticeable amount of alcohol. I'm not sure I would call this balanced, but maybe I'm just not a fan of the style. I feel like I've had more balanced imperial IPAs though. There's some malt sweetiness, though it's definitely not malty. Mostly bitter and alcoholic. The hops contribute a piney flavor.

Mouthfeel is smooth, a bit thin.

Being from Brooklyn, I wish I loved everything Sixpoint made. But they are hit and miss for me. This one's a miss. Not bad, but not one I need to drink again. I really like Bengali Tiger, Righteous Rye and Otis. The last couple I've tried - Autumnation, Diesel and Resin - I haven't been crazy about. In my opinion, they're not well-balanced, but they're just very hoppy and alcoholic. It's not hard to make a beer like that. Balance is what makes a beer great.

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

The body is a gorgeous bright orange-gold and the head is dense and fluffy. Moderate lacing.

The smell is mango and papaya, with a little pine. I was expecting more pine with a moniker like resin.

The pine comes through more in the taste and lingers. There's strong tropical notes and a sweet malt backbone.

Medium bodied with a slightly sticky feel. Heavy bitterness.

I thoroughly enjoyed this DIPA and am glad it's easily accessible in the Chicago market now.

Photo of ghostwalker
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear orange body with a frothy yellowish head. Looks resinous!

Nose is heavy sweetness with crusty hops on the finish.

Flavor is deeply sweet, but backed up with a palate crushing hop blast. Definitely not a West Coaster, this thing is a true double IPA.

Mouthfeel is slick and coating, but not really stripping at all.

Overall is very, very good. I like this brew, love the can packaging also.

Photo of julian89
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So Ted, a beer lover from Illinois, came to work at Hop City today, we helped him out with some local beers, he gave us 4 "not easily attained in the south" beers. I grabbed this IPA as suggested by a co-worker. I'm gad I did, and thanks again Ted.

From "energy drink" can to pint glass @ Octane after work.

Appearance- A orange amber body with medium clarity. Pours a 2 inch, frothy head that has great retention and medium level of lacing.
Smell: A glorious mix of aromatic hops (honey and dandelion) and subtle bittering.
Taste: For being such a high % ABV this definitly feels like a well balanced session IPA. It's got some alcohol warming but its flowery and citrus notes are well pronounced.
Mouthfeel- Medium-Full Bodied, Medium-High Carbonation, Smooth.
Overall Impression- I don't understand why some of the higher rankers didn't enjoy this beer. It's a good, well balanced IPA.

Photo of mynie
3.53/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass because I am a Real Man. Nice hazy dark brown with a surprisingly large and fluffy head, considering the ABV.

Smells, umm, resinous. Thick and green with big grapefruit nodes. Nice, but not particularly complex or otherwise interesting.

Tastes as it smells. Smoother than I anticipated, almost like hop frosting. It's thick, is the thing. That's nice for the hop because it gives off a sticky hop cone feeling, but the malt is a little syrupy and just too darn bitter and so you don't have enough balance. On top of that, the hop profile is nice and strong but there's just not enough going on there to make it carry the beer.

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2/5  rDev -51%

Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 3,407 ratings.