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

Thick pour, it leaves the can languidly. Darker than I expect as well, sort of a clear, amber brown beer, with an inch of beige foam atop.

It is a medium strength aroma, a bit of sweet and even lighter grain and rounded yeast framing a bouquet that is 90% hop aromas.Spicy and pine, some citrus and some herbally thing going on too.

Big taste, starts with the sweet transitioning immediately to herbal bitter and bitter pith. I love beers that smack you right out of the box, but not if bitter punch is all they have. Resin has more. Sweeter citrus notes come in with some of the expected resiny pine as well. The sip slowly ends with the sweet in this completely surrendering to some righteous hop burn.

Mouthfeel is quite thick for this style, even compared to others often thought of as quite thick. Med. carb. could be a bit lower for my taste, but within style for sure, and a dry finish that lingers.

If you like a hop explosion heavy on the bitter herb and pine resin and a dry finish this might be your ale. Needs to be enjoyed at some point next to Hopsickle and fresh 120 just to see which is most over the top for its ABV.

cavedave, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of meanmutt
4/5  rDev -1.7%

meanmutt, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of ceraphin
5/5  rDev +22.9%

ceraphin, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of FickleBeast
4.6/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz can poured into a snifter.

Pours murky dark amber color with a very sticky two finger head of foam. Aroma is enormously hoppy.

First sip is an absolute explosion of fruity, tropical, pineapple hop flavor, with a severe bitterness on the end. There is also a HUGE malt body, a great amount of residual sweetness forms a great canvass to balance the hop flavor and strong bitterness. This is surprisingly "balanced", as well as any 100 IBU beer could be considered balanced.

There's just so much going on. Tons of sweetness that is almost buried behind the tropical hop flavors. Absolutely delicious.

This is a real gem of a beer. I can't believe I only bought a single can. I will seek out more of this ASAP.

FickleBeast, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of abcramer
4/5  rDev -1.7%

abcramer, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of horshack7
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Mahogany in color with some amber hues around the edges. On top is an off white rocky head two fingers thick.

Aroma: Tropical fruits, peach, grapefruit, caramel malts, simple syrup.

Taste: Some bready malts at the start followed by a big wave of grapefruit and piney notes. A little bit of dryness on the palate. Some peach in the back touch of kiwi fruit among other sweet fruits.

Notes: It's nice and hoppy but I like the bit of dryness and malt in it as well. Cheers

horshack7, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of TheHoppiest
4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Part II of my Sixpoint evening. Poured from a tall, skinny 12 oz botle into a tulip glass, this brew pours a deep, pure copper color, with a creme-colored 2" head that leaves plenty of sticky lacing down the sides.

Mmm, what an aroma! Pine, honey, sticky resin, orange blossom, bergamot, and sweet grapes combine for an other-worldy smell that is hard to believe came out of a can.

Taste is hot and spicy, with pine boughs, grapefruit, honey-malt, apricot, peach, sweet mellowing the middle, finishing with plenty of hop bitterness. Very tasty!

Full bodied, this is an active brew, with plenty of spice on the tongue and gums and heat in the belly. The tongue slowly dries as you drink this down.

An excellent DIPA, and certainly the second best I've had from the can (next to thge Alchemist). I highly recommend this, expecially warmed; I let it sit out for almost an hour before pouring, letting it get to about 50 degrees or so. At this temp the flavors exploded and the aroma was very present. Grab and drink this if you can find it!

TheHoppiest, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of musicforairports
2.75/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Skinny 12oz can into a tulip. Best by 30 July 2012. Reviewed 3 March.

Hazy and red. Nice head that looks very thick and creamy. This looks more like a red ale.

Smell is sweet malt, pine resin and odd, fruity yeast notes. The off-notes increase as it warms.

Flavor is full and sweet. Creamy and thick caramel malt flavors backed by pine hops. The off-notes carry over from the nose. Not sure how to describe it, but it's somewhere between Belgian yeast and dirty tap lines, and it's found in every Sixpoint canned beer I've had. ABV is nicely hidden. If I had this blind, I'd call it a somewhat sub-par imperial red.

Full in body, which matches the flavor, I suppose.

I found the real flaw to this beer not to be a lack of hops for a DIPA--though that is the case--but really just the sweetness and the off-notes. It's a shame, because I've really enjoyed some of their hoppy beers on tap and on cask before.

musicforairports, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of kawilliams81
3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Bell's tulip from a tall, skinny 12 oz. can.

A- Pours a light amber with a 1 finger light tan head. Minimal lacing remains on the glass.

S- Amber malts, spices with some citrus and dank hops.

T- Amber malts with that spice again, maybe rye? Light citrus flavors with earthy, pine hop bitterness.

M- Medium body and carbonation, has a light creaminess to it.

O- Good dipa, but was hoping for more. The spices and amber color is a little off for the style.

kawilliams81, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Okay what gives are we jacking Red Bull cans? Is it too much of a liability to serve four packs of 9.1% alcohol by volume pounders to adults who drive planes, trains, and automobiles. Probably so, that's understandable.

Resin, man potheads are going to love this beer, they think you've just written them a love letter when you name a beer Resin. I get it because I'm a hophead, but the cannabis culture will embrace this green can, then they'll turn it into a smoking piece. Reduce, reuse, recycle.

Appears a turbid dark crimson, almost looks like a barleywine or an East Coast DIPA sometimes those two are interchangeable. Lacing is fine head is light khaki, overall I'm ready to try it.
Think green vegetables a hint of chlorophyll, onion, and a fat kid who drank too much orange juice and keeps farting your pool, it's a little bit chemical it's a litte bit dank. I would hypothesize that there's a little bit of spicy rye in the malt bill.

Flavor is a bit medicinal, a bit citric with crushed aspirin, harsh waves of alcohol...some sweet caramelized malts peaking through the storm of bitterness...103 IBUs. The malts also have a bitter dark chocolate note if that makes any sense in this cluster fuck of a DIPA. There's a nice onion finish to it that keeps me burping up the fresh cut vegetable aka green dry hopping in every can.

Mouthfeel a harsh dry bitterness, comes across the palate with a cluster of malt sweetness cloyingly sweet, and alcohol levels that are just uncomfortable in any case. Cabonation mellow body is big and of course...RESINOUS.

Overall a beer that I don't care to have on a regular basis if ever again, who should I give my last can away to? I only bought two 12 ounces I will stick with my pounders of Bengali Tiger and Righteous Ale instead.

WVbeergeek, Mar 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

brandonasplundh, Mar 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

electtodefer, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of nitro0292
3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up the last 4 pk of this that Shoreline had 2 weeks ago. Finally got around to reviewing this, the last of the 4.

Appearance is, as other have noted, a touch dark for the style. The shade is a deep amber with some slight haze. Moderate pour produced a tight, finger-thick head of just off-white bubbles. Ample stickage, which is expected.

Aroma of hops is evident upon cracking the can, pine and grapefruit. Once poured, the nose is the same, but not as strong as you would expect. More pine than citrus, but plenty of dankness from the (you guessed it) hop resins. A touch of astringent onion when it gets close to the nose.

Taste is balanced, this is a fight between caramel malts and hops. Not a ton going on here and the hops mostly factor into the taste with just bitterness. Some hop flavor is evident on the back of tongue, however, it is that astringent onion variety. Finish is dry, which is nice considering the level of malt flavor.

Mouthfeel is creamy, with plenty of carbonation to sting the tongue. This is on the heavier side, but to be expected given ABV and the obvious malt level.

Overall this is a good DIPA. I'd buy it again, but I'm a bit of a homer.

nitro0292, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of Kendo
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: First - the can. The shape of the can and size of the opening remind me of Red Bull - or some energy drink. The color (neon green) is wrong, but otherwise, as I pour this I'm subconsciously expecting Red Bull.

In that respect, I'm disappointed. This doesn't smell like medicine or look like piss, a la Red Bull. Rather, after being poured into a Duvel tulip, the body is turbid amber-brown with a smallish light-khaki head. Leaves real good lace.

S: Juicy, piney and - yes, resiny - hops over a surprisingly sweet malt.

T: Juicy is the first word that comes to mind. Then Resiny. It's a battle between the two, with citrus and pine duking it out. Again, sweet caramel malt is noted too. Enough so that at times this seems more like a Strong Ale like Arrogant Bastard rather than a DIPA like, say, Stone X. Palate-coating bitterness is like pine needles. Rips the back of the tongue, while at the same time the front end is thinking "juicy" and "sweet." SO it's interesting, and I like it. But for a DIPA, this is not what I'm looking for.

M: Resiny. Medium in heft. Kinda creamy.

O: Good stuff. Again, not what I look for in a DIPA (I like an overall "lighter" profile), but if you like hops, this is good stuff.

Kendo, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of aasher
3.1/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer just arrived in Indianapolis today. It pours a lighter bodied dark amber/auburn in color with a soapy lacing around the glass. The hose is both sweet and piney. It features a lot of caramel malt, moderate pine, slight onion and toffee. It's very malt heavy and a little sweet for my liking and as always, I'm not a fan of the onion. The flavors begin very sweet and malty before turning very bitter and dry. The bitterness follows into the aftertaste and lingers a tad too long. It's just ok. It drinks light yet sticky and does have a good amount of residual sugar. Overall this is a pretty average DIPA and not one I'd buy again.

aasher, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of BrokenStones
3.5/5  rDev -14%

BrokenStones, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of sitarist
3.5/5  rDev -14%

sitarist, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of CaptCleveland
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sixpoint is new to the Cleveland area and this 4-pack of 12oz cans ($8.99) is best until JUL 2012.

Orange-maroon elixir poured into SA glass. Two finger, tan head, down to one finger and think lacing as tasting progresses. Few yeast particles cling to the sides.

With a name like Resin I was expecting a huge whiff of hoppy goodness. There are hops, but the bready malt predominates.

Hop bitterness pushes the malt aside and remains, providing a sticky, full on, bitter aftertaste.

Nicely carbonated, thick hops, the alcohol comes through.

Overall a good brew.

CaptCleveland, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of facundoCNB
3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - a flat pour with hardly any head, clear amber in color

S - bittering hops, sweet malts, caramel

T - earthy, bitter but floral, sweet, malty

M - a heavy mouthfeel, bitter enough to make the cheeks cringe a bit

O - not a bad IPA.. have had better.. slightly too bitter of an aftertaste for it to win me over.

edit: had on tap as well - thought can was a bit better.

facundoCNB, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of bentonquest
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

bentonquest, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of ToasterChef
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A chilly tall, narrow can is poured into a glass mug. There is a best by date of 30 July 2012 stamped on the bottom. Thanks to smakawhat for sending me this one!

The beer is darker than some other DIPAs I've had the pleasure of drinking; it's somewhere between a brown ale and an amber. A uniform head of tan foam rest on top. It was a small head as I poured the beer, but it filled out at the end. It's now two fingers in size. Good lacing rings are left behind as I work through the beer.

A strong hop aroma greets my nose as I inhale. Citrus notes dominate. There is a touch of malt sweetness at the back end to balance things out, but obviously, this one is all about the hops.

This is a big bitter beer. The hops keep going and going. It feels like it is more bitter after I swallow—maybe my tongue just needed to catch up. The hops have some citrus and pine qualities and there is plenty of oil. A slight taste of alcohol is there, but the hops generally mask it. Some malt sweetness can be tasted, to remind you this is a double ale.

The beer is thick and sticky, like many beers of this caliber. Carbonation feels average, possibly slightly low. The hops don't tingle my tongue as much as I thought they would; perhaps all of the oils dull that sensation.

This is an interesting DIPA. It's not my favorite example of the stye, and I don't think it's going to challenge Pliny and Heady for the top spots, but I'm glad I was able to get a pair of cans. The 103 IBU's are nothing to laugh about. Resin is recommended to any hop head.

ToasterChef, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of polopaul20
4/5  rDev -1.7%

polopaul20, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of b3shine
3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Can to pint. Looks decent; like an amber IPA with nice head that fades fairly quickly. I love head... Smells very average for 103 IBU's - not what I expected. Tastes good; the hoppiness is definitely present here. Mouthfeel is good too. Overall, a good beer that's score was brought down by the least important factors - but they're still factors.

b3shine, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of gthompsonri
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

gthompsonri, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of CelticAleMan
3/5  rDev -26.3%

CelticAleMan, Feb 29, 2012
Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 3,067 ratings.