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Resin - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

3,221 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,221
Reviews: 606
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 173
Gots: 374 | FT: 7
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 Brent
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Interesting tall, skinny can, a bit unnervingly like an energy drink. Pour was a slightly hazy caramel amber with a thin, whispy head. Up front - hops. Middle - hops. Finish - you guessed it - hops. Malt was barely hanging in there, shouting over the din of hops bitterness to be heard, and at that just a squeak of caramel malt. Despite the name, I did not get a good deal of resin character in the hops. While not overpowering, hopping was forceful, with a blunt dry hopped nature that was interestingly consistent from start to finish.

Brent, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of greybeardloon
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

best before July 30, 2012

A: Dark red with a nice head and good lacing.

S: Strong piney hops with something juicy in the background. Sweetness from the malt comes through too.

T: The more I drink this, the less impressed I am with it. What initially came off as a surprisingly balance between malt and hops now becomes almost a clash of piney, herbal hops with solid bitterness and sweet malt. The hops come through at the front, then there's a wave of sweet that doesn't quite become cloying, and finally there's a long hop finish.The alcohol is well hidden.

M: Full without being thick. The carbonation just about right.

O: I enjoy this more than most double IPAs, but the clash gets to be too much for me.

greybeardloon, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of TangTKE402
3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a 12oz. can into a pint glass. Color is thick, unfiltered reddish-brown, the color of pine tar to match its name. A beautiful 2-finger, dense ecru head appeared with some nice lacing. This is a pretty beer to look at!

S: Hoppy, with some nice sweet, mild malt notes underneath. Pine, citrus, flowers, with hints of pipe tobacco and some light cherry/vanilla underneath. A bit of alcohol esters, but not overwhelming. Subtle, but inviting nose.

T: The flavor has light malts on the front of the tongue, with a well-balanced middle, and dry, hoppy finish. Well-balanced in that there is not one dominant flavor, though the dry finish is a tad rough on the aftertaste (not recommended for those who are dry hop-averse.) Flavors of wood, citrus and pine, with floral notes and some nice malted barley undertones. This beer is tasty, but it dries you mouth out, and is probably best consumed in a shoulder season (spring on fall.)

M: Slightly chewy, in a good way, with an even-keeled overall in-mouth impression, and a scorchingly dry afterfeel. It has a good presence, that adds to its attractiveness.

O: A very good offering in the DIPA category, if not top of the class. It's everything one should expect of the varietal, with nothing too new to add. For a beer of 9.1% abv, I couldn't taste the hooch, though I still wouldn't call it "sessionable" because of the amount of flavors and dry bite.

TangTKE402, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of crashoveride
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

crashoveride, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of bsimms
5/5  rDev +22.5%

bsimms, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of hockenbeer
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

hockenbeer, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy coppery amber in color and has a slight amount of carbonation. Lots of small particles are visible floating in suspension. It poured with a finger high beige head that has good retention properties and left thick lacing running down the sides of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of pine resin hops in the nose along with some hints of grapefruit.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has a light to moderate amount of accompanying hop bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a slight amount of stickiness.
O: This beer is rather drinkable for the style because the alcohol is relatively well masked from the taste and there isn’t an overpowering amount of bitterness. It’s a nice beer to try if you are looking for a change of pace from grapefruit hops.

metter98, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of howard12
4/5  rDev -2%

howard12, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of deanhead
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

deanhead, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of Dan25D
2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

Dan25D, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of stakem
3.53/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thin 12oz can into a snifter. Thanks to Kegatron for gifting me with one of these to try. The brew pours a hazed burnt amber color with a mountainous frothy yellow stained tan head that is 3+ fingers strong. It completely coats the glassware with thick webby lace and slowly fades.

The smell of the brew lives up to the name. It opens with a bold hit of piney hops. Some herbs and fruity/floral quality mingle around with a touch of more herbal aspects that lean towards being weedy. There is some mineral character present that fills out the void along with a solid inclusion of toasty caramel malt. As it warms, a bit of citrus aspect comes out that takes this brew off in a new direction with more focus on rinds and fruity pulp. However, all the while there is a mineral aspect present that while not dominating is ever-present and slightly distracting.

The taste is surprisingly malty initially with a solid toffee to caramel sweetness. It blends into fruity hoppy bitterness that is resinous with a hint of pine, herbs and catty quality. There is a solid pithy aspect to this that leaves a flavor of oily rinds and pulp inside the mouth. The alcohol is present with an accenting fruity to fusel touch and warmth down the back of the throat. It finishes with a hint of that toasty malt that leans towards being a bit burnt but immediately goes back to herbal with a lasting modest bitterness.

This is a medium bodied brew with a moderate amount of carbonation. For a 9% brew it is fairly approachable. I like the resinous cling and decent contrast of maltiness to hops here. It seemingly was more crisp than you would expect for a brew of this strength. However, the mineral inclusion I could deal without. I like my hoppy brews with a bit of residual sweetness and this one had that. However, this one was primarily driven by some dank herbal hoppiness that completely overtook the brew and it almost became dull half way through the glass. A decent effort and worth seeking out to give a try but not something I would return to time and time again.

stakem, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of ajaxivan
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

ajaxivan, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of kirok1999
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dense light orange with a swiftly rising, mildly off white head. Looks sticky and it is. It leaves tons of lace on the glass and has nice legs too.
Smells like rich caramel with nice hints of citrus. This is hop dominant but the malts really balance it out well. It's dense on the tongue and the hops present well at first, then the malt sweetness finishes it off. The rich creaminess allows it to linger and it has a very nice carbonation level.
I really hope this is a year round brew as I could see this as a go to beer.

kirok1999, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of deapokid
4/5  rDev -2%

deapokid, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of popery
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

popery, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of thewimperoo
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

thewimperoo, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of rjacobs6
4/5  rDev -2%

rjacobs6, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of ninner00
4/5  rDev -2%

ninner00, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of pixieskid
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

pixieskid, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of ng85
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

ng85, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of Jammer42
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Jammer42, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of Daniellobo
3.53/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fair resinous DIPA, pleasing but closer at points to what might be an American Strong Ale. Fair strong ale, a total disappointment as a DIPA, let alone as a resinous statement.

Presentation: 12 oz tall can (Controversial tallboy definition..) Green background and a modern design in gold framing and branding where they show name, and a back narrative where they note intent, main characteristics, and preservation. Notes best by date as 30 Jul 2012, and Shows 103 IBUs, 9.5 SRM, and 9.1% Alc. by Vol. Served in a tulip glass.

A - Clear deep amber pour with a rich frothy head, good retention, nice memory surface and lacing...

S - Deep resinous nose, hoppy mono-chord range over caramel malt...

T - …which is what the flavor does. Sure enough quite a bit of resin tamed under a long malty backbone with plenty of caramel, and a hint of graph here and there.

M - Medium/full body with medium soft carbonation, and a slightly boring stickiness as it progresses…

O - Unremarkable but pleasantly drinkable.

Notes: Second review of this brew, after a tasting from the same 4-pack where the can was totally bland. This is better, and while not outstanding at least it is pleasing. So irregularity within the same batch might be unusual but that first can was very poor, aroma and flavor notes from that original review below.

look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Fair strong ale, a total disappointment as a DIPA, let alone as a resinous statement.

S - Where is the nose? Where? Not a minimal score given that it is not offensive at any point, but.. Where is the aroma? Imagination, after a while leads to think of some sweet caramel with a light hoppy hint. But I think I am fantasying. Am I having an off day? I share it across the table… Nobody senses anything on the nose...

T - More flavor, but not much more… Hops are buried under the malty backbone, plenty of caramel, and a long grainy sense with a minimal herbal whiff, barely resinous...

Notes: Sorry, could be a bad can, a bad day… A bad brew? My apologies but this is going nowhere. I will sure try another can, and re-review accordingly should it prove that this was an off one...

Daniellobo, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of Reagan1984
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Best before 23Nov2012... really?

Fairly thick and creamy head. Bright Orange in color. Lots of sticky sids left behind

A touch of grapefruit pith in the aroma. Below this is a hint of toasted malt. Not as aggressive of an aroma as I would have thought.

Actually kind of sweet. Lots of caramel, green hop flavor which I assume is from the resinous hop selection. Hop flavors more on the green forest pine side of the ledger. Have heard that resinous hops in excess can lead to some heightened sweetness and I assume this is part of what’s going on here.

Extremely mild carbonation, lays oily on your tongue and accentuated by the muted carbonation.

It’s ok, but I didn’t enjoy as much as I would have imagined.

Reagan1984, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of mdillon86
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

mdillon86, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of Kirk36
3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fruity grapefruit notes in the smell. The head is tan and laces beautifully over the amber body. Taste is sweet, quickly fades and snaps into bitterness. Sticks to your teeth. Soft and sexy brew, a sex pistol. Would pay more. Purchased four pack from craft beer store. Attempt ageing?

Kirk36, Mar 25, 2012
Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 3,221 ratings.