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Resin - Sixpoint Brewery

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3,052 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,052
Reviews: 601
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.81%
Wants: 161
Gots: 308 | 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 richbrew
3.5/5  rDev -14%

richbrew, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of goldie2828
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

goldie2828, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of justintcoons
4.03/5  rDev -1%

Poured into a snifter.

A: Pours an opaque red with a really short head that quickly dissipates to nothing. Has a thick film with spotty lacing and moderate carbonation.

N: Tangerine, navel orange, caramel and papaya. Rather subtle but nice.

T: Tangerine, pineapple, apricot and peaches upfront. Very tangy. Mid-palate picks up rich caramel and even some pilsner malt along with candied orange and lemon. Finishes with resinous pine, fresh mowed grass, caramelized sugars and some light rye.

M: Medium-full bodied, creamy, soft, dry, sticky and bitter.

O: HOP BOMB! You can really taste the IBUs and yet it is pretty well balanced. How does it compare to Hopslam? Lets be honest, it doesn't. Overall it's still an excellent DIPA (or Imperial Red) and the best offering I've had from Sixpoint thus far.

justintcoons, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of 9InchNails
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%

From a can poured into a snifter glass.

Frothy off white head with a copper color body with some decent bubbles moving at a medium pace. Excellent head retention and creamy lacing.

Big time tropical fruits, grapes, pine upfront and sweet caramel in the aroma towards the end. As it warms the alcohol aroma comes out to play.

Grapefruit, pine and then tropical fruits that mix with toasted bready sweet caramel malt towards the end. Some alcohol detection at the very end, more so, as it warms.

Medium body, light Carbonation, incredibly smooth - yet dry. Awesome mouth feel.

Definitely worth the wait for this big beer in a 12 ounce can. I thought eh, this is okay with the first sip but as I continued to indulge it just transformed into this great sweet bitter, beautiful smooth beer. I wonder how smooth this could feel on tap.

9InchNails, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of CliffBrake
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Bright deep copper color with a creamy light tan head that leaves streaks of sticky lacing on the glass. A nice head for such a high abv beer.

Resiny pine notes highlight a graham cracker nose and lead the way into a very similar flavor. Mouthcoating maltyness, sweet and sticky with a heavy body. Long, pleasantly bitter piny finish.

This beer seems a little strange when chilled, but allowed to warm to closer to room temperature, it makes a nice sipping beer for a long winter's evening. It is more like a fresh-hopped barleywine than an IPA.

CliffBrake, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of PicoPapa
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%

12oz can. Pours a translucent dark brown with orange hues and a thin layer of head. Tons of sticky lacing. Aromas of piney hops along with some mango, orange and pineapple. Taste is bitter pine hops along with some sweet malts. Piney, floral and spicy at the end. Dry, resinous finish. Very dry and chewy mouthfeel. This reminds me a bit of Bengali Tiger, but its not just a hopped up version of it. This is definitely its own beer. Overall, its a pretty good Double IPA and worth seeking out.

PicoPapa, Feb 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

jeanphony, Feb 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

AndrewMichael, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of drabmuh
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%

Poured from an annoying looking can into a Three Floyds pint glass. I don't have a sixpoint glass, hint hint.

I'm dinging the appearance on this beer just because of the style of can used, don't do this again, you've been warned. Beer is dark amber with a mild haze, off white tan head, small bubbles, nice lacing. Looks good.

Aroma is strong, piny, earthy, sweet, a little malty, mild alcohol perhaps, smells awesome actually.

Beer is pretty heavy, chewy with hops, strongly bitter on the backend, very strong flavors, strong throughout, a little alcohol up front, a very in my face beer all around, this is a little malty but forgivable, a really nice big IPA here. I'm looking forward to another one, but that means I'm going to have to hold one of those annoying cans again. I have some serious thinking to do.

drabmuh, Feb 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

Massbmx, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%

12oz can served in a snifter.

L - deep amber color with a fluffy off-white head that left a sheet of lacing.

S - pine resin aroma sticks to the inside of your nostrils.

T - piney taste upfront with enough malt to balance things out before going totally bitter on the finish.

F - medium bodied with easy drinkability as the 9% abv is nowhere to be found until after the glass is empty.

O - I like it a lot and I'm glad it's a local beer that I can get fresh.

JoeyBeerBelly, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of MONKandTUCK
3.13/5  rDev -23.1%

A - Dark hue... kinda Amber, kinda Gold. I poured it fast into a tall glass, so It's like a lot of beers or this strength/style. Not appealing, but not off-putting

A - I'd rather smell this beer than drink, which is why I was disappointed. Lots of mango, some citrus, slight pine, dank. As I drink this and let it warm and take it all in, I find the aroma develops. It's a perfect air-freshener... standing across the room, rather than above the alcohol fumes, it smells more like a tropical air freshener.

T - Fusel alcohol, fusel alcohol. Some bitterness and hop nectar quell this. Really, I drank way more than I wanted to, but came no where close to finishing it. I guess, since my vodka-chugging college days, my tolerance has dropped... I just can't handle all the syrup and heat of these big beers.

If you're like me, you'll miss out on the desired hop goodness. If you can take the heat, dive in!

M - Too much. It's supposed to be drunk or chewed?

O - I got some tongue-grating bitterness and grapefruit-mango juice flavor. The nose was extraordinary - when the toxic funes weren't torching my nostrils. A little more restrained on the ABV, and tighter body would accentuate those awesome hop qualities than overwhelm them.

MONKandTUCK, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of DCon
4.7/5  rDev +15.5%

Received a 12 FL. OZ. • 355 ML can of this in a trade w/ jbuddle. Poured from the Green "Energy Drink" looking can w/ an Orange 6-point Star into my 0.3L La Fin Du Monde Tulip Glass. Has BEST BEFORE 20JUL2012 on the bottom of the can.

Aroma- Has TONS of mango, blended fruits, and citrus from the beginning. Strong American hops come in towards the middle of the smell and then has a light pretzel aroma that I'm finding in many of these new 2x IPA's. Great!

Appearance- Pours a 3 finger, frothy head that lasts for a crazy amount of time! Has the deepest medium amber/dark copper colored body. Leaves thick lacing behind on the glass.

Flavor- Once again, a ton of mango and fruit hits the palate first off. Then the American hops come back to attack. Bring them on! A ton of malt sweetness comes in towards mid-drink and stays till the end also. Medium-High Bitterness level at the finish and semi-dry.

Mouthfeel- Medium-Full Bodied, Medium-High Carbonation, Smooth, and mango/citrus hops are level on the palate.

Overall Impression- As my first brew by SixPoint, very impressed! Will be looking for more of they beer. This one hit home with the use of fruit and mango. Enjoyed greatly and HIGHLY recommend this one! Rivals many of the big time 2X IPA's I've enjoyed lately!

DCon, Feb 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

ShemRahBoo, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of ReelBigwigFish
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%

Poured from 12oz can into pint glass. No freshness info on can.

A: Moderately hazy copper amber color with a finger of light tan head. Webs of sticky lacing around my pint glass.

S: Excellent balance in the nose, sweet malt, bready, nutty, and pine, citrus, floral hop. Some spice and a hint of alcohol are also present.

T: Again, a great balance of malt and hops. Hop flavor is very pine forward with some citrus and sweeter fruit. Malt is bold, lightly toasted bread, sweet toffee, nutty. Again some spice and alcohol, but neither are enough to get in the way. The finish is crisp, and bitter.

M: Light-medium body, creamy mouthfeel, low-medium carbonation.

O: The first can I had of this, I was a little disappointed that it wasn't just a pale resinous hop bomb. But I've come to really enjoy how balanced it is. The heavy malt bill helps to beat down the pine needle bitterness, and it adds a great amount of depth to the beer. Thoroughly enjoyed.

ReelBigwigFish, Feb 17, 2012
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4.05/5  rDev -0.5%

Poured into a tulip. The color is clear dark amber red. There is a very nice two inch head that is off-white and very fluffy. There is nice lacing. 4

The aroma is full of hoppy melon. There is a hint of pine as well. I think the sweet melon aroma can be partially attributed to some of the sweet caramel malt aroma. 4.5

The taste combines rich caramel and toffee malt flavor with some nice pine hop flavor. This has more malt flavor than most hop forward beers would have while still keeping a huge dose hop deliciousness in the finish. This starts a little sweet and finishes a bit drier. 4

The body is medium with lots of velvety carbonation. 3.5

This is quite unique. I can see hop lovers enjoying this as well "balanced" IPA enthusiasts. I prefer a straight up hop bomb in the vein of Pliny the Elder, but this is great too. 4

andrewinski1, Feb 17, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

alamode, Feb 17, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev -1%

12oz slender can poured into a New Belgium globe.

A: Pours a brilliantly clear red/orange. Massive off-white head dominates throughout the duration of the beer's existence in the glass. Rings of sticky lacing cling to the glass.

S: Pine needles, floral scents, and plenty of citrus. Tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit. Very faint alcohol and tropical esters. Malt base smells sweet and sugary. Highly aromatic, you smell it the instant the can is cracked.

T: Pine needles and a touch of alcohol at the forefront. Vague tropical esters cut through the hop bitterness for just an instant. A moderately bitter tide of pine resin-like hop bitterness asserts itself throughout. Tropical hop tastes kick in mid-palate, with pineapple and tangerine being most prominent. Bitter ruby-red grapefruit toward the finish. Malt base is sweet with an underlying graininess that almost gets lost. Finishes with bitter grapefruit, pine resin, and tropical hop tastes.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied. Almost silky in the mouth, and full too. Low carbonation.

O: It might come in just a tad too hot for some people, but I didn't mind it. In my book, it's a very solid DIPA that hits the mark. The lighter mouthfeel boosts drinkability a bit.

Notes: This is one of the first readily available canned DIPAs I've come across, and it's good to boot. Easy to take on-the-go. I think it will sell well. Totally unrelated, but there's something about these slender 'red bull' type cans that just makes me want to pound these. I can't yet figure out why.

ryan1788a5, Feb 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

DSlim71, Feb 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

aprilianewman, Feb 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Wisconsuds, Feb 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

ridedatrainmarv, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of woosterbill
3.45/5  rDev -15.2%

12oz can (and what a can!) into a medium-sized Duvel tulip. Thanks to James for sharing.

A: Dark amber body under a solid cap of creamy tan head. Nice retention and lacing. Way too dark for the style, but otherwise nice - and I'm giving it an extra half-point for making me smile with its can.

S: Hugely hoppy, wiht pine, resin (surprise), cattiness, and grapefruit pith. Solid.

T: Much sweeter than the nose, with dark toffee malt leading to resinous hops and a bittersweet finish. Way sweeter than I'd like, with all hops complexity going entirely by the wayside. Too bad.

M: Fairly thick, viscous, and highly creamy. Excellent.

O: If I get a chance, I'd like to see what a can of this would taste like after a year or two - it seems to have Barleywinish potential. As a fresh DIPA, though, it's disappointingly heavy on sweetness at the expense of the varied hop flavors suggested by the nice aroma. I suppose this is a quintessential "east coast" DIPA, and as such I'm not a huge fan. For canned hoppiness, I'll stick with Gandhi-Bot and Heady Topper. Actually, scratch that. For hoppiness in whatever form, I'll stick with Gandhi-Bot and Heady Topper.


woosterbill, Feb 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

Kkottonmouthkngz, Feb 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

millerbuffoon, Feb 16, 2012
Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 3,052 ratings.