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Resin - Sixpoint Brewery

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3,666 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,666
Reviews: 680
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 208
Gots: 601 | FT: 9
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:
Beer added by: Jason on 01-10-2012

An ode to the sticky quintessence of hops that never forgoes balance. This piney, resinous Double IPA clocks in at over 100 IBUs.
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of DoreenAndDave
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer is a hazy mber with a lacy ivory head. Aroma is thick hops. Lots of pine. Taste is less piney than would be expected given the aroma. Malt up front with a bitter, citrus hop finish. Mouthfeel is good. It's nicely carbonated. Overall, a very good dIPA. There are so many good IPAs and double IPAs these days. Resin doesn't stand out in the crowd, but that's not necessarily a negative, as they're in a very high-quality crowd. All in all, an excellent dIPA.

Photo of Lordquackingstic
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a snifter.

A: Hazy copper color with a finger of white head. Medium lacing and very cloudy.

S: Huge on oranges and lemons. I can't quite put my finger on it but it has the smell of a certain cleaning solution that I can't remember the name of (not docking points for that, it's pretty cool.)

T: Follows the nose with a burst of lemons and oranges with a slightly sweet maltiness. This is definitely hop forward with the malts playing backup to keep the bitterness in check.

M: Very clean and refreshing with a lingering hoppy aftertaste. Medium carbonation.

O: This is a really solid DIPA. No complaints from me.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of TheBrewo
3.81/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

We pop the tab on this bad boy and pour a beer the color of dirty pumpkins. It holds a two finger head of toasted cream, showing great retention. Sheets of spotty lacing, and thick clumps of white bubbles are left all around our glasses. This is all easily reproducible with a light swirl. There is thick haze, no sediment, and light carbonation. The aroma is spicy of lemon, and more fruity citric hops. Honey sweetness works its way in, with floral and strawberry sweetness. The malts are sweeter, and toasty, with muddy minerals and dirty pine cones taking up the rear. Our first impression is that there is nice sweetness, and the hops do well to hide the big booziness. As we sip, bitter bites of hops nip the palate, with thick citrus and rind, florals, and sweet nectar. The booze is, however, immediately apparent, mixing amongst the muddy malts. Orange and lemon flesh, and sugary sweetness hit at the peak, with honey and balancing toast from the grain. The hops remain equally bitter and full of cone at the peak. The finish enhances the muddy, piney hops, dirty toasted pale malts, and brings out a slight caramel sweetness. There is a brief flash of alcohol here, but it is quite strong. The aftertaste breathes of fusel booze, raw pine cones, citrus rind, peppery booze, and bitter grapefruit. The body is medium, and the carbonation is medium, but soft. There is creamy slurp, creamy froth, and an astringent resiny (HA!!) coating the palate with each sip. There is a fiery warming from the booze, but still a soft creamy bubbliness. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks nicely.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the flavoring, and the softness of the slurp. The taste was thoroughly smooth, sweet, and hoppy, and not overly wrought with caramel or insane bitterness, as is easy for the style. We did, however, wish that the aroma was a bit more robust, as all the great flavors within were a bit dampened by the weak sniffability. Ultimately, this beer is insanely drinkable, but it will catch up quickly with you if you let it.

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of CFHMagnet
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass and was rewarded with a billowing 2 fingers of head over an amber/light burnt orange body. Body is opaque and translucent. Decent lacing.

Whew! Heavy resinous pine is a hell of a body on this. Light biscuit, light grapefruit and a hint of pepper flesh it out.

Pine and grapefruit dominate the palate. There is a hint of caramel sweetness to it, and a little spice on the end.

Photo of nickfran
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of nickfl
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with one and a half fingers of white foam on top of a perfectly clear, copper colored body. The. Head settles at a modate pace and leaves nice, sticky lace.

S - Pungent, pine hops with some oniony spicy notes and toffee in the background.

T - Sicy hops and sweet, bready malt up front. Sweaty hops with more sweet malt in the middle and a finish of orange, grapefruit and toffee malts with moderate bitterness.

M - Medium body, moderately high carbonation, and a somewhat sweet finish.

D - Very nice, kind of an i betweener style wise as some of the more bold bakeries might call this a regular IPA. But whatever it is, it's very good with a pungent hop aroma and a flavor that is nearly as well done.

Photo of kylehay2004
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: single finger head with nice lacing on a clear golden with crimson hue body.

S: excellent aroma with caramel, grapefruit citrus, resiny pine and black pepper.

T: well balanced with caramel malts, bitter floral and grassy notes from the hops. The fruit has a mild tartness. resin from pine late in the aftertaste.

M: smooth, medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: this one may have been towards the end of its prime but still nicely balanced. The alcohol is about as strong as the ABV predicts meaning neither well hidden or over the top. Not quite hoppy enough for me for a DIPA.

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of Gavage
3.97/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a slightly cloudy reddish orange color with a 1/2" head.

Smell: loads of grapefruit and pine rise from the glass.

Taste: caramel, grapefruit, pine, and a sharp biting bitterness is wrapped in an earthy tone. Alcohol is mildy noticeable.

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy in body. Lightly crisp to start, smooth and very dry at the finish. Long lasting aftertaste as the bitterness and grapefruit linger onthe tongue forever.

Overall: a slow sipping big bitter DIPA. Satisfies the need for hops, and any hophead would enjoy this.

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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Digimaika2
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From notes taken July 22, 2012:

A: Beautiful hazy copper with a huge creamy tan head.

S: Pineapple, citrus, funky pine, sweet toffee, nutty qualities. Very fresh aroma. Varied and dynamic.

T: Caramel/brown sugar, bold citrus, pine bitterness. Not as complex as expected from the aroma but still an impressive taste profile that agrees with my palate.

M: Medium bodied with a low-med carbonation. Thick and chewy texture with quite an oily sheen. Fitting.

D: Impressed with this offering, in fact picked up a second 4-pack the following day and I have a feeling it won't be my last.

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3.66/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden orange color with a good sized head, stick around for a decent amount of time and leave some nice sticky lacing patches on the glass, slight haze to it but no floating sediment.

Smell is defintely on the tamer scale for a DIPA with a strong sweet malt front, the hop presence is noticeable with the strongest aspect being citrus pine.

Taste isn't aggressive with the bitterness, instead it's fairly balanced along the middle with the malt and the citrus pine, carbonation is great and lends a nice creamy mouthfeel, finishes slightly dry with a little bit of bitter aftertaste.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
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