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Resin - Sixpoint Brewery

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3,103 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,103
Reviews: 602
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.81%
Wants: 168
Gots: 330 | 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 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
Photo of CharlieMurphy
3.08/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Dark ruby brown copper wait for it... resin.

S: Woah wtf?! bananas. Molasses, sweet belgian strong ale fruit flavors.

T: Light and modest with a clean presentation. Hoppiness is mild. Finishes again with the belgian yeast.

M: Slightly cloying, tongue bittering as well as dehydrating. Carbonation is low, and it can stand to be.

O: Interesting style, or hybrid rather. Could have done without.

CharlieMurphy, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of mdaschaf
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear copper color with some golden highlights. Small off-white colored head not much retention, spotty lacing.

S: Strong at first, but over time the aroma reduces a bit. Some citrus and a little bit of pine upfront with some caramel at the end.

T: More pine than citrus, very earthy hops. A good bit of caramel mixed in.

Medium bodied with slightly low carbonation, but smooth.

O: A decent DIPA, probably would pass in the future, but worth a shot.

mdaschaf, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of RoryOMoore
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

RoryOMoore, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of Tucquan
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2012-02-28 in Columbia, PA

A - Clear ruby-mahogany with a 1-finger off-white head with some alcohol legs and mild lacing.

S - Mango, overly ripe peach, pine, caramel malt, rising dark bread.

T - Blast of piney hop bitterness quickly followed by a rich, bready caramel malt. The ripe stone fruit, mango and pineapple flavors emerge only to be suffused with more pine. Lingering aftertastes include fruit and malt sweetness eventually overcome by grapefruit flesh, zest and pine.

M - Medium-heavy body and medium carbonation give a thick, sticky, prickly and wait for it . . . . resinous feel. Just a wonderful mouthfeel in my book.

O - I really enjoyed this brew. It reminds me of a cross between Sierra Nevada's Northern Hemisphere and Ghidorah/Beer Camp #29 DIPA. I'm a fan of the big pine, big bitter, big malt style and this brew does it well.

Tucquan, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of uustal
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark copper with a huge, long lasting off-white head. Exceptional lacing. Aroma of fresh pine sap off the bat as you crack the can, secondary notes of grapefruit as well. Like almost all Sixpoint beers I've had, a very unique brew. Toasty and sweet biscuit notes to start before a total resin takeover. Big pine notes, not huge on the bitterness, but extremely resinous. Very dry and long lasting as well. Slightest touch of grapefruit hops mixed in at the dry sticky pine finish. Nice bite to this one and great highlight of the pine resin without the extreme bitterness that usually accompanies it.

uustal, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of Thorpe429
3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to drabmuh for grabbing this can for me. Served in a SAVOR wine glass.

Pours a fairly-clear copper color with a nice off-white head and quite a bit of spotty lacing on the way down and a thin collar throughout. The nose has some piney and resinous hops to go along with some bready malt in the background.

The flavor hits first with a good dose of bitterness, followed by pine and a bit of citrus rind. Resin is right, though at the same time there's too much back malt both in body and a bit in the flavor. Some spice that almost seems rye-like lingers in the background in addition to the bitterness. Slight bit of warming alcohol followed by a fairly-dry finish.

Pretty good beer overall, though a bit too malty and not enough hop flavor or aroma for me. Instead, it focuses on bitterness. I'm all for that, but it works much better when combined with other hop qualities.

Thorpe429, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of Huhzubendah
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can gifted by drabmuh. Tick! Thanks Matt.

The beer is transparent and copper / amber colored with over an inch of thick, tan head. Excellent retention and copious lacing on the glass.

The aroma does indeed offer strong notes of resin, fresh hops, pine. Nice.

A dance of pine, fresh hops, and malty backbone. Pretty well balanced, with the 9.1% abv masked well. Lingering pine and bitter hops in the finish. The beer coats the palate, but still goes down easily. Overall, a solid beer that I would certainly have again.

Huhzubendah, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of Stunner97
4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- dark brown to amber in color with a thing lacing that stays across the beer long after poured, little to no carbonation to be seen

Smell- very nice piney and citrus y hop nose, very nice hop nose

Taste- good amount of sweetness level out by a very firm and long bitter finish, really nice balance and even though the hops are strong its not over done with the firm malt back bone really good stuff

Mouthfeel- full bodied with nice creamy slickness

Drinkability/overall- overall i did very much enjoy this beer and will be a future go to Double IPA for me, great balance and big flavor, first had on tap in the city and was just as good in the can, well worth seeking out very enjoyable from a brewery i am gaining appreciation for

Stunner97, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of JTSbeerislife
4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draft at the Fridge, Lancaster PA

Notes taken when served.

10 oz pours into a snifter at my request; otherwise you get one of those miserable narrow nondescript tulips that have somehow become the glass of choice everywhere.

Pours a 1/8” plus head which reduces fairly rapidly to a thin film.
Beautiful reddish amber color with nice sticky lace that clings to the side of the glass.

Huge aroma of piney hops and rich malt. The hops fade somewhat, allowing the rich malt to come forward, and then back come the piney hops. Great nose!

Crisp hoppy entry on the palate, followed by lingering bitter hops and rich malt. Great full mouth feel with excellent carbonation. A very well balanced ale. Delicious!

Very long finish of distinct piney hops, the hop oils stick to your mouth forever!

Delicious, superbly flavored, and incredibly drinkable DIPA. Malty in style but with plenty of distinct piney hops and crisp acidity to balance everything out.
Exceptionally drinkable and enjoyable ale, when your glass is empty you immediately want another one.
Very highly recommended!

JTSbeerislife, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a super clear, dark brown with a loose looking, thin tan head. This is absolutely not what I expected to see when pouring. There is even nice lacing.
The nose is unfortunately all piney hops, but there is some sweetness form the malt and bite from the alcohol. The taste is no different except for a slightly more tropical fruit feel once it hits the palate. This fruitiness holds especially true when the beer warms a bit. The mouthfeel is relatively balanced (unexpected), although the aftertaste is a mouth-puckering bitterness. Huh, I guess you could call the mouthfeel slightly resiny?...
Overall this was a great deal and an outstanding way to spend $2.50.

ThePorterSorter, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of WeisGuy
4/5  rDev -1.7%

WeisGuy, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of JizackFH
4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review #599

A – This beer pours a nice orange amber color that glows when held to the light. There are two fingers of off-white head resting on top. The head has good retention, and it leave some nice lace behind on the glass.

S – The nose has some good aromas of pine, citrus and grapefruit hops. There is a nice amount of toasted malts and caramel as well. There isn’t all that much to the nose, but I really enjoy it because it is simple and well done. It definitely makes you excited to taste it.

T – The taste follows what the nose indicated. It starts off with some toasted malt and caramel. Immediately after those flavors hit there is a nice citrusy, piney hop explosion. There is a little bit of fruitiness to it ,as well as just a touch of booziness. The finish leaves some lingering caramel, citrusy piney hop flavor, and bitterness behind on the palate.

M – This has a medium body and good carbonation. It goes down easy and has a nice smooth feel. There is some sweetness at the beginning of the drink, and then a nice hop bitterness comes into play. There is an oily hop resin feel to it, as well as a little bit of warmth in the finish. The feel overall is just really nice.

O – This has great drinkability. It goes down good and the flavor is really nice. Overall, I think it is an great beer and an excellent example of the style. There is a nice oily bitter feel, along with a nice citrus and pine hop flavor. It is just a really nice drinking experience. Sixpoint does it once again with this one, and I definitely recommend picking it up. I will be buying more of it.

A-4.5 S-4 T-4.5 M-4.5 O-4.5

JizackFH, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of dogfishandi
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz "tall-boy" can, fridge temp., darkness snifter, best before 30JUL2012.

pours out a cloudy dark burnt orange, amber, red color with a nice finger and a half worth of off white/ very light tan colored head. creamy foam along with some big soapy bubbles. good head retention and some very nice looking sticky lace.

resinous citrus and pine are right on par with a slightly buttery, biscuity malt. a bit grassy and herbal at times and just the slightest bit of dank. as it warms, some alcohol is noticable and some of the hops are lost, replaced by a slightly sweet sticky malt.

this definatly has a resinous, hoppy, bitter feel to it, but it almost seems a little lacking in hop flavor. almost more malt flavor comes through. buttery, biscuity, sweet malt gets balanced by pine and citrus with a little leafy herbal, and very slight floral hop. just a little warming, no real taste of the alcohol.

goes down very smooth and has kind of a soft bitterness for a DIPA. there are definatly some resins at work that result in a nice sticky feel, but ive had many that were much more so. medium bodied.

i was really looking forward to this release as ive enjoyed most other sixpoint beers ive had, but this was a bit of a letdown, exspecially with all the other great examples of the style out there. prolly wont be buying more of this, but the rest of the four pack will be an easy kill. this almost comes off as an imperial english IPA with all the buttery, biscuity malt and slight leafy herbal hops. also, this doesnt have any of the usual signature phenolic yeast profile that is sixpoint.

dogfishandi, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of alexsergio
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

alexsergio, Feb 26, 2012
Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 3,103 ratings.