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Resin - Sixpoint Brewery

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3,175 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,175
Reviews: 606
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 173
Gots: 364 | 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 schoolboy
4.48/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Interesting! This is a pretty complex brew and a nice introduction to Sixpoint (I have a bunch of others to try). I think this is a great example of how a can is a great vehicle for beer delivery - no light makes a difference.

It's smooth and not in any way harsh. A slight sweetness goes with not over the top but not wimpy hops. By the way, it's strong but you don't taste it.

schoolboy, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of Whimpers
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Whimpers, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of bluesplit63
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

bluesplit63, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of Brew33
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Brew33, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of mwill7287
3.63/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed this past weekend after the Sixpoint launch throughout Ohio two weeks ago. Been looking forward to the much-talked-about Resin Imperial IPA.

From a 12-oz tall thin can into a tulip glass. Reads “Best before July 30, 2012″ on bottom of can.

Appearance: Blood orange or rusty copper tone with a finger’s worth of thick off white head. Head is abundant even after a slow pour and looks like it was sprinkled with cinnamon. The body is relatively opaque for an IPA, actually. I find it hard to see my fingers on the other side of the glass. Lots of itty bitty carbonation bubbles in the body. Head retains very well. Some sticky lacing is left behind. 4.25/5

Smell: Dank hops. I can smell the pine from a mile away. This baby is pretty freshly hopped. Resin indeed. Smell is primarily piney and sticky. Undercurrent of citrus. A little grassy. 4/5

Taste: Very hoppy yet not overpowering. A well rounded attack of some mild fruits, a bit of floral, and of course a strong round of that truly sticky pine. A definite candy like sweetness underlies what is mostly hops. There’s a bitterness here that is sneaky but builds up quickly sip by sip. Aftertaste is fresh pine. Good taste but doesn’t wow me. More mild and well balanced than anything outstanding (though there’s something to be said for good balance). Just not entirely my thing. 3.5/5

Mouthfeel: I find it easy to get a “head start” on this brew with the sneaky bitterness, but things slow down halfway thru. Yes, it’s sticky. It’s fairly thick and syrupy for a DIPA, a bit too much so for my tastes. 3.75/5

Overall: Fairly drinkable, but high in ABV, so you won’t be smashing these (hopefully). A little bit of a “stingy” feel to it. A good beer but not a great one, at least for me. The taste, as it has been with most of my brief experience with Sixpoint’s brews, is balanced and “classical”. Solid, for sure, but not much more than that for me. 3.5/5

mwill7287, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Thanks to korguy123 for this one. Poured in to Founders tulip.
Best before 30 JUL 12

A - Hazy medium orange with two fingers of thick, foamy khaki coloured head with decent retention and great lacing.

S - Big sweetness up front with caramel malts. Moderate bitterness is present with some floral and grassy hop aromas. Reminiscent of an English IPA, which typically isn't my thing.

T - An assertive bitterness up front with floral, grassy and pine flavours from the hops. A huge malt sweetness provides an adequate backbone for the hoppiness and some caramel notes. Not finding any typical American IPA flavours here, yet this is still really good (despite the nose telling me that I likely wouldn't care for it).

M - Medium to full body with a good sludgy mouthfeel. Lots of tongue-coating hop oils. A remarkable mouth feel.

TheSevenDuffs, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of jenray
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

jenray, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of PorterBoy14
4/5  rDev -2%

PorterBoy14, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of rkcrozier
4/5  rDev -2%

rkcrozier, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of jwat
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

jwat, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of gniv
3/5  rDev -26.5%

gniv, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of Billakowski
4/5  rDev -2%

Billakowski, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of Lukafer
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Lukafer, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of djbow
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy, dark amber brown with lots of active bubbles. One finger head of off-white bubbles, decent lacing and plenty of alcohol legs.

S - Massive hops smack you in the nose as soon as you crack this beer open. The are followed directly by citrus and pine notes. Caramel, malt, apple and brown sugar round out the nose.

T - Dry hops, citrus, pine, tropical fruit and dark Agave syrup sweetness. This a hop, malt and alcohol forward beer.

M - Well carbonated, medium mouth feel with a dry finish. As the beer warms the alcohol becomes more apparent. This said, considering that this is a 9.1% ABV brew it is very easy to drink.

O - This is a solid refreshing BIG beer tat can stand up to paring with very savory and spicy foods. Can't wait till the summer to down a couple of these at the beach. Yes, since it is in a can you can take it to the beach. Gotta like that!

djbow, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of inlimbo77
3.58/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz can, BBD 7/30/12
Deschutes snifter

A: Deep amber color. Finger of of white head. Tons of legs of alcohol feet. Nice lacing sheeting too.

S: Sweet malt and grapefruit. Also, pine needles. But not as fruity as I was hoping for or expecting.

T: Not as bitter as I was expecting. It's got a strange sweetness that with palate fatigue, I really can't put my finger on. I guess I agree with BrianOhio below, I was expecting a completely different beer when I read about this one before.

M: Medium bodied, malt bulked DIPA.

inlimbo77, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of BEERchitect
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The first look in Sixpoint begins with a glimpse at the promotional video for Resin, this sticky-bitter concoction that celebrates what's best about the hop cone. This video, found at http://sixpoint.com/beers/core/resin#!visionPlayer/1/ paints the picture of unlocking the magical power of hops through the flame in such waxing poetry and whimsy that seems to go beyond beer and begins to bring the cosmos into perfect alignment. I don't know if the beer will change my life, but the video just might.

Resin pours with a spirited carbonation that dances through a mostly clear strong golden elixer that might portray copperish amber when seen in the right light. A sticky, foamy head builds upon the beer and commences to settle with a liquified egg shell white cap that seemingly creeps onto the sides of the glass with decorative patterns of lace. Resin lives up to the name, at least in aesthetics.

Solidly aromatic with the abounding hoppy scent of the plump grapefruit, freshly grated tangerines, pineapple and appricot. Nearly perfumy with the zesty fruit notes, there's the supportive malt complexes that deliver background aroams of thin caramel, bready maltiness, and light crust.

Flavors build upon the aromatic foundation with the thin and savory malt, bread, and crusted sweetness that hits the front of the tongue. The "resiny" effect plays lightly at mid palate as the fruity hop flavors of ripe ruby red grapefruit pulp, bright orange zest, tropical pineapple, appricot, and mangos rise in taste first but then develop into a gripping and actual resiny bitterness in finish that begin to take on proportions of pine, freshly mulled grasses, and citrus pith. Although the beer has bite, it's a controlled bite that both grips the throat and does so in a very clean and inviting fashion.

Medium bodied to start, Resin's initial creamy carbonation highlights its malty effect and braces the palate for the hop onslaught to come. As the carbonation subsides at mid palte, the hop dryness and alcohol warmth slowly builds until the hops command the finish of malty-dryness and the resiny hop's sticky brine. Very clean in finish, yet with the long linger of extended bitterness- all give this beer a lasting enjoyment but refreshing deliverance.

Ok, so the beer doesn't exactly change my life, but it's a very rewarding session that allows the beer to grow slowly while allowing my palate to adjust with each sip. With a beer style where complexity might be limited, this strong IPA continues to develop as the beer takes it's procession from nose, to the front of the tongue, across the middle of the palate and deep into the throat in finish. Yet, it leaves me wanting more somehow; more brightness, more boldness, more bitterness? The beer's minor faults might just lie in its finesse and grace.

BEERchitect, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of Kaydogg
4/5  rDev -2%

Kaydogg, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of wvsabbath
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - Can

Appearance - Dark burnt orange/tan, creamy 1 inch head and nice sticky lacing.

Smell - Malts, hops, pine, grapefruit.Tropcial, floral, added hop resin, some sugars, mostly hops.

Taste - Straight up hoppy, resin and hop oil influenced bomb at first sip. Bubblegum like floral notes, and a decent malt backbone. Added sugars really make the floral aspect of this beer stand out a little more and not get buried under the piney, bitter hops. Malts are sweet and try to balance the beer out.

Mouthfeel - Strong hops crush mouth and leave a nice resin numbness on tounge. The malts add a little sweetness along with some sugars. Palette gets alot of hops and some sugars. Aftertaste is hoppy, sweet and bitter.

Overall - This is a pretty big beer, the hops are strong, amd dominate. The malts work well with the hops to add sweetness to the bitterness. There is a warm alcohol presence in each drink. This is unique, tasty and hoppy as hell. Excellent beer, and as im finding out with all sixpoint beers, hasa nice twist to set it apart from the rest. Worth a drink, espically for hopheads.

wvsabbath, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of xavier390
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

xavier390, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of rcatalano
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

rcatalano, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of redliner8
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

redliner8, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of BB1313
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into a snifter. Pours a typical burnt golden, slight haze but can see through, nice head, really nice lacing and bubbly retention. Nice aromas, not aggresively in your face, but nice. It has that plesant garlic/onion aroma, nice and danky, I just wish they were magnified. The flavors are okay, but kind of diminished by the hot alcohol. Lots of pine and citrus. Mouthfeel is syrupy slick and lacking a touch of carbonation, but smooth enough. Alcohol is noticeable in the flavors which hurts, but the sticky alcohol lingers.

This is a fine DIPA, but nothing to go nuts over. There's alot I like about it, especially the nose, but the maltiness is there in the flavors, plus the booze. Good, but not great or outstanding.

BB1313, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of PKing
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

PKing, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of KevinBrewer
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Deep orange-amber color with a fluffy off-white head that dissipates to a moderate covering, leaving spotty lacing behind.

N- Appropriately named, this beer has a lot of bright, piney, resinous hops out front. Nice fresh floral aromas mixed with some light tropical fruits in the background. There's a faint bubblegum aroma that seems to arise out of the fruity esters. Subtle toasty grain underneath, but really not much in the way of malt.

T- Wow, the malt backbone on this is incredible. Deep, rich toasted malts provide a complex toasty, bready foundation with a kiss of sweet, caramel-y crystal malts. Firm bitterness that is piney, resinous, and grassy with a touch of citrus rind. The yeast provides some fruity esters that blend well with the hops. The yeast character is on the verge of bubblegum, but it manages to stay on the fruity side of the spectrum. The finish is long and semidry with lots of grassy bitterness clinging to the tongue, but also plenty of toasty malt character sticking around. The fruity esters of the yeast are very present in the finish, complimented by some bright citrusy notes from the hops. Aftertaste of grass and toasted grain.

M- Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, and a semidry finish. Very sticky with hop oils.

O- Really a fantastic beer. Rich, full malt character, resinous, piney hops, and colorful yeast combine to make a mouth-watering brew that is hard to switch away from.

KevinBrewer, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of mcorwin
4/5  rDev -2%

mcorwin, Mar 10, 2012
Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
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