Resin - Sixpoint Brewery

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3,419 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,419
Reviews: 632
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 182
Gots: 445 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of jegross2
3.28/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewing the Resin from Sixpoint Brewing Company out of New York.
Score: 82

The can boldly claims that it is best before November 23, 2012. Served in a Founders Tulip and enjoyed on 03/30/12.

Appearance: Pours a honey orange color that falls between transparent and translucent. One finger of creamy cream colored head at pour slowly settles into a thin layer. Slightly average lacing, above average retention. 3.5/5

Smell: Spicy caramel, hops, mulch, orange and grapefruit. Not bad, but not very bold. 3.5/5

Taste: Spicy caramel, peppercorn, orange, modest hops and lots of malty tropical citrus. Not a whole lot going on beyond that. Very straight forward, not complex. Too malty for an IPA, but very drinkable. 9% ABV completely hidden. 3/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, low carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Bitter finish. 3.5/5

Overall: Too malty and under-carbonated for an IPA. It's drinkable, and unoffensive, but not stand out by any stretch of the imagination. I think this one was way overhyped for what it was.

Recommendation: Decent IPA, but nothing worth seeking out.

Pairings: Mango BBQ drenched chicken wings.

Cost: $10.99 for a four pack of cans.

Photo of cmq103
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12-oz. can into a Duvel Belgian Tulip glass.

Appearance: A semi-aggressive pour got me maybe a ¼’ off-white head. A thicker pour is present, lightly syrupy cloudy –amber-orange in color. Lacing is light, but sticky and thick.

Smell: Citrus hops, pine and lightly sweet malt is what I get in the aroma. With a deeper inhale I get a tangerine and grapefruit blend. Nice, but not as dominant on the nose as with most DIPA’s. A hint of booziness prevails as it warms.

Taste: The sweetness of the beer glides across the tongue only to have your palate smacked around with a distinct hoppy bitterness that lingers long after the swallow. As in the smell, I get a citrus tangerine-grapefruit blend in the middle, followed by a pine resin-light malt finish. Pretty darn good in my opinion. Booziness is not shy and sneaks in at the end.

Mouthfeel: Moderate to heavy body with a sticky sweetness that gets you to let your guard down, only if for a brief second or two before the bitterness sneaks in to remind you that your drinking a DIPA. Carbonation is spot-on. Lingering bitterness sticks around on the tongue. A moderate alcohol bite is present, but not overwhelming.

Overall: A recommended DIPA for fans of the style, plus the tall-skinny can it comes in looks pretty cool. I picked up this reasonably priced 4-pack from Joe Canals in Lawrenceville, NJ. I prefer my DIPA’s with a bit more malt in the finish so this wasn’t one of my favorites, but still a fine beer nonetheless. Lagunitas Hop Stoopid ranks up there as one of my favorite DIPA’s. Try them side-by-side and I think you’ll agree.

Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best before 23NOV2012 printed on bottom of the can.

Poured into a mug, it has a hazy orange color and a persistent head of white foam. Concentric rings of lace form over time, and the skim never breaks.

Soft fruity orange peel aroma, citrus forward with some floral traces as well. Some herbal eucalyptus.

Sweet and juicy, bitter orange peel and grapefruit rind, light yet substantial pale malts in the background. Some light sweetness, the bitter citrus peel keeps it balanced, dry bitter aftertaste. Definitely lives up to its name, fully resiny and slick. Hopefully the next batch to Chicago is fresher...

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2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

Photo of Monkeyknife
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the can a hazy gold color with 3 fingers of rocky white head. A massive amount of lacing with this one.

Aroma of strawberries and caramel malts.

Tasted of piney bitterness with a bit of booziness and a healthy malt backbone. Bitterness lingers through the finish.

Medium bodied and sticky with a moderate carbonation.

Not quite the hop presence I was hoping for, but a solid IIPA for sure.

Photo of BEERMILER12
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by 30JUL2012

A: Pours a dark amber color with almost no head

S: Slightly sweet with a big dose of hops and slight malt. Hops are mostly piney with some grassy and citrus notes

T: Follows the nose, starts out sweet and then quickly transitions to the bitterness, which lingers on for a very long time. Again, hops are mostly pine with some citrus rinds and grass as well. Lacks some complexity, but I don't think that's what this beer was really going for

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation that attempts to wash away some of the oily hops, but simply fails because of the sheer intensity of them

O: Certainly one of the most bitter beers I've tried, it lives up to it's name very well. If your palate tends to be destroyed after drinking bitter beers, it will most certainly happen here.

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of adman08
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours slightly hazy golden straw with a hint of amber. About a half inch of foam that lingers.
S-Fairly faint aroma overall. Slight citrus an pine and a very faint malt aroma in the background.
T-Very hop forward but good malt balance. Citrus and pine hops dominate with a nice malt presence. A distinct lemon rind flavor.
M-Body is on the lighter side but not too light. Starts with a slight malt sweetness but finishes very dry. Good carbonation.
Overall, a very good IIPA. I love the balance of malt and hops. The lemon rind flavor is a little harsh, I could do without that but overall it's a very good beer.

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of therica
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A= copper-orange with nice whitish head.

S= very complex fruits and citrus-- strawberry kept hitting me in the nose even after the glass was empty. Decent malts nose.

T= over the top IBU (103) but complex hops rather than the many monaural fad-bitter craft IPA's. Nice malts.

M= the complex bitterness remains potent on the palate and tongue for quite some time.

O= decent for an uber bitter IPA although I followed with a Sneaky Pete and enjoyed it much better. However, I prefer this Resin over Starr's popular Northern Lights IPA.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass. 1-2 fingers of head dissipate to a lace. Sticky legs! The color is a brilliant orange.

S: piney resin aroma that is relatively subtle. There is a hint a sweetness.

T: Grapefruity and lemon from hops, a hint of honeysuckle and somewhat balanced sweetness on the malt backbone.

M: Bright, crisp, hint of oiliness, quite drinkable.

A great beer.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of diesel59
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I have to say, I have had this a few times.... and was not sure what to make of the first few.... but the more I drink it, The more I crave it... this stuff really grows on you.... at least it did with me.... apperance is a hazy copper tone with a marshmallow like head.... lacing is thick and foamy ...aroma is like that of resin.... (reminds me of high school)taste is of citrus and hops, leaving you quite dry... but yet craving more... Great Job...

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2.5/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12 oz can. BB 28NOV2012.

It pours a hazy orangeish amber with a fluffy white head that recedes with some industrial-looking lacing.

The smell is decent, though it reminds me of like a hoppy wheat beer or something. A lot of banana, clove, and bubblegum in the aroma. It has a nice fresh hop scent but the variety is super like bubble gum candyish.

The flavor is reminiscent of a wheat beer as well. It has some nice fruity esters and a potent malt bill. There is some tangy citrus acidity. The bitterness is medium with some pine flavors, but not too much. It is just missing something.

It is okay, but it has a ton of "off" flavors that really don't belong in an IPA though they work a little.

Photo of homebrew311
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can served in snifter. The appearance is a hazy gold/orange with a thin layer of white head. Not much in the way of head retention. Some lacing is left around the edges. The nose starts with a bold wave of resinous (imagine that!) hops pair with a bready, cracker like malt profile. Notes of citrus rind and candied tangerine are present along with a touch of honey. The taste starts with some delicate malt sweetness. This comes in the form of graham cracker and caramel. This is followed by an assertive bitter hop profile. Notes of pine needles and grapefruit come through as all 103 IBUs come through as the beer finishes. The mouth feel is moderately heavy with high carbonation. Overall, this is another hoppy tongue bruiser from Sixpoint that has pretty good balance and a well hidden ABV. Also, it is notable to mention that at 8.99 a 4-pack, this one is a great value.

Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 3,419 ratings.