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Resin - Sixpoint Brewery

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92
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3,329 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,329
Reviews: 617
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 178
Gots: 408 | 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 JoEBoBpr
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip from a 12oz narrow can.

By far one of the nicest looking DIPAs out there. Very deep deep murky and hazy cooper color with some nice slight caramel and amber orange colors. THere is a nice 1 inch head that is a light ecru color with some nice dense bubbles and some great retention. Very nice lacing is left as the head slowly recedes.

Very apropos name. Resiny pine notes start off this brew with some nice flowery and herbal hop notes. A bit of a sticky nose with some nice hop juice notes and some slight tropical notes. There is also some slight caramel malt notes in there.

Interesting flavor profile. Starts off quite bitter and I cant quite place it right away. There is some nice caramel and toasty malt that try to shine through the intense resin and bitterness. There is some nice pine and also some nice citrus notes. As the brew warms the hop character can be more readily appreciated and its very intense and bitter. Mouthfeel is nice and refreshing with a nice dry intense bitterness.

Pretty good DIPA. Very nice pine hop notes and intense bitterness.

JoEBoBpr, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of Ryan011235
2.5/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into an Allagash flute on 3/29/12

Best before 25 Nov 2012

Deep, hazy appearance. Honey and tangerine-hued. Pours a wimpy head, not even a finger's worth. It stands to reason the head doesn't hold well, finding only a soapy layer. Ok lace.

Aromas of pine tar, over-ripe citrus, onion, bubblegum, scented soap, flower petals, bread, caramel and overtones of alcohol wafting about. It's all rather bizarre.

The taste takes a page from the bizarre aroma; I can't shake the notion of flowers and bubblegum. Beyond that, there is a dense bitterness that shirks hop flavor in favor of headache medicine. Sure, there are undercurrents of pine and skeevy citrus, but it's mostly just rampant bitterness. Well, rampant bitterness and malt. Bread, yeast, grain and a hint of caramel.

Medium full body with sugar granules swaying back and forth. Carbonation is moderate, maybe even on the low side; I like that.

Overall impression - It's never a good thing when the product description of a DIPA refers to "encroaching malt sweetness."

Ryan011235, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of bigash
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

bigash, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of ortie
4/5  rDev -2%

ortie, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

acurtis, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of Jaldama
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Jaldama, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of ejimhof
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

ejimhof, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of oberon
3.65/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the can into a nonic a clear copper color with a rather thin head that was gone quickly with only a trace of lace left behind.Sticky resinious hops like the name suggests dominates the nose along with some sweet alcohol and a hint of brown sugar.There is a definint hit of hops on the palate but they dont hit hard they seem to roll across the palate wich isn't bad but it's not full on like expected,mild caramel and more assertive alcohol sweetness creeps.The sweetness isn't to big like to many of the style but the hops could pack a little more puch,I love Sixpoint but this I only kinda liked.

oberon, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of VncentLIFE
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got surprised with a can from a friend. God bless dakkon54!

Pour is initially a slightly hazy deep straw color with a thick white head. The smell is much more balanced than I expected. It has a a powdery sweet malt backbone with a hint of resinous hops. he taste follows in suit. Sweet malt backbone stands out, with the resinous and citric hops coming in to balance things out.

The scary part is that its drinkable. Way too drinkable for the ABV. I would buy this if it was in NC.

VncentLIFE, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of AngusOg
4/5  rDev -2%

AngusOg, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of kevanb
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It pours a copper honey color with mild haziness and a small amount of sediment in the glass. A nice finger and a half of white head sits atop the beer and has pretty solid retention with great sticky soapy lacing. The aroma is really dank, the name Resin is definitely earned here. Big hazy hops, lots of earthiness and pine aromas, huge grapefruit presence balances the dirtier, earthier hops. Nice malt backbone supports the huge hop presence, not overly bready, a bit sweet and some alcohol comes through. Nice citrus flavors jump out at the tongue, along with some sweet tropical fruits, a la pineapple, but quickly turns earthier and grassier and very dry. There is definitely a nice contrast between the dry, sappy, bitter hops and a nice citrusy, tropical juiciness. The body is big and full, higher than expected carbonation but it’s not overly prickly or annoying.

Verdict: Rock solid DIPA from Sixpoint and so far, my favorite offering. The flavors are dank yet juicy with a nice resinous aroma. It’s a bit too dry and leaves a bit of a cottonmouth feeling but it’s definitely worth checking out if you can get it.

kevanb, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of goodonezach
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

goodonezach, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of peabody
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a nice yellow amber with two fingers of white/offwhite suds. Lacing here.
Smell is hoppy and clean with citris notes and sugarmalt. You can smell the alcohol but it is way in the back.
Taste is sweet and bitter for the most part. Not a lot of fruityness but a well balanced IPA. No alcohol detected here of any account.
Mouthfeel is a little sticky but the palate is cleansed quickly. Only the sticky resin:) is left.
Overall this is a good IPA out of a can. Would buy again for the convenience of the can and the good taste of the IPA.

peabody, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of andrewborstein
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

andrewborstein, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of scootny
4.6/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Resin. The name alone conjures images of hop cones freshly picked and dripping. It rolls of the tongue and leaves hanging expectations of IPA bliss.

It does not disappoint. The pour yields a prodigious head and lots of lace and retention. The brew is cloudy with hop oil and a dark burnt orange. I bring my glass to my nose and I am thinking Pliny the Elder. So West Coast in the aroma. The hops are piney and underpinned with heavy caramel. Some citrusy notes as well. The sweetness flows into the pine hop signature so much that it seems like Christmas in my glass. There is a nice toasted multigrain breadiness with an English style yeast fruitiness. Taste is so good. This is a hop bomb to be sure but the malt core is so well mated to it that it deserves equal praise. A deep sweet caramel malt that has lots of bread on the palate. Toasted grains and flavorful bread crust. A surprising fruitiness that brings an English complexity. Hops flex with a one two punch of big pine and a grapefruit. Heavy hop oiliness in the finish that leaves lingering bitterness and grapefruit skin with the faintest bit of mint. Smooth carbonation with a lighter feel leads to exceptional drinkability. You sip and savor this all while you want to session it. There is some weight and chew to the brew but it is still supple and fluid on the tongue. It goes down easily.

What a great beer. This is an east coast Pliny and I will put it up against any IIPA out there. One of my desert island beers at this point as it is super drinkable and extreme at once. This is an exceptional beer.

scootny, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of Jsmitty1967
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Jsmitty1967, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of CEDAMA
5/5  rDev +22.5%

CEDAMA, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of nrbw23
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a rich copper color with a nice beige head. Head has good retention and leaves some really nice lacing.

S- Smell is a huge amount of tropical fruits. A touch of pine in here as well. A fairly strong malt back bone too with caramel malts.

T- A good amount of hops and bitterness. Again quite a bit of tropical fruits and pine. A good amount of bittereness too.

M- Medium in body and carbonation.

O- This one is very easy to drink and will sneak up on you for sure. A great brew for sure.

nrbw23, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of bamadog
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I'm loving the move to cans that some breweries are making. Hopefully it's cost effective enough that more can do it as well. Review is from notes taken on 4/6/2012 and poured from the can to a pint glass.

Appearance: Pour is a hazy golden/coppery color and it starts with just a short, slightly off-white head that fades to nothing but a faint, thin and incomplete skim; as mentioned, body is a little hazy but still has enough clarity to see through and the uneven carbonation -- some slow and fat, some thin and quick; fair rings of lacing are left behind.

Smell: A little weaker than I thought it would be, but I can pull out a fair amount of sweet maltiness with a firm set of citric hops -- I'm reminded of orange peel and grapefruit.

Taste: Not too shabby, not too shabby at all; hops come through more in the flavor and there's a strong orange peel, grapefruit presence to them, but it's pretty raw and spicy, like raw hope cones; nice malt backbone balances out the hops; alcohol is present, but the hops help it blend in nicely.

Mouthfeel: Sticky. Very sticky. Body is of moderate weight and the carbonation is present enough to keep it lively; thick, thick sticky coating is left all over the mouth and it's fantastic.

Overall: Pretty good overall, and the price point isn't awful for what you get out of it. I do wish the smell was more robust, though, as it's such an important part of these bigger beers in brining out the intensity of the flavors. I will be more than happy to drink my remaining three.

bamadog, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of cosmicevan
3.55/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

can picked up locally...best before 11/23/2012. enjoyed from a brooklyn snifter.

a - brew poured a classic murky semi-transparent orange with a generous frothy off white ipa head. as the head fizzled away, huge milkshake like chunks of lacing clung to the glass...essentially coating the side.

s - somewhat muted, but nice citric sweetness. the hops are there, but have a very crisp and clean smell...much more bready malt than i had expected...definitely not the sticky sweaty piny smell that makes my mouth water.

t - interesting and different. very resiny. caramel and bready malt with some hoppiness on the finish that tails off with a touch of bitterness.

m - somewhat thick. bitter on the finish.

o - overall, not your classic iipa, but not bad. if you are looking for a hop explosion, this brew doesn't have it, but if you are not a huge hophead, this is the iipa you've been waiting for. good beer, but for the iipa world, it is decent and doesn't hang with the big boys.

cosmicevan, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of bluntedboywonder
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

bluntedboywonder, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of CADMixes
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

CADMixes, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of MasterSki
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Alewife in Baltimore. Served in a tulip.

A - A finger of off-white foam settles to a thick cap, leaving behind glass-coating lace - great retention. Very dark transparent amber-brown body.

S - Surprisingly malt-forward - not sure how fresh this keg is. Some pine, onion, a bit of alcohol, and a hefty caramel and red fruit malt backdrop. There's also an odd glue note mixed in there.

T - Taste is a bit better, as the alcohol is better hidden and the off-flavors have dissipated. Still fairly malty and sweet, but with herbal and grapefruit bitterness in the back end that intensifies but never quite reaches palate-wreaking.

M - It's certainly resinous, with plenty of residual oily hops coating the teeth. Medium-full body, moderate carbonation, juicy and sticky texture, and some warming alcohol presence.

D - Merely OK. I much preferred the Deviant Dale's I had earlier in the day, so I can't see much reason to bother with this one again. I'd give it another shot if I knew it was a super-fresh keg/can, just to see if this was old but that's about it.

EDIT: Just had a can dated BB Nov. 23rd, 2012, and it was significantly better. Definitely a B+. Hopefully I can get something straight off the line and re-review.

MasterSki, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of Mark5252
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Mark5252, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of luvbier
4/5  rDev -2%

luvbier, Apr 06, 2012
Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 3,329 ratings.