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Resin - Sixpoint Brewery

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747 Reviews

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Reviews: 747
Hads: 4,168
Avg: 4.06
pDev: 25.12%
Wants: 247
Gots: 890 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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.

"First formulated in 2004, this is the story of the sticky quintessence of the hop cone, and all of the joy it brings:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4neeh3ziWw  "
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Photo of brewcrew76
3.7/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Hazy amber with a thick white head and lots of bubbly, patchy lacing.

S - Piney, herbal hops with plenty of bready, sweet malt to balance.

T - Citrus and resiny hops followed by a big candied citrus, orange peel flavor. This one is fairly sweet with candied hop flavors.

M - Medium body, low carbonation, sticky, a bit sweet and oily.

D - I like the hop flavor but needs a touch more bitterness to balance the sweetness.

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Photo of elgiacomo
3.69/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz can, best by March 5, 2013. Served around 45F.

Pours quite hazy orange amber with a three finger white head that leaves tons of clumpy sticky drippy webs and rings of lacing and holds a small cap. Beautiful.

Aroma is some citrus hops, orange, grapefruit also very herbal, resinous and pungent, even a bit funky, some caramel malt as well. Good, but not great strength.

Flavor is orange marmalade, grapefruit, resinous hops, a little touch of some weird funky character, caramel malt, candy, mild sweetness, good bitterness. Some alcohol on the finish as well.

Mouthfeel is medium-plus bodied, sticky, good carbonation.

Pretty good, very hoppy, quite intense. The slight underlying funkiness keeps it from being great, though.

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Photo of coldriver
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can pours a medium amber with fluffy white head and ample lacing. Yeah, the aroma reminds me of resin with lemon, apricot, and alcohol. Taste is nice and bitter pine and citrus, a bit oversweet on the malt backing though. Alcohol is well hidden. Mouthfeel seems a bit flat - would appreciate a little more carbonation. On the other hand, the tongue-coating thickness of this beautifully bittered imperial is fanstastic. Aftertaste is puckering. I really wanted to like this more - I love resinous beers (Green Flash!) so I imagined a beer called "Resin" to be near perfect. But this one has crossed a bit over the line into surgary territory

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Photo of sarajayne
4.68/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is one of the best imperial IPA’s I’ve had. I purchased it at Boscy’s in Saugus, MA. These do come in cans (4 pack for $10). Poured into a glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden orange color.

Scent: Wonderful & so fruity! Apricot, citrus, & pine.

Taste: Resin is everything that has made me grow to love and appreciate hoppy beers. Bitter yet fruity-balanced at the same time. It is very crisp and surprisingly not a strong alcohol taste even with an ABV of 9.1%. The bitterness does last through a majority of the taste, but it ends on a sweet apricot note.

Mouth feel: Medium body with average carbonation

Overall: This is one of the best imperial IPA's I've ever had!

collage girls drink GOOD beer:

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Photo of Jimmys
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz (awesome looking) can. best before MAR 09 2013.

A: a hazy orange brew. head is frothy and well retented, lacing is beautiful.

S: pine. bitter orange peel. minor vanilla. little bit of creamsicle. very smooth aroma.

T: bitter and super sticky. the hop resins stick to the tongue and sides of mouth. pine and tart fruit. a little green, perhaps even a touch vegetable.

M: the carb is subtle and the body is full. solid.

D: a very well-made DIPA. great flavors, full body, hoppy nose. everything one would want. not a blow-a-way, but still very tasty and a good example of a DIPA.

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Photo of PsilohsaiBiN
3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Diesel three finger head that looks like a mountain range. Not the most visible carbonation but nothing to complain about. Lacing is impressive.

Smell: Sounds cliche, but orange, grapefruit and lemon are present here. There are some brown sugar hints as well.

Mouthfeel: Decent carbonation and not bad, but let's be honest here, the first beer I drank tonight was Pliny! Ok, the mouthfeel is good!

Taste: Finally! Some maltiness go with my hops! Nice balance of carbonation, hops and malt. Some people consider malt presence blasphemy in an IPA, I don't mind it, as long as it's done right. There is even some sugary sweetness that shows itself early on, then pops up right before the drink rolls off your tongue that is nice.

Overall: Not bad at all. This IPA has its own unique taste and balance of hops and malts that stands out. Can't complain about this beer, I'd drink it again.

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Photo of AmitC
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

After trying Bengal Tiger and Autumnation from sixpoint, this is my third beer from this brewery.

Typical can serving. This one a longer and thinner 12oz can.

Poured into a glass. Typical amber color, just a tad lighter. Good amount of bubbles that rise through the glass. Head that is over two fingers thick Bubbly, white head, that persists super long. Decent lacing. Excellent stuff.

Smell: A lot of resinous and citrus hops upfront, as soon as the can is popped open. Very assertive hop presence. Smell reminiscent of both wet and dry hopping, with a slight balance towards wet. Slightly dull towards the end, comparatively. Might have withered off.

Taste :Well IBU is its USP. An excellent 103. Serves the purpose. Bitterness is felt upfront more like fresh grassy hops of a wet hopped IPA. Little to no malt is felt. 103 does not feel like it, but it is nonetheless very bitter. A good presence of alcohol maintains the warmth. Very straightforward taste. Hops have a lingering effect.

Mouth feel: Slight improvements can be made here. Oiliness is there but could be increased for a better feel. Seems just a little light. Medium mouth feel. Medium carbonation.

I am not disappointed. It is good enough just for its IBUs and ABV. And it does go beyond that. Top brew. As good as autumnation, much better than Bengal Tiger.

Style rating: 4.25 Personal: 4.25

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Photo of MichaelPhiladelphiaBeer
3/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-light amber, thick white head

S-Hoppy, little citrus. Nothing too special

T-hoppy all the way. Smooths out nicely on the back surprisingly. Not too much lingering.

Mf - smooth overall. small bubbles at the beginning.

O- very drinkable for the alcohol content

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Photo of Kadonny
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a tall skinny 12 ounce can into a snifter glass.

A: A golden orange color with a nice 2 finger head on a nice pour. Glass lacing is almost not there.

S: Lots of pine and fresh citrus with some orange and tangerine. Slighty grassy with some bready sweetness.

T: I got the orange and tangerine right form the start with some other citrus flavors, pineapple and some grassy notes. The sweetness is biscuit like with a deeper pine flavor taking over with bitterness at the back end. This is all Sixpoint with some of their signature yeast flavors poking through on the finish. Good beer.

M: Full, prickly, bitter and very little alcohol. Carbonation was good.

O: Wow, a really good beer from Sixpoint, I'm impressed. A really easy drinking DIPA that could be dangerous.

My whole issue with them has been the Lion contract and consistency. If Sixpoint would ever take total control of all their brewing, in house, they could be a top notch brewery. Still, I'll give them props as this one was fantastic.

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Photo of cvm4
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The cans look like redbull cans.

A - Pours an almost clear amber with a two finger eggshell head.

S - I'm getting pine, resin & orange peel. There's a citrus like sweetness that lingers.

T - Pine hits you in the mouth with a good dose a bready malts. And the end brings you a good helping of hop bite.

M - Medium bodied & medium carbonation.

O - A pine hop bomb of a double IPA. Dangerously drinkable.

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Photo of TMoney2591
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.

Gotta love the Red Bull-style cans employed here. This stuff pours a clear golden-straw topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises grapefruit rind, pine resin (how appropriate), thickly earthy and spicy greens, mild toffee, and sweet flowers. The taste brings in more of the same, with the emphasis on the earth, spice, and pine, and with some light balsa joining the party as well. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, a refreshingly earthy hop-bomb, one that definitely uses plenty of hops but does so without burning the tongue and without completely ignoring the concept of balance.

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Photo of yesyouam
4.45/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sixpoint Resin is a clear, golden ale covered in a soft, thick, yellowed foam that leaves intricate lacing on the glass. It has a strong, fresh aroma of grapefruit and lumber. It smells almost a touch sour-- "nose tart". It's very full and soft in the mouth and it leaves the tongue a little singed. It's bursting with fresh hop flavor and quite bitter. Grapefruit peel bitterness becomes wooden and, finally, resiny at the finish and throughout the aftertaste, where it picks up some juniper and black pepper. The whole affair is pretty dry. I really love a beer like this. It's strong and heavy enough to support all those hops and the malt never creates any conflict.

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Photo of Kraeusen
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bought 4 pack 12oz Red Bull style cans. $9.99 for the 4pk. Love the can idea, really neat marketing concept.

Pours Light with a very white head. and lots of lacing.

Smell is citrus like a D-ipa typically is.

Mouth feel is slightly sticky.

Taste is again, typical D-ipa and true to style. Citrus, grapefruit, grassy with a noticeable alcohol aroma on the finish.

Overall this beer is a solid representation of what I feel that a D-ipa should be. The strong but not really bitter citrus, the stickiness with plenty of lacing on the glass and a high alcohol content. I put it in the top 4 of my personal favorite D-ipa's

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.58/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice dark amber liquid, caramel color, good carbonation and head on it. Aroma, more caramel, a little bit hoppy, not too much in terms of aromatics.

Taste, remarkably similar to Bigfoot with a year or two on it. Hop edge and bitterness are down, hop flavors of pine and citrus are evident though. Pretty viscous. Really should be discussed as a barleywine in my opinion, but at the same time, despite what the majority thinks, its just a matter of degree and subtle differences between some dipas and barleywines. Relatively easy to drink for a 9% beer. I like the unique can shape and size, its like you're holding an energy drnk. Really makes for good sneaking into college football games, security just thinks you are drinking some rare -bal red bull or something. I guess the resiny aspect might be because of the beer's stickiness and viscosity moreso than it being dank.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
3.45/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a clear amber color with ok carbonation leaving a one finger off white head which fades leaving a small amount of bubbles and minimal lacing

S: Big pine needle and resinous hops are right up front with a pinch of orange peel

T: Piney and resinous hops, a good dose of hop oils, some lingering orange peel but there is a potent malt bill that makes it a little sweeter. The finish is a bit sticky, slick and sweet with a nice bittering finish

M: Medium bodied. Sticky sweet, fuller mouthfeel.

O: An IPA that lives up to it's name. Balanced.

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Photo of argock
3.58/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz can into a Duvel tulip. Best by 05Apr2013 on bottom of can. Single purchased at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA) for $2.99.

A: Slightly hazy golden amber with soft, foamy off-white 1-finger head with decent retention and good lacing.

S: Aroma is subdued and mainly pine and herbal hops aromas with light malt sweetness mixed with breadiness.

T: This beer is aptly named, as pine resin and bitterness carry this brew. There are herbal and earthy hops tones as well. This is an East Coast DIPA all the way. The maltiness is not sweet at all and provides body with only some mild bready, slightly doughy components.

M: The feel is oily along with the flavor, with good slickness and even, low-medium carbonation. I wish this beer had a slightly bigger body, but it is very drinkable, a little bit dangerous in this category.

O: Not a bad beer and my second favorite Sixpoint beer after The Crisp lager. THis beer is straightforward resiny hops, but it does a good job of delivering the goods if that's what you're looking for.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.58/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz can
Served in a tulip glass

A - It is a hazy amber with golden highlights. I got three of four inches of rocky, off white head.

S - I get a snoot full of citrus, but the is some bready malt in there, too.

T - I taste a lot more pine and bitterness. I get a little citrus and a healthy dose of malt.

M - Moderate

O - It seemed more bitter at first, but the bitterness waned. I got a feeling this could be old.

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Photo of genitempo
3.59/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Sixpoint was big talk in Texas a few months ago, especially in Austin. Nevertheless, I was excited to try what the brewery was shipping to us. The continuity in the can artwork is noteworthy and striking from the shelf. Poured very nicely into a pint glass, with a thick, mealy head leaving a staunch lace remaining until the last drop. The body was magnificent. Blazing colors of red, orange, and yellow, that shined through the rising gas. Very impressive.

S- Less robust than I expected, but apparent. Much more floral than ETOH.

T- Underwhelming, given the hype. I thought it stood well with most imperial strength ales, but it was poorly put together. It was like all the ingredients were there to make a magnificent beer, but fell short due to orchestration.

M- Again, given the hype, I was unimpressed. The thickness was appropriate, but the alcohol was a bit too excessive on the palate, for what it's worth.

O- This was one of the few Sixpoint's I've had, and I have to say, I'm not dazzled yet. Maybe I need to try it from the tap before I totally disregard the beer. Maybe I was getting my hopes up too high. I like the appearance that the can and the beer portray, but then again, you can't always judge a book by its cover.

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Photo of TrappistJohnMD
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours apricot color with thick off white head and lots of nice lacing.

Smell is pungent tangerine, pine and resin. Bubblegum sweetness comes through. Awesome DIPA smell.

Taste follows well. Nice sweet malts up front, then a big slap in face with citrus and pine. Long bitter finish and aftertaste. Very nice.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied. Lots of carbonation.

Overall this was fantastic. Will definitely be on the lookout for this again. Great DIPA!

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Photo of flexabull
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cool little skinny can.

Pours a bright gold color, clear, with a big off white head, looks great.

Aromas are floral, with undertones of resin, orange zest, sugar, and mangos.  

Taste is bright, with some light caramel sweetness, beer then settles into nice hop flavors.  There are notes of resin, spices, earthiness, and a general bitterness.  Finish is crisp, dry, with some alcohol heat, and grapefruit bitterness.

Mouthfeel is smooth, full, and well carbonated.

This is the third Sixpoint beer I've had, (Bengali and Sweet Action were both ok) and this one is quite good.  If I see this on tap I'll have to grab one before I head home.

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Photo of gtermi
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This beer pours a nice clear golden orange body. There is a thin white head that slowly fades and leaves a nice amount of lace on the glass.

S: There is not really that much going on in the smell. I get a decent hoppy pine scent with a little bit of sweet malt.

T: The beer is pretty intense and extremely hop forward. The hops are not over powering, but right on the verge of it. The flavor is absolutely delicious though and the flavor quickly fades away, with only a faint sweet malt.

M: There really isn't much with the mouthfeel, but a tiny bit of crispness on the back of the throat. Goes down with ease too.

O: This is a great beer and for the price, it can't be beat. I am so glad we got this here in Texas, I can't wait to try the others.

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Photo of qthompso
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden orange with a finger of offwhite head. Good lacing.

Holy tropical fruits! Sweet, juicy pineapple and mango. Not sure which hop they used for this one but I am very much looking forward to taking my first sip.

The taste is sweet, thick, resiny hop juice. The juicy tropical fruit is definitely up front with the sweetness and fades into a slightly spicier, apricot-like finish. The bitterness absolutely lingers on the tongue.

Full bodied, very well carbonated, remarkably smooth given the 9.1% ABV. I never would've guessed it was that high.

I REALLY wish I could get my hands on this beer here in MN. It's unbelievably juicy, hoppy and smooth. Great beer!

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Photo of Hopswagger
4.32/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Best by April 5 2013

P:  Hazy orange copper color body topped with a small amount of white head that settles to a sudsy layer. 

S:  Thick and rich nose. Juicy and oily tropical fruits, and pine resin.  Sweet carsmel malt, tree sap, aroma similar to a  Caprisun and biscuity whiffs. 

T/M:  Mouthfeel is sticky And resiny perfect for the name claim. Orange oil, pine resin, tropical fruit hops and a delicate balance of sweet caramel malt. The alcohol comes across with a similarity to Olde English furniture polish. Toasted caramel wades in the back of the throat while the spicy carbonation sets the stage for the parade of sticky hop bitterness. Finish is creamy but dry and leaves orange oil and earthy notes bouncing off the palate. 

O:  Creamy, juicy and sticky a perfect combination for a DIPA.  Complex and well combined this is one I will surely look for any time I get  within reach.  Given the ABV this is a sneaky predator that would easily tank you quickly without realizing it. What has two thumbs and loves Resin?  This guy!!

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Photo of BrianOhio
2.56/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

The pour out of the "Mich Ultra" type can produces a thick 2 finger head.

Aroma has me confused. Is a DIPA as it states? Did I grab the wrong box? Extremely malt forward.

Taste is the same...extremely malty and no citrus notes or bite that I expect in a DIPA. I'm not saying that all DIPAs have to be west coast style (see my love of Big A) but this beer just doesn't strike me at all as a DIPA.

Sorry...not my cup of tea. I have 3 more to drink and maybe my opinion will change...but I doubt it.

UPDATE - Since this review, I have had a number of additional servings of Resin and my opinion has changed. Might've been some quality issues since that first 4 pack, but since then I have grown to enjoy it. Not the best DIPA out there, but pretty solid.

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Photo of BasterdInABasket
4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. can, Stamped "Best Before 03March2013" on bottom of can, poured into ST Tulip
A- Pours a sort of creamy/fluffy slightly off white 1.5 finger head, golden/orange in color, very hazy with a lot of bubbles flowing through to the top, good retention, nice lacing
S- Good bit of pine, citrus and hoppiness, deep caramel and brown sugar smell becomes very powerful, different but very pleasant
T- Some bitterness, resinous pine and citrus fruits, brown sugar and caramel malt base give it a nice sweetness
M- Medium body, A little sticky and oily, pretty smooth, flavors and bitterness linger nicely, surprisingly slight amount of carbonation
O- One of my go-to year-round DIPAs, the unique brown sugar flavor/aroma is something I haven't come across in an IPA.

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Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 747 ratings.