Resin | Sixpoint Brewery

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Sixpoint Brewery
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Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.10%

Availability: Year-round

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.

"First formulated in 2004, this is the story of the sticky quintessence of the hop cone, and all of the joy it brings:  "

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Photo of Drk93TT
4.73/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

So this was a highlight of my beer haul. Pours a dark copper with impressive white fluffy head that is retained well. Smell of pine citrus orange rind.... Light bitter grapefruit that carrys into the taste and the hops balance well with the impressive sweet sticky caramel malt backbone.... Suprisingly not a hop bomb at 103IBU AND this is the best part where it just meshes so well together with the sweet malt and bready flavors. Drinks like 6% besides the light alcohol burn on the finish. Its almost like sweet action with a ton of hops dumped into it .... And then pumped up to 9.1% :) love it! Cheers

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

Poured from a can into a pint glass
L: Amber copper with a little orange tint. Half finger of head with small bubbles rising from the bottom of the beer. Good lacing and head retention.
S: Citrus peel, lemon zest, grapefruit, and orange with a sweet malt in the background.
T: Grapefruit, lemon/lime zest, and sweet bready malt. Bitterness in the middle of the mouth and in the finish, but it doesn't taste like 103 IBU or 9 ABV.
F: Medium to medium-light mouthfeel. Feels very nice on the tongue and middle of the mouth.
Overall, a nice, relatively sweet, IIPA with grapefruit and lemon notes.

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Photo of LAp
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can poured into a snifter. Pours a honey hue with a thin head that leaves scant lacing on the glass. Nose is pine and, appropriately, resinous. The name truly fits the taste of this beer too. It leads with big, piney hops, that give way to a malty bitter finish that are very reminiscent of its namesake. This is an outstanding beer from my perspective, not because it's subtly balanced or larger than life, but because it picks a sector of the IPA spectrum, and nails that taste. A refreshing change of pace from the sweet, citrusy IPAs that are flooding the market these days. Overall, and outstanding DIPA.

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Photo of BryanReed
4.48/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a 6er of cans my last day in NY. Best by date of Feb 26th, 2016. I guess this makes it about 3 months old, if they're 7 month out, like a previous review says.

Pours a nice haze copper hue. When I think of a double/imperial ipa, this is exactly the appearance I like to see. Soft white head leaves tons and tons of lacing.

Smell is agressive, prickly pine. Huge piney resin bomb here. Very slight scent of the malt body. Little fruitness, barely.

Taste is off the damn chain. Huge huge pine notes, bitter citrus, caramel malts, pale malt, spicy hop flavors, and a tinge of booze.

Body is drinkably light, but still provides enough malt to balance what must be insane hop quantities. Suprisngly dry, and bitterness finishes pretty quick.

Overall, a really great example of a double ipa.Aggressive, yet drinkable and balanced. Wow, good job sixpoint.

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Photo of BethanyB
4.26/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: In a tulip glass, it's a remarkably clear globe of dark amber with a big, fluffy white head and a few lazy bubbles streaming upwards in randomly placed columns.

Smell: Of course the resinous hops are going to play a big role here, and they make sure to hit the nose like true power players. But there are other aromas to be appreciated--sweet orchard fruit like apricots and pears are drizzled with honey, softening the edges of those sharper aromatics.

Taste: The resinous and earthy hops do dominate, but are not overwhelming thanks to a strong, yet sweet undercurrent of caramel and candied apricots. While understandably bitter, the aftertaste also recounts a bright juiciness, with grapefruit coating the sides of the tongue and sweet marmalade spreading across the roof of the mouth.

Mouthfeel: A solid mouthfeel for an Imperial IPA: Medium body, medium-high carbonation, and a crisp kick to the finish.

Overall: It would be hoppy to the extreme if there wasn't so much more to love. Precisely measured additions bring complex balance by adding tangy sweetness. An excellent beer all the way.

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Photo of hoppytobehere
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. slim can with a code "BB20MAR2016". I read the dates are 7 months out, so this was canned on August 20.

Standard burnt gold, copper color for an IIPA. Aroma is pleasant but not super pungent. Taste is well-balanced between dank, piney, resinous hops and a sweet, bready, caramel malt backbone.

A winner from Sixpoint, and would love to pick this up again. The slim cans are awesome.

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Photo of DavidS333
5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A satisfying and somewhat rich(in flavor) Double/Imperial. The opening is nice, the beer has a nice level of carbonation per se, nice consistent light froth per se upon pouring.

The body is light, and crisp, and is of a sort of harvest gold/burnt/rich amber color.

The taste is crisp. A crisp hop flavor serves as the buffer flavor for the richer more deep hoppyness at this beer's tasty core. The beer its self one might say is very drinkable. It has no sort of syrupiness if one will, that may be found at times with Doubles/Imperials, and overall I would say that this is a very drinkable, crisp and refreshing example of the American Double/Imperial type of beer/ale.

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Photo of thepenguin
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

L: Deep gold color with a substantial off-white head.

S: Aptly named beer: super resinous. Metallic, somewhat tropical, and very dank hops dominate the aroma. Enough toasty, bready malt to keep it balanced.

T: The nose and the flavor are practically identical with this beer. Sticky dank hops kept in check by just enough caramel maltiness. The hops also display a kind of steely, mouthwatering character and some earthiness as well. Though this beer is over 100 ibu’s, the bitterness is very well hidden and it’s only well after you’ve swallowed the sip that the bitterness hits home. Otherwise, the flavor profile is very clean.

F: Chewy, velvety mouthfeel. Medium-full body with medium carbonation. Drinks very smoothly for the abv.

Overall: A well-crafted DIPA. Alcohol is well hidden, strong hop character but the bitterness is really kept in check. Very drinkable, if perhaps a bit one-dimensional.

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Photo of SDavis108
4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer is fantastic it's almost one of my go to beers. I look to this as almost a solid substitute to HT. Very floral... Poorer from a 12oz skinny can

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Photo of rogerdandy
4.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

solid beer overall. quite lovely and very unabashed. certainly dank as the names suggests yet still drinkable and not off putting. maybe a popular profile right now but certainly an exceptional example.

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Photo of Ksmoove27
3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - hazy orange with a white head fades quickly. Lacing iok.

S - slight hop, but not strong...peach/orange...a little pine

T - Pine with peach/orange, a little malt and not a bitter at the end...definitely an alcohol burn

M - light and easy drinking given the ABV and IBUs.

O - Good hop and malt balance....the lightness of the drink given the IBUs and ABV is kind of impressive, but the alcohol and underwhelming aroma keep it out of my Top DIPA list.

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Photo of Mdog
4.49/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 12oz can:

Appearance: Clear gold, big head.

Smell: Citrus rind, lemon, pretty strong.

Taste: Big grapefruit, citrus rind, then some sweet caramel to back it up. Dry breadiness-crackers. Moderately bitter.

Overall: Picked up a six pack in Iowa, and was really impressed. Nicely bitter, yet balanced. Strong hop flavor, good body, just a great beer all around.

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Photo of Roland7792
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Can with BB date of Feb, 2016 poured into glass. Great looking dark golden appearance. The name fits perfectly, no tropical fruit here! Aroma of sweet grapefruit citrus and earthy, dank resin and pine. Taste has the same earthy resin with a bit of pepper or spice. Great bitterness but also a nice sweet malt backbone often found in good DIPAs. The feel also has a enjoyable sticky resin like quality. This is my first Six Point beer but it won't be the last.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Orange, clear, with a white head that forms up big and fades quickly. Lacing is pretty extraordinary.

S - Well, yes, resin and pine, but also orange and a creamy maltiness.

T - Strong resin, a touch of peach, definite citrus that then hits malty sweetness, and closes with a mild but definite bitter hit.

M - Moderately drying, but surprising light and easy given the ABV and IBUs.

O - Nice job - bright hops and strong malt backbone. The fruit takes a backseat, but given the name, that's not too surprising. For as much hops as there are, the malt does a fine job evening things out. Quite drinkable.

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Photo of dgmirelli
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

bought in a single serve establishment in a train station, drank out of can on train, look and smell therefore limited, a sure hop bomb no doubt, very piney and full of resin as name indicates, not much on citrus side for me but again limited to consuming from can.

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Photo of irrevjim
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

look; golden, a little brown, head dissipates quickly, some lacing, nice but not 'beautiful'
smell; floral, herbal, and piney hop notes, a little roasted malt, pineapple, hint of burnt rubber, very nice
taste; literally add the tiniest hint of booziness and a dash of honey smoothness to the smell, tasty
feel; smooth almost full body, feel matches taste well
overall; i honestley don't like most iipa's, this is one of few exceptions. Enough hops for the malt and alcohol and a very nice selection/variety of hops. this is`deceptively smooth and yummy

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Photo of car2052
4.54/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz. can to tulip glass.

A: Clear, dark orange, with a thin layer of white foam on top.
S: Pineapple, Mango, bit of pine, floral. Nice use of simcoe hops.
T: Nice pine on the tip of the tongue, followed by citrus notes of grapefruit and orange. Malty sweetness makes the bitterness bearable, and ends with a grapefruit aftertaste.
M: Medium. Nice carbonation zing.
O: Very good beer. Nice flavors.

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Photo of mnj21655
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz. can with best by date FEB2016 poured into a tulip

Pours a clear and vibrant dark orange with just less than a finger of light tan head that fades to just a film and leaves sporadic lacing. Aroma is almost non-existent, hints of some sweet malts followed by faint pine hops. Taste is mostly piney and resiny hops (as one would expect) and alcohol. Good mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Overall, this is a good beer but nothing all that special. I've has this beer a number of times before and enjoyed it significantly more (a beer on the beach will always be a 4.25+ for me) but when i evaluate this more objectively I'm just not that impressed.

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Photo of FFreak
4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$11.49 for a six pack in town, dated 'Best By Feb 2016'. Poured into a willy glass. Pours a perfectly clear deep golden color with a finger or so of tight, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves almost no lace. Slight hoppiness in the aroma, but so slight that it's hard to pick out typical hop aromas. Taste is very nice, with some citrus and other fruits and just a hint of resin, some caramel and malt, balanced out by a bracing bitterness. Just a touch of booziness as it warms. Mouth is just about right, medium-full, while remaining clean and refreshing. Overall, a great DIPA. I think I prefer this over Hi-Res.

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Photo of OmahaKF
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Smell is pine and floral, citrus, a bit of dankness, and a bit of booziness. Taste is heavy malt sweetness, citrus (primarily lemon peel), a hint of honey, and a little tropical fruit finish. Bitterness feels a little heavy up front, but fades quickly and complements the overall taste really well.

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Photo of Prager62
4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Revisiting this after a couple of years away. A best by date on the carton and can bottom of 20 March 2016. Poured from the sleek can into a 12 oz. tulip glass.

Look- Pours a super dark gold, almost amber color.

Smell- Fresh pine needles, sweet flowers, and alcohol.

Taste- Pine resin, raw grapefruit, fresh flowers and fusel alcohol.

Feel- Slick with a bitter hop bite and semi dry finish. Very crisp for such a big beer, but just a tad too much alcohol burn.

Overall- This is one giant hop biting assault of a beer that leans more toward pine and earth versus tropical juice. A very nice change of pace on the other side of the hop spectrum. Glad I revisited.

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Photo of Jdotmilligan
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a classic goblet.

Had a great smell of citrus...small amount of grapefruit with some orange. Nice woodys smell and a small kick of hops.

Medium amber color which is right on track with the 9.5 SRM rating. Good amount of head for a double IPA. However, quickly dissipates after a few seconds.

You receive a nice kick of citrus right away. Grapefruit, orange, like I mentioned before. Medium body with the same amount of carbonation. Towards the backend you get wonderful notes of resin and almost a sticky caramel flavor. With the final punch being a small amount of bitterness.

Aftertaste made me feel like I was hiking or was doing lumberjack duties. Nice bite, nice carbonation, with a real woodys feel.

Wonderful beer. Nice complex mixture of taste. Not overboard with the hops (surprisingly with it being over 100 IBU) Nice citrus upfront, resin in-between, and sticky caramel feel hops afterwards. I appreciate what this beer has to offer.

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Photo of bearsnguns
4.61/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Really fruity, I didn't know it was an iPad when I ordered it, let alone a double ipA. I don't notice that's it's 10%alc! One of the most drinkable and alcoholic beers I've ever had. I will be getting this again.

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Photo of OhioLimoncello
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap at The Beverage Source, Newark, Ohio
OK, I'll use an analogy to describe the 9.1 ABV and 103 IBU offering of Resin from Sixpoint:
When I order Chinese food, I always order a spicy entree. There would be little or no satisfaction without a little heat. When I get a dish that is 'over the top' spicy, it pretty much kills the experience. I have rated this beer an overall 4.16 (4:Look, 4.25:Smell, 4.25:Taste, 4:Feel, 4:Overall). It deserves it's place as one of the best east coast DIPA offerings out there, but honestly, it's the 9.1 ABV and 103 IBU is 'over the top' for me.

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Photo of rjd722
4.65/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Pour House, been looking forward to having this for a while and it exceeded expectations.

Look: Nice, clear amber color with a solid white foam head and decent lacing.

Aroma: Huge piney aroma, hints of grapefruit. Super dank, earthy hops, more than any other beer I've had.

Taste: Loaded with piney hops and dank resin.

Feel: Phenomenal balance to this beer, great sticky resin on the mouthfeel, bitter and slightly sweet but in no way overpowering.

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Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 785 ratings.