Resin - Sixpoint Brewery

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Ratings: 3,884
Reviews: 723
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 233
Gots: 734 | FT: 10
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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:  "
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Photo of Cavanaghty
4.62/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a can into a pint glass.

Appearance: Amber in color with a very thick off white head. Heavy lacing on the glass.

Smell: Strong hops/citrus.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Strong hops, citrus and alcohol.

Overall: Although it has strong alcohol it was well balanced and was very good.

Photo of infinitebruner
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

March 7, 2015

12 oz can, tulip glass

A – Deep gold to light amber, a slightly orange tint, and very clear. Effervescent bubbles rising to the top. An inch of thick, foamy head with long retention.

S – Strong grapefruit aroma with some backing papaya and low spicy/herbal notes. A sweet, light bread crust, malt backbone.

T – Bitterness from hops is high, the first thing I notice. The moderate-low sweet, bread crust and caramel, malt notes lead into some fruity hops, grapefruit and some spicy flavor, then the bitterness takes over again. Resin is one of the hop components, but not high in the mix.

M – Moderate-high carbonation, medium-bodied, a bit of sweetness but highly hop-bitter. However, not astringent or harsh. Alcohol, though high, is not noticeable at all.

O – A bitter hop assault accompanied with pleasant aroma and flavor profile. Impressed that it hides the alcohol level so well. All-around this really packs a punch.

Photo of HopBomb515
4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Deep orange with a touch of rust color and a white head that lasts for a while and deposits some nice chunky lace. Aromas of citrus, herbal hop, slight pine and a burnt sugar note in the background. As expected the hops are what this beer is all about. Flavors of bitter citrus, caramel, grapefruit, and light pine in the finish. Mouthfeel has enough carbonation up front, smooths out and finishes semi dry. Alcohol is well hidden and that brings about a pretty dangerous level of drinkability for a brew this big. This delivers as a DIPA worthy of a throw in to a regular mix. It's not the best out there but it has a nice blend of classic flavors that make this one an instant winner.

Photo of ruzzal
3.07/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Kind of bland. Not bad just boring. Will finish the 2 cans I bought but won't buy again.

Photo of MaybeSoMaybeNot
3.09/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Another overrated beer by 6 point. There's just not much there as far as smell and taste goes.

Photo of Capsfan90
3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a two finger off white head into a snifter. Crystal clear amber color with great lacing.  Pine and grapefruit were very pronounced from smell to taste. Considering the 103 IBU'S and 9.1 ABV, I found Sixpoint Resin very drinkable and not to boozie, a good quality DIPA.

Photo of Wayne_Erman
3.16/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Delicious hoppy creamy taste great.

Photo of snaxcat
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Can dated BB 09AUG2015 poured into IPA glass

Appearance: Amazing clarity, golden orange hue, one finger head that dissipates into an oily slick on top with some moderate lacing on the first sips. 4.25/5

Smell: Fresh hops jump out of the can. Pour it out and a touch of alcohol is present. Citrus, pine, herbal. Smells like a great IPA, whats not to love? 4.5/5

Taste: Hits hard. Big hops, grapefruit peel, orange, pine, lemon, alcohol comes out in the taste a bit more as it warms. Sadly tastes overly bitter, lacking a bit of balance that the Hi-Res has. Nice sweet/citrus acidity in the aftertaste once my mouth can process the bitterness. 3.75/5

Mouthfeel: Crisp. Dare I say, resinous? Med/High Carb. Still hard to get past the bitterness 3.5/5

Overall: So promising. Great nose, great flavors, just needs a bit more balance IMO. Strangely, more alcohol/bitterness than Hi-Res. Still, a top notch beer. Very good west coast style DIPA. 4/5

Photo of NoseOverTail
4.49/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great for an IPA. I'm really into the more bitter IPA's w the citrus taste and delicious bitter after taste to take away from having to take a sip every 5 seconds. If you enjoy imperials definitely give Resin a try. First try from Six Point but mos def On Point! Enjoy!

Photo of craftbeersweden
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beatiful orange beer with a white head that dissapears fast.

Nose: Tropical fruits, orange, peach, peach, pine and citrus.
Taste: Grapefruit, citrus, resin and spice.
A full body. A little oily taste. Great!

Photo of PaulyB83
3.79/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Best By July 7, 2015 Poured into a Sam Adams glass.

L- Light amber/deep gold, some chill haze, one finger white head.

S- Has a sweet smell of citrus and some stone fruit with a very slight bubble gummy thing, the alcohol is a bit noticeable.

T- Has like a honey sweetness that I wasn't expecting, more stone fruit of unripe nectarine and apricot, grapefruit, not as piney and resiny as expected. Some alcohol but the sweetness is helping to cover it up.

F- Thin syrup, at the lower end of the carbonation for the style.

O- A friend picked this up for me and according to the best by date it is fresh but this must have been stored improperly or something because I'm not tasting big sticky pine notes like many other reviewers are getting. A bit disappointed with this one. It has a sweetness I don't really care for and being called 'RESIN' I was expecting lots of sticky pine but didn't really get that.

Photo of BostonBrewRu
5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sticky, dank, hoppy, malty and somehow not sweet. I love this beer

Photo of humuloner22
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I had a Hi Res the other day I can't figure out which one I like more but they were both very good. This one however is more bitter and "resinous" so I would have to say for now I kind of like this one better. But that may change!

Appearance:Golden bronze color. Clear and has a nice soapy head which remains intact throughout the drinking of this one.

Aroma: This one is complex, at first you think it has some piney notes then they give way to more tropical fruits, there is a strong malt backbone on this one that gives it a caramel sweetness to the aroma.

Taste: Not very bitter but more than Hi Res, this one has notes of tropical fruits and some caramel sweetness, it finishes pretty dry but it is sweet. Not cloying by any stretch but it does have some bitter sweet notes going on.

Overall: Well balanced and enjoyable beer.

Photo of stephenipa
4.68/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I love this IPA, strong piney flavor, great after taste. Smoothe with a great kick, nice carbination. One of the best out there.

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.26/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours light color with a thin head. Has nice lacing
Do not smell much...surprisingly.
Piney hop that finishes quite nicely. Back end bitter really sticks around and moves out nose. Piney taste really sticks around.
Overall a very balanced beer with an powerful hop that resonates for a while.

Photo of mugsup
4.98/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Another excellent IPA that completely belies its IBU of 100. It tastes more like 50! So well balanced and a fabulous kick at 9.1 ABV.

Photo of Homers_Beer_Odyssey
4.73/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

APPEARANCE - 1FH that lasts, good lacing. Clear, amber.

AROMA/SCENT - Hops, pine.

TASTE - Hops, pine.

MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Good carbonation, dry, bubbly, clean, light, crisp.

VALUE - $8 for 12-oz. can. Could be worse at a bar.

OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - Good, clean Imperial IPA. Lighter than, and goes down easier than Hi-Res.

Photo of CraigS119
4.39/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Purchased at Total Wine, Tampa, 1/2015. Translucent amber color with white head. Smells of pine, hops, resin, grapefruit, and a hint of candied strawberry/Now-and-Later taffy. Taste parallels much the same with robust piney hops and that sweet candy aftertaste that is almost reminiscent of bubble gum. A very rich and thick IPA that coats the mouth and throat with caramel malts and candied sweetness. I liken this beer very much to Sierra Nevada's Torpedo Extra, but a little thicker, stickier, and danker. Simply a world-class DIPA. 4.39/5

Photo of MaineBrewing
4.49/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A - Poured a brilliantly clear light amber with a frothy 1.5 finger head. Very nice orange highlights in there as well, looks delicious. Not much lacing, however and didn't take long for the carbonation to die down and the beer to look a little lackluster.

S - Out of the can I got both a very dank resinous hop and a cereal malt character, with a similar aroma after the pour. Hops are piney and resinous and I get some good cereal notes from the malt, but the alcohol starts to overpower and to me ends up dominating the nose at first. This actually subsides as it warms... which is the opposite of what I would expect... bringing out more of the floral hop character and it smells oh so good.

T - Taste is very complex for a DIPA.. this isn't a one trick pony. The hops are still piney and resinous as expected from the name but also take on a citrusy and tea character. The malt is ever present with a bready sweetness to combat the bitter hops. The alcohol from the nose is much more subdued in the taste, and makes this very drinkable for the ABV. This finish isn't really that bitter and doesn't seem to linger much. I might be off base but at the moment I find this tastes similar to Stone's RuinTen.

M - definitely on the thicker, syrupy side, the carbonation tries to take a stand but it is straight up hop syrup. I think the mouthfeel limits me from having too many of these in one sitting which is a good thing.

O - Overall, this is a great DIPA, very good hop flavor profile. Also it's really a testament to IBUs being a subjective thing... sure its 100 IBUs but the malt is so sweet that it is no where near overly bitter and ends up being very well balanced.

Photo of JustSomeSkank
4.69/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very good beer. Very bitter but well balanced.

Photo of mabermud
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not bad. There is a barely noticeable metallic taste. Good look, smell, taste, and feel. Solid, but not inspiring.

Photo of JoeyCaps77
5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Amazing beer. First Sixpoint and will be trying the rest. The malt balances well with the massive hops. Smooth taste for a high ABV

Photo of dutesanch
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Like the balance of malt and hops. Hop burn lingers very slightly at the back of the tongue. Great beer, glad I got a sixer.

Photo of TheItalianStallion
4.39/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz. slim can into a tulip

A: Pours a beautiful deep gold color with a dense, sticky, 3 finger head of white foam. After a few minutes the head fades to a nice crown that stays around for the whole beer, leaving behind heavy lacing in the process.

S: Clean, fresh aromas of floral and piney hops are the first thing that immediately hit you. You also get some maltiness, specifically bready malts with toasted caramel occasionally coming out. There is a little bit of citrus hop aromas as well, but they are dwarfed by the floral and piney hops.

T: Crisp, resinous flavors of floral and citrus hops with a good amount of pine. The flavor is obviously hop forward, but there is a good amount of malt suprisngly leading to only moderate bitterness. The malt character is a bit nutty, almost toasty, with a hint of caramel. There is a good amount of malt used, but it plays second fiddle to the massive hop flavors.

M: This beer has a medium body and a moderate amount of carbonation. It has a crisp, refreshing mouthfeel that isn't as bitter as you would expect for 103 IBUs.

O: Resin is a great beer with excellent hop notes and good balance for a double IPA. It is very crisp and refreshing and surprisingly only has a moderate amount of bitterness. I will be drinking this again without a doubt.

Photo of mrlafay
4.56/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great beer. Best from Six Points.

Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 3,884 ratings.