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Resin - Sixpoint Brewery

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Reviews: 707
Hads: 4,007
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 238
Gots: 808 | FT: 8
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 StevenMilligan
4.79/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Just like their cream ale, sweet action, mouthfeel is key here. Not as hoppy as I would expect with a name like Resin. However my palate could be misplaced by the previous IPA. Overall an excellent beer. I'm ecstatic to try other brews from them. (246 characters)

Photo of cfalls
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Clear gold. Big head fades fast.

Smells more malty than hoppy.

Taste is hop forward, and too sweet, but a nice bitter finish.

Medium high carbonation and some alcohol burn.

A well made DIPA, but just too sweet and too high alcohol for me, and lacks my favorite hop aromas, like floral and passion fruit. (308 characters)

Photo of do_ob
4.46/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. can into a snifter. Pours a very clear, dark gold with about 1/2 a finger of white lacing. Great carbonation. Complex smell on this one. Slightly earthy with big fruit notes. Pineapple, grapefruit, mango, and peach. Of course, hints of pine and hops, too. Medium weight, and surprisingly smooth and creamy. Good amount of bitterness, but I wouldn't have guessed 100 IBUs. Pine and hops up front with a fruit middle (grapefruit/mango/pineapple). Sweet tasting towards the finish, with a pleasant, smooth end.

Overall, a very nice beer. It reminded me a little of FSW Double Jack initially, but after warming up the fruit really comes alive in this one. My wife even liked it, which almost caused me hto fall out of my chair (she hates beer, but willingly samples everything I drink). I really have nothing bad to say about this beer. It didn't blow my mind, but I feel like the BA rating is a tad low. (909 characters)

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I've never had a chance to properly review (even though I've had it several times), so here goes nothing. 12 oz can into a teku.

Appearance: Pours a clear copper color. The head is two fingers high, eggshell in shade, and pretty damn ugly. It's super soapy-looking, has a rough texture, and poor retention. At leat some sudsy lacing sticks to the glass, giving it some aesthetic redemption. (3.25)

Smell: This is definitely different to the last time I had Resin. Instead of pure pine, it's a more varied hoppiness. I get plenty of lemongrass, melon, orange rind, stone fruits, pineapple, and grass alongside the aforementioned pinyness. Plenty of sweet, cookie-like malt also makes itself known. There's a definitely mutating complexity to this one that rises it above a lot of average DIPAs. (4)

Taste: It starts off supremely fruity - mango, orange, and melon all make themselves known immediately. And yet, it's blended with a powerful grass-laden bitterness. This finishes gently sweet - the more I drink it, the more the bitter attack seems to subside on my taste buds. I'm really enjoying the balance of malt sweetness, earthen bitterness, and tropical fruit goodness here. (4)

Mouthfeel: It isn't light or dinky, but it IS crisp and dry. Because the bitterness of this beer is front-loaded, it doesn't linger badly on the palate - and that my friends, is what makes it so damn drinkable. Carbonation does a good job of scrubbing the sweetness/bitterness off of the palate. (4.25)

Overall: I really like Sixpoint because they don't give a toss about traditional styles, and they're not afraid to reformulate a beer on a moment's notice. This used to be all pine and all bitterness - nowadays, it's been changed for the better. It's caught between being a tropical fruit bomb and a bitter piny attack, without being a compromised worst-of-both-worlds DIPA. I'll drink it again, I'll buy it again, and I'll even throw it in my regular rotation (when it's fresh, duh!) (4)

3.98/5: Sixpoint definitely changed this for the better (2,038 characters)

Photo of glass_house
4.32/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Fantastic beer. Doesn't look as nice as Hi-Res in the glass, but for my money it drinks much better. Lots of crisp clean notes of pine and citrus with just enough accompanying floral sweetness. The texture is a near-perfect slightly sticky medium with light tingly carbonation and a clean dryish finish. I found Hi-Res to be just a bit on the syrupy side, but this is a real beauty that I'll be stocking up on. (410 characters)

Photo of Stubbie1
4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Clear gold color, tight thick white head that hung around for a bit and left a thin lace around the glass. Hops up front (what did you expect from an IPA) pine and thin wisps of citrus. Taste is clean and crisp up front, slight hint of sweetness followed up with the hops giving in with (I thought) opposite of the aroma, citrus on the front with a pine bitterness on the finish. Smooth mouthfeel. You can enjoy this brew without having your taste buds destroyed. Worth trying. (477 characters)

Photo of JCH3191
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I will open this with a confession. Prior to this beer, I was a Double IPA virgin. I am also not the biggest IPA fan in the world. Nevertheless I decided to give this a shot. I poured it from a can into a pint glass. The appearance is absolutely gorgeous. Perfect head. Perfect lacing. Beautiful deep golden color. It is hard for me to get over how good this looks. I was expecting the smell to be very intense. Again, Double IPA virgin over here! The smell was actually very mild and pleasant. Piney and citrusy scent. Not at all overbearing. But I almost feel let down by the lack of intensity. But that's probably the Double IPA virgin ine speaking. No deduction for that. The taste is very good. It is what I expected after the smell. It is a very well-balanced beer. It has a noticeable malty character. But there is a strong piney and grapefruit flavor. It is not at all overbearing though which is my primary criticism of most IPAs. But this is precisely what I wish all IPAs were like. I did not expect to enjoy this much. But damn this is one fine beer in every way. I will definitely be getting my hands on more of this. It is also my first Sixpoint beer and cannot wait to try more. (1,193 characters)

Photo of Beer-Revelry
4.54/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Dogfish Head IPA glass.

A - 4 - Pours a quite clear, golden-honey-orange color. With a heavy handed pour, forms about a two-finger head of slightly off white colored, dense, thick head. Medium/high head potential, medium/low head retention. Thick, whispy lacing.
S - 4.25 - Smells of pine, citrus, grapefruit, bitter grapefruit rind and slightly dank hops. No sweet fruit smells to be found, which I'm thankful for on this particular brew.
T - 4.75 - Light, neutral sweetness upfront, isn't really any particular type of sweetness, but just a beery beer sweetness which quickly fades into medium bitter hops, grapefruit rind and pine.
F - 4.75 - Nice oily texture, medium thick mouthfeel.
O - 4.5 - This is an extremely good representation of the double IPA style. I wish more IPAs would follow along these more savory and bitter guidelines of Resin. There is however, one tiny little thing missing that I'm wanting. A slightly sour, tart flavor would complement nicely in this beer, perhaps adding lemondrop hops? That would push this to a perfect 5 for me in a heartbeat. Nonetheless, an absolutely excellent and stellar double IPA! (1,149 characters)

Photo of rrock44
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Revisited this due to a recent post here on BA about sixpoint's tweaking resin, so adjusted my old rating if 4.38 rating. Love this beer. Biggest improvement (based on my previous scores) is the smell, thought it was muted before. Love everything about this beer. If I lived in Portland, Or (instead of 3.5 hours away in Washington), this would be a staple in my beer fridge.

On a side note, it was good to be impressed vs disappointed like I was last night with a bottle of lagunitas sucks (Julian date 145, so that may be reason for not being what I remembered it). (568 characters)

Photo of Beric
4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Serving: 12oz can into snifter
Served: 27 March 2015

Appearance: Pours a magnificent crystal clear deep copper color, with a few streams of carbonation coming up from the bottom of the glass. Small white head that dies down pretty quick to just a sheen of bubbles over the top. Little to no lacing.

Smell: All hops in the nose- lemongrass, cajeput, a bit of lemony pine, and other strong citrus-driven notes.

Taste: Nice assertive hoppiness and a really solid malt backbone- not cloying or sweet at all, but something that carries the hops enough without overpowering the palate, or letting the hops dominate too heavily. I hesitate to use the word 'balanced' with a DIPA, but this one is about as close as I've gotten to really understanding that term. Little to no alcohol coming through, despite the 9.1% ABV.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is good at first, but I found it burned off pretty quick. Despite this, the beer still felt full-bodied and substantial throughout.

Overall: A marvelous DIPA, and one that seems a bit underrated. Exceedingly drinkable for its ABV- dangerously so. This one goes down so easy I could have easily put away a few more without noticing. (1,172 characters)

Photo of SirHopsHoppington
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bias review. Has been a favorite of mine in terms of x2 IPA's in recent time. Pungent smell of fresh sticky hops which coordinates with the taste. A solid representation of the style. Would recommend to anyone who likes Pale Ales. (230 characters)

Photo of Stebbimacdaddy
4.81/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

this is a winner in my book. Poured from a 12oz tall can into shaker pint glass. Appearance is pale orange with a 1/4 " of white foam that dissipates slowly with moderate lacing. Bubbles rising throughout the glass. Nose offers hints of pine and grapefruit hoppiness. Mouthfeel is true to its name. Flavor starts with a slight biscuity malt backbone then Resin takes over and coats the palate with pine flavor mixing into and finishing with grapefruit.Leaves the mouth feeling coated and almost anesthetized but also savoring the taste and wanting more. Hardly notice the alcohol in the taste and at 9.1% abv this ones a shitkicker to be reckoned with for sure.  (665 characters)

Photo of tekstr1der
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear copper pour, thin clingy white top. Aroma of resin of course, but also fruit and malt. Tangy and powerful taste, with some malt sweetness in the middle, finishing strong and bitter. And bitter lingering. (209 characters)

Photo of Cavanaghty
4.62/5  rDev +14.4%
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. (307 characters)

Photo of infinitebruner
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
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. (962 characters)

Photo of HopBomb515
4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
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. (693 characters)

Photo of Capsfan90
3.84/5  rDev -5%
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. (276 characters)

Photo of snaxcat
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
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 (947 characters)

Photo of NoseOverTail
4.49/5  rDev +11.1%
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! (273 characters)

Photo of craftbeersweden
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
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! (211 characters)

Photo of PaulyB83
3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
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. (918 characters)

Photo of humuloner22
4.24/5  rDev +5%
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. (836 characters)

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
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. (295 characters)

Photo of Homers_Beer_Odyssey
4.73/5  rDev +17.1%
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. (337 characters)

Photo of CraigS119
4.39/5  rDev +8.7%
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 (542 characters)

Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 707 ratings.