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Resin - Sixpoint Brewery

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747 Reviews

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Reviews: 747
Hads: 4,164
Avg: 4.06
pDev: 10.59%
Wants: 247
Gots: 887 | 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 JoshuaShort13
4.77/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a Tulip glass
Bought a 4 pack from Universal fine wine and spirits. They hooked me up with two extra cans.
Appearance: Hazy rusty copper color with a 2 finger head.
Smell: Fresh oranges, grapefruit and pineapple.
Tate: Very very smooth with citrus mouthful, a little bitterness and booze on the back end.
Overall: If I could find this in stores I would buy it all the time. It's a great balanced DIPA if you haven't tried it yet you should.

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Photo of justintcoons
4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz slim can poured into a stemmed tulip.

Golden amber with 2 fingers of loose fluffy head. Crystal clear with moderate carbonation.

Pineapple, candy sugar, grapefruit, orange citrus, and pine sap. Just a hint of peach and passion fruit.

As the name suggests there is an abundant amount of pine resin, wintergreen, and an overall green dankiness. Grapefruit juice, orange citrus, and drops of pineapple juice. Firm caramel and candy sugar maltiness keeps everything in harmony. Finishes with dried pine needle and hints of passion fruit.

Medium-plus bodied, juicy, oily, slick, off-dry, and smooth with a moderate bitterness.

Resinous, juicy, and plenty complex. Big and bold while keeping the abv in check. This DIPA stands its ground.

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Photo of bobhits
4.46/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

An aggressive pour provides a haze of white foam, thin to middling, but lace clings to the glass in a spotted pattern. A dense orange and golden hue with a clear bit of haze and just a very clear thicker body that would be expected at 9.1%.

Grape fruit, tangerines, pineapple, sweet candy malts, and a bit of bite or spice of hops if you will. I get a lot on the nose, this is far more aromatic than most IPA’s on the market.

At the front of the tongue the malt breaks through to have a short lived bready caramel note, and then the tongue is attacked by bitter notes, grape fruit, acidic tangerines, to be finished with a tangy spice note. I’m not a consumer of any other plants that are referenced to Resin so the name, only leans on a few vague references to nights that such things have been mentioned, but that doesn’t hurt this one at all.

The mouth feel is medium to medium high. A good bit of carbonation given the size of this, keeps this one in check. The flavor lingers well past the first taste.

So full disclosure, I received this along with a nice few other items from Six Point and said I’d review them. This is about as fresh as this beer can get, and I can tell. I really like Resin and I don’t think a lack of freshness is an issue for the beer, but man the nose and the hop kick is in full force tonight. I really needed a lighter beer for this evening, so this was a bad call, but even when it was a bad choice, this one really shines.

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Photo of Wiffler27
4.66/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bb january 2016

Look - slightly darker than an orange with a nice half inch white head, the head has subsided a bit but a thick head still lingers.
Smell - citric grapefruit aroma bomb, i like it. again, another beer i wish i could get a candle of.
Taste - great combo of bitter and citrus, would not expect this to be 9.1%. sneaky good, i like this a lot.
Feel - goes down smooth, not syrupy. i can't stop grabbing my tulip glass to enjoy a swig.

Overall - this is my 2nd beer of the day, my first was Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster which was good but not as good as this! This is a citric hop bomb that i can't stop drinking. As i finish this review, the head is still nearly half an inch. if this wasn't 9.1% i would drink the whole 6 pack. Sixpoint just does not disappoint me (besides Jammer, long story). Between Resin, Hi-Res, and Bengali I'm not sure which i like most; and that leaves out their Pilsner and Cream Ale which are also great.

great beer

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Photo of cjgiant
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can BB Jan, 2016 (far from first taste, just failed to review):
Pours a clear orange, leaning slightly towards gold than amber. Head grows decently, and laces the glass as the beer goes down.

Nose is citrus, grapefruit and orange, but more of the former, combined with pine and alcohol notes backing it up. This combination unfortunately comes off as slightly medicinal when I am not analyzing the nose in depth.

The taste continues to show the grapefruit - pulp and rind. Also still present is the alcohol bite. A piney notes come later in the taste, but a moderate level of sweetness counters it a bit. Thankfully the combination doesn't yield a medicine taste, but in some sips does harken orange juice + toothpaste (this is something I have an issue with in more than one DIPA).

This is a solid beer with a nice level of carbonation. The grapefruit/pine mix is hit or miss with me usually, but I can't decide which it is I this one. As such, I can't go higher in my overall, but I do recognize there's a lot of good things I this beer to make it enjoyable.

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

Look - Amber glow and opaque.

Smell - Piney and floral. Dank - 420 like.

Taste - Delicious, hop slap in the mouth. Very easy drinker for 100+ IBUs.

Feel - Medium body with nice carbonation.

Overall - One of my favorite, readily available Imperial IPAs.

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Photo of kculrich
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: The color of a shiny new penny with a lush white head that lasts. S: pine, herbs and vanilla T: pine and herbs on a caramel-sweet malt body F: as promised, thick and resinous, chewy O: I keep wanting to compare it to a Ricola only, hmm, it's beer, not a cough drop. This went down so easily, it was gone before I thought to look at the abv - yikes!

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Photo of Jacobob10
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz can poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Deep amber in color with a large, fluffy white head. Great clarity. Really nice looking beer. Big notes of pine and citrus in the aroma. Sweet caramel malts provide a great backbone for the hops to shine. Full bodied and sticky on the palate. Clean finish and surprisingly drinkable.

It had probably been two years since the last time I had a Resin, but it is way better than I remember. Bitter and sweet without being cloying. I paired this with a Cabot Clothbound Cheddar cheese and it was phenomenal. Not to mention, this is about as cool looking of a can as I have ever seen.

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Photo of M_chav
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Looks earthy and piney, reminds me of Elevated IPA - one of my home town favorites.
Smells amazing! tons of hops for sure, this is dank, gotta be some Mosaic in here, good juicy qualities as well. grapefruit rind.
Tastes smoother than expected, sometimes the hops really dominate the palette but this beer allows a smooth transition of between the smooth malty beginning to the tasty hop finish. Lots of earth qualities again, I would call this a west coast IPA
Mouthfeel is just awesome, like mentioned before this is full bodied and robust with flavor. so well balanced, the alcohol is completely hidden in the malts. near perfection here.
Overall I will seek this beer out again, really impressed with the smooth mouthfeel and nose. well done Sixpoint!

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Photo of SitkaSteve
4.93/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was poured into a snifter.
The appearance was a golden orange color, somewhat clear, with a moderate white one finger head that dissipated really nicely.
The smell had a sharp resinous/piney dominance bringing in some slight tropical and citrus notes.
The taste takes the previously mentioned flavors and adds a little grassiness near the end. Its bittersweet all the way through. Its got a strong bitter finish.
The mouthfeel was medium bodied with a moderately high carbonation. Strong resinous tones become the harshness that sits on the tongue.
Overall, it was love at first smell and taste. Its an outstanding DIPA to me. I really don't see practically anything better than this or at least not yet.

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Photo of TH28
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz can. Appearance: Deep golden with an orange hue, clear, with a moderate white head. Aroma: Name of this beer is fitting, with a resinous, piney aroma dominant. Also some grass and tropical fruit notes. Taste: Starts out with a sweet maltiness, turns to a grassy citrus, then turns into a sharp, resinous, piney bitterness. Mouthfeel: Medium body with a moderately high carbonation. Finish: Strong bitterness, and a dry resin stickiness on the tongue. Overall: Definitely a hop bomb, but has a strong enough malt backbone to balance it. More well rounded than most IIPAs.

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Photo of YeahRightt
4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Look: Deep amber, almost ruby red color with heavy lacing and a thin head that doesn't quit.

Smell: Piney hops hit right away with a blanket of roasty malts lurking in the background. Roasty and biscuity, almost like 90 minute, but less sweet.

Taste: Piney hops that mingle and see saw with light malts. The color implies a malt presence that does not stand in the taste, which is a good thing in my book. The hops are heavy but dissipate with the carbonation, leaving a malty aftertaste with a lingering bitterness on the palette that isn't my favorite thing in the world, but is definitely not unpleasant. Solid beer.

Feel: As the name implies, the beer boasts a nice and resiny gumminess that sticks to your tongue. I enjoy the mouthfeel coupled with the nature of the hops, making the beer feel full and hold the weight of its 9% ABV.

Overall: A good, hoppy, not too expensive, and boozy IPA that is nice to relax and sip on without going off the deep end with complexity. Sixpoint makes a brew that lives up to its name and satisfies the hop-lover inside of you without being a hoppy-for-the-sake-of-being-hoppy one dimensional brew. Give it a try.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle - pours golden with a white head . Peach, citrus, pine and biscuit aroma. Lots of hop bitterness up front with a dry lingering finish. Creamy palate.

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Photo of dd43
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just a touch darker in color than the amberish gold highlights on the can from whence it came. Great pine hit on the nose. Grapefruit citrus as well but plays second fiddle to the resinous character. Mouthfeel wise it's on the mouth coating side, not heavy but absolutely a malty IPA with the sweetness of an imperial. No detectable alcohol on the nose but some residual fumes on the exhale. Carbonation is of the tiny bubble variety. The IBU rating would lead you believe this is a bitter hop bomb, but it's actually pretty well attenuated despite the lofty 100+ number. I wouldn't call this beer thirst quenching but it is damn delicious.

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Photo of frozyn
4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L -- Very clear amber color with a thick, foamy, slightly off-white head.

S -- Subdued scent, pine and citrus, light sweetness to it.

T -- Dank. Lots of pine, resin. Bitter. The oil stayed on my tongue as a very slight malt sweetness rolled over it. After the beer warmed a bit, grapefruit jumped in shortly between the resin/pine and sweetness. It's named Resin for a reason and the flavor hits that note very well.

F -- Medium body, enough carbonation, and hop oils leave a film. Very nice drinking.

O -- Very tasty, great example to teach someone what resin/pine tastes like in a beer as that's the dominate flavor. For 9.1%, this drinks very easily and does not get overpowered by the alcohol. The DIPA field is very crowded these days, so I won't make comparisons, but I will buy this again.

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Photo of bsonk
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sixpoint Brewery Resin Imperial IPA. 9.1% abv.

Hoppy, to say the least. Smells malty, tastes almost sweet to me but maybe that’s because I have some fucked up bitter loving tastebuds and a dull ass sense of smell.

It’s got a classic big IPA mouthfeel, bittersweet, bubbly on the tongue, lots of lupulin tang, backed up with a sort of grapefruit like fruitiness behind the bitterness.

Stings your tongue like a good IIPA should. Definitely has a piney, resinous aspect to the mouthfeel, so it’s aptly named.

The hop character reminds me of a bigger budget version of Alameda’s Yellow Wolf, which is one of my favorite cheap Portland craft beers, but it’s more refreshing, not cloyingly sweet after the hops go. Looks pretty in a glass and leaves lacing. I know sixpoint is trying to get Oregon beer geeks into their stuff, but their offerings are equaled in this state IMO.

Gets one drunk, as it’s a lot easier to drink than anything else I’ve had at 9.1% abv (I can think of a few barley wines and malt liquors at that ABV, which are hard to drink for very different reasons).

Tastes damn good for being a free beer they sent me because I gave Jammer a bad review.

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Photo of Hyptochrons
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Although this is not my preferred style of ipa, it's definitely quality and I'm glad I tried it. Nose is super dank citrus and pine with a hint of yeast. Taste is straight resin as the name suggests. Very bitter, embrace the hop cone. Goes down pretty smooth for 9.1%. Overall a solid brew, just not my style.

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Photo of KevChiTown
4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best beer I've had from them yet! For an east coast double this guy packs a ton of tropical fruit notes, with an extremely clean mouthfeel and it's crazy drinkable at 9.1%! Excellent beer.

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Photo of Naked_Batman
4.69/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Dark orange with a beautiful white head that stays until the last drop, leaving some lacing as it goes down.

S: Definitely notice the hops first with tropical/pine notes giving way to some light yeastiness

T: IntenseTropical/Pineapple notes and black pepper give way to a gentle raisiny sweetness that finishes dry and with just enough bitterness. Incredibly rich flavor that is well balanced.

M: full bodied and almost creamy when swirled, carbonation is on point.

O: loved this IPA. Honestly might be my new favorite of the style. Definitely pick this up if you're looking for some vibrant tropical hop flavor balanced with faint sweetness and bite.

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Photo of oldn00b
4.32/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is a really great DIPA, especially for year round availability with wide distribution. It's become a staple for me.

It's very different from Bengali in that I feel like the malt takes a huge backseat, but in a good way. Solid floral hop notes on the nose, pine and bitter are huge forward. Relatively high ABV brings some sweetness, definitely nowhere near boozy. It's light and sweet on the finish.

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Photo of SaltofOH
4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed 5-29-15. Water goblet. BB 27 SEP 2015.

Appearance: Pours a classic pale gold IPA color, with 2 fingers frothy off-white head. Little to no visible carbonation. Pretty nice lacing.

Aroma: Resiny, slightly citrusy pineyness. Not fruity, very west coast in that respect. Sweet, but not sugary or malty. Dank!

Taste: Extreme bitterness, but not off-putting in the least. Piney, clean arrival. This is 9.1%? Not sweet in the least. Lingering bitterness, but not unpleasant at all.

Overall: I like. I definitely would buy again when I feel like a big, uber-hoppy DIPA.

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Photo of nheigelmann
4.37/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is one of my favorite beers that i can find just about anywhere. Crisp, clean, great one. Everytime i go to grab some brews i get a sixer of this in case some of the chances i take on other beers turn out to be shitty. Also enjoy hi res, bengali, crisp, beast mode porter. Great brewery doing it right. Love the slim cans too for some reason

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

Pours a beautiful clear amber with a thick tan head. Beautiful lace left on the glass.
Huge citrus, mostly grapefruit aroma
Phenomenal tastes of grapefruit, orange, pine, honey, malt. Nice sweetness. Delicious.
Mouth feel is crisp, dry with plenty of bitterness. The 9% is cleverly masked.
This is one of the better DIPA I've had for quite some time.

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce can into tulip glass, best before 12/22/2015. Pours fairly crystal clear deep orange/amber color with a 2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, honey, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, honey, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon/orange peel, pine, caramel, honey, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice robustness, complexity, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; with a great bitter/sweet balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, resinous/sticky, and lightly creamy mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an excellent DIPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; and very smooth to drink for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of jpro
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz can into a DFH shaped pint glass... Pours a nice amber with a two-finger head of light cream head - love the amber-hued IPAs and DIPAs... Smell is resinous, with some noticeable malt and a trace of alcohol. Taste is pretty much would I expect from a drinkable DIPA... pine resin and citrus, but backed by a nice malt sweetness... Obviously hop heavy, but retaining a pretty good attempt at balance. Mouthfeel is exactly what I expect from a 9.1% Imperial IPA - perhaps a tad thin, but that helps with drinkability... Not crazy sticky on the palate, which is good. This beer kind of reminds me of DFH 90 Min + some extra resin / pine... which is awesome. Plus at $10.99 a six pack, you can’t go wrong!

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