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Resin - Sixpoint Brewery


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2,491 Ratings

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Ratings: 2491
Reviews: 565
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.08%

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Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Jason on 01-10-2012)
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Photo of Ilovelampandbeer

New York

4.45/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-golden with a fluffy 2 finger off white head. lacing is awesome with this one, reminds me of its little brother bengali tiger
S-pine forest
T-awesome taste...very citrusy at the beginning with a lingering taste of hop oil at the end..youll love it if youre a hophead
M-chewy and pretty thick
O-another great offering by sixpoint, they never disappoint and this is a very good IIPA...one of the best east coast double IIPA out there

Serving type: can

10-16-2013 18:11:51 | More by Ilovelampandbeer
Photo of Shawn_Sins


3.71/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Serving type: can

Appearance: cloudy, dull peach. I can almost taste the pine just by looking at it.

Smell: hop oils and pine. not a strong aroma, especially compared to the highly floral and citruisy IPAs on the market today.

Taste: piney hops. not overly bitter. well balanced. less initial bitterness and bitterness in aftertaste than i expected. very drinkable. To me it tastes very similar like Bell's two hearted ale, being heavy on the piney hoppiness and more on the oily side.

Mouthfeel: not too syrupy, but not watery at all. Good consistency for a DIPA.

Overall: this is a good DIPA. I was hoping this would be a little more "in your face" and abrasive. But on the other hand, this is a very drinkable beer, especially for the high ABV, which is masked perfectly. Glad I got this in a four pack. looking forward to tasting this again.

Serving type: can

10-08-2013 02:22:24 | More by Shawn_Sins
Photo of farrago

New Jersey

3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Almost two fingers of fairly dense foam, lots of mixed sized bubbles which tends to dimple the surface, keeps a nicely thick coating across the surface for some time and the strings of lacing, while thin, stick like glue. Very gauzy haze to the otherwise borderline luminescent orange to yellow color, opaque with a very fine particulate visible, similarly the carbonation is active but so tiny you have to peer way up close to see it. The nose plays it straight up, maybe somewhat high toned, slaps on the pink grapefruit to tangerine citrus, pine sap, bread crust, saline, pressed dried flowers, cocoa and a wedge of apricot and peach fruit, leaves a drying sensation in your nostrils, kind of a masculine showoff. Full-bodied, thick and layered even as the dryness sucks all the moisture out of your mouth. The carbonation gives it a creamy texture but it is hard to register this. The grapefruit, lime, orange citrus has flavor but not so much sweetness, lacks length. So, it’s the pine, salt, cut grass, pepper led spice and pumpernickel type bread which gets out to play. Teeters on the edge of too dry and bitter but manages to stay relatively balanced. Masks alcohol decently. Not sure I could drink more than two in a sitting, the second would be a slow affair.

Serving type: can

10-04-2013 23:58:40 | More by farrago
Photo of ChrisMyhre


4.48/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a stemmed wineglass from the 12 oz. can.

a: Golden/ Orange, 2 finger head with intense of lacing.

s: Lots going on, floral with a little citrus and pine, very nice.

t: Great balanced IPA profile, nice combination of citrus and flower/pine, dangerously little taste of alcohol.

m: Very drinkable, medium carbonation.

o: Excellent beer, Nicely balanced get it fresh when you can.

Serving type: can

10-04-2013 21:51:55 | More by ChrisMyhre
Photo of Infiniteingest


3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Generally: Resin is a beast of an Ale, and a well-made articulation of Imperial IPAs. Sixpoint gets so many things right, from brilliantly balancing the piney, resinous hop assault with an impressively present malt backbone--to making a 9.1 ABV beer easily quaffable--that I can't find much of anything to critique apart, that is, from general gripes with the style.

The Pour: It pours a beautiful honeyed-copper hue, with a dense and silky head; nice latticing on the slowly retreating head.

Face in the glass: On the nose, it is somewhat reticent. Predictable pine notes give way ever so subtlety to citrus and a note of ripe apples; knocking on the backdoor is the malt. Pine Barrens aside, it is not leaping out of the glass, but put your nose in it for a minute or so and you'll find some points of interest.

With Regard to Taste: Imperial/Industrial/Double IPAs can get downright syrupy. Resin, on the other hand, is nearly brisk. Nearly. Light mellowing carbonation flutters about the tidal wave of hop bitterness, and the elephant-in-the-room-alcohol tastes clean and bright, rather than weighing the beer down. If I stood a chance of not falling asleep in my chair, I'd drink this all day.

Abstract: Ultimately, Sixpoint has made a smack down, street fight of an IPA profoundly drinkable. There's a razor's edge between DIPAs that disrobe and go streaking down Main Street, and those that remain graceful despite their enormous assertiveness. There are dozens of the former, and relatively few of the latter, despite the incredible proliferation of the offerings in DIPA.

Epitoma: Resin is a knockout, both literally and metaphorically, and given soaring beer prices, over-the-top ABV can be kind of an added value.

Note: Any grammatical mistakes can be attributed to drinking Resin.

Serving type: can

Serving type: can

10-04-2013 16:33:18 | More by Infiniteingest
Photo of jawlessbody


3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a snifter, this beer appears a hazy honeycomb color with a two finger white head. The aroma is very citrusy, with no floral or hop aromas. The mouth feel was smooth with just a little bit of an alcoholic bite. The taste isn't overly hoppy, which I was surprised by. It was actually very well balanced between a piny, fresh hoppiness on the front of the tongue with a clean, sweet citrus flavor going down the throat. Overall a very good beer and would definitely recommend.

Serving type: can

09-30-2013 04:39:09 | More by jawlessbody
Photo of MaxWildwood


3.58/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from can into glass stein. Nice amount of white head, golden amber color, and murky transparency.

Light citrusy aroma typical of an IPA. No floral scents or heavy spice smells.

Taste has definite pine note with some citrus flavor. Definite taste of fresh hops.

Smooth in mouth - little alcohol bite. Some typical bitterness, but not as bitter as expected for 103 IBU's.

I started drinking this before eating, but enjoyed it more with spicy chicken chili. Had another after eating, and liked it even better. Overall very good.

Serving type: can

09-30-2013 00:08:47 | More by MaxWildwood
Photo of Phigg1102


4.45/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Easily one of the best DIPA's. Heavy piney bitterness with medium citrus (grapefruit mostly) notes. fairly light bodied especially out of the can. One of the best selections from a very strong lineup of sixpoint brews. I've had this on tap a few times as well, which leaves it a little mellower on the bitterness and a creamier body.

Serving type: can

09-29-2013 19:07:48 | More by Phigg1102
Photo of LI_PO12


4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can into Tulip

Appearance- Golden, some haze, good lacing

Aroma- Dense pine, herbal and earthy hop notes, some grapefruit and citrus as well, slight carame malt in the background.

Flavor- Lots of pine, citurs, very bitter but malt comes in at the end to balance it out, but very deep hop flavors dominate, slight alcohol.

Mouthfeel- Medium, good carbonation, slight alcohol warmth

Overall- An awesome double IPA that I'm glad I finally tried, will definately be getting more.

Serving type: can

09-25-2013 03:07:32 | More by LI_PO12
Photo of SLeffler27

New York

4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fills a Blue Point snifter with a hazy, deep amber (SRM 12-13) beer while a thin, fluffy, white head quickly dissipates, leaving occasional fine lacing. The tall, thin, 12 oz. can makes for sleek packaging.

Simple, with strong, fresh pine and lots of orange aromas.

Grapefruit and pine lend nicely to the strong, bitter flavor that carries directly into a strong, long-lasting, bitter finish. What else could one expect from an IIPA?

The body is medium to full and a bit syrupy. Astringency is accentuated by the alcohol which is slightly less than anticipated. Medium carbonation with a sticky residue left on the lips and finishing dry.

This is a fresh sipping beer that lends itself to contemplation.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 17:44:15 | More by SLeffler27
Photo of Roguer


4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Beautifully smooth orange bubbly brew, with a solid 1 1/2 finger flat white head. Lively and thickly translucent - almost opaque. Pulpy. Lacing slides slowly down the glass, leaving thin lines; head retention is awesome.

Smells like the namesake: resin, hop oils, citrus, flowers, biscuit, and caramel malt. Complex aroma, but very smooth and restrained.

Bright and smooth; a fresh, not-unpleasantly-syrupy hoppiness. Bright and astringent, but very little citrus peel effect. Lemon, orange, pink grapefruit, pine - all balanced against a subtle dry biscuit and caramel malt background. Supremely hop-forward, but absolutely in a good way. Mild citrus peel fore- and after-taste.

Refreshing and lively, with minimal carbonation sting and some syrupy feel. Medium, almost medium-full.

This is a great DIPA: refreshing, hoppy, fruity, and fairly balanced. It might not rank up there with the absolute best, but it really isn't far behind.

Serving type: can

09-21-2013 01:08:59 | More by Roguer
Photo of snaotheus


4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz can poured into a pint glass. Can is funny shaped. Never saw a tall, skinny 12oz can before. Best before 24 February 2014.

Pours clear with a slight coppery tint. Started out with a pretty, creamy looking head. Medium carbonation. Aroma is slightly muted, but piny and pretty, floral, lemony citrus.

Taste is refreshing, nice blend of hops and malt. I get lemon and lemon zest, pine, honey and chamomile sweetness, long bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is light and this. Overall, this is a very good beer.

Serving type: can

09-17-2013 00:49:06 | More by snaotheus
Photo of brurevu


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

The hop aroma sprang from the can as soon as I pulled the tab, and I knew I was in for a treat. It poured a golden amber with a nice frothy head with plenty of lacing. The aroma had loads of citrus and floral hops and the first taste exploded with hops that started at the front of my tongue and raced through my palate. The Resin had a well balanced hop profile with some soft pine notes along with the citrus and floral hops. The alcohol presence was noticeable but not overbearing. Overall a solid Double IPA.

Serving type: can

09-16-2013 18:05:37 | More by brurevu
Photo of Qbdoo


3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured it from a can into a pint glass. A beautiful looking beer with a great balance between the hops and malt. Slightly piney in the scent and the taste, but not overdone. A rather quaffable double, despite the high ABV. The alcohol is well hidden. Don't let it sneak up on you.

Serving type: can

09-13-2013 02:46:57 | More by Qbdoo
Photo of JG-90

New Jersey

4.26/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Beer is a dull straw/peach color. Had a large peachy/tan head with very good retention and heavy lacing. Smells of hop resin and pine, with a bit of citrus juicyness and bread.

Taste starts with pine, then hop resin, followed by more pine and bread with a grapefruit and lemon finish. Has a resinous, bready, lemony aftertaste. Has an average body and high carbonation for a DIPA. A bit too much carbonation in my opinion.

Serving type: can

09-08-2013 22:48:56 | More by JG-90
Photo of micromaniac129


4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours an amber colored ale, a light amber, an orangey amber.
A thin small head sits on top of a hazy complexion ale leaving wispy lacing.
Very aromatic with a herbal, floral and piney bouquet. Sweet malts can be smelled too.
Taste wasn't as hoppy tasting as I expected. But it was bitter as expected. In the nose, the beer smelled really sweet but thats not the case here. I percieve low levels of diaceyl but not really a factor.
On the palate the beer drinks really smooth. Its pretty clean with a semi dry and semi bitter finish.
A very easy going drinkable beer. Its very drinkable and at 9.1 you wouldn't know it.
Musically you got to go with Thunder road by Springsteen

Serving type: can

08-31-2013 13:43:43 | More by micromaniac129
Photo of pjkelley82

New York

4.91/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this (along with other dipa's) at a East VS. West Dipa Head to Head Showdown I hosted on 8/27/13

Round 4 East Resin West Hop Stoopid

Overall Resin took the round and placed 4th out of ten spots.. This was the second hardest round to judge because hop stoopid was phenomenal as well but they are 2 different beasts... resin is sweeter, maltier and a lot smoother... but again, two different beasts. Resin was also the best tasting of the sweets and a lot smoother with a little bit of alcohol pricklyness... a definite sleeper and a must try if you haven't....

Serving type: can

08-29-2013 01:32:08 | More by pjkelley82
Photo of elwood522


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

Used to live down the street from Sixpoint Brewery in Red Hook. I'm in California now, not exactly a beer desert, but I do miss these guys.

About the most delicious beer I've ever had. Smells like fresh hops. Of course it tastes super hoppy but it's balanced by its nice maltiness.

Pretty much perfect...except I can't get it in California!

Serving type: can

08-27-2013 18:06:48 | More by elwood522
Photo of Whiskeydeez


4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I got this can from a BIF trade. Poured into a snifter.

Aroma- Pine with slight citrus, grapefruit. Pretty light aroma when it settles down but very pleasant.

Appearance- Nice hazy burnt orange. Slightly off white, small head with some sticky legs of lacing.

Flavor- Pretty big pine, citrus plays in the background. I taste the alcohol but its not overpowering, just noticeable. Hop forward beer but the malt lays down a lot of sweetness to almost balance it.

Mouthfeel- Sticky, coating after each drink. Seemed light on the front but the sugars come out. It has a nice bitterness in the middle but it seems to drop off pretty quickly, not a lingering bitterness.

Overall- Very tasty. I like the big flavor, wish the alcohol was a bit more hidden but it is 9.1% so its expected and not unwanted totally. This is a nice slow sipper that I would love to come across again.

Serving type: can

08-22-2013 03:06:23 | More by Whiskeydeez
Photo of StlHopHead77


3.7/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Received this from a friend along with a DFH Burton Baton.I've looked forward to trying this beer since the hype surrounding it started to build.Very pleased initially after being met by a very fragrant nose upon cracking open the can.Very floral,some stonefruit and only a slight,soft citric note.It poured beautifully as well,a vibrant peach/orange with just shy of two full fingers of lumpy,ivory foam and raised rings of lacing.Overall,taste was a little disappointing.Too much ripe green apple and soft clover hops.Bitterness was almost more of a sour tang than a pine or citric hop quality and this beer suffered for me from a discouragingly thin mouthfeel.It is easily one of the softest,least belligerent DIPAs that I've ever had and maybe because of a name like Resin and a claim of 103 IBUs I was expecting something a little more formidable.Good DIPA but just not quite worthy of it's acclaim as far as I'm concerned.

Serving type: can

08-19-2013 19:21:30 | More by StlHopHead77
Photo of TreyIsWilson


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

A - Cloudy orange wih a nice two-finger white head.

S - Floral with some pine and nice citrus notes.

T - Very well balanced. Awesome combination of pine, citrus, and flowery hops. Alcohol is very subtle.

M - Medium carbonation with a medium body.

O - Very drinkable for a DIPA. Subtle and full flabor. Would definetly drink again.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 04:32:42 | More by TreyIsWilson
Photo of hts417


4.66/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From can at the world of beer in altamonte springs, fl

A- beautiful bronze with a creamy white head with nice lacing

S- a lot going on here. definitely pine resin and its weird but there is funky almost b o type aroma but not in a bad way. catching a little malt through the hops. amazing complexity

T- the piney resinous intensity carries over to the palate. the hops definitely the main event but the malt come in on the finish to balance it out. the flavor of this brew just stays with you.

M- really oily. sticks to your mouth which makes the finish last for over a minute

O- one of the truly great imperial ipas. just all around homerun. tho it's hoppy and intense in flavor it somehow balances out in the end. fantastic

Serving type: can

08-15-2013 15:38:44 | More by hts417
Photo of ColterKoch22

New York

4.53/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I love this Double Imerial IPA! it is my 2nd to Heady Topper! Love the can label, love the smell and feel of the beer and it tastes amazing! Getting a 4 pack of this is almost as hard as getting heady topper and I live 2 and a half hours away from the Alchemist! Next time I am in NYC hitting up Brooklyn and touring SixPoint!

Serving type: can

08-15-2013 14:32:48 | More by ColterKoch22
Photo of Brew_42


3.63/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I ordered this because I couldn't hear the bartender and when she said "Sixpoint" I took my chances and nodded. Normally I hate IPAs but I can actually say I enjoyed it.

Appearance- Pours light amber with a foamy head that leaves some lacing.

Smell-Hoppy and piney. Some citrus

Taste-Piney and hoppy but not overbearing. There is an acidic bitterness to most IPAs that I can;t get past but this beer doesn't have it. Not nearly as bitter as I would expect. There is also some citrus and caramel notes.

MF-Nice carbonation, medium body.

Overall- The best IPA I have ever had but keep in mind I liked it because it lacked the bitterness that most people enjoy in their IPAs.

Serving type: can

08-14-2013 04:10:47 | More by Brew_42
Photo of rajendra82


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

Clear, orange amber colored body, with a smaller than typical head for the style, but with a lot of latent carbonation steamers. The smell was a bit more subdued than I expected, with some grapefruit and mango, and ironically not a lot of pine resin. The taste was a bit more of a hop showcase, as there was a lot of herbal notes up front. The malt showed up more forcefully shortly afterwards, and gave a tropical punch (mostly orange and pineapple) like sweetness, before fading away into a floral hop finish. Clean feel in the mouth, tending be be neither too slippery nor too sticky. Not the best DIPA I've ever had, but very comforting to fall back to a familiar pleasure from time to time.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 04:04:22 | More by rajendra82
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