Resin - Sixpoint Brewery

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Reviews: 684
Hads: 3,927
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 235
Gots: 767 | 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 Homers_Beer_Odyssey
4.73/5  rDev +17.4%
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. (337 characters)

Photo of CraigS119
4.39/5  rDev +8.9%
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)

Photo of MaineBrewing
4.49/5  rDev +11.4%
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. (1,681 characters)

Photo of TheItalianStallion
4.39/5  rDev +8.9%
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. (1,318 characters)

4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

God damn is this a tasty beer. Reminds me of a west coast dbl IPA while still maintaining Sixpoint's distinguishable style and class. A few of these went down real nice on a freezing cold night while I dreamed of cornucopias filled with fresh citrus fruits and the sun shining on my face. (290 characters)

Photo of GFM
4.45/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz can poured into pint glass. Clear golden color; thick head settled slowly, substantial lacing; prominent citrus scent (if you like grapefruit hop flavor, you know you'll like this beer as soon as you get a whiff); crisp but there's some substance to the feel; grapefruit flavor profile, not too bitter with a hint of something sweet at the end. Overall: really good. Sixpoint says "it stings" but while this is very hoppy, it's got more nuance than just a hop bomb. (9.25) (477 characters)

Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very boozy and, I'll keep it in mind, next time I plan on getting arrested. Seriously though, behind all of it is some underlying notes of peach skin and delicious red apples. This might not be for everyone given the aggressive nature, but there's a lot more to pull than alcohol, grapefruit and malt. This is super fresh, and I dig it. Can youuuuuuuu dig it? (359 characters)

Photo of Gajo74
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I gave this one straight up 4s. It pours a light golden/amber. I did not get such a big head, but the lace retained throughout. The aroma hits me with resiny, citric and piny hops. As the drink warms, a boozy aroma takes over. The taste is for hops aficionados. I tend to prefer my IPAs to have a stronger balance between malty sweetness and bitter hops. This one doesn't. I mostly get a hops explosion on my taste buds with perhaps a slight hint of grapefruit. I also get a lot of booze. Nevertheless, I have rated it highly on taste because I get that the brewer is purposefully trying to create a tops heavy drink. Feel is medium bodied to heavy. The liquid feels heavy, chewy and viscous, yet the carbonation stings the tongue.
I love sixpoint and I am rarely disappointed. This is an intense hops drink that one has to be in the mood for. I wouldn't mind having again. (874 characters)

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

12oz can into a pint glass.

A- This beer is beautiful. It's a golden-copper amber color with a big white head that holds up and leaves sticky lacing. It has a clean clear filtered look with lively small-bubble carbonation.

S-Piney hops and fresh dough, grapefruit hops. A slight note of pleasant sweetness. Subtle aromas, all.

T-Hearty malt with a healthy dose of tart grapefruit hop flavor. Nothing sweet, some earthiness, pungent.

M- Lots of body, lots of citrus hop zing and tart. Dry, bitter hop feel. Long dry hop finish with ongoing above listed flavors. No sugar bomb in this 9.1% abv brew.

O- The beer chemist gets an 'A' for this one. (648 characters)

Photo of Riggsby
4.81/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Dank, stinky, blah, blah, blah. But this IS the real deal. Truly that and more. Memorable in that this ale evokes resinous hash, sticky green buds or such. Very few beers on the East coast lead to this sensation. Canning saves the freshness of the hop "stank". Wonderful weekend afternoon ale. And a bargain considering the taste & quality. I'd say it tops Enjoyby for freshness without the marketing "noise". AND makes me think I need to paper clip my pipe.... (467 characters)

Photo of PostRockandCats
4.37/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz can

L: Golden coppery color with a tall head. Clear.

S: Fruit and citrus up front; smells like tropical fruit and Grapefruit. Very earthy and malty at the end. Kind of astringent.

T: Big Grapefruit to start. Not as tropical fruity as the smell would indicate. Mild mango notes after the citrus. Lots of caramel malts. End with pine and bark. Very crisp and clean!

F: Not as resiny viscous in my mouth as I'd have expected from the hype. Smooth and light.

O: Solid DIPA. Clean and balanced. Shows off the beauty of the hop without overshadowing the rest of the ingredients. Beautiful brew that packs a punch! (630 characters)

Photo of John_Beeryman
3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

My 400th beer rated on BeerAdvocate. This beer yields a lance of hops that it jams straight through the rough of your mouth and into your brain. But that's about all it has going for it. It could use more malt and a thicker mouthfeel. Still, if all you care about is hop burn, this should be one of your mainstays. (314 characters)

Photo of Chvck1
5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

There are many beers with a similar flavor but this one stands out. The intense hoppiness with the sweet citrus flavor is delightful. Maybe it's the red bull style can that I'm attracted to but I personally enjoy drinking this one straight out of the can. For some reason, maybe it has to do with easy availability, but I have always passed on this. I will never again take a beer for granted. (393 characters)

Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.39/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Not bad. My can is about 7 mo old, but I'm not complaining since I got it as an extra in a trade. I dig this a lil more than High-Res. Some juicy hop notes in the nose, and it was quite delightful. Flavor profile was unimpressive. It does have some resinous, dank qualities. Lacked complex layers and direction. Quite malty. Would like to try fresh, but gotta rate as is. (372 characters)

Photo of CarlosThe_Hoppopotamus
4.41/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Clean, crisp, and delicious. At 103 IBUs this guy comes with a kick, but in all the right ways. Beautiful looking beer, it's like a super model of IPA. (151 characters)

Photo of JustIPAs
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Dankness for days! The malt backbone sufficiently props this one up to handle all of those hops that they jammed in here! Surprisingly drinkable (can't really call it sessionable) although it drinks like a much lower ABV brew. (226 characters)

Photo of leantom
4.36/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Decided to give Sixpoint another try owing to the founder's/owner's imploring me to do so. He was right. Sixpoint has improved dramatically since I last tried them. Here goes:

A: Very nice. Clear orange-amber with a sufficient head. Leaves a lot of lacing on the glass as well, indicating good protein content.

S: Boatload of pine and grapefruit; like a traditional WC IPA. Smells exactly like Sierra Nevada's Hoptimum, which is one of my favorite beers. Some of the other reviewers are noting additional tropical scents; I don't detect these, but this might be because the beer is about 4 months old. The smell is still great, however, which is a tribute to the beer's longevity.

T: Very solid beer. Actually, quite good. Pine and grapefruit backed up with caramel malt. I also detect sweet honey. The beer is very well-balanced between hops and malt. Great hops with a cloying, honeyed sweetness. It remind me so much of SN's Hoptimum, one of my favorite beers which has sadly been retired. I'll probably start drinking this one more.

F: Perfect. Full-bodied but smooth. Glides down the tongue.

O: A great DIPA - like a true WC DIPA. Shane was right; they've improved dramatically. (1,211 characters)

Photo of mr-jj
4.48/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an IPA glass from a 12 oz can. Best by 7/15/15.

Color is clear honey gold with an enormous white head. Retention is good and there is a lot of splotchy lacing. Smell is tropical fruit - mango, pineapple and melon - along with some pine and a bit of sweetness in the background. Very nice. Flavor lives up to the name - palate is blasted with resiny citrus rind hops followed by the tropical flavors from the nose. Finish is clean and bitter and lingers forever. Body is light with moderate carbonation. Maybe a bit on the thin side. Drinkability is dangerously high for a 9+% ABV beer.

Overall, a delicious beer that made my mouth happy. Its hard to believe it has such high IBU and ABV, because I think I could drink several of these. But I'm sure I'd pay the price if I did... (804 characters)

Photo of TheDoctor
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


Pours a crystal clear golden-amber with 3 fingers of beige head that subsides to a scummy cap. Very good retention; splotchy lacing. (4)

Piney with some biscuity malt underneath. Pine, basil, earthy, pungent herbs,black pepper, pine tar, caramel. (3.75)

Flat pine bitterness. Lemongrass, basil, sap, resinous hops so bitter they're sweet, anise, sweet bready finish. (4)

Creamy and resinous with tingly hop feel throughout; medium bodied with long dry finish. (4)

Very solid IIPA.
It's name couldn't sum it up any better. This is an IPA that focuses on the resinous, sappy, stanky, juniper aspects of hops' flavor.
Pours very nice from the can. Aroma and taste are both firmly hoppy but have some bready-malt-caramel flavors as well. Aroma is much earthier, but more subdued, while the flavor is a sticky onslaught of lip-smacking lupulous laquer for your mouth. I found it to get very licorice/anise-like as I drank through it. Feels nice. Sufficiently creamy to feel rich, sufficiently carbonated to cut the resinousness of it.
Would have again; worth a shot if you ever see it. (4) (1,133 characters)

Photo of hoagzzz
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

This fucking website keeps logging me out. I just wrote a well thought out paragraph on this super avg beer and lost the whole thing. All said I don't get this one. All malt no hops. Not offensive but not good. Tastes like long trail limbo. (240 characters)

Photo of leemorgan
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

I love this beer, nice bitter feeling followed by pine and mango with a slight alcohol taste. Smells delicious with lots of hops up front. I can't say I've tasted anything else like it. I got 2 four packs for $7.99 on sale at a store in NJ. A good score! (258 characters)

Photo of SteveB24
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

appearance is pretty flawless, color is a bright, clear gold, bear pours three fingers of white, creamy head reinforced by a slow stream of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass.

aroma is mildly fruity, with a punch of resin/ pine oil and a large alcohol presence in the finish.

taste- upfront is light fruit and citrus including red apples, pineapple and grapefruit, then WHAM a punch of hop bitterness and pine with a wallop of booze in the finish.

mouthfeel- medium body, pleasantly carbonated with a very creamy feeling on the tongue but leaves a sharp bitterness, providing lots of wonderful contrast.

overall this beer excites with bright flavors and a lighter body but satisfies with strong hop presence and a boozy finish. great for beginning or ending the night with, good job Sixpoint. (805 characters)

Photo of Rutager
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11/30/2014 Fresher sample from the brewery, BB July 15.

Appearance. Same.

Smell. Same.

Taste. Quite a bit more juicy and less hop bitterness than I remember. Much more tropical than the last one I had and not getting the bitter woody notes.

Mouthfeel. Same but no astringent drying.

Overall. Really wanted to report the exact same findings as last time but I feel like I was drinking something quite different, this is good stuff.

Original review:
Awww yeah steasy66, bringin' those rooby tonez.

Appearance. Pours a clear gold-amber with almost a finger of white head that leaves some decent lace. 4.0

Smell. Sweet citrus fruits and a little pineapple, some light caramel malts. 3.75

Taste. Dank bitter leafy hops, some orchard and tropical fruits, cedar and earthy, woody herbs. Bitter woody finish. 3.5

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body, medium+ carbonation, a little astringent in the finish. 3.25

A long time want but didn't live up to the expectation. Cheers for the hookup steasy66, curiosity satisfied. 3.5

Edit: So the brewer contacted me within minutes of posting this review. Not a fan of breweries questioning peoples reviews, but they did seem more concerned about the freshness of the can. (BB04MAY15) As I explained in my response, I think it's a personal preference thing. Nothing wrong with this beer, just not my ideal dipa. Steasy66 drank a can from the same 4 (maybe 6?) pack and thought it was stellar ...and that guy is a way bigger hater than me!! :-P (1,479 characters)

Photo of Premo88
3.32/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. can poured into tulip
(best before July 7, 2015 printed on bottom of can)

L: hazy orange/gold that's mostly clear (can see bubbles in it) with small white head of foam ... maybe 1/4 of an inch tall, but it is lacing a bit

S: sweet floral hops with a hint of green/grass

T: super sweet caramel, almost candy apple-like, with a floral bitter bite. the caramel is super pervasive, never allowing for much bitter.

F: really crisp and bubbly; the taste is so carameled-up that it seems like it should be super thick and slick syrupy, but it's not ... amazingly, it comes off almost like a lager, light and crisp. as it warms, it starts to get a bit more syrupy, but it's still very light for the style.

O: super sugar sweet with the caramel taste overpowering all. if you love caramel bombs, this might be as good as it gets. if you hate them, avoid at all costs. the 9.1% ABV is 100% hidden, and the 103 IBUs comes off as about 20 -- it really is like a caramel soda, ridiculously sweet. (1,005 characters)

Photo of Footballtennishockeygolf
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

The fruity aromas and intense sweetness at the initial sip take over for a nice hoppy, bitter finish. Some may find the flavor too intense; but with a 9.1% ABV, I think this a very well crafted beer that is definitely worthy of a sampling. (239 characters)

Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 684 ratings.