Resin - Sixpoint Brewery

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Ratings: 3,888
Reviews: 724
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 233
Gots: 735 | 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:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4neeh3ziWw  "
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Photo of match1112
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a big rocky dirty white head rises three fingers tall and settles rather slowly leaving large clumps of lacing on the glass. resiny pine greets the nose with bready and caramel malts having its back. tastebuds are greeted with a full onslaught of thick oily resin hops. luckily the malts are well balanced in this beer to help soften the bitterness. there is also a herbal garden flavor on the backend. mouthfeel is medium body with an oily feel. carbonation is very well done. and the bitter end is short lived. overall this is a really good dipa, but for me i prefear more citrus than pine.

Photo of znichols
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Hazy orange with a half-inche white head. The head doesn't last long; begins to turn into frosty capping after about a minute. Lacing is nice. Looks solid.

S- Aroma is big on pine with light nuances of sweet malt and a touch of fresh grass. Not as massive as expected but very nice.

T- The taste follows the aroma. I expected Sixpoint to take an Over-the-top approach to the 2x IPA. Not so. Very deep and complex. Big bitterness. Soft lemon. Pine sap. Light malt. As suggested, very resinous. Subtle alcohol creeps in near the end as well as a lasting bitterness. Not the most flavorful IPA in the world, but very refined and enjoyable.

M- Medium bodied with a super slick mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation. This aspect shines for me.

O- I expected a little bit of a heftier beer here, but this is nice. Very piney with substantial bitterness and light citrus notes. Might not seek out, but wouldn't be opposed to trying again.

Photo of ColForbinBC
3.79/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a pint glass

A translucent orange body with some stray bubbles pushing north. A two finger ecru colored cap rises and falls fairly fast, settling to form some patches of foam and chunky rings of lace revealing the sip marks.

The aroma is subdued. Toasted biscuits with a little bit of sticky pine. Subtle white grapefruit and orange. Not getting a big nose here at all.

Hops come through a lot more on the palate. Burst of white grapefruit and orange up front. Some lightly toasted biscuits and caramel emerge mid-palate. The finish is a rush of bitterness, filled with pine resin and white grapefruit. There is a good amount of heat from the rather high abv in the finish.

Medium body with, a little sticky, with a good amount of lingering bitterness.

A solid DIPA, good standby to have in the fridge, much like all of the canned offerings from Sixpoint.

Photo of Florida9
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy pale yellow. Forms a very large billowing off-white head that shows sme excellent retention and leaves a copious amount of lacing on the way down. Aroma is a mix of sweet malts, pine, citrus, and even a hint of the floral. Taste starts off surprisingly sweet. Orange and citrus. Very little pine or resin on the first few sips, but the resin becomes much more pronounced over the course of the beer until it becomes almost overpowering on the palate. Body is on the heavier side of medium with appropriate carbonation and a powerful, astringent bitterness. Overall, a very nice beer that develops nicely as you drink it.

Photo of akorsak
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've been meaning to try this for a month or so now; a growler filled at Al's.

A: The ale (I'll refrain from IPA/DIPA/Red Ale discussions for now), is a darker amber color, still transparent but aggressively dark. Orange highlights provide a visual richness. Plenty of head, lacing in successive layers.

S: The hops are apparent, citrusy pine with fresh cracked pepper. This one is matched by plenty of caramel malts - another near barleywine. The confluence of scents is strong though, pine a finishing touch after the ale is nice and room temperature-like.

T: Plenty of flavor, I'm just not sure where to place this one. The hops are strong, oily with pine and citrus. Black peppercorns add kernels of heat. The malts are caramel, lightly roasted with a fullness that deftly cuts through the hops. The whole package is big and I'm still not quite sure how to interpret it; stylistically it is not a DIPA but I'm digging it. The thick hops linger on my palate, a lasting reminder of the ale.

M: Plenty of hops and plenty of malts, but it doesn't get into barleywine territory (I retract my earlier remarks to the contrary). It's unusual but I think that that is the point.

Photo of Durtdiggler
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange/Amber is color poured from a 12oz energy drink type can :) into New Glarus pint glass. 3 finger creamy head and keeps lot of retention. A bit hazy.

Smells of orange peel, pine, slightly sweet and sticky. Well balanced. The pine is subtle. The hops not as complex for this style but it all goes together well.

Taste is bready, slightly sweet balanced by huge bitternes but finishes very clean.

Mouth feel medium body with balanced carbonation and softness without that flat syrupy feel that succumbs others ive tried. Goes down easier than the Abv suggests.

The drink ability for this style beer is absolutely amazing. Not as overpowering versus some of the other DIPAs. Its all what your in the mood for. $8 for the 4 pack, absolute value for this beer. I plan on getting more.

Photo of n2185
3.57/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy orange with two fingers of white head that fades into a thin ring with a little lacing.

S: Lots of pineapple on the nose with notes of grapefruit and orange. Slight pine notes as well.

T: The taste is more grapefruit with slight orange and rind notes and a piny and resiny earthiness. The finish is moderately bitter.

M: Medium body with mid-low carbonation, this beer could use a bit more carbonation.

O: A pretty decent DIPA. Not great, but far from bad.

Photo of chanokokoro
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. can poured into a snifter

Pours a golden amber with a three finger fluffy white head with great retention. Quite a bit of beautiful lacing present as the head slowly subsides. A strong aroma of piney hops with undertones of fruity sweetness greets the nose. True to the name bold pine resin upfront, sweet malt in the middle, and the finish is piney and dry. Perfectly carbonated, with a strong malt backbone that lends to a medium-bodied brew, but one that doesn't interfere with the silky smoothness. A solid DIPA which would certainly be enjoyed by those that appreciate a drier finish.

Photo of cpolking
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a deep and dark amber and orange in color. There is a short head of off-white to very light brown foam.

The aroma is very piney, and (imagine that) resiny. There is also a full, round and over ripe fruitiness.

The taste is a very deep and toasted malt, piney hops, and an intensely bitter, herbal, almost burning, finish.

It is hard to believe that this is 9.1% ABV, it drinks quite smooth for its high alcohol, intense flavor and high IBU's.

Thanks to tone77 for this one.

Photo of summy
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma hit me in the face all the way from the table top! Mmmm....hops! Very nice looking beer, with somewhat of an odd color for an IIPA. More toward red than pale. Very nice head and lacing that hung around for the entire glass. Flavor was initially bitterness than followed closely by a nice malt presence, not overdone. Very nice beginning! Lots of piney, citrusy, minty, hops in the middle with some malt "juice" to back it up. Long dry, hoppy finish that had me dangerously cracking open another before company arrived.

Photo of JDizzle
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz can into an Imperial Pint glass. One of favorite names for a beer-the can design....not so much-looks like an energy beer.#diarreha

Bought a 4-pack of this at Kahn's for $7.99!! -Score!!!

First off, I notice the color is very dark amber. Even reddish with a foamy off white head with great lacing. It almost red looking in wierd light.

Smells like pine, resin, hop perfume, sweet, sugary, with a hint of leather?? Nice smelling beer, even if I don't like the color.

Hops blast through right away with intense bitterness. The bitterness lingers until the next sip. There is a sweet malty presence that balances it out. Wish there was more of a fruit presence, but still solid.

Mouthfell is pretty full with a bit too much carbonation to mix with the bitterness.

Overall a good DIPA. For the price..a really good DIPA!

Photo of bvdubn
3.71/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the 12oz (refridgerated) can into my Dogfish Head snifter.

The beer is a hazy dark copper color with a good finger worth of head that quickly dissipates.
The beer smells of hops… lots of Hops. It comes through with a lot of pine but as it warms the pine mellows a bit and the herbal notes come through.

At over a 100 IBU’s it stands to reason that it is initially very bitter. I noticed that as it warmed the bittnerness subsidided and the floral notes came to the forefront.


This is one of those IIPA’s that they just threw a ton of hops in and cranked up the IBU’s. It is a good, reasonably priced IIPA.

Photo of BrewerB
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BA trader sidebordz hooked me up with this beer per request. Cheers and thanks again Blake!

Pouring into a Delirium Tremens tulip. Good clarity with an amber color and a 1-2 finger crop of slightly rocky off-white foam. Great head retention and an attractive lace pattern sticks to the glass as the foam slowly settles.

Prominent sticky piney resiny hop aromas. Slight hint a citrus. Malty sweetness also detectable. Dank hop quality sneaks up as the beer continues to breathe.

Big upfront hoppy bite with a great balance of firm lightly toasted (but mostly clean) malty sweetness. Bitterness is high and lingers on into a medium, dry finish. Light fruity ester presence.

Medium bodied with a moderate-high carbonation level. Smooth alcohol warmth.

A great DIPA should maintain a level of drinkable and avoid being so heavy as to be a sipping beer. Sixpoint has done well to include enough malty sweetness to offset Resin's deluge of hop flavor and bitterness.

Photo of JoEBoBpr
3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip from a 12oz narrow can.

By far one of the nicest looking DIPAs out there. Very deep deep murky and hazy cooper color with some nice slight caramel and amber orange colors. THere is a nice 1 inch head that is a light ecru color with some nice dense bubbles and some great retention. Very nice lacing is left as the head slowly recedes.

Very apropos name. Resiny pine notes start off this brew with some nice flowery and herbal hop notes. A bit of a sticky nose with some nice hop juice notes and some slight tropical notes. There is also some slight caramel malt notes in there.

Interesting flavor profile. Starts off quite bitter and I cant quite place it right away. There is some nice caramel and toasty malt that try to shine through the intense resin and bitterness. There is some nice pine and also some nice citrus notes. As the brew warms the hop character can be more readily appreciated and its very intense and bitter. Mouthfeel is nice and refreshing with a nice dry intense bitterness.

Pretty good DIPA. Very nice pine hop notes and intense bitterness.

Photo of Ryan011235
2.48/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into an Allagash flute on 3/29/12

Best before 25 Nov 2012

Deep, hazy appearance. Honey and tangerine-hued. Pours a wimpy head, not even a finger's worth. It stands to reason the head doesn't hold well, finding only a soapy layer. Ok lace.

Aromas of pine tar, over-ripe citrus, onion, bubblegum, scented soap, flower petals, bread, caramel and overtones of alcohol wafting about. It's all rather bizarre.

The taste takes a page from the bizarre aroma; I can't shake the notion of flowers and bubblegum. Beyond that, there is a dense bitterness that shirks hop flavor in favor of headache medicine. Sure, there are undercurrents of pine and skeevy citrus, but it's mostly just rampant bitterness. Well, rampant bitterness and malt. Bread, yeast, grain and a hint of caramel.

Medium full body with sugar granules swaying back and forth. Carbonation is moderate, maybe even on the low side; I like that.

Overall impression - It's never a good thing when the product description of a DIPA refers to "encroaching malt sweetness."

Photo of oberon
3.67/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the can into a nonic a clear copper color with a rather thin head that was gone quickly with only a trace of lace left behind.Sticky resinious hops like the name suggests dominates the nose along with some sweet alcohol and a hint of brown sugar.There is a definint hit of hops on the palate but they dont hit hard they seem to roll across the palate wich isn't bad but it's not full on like expected,mild caramel and more assertive alcohol sweetness creeps.The sweetness isn't to big like to many of the style but the hops could pack a little more puch,I love Sixpoint but this I only kinda liked.

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

Got surprised with a can from a friend. God bless dakkon54!

Pour is initially a slightly hazy deep straw color with a thick white head. The smell is much more balanced than I expected. It has a a powdery sweet malt backbone with a hint of resinous hops. he taste follows in suit. Sweet malt backbone stands out, with the resinous and citric hops coming in to balance things out.

The scary part is that its drinkable. Way too drinkable for the ABV. I would buy this if it was in NC.

Photo of kevanb
4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It pours a copper honey color with mild haziness and a small amount of sediment in the glass. A nice finger and a half of white head sits atop the beer and has pretty solid retention with great sticky soapy lacing. The aroma is really dank, the name Resin is definitely earned here. Big hazy hops, lots of earthiness and pine aromas, huge grapefruit presence balances the dirtier, earthier hops. Nice malt backbone supports the huge hop presence, not overly bready, a bit sweet and some alcohol comes through. Nice citrus flavors jump out at the tongue, along with some sweet tropical fruits, a la pineapple, but quickly turns earthier and grassier and very dry. There is definitely a nice contrast between the dry, sappy, bitter hops and a nice citrusy, tropical juiciness. The body is big and full, higher than expected carbonation but it’s not overly prickly or annoying.

Verdict: Rock solid DIPA from Sixpoint and so far, my favorite offering. The flavors are dank yet juicy with a nice resinous aroma. It’s a bit too dry and leaves a bit of a cottonmouth feeling but it’s definitely worth checking out if you can get it.

Photo of peabody
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a nice yellow amber with two fingers of white/offwhite suds. Lacing here.
Smell is hoppy and clean with citris notes and sugarmalt. You can smell the alcohol but it is way in the back.
Taste is sweet and bitter for the most part. Not a lot of fruityness but a well balanced IPA. No alcohol detected here of any account.
Mouthfeel is a little sticky but the palate is cleansed quickly. Only the sticky resin:) is left.
Overall this is a good IPA out of a can. Would buy again for the convenience of the can and the good taste of the IPA.

Photo of scootny
4.6/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Resin. The name alone conjures images of hop cones freshly picked and dripping. It rolls of the tongue and leaves hanging expectations of IPA bliss.

It does not disappoint. The pour yields a prodigious head and lots of lace and retention. The brew is cloudy with hop oil and a dark burnt orange. I bring my glass to my nose and I am thinking Pliny the Elder. So West Coast in the aroma. The hops are piney and underpinned with heavy caramel. Some citrusy notes as well. The sweetness flows into the pine hop signature so much that it seems like Christmas in my glass. There is a nice toasted multigrain breadiness with an English style yeast fruitiness. Taste is so good. This is a hop bomb to be sure but the malt core is so well mated to it that it deserves equal praise. A deep sweet caramel malt that has lots of bread on the palate. Toasted grains and flavorful bread crust. A surprising fruitiness that brings an English complexity. Hops flex with a one two punch of big pine and a grapefruit. Heavy hop oiliness in the finish that leaves lingering bitterness and grapefruit skin with the faintest bit of mint. Smooth carbonation with a lighter feel leads to exceptional drinkability. You sip and savor this all while you want to session it. There is some weight and chew to the brew but it is still supple and fluid on the tongue. It goes down easily.

What a great beer. This is an east coast Pliny and I will put it up against any IIPA out there. One of my desert island beers at this point as it is super drinkable and extreme at once. This is an exceptional beer.

Photo of nrbw23
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a rich copper color with a nice beige head. Head has good retention and leaves some really nice lacing.

S- Smell is a huge amount of tropical fruits. A touch of pine in here as well. A fairly strong malt back bone too with caramel malts.

T- A good amount of hops and bitterness. Again quite a bit of tropical fruits and pine. A good amount of bittereness too.

M- Medium in body and carbonation.

O- This one is very easy to drink and will sneak up on you for sure. A great brew for sure.

Photo of bamadog
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I'm loving the move to cans that some breweries are making. Hopefully it's cost effective enough that more can do it as well. Review is from notes taken on 4/6/2012 and poured from the can to a pint glass.

Appearance: Pour is a hazy golden/coppery color and it starts with just a short, slightly off-white head that fades to nothing but a faint, thin and incomplete skim; as mentioned, body is a little hazy but still has enough clarity to see through and the uneven carbonation -- some slow and fat, some thin and quick; fair rings of lacing are left behind.

Smell: A little weaker than I thought it would be, but I can pull out a fair amount of sweet maltiness with a firm set of citric hops -- I'm reminded of orange peel and grapefruit.

Taste: Not too shabby, not too shabby at all; hops come through more in the flavor and there's a strong orange peel, grapefruit presence to them, but it's pretty raw and spicy, like raw hope cones; nice malt backbone balances out the hops; alcohol is present, but the hops help it blend in nicely.

Mouthfeel: Sticky. Very sticky. Body is of moderate weight and the carbonation is present enough to keep it lively; thick, thick sticky coating is left all over the mouth and it's fantastic.

Overall: Pretty good overall, and the price point isn't awful for what you get out of it. I do wish the smell was more robust, though, as it's such an important part of these bigger beers in brining out the intensity of the flavors. I will be more than happy to drink my remaining three.

Photo of cosmicevan
3.56/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

can picked up locally...best before 11/23/2012. enjoyed from a brooklyn snifter.

a - brew poured a classic murky semi-transparent orange with a generous frothy off white ipa head. as the head fizzled away, huge milkshake like chunks of lacing clung to the glass...essentially coating the side.

s - somewhat muted, but nice citric sweetness. the hops are there, but have a very crisp and clean smell...much more bready malt than i had expected...definitely not the sticky sweaty piny smell that makes my mouth water.

t - interesting and different. very resiny. caramel and bready malt with some hoppiness on the finish that tails off with a touch of bitterness.

m - somewhat thick. bitter on the finish.

o - overall, not your classic iipa, but not bad. if you are looking for a hop explosion, this brew doesn't have it, but if you are not a huge hophead, this is the iipa you've been waiting for. good beer, but for the iipa world, it is decent and doesn't hang with the big boys.

Photo of MasterSki
3.49/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Alewife in Baltimore. Served in a tulip.

A - A finger of off-white foam settles to a thick cap, leaving behind glass-coating lace - great retention. Very dark transparent amber-brown body.

S - Surprisingly malt-forward - not sure how fresh this keg is. Some pine, onion, a bit of alcohol, and a hefty caramel and red fruit malt backdrop. There's also an odd glue note mixed in there.

T - Taste is a bit better, as the alcohol is better hidden and the off-flavors have dissipated. Still fairly malty and sweet, but with herbal and grapefruit bitterness in the back end that intensifies but never quite reaches palate-wreaking.

M - It's certainly resinous, with plenty of residual oily hops coating the teeth. Medium-full body, moderate carbonation, juicy and sticky texture, and some warming alcohol presence.

D - Merely OK. I much preferred the Deviant Dale's I had earlier in the day, so I can't see much reason to bother with this one again. I'd give it another shot if I knew it was a super-fresh keg/can, just to see if this was old but that's about it.

EDIT: Just had a can dated BB Nov. 23rd, 2012, and it was significantly better. Definitely a B+. Hopefully I can get something straight off the line and re-review.

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.38/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clean orange-ish to yellow in color with a light tan head. In the aroma, light orange citrus and dry hops. In the taste, sticky orange citrus to a mellow pine hop, a small alcohol presence in the end. A small hop bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry hop with small citrus and a hint of alcohol in the aftertaste. A bit dry, mellow hops, a bit boozy, and just about average.

Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 3,888 ratings.