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Resin - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

3,064 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,064
Reviews: 600
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.81%
Wants: 163
Gots: 315 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
An ode to the sticky quintessence of hops that never forgoes balance. This piney, resinous Double IPA clocks in at over 100 IBUs.

(Beer added by: Jason on 01-10-2012)
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Photo of Jason
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz can with a freshness date on the bottom.

LOOK: Ruddy amber, clear with a killer looking head

SMELL: Soft pine, minty, lemon pith, fresh cut grass, toasted bread, papaya, faint caramel, estery, citric zest

TASTE: Dank hops, resin, pine sap, spearmint, mild tobacco, pungent, bitter, smooth, full-ish body, caramel, toasted grain, warming alcohol, juicy fruit, bitter-sweet finish

This beer puts its arm around my palate, being a pal and all then slams it a few times just to keep it in check, sip after sip this happens and I keep on going back for more. The sweetness underneath lures me in and a bushel of hops smacking me in the face is my reward.

Jason, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light amber color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains grassy hops, fruity citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with sweet flavors of citrus and caramel that are followed by a strong piney hops bitterness. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a solid 2IPA to drink for a long time.

TheManiacalOne, May 31, 2012
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Lookie what Sixpoint is up to, now that I have departed Brooklyn. Love the cans, of course.

My evening's beer-ings have been so dismal I was really wanting to end things on a higher note; so I went to this.

Resin is an appropriate name for this. Definitely has that syrupy piney thing going on. Kind of one dimensional, but it's nice. Good body and character. I can deal with this well over all the other mediocre crap of the night.

RblWthACoz, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of nickfl
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with one and a half fingers of white foam on top of a perfectly clear, copper colored body. The. Head settles at a modate pace and leaves nice, sticky lace.

S - Pungent, pine hops with some oniony spicy notes and toffee in the background.

T - Sicy hops and sweet, bready malt up front. Sweaty hops with more sweet malt in the middle and a finish of orange, grapefruit and toffee malts with moderate bitterness.

M - Medium body, moderately high carbonation, and a somewhat sweet finish.

D - Very nice, kind of an i betweener style wise as some of the more bold bakeries might call this a regular IPA. But whatever it is, it's very good with a pungent hop aroma and a flavor that is nearly as well done.

nickfl, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Okay what gives are we jacking Red Bull cans? Is it too much of a liability to serve four packs of 9.1% alcohol by volume pounders to adults who drive planes, trains, and automobiles. Probably so, that's understandable.

Resin, man potheads are going to love this beer, they think you've just written them a love letter when you name a beer Resin. I get it because I'm a hophead, but the cannabis culture will embrace this green can, then they'll turn it into a smoking piece. Reduce, reuse, recycle.

Appears a turbid dark crimson, almost looks like a barleywine or an East Coast DIPA sometimes those two are interchangeable. Lacing is fine head is light khaki, overall I'm ready to try it.
Think green vegetables a hint of chlorophyll, onion, and a fat kid who drank too much orange juice and keeps farting your pool, it's a little bit chemical it's a litte bit dank. I would hypothesize that there's a little bit of spicy rye in the malt bill.

Flavor is a bit medicinal, a bit citric with crushed aspirin, harsh waves of alcohol...some sweet caramelized malts peaking through the storm of bitterness...103 IBUs. The malts also have a bitter dark chocolate note if that makes any sense in this cluster fuck of a DIPA. There's a nice onion finish to it that keeps me burping up the fresh cut vegetable aka green dry hopping in every can.

Mouthfeel a harsh dry bitterness, comes across the palate with a cluster of malt sweetness cloyingly sweet, and alcohol levels that are just uncomfortable in any case. Cabonation mellow body is big and of course...RESINOUS.

Overall a beer that I don't care to have on a regular basis if ever again, who should I give my last can away to? I only bought two 12 ounces I will stick with my pounders of Bengali Tiger and Righteous Ale instead.

WVbeergeek, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of Kegatron
2.73/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz can into a tulip glass.

Pours a crystal clear coppery ruby, with 2 ½ fingers of foamy off-white head. This settles down into a frothy ½ finger that just drenches the sides of the glass with creamy spotty lacing. The aroma smells of pine, with leafy tones, spice, and dank tropical fruit. Light caramel and bread sit with some heft along the back. This seems to need a bit more airiness to it from the hops to help float those flavors around a bit more in the nostrils. As this stands now, things just sit heavy in the nose with piney and sticky warmth.

The taste shows the sweetness up front, with notes of caramel, ripe fruit, and toasted bread, which is all wrapped up in a herbal feel that spreads out across the palate. More assertive hop flavors include a little grapefruit and pine up front but this ends with a fierce finish of resins, spice, and a raw bitterness that sticks hard. The mouthfeel is medium to fuller bodied, with some crispness on the edges and then more of a slick chewiness that spreads out across the back. I’m unfortunately getting a bit too much alcohol out of this as well and while it’s not stinging, it does accentuate all of that aggressive hop character to an uncomfortable degree at times.

I didn’t really care for this. It’s balanced enough up front but get’s way too pushy with the hops in the backend of the profile, which ultimately leaves this warm, sticky, and bitter with an overall feel that just sits a little too heavy in the nose and mouth. This is yet another disappointing canned offering from Sixpoint.

Kegatron, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of russpowell
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

BBD of 10 Aug 2013

Pours a slightly chill-hazed honey color with 2+ fingers of pearl colored head. Nice lacing & head retention

S: Breadyness & a hint of pine, plus grapefruit as this warms

T: Big-time pine, grapefruit, hints of pear & toffee up front. Orange peel& grapefruit as this warms, then more pineyness, then a bit of pear, woody hops, caramel & dryness. Finishes with with pink grapefruit, dryness, woody hops, & pineyness

MF: Medium bodied, fairly sticky, great balance & smooth carbonation

A good DIPA that lives up to its name, I thought these cans were pints for some reason, still a decent value & pretty drinkable

russpowell, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of MasterSki
3.5/5  rDev -14%
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.

MasterSki, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of Slatetank
3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Shady McGrady's -served chilled in a pint.

The color is deep amber with hazed clarity and thick long lasting cream cap. The smell is both floral and sweet with some interesting earthy and slight pine aromas with a nice herbaceous quality. The feel is viscous and moderately sweet with slight bitter tinge and mild fruity element with semi-sweet finish and moderate carbonation level. Very low impact of alcohol on the palate.

The taste is good with some nice malt flavor but does have a lot of body to go along with that. I enjoy the hop flavors and some slight sweetness combines with the mild pine for an interesting taste of herbal and slight fruity note which is lightly astringent too. The alcohol is there but I was really shocked when I read the abv here because it doesn't have much of that in the taste really at all. I enjoyed this but it is not your normal double, very balanced with malt and comes off more like a strong ale since it is not as hop forward, but I did enjoy it for what it is so Kudos to Sixpoint for that.

Slatetank, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a great beer, appropriately named. the can looks like an energy drink, and the beer feels supercharged like one as well. pouring a cloudy orangey sticky color with a thick and creamy white head. the nose and taste are identical in this beer. its hops all the way, almost like oil extracts or something, the hops are very intense. some pine, but mostly just bitter from a flavor standpoint. its also quite yeasty, which I think fleshes out the hops in a good way, makes the beer more dynamic. there is a lot of dankness to this, resinous as hell, perfectly named. at first I was down on the can, but now I know it makes this unique beer stand out even more, and its also about the correct dose, much more of this and I would be shitfaced. scarily easy drinking though with a really refreshing creamy feel and plenty of little bubbles making it move. all the sixpoint beers ive had so far have been phenomenal, and this is the best of the bunch for me to date. deserves to be mentioned with some of the big boys of this genre, every bit as good as them all. get some if you can.

StonedTrippin, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of drabmuh
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from an annoying looking can into a Three Floyds pint glass. I don't have a sixpoint glass, hint hint.

I'm dinging the appearance on this beer just because of the style of can used, don't do this again, you've been warned. Beer is dark amber with a mild haze, off white tan head, small bubbles, nice lacing. Looks good.

Aroma is strong, piny, earthy, sweet, a little malty, mild alcohol perhaps, smells awesome actually.

Beer is pretty heavy, chewy with hops, strongly bitter on the backend, very strong flavors, strong throughout, a little alcohol up front, a very in my face beer all around, this is a little malty but forgivable, a really nice big IPA here. I'm looking forward to another one, but that means I'm going to have to hold one of those annoying cans again. I have some serious thinking to do.

drabmuh, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of jlindros
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Interesting tall boy slim can.

Pours a fizzy almost 1 finger off white head that fades semi slowly with bits of lacing, a hazy auburn mahogany colored beer.

Nose brings lots of resinous hops, as it promises, musty fresh light resin, light candied orange peel, citrus, hint of tangerine, a sweet caramel malt base, and hint of booze.

Taste starts with more resinous hops, a bit musty, hint of pine and orange peel, very light citrus and tangerine, fairly bitter. Then malts wash in, light caramel reddish toasty malts, with a light booze, and candy flavors. It has that candied orange peel with the resinous hops. It might be borderline astringent if the big sweet malts to back it up weren't there. Finish is drier but still a bit sweet, quite bitter, lingering resinous hops, slight almost astringent, and a bit of citrus lingering.

Mouth is med to a bit fuller bodied, decent carb some warming booze.

Overall it delivers what it promises, but not quite drinkable as it's so bitter, resinous, sweet, and a bit boozy. Nice flavors though, and typical well done IPA from Sixpoint.

jlindros, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of oline73
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a mostly clear amber color with just under a finger of creamy off white head. As the head fades it leaves some lacing.

Smell: I'm getting some citrus peel hops along with some tropical fruit notes. I'm getting some malt sweetness behind the hops.

Taste: Less sweet and juicy than the smell. Unfortunately, the juicy tropical notes don't show up in the taste. There is a ton of grapefruit peel hop bitterness. I'm getting some malt in the background, but it's not too sweet. The finish is bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with lots of fluffy carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I thought this was a very good double IPA. It smelled fantastic and the taste fell just short, but I still enjoyed it.

oline73, Jul 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

mendvicdog, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a light orange color with a white head. The aroma is full of resinous pine, with some sweet candy notes also thrown in. I also get a bit of toffee and biscuit malt in the aroma. The flavor is very similar. The pine and resin notes are very apparent, but there is also some juicy orange citrus thrown in for good measure. The biscuit malt is also present and keeps the bitterness in check, although it is definitely present. The hop flavors are very bold and are very well done. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. An excellent Double IPA. Glad to have this one in Texas.

Mora2000, Sep 20, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 03/16/12 notes. Thanks to BigSexy410 for sharing this one. Poured from what appears to be a green red bull can into a tulip.

a - Pours a dark amber color, with one inch of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of piney hops, fruity malts, lightly sweet, earthy notes. Ton of hops, very nice.

t - Tastes of pein hops, resin, sweet fruity malts, floral hops. Some bitterness in the taste and a little sweet; not as great as the nose.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation, with a little bit of a btiter kick.

o - Overall a pretty nice beer. I prefer their Bengali Tiger to this but still nice and has a load of pine hops in the nose. Worth having, would have it again.

mdfb79, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of jwc215
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours golden amber with a foamy off-white head. Lacing sticks.

The smell is of resin, pine, herbal/floral notes.

The taste shows the name is appropriate. Resin upfront and throughout. As bitter as it is - and it is - a caramel-ish backbone adds sweetness that keep the hops in balance and adds fullness and smoothness. Alcohol well-covered.

Full-bodied, full-flavored, but not thick.

Resinous, bitter, big and bold, this is "too" easy to drink. Strong but smooth. If you like a strong pine/resin character with a touch of caramel, this is certainly strongly recommended! Very nice DIPA to say the least!

jwc215, May 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Rochefort10nh, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

DrunkinYogi, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of smcolw
3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy orange-amber color. For a bar-pour head, quite extensive.

Nice, fresh floral hop to the nose. No malt. Classic strong IPA.

Mild malt and then a grapefruit infused hop explosion. Smooth body, but comparatively thin to other IPAs. No truly an DIPA, closer to the American version of an IPA.

smcolw, Feb 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

MarkyMOD, Dec 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

XmnwildX12, May 08, 2014
Photo of beernads
4/5  rDev -1.7%

beernads, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of Gavage
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a slightly cloudy reddish orange color with a 1/2" head.

Smell: loads of grapefruit and pine rise from the glass.

Taste: caramel, grapefruit, pine, and a sharp biting bitterness is wrapped in an earthy tone. Alcohol is mildy noticeable.

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy in body. Lightly crisp to start, smooth and very dry at the finish. Long lasting aftertaste as the bitterness and grapefruit linger onthe tongue forever.

Overall: a slow sipping big bitter DIPA. Satisfies the need for hops, and any hophead would enjoy this.

Gavage, Jul 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

oriolesfan4, May 30, 2013
Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 3,064 ratings.