Resin - Sixpoint Brewery

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Reviews: 731
Hads: 4,090
Avg: 4.05
pDev: 25.19%
Wants: 242
Gots: 839 | FT: 9
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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 barleywinefiend
3.45/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a clear amber color with ok carbonation leaving a one finger off white head which fades leaving a small amount of bubbles and minimal lacing

S: Big pine needle and resinous hops are right up front with a pinch of orange peel

T: Piney and resinous hops, a good dose of hop oils, some lingering orange peel but there is a potent malt bill that makes it a little sweeter. The finish is a bit sticky, slick and sweet with a nice bittering finish

M: Medium bodied. Sticky sweet, fuller mouthfeel.

O: An IPA that lives up to it's name. Balanced.

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Photo of plaid75
3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy copper hue with a two finger frothy white head. There was very good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a resinous piney hop coupled with an earthy caramel.

The taste was obviously driven by the abundance of balmy piney hops. A full caramel malt tempered the flavor a bit.

The mouthfeel was full with a lingering bitterness.

Overall a tasty DIPA with a uprising attempt at balance.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.89/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Thanks to korguy123 for this one. Poured in to Founders tulip.
Best before 30 JUL 12

A - Hazy medium orange with two fingers of thick, foamy khaki coloured head with decent retention and great lacing.

S - Big sweetness up front with caramel malts. Moderate bitterness is present with some floral and grassy hop aromas. Reminiscent of an English IPA, which typically isn't my thing.

T - An assertive bitterness up front with floral, grassy and pine flavours from the hops. A huge malt sweetness provides an adequate backbone for the hoppiness and some caramel notes. Not finding any typical American IPA flavours here, yet this is still really good (despite the nose telling me that I likely wouldn't care for it).

M - Medium to full body with a good sludgy mouthfeel. Lots of tongue-coating hop oils. A remarkable mouth feel.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a tulip)
A- This beer pours a hazy orange body with a thin cream head that fades to a ring after a few sips but sticks to the glass with each sip. There is a sluggish microcarbonation.

S- The new sneaker green hops turns woody and pungent as it finishes with some softer green citrus notes.

T- The green musty pine wood hops has some grass notes to it in the finish. There is a nice fresh pale malt hint and some candy grapefruit notes that show up as it warms aswell.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a gentle carbonation but no alcohol heat.

O- This beer has a nice rich hop character with a strong malt support but it is not bitter so it is really sessionable.

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Photo of akorsak
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

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Photo of vfgccp
4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Apricot body. White head with ok retention and lace.

S - Bright mandarin orange, honey, and warm alcohol.

T - Deep caramel sugar with a thick, resiny woody bitterness that coats your palate. Orange fruit center. Lingering honey and a pine resin finish.

M - Medium/full with nice carbonation.

O - A fantastic brew. Unique hop character loaded with sweet woody bitters.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Received in a very nice box today from JxExM.. Thanks a bunch Justin!! Best by July 9th, 2013... I would guess that is pretty damn fresh. Poured into my HotD goblet... 2 finger sorta yellowish head has great retention and lacing... the brew is hop-hazed orange.

Huge piney/grapefruit zest hoppiness is sorta muted by a seemingly IMO too big malt profile... plenty of pale malt and lesser toasty maltiness.

Bejeezus... bitter, but still pretty inviting... again big piney hoppiness with pithy grapefruit.. finish is sorta lingering floral hoppiness... There is still plenty of malt on the palate, but it is in the background and only helps carry the hops... Somehow this never really becomes a palate ripper, instead it is honestly pretty balanced.

Thicker than many DIPA's but a good carbonation asks for another sip.

Thanks again Justin, my tasting group has had these a few times, but I always wanted to give one a proper review.


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Photo of Axnjxn
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can poured into a DFH tulip shaped pint glass. Best by Aug 10 2013

Pours a dark copper color with a large, lasting white head. The aroma is a good citrusy, hoppy smell. Not too strong and not too weak. The taste of the beer is... odd. Not exactly what i was expecting. Not a hop bomb by any stretch of the imagination. Bitter up front but theres something unique about the bitterness that is hard to place. its got sort of a sweet kick to it, i suppose. Not sure how i like this honestly. Good feel, Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Overall this beer is extremely unique in its flavor. Cant say its my favorite, but its definitely worth a try.

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Photo of Rhettroactive
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From tap to stemmed glass on 3/18/12 at Whole Foods Fair Lakes
*From notes

-- Thanks to Tripphop for the generous pour --

A: Dark and cloudy orange. Tight one finger head. The thick, white collar that follows is impressive.

S: Bittering and ever so juicy hop oil bites my nostrils, preparing me for what's to come.

T: The name "Resin" speaks for itself. Like the nose, this is a pure hop bomb. Rather intense, but the more I get into it, the more it lays back and mellows out. It's certainly in your face, and at times is borderline "oniony", but it's kept in check and by the time I'm halfway finished, I'm really, really into this.

M: Not the thick beer I feel needs to carry the hop profile, but it'll suffice.

O: One of the better offerings from Sixpoint to date. If you like your pores to ooze humulus lupulus, give this bad boy a whirl.

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Photo of tobelerone
3.53/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy orange-copper color with a small but fluffy white head that settles down slowly and some spotty lacing. Very hoppy aroma, yes, resinous, lots of pine, some citrus, a whiff of fusel alcohol underneath.

Not my favorite DIPA or Sixpoint offering. Booze was way too in-your-face present; harsh; sharply bitter and resinous hoppiness with a weak malt backbone underneath. Just felt a little out-of-whack and overly boozy. Light citrus and caramel sweetness also in there. Just not loving this particular blend of these flavor notes.

Medium-bodied, moderately carbonated, just a little syrupy in a way that didn’t help the booziness. Not all that fun to drink even for a hop-bomb. I’d take a Hoptimum or GF Palate Wrecker over this one in a heartbeat. Not terrible but not my particular cup of tea for the already crowded DIPA style.

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

12oz can purchased as part of a 4-pack from somewhere localish.

Poured into an Mayflower nonic, formed a 1/2" orangey beige head over the cloudy similarly hued brew. Head lasts well, with lasting lace. Aroma is juicy pine and citrus hops.

Taste is sweet upfront, a peek of citrus in the center, and ample piney bittnerness through the close, with a lingering alcohol warmth. Mouthfeel is smooth, and drinkability is good also, esp for the style. Leans more towards flavor than bitter for bitter's sake, which is fine by me.

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

Poured from 12oz can into a dimpled mug. Best by October 2015, so it's not brand new but it's still got a couple months left.

Appearance: light golden-orange hue with a light haze and a moderate effervescence. Head is two fingers of frothy ivory foam. I like it.

Smell: a piney, resiny hop character dominates the aroma. There's a rather sweet malt base underneath, as well; quite good.

Taste: much like the aroma, it's got a massive malt base with a ton of sweetness and those same dank, resiny, piney hops. Bitterness builds pretty solidly toward the end of the palate; it's good stuff.

Mouthfeel: medium-rich body with a moderate carbonation and a decent creaminess. The richness of the body makes up for the imperfect creaminess, though, I'd say.

Overall: a solid double IPA. it doesn't exactly blow me away, but it's a very well-crafted beer.

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Photo of beertunes
3.38/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to brooklynbrews for this one. Poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a lightly golden amber color with 3/4 of an inch of off-white head that had OK retention and good lacing.

The beer had a big hop aroma, mostly citrus, with very little malt showing through. The taste was pretty much the same, with a bit more malt base showing up, very much a hop forward brew, fairly typical for the style.

The body was a bit fuller than average. Drinkability was decent for a big IPA. Overall, a fairly average ImpIPA. Worth trying if you see it.

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Photo of tone77
3.38/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark auburn color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of piney hops. Taste is dominated by hops, piney, some citrus, a touch of alcohol, considerable bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall, while not a bad beer, I felt it lacked balance and was to hop forward.

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Photo of cjgator3
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz can poured into a pint. The aroma is filled with fresh citrusy hops with some pine in there as well. Very nice! The taste like the aroma is obviously dominated by the fresh hops. There is a nice sweet malt backbone, which I do enjoy more than the drier IPAs. Finally, there is some warmth in the finish from the alcohol. This can for my review is fresh and that makes a huge difference with this beer as it does for most IPAs. Drink this FRESH, DO NOT AGE! Cheers Sixpoint!

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Photo of puboflyons
4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From the nifty looking thin 12 fl. oz. can stamped: Best Before 07 Jun 2013. Sampled on February 23, 2013 so it is still in the recommended freshness range.

It pours a cloudy orange-copper with an outrageous 3 inch fluffy off-white head that settles some but generally sticks around.

The hop aromas are more laid back than I would expect from an Imperial Double IPA. But they are wonderfully earthy and floral with a citrus zing to boot.

The body is about medium with a slight astringency.

The 9% ABV is incredibly well integrated into the taste. It is not noticeable in the least. The hop bitterness is also mellower than I would expect and subtle. What I like about this beer is that it is drinkable but you don't realize how much alcohol you are putting away until the end.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.57/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Can opened on 6.25.13 from a 4-pack I picked up in Chicago.

A - Pours a murky medium orange with a one inch yellow-tan soapy head with pretty good retention.

S - Pineapple, mango, tangerine and some grass.

T - More malty first, then orange citru and bitter hop grass finish.

D - Good carbonation and a medium body.

O - Malty and orange, the nose was great, but the taste wasn't quite there.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.58/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice dark amber liquid, caramel color, good carbonation and head on it. Aroma, more caramel, a little bit hoppy, not too much in terms of aromatics.

Taste, remarkably similar to Bigfoot with a year or two on it. Hop edge and bitterness are down, hop flavors of pine and citrus are evident though. Pretty viscous. Really should be discussed as a barleywine in my opinion, but at the same time, despite what the majority thinks, its just a matter of degree and subtle differences between some dipas and barleywines. Relatively easy to drink for a 9% beer. I like the unique can shape and size, its like you're holding an energy drnk. Really makes for good sneaking into college football games, security just thinks you are drinking some rare -bal red bull or something. I guess the resiny aspect might be because of the beer's stickiness and viscosity moreso than it being dank.

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Photo of dgilks
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy amber orange colour with a creamy, off-white head. Good head retention.

Resin. So much hop resin. Pine. Touches of sweet malt. Really good.

Sweet malt with a big-ass bitterness. Lots of hop oil and resin which backs up the bitterness with a piney bite. Well balanced. Orangey finish.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Slight alcohol warmth.

A solid IIPA. Great flavour which really meets what it says in the name head on.

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Photo of Brad007
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a mild amber with a one-finger head into my glass. It's got a greenish tint, likely from the hops?

A slab of pine resin slides off into my nose with a reminder of sweet malt underneath.

Oh boy. Can you say "resiny"? In fact, that's where most of the bitterness is. The malt doesn't kick in until the middle, leaving a searing bitterness.

Lingering resin clutters the mouth, leaving little room for anything else.

It's certainly full of resin. Unfortunately, I don't like it that much. There's no balance.

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Photo of rudzud
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Purchased a can of this at Julio's.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a deep crystal clear copper hue with a thick half a finger off white head that fades to a dense, spotty blanket with a nice thick halo.

S - Some slight carmel sweet malts, booze, and pine resin hops

T - Taste is very close to the nose. More of those sweet carmel malts (but not overly sweet like some DIPAS). Strong bitterness towards the end, lots of pine and grapefruit pith. Booze slightly jumps at the end with a nice faint, subtle tropical hop backtaste before it is overwhelmed by bitterness.

M - Mouthfeel is pretty darn good for a DIPA. Very drinkable and the ABV isnt harsh. The aftertaste is just solid bitterness.

O - Overall I liked this beer from Sixpoint, as I do most of their brews. Really drinkable IPA, almost dangerously so. Tasty beer.

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce can, stamp on the bottom says best before 26 November 2012. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a hazy golden/orange color with an inch off-white head that fizzled away quickly. There's a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like citrusy hops (tropical fruit, grapefruit), pine hops, and some caramel malt. I think the taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but there's some earthy/floral hops noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it has moderate carbonation and it's a bit creamy. I'd like to try this fresher in the future. It's a solid brew, but I prefer other Double/Imperial IPA's compared to this one. With that being said, this is still definitely worth trying.

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Photo of spinrsx
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz can from Bessette's Canton NY for 3$

Appearance - Hazy copper colour with a large size fizzy/frothy off-white coloured head. There an average amount of carbonation and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for over 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, hops, oranges, pineapple, caramel

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste hops and malts mixed with pineapple, apricots, and oranges. There is also a caramel sweetness and some pine/resin. It finishes with a pineapple/caramel aftertaste with a decent amount of lingering bitterness.

Overall - Definitely the best Sixpoint beer I've had so far. It has a nice amount hops and a good dose of fruitiness. Well worth trying if you happen to see it on the shelves.

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Photo of DrDemento456
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Well it looks dank. Color is a hazy deep brow with tons of carbonation resulting in a 1/2 inch of opaque colored head.

S - Smells moderately hoppy, more pine than citrus which is kind of a surprise in the DIPA category. Hopefully malt to balance.

T - Taste is resinous with bittering pine in the finish but not as much as expected to linger on the palate. Taste is pretty good overall with very little alcohol bite.

M - Medium bodied and carbonation is good.

Overall I expected this beer to be a hop punch in the mouth but ended up getting a sweet level of bittering hops with a high octane ABV. If I find a four pack I will get it again but a 3 dollar single was worth it.

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Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a golden orange body with reddish tint with a two-finger head and lace on top of a very earthy, piney citric hop aroma although there are touches of grapefruit and sweet malts. Medium bodied and smooth, this beer tastes like it smells with a prevelant hop taste profile, dirty, earthy citric hops with touch of grape and there is some minor sweetness (fruit hops or caramel?). Finishes clean with a little crispness thanks to carbonation and ABV is hidden. Affordable and dangerously high ABV sippin' DIPA that is a must try.

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Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
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