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Resin - Sixpoint Brewery

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3,057 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,057
Reviews: 600
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.81%
Wants: 162
Gots: 312 | 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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4/5  rDev -1.7%

InspectorBob, Oct 30, 2013
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4.05/5  rDev -0.5%

Transcribed from notes dtd Sa, 11 Feb 2012 written while at The Fridge in LNC, PA.

Well, it's here! The long-anticipated DIPA from Sixpoint and since I just had my mind blown by the CANned version, I have hied my sorry ass over to The Fridge to do a side-by-side, since it is still flowing from the taps and CANs are in abundance. Uh oh, it is clearly more clarified, although not bright, which causes me to wonder if they did any filtration in this iteration. If so, CAN FTW (for the win, not f**k the world as I used to default to as that acronym's meaning)! If not, then still CAN as that was clearly unfiltered. At this point, the epicurious began to join me, but I have done side-by-sides before and I am always surprised by the outcome as I used to default and say that draught beer is always better than in any other form but that is not always the case. Color was still the same beautiful coppery-red. Nose was not as pronounced, again begging the question of filtration. It was still very hoppy, but not a Pittsburgh handshake - a fistful of knuckles to the Murph, like its CANned counterpart. Mouthfeel was fuller and the caramel/toffee of the malt was more pronounced.

Bottom Line: The CAN version scratches an itch while the draught version only makes me want to scratch harder.

woodychandler, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of yourefragile
3.08/5  rDev -24.3%

Skinny 12 oz can poured into a nonic.

Pours a chilled but clear golden copper with finger of white foam head that fades quickly to a thin film and light lace. Biscuit malt and pine hop nose, slightly sweet and caramel like. Sweet and bready body with a light rye like spice and resiny citrus and pine bitterness in the finish. Medium thick and lightly carbonated body, slightly watery and thin. Finish is spicy, cardboard and pine bitterness. Not very appealing.

yourefragile, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of orangesol
3.63/5  rDev -10.8%

Served on-tap at Shady McGrady's during a recent Happy Hour trip.

A - Pours clear amber orange with a decent one finger tall off-white head leaving light lace down some of the glass.

S - Smells of pine needles, caramel malt and lots of resinous hops. Some booze creeps into the nose as it warms up but not as much as in the taste.

T - Start off with a big dose of hop bitterness slowly giving way to hints of pine, caramel malt and some citric fruit rind. The booze is there throughout, growing a little too strong at the end of the glass. Finish is a mix of sweetness and hop bitterness, lingering on the pallet for quite awhile after consumption.

M - Medium body with a strong, hoppy flavor and moderate carbonation. The booze and hops really started to wear on me about halfway through my glass.

O - I thought this one was decent. The hops and booze really started to take over as it sat in the glass, leaving me with about half a glass of beer that was kinda tough to finish. I will have to try a can some day and see if that is better.

orangesol, Mar 20, 2012
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3.45/5  rDev -15.2%

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.

barleywinefiend, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of Billolick
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%

12 ounce slim can, purchased as a single for $2.79 at DeCicco’s in Ardsley, N.Y.
No freshness info offered.
Pours medium almond amber, near clear. Light mocha head is retentive, and leaves all sorts of fine sheeting, a high collar and more then ample fields of lacing.

Densely pungent and near biting hops in the nose. As soon as the can is popped the resinous fumes invade the nostrils.

Flavorful, bold and fresh tasting DIPA. Notes of soft piney resins, ripe tropical fruits and overall hop soaked goodness.

Lusciously smooth mouthfeel, so easy to soak up and enjoy every ounce of this one. To be enjoyed over and over in the months to come.

Go get some of this high quality brew and enjoy.

Billolick, Feb 13, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev -13.3%

Thin 12oz can into a snifter. Thanks to Kegatron for gifting me with one of these to try. The brew pours a hazed burnt amber color with a mountainous frothy yellow stained tan head that is 3+ fingers strong. It completely coats the glassware with thick webby lace and slowly fades.

The smell of the brew lives up to the name. It opens with a bold hit of piney hops. Some herbs and fruity/floral quality mingle around with a touch of more herbal aspects that lean towards being weedy. There is some mineral character present that fills out the void along with a solid inclusion of toasty caramel malt. As it warms, a bit of citrus aspect comes out that takes this brew off in a new direction with more focus on rinds and fruity pulp. However, all the while there is a mineral aspect present that while not dominating is ever-present and slightly distracting.

The taste is surprisingly malty initially with a solid toffee to caramel sweetness. It blends into fruity hoppy bitterness that is resinous with a hint of pine, herbs and catty quality. There is a solid pithy aspect to this that leaves a flavor of oily rinds and pulp inside the mouth. The alcohol is present with an accenting fruity to fusel touch and warmth down the back of the throat. It finishes with a hint of that toasty malt that leans towards being a bit burnt but immediately goes back to herbal with a lasting modest bitterness.

This is a medium bodied brew with a moderate amount of carbonation. For a 9% brew it is fairly approachable. I like the resinous cling and decent contrast of maltiness to hops here. It seemingly was more crisp than you would expect for a brew of this strength. However, the mineral inclusion I could deal without. I like my hoppy brews with a bit of residual sweetness and this one had that. However, this one was primarily driven by some dank herbal hoppiness that completely overtook the brew and it almost became dull half way through the glass. A decent effort and worth seeking out to give a try but not something I would return to time and time again.

stakem, Mar 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

A: Pours a clear dark amber with a two finger light tan head and no visible carbonation. The head reduces to a thin layer of bubbles along the edge of the glass after a couple of minutes. Tones of lacing.

S: Definitely get aromas of pine hops followed by biscuit malts and caramel malts. Just the slightest hints of citrus/grapefruit hops.

T: The flavors are malty upfront followed by the pine and citrus and with a nice lasting bitterness.

M: Medium to full bodied with just shy of medium amounts of carbonation and a slight stickiness.

O: Love the fact that the can is like the large Red Bull can - something a little different than the normal can forma factor. Nice complexity in the smell and taste of the beer - not overly bitter so pretty easy to drink. Perfectly named with the piney aromas/flavors and the sticky mouthfeel.

dbrauneis, Feb 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

I really like this beer. I waited until I'd had a few four packs over the last few weeks to review it, but I've now decided it's one of my week-in-week-out beers. Beautifully balanced with just enough malt sweetness to balance the beautiful citrusy hops with a nice little bite of bitterness at the end. This is not an over the top beer, but one that has found the most important quality- wanting to go back to it again and again.

Georgiabeer, May 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

drewone, Jul 28, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev -4.7%

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.

akorsak, Apr 15, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +6.4%

(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.

rhoadsrage, May 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

duceswild, Jul 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

mothman, Jul 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

ejimhof, Apr 10, 2012
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2.63/5  rDev -35.4%

A CAN into a Sixpoint/Hulmeville Inn pint glass.

Cracking the CAN, Resin pours out pretty thick. The liquid is a dark amberish red and does not look like your normal double. A firm even half an inch of dark tannish/light brown foam that has ok retention and leaves some spots on the glass. A bit of haze to the liquid. Smell is assertively dry hopped with some piney scent that is pungent. Some grain and grass comes up with a big caramel malt build. Just as sweet smelling as it is hoppy. Take a whiff, it's big. Alcohol is present in the nose as well. Taste is very big, very hoppy, very malty and very big. Piney dank resinous hop blast that builds into a sweet taste in the middle followed by a shot of hot alcohol. Insanely bitter. Earthy and piney hoppings, not tropical like most. East coast for sure. This has the makings to go a year and become one of those old hoppy barleywines that I've heard of. The body is there. This is over medium in build with a dare I say it resinous body. syrupy in a way and a bit hot. The alcohol is tasted and felt on the mouth. not a good look.

BARFLYB, Feb 15, 2012
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3.8/5  rDev -6.6%

12 ounce can into tulip glass, no can dating. Pours extremely hazy red orange color with a dense 2-3 finger khaki head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a thick cap that lasts. Some nice soapy lacing on the glass. Aromas of orange, grapefruit, pine, floral, caramel, biscuit, grass, and herbal spiciness. Nice aromas with good balance; but are pretty faint for being a DIPA. Taste of big grapefruit, orange, caramel, biscuit, herbal, floral, pine, grass, and earthy spiciness. Fair amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pine, caramel, bread, herbal, and earthy spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Very malt forward in flavor profile despite being 103 IBU; but still has some good balance. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a creamy, sticky, and slick mouthfeel. Very smooth to sip on for 9.1%; with only a slight alcohol warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice DIPA. Good malt flavor balance with bitterness makes this very smooth to sip on without being overwhelming. Quite enjoyable stuff.

superspak, Jun 10, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev -1%

Can gifted by drabmuh. Tick! Thanks Matt.

The beer is transparent and copper / amber colored with over an inch of thick, tan head. Excellent retention and copious lacing on the glass.

The aroma does indeed offer strong notes of resin, fresh hops, pine. Nice.

A dance of pine, fresh hops, and malty backbone. Pretty well balanced, with the 9.1% abv masked well. Lingering pine and bitter hops in the finish. The beer coats the palate, but still goes down easily. Overall, a solid beer that I would certainly have again.

Huhzubendah, Feb 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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.

ppoitras, Apr 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

BillRoth, Nov 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

A: Pours a clear copper color with some golden highlights. Small off-white colored head not much retention, spotty lacing.

S: Strong at first, but over time the aroma reduces a bit. Some citrus and a little bit of pine upfront with some caramel at the end.

T: More pine than citrus, very earthy hops. A good bit of caramel mixed in.

Medium bodied with slightly low carbonation, but smooth.

O: A decent DIPA, probably would pass in the future, but worth a shot.

mdaschaf, Feb 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

brandoman63, Jan 16, 2013
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3.83/5  rDev -5.9%

A chunk of what looked like melted chocolate literally jumped out the can and into the glass before I was not even two thirds through pouring. The colour was surprisingly dark to begin, but all that cloudy sediment has helped turn the beer into a muddy russet tone. Amber highlights are muted by the murkiness.

Goods as advertised. The bouquet is nothing if not resinous, smelling of spruce bark and pine serum. It has hints of flowers but is overtly woody. Notes of bitter grapefruit are distant compared to the tobacco leaf and tree needles. Sweetness abounds too, hints of maple syrup come about from toasted toffee and nougat notes.

Resin has a malty sweetness that approaches barleywine territory. The piny, resinous hops are nothing unusual for that style either. Together, the flavors of prune, raisin, dark toffee, tree bark and pine serum come to embody the 9.1% alcohol and 103 bitterness units proclaimed on the label. But the palate adjusts, and it all becomes quite soothing.

There's a lot of hops in here, and they are bitter, but it's all made more agreeable given the maple syrup-like sweetness and lingering toasted bread flavors. The fruitiness of the hops (like candied grapefruit) can add to the malty tastes of figs and dates. No doubt it's a bitter beer, however, and definitely too strong for the initiates. The flavor of spruce lingers.

As far as DIPAs go, the parts are all here but it's as if they've been put together wrong (like a doll's leg glued awkwardly onto the hip). A comparison to American barleywines (or "strong ales") is an almost inevitable conclusion. Don't expect bright fruits and sunshine. But for those who like a lot of dark, sticky fruits with their hops, definitely give it a go.

biegaman, May 13, 2012
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4.4/5  rDev +8.1%

Poured from the can into a nonic pint glass. What a cute little thin can you got there now.

Real nice appearance here, punchy off white head hits three fingers deep, foamy and good retention, but a real noticeable and amber dark red body. Gorgeous color, huge clumps of sticky retention.

Nose seems very similar to on tap version. Ripping piney hops, basic, simple, aggressive, a little one dimensional but a good one.

Woah where was this malt when I had this on tap?! Malt sweetness and rich, following a classic pine richness. Chewy and dense, a nice sugar brown maple follows through. Still maintains an oily character. Great balance of malt and hop aggression, some borderline English tea style in here also.

Overall a real fun enjoyable ride, much better than what I had on tap.

smakawhat, Feb 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

LXIXME, Dec 13, 2013
Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 3,057 ratings.