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Resin - Sixpoint Brewery

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Ratings: 3,666
Reviews: 680
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 208
Gots: 604 | FT: 9
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:
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.
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Photo of smcolw
3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

Photo of InspectorBob
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Mora2000
4.32/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

Photo of duceswild
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of orangesol
3.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Gavage
3.97/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

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

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.

Photo of stakem
3.53/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of LXIXME
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of woodychandler
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of mothman
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of dmorgan310
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of yourefragile
3.1/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 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.

Photo of chinchill
3.59/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Slim, 12 oz. can poured into a snifter. BB dated on bottom of the can: 23 Aug. 2014.

A - Pours with one and a half fingers oa proportionate off-white foamy head over a copper-colored body. The head soon settles to apartial coat but leaves nice, sticky lacing.

Aoma: Pungent and fruity hops with some oniony spicy notes in the background.

T: As expected. pleny of piney/resinous hops but remarkably little grapefruit. Surprisingly sweet and bready up front, but quickly turns fruity and moderately bitter. Nice lingering hops aftertaste without the typical grapefruit aspect.

M - Medium body, moderately high carbonation; mildly astringent.

O: a powerful DIPA without high bitterness.

Photo of mdaschaf
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Billolick
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of BARFLYB
2.68/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Photo of atrocity
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - orangish copper with a thin, white head

S - pine, citrus, cake batter, bread

T - bread, yeast, pine, citrus, alcohol

M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This was a nice beer with a very nice, sweet malt character that I'm a sucker for as well as a potent, intense hop character. I enjoyed this one. The alcohol was a tad over the top at times, but it didn't really detract from the flavor or the drinkability. It's definitely worth a try.

Photo of smakawhat
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
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