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Resin - Sixpoint Brewery

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3,072 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,072
Reviews: 601
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.81%
Wants: 163
Gots: 319 | 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%

AdamP, Apr 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

pknyc, Mar 18, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

bamadog, Apr 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

rowingbrewer, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of mjtiernan
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz skinny-keg poured into a stemmed tulip. Best before July 30, 2012.

A: Off-white two finger head. Body is a coppery ruby red with only a slight haze. Lacing is plentiful throughout.

S: Sweet candy hops! Pineapple, mango, and a smidgen of banana. Probably even more fruits that I can’t identify. I also smell the house Sixpoint yeast, which I’m mildly disappointed about. As the head fades the caramel malt notes and house yeast aroma become more noticeable.

T: Whoa! Not what I expected. This is loaded with brown sugar and light molasses flavors but without a ton of sweetness...thankfully. It totally reminds me of graham cracker crust. I sense that there is a good amount of bitterness (103 IBUs), but it’s completely held up by all the rich malt.

M: Body is medium, carb is medium-high. The richness of the flavor gives the perception that this has a more luxurious mouthfeel than other beers with similar viscosity and carbonation.

O: I like this, but not for any of the reasons that I thought I was going to coming into the review. I was not expecting such malt forwardness from a green can labeled “Resin”. My mouth was ready for Avery Maharaja but got ...well I don't even know. Somehow there were plenty of bittering hops and plenty of aromatic hops, but very little of the fruit from the nose carried through to the tongue. I wonder what this graham cracker would taste like blended with some Pumking...hmmm.

PS - Ok, I mixed them. A 1:1.5 ratio of Pumking to Resin is pretty good, but not mind blowing. Enjoy.

mjtiernan, Feb 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

pirmannt1, Aug 17, 2012
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3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Red Bull, anyone? Just kidding, this tall 12 oz. can is full of hops, and hopefully a good first impression from Sixpoint. Truth be told, it’s really the first thing from them that looked appealing enough to buy – the can looks pretty sexy, at least. Let’s see how the beer itself stacks up…

“BEST BEFORE” is a four months away, so we’re all good.

A: Pours a dark maroon-tinged amber, really only showing its shine when I hold it up to the light; it’s not hazy or opaque, just dark. The head’s a bubbly off-white, leaving a mix of filmy lacing and delicate spots of oily residue. Stuck to the side of the glass are a myriad of bubbles that stick from right after the pour for quite a while. Like most canned craft, it looks fizzy and light.

S: Bold hoppy aromas of citrus (quite a bit of lemon), persimmon, and just a touch of resiny pine start it off with a playful intensity. As expected, there’s a couple whiffs of metal before the malts kick in – not too much, though. Malts are grainy and a little fruity, scents of mild, dark spice and buttery fruit bread wafting up. More alcohol than I was expecting, too, leaving finishing touches of solventy spiced rum.

T: Thick fruit tastes to start, like strawberry and banana cream. They mix right away with the hop tastes, which swell up with a sticky, piney sting of bitterness; an enjoyable contrast of sweet and bitter. Alcohol astringency, leafy herbal tastes (tea leaves, rye spice, salt and pepper, etc.), and caramel malts take center stage for a quick minute, then the aftertaste moves to a flowery, bready molasses flavor. Resiny dryness soon after.

M: Bubbly, smooth, oily; quite drinkable for a DIPA. Light on the tongue, but with a stickiness that stays for a while.

O: A can of hops if I’ve ever had one. I could see myself buying four of these and having a hell of a time at a pool party, beach, or otherwise.

BarryMFBurton, Mar 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

ObeMaltKinobee, Oct 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

RichH55, May 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

LambicPentameter, Feb 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

jwps214, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of spoony
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a 12 oz can (best by September 20, 2014) into a nonic.

A-The beer is a hazed honey color. The head is quite sticky and dense with lots of clingy lacing on the glass and good retention. It looks resinous and oily.

S-The aroma is big on the hops as you would expect, but there is a nice balance of toasty, caramel malt flavor. As for hops, I get some orange zest, pine, leaf, and an oily aroma with a moderate amount of sharpness.

T-The taste is also nicely balanced between hops and malt. The hops are more leafy, oily, and piny than many IIPAs these days, but there is a nice, bright bit of citrus (orange juice) in there. A nice toast balances the hop assault. As the brew warms, a medicinal bit of alcohol creeps in, but otherwise the alcohol is well-concealed.

M-In a word, resinous. The body is medium to full in heft with a creamy, smooth carbonation and oily coating feeling.

O-In a world full of IIPAs, I found this one to be well above-average. I like that it is not a super citrusy me-too clone, but it does not beat you up with too much pine and bitterness, either. I mostly enjoyed the heavy, oily mouthfeel (although it did get a little old by the end of the can). This is a solid IIPA that I would definitely drink more of...if we could get it in Colorado

spoony, May 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

vande, Jun 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

VonZipper, Jun 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Ajlvt, Jun 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Jason1337, Apr 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

crbnfbr, Apr 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Mattyb79, Feb 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

calcnerd, Sep 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

IndyDad, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of 57md
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy light copper color with over a finger of off-white head. The hops in the nose are pretty mellow and accompanied by a touch of pine. The hop bitterness is definitely the feature of the flavor profile. This offering is rather full-bodied as DIPAs go, but the maltiness does not manage to poke through the hop onslaught.

This is a good but definitely unbalanced DIPA. I’d recommend going straight to Hi-Res which is a notch above in more than just ABV.

57md, Feb 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

dansmcd, Mar 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

JamieDuncan, Jul 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

kevgod, May 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

lucasj82, May 19, 2013
Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
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