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Resin - Sixpoint Brewery

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3,408 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,408
Reviews: 628
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 183
Gots: 441 | 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 HattedClassic
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours with some white head and good retention. The head also has good retention. The beer itself is a nice golden amber that is clear.

A strong hop smell with a caramel malt backbone but the hops seem to dominate.

The first taste are the hops with a caramel malt backbone that show up towards the end of the drink. The beer leaves a strong hop aftertaste.

Medium bodied but starts with a light feel. Biting carbonation.

A brilliant beer and worth every penny. My only gripe is that the beer sells out quickly and

Photo of spoony
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
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

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of WastingFreetime
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of beer2day
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy copper-orange pour with 1 finger of off-white head. No retention and some light, faint lace rings.

The aroma rises up from the glass as you pour the beer. Impressive. Hits a full 2 feet away. Bread malt, hibiscus, orange peel, light apricot all combine well. I like it.

A little bready up front, but gives way to a nice fruit hop finish. Hop oil definitely plays a part. Floral hops make their presence known mid-palate. Taste doesn't quite live up to the nose, but still quite good.

Feel is oily and slick. A bit on the heavy side, but I think they hit their mark.

A very nice DIPA. Worth seeking out.

Photo of robwestcott
4/5  rDev -2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of SLeffler27
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fills a Blue Point snifter with a hazy, deep amber (SRM 12-13) beer while a thin, fluffy, white head quickly dissipates, leaving occasional fine lacing. The tall, thin, 12 oz. can makes for sleek packaging.

Simple, with strong, fresh pine and lots of orange aromas.

Grapefruit and pine lend nicely to the strong, bitter flavor that carries directly into a strong, long-lasting, bitter finish. What else could one expect from an IIPA?

The body is medium to full and a bit syrupy. Astringency is accentuated by the alcohol which is slightly less than anticipated. Medium carbonation with a sticky residue left on the lips and finishing dry.

This is a fresh sipping beer that lends itself to contemplation.

Photo of CGMLS3
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of kbrown
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Jimmys
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz (awesome looking) can. best before MAR 09 2013.

A: a hazy orange brew. head is frothy and well retented, lacing is beautiful.

S: pine. bitter orange peel. minor vanilla. little bit of creamsicle. very smooth aroma.

T: bitter and super sticky. the hop resins stick to the tongue and sides of mouth. pine and tart fruit. a little green, perhaps even a touch vegetable.

M: the carb is subtle and the body is full. solid.

D: a very well-made DIPA. great flavors, full body, hoppy nose. everything one would want. not a blow-a-way, but still very tasty and a good example of a DIPA.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Tilley4
4.56/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer reminded me of Lucky Charms... magically delicious...

Huge pine notes and stickiness dominate this baby... not a one trick pony though.... the malts do an ample job of carrying this as well...

Beer is fresh as well and I can tell... no hint of booze at all...

Dangerously drinkable...

This will be a go to hereafter...

Photo of 57md
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

Photo of AdamP
4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Beejay
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Apricot in color just ever so slightly hazy, white head on top that dissipates fairly rapidly into a ring.

S: Jam packed with hops. As the name implies there is a huge amount of resiny pine aroma. Some grapefruit notes as well as a nice bit of caramel or burnt sugar in the finish.

T: Pine resin and grapefruit dominate the flavor with some earthy notes following. Some caramel notes in the middle, the finish is a big hit of bitterness with some herbal flavors.

M: Medium in body, the carbonation is fine in texture and medium in amount. There is a slight creaminess to the feel. The finish is a little puckering with the bitterness.

O: Overall a really nice IIPA. The price point for what you are getting is really the huge selling point. The price on tap was incredible, and the can was decent as well.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of angrybabboon
3.3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 9/18/12

Appearance: Hazy orange-copper with some gold highlights - pours with a little, off-white head, fades quickly, but leaves some decent lacing

Smell: Dare I say resiny? - sticky pine with some dry pine needles, some grass, and some herbal elements - citrus, too, mostly grapefruit rind and pith -some alcohol - caramel malts form a nice background - pours with a lovely aroma (4ish), but it actually becomes bland as it warms up (3ish), but I'll be nice and give it a 3.5

Taste: Bitter in a leafy, herbal way, with some dry caramel malts - pine and citrus aromas seem to not translate to flavor, as this hoppy flavors are mostly grassy, leafy, herbal with some grapefruit rind in the background - solid, yet one-dimensional caramel malt background - very dry with some booze - some peppery yeast, typical Sixpoint yeast strain

Mouthfeel: Medium body, nicely carbonated, slightly sticky with some booze

Overall: Slightly above average, at least it's not overly sweet

This is not a bad DIPA, but it's not particularly exceptional in any way. Somehow it actually becomes less complex as it warms up. Still, it's not like it's an imperial Bengali Tiger (which was nearly a drain-pour for me). Someday, I still believe I can find a great beer from Sixpoint...

Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 3,408 ratings.