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Resin - Sixpoint Brewery

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3,227 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,227
Reviews: 608
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 173
Gots: 377 | FT: 7
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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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

kbrown, Apr 29, 2013
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

spoony, May 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

smutty33, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of match1112
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a big rocky dirty white head rises three fingers tall and settles rather slowly leaving large clumps of lacing on the glass. resiny pine greets the nose with bready and caramel malts having its back. tastebuds are greeted with a full onslaught of thick oily resin hops. luckily the malts are well balanced in this beer to help soften the bitterness. there is also a herbal garden flavor on the backend. mouthfeel is medium body with an oily feel. carbonation is very well done. and the bitter end is short lived. overall this is a really good dipa, but for me i prefear more citrus than pine.

match1112, Apr 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

DustinSWB, Nov 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

vande, Jun 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Norseman, Nov 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

AdamP, Apr 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Phillyz, Feb 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Mattyb79, Feb 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

WastingFreetime, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

jkball01, Apr 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

VonZipper, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of Dreadnaught33
3.3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This beer isn't too bad, but the smell needs a lot of work.

The apperance is great, it leaves a ton of suds on the glass and has a decent head too. Orange hue with gold highlights. The smell is almost non existent, it had some bright hops at the start, but after the initial whiff, there is really little but a slight, slight grass hop aroma and some malt? There really needs to be some more dry hopping to this, it's pretty lame.

The taste has a pretty ok flavor with a bready malt base and some nice bitter hops hitting at the back of the palate, rolling over the tongue with a nice sudsy feel. Overall it's not bad, but really it's unremarkable.

Dreadnaught33, Jun 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

tfsimpkins, Mar 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

_morandi_, Jul 14, 2014
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.

57md, Feb 14, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Shamelessly purchased to get the Untappd badge. Had this o-n-tap, now for the can.

A: Clear orange brown pour with a nice amount of white head. The retention is well above average and leaves behind a trail of lacing on the glass.

S: The aroma is much different than I remember from it being on-tap. Big bitter hops with aromas of pine, citrus, grass, basically the entire spectrum of bitter hops. Underneath some grapefruit rests trying to balance it out.

T: The taste, however, sees a lot more balance than the aroma did. Fruity and bitter, with the oranges, grapefruit, and pine playing very nicely with slight hints of booze. Bitter and sweet without any malts coming out. I remember the on-tap version being better.

MF: Light body with a nice amount of carbonation. The booze is only slightly noted. The finish is dry and bitter. The 12oz can really didn't last all that long, which speaks for the drinkability of this 9% ABV beer.

O: Overall, on-tap was better. This is still a top-notch imperial IPA, especially for one in a can. Not close to Heady Topper, but a nice second that I would never turn down. Glad I have 3 more of these bad boys.

russwbeck, Mar 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

jwps214, Aug 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

JoeMans, Feb 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

deadliest, May 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

tykechandler, Jun 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

crbnfbr, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
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
Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 3,227 ratings.