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Resin | Sixpoint Brewery

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Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.10%

Availability: Year-round

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.

"First formulated in 2004, this is the story of the sticky quintessence of the hop cone, and all of the joy it brings:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4neeh3ziWw  "

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Photo of JordonHoltzman
3.53/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into a snifter. Had in fridge for way too long, best by date is today.

The appearance is a bright hazy orange with a thin white head that fades, with only some bubbles sticking around on the surface.

Grapefruit comes to mind instantly, and not much else. It's a nice aroma though.
The taste matches the smell. It is not over-the-top hopped, making it quite drinkable for a double IPA. I will be comparing it to hi-res tonight.
Mouthfeel is nice. Good carbonation, but a little bit of an aftertaste.

Overall very nice double IPA

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Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very boozy and, I'll keep it in mind, next time I plan on getting arrested. Seriously though, behind all of it is some underlying notes of peach skin and delicious red apples. This might not be for everyone given the aggressive nature, but there's a lot more to pull than alcohol, grapefruit and malt. This is super fresh, and I dig it. Can youuuuuuuu dig it?

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Photo of DabblinWiscCraft
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a six-pack of 12 oz cans at the Trig's Cellar 70 in Rhinelander. This is the first time that I've seen Sixpoint available here, so I'm pretty pleased about that. The best by label states this one is good for another five months. Poured right from the fridge into my Lakefront pint glass.

L: Pours a crystal-clear honey amber with about a half-inch of eggshell head that sticks around for a bit and leaves somewhat erratic lacing on the glass. Moderate visible carbonation in the glass.

S: Tropical fruit notes of mango, pineapple, and guava play atop more earthy and resinous notes of pine and grapefruit rind. There's some nice dank/funky notes coming through, as well. This one has a very pleasing bouquet--more fruity and fresh than I expected it to be.

T: Clean and crisp cracker malt at the outset, with some nice grapefruit and more subtle tropical fruit hop flavors following. As the flavor progresses, there's more of a clear pine hop flavor that emerges, quite resinous, as the name implies. The middle also sees the emergence of some nice dank/herbal, floral, and grassy hop notes. A bit of sweet caramel malt takes on greater intensity as the flavor moves toward the back. There's just the slightest suggestion of clear alcohol toward the back, as well. This is masked remarkably well. The close is great resinous pine and citrus rind hop flavor. It definitely brings the bitter without totally destroying the palate. This is a very tasty DIPA.

F: This one falls on the lighter side of medium-bodied. It has just a bit of a watery quality to it; though, it does have a very nice level of carbonation. The middle and back have a bit of stick to them, but I wouldn't describe this as anywhere near syrupy. I am very impressed at how easy-drinking this one is for a beer with over 9% ABV.

O: After being a bit underwhelmed by Hi-Res, I was very pleased with the quality of Resin. This is a DIPA with some very nice and complementary flavors. I was actually happy that it wasn't an outright pine bomb: I appreciate the nice dank and fruity hop flavors that this one brings. Ultimately, the most impressive part of this beer is how well it conceals its high alcohol content. I will definitely be returning to Resin again.

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Photo of steelerguy
3.58/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Golden amber, hazy, moderate carbonation, just off white head that fades to covering and leaves some sticky lace on the glass.

S - Citrus hops and sweet malt, nice but muted.

T - Lots of citrus and tropical fruit hop flavor, nice malt backbone but it leans a bit too much to caramel malts like all Sixpoint beers tend to do. Works better in this beer than their others I have had.

M - This is a pretty syrupy beer, lots of body here. Even with a decent amount of carbonation and alcohol it leaves a coating with a definite bit of warmth.

O - This is one of Sixpoint's better beers that I have had. All with potential and all with too much caramel malt. The higher alcohol and hop bitterness help balance it out in this beer.

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Photo of MistahBeah
4.59/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Hazy golden amber. Initial pour left a dense chunky two finger head. Not much retention though. Lots of lacing. Good amount of tiny bubbles throughout. This looks bright, crisp, and refreshing

Aroma: Floral hops. Some pine and grass. Some sweet grapefruit perhaps. Definitely some pear and apple fruity esters. Possibly even some bananas. Very sweet smelling. This may be one of the best smelling beers I've had

Taste: Malt forward then big smooth hoppy finish. Banana bread. Caramel. Dry apples. Really nice start. Resiny (appropriate) piney hops. Tart grapefruit finish. Faint metallic aftertaste but not unpleasant at all. Awesome

Mouthfeel: Creamy and a little oily. Really nice spiciness

Overall: I'm thoroughly impressed by this beer. Not typically a fan of the style but I really enjoyed this and am eager to try more by Sixpoint. Pick this up

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Photo of BethanyB
4.26/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: In a tulip glass, it's a remarkably clear globe of dark amber with a big, fluffy white head and a few lazy bubbles streaming upwards in randomly placed columns.

Smell: Of course the resinous hops are going to play a big role here, and they make sure to hit the nose like true power players. But there are other aromas to be appreciated--sweet orchard fruit like apricots and pears are drizzled with honey, softening the edges of those sharper aromatics.

Taste: The resinous and earthy hops do dominate, but are not overwhelming thanks to a strong, yet sweet undercurrent of caramel and candied apricots. While understandably bitter, the aftertaste also recounts a bright juiciness, with grapefruit coating the sides of the tongue and sweet marmalade spreading across the roof of the mouth.

Mouthfeel: A solid mouthfeel for an Imperial IPA: Medium body, medium-high carbonation, and a crisp kick to the finish.

Overall: It would be hoppy to the extreme if there wasn't so much more to love. Precisely measured additions bring complex balance by adding tangy sweetness. An excellent beer all the way.

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Photo of gcasher
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Smells fragrant right out of the can, sweet and citrusy
Appears deep golden with a fluffy white head.
Nice cloying oily feel.
Definitely get the hops up front with a nice herbal aftertaste. Nice kick in the end. So good, I had 2.

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Photo of brurevu
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The hop aroma sprang from the can as soon as I pulled the tab, and I knew I was in for a treat. It poured a golden amber with a nice frothy head with plenty of lacing. The aroma had loads of citrus and floral hops and the first taste exploded with hops that started at the front of my tongue and raced through my palate. The Resin had a well balanced hop profile with some soft pine notes along with the citrus and floral hops. The alcohol presence was noticeable but not overbearing. Overall a solid Double IPA.

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Photo of TTAmod
3.68/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. tallboy can with a best buy date of Apr 2013 (!!!) poured into tumbler.

A: Typical DIPA. Orange with a finger thick white head. Clarity and retention expected with the style.

S: Again...average. Strong bouquet of piney and citrusy hops.

T: The pine hops are pretty prevalent here. The citrus stays in the background, along with a semi-sweet malt base. Very bitter.

M: Slick and medium bodied. The 9.1% abv is nowhere to be seen. The bitterness makes it slightly more difficult to drink at warmer temperatures.

O: A good, but not great, DIPA. It's a bit old school in it's one-dimensionaless. It has a strong bitterness without much else to back it up. If you love the strong, piney hop bite, then this DIPA is for you. Otherwise, it's interesting to try, but there's not enough drinkibility to make it a mainstay in the fridge.

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Photo of MyThoughtsExactly
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a pint glass
L: Amber copper with a little orange tint. Half finger of head with small bubbles rising from the bottom of the beer. Good lacing and head retention.
S: Citrus peel, lemon zest, grapefruit, and orange with a sweet malt in the background.
T: Grapefruit, lemon/lime zest, and sweet bready malt. Bitterness in the middle of the mouth and in the finish, but it doesn't taste like 103 IBU or 9 ABV.
F: Medium to medium-light mouthfeel. Feels very nice on the tongue and middle of the mouth.
Overall, a nice, relatively sweet, IIPA with grapefruit and lemon notes.

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Photo of Skwalk47
4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours slightly opaque amber orange with lacy 3 finger head. Nice balance of citrus hops and malt on the smell. Taste is pleasantly balanced. Sweet malts and citrus hops with little to no alcohol taste. Slightly resinous but fairly thin and high carbonation.

Overall one of the best dipa bangs for your buck.

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Photo of hoptualBrew
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Honey gold in color, clear with a small white colored head rise up that falls to a film. Good lacing, sticks to glass.

Aroma is all hops. Sweet citrus fruits, floral fragrance, touch of pine and a musty dankness. Very clean, I don't get any yeast or malt character really, just some good ole hops. Really nice smelling, clean, hop centric ale.

Not nearly as bitter on the palate as I expected. The bitterness is rounded and builds a little in the back end. Sweet malt and citrus hops up front. Pine and bitterness sweep the back. Straightforward hops, little gets in the way.

Carbonation is good, medium body with a sticky hop oil, hop resin feel.

Overall, great beer! If you are looking for a dose of hop juice, this will cure you're craving.

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Photo of LAp
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can poured into a snifter. Pours a honey hue with a thin head that leaves scant lacing on the glass. Nose is pine and, appropriately, resinous. The name truly fits the taste of this beer too. It leads with big, piney hops, that give way to a malty bitter finish that are very reminiscent of its namesake. This is an outstanding beer from my perspective, not because it's subtly balanced or larger than life, but because it picks a sector of the IPA spectrum, and nails that taste. A refreshing change of pace from the sweet, citrusy IPAs that are flooding the market these days. Overall, an outstanding DIPA.

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Photo of jmerloni
4.55/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Woody orange coloration, translucent. Moderate, flat, lasting and evenly lacing head.

S - Smells like thick, coagulated hops. Smells a little gluey. Floral notes.

T - This beer takes it's hop profile in a weird, interesting direction! Very, very hoppy, but it's a very interesting journey from first contact to your tongue to full swallow. And it's very logical and progressive. I'm giving this a 5 for it's creativity. This is very interesting. It has an aspect to it that honey has.

M - Medium to full bodied. Chewier than most DIPA. Well-carbonated, well-hopped. Interesting.

D - This beer is kick ass. For all the DIPA's that taste so much the same, this one tastes a little bit different and it's better for it. I'll be getting this one again. Very creative, very visionary. Touche. I had never encountered Sixpoint until a few months ago and I've LOVED every offering from them. I can't talk them up enough. Also, the slender, taller Resin can is pretty sexy haha. The marketing definitely works on me.

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Photo of CooperEllis
3.57/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a solidly above-average beer. It's fresh as CAN be, just in today and rocking a best before July 2012 - 12oz stylized can into the Moonlight tulip/pint glass.

Looks a 5.0. Brite, fluffy head that leaves a resinous lacing that befits its name.

Aroma is severely lacking. What is there is more malty than hops.

Flavor makes up for the aroma well, but the booze takes over particularly with a deep inhale while quaffing. The resin is reserved for the final favors but lingers on the palate well after consumption and it isn't unpleasant.

Mouthfeel is spot on. Six point really seems to hit this well in all their brews and this is no exception.

This does not distinguish itself as a double IPA but it is an enjoyable brew. Looking forward to sending this one around and seeing what other people think.


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Photo of dleigh
4.59/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The most grapefruit IPA ever, at least when fresh.

Clear yellow with minimal head. As soon as I poured it in the glass, the smell hit me--sweet fruit but with a tinge of bitter. Huge grapefruit notes. As it warmed, the smell got more sweet. I cannot write enough about the smell. This is the smell that made me fall in love with hops in the first place, and it's what I chase in every hoppy beer. Smell carries through to the taste, grapefruit with some sticky, resinous hoppy bitterness on the back end. Fantastic.. Nice refreshing carbonation--crispy. A very good DIPA.

Can, best by June 3, 2016.

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Photo of kculrich
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: The color of a shiny new penny with a lush white head that lasts. S: pine, herbs and vanilla T: pine and herbs on a caramel-sweet malt body F: as promised, thick and resinous, chewy O: I keep wanting to compare it to a Ricola only, hmm, it's beer, not a cough drop. This went down so easily, it was gone before I thought to look at the abv - yikes!

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Photo of Footballtennishockeygolf
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

The fruity aromas and intense sweetness at the initial sip take over for a nice hoppy, bitter finish. Some may find the flavor too intense; but with a 9.1% ABV, I think this a very well crafted beer that is definitely worthy of a sampling.

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Photo of HopHunter19
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice clean DIPA. Smell is a crisp tropical fruit/pine. Taste is a little bit more robust than the smell, can pick out guava, passion fruit, papaya for sure. This Is still definitely a crisp, clean DIPA as opposed to a dank-city ganja fest if you get what i'm saying.

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Photo of TangTKE402
3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a 12oz. can into a pint glass. Color is thick, unfiltered reddish-brown, the color of pine tar to match its name. A beautiful 2-finger, dense ecru head appeared with some nice lacing. This is a pretty beer to look at!

S: Hoppy, with some nice sweet, mild malt notes underneath. Pine, citrus, flowers, with hints of pipe tobacco and some light cherry/vanilla underneath. A bit of alcohol esters, but not overwhelming. Subtle, but inviting nose.

T: The flavor has light malts on the front of the tongue, with a well-balanced middle, and dry, hoppy finish. Well-balanced in that there is not one dominant flavor, though the dry finish is a tad rough on the aftertaste (not recommended for those who are dry hop-averse.) Flavors of wood, citrus and pine, with floral notes and some nice malted barley undertones. This beer is tasty, but it dries you mouth out, and is probably best consumed in a shoulder season (spring on fall.)

M: Slightly chewy, in a good way, with an even-keeled overall in-mouth impression, and a scorchingly dry afterfeel. It has a good presence, that adds to its attractiveness.

O: A very good offering in the DIPA category, if not top of the class. It's everything one should expect of the varietal, with nothing too new to add. For a beer of 9.1% abv, I couldn't taste the hooch, though I still wouldn't call it "sessionable" because of the amount of flavors and dry bite.

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Photo of raznug
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Resin pours a slightly hazy orange color and is topped with ¾” of off white colored head that lasts for quite a while. Belgian lacing rings the chalice as I drink the beer it makes it easy to tell how many drinks I have had since I started this review.
Smell: A blast of grassy, pine and citrus aromas fill your nose upon the first smell. It is followed by the slightest hints of malt sweetness.
Taste: Hop bitterness is the first thing that I taste and I really can’t discern between hop flavors they just kind of melt together to make a tasty stew of bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Resin is right in the middle of the road on the body of the beer; easy drinking and yet nice feel to it that the flavors stick around tastefully. I was hoping for a little better hop profile while drinking Resin but it felt a little bit on the muddy side, it is still a very tasty beer just a bit under what I was expecting.

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Photo of mikeyv35
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Date: 06/19/2013
Type: 12oz. slim can
Vintage: 2013, best by July 9th, 2013
Glass: Heady Stemless (Why not?)

Pours a hazy golden in color w/ a 1/2 finger white head that left light sticky lacing. Aromas of pine, mango, and fresh cut PVC pipe resin. The flavor started w/ caramel malt sweetness up front, leading into a touch of mango, and finishes with moderate resinous bitterness. Medium bodied and somewhat lush, but needs more carbonation and guessing this was mashed in at around 152 degrees and maybe could have been mashed a bit higher to create a little fuller body. However, additional carbonation might be the only remedy needed. Pretty drinkable stuff.

Overall, good solid DIPA, but nothing mind blowing or really all that unique. I would drink this again without hesitation, but I would prefer more enhanced citrus notes and a slightly better mouth feel. In the end, good beer though from Sixpoint.

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Photo of Jacurdy60
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A-Pours a deep golden brown color with a vibrant white, hakf finger head that retains fairly well and expands greatly as I swirl the glass. Foam coats the whole glass as I sip and leaves a lovely latticework of lacing

S-Pungent hops, floral, grapefruit, dry and raw pine straw. Booziness warms up the back of the nose.

T-Salty at the front along with the grapefruit. Not much nuance in the taste, as the tannic fruit and hops and saltiness overpower the rest. That's not to say it's not good. Sometimes a raw hopomb is just what you want.

MF-Watery and a bit overcarbonated. Still very refreshing and easy to drink

O-A damn good DIPA. Hop forward taste but it smells exceptional and is very drinkable. Alcohol is well hidden.

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Photo of Brew_42
3.61/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I ordered this because I couldn't hear the bartender and when she said "Sixpoint" I took my chances and nodded. Normally I hate IPAs but I can actually say I enjoyed it.

Appearance- Pours light amber with a foamy head that leaves some lacing.

Smell-Hoppy and piney. Some citrus

Taste-Piney and hoppy but not overbearing. There is an acidic bitterness to most IPAs that I can;t get past but this beer doesn't have it. Not nearly as bitter as I would expect. There is also some citrus and caramel notes.

MF-Nice carbonation, medium body.

Overall- The best IPA I have ever had but keep in mind I liked it because it lacked the bitterness that most people enjoy in their IPAs.

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Photo of hopflyer
4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

pours cloudy, dark orange, little to no head.

Smell is fruity as in apricot and peach. Some of the alcohol is picked up. Bubble gum. Light vanilla scent as well.

The name of the beer tells the tale of the first taste. Resinous, bitter bite along with caramel and slight toffee and a little alcohol burn. A bit of peppery spice. Heavy hop bitterness dominates this one. maybe some of the floral variety.

Thick and heavy mouthfeel. very long finish. Medium carbonation.

Im not sure how I feel about this one. Its heavy and bitter for sure but tough to pick up on much more. It does have the malt balance. I prefer some more citrus in my DIPAs but this is ok for a change up. tough to have more than one in a sitting. Would have again but not going to go looking for this one.

Revisit 7/26/15:
Revamped recipe and I like it much better than the old version. The booziness is much more tamed and the feel takes it down a notch to make it much more drinkable than before. A bit of citrus thrown in now too which gives it a broader spectrum in the hop profile.

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Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 804 ratings.