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Resin - Sixpoint Brewery

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747 Reviews

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Reviews: 747
Hads: 4,169
Avg: 4.06
pDev: 25.12%
Wants: 247
Gots: 890 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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.

"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 Hopscat
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by date Aug 10. Pour into pint glass. Smallish white dense head with impressive retention and lacing.
Nice looking beer , hazy golden with orange highlights at edges.
Smell is piney earthy hops with some grapefruit pith in background.
Taste follows the smell with good malt base of juicy grapefruit, mango quickly followed by hops bite that intensifies throughout the finish. Makes me want more. Warming only improves the flavors . Well done Brooklyn.
Alcohol is well masked . Careful ,this one comes on strong. One of my favorite DIPA's.
Guess I've had about 5 or 6 now do I've got a lot more to learn

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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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Photo of ReelBigwigFish
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz can into pint glass. No freshness info on can.

A: Moderately hazy copper amber color with a finger of light tan head. Webs of sticky lacing around my pint glass.

S: Excellent balance in the nose, sweet malt, bready, nutty, and pine, citrus, floral hop. Some spice and a hint of alcohol are also present.

T: Again, a great balance of malt and hops. Hop flavor is very pine forward with some citrus and sweeter fruit. Malt is bold, lightly toasted bread, sweet toffee, nutty. Again some spice and alcohol, but neither are enough to get in the way. The finish is crisp, and bitter.

M: Light-medium body, creamy mouthfeel, low-medium carbonation.

O: The first can I had of this, I was a little disappointed that it wasn't just a pale resinous hop bomb. But I've come to really enjoy how balanced it is. The heavy malt bill helps to beat down the pine needle bitterness, and it adds a great amount of depth to the beer. Thoroughly enjoyed.

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Photo of cpolking
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a deep and dark amber and orange in color. There is a short head of off-white to very light brown foam.

The aroma is very piney, and (imagine that) resiny. There is also a full, round and over ripe fruitiness.

The taste is a very deep and toasted malt, piney hops, and an intensely bitter, herbal, almost burning, finish.

It is hard to believe that this is 9.1% ABV, it drinks quite smooth for its high alcohol, intense flavor and high IBU's.

Thanks to tone77 for this one.

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Photo of schlimenhaumer
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from the slender green 12 fl oz can into an Ommegang tulip at low altitude in NY.

A: Pours a substantial creamy head with a nearly opaque honey-colored body. The head has great retention considering the ABV and leaves a lot of lacing on the glass. Overall, it's a good-looking beer.

S: Resin is a good descriptor. Piney hops character dominates, with subtle caramel malt character and a bit of alcohol in the background.

T: Piney hop notes up front give way to a sweet malt body. The finish is bitter, but not overpowering. Surprisingly well-balanced considering the hop character and 103 IBUs listed on the label. Some alcohol comes through on the finish as it warms.

M: Full-bodied and well-carbonated, with a slightly syrupy feel. Fits the flavor profile well.

O: Another solid offering from Sixpoint. IF you're looking for a double IPA with a piney hop profile, this is a good option.

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Photo of jdhowe
3.72/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz can, best before 13 Oct 2013, courtesy of Greywulfken. Presumably pretty fresh -- thanks! :)

A: Pours a mostly clear deep golden color with a finger of fluffy white head that dissipates to a spotty film sustained by sparse bubbling. Lacing is spotty but plentiful down the glass.

S: Great aroma of fresh, earthy and citrusy character explodes from the can upon opening and ramins strong in the glass. Upon warming, alcohol begins to show through in the nose, but the predominant aromas of hops and sweet malts remain strong. A nice smelling beer.

T: Sadly, probably my least favorite part of this beer, and not aided too much by the dryness of the mouthfeel. Strong and sharp citric bite up front leads into a little malt sweetness balancing out a ton of bitterness. Hops provide citrus character, a flavor I can only describe as green (in a plant way), and an almost onion-like flavor. On warming, alcohol also shows through strongly. The dryness of the finish compounds with the bitterness to leave an otherwise crisp finishing beer less refreshing than I was hoping it might be.

M: Nice medium body fills the mouth aided by reasonable carbonation that could be a little stronger. Fairly dry on the finish. Nicely crisp.

O: A good beer, but not one I'm itching to revisit. The hop profile in this beer is unique among IPAs I've had, and I think with fair reason. It is really close to being nice and refreshing, particularly for a 9abv beer, but the bitterness and dryness really left me wanting more refreshment than I was getting.

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Photo of mpedara429
4.62/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured into glass with two fingers of a wheaty colored head. Its was a translucent amber in color. Thick, sticky lacing all around the glass.

S: Huge smell of piney hops, with a hint of citrus. More fragrant than most, which is enjoyable.

T: Big bitter hop flavor in front that leads to piney and earthy flavors. A little bit of citrus. Similar to the smell. I'm also tasting a savory, buttery flavor in there as well which is unique and pleasing. It does leave a bit of a bitter aftertaste.

M: Pretty thick and bold. It is a little creamy with a medium amount of carbonation.

O: This is a big DIPA. A real, full-bodied beer. This is not for the casual IPA drinker. For those who are searching for the best DIPA, this is a must try. This doesn't fit the mold and is different and better than the average DIPA.

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Photo of adman08
4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours slightly hazy golden straw with a hint of amber. About a half inch of foam that lingers.
S-Fairly faint aroma overall. Slight citrus an pine and a very faint malt aroma in the background.
T-Very hop forward but good malt balance. Citrus and pine hops dominate with a nice malt presence. A distinct lemon rind flavor.
M-Body is on the lighter side but not too light. Starts with a slight malt sweetness but finishes very dry. Good carbonation.
Overall, a very good IIPA. I love the balance of malt and hops. The lemon rind flavor is a little harsh, I could do without that but overall it's a very good beer.

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Photo of Ankur
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Comes in slim can, pours with a thicker consistency and thick head that last long. Amber gold hazy look. Awesome fruity smell rounded with stong hops. Alcohol is well blended in the taste and not noticable even in aftertase. A must have Imperial IPA, on an expansive side though.

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

Appearance: Pours a hazy orange/amber with a two finger head that retained for quite a while. Spotty lacing.

Smell: Very hop forward aroma with a mixture of pine and citrus. Not much else beyond that.

Taste: Smacks the palate with hops. A bit of pepper taste and a big bitter kick as it finishes.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, sticky, average carbonation.

Overall: A bit one-dimensional, but appealing for those that like their share of hops.

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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 ahalloin
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Fireworks Pizza in Arlington.

Pours a dark copper, cloudy beer with full egg-white head. Great looking beer! Sticky lacing resides all the way through the glass as I imbibe the fluid.

Aroma has a pungent hop character with some notes of damp earth, citrus, and tropical fruit. It seems to be a nice blend of hops with a bit more English character than West Coast. The malt body displays a toasty quality similar to DFH IPAs.

Like in the smell, there is a toasty malt quality but the beer finishes very dry and strongly bitter eliminating any chance of a dominating sweetness that would inhibit hop flavor. On that subject, this beer truly shows off the resiny quality of hops. It is the dominating feature, but with an adequate balance of malt.

Good medium-low carbonation helps this beer show off the resin. Dry, bitter finish allow for continued quaffing.

This beer exhibits incredible balance of malt and hops.

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Photo of greybeardloon
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

best before July 30, 2012

A: Dark red with a nice head and good lacing.

S: Strong piney hops with something juicy in the background. Sweetness from the malt comes through too.

T: The more I drink this, the less impressed I am with it. What initially came off as a surprisingly balance between malt and hops now becomes almost a clash of piney, herbal hops with solid bitterness and sweet malt. The hops come through at the front, then there's a wave of sweet that doesn't quite become cloying, and finally there's a long hop finish.The alcohol is well hidden.

M: Full without being thick. The carbonation just about right.

O: I enjoy this more than most double IPAs, but the clash gets to be too much for me.

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Photo of Groomsy
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can poured into a tulip “Best before” date of October 12, 2013.

Resin pours a hazy golden color with a massive foamy, frothy head that leaves massive chunks of lacing behind. Tons of hop haze and sediment in the beer.

The beer's name is a good description of its aroma. Even for all the hoppiness there, there's still balance – there's some tropical fruit and citrus: mango, pineapple, grapefruit, and others. Definitely lots of pine needles/resin and maybe even some orange. There is some bready, caramel sweetness from the malt, but think of this as distilled hop goodness. As the beer warms, the sweetness ramps up as well as the alcohol.

Resin is devilishly smooth but incredibly complex. With lots of fruity hop flavors – orange, grapefruit, pineapple, mango – at the front of the palate, there is no mistaking the identity of this beer. Massive and bursting with hop flavors, it takes no prisoners. The hop flavors on the front move into a brief malty middle before a huge assault of pine, grapefruit, and spicy herbal flavors on the finish that linger long. A monster of an IIPA, but incredibly drinkable and balanced.

The mouthfeel is surprisingly creamy with crisp carbonation on the finish, which is long and bitter. The alcohol comes more in the form of warmth than actual flavor.

A very nice IIPA. This is definitely putting the lupulin resin on a pedestal, and it works well. Not super aggressive, but definitely strong.

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Photo of --Dom--
4.56/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz can into a snifter. Pours a deep hazy orange with a 2 finger head, slight lacing. Smells of pink grapefruit and pine. The nose is fantastic.

This beer is so good. Opens with big pink grapefruit, bitterness is held in check by the malt backbone. This one never gets sweet, the hop remains forward throughout. Finish is just like the start, big, boozy, hop forward. I love it.

Carbonation is spot on. Mouthfeel is bubbly, never sticky. Overall this may be my favorite go to DIPA. For the price it really doesn't get better than this for me. This beer made me repent of my not liking can beers. Thank you Six Point, you just keep doin what you're doin there guy.

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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 JoshuaShort13
4.77/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a Tulip glass
Bought a 4 pack from Universal fine wine and spirits. They hooked me up with two extra cans.
Appearance: Hazy rusty copper color with a 2 finger head.
Smell: Fresh oranges, grapefruit and pineapple.
Tate: Very very smooth with citrus mouthful, a little bitterness and booze on the back end.
Overall: If I could find this in stores I would buy it all the time. It's a great balanced DIPA if you haven't tried it yet you should.

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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 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 JTSbeerislife
4.47/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draft at the Fridge, Lancaster PA

Notes taken when served.

10 oz pours into a snifter at my request; otherwise you get one of those miserable narrow nondescript tulips that have somehow become the glass of choice everywhere.

Pours a 1/8” plus head which reduces fairly rapidly to a thin film.
Beautiful reddish amber color with nice sticky lace that clings to the side of the glass.

Huge aroma of piney hops and rich malt. The hops fade somewhat, allowing the rich malt to come forward, and then back come the piney hops. Great nose!

Crisp hoppy entry on the palate, followed by lingering bitter hops and rich malt. Great full mouth feel with excellent carbonation. A very well balanced ale. Delicious!

Very long finish of distinct piney hops, the hop oils stick to your mouth forever!

Delicious, superbly flavored, and incredibly drinkable DIPA. Malty in style but with plenty of distinct piney hops and crisp acidity to balance everything out.
Exceptionally drinkable and enjoyable ale, when your glass is empty you immediately want another one.
Very highly recommended!

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Photo of KevinBrewer
4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Deep orange-amber color with a fluffy off-white head that dissipates to a moderate covering, leaving spotty lacing behind.

N- Appropriately named, this beer has a lot of bright, piney, resinous hops out front. Nice fresh floral aromas mixed with some light tropical fruits in the background. There's a faint bubblegum aroma that seems to arise out of the fruity esters. Subtle toasty grain underneath, but really not much in the way of malt.

T- Wow, the malt backbone on this is incredible. Deep, rich toasted malts provide a complex toasty, bready foundation with a kiss of sweet, caramel-y crystal malts. Firm bitterness that is piney, resinous, and grassy with a touch of citrus rind. The yeast provides some fruity esters that blend well with the hops. The yeast character is on the verge of bubblegum, but it manages to stay on the fruity side of the spectrum. The finish is long and semidry with lots of grassy bitterness clinging to the tongue, but also plenty of toasty malt character sticking around. The fruity esters of the yeast are very present in the finish, complimented by some bright citrusy notes from the hops. Aftertaste of grass and toasted grain.

M- Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, and a semidry finish. Very sticky with hop oils.

O- Really a fantastic beer. Rich, full malt character, resinous, piney hops, and colorful yeast combine to make a mouth-watering brew that is hard to switch away from.

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Photo of Capsfan90
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a two finger off white head into a snifter. Crystal clear amber color with great lacing.  Pine and grapefruit were very pronounced from smell to taste. Considering the 103 IBU'S and 9.1 ABV, I found Sixpoint Resin very drinkable and not to boozie, a good quality DIPA.

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Photo of rjd722
4.59/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Pour House, been looking forward to having this for a while and it exceeded expectations. Nice, clear amber color with a solid white foam head and decent lacing. Huge piney aroma, hints of grapefruit. Phenomenal balance to this beer, great sticky resin on the mouthfeel, bitter and slightly sweet but in no way overpowering. Taste is loaded with piney hops, extremely drinkable. Awesome brew!

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Photo of PostRockandCats
4.37/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz can

L: Golden coppery color with a tall head. Clear.

S: Fruit and citrus up front; smells like tropical fruit and Grapefruit. Very earthy and malty at the end. Kind of astringent.

T: Big Grapefruit to start. Not as tropical fruity as the smell would indicate. Mild mango notes after the citrus. Lots of caramel malts. End with pine and bark. Very crisp and clean!

F: Not as resiny viscous in my mouth as I'd have expected from the hype. Smooth and light.

O: Solid DIPA. Clean and balanced. Shows off the beauty of the hop without overshadowing the rest of the ingredients. Beautiful brew that packs a punch!

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Photo of bogus564
4.47/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 fl. oz., poured into a pint glass.

I just tried the brisket at my local Boston Market, and I have to say it ain’t half bad. I do take issue with them not allowing me to enjoy this beer along with it in the restaurant. What a bunch of wet blankets… but anyway, let’s try this beer.

A: It appears that the Color Fairy was pulling some overtime on this one – it’s a very dark amber, kind of like a turbocharged burnt orange. An aggressive pour produces a very small (<1 cm) wheat-colored head that doesn’t hit the one minute mark before dissolving into lace on the sides of the glass. There are no bubbles to report. It’s a scary looking beer, and I don’t mean that in a bad way.

S: Strong hops are right there in the nose, giving you grapefruit and pine resin. In fact, I can’t pick up anything even slightly malty, this beer is so powerful with hops. I’m not afraid to drink it, but I don’t have the slightest clue of what to expect. That said, here goes…

T: Man, this is one muscular beer. Right up front, there are the hops, and a grapefruit taste that comes with it. I couldn’t smell anything malty, but I could sure as heck taste it; dark fruit (raisins) and something sweet, more syrupy than sugary. At the back end, there’s enough pine resin taste to kill your taste buds for anything else you may wish to review. You’re going to have to eat something to clear your palate if you plan on giving a fair review to any beer you drink subsequently. It makes me pucker, and I like that. I like when a brewery doesn’t mess around.

M: If you’re not a lover of hoppy beers, ignore this part: good God, this is a great beer. It’s full-bodied, carbonated well, and washes quite nicely over the palate, leaving a very dry, resin finish. My goodness, what a delightful experience; hop haters may rejoin here…

O: I love a beer that doesn’t mess around, and this one most assuredly fits the bill. I’ll admit I was tentative, not knowing what to expect, but this one knocked it out of the park. A three-run jack from Albert Pujols is how I’d describe it. I just wish that Boston Market would have allowed me to sneak this one in with the brisket; if I were crafty, I probably could have gotten away with it.

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Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 747 ratings.