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Resin - Sixpoint Brewery

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Reviews: 765
Hads: 4,281
Avg: 4.06
pDev: 24.88%
Wants: 254
Gots: 963 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States | website

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 CharlieMurphy
3.02/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Dark ruby brown copper wait for it... resin.

S: Woah wtf?! bananas. Molasses, sweet belgian strong ale fruit flavors.

T: Light and modest with a clean presentation. Hoppiness is mild. Finishes again with the belgian yeast.

M: Slightly cloying, tongue bittering as well as dehydrating. Carbonation is low, and it can stand to be.

O: Interesting style, or hybrid rather. Could have done without.

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Photo of JAFoley
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A - Semitransparent golden orange. Nice solid white head with great retention and dense foam. Lacing clings beautifully to the glass.

S - Orange citrus aroma

T - Orange and pine hops with a strong malt body. Nice heat from the alcohol.

M - Resinous as the name would suggest. Medium body with good carbonation

O - At first I was not very impressed, but as I drink this it grows on me. The malt base balances and gives body under the piney hops. I will definitely be coming back to this.

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Photo of coachdonovan
3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Well that's a screw. I didn't realize this beer comes in 12oz cans instead of the usual 16oz for Sixpoint. Very sneaky of them to use tall skinny cans so the packaging looks the same as the others. Oh well, this four-pack has a best-by date of July 30.

This pours a nearly garnet reddish brown, and it's very hazy. Sand-colored head is about a finger think with good lacing. Looks great in the glass. Aroma is not what I expected, as I get some of the fruity hops but there is also lots of caramel sweetness and a tiny bit of spice.

Hmm, taste is also a bit different from other DIPAs. Definitely thinner than I'd prefer, and that helps to hide the abv as well. It's extremely bitter in the finish, after building through a malty-yet-not-sweet body.

It's not bad, but given the price per ounce, I was hoping for more. It delivers neither a crazy aromatic IPA nor a nice and sticky imperial ale. I'll skip this one in the future.

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Photo of GinjaSlice
4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Great looking orange amber beer. Nice small white head and good lacing
S: Fruity smell with a bit of pine and sweetness but smell seems weak to me
T: Delicious beer citrusy and hoppy bitterness. WIth a slight bit of malt and great hoppy after taste
M: A little over carbonated to me

Great beer

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Photo of danedelman
3.3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to thebeerbug for this as an extra.

Served in a DFH tulipish glass

A-orangeish reddish with large fluffy 2 finger head that sticks around forever.

S-very citrusy hops with a hint of pine lingering in the background.

T-Very dry grapefruit taste. Aftertaste is similiar to eating a christmas tree. The hops are very in your face and take over the beer. I like it!!

M-medium body with good carbonation.

O-not my favorite style but good beer nonetheless.

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Photo of Scrapss
4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Purchased from the packey best by 05092015.

A: cloudy yellow with a thin ring of bubbles, that lacing hangs around forever.

S: Middle roasted malts, spicy resinous pine needles with bitter citrus. Mild peppery yeast and everything just blends well. Very well presented IPA notes.

T: Follows nose. The mild weediness, pine and citrus peek up and stay up. bitter-orangy-grapefruity finish.

M: Semi-creamy, coating well with a smooth, velvety finish. Some signficant bitter notes poke up and subside in the dry, creamy finish. It is a HUGE finish on the dry and bitter side.

O: Give me more of THIS. Between citrus, bitter, dry, and pine....this is a balance on the edge of too much. But it is not.

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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 Chvck1
5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

There are many beers with a similar flavor but this one stands out. The intense hoppiness with the sweet citrus flavor is delightful. Maybe it's the red bull style can that I'm attracted to but I personally enjoy drinking this one straight out of the can. For some reason, maybe it has to do with easy availability, but I have always passed on this. I will never again take a beer for granted.

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Photo of threeviews
5/5  rDev +23.2%

Poured from a 12oz can (Best Before Date of July 15, 2015)...the freshest batch I have had to date.

A- Pours a perfectly clear, deep orange with a beautiful, 1-to-1-1/2 finger's worth of frothy, white head. The lacing lacing rings are beautiful and decorates the glass as the beer is consumed. (5.0)

S- Intense, dank aromas of pine resin, peach, mango, papaya, pineapple and ruby red grapefruit all rolled up into a tight and pungent package. Even after the head subsides, the hops just continue to dominate the nose. (5.0)

T- Hop oils penetrate the palate first followed by a mild wave of malt sweetness. Any sweetness is quickly whisked aside thanks to a wave of tropical fruits and an intensely dry, citrus rind bitterness finish. The 9.1% ABV is completely masked, making this one dangerously drinkable DIPAs.

M- Carbonation is spot-on, giving enough to produce a healthy head to feature those hop aromas as well as opening the palate and letting those hops sink in. Resin is medium bodied, making this an easy beer to consume. (5.0)

O- After sporadic revisits (and reviews) of Resin since its initial release back in early 2012, each was good but far from the quality I am tasting right now. The filtering is perfect, the aroma is insane the taste is everything and more that you would experience from a DIPA, carbonation/mouthfeel is perfect and yep...it comes in cans. Whatever Sixpoint has done over the years, Resin (or at least this latest batch to be featured in 6-Packs) is absolutely dialed in and worthy of qualifying as 'World Class.' (5.0)

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Photo of stouts4me
3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

picked up a four-"box" today in WI.

a: nice yellow /orange color, decent tiny white bubble head.

s: can't identify the hops without cheating, but it is a nice upfront cloud in your face.

t: taste IS very delicious, will be a great summer beer, can't say the big IBU over-powers me like some other big beers, but I will buy it again.

m: typical of style.

o: heard about the hype, thought I would give it a try, doesn't live up to hype, but worth buying again when I want a tasty double IPA, plus easy to pack in the cans to a backpack, with no glass hazards.

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Photo of Gfunk720
2.86/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz can, out of my HFS stemware. Can dated "Best by June 30, 2012"

A- A crazy dark amberish red color. There is a healthy off white head that forms, with plenty of lacing. The beer is very clean looking, yet quite dark for the style.

S- Mostly bready malt and some off metal smells. Not really getting much hops here.

T- A thick malty flavor hits the tongue initially, with an interestingly complex malt profile following. The aftertaste is an unbalanced hoppy mess. Mostly bitter aftertaste, hints of pine.

M- This is pretty much flat. The body is tolerable for the style, if not a little thick.

O- I had decent hopes for this one, but it was a bit of a fail to me. After drinking HT/Hopslam/ETC. for the last few weeks, this beer did not fare well. I may have rated it higher as a American Barleywine rather than a Double IPA.


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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 765 ratings.