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Spice Of Life - Summer - Sixpoint Brewery

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23 Ratings
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Ratings: 23
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DrinkSlurm on 10-01-2012)
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nyclee

New York

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

11-21-2012 13:37:49 | More by nyclee
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into pint glass at Terrapin in Rhinebeck, NY. Pours a hazy golden hay color with nice foamy head. Great citrusy hop aromas, maybe mango and sugar sweetness. Really nice aromas! Taste is very mango and citrus hop with a nice sweet malty balance. Very low bitterness, but the hop flavor is great. A really nice IPA. As always, nice job Sixpoint!

Serving type: on-tap

10-01-2012 15:21:12 | More by DrinkSlurm
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BKBassist

New York

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-23-2013 07:08:11 | More by BKBassist
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

In what's become more of an education in hop profiles, Sixpoint's lessons in learning are much more than brain teasers. In the latest hop-forward pale ale, the "Summer" hop variety highlights the newest in the brewery's "Spice of Life" (single-hop) series.

A punch of hops come alive with fruity compounds that are odd in beer but compelling with the nose and early palate of juicy cantaloupe, mango and apricot. Malt sweetness is mild and wraps around the fruit with juicy caramels and light honey- giving the beer's first impression a candied and fructose-laden character.

Its firm golden haze highlights the unfiltered hop character that translates to grapefruit peels, herbal grasses and light pepper upon the middle palate, especially after the sweetness subside and allows the hop flowers to take command of taste in typical IPA form.

Closing with pungent bitterness, its resinous finish is herbal and tea-like seeming of sassafras and softly husken grain and lingering graham cracker, light peppery spice, mint and shaven, perfumy wood. Its dry finish keeps the session refreshing and quick.

Even those final fleeting sips sufficiently lace the glass with broken ivory streams, nearly teasing the senses and asking for another pint. And with its irresistible hop focus but lighter strength and body, why not have one more!

Serving type: on-tap

05-07-2014 17:29:11 | More by BEERchitect
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ImFlyerThanYou

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

04-20-2014 05:37:39 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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brn9000

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

10-02-2012 02:46:57 | More by brn9000
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gshackles

New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

05-25-2014 00:29:53 | More by gshackles
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Gagnonsux

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

01-11-2014 17:08:39 | More by Gagnonsux
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a shaker pint glass at SmallBar - Division.

Review #2600! I have no idea what hop is really in this, as I've never heard of a "Summer" varietal, but I'm game anyway. It pours a clear brass topped by over a finger of cream-white foam. The nose comprises grapefruit peel, lemon peel, light soap, and grass. The taste brings in more of the same, though the soapiness is toned-down (though not altogether gone), flowers spring up here and there, and there's a twinge of light biscuit in the very back. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairly dry finish. Overall, a nice little IPA, though one that doesn't wow or anything. Not bad.

Serving type: on-tap

10-15-2012 19:25:48 | More by TMoney2591
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – Served a golden amber color with a one finger white head. The head fades relatively quickly to give a lighter level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is quite light overall. Some hop aromas of a citrus and earthy aroma. Creating a base are some sweeter smells of a tropical fruit and melon nature.

Taste – The taste begins with a bready base and a grapefruit hop taste. There is a lighter melon and tropical fruit taste upfront that fades fast as the taste advances. While the fruit taste fades, other hop flavors of an earthy nature come to the tongue. At the end a rather earthy/musty bitter hop flavor are left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel - The body of the beer was rather average in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that was quite average as well. Overall the feel was decent for the bitter hop and breadier flavors of the beer, but was nothing too exceptional.

Overall – I liked the hop flavor that was left on the tongue, but other than that it was nothing too exceptional. I like the idea behind the Spice of Life series through and would recommend others to trying the beers if they get a chance. I look forward to trying more.

Serving type: on-tap

11-29-2012 01:28:38 | More by Darkmagus82
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

02-20-2014 14:05:36 | More by InspectorBob
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Dyelawn

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-22-2013 13:46:51 | More by Dyelawn
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-31-2014 15:58:53 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-30-2014 03:04:49 | More by Texasfan549
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

04-22-2014 20:24:35 | More by rolltide8425
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

10-18-2012 00:47:54 | More by djrn2
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

04-18-2014 22:16:08 | More by thinwhiteduke
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TheRuss9585

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

10-31-2012 20:10:16 | More by TheRuss9585
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

03-01-2014 00:33:49 | More by kylehay2004
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TheNightwatchman

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

11-24-2013 19:52:39 | More by TheNightwatchman
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PicoPapa

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap. Pours a hazy dark sraw color with over an inch of head. Lots of lacing. Nose is a bit faint. Some citrus and tropical fruits but they are subdued. Flavors of melon, orange peel, and some other tropical fruit flavors I cant quite figure out. Slightly dank with more bitterness at the end. Has some qualities that are more reminiscent of maybe a Belgian IPA. Medium bodied. Got to say I'm a bit disappointed with this one. Overall, an average beer from a great brewer that I probably won't get again.

Serving type: on-tap

10-17-2012 21:01:22 | More by PicoPapa
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Karibourgeois

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.4%

03-09-2014 14:44:03 | More by Karibourgeois
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NuclearRich

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- hazy gold amber. Creamy foam white head with decent retention and lacing.
S- a little plain but there's some light tropical fruit and a little resin
T- bitter, a little fruity maybe of the tropical persuasion.
M- medium body and smooth, light lingering hop bite
O- underwhelming aroma takes away from an otherwise nice ipa

Serving type: on-tap

10-09-2012 21:22:51 | More by NuclearRich
Spice Of Life - Summer from Sixpoint Brewery
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