Global Warmer
Sixpoint Brewery

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Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States
Red Ale - American Amber / Red
3.92 | pDev: 9.69%
Apr 01, 2019
Nov 04, 2013
Very Good
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Notes: An Imperial Red ale of global proportions, rich with toasted malt and enough bright hops to warm you through the winter.
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3/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

"Best by 4/23/15"; drank 11/25/14 @ the Yarchives.

Clear orange/red hue.

Big off-white head; frothy lace.

Mild orange citrus nose; faint hints of bread.

Medium thin mouthfeel.

Bitter grapefruit & stake bread flavors up front; mild macro-lager finish.

Drinkable but hardly enjoyable.

Apr 01, 2019
3.93 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts on Dec 03, 2018
3.05 by Chilmer from Iowa on May 24, 2018
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2.7/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
by q33jeff from New Jersey


Aroma is hops and some spice. Light Amber color, lasting white head. Loses points for being a little too hoppy for a winter beer. Also get pine, sourish resin, tar."


Apr 21, 2018
3.75 by AyatollahGold from Indiana on Jan 14, 2018
3.62 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois on Dec 23, 2017
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4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Dinglehacker from Wisconsin

Poured into dimpled seidel.

Look: Thin, cream-colored head ring, and a bat-shape of lace. Burnt amber center, light orange at the edges.

Smell: Fruity hops (grapefruit comes to mind), malt.

Taste: Up front hop fruit, biscuit malt back. Sweet, with tropical bitterness.

Feel: Medium and dry.

A nice red with some great balance. A fruity, hoppy bomb of beer.

Oct 13, 2017
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3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

Poured from 12oz can into glass. Canning date of '20FEB2017'. Only described as an 'ALE' on the can.
Hazy, red amber body. Frothy white head settles to interrupted head, and moderate lacing.
Smell is tropical and piney hops, biscuit malt.
Spicy taste, mostly of piney hops, some tropical in the middle, strong malt underlying throughout. Sweetness at the end.
Coats the mouth, slightly bitter to smooth.
Touted to be a beer to "beat back raging storm clouds". A winter warmer of a different sort. It works.

Oct 11, 2017
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3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by josanguapo from Spain

From Bierkraft. At Elba Costa Ballena. In hotel's tubular glass. Nothing unpleasant,some caramel and neutralish bitterness,but without anything that makes it memorable.Very drinkable though.Abv well hidden

Aug 02, 2017
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3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by stephens101 from Oklahoma

Ruby red with an unblemished tan froth. Smells of citrus, pear and herb. Grain up front with light fruits, faint grapefruit and grass following. Light to medium in body.

Pairs well with An Inconvenient Sequel.

Jul 30, 2017
3 by harpus from Alabama on Jul 09, 2017
3.79 by oldsailor from Connecticut on Jun 29, 2017
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

The appearance is a hazy golden amber colored body with a slim one finger white foamy head that dies within about a minute; some adequate foamy lacing that tries to cling but ends up sliding into the body; the aroma mainly bitter, now is that hops or is that just plain bitterness for the most part, to me at least its just coming across as plain bitterness, not really getting much hops for the most part; I will say this, some caramel malts do come out as it warms; the taste is mainly bitter again, and those caramel malts do try to make a presence, but end up making a sly subtlety to help balance it just a tad; bitter dry aftertaste and finish; on the palate, well, its a sort of between the light to medium and it comes across super dry in the mouth and tongue; overall, hey, not a bad American Amber/Red Ale that wants to be an Imperial Red Ale.

Jun 20, 2017
3.25 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on May 18, 2017
3.29 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota on May 18, 2017
4.04 by Strohm from New York on May 10, 2017
2.5 by NonicPanic from Pennsylvania on Apr 26, 2017
4 by Kurzman from Rhode Island on Apr 18, 2017
3.96 by mnine from California on Apr 16, 2017
3.54 by TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania on Apr 14, 2017
3.65 by Tcsox from Massachusetts on Apr 10, 2017
3.73 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts on Apr 10, 2017
3.88 by Griphon from Florida on Mar 31, 2017
3.83 by psweendogg from Connecticut on Mar 20, 2017
4 by EatonHops from Massachusetts on Mar 14, 2017
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4.07/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by tillmac62 from South Carolina

FEB 2017. Hazy amber pour. World class head volume, lacing and retention.

Outstanding nose of citrus (orange, grapefruit), pine with a good dose of spruce, light pepper and spice over a solid caramel base of toasted biscuit.

Heavy medium body that almost achieves light full. This results in a smooth rich texture that is slick with distinct creamy aspects. World class carbonation / body balance that provides just the right amount of effervescence in both the middle and finish to allow flavor separation and support of the texture.

The flavor profile is outstanding. The balance is world class. Separation is an on going affair that occurs over a mild bitterness that is contrasted with a perfect amount of toasted / nutty sweetness. The citrus aspects of the nose aren't prevalent, although orange rind is present. Orange becomes more pronounced as it warms, especially towards the finish as sweetness is ascending. Caramel is also less pronounced than expected with toasted biscuit being the base. Cold, spruce / pine hop flavors are most noted. As it warms, these become more competitive with orange rind. The finish is a slow fade of blended hops over a sweet base with a touch of lingering pepper.

Mar 08, 2017
3.5 by bacher468 from Pennsylvania on Mar 06, 2017
3.93 by bb-magic from Florida on Mar 05, 2017
4.61 by Hankersore from Ohio on Mar 04, 2017
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3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Skrumpy from Oregon

Hazy, deep copper color. Thick, frothy head with solid retention and lacing. Aroma is toasted malt and citrus, with herbal and earthy notes. The flavor follows suit, with some pine hops flavor, as well as spice, floral & citrus. Resinous mouthfeel, sweet up front with a slightly bitter aftertaste. A decent beer overall.

Feb 28, 2017
3.5 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama on Feb 25, 2017
4 by mike22ne from Massachusetts on Feb 21, 2017
3.83 by Satorn from Florida on Feb 19, 2017
3.99 by dbrauneis from North Carolina on Feb 18, 2017
4.21 by grnmtnman from Oregon on Feb 18, 2017
3 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania on Feb 17, 2017
4.46 by haines710 from Delaware on Feb 15, 2017
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4.77/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by DuckFacts from New Jersey

delicious. im drinking this one later than most so its possible it may have can conditioned (is that even possible?), but i absolutely love this beer. forewarning; i am a sixpoint fan and regularily drink their standard line as my go to when i dont feel like making decisions. that said, i still think this is a solid beer that really shows that ambers can be creative too.

Feb 13, 2017
3.95 by Rebrown221 from Minnesota on Feb 11, 2017
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3.06/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by pro45 from New York

Canned on 10/27/16. The smell was the best part of this beer. Very dank and bitter. You could taste the grapefruit peel and some hops and caramel malts, but this beer was not balanced well. Perhaps if I got a fresher 6 pack, the flavor would've been a lot better. However, it's a beer I wouldn't seek out again.

Feb 08, 2017
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