Global Warmer | Sixpoint Brewery

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Global WarmerGlobal Warmer

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Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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Reviews: 214 | Ratings: 1,185
Photo of gutterpunktarzan
4.85/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Truly great beer. Sixpoint strikes again! Look is typical of a red ale. Nothing wrong. Smell is of delicious hops. Global warmer is a balanced beer by an underated brewery unfurtunatly.

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Photo of DuckFacts
4.77/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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.

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Photo of joecast
4.65/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow! This one blew me away. Amazing hop aroma, bright amber/golden color (a little light for an amber but thats hardly a knock). Bitterness is spot on for the abv and malt character. Fantastic!

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Photo of schoolboy
4.55/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Wow. This is a really fine brew. I have to run back to the store and get some more before it is all gone. It's probably too late.

The first one I drank of these built a gorgeous head and sustained it. This may be a little colder, but it still has nice lace and great color.

The smell was an immediate tip off that something great was in the works. The taste did not disappoint. Over the top hops - nicely out of balance, but still there was a lot of malt to offset it. The aftertaste similarly works perfectly - it lingers, and you want it to.

This is an excellent example of Sixpoint doing it well, as they always seem to do. There isn't much about this that throws it in the winter warmer class, though. It is simply a big AIPA, no? Nice red can. Extremely highly recommended.

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Photo of SavvyStudent
4.52/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a red, amber color with low transparency. Thin head with a lot of lacing and visual carbonation.

S: pine and a sweetness with slight malt. Amazingly potent red ale

T: Pine, spicey, malt, sweetness

M: Light mouthfeel wit high carbonation

O: A spicy and hoppy red worth a buy

Serving type: can

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: A brilliant copper amber pour rouses a 1” of-white to cream foam collar that is moderately persistent and lacy.

S: Big resiny, minty hops with some light fruit and a hint of toast.

T: Big hop flavor with herbal, fruit, mint, citrus tempered by light caramel and toast. Hop flavors are medium high, malt flavors are medium,. Hop bitterness is medium. Flavors are well balanced.

F: Medium to medium light body, medium carbonation. No alcohol warming.

O: A nice, drinkable, well put together imperial red ale.

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Photo of MrFabulous
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce can pours a nice amber beer of piney hops. I thought it was @winter warmer" but this is a straight up IPA. It is 7 ABV so quaffable. Nice beer but perhaps not legendary

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Photo of beerdedking
4.46/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from Red Bull style Sixpoint can which I happen to find very appealing...

Looks a bit more copper (IPAish) than red (Amber) in color while having some unfiltered yeast suspended about my pint glass. Nice two finger head and great lacing...

Citrus and mild pine hops waft toward me

This beer walks the line nicely between IPA and Amber making it an excellent alternative to Nugget Nectar. The malt bill is a bit more forward, but the hops steel the show. Lovely citrusy pine lead the way ahead of amber malt with a very smooth bitter finish. Drinkability is high like all Sixpoint beers I've had. They all seem to have a soft carbonation that lets the flavors do the work, not the bubbles.

Get this if you can find still find it, otherwise, put it on your list for next winter...

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Photo of Wiffler27
4.42/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

pours a blood orange color, a red-orange tinge with a solid head.

smells like sweet caramel malt. sweet hop bitterness as well.

taste is very sweet but finishes bitter. nice red ale, more lively and hoppy than most other red ales i've had. goes down smooth, easy drinking. glad i picked up 2 6packs of this. Sixpoint strikes again.

overall this is pretty good. a hoppy red ale with nice malt backbone. red ales have become one of my favorite styles. a nice hoppy red ale that finds its balance is a winner in my book.

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Photo of trentbent
4.4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I was excited to try this beer. I went to a bar where they were supposed to have it on tap but they were out. So I waited until I saw some cans tonight.
It smells great when you pop the can, the hop aroma is like hay and strawberries and oranges.
The pour is a nice amber color that epitomizes the Six Point style: not so pale and not so dark, often with some red and orange hues. The amazing thing about this beer, and what I think makes it a 'winter warmer' is that it has a rather smooth and sweet mouthfeel with a taste that is not as strong on the (nice and rounded) hops as the aroma. That balance makes it a delight. I recommend you pick this one up before I buy the rest of them.

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Photo of SteveB24
4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

great beer, don't love all of the beers I've tried from this brewery but I'm yet to be disappointed.

appearance, appealing clear, light brown/ gold, with evident little bubbles and head that settles to reasonable lacing.

smell; lots of tropical fruit, I'm picking up orange, pineapple, and guava, with citrusy hops and some nice earthy flavors of grass and pine. delicious.

taste; not far from smell, the initial tastes are fruit, citrusy hops, and light malt sweetness to compliment, the guava and pineapple come back at the end. lovely.

mouthfeel. medium-full body, perfect amount of carbonation, slightly creamy with an interesting touch of dryness in the finish. very unique and appealing.

overall; very impressed. will appeal a lot of beer drinkers, satisfying, warms u up without being too filling, will buy again this season.

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Photo of dbl_delta
4.37/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz tall skinny can (stamped BB 23APR15, so it's a bit long in the tooth, but at least close to BB) into a pint glass. Clear, reddish amber with a light tan head that lasts and lasts. Medium carbonation with a continuous flow of lots of tiny bubbles. OK, so it looks good.
This ale hits you with orange, grapefruit, resiny bitterness, and an underlying maltiness that makes a brief appearance somewhere around the midpoint of the tasting experience. And experience it is: there's a lot going on with this one. Strong hops bitterness in the finish. Medium mouthfeel. Comfortable ABV, but I wouldn't call this one a session brew.
I really like this brewery - their offerings never disappoint.

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Photo of Rclem2010
4.36/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Grabbed this one on a whim, and glad we did. Great flavor that I'd never tire of...hops and malt in great proportion, just the right amount of IBU twang, and finishes easy inviting the next swig time and time again. Top 5'er for me.

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Photo of AC-Mivsek
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours a slightly hazy amber, white head with sticky lacing
S- piney hops, biscuity sweet malts
T- Hop bitterness is strong, but it is backed up by enough malt presence to keep it in the amber ale category. Also has hints of grapefruit and citrus.
F- Nicely carbonated, a bit creamy, yet crisp.
O- This is a very hoppy amber ale, although the sweet malt and hints of biscuit really set it off. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of Beer4Baltimore
4.34/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very pretty looking beer with nice aromas of toasted malts and a strong hop presence but could be well enhanced with just a little dry hopping. Tastes great with a good hop zing and mellow toasted character but I'd like more of the toasted malts to come through. Smooth, moderate bodied, and easy drinking on a relaxing afternoon.
I prefer my reds to be toasted, hoppy , and bold. Global Warmer comes in among the best. Sixpoint is a solid brewer that I can always rely on for quality beer.

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Photo of DallasK
4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Slightly hazy dark amber. 1/2 inch frothy head leaves behind lacing. Smells of muted hops and sweetness. Pineapple? Taste is well balanced. Piney hops and sweet bread. Solid beer that is easy to get ahold of.

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Photo of facundoCNB
4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A beautiful amber pour with 2 fingers of beige colored head, slow dissipation, excellent retention, and tons of sticky lacing left behind.
Aromas of toasted malt, caramel, toasted nuts, and lots of grapefruit from the hops.
This is a fantastic ipa style beer. More of a hoppy amber honestly. Lots I sweet caramel malt, toasted breadyness, and a delicious bitterness from the hops that lingers and also has sort of a fruity character to it.
Medium in body with moderate amount of carbonation. Slight creaminess with a nice sticky feel from the head.
I'm liking this one a lot and loving that more breweries are doing hoppy winter ales rather than a cinnamon spice winter warmer.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a deep amber with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid finger of off white head that settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A toasty and earthy Red Ale aroma with a scent of caramel and citrus. Earthy hops with hints of pine resin and grass. Citrus hop hints of grapefruit, orange, lemon, and tangerine. Toasted malt with hints of caramel, toffee, biscuit, grains, and yeast. Some sweet hints of brown sugar. A pretty nice aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a toasty and earthy Red Ale taste with notes of caramel and citrus fruit. Citrus hop notes of grapefruit, orange peel, pineapple, lemon, and tangerine. Earthy hop notes of grass and pine. Toasted malt with notes of caramel, toffee, grains, biscuit, and yeast. Sweet taste of brown sugar. A really good Red Ale taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Fairly oily with a drying finish.

Overall: A very good take on a Red Ale. On the hoppier side with a lot of citrus and earthy notes but still plenty of caramel malt.

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Photo of NickTheGreat
4.29/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L (4.5) - Beautiful deep dark red colored beer with white foam on top. Pretty clear.
S (4.25) - Nice caramel notes in the smell, with a little bit of hop.
T (4.25) - Really tasty beer. I was afraid it might be sweet and spicy but it wasn't. Very malty/caramel-ly tasting beer, well balanced with hops. Not too bitter on the back, while being clean and crisp.
F (4.5) - Easy drinking, smooth beer. I don't get any alcohol warmth or anything from it either.
O (4.25) - I was nervous of this beer, but sad when my 6-pack was gone. So I bought another. Problem solved! One of my favorite Sixpoint beers and that says a lot!"

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Photo of Czequershuus
4.28/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a light copper with a very impressive head. The aroma that hits me first is citrus, a blend of grapefruit and orange peel, followed by slightly dank pine, candied pineapple, and a touch of ginger. The flavor leads heavier towards the candied pineapple, with some mango mixed in, while the citrus and pine are much smaller notes. The sweet red malt is very pleasantly integrated into this beer, with the hops providing a perfect counterbalance. The mouthfeel is full and effervescent. Overall this was a fantastic red ale, and a great change up from other hoppy offerings.

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Photo of johnbloy
4.26/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Loved this beer, a pleasant surprise it was no spices and cheap aftershave, but a good full bodied IPA. Great color and mouth feel. Not as much alcohol as some IIPA's but that makes it more drinkable, biggest complaint is that is comes in 4 x 12oz cans, should be at least 22oz or a six pack.

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Photo of ZBowden
4.26/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours honey strawberry with white head, smells of citrusy resiny hops and toasty malts, tastes of tropical fruit with a simple toasty malt compliment, mouthfeel is rich, light carbonation finishes dry.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The Sixpoint folks know how to brew a drinkable beer, this is a amber ale with hops in to the 70 IBU plateau. Completely different take on a winter ale than what most of the brewers are doing right now. Aroma dank hops, herbal, pine, citrus notes but most notably some type of vegetable be it garlic/onion combo this would make sense. Flavor bready, caramelized sugars, hints of dark roasts but nothing like a real porter or stout just a hint of roasted malt. Big layers of hop bitterness, fresh hop flavors, and dank oily resinous hop oils combine on the palate for one fantastic drinking experience. Mouthfeel has slick hop oils medium bodied with even carbonation a joy on the palate with lingering spicy hop bitterness between each sip. Overall I can't wait to buy another four pack, don't think one 12 ounce "Red Bull" style can will hold you over, great drinking beer perfect for the holidays and Global Warming.

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Photo of Stooven
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 12oz can, drink-by date of Feb 2017. Did not pour, so can't comment on the color. Smell and taste match. Taste is citrusy and piney -- don't quite sense the red ale/amber aspect. Still, it's refreshing. Alcohol well hidden. Would definitely buy again.

Can't say I agree with the name, however. It's very difficult to discern what Sixpoint beers are attempting from the can exterior. Grabbed this in a mix-a-6 and assumed (it being January) it was something more seasonal. Or maybe that the alcohol taste was prevalent. Neither. Go figure.

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Photo of John_M
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Easily the best beer I've had from Six Point to date. The beer has some sweet malt, including some light spice and brown sugar, but the flavor profile was clean, with a nice hoppy bitterness that cleaned up the sweet malt and light roasty flavor component on the finish perfectly. This is a very easy to appreciate hoppy red amber, and for me, the abv. is/was just right.


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