Global Warmer | Sixpoint Brewery

Global WarmerGlobal Warmer
BA SCORE
81.2%
Liked This Beer
3.92 w/ 1,193 ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States
sixpoint.com

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.

Added by slander on 11-04-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,840
Reviews:
218
Ratings:
1,193
Liked:
969
Avg:
3.92/5
pDev:
9.44%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
50
Gots:
261
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,193 |  Reviews: 218
Photo of dbrauneis
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of grnmtnman
4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of haines710
4.46/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DuckFacts
4.77/5  rDev +21.7%
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 Rebrown221
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pro45
3.06/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of nobledust
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Timtac
3.61/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JPadilla
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of morimech
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Reddish hued amber that is slightly hazy. Two fingers of head forms and leaves heavy lacing down the glass. Aroma of pine, citrus, caramel, and toast. Flavor is hoppy upfront with pine and citrus but the malt balances out the flavor with caramel that makes this a red ale. Nice body and carbonation compliments the flavors well.

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Photo of Stooven
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
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 MrFabulous
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
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 BKast409
3.56/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wisegreensoul
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bluecrow
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

-clear orange-Amber tap pour to glass. Foam cap persists. Aroma is muted, more malt than hops. Flavor is slightly bitter. Body is light and finish is smooth; bitterness lingers.

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Photo of Dave1999
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnCassillo
3.34/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy red with a significant, foamy head. Initial aroma is malty and bready, which carries through to the taste. You get some piney hop notes on the back end, but it largely sits in your mouth with caramel, bread and malt flavors prevailing. Mouthfeel's a bit heavy and carbonated at once. It's a decent red, but perhaps it could be a bit hoppier or sweeter (rather than sitting in the middle).

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Photo of Greywulfken
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer didn't do much for me, but then again, its not exactly my style, so it has to work a little harder to impress, you know? Appropriate amber coloration, clear, with a beige head a few fingers high. Woodsy and earthy aromas of musk and citrus followed by flavors along the same lines. Not particularly bitter or sweet - a mild ale; moderate carbonation, fairly lightweight, with a lingering aftertaste.

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Photo of glass_house
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Happyyb
3.82/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AmitC
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kojevergas
3.14/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Brief initial impressions from a can purchased as part of a 6 pack for $10.99 at a C-town supermarket in Brooklyn.

Billed as a "cloudy red"...but it isn't actually cloudy. Dull amber body colour with a standard off-white cap. Head retention is good - ~8 minutes.

AROMA: Toasted amber malts, caramalt, bubblegum phenol, floral hops, hints of resin, a blip of pine. Subdued, but of average strength. Suggests a nice red ale with a more noticeable hop profile than most.

TASTE & TEXTURE: Amber malt with a toasty undertone. Caramalt. Generic floral hop flavour, subdued pine and resin. A scratchiness to the mouthfeel helps bring out that toastiness, but more of a bready feel would be ideal. Aptly medium-bodied. I'd like to see them go bigger on the hops (with more interesting hop selections) and go even more toasty in terms of the malt backbone. Balance isn't bad here, and there aren't any off-flavours, but it's wanting in terms of ingredient selection, vividness, and depth and intricacy of flavour.

Slightly coarse, wet, unrefreshing. Not too weighty or filling. Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, or harsh. Overcarbonated.

OVERALL: Everyone seems to like Sixpoint's beers more than I do. This is a competent amber ale that goes a bit heavier in terms of hops than most but doesn't live up to its "cloudy red" billing and isn't anywhere near the level of beers like Troegs' Nugget Nectar. Fine for what it is, and not bad at $10.99 a six pack (though price has no bearing on my ratings), but not a beer I'd buy regularly and while I enjoy plowing through the six pack I bought of this drinkable ale, I doubt I'll ever buy it again if there are alternatives. Like it, don't love it. Worth trying once if you're curious, but far from a world class expression of the style, nicely executed though it is.

C+ (3.14) / ABOVE AVERAGE

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Photo of DallasK
4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
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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Global Warmer from Sixpoint Brewery
Beer rating: 81.2% out of 100 with 1,193 ratings
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