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Global Warmer | Sixpoint Brewery

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3.92/5
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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:
#6,188
Reviews:
220
Ratings:
1,195
pDev:
9.44%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 1,195 |  Reviews: 220
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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Photo of whiterapid
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ShaneAMcAllister
3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hophugger
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mynie
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap.

Pours dark Amber and very hazy.

Smells balanced and stylistically ambiguous. Doesn't really seem like a red ale but it's sure as shit not an apa. More like a hoppy amber. Light, semi sharp malt and citrusy hops.

Tastes like it smells, wonderful balanced and no sign of its high ABV. Biscuit, citrus, and a little honey on the finish.

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Photo of IdrinkGas
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Reidrover
3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz slim can bought from Lifesource in Salem OR $2.00 Pours a nice amber/light brown with a gorgeous thick and luscious cream coloured head. Pretty hoppy aroma on it herbal and citrus like. Brown sugar and caramel malts. Taste has the same aspects as the aroma..but slightly more resin in the hops.Some bitter coffee/toffee right at the end. Mouth feel is medium to full with medium carbonation..like the bitter aftertaste. Nice medium hopped amber

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Photo of Amp
3.3/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Wizzle32
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wheels2532
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hozersr
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of byronic
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of EMV
3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a tulip

L: Semi-opaque dark golden pour. Two fingers of foamy white head. Sticky lacing. Looks delicious.

S: Fresh baked bread and resinous pine. A bit of toffee.

T/F: Somewhat doughy with a pretty bitter hop profile. Lots of herbal tones and evergreen. Floral and bitter. Not as balanced as expected... definitely tending towards a dry IPA flavor and very light on the malts for a red. Well carbonated... a bit resinous and the finish is dry and floral.

O: A solid brew from Sixpoint... not as malty as I'd expect from an Amber/Red... and this definitely tends towards the IPA side of things. Not that this is a bad thing... it's a solid beer from a great brewery. Doesn't compare to their Bengali or Resin though.

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Photo of Gmartin75
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HenryPorter7777
4.07/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Not your typical red ale: golden amber color with beautiful lacing that gives a slight creamy mouth feel. This red ale comes across as more a balance of an IPA with a red ale. Malts, hops and IBUs are balanced. A good solid beer. SIXPOINT.
7% ABV.

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Photo of Venice_Beacher
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

A: pours cloudy orange red in glass with three fingers of cream colored foam. Heavy lacing on glass.
S: citrus first then an expectation of hops finishes well.
T: the citrus gives way to the strong hops with a tingle at the back of the mouth.
F: high carbonation that fades a bit when left to breath for a while. Finishes dry like I am still thirsty.
O: enjoyable beer but the dry finish just makes me want a glass of water.

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Photo of chefduff2
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of justinm4bama
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FIN
3.32/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of cjgator3
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Bright citrusy hops in the nose. The taste has a nice toasted malt sweetness that balance out the hops nicely. Solid beer!

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Photo of mmorris15
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Global Warmer from Sixpoint Brewery
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 1,195 ratings
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