Global Warmer | Sixpoint Brewery

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Global WarmerGlobal Warmer

Brewed by:
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.

Added by slander on 11-04-2013

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Good initial head that settles to rim bubbles. Leaves a cross between blanket and spotty lace. Light amber color. Clear.

The smell is a good blend of malt and fresh hop.

The flavor is far more hoppy, giving this a long biting aftertaste. More IPA than red ale. Good Crystal malt flavored base. Rich body but with an equally elevated carbonation level. Easy to drink more than one.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz can purchased for a reasonable $2.25 at Craft Beer Cellar, Islington St, Portsmouth, NH. Code BB23APR15 0921 (best by Apr 23, 2015). I've always liked how Sixpoint gives the bitterness and color measurements along with the ABV. In this case: 7.0% ABV, 70 IBU, 17 SRM. (I'm a scientist, I like numbers.)

Immediately upon popping the pull tab, I got a strong dose of resiny hoppy goodness. Is that Simcoe? Poured into a tulip. Clear copper red brew throws up a frothy taupe head which leaves some thick lacing on the glass as it slowly recedes. The nose is filled with crisp resiny bitterness- citrus rind and pine, certainly indicative of Simcoe- backed by a sweet background of malt sugar. On the tongue it's not as sweet as anticipated, mostly dry with a subtle sweetness. Hops are forward and dominant, but not as crisp or resiny as I was hoping. Don't get me wrong, it's solidly enjoyable, but it just doesn't keep pace with the aroma. Mouthfeel is appropriate, though lacking a bit of body and sweetness which I think could really round things out and turn this great beer into a phenomenal one. Kind of thin and a tiny bit undercarbonated.

This is a good beer. It would easily be a new favorite if it had a bit more body and sweetness. Reminds me quite a bit of the Humboldt Red Nectar, which I think has some of the things that are missing here.

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Global Warmer from Sixpoint Brewery
3.95 out of 5 based on 1,189 ratings.
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