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Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States
sixpoint.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Once our eyes were opened to the potential of the hop cone, we couldn’t be stopped. With a laser focus, we magnified the hop factor, and pushed the boundaries of flavor, aroma, and perception itself to create HI-RES. It’s Mad Science.


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Photo of MikeWard
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can into a pint glass. best by 7/12/17.

clear golden yellow body, small white head, decent enough lacing.

nothing on the nose at all, nothing good, but nothing bad either.

tasty beer indeed. good strong hop bite, thick, almost syrupy, sweetness, from the malt. alcohol fairly well hidden.

close to full on the mouth, tangy, bitey, hop finish, with a strong sweet wash.

Overall, enjoyed the battle between bitter and sweet. both strong, and nicely balanced to this palate. upon reflection, bitterness just about won out.

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Photo of jmdrpi
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can, Best Before 12 July 2017

Clear dark golden in color, thin white head. Good lacing. Strong hop aroma - pine, floral, resin. Taste is fairly bitter, dominate hop flavors, light malt flavor. Sticky mouthfeel.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep gold to amber with a foamy white head that recedes into a nice ring around the glass and laces well. Smells of butterscotch, Chardonnay, pine, and grapefruit. Taste follows with a nice citrusy sweet bite. The feel is smooth, rich ,bold, oily and sticky. Absolutely wonderful if you'd ask me. Overall, this is a wonderful TIPA with aspects of a Barleywine, and am sad this will most likely be my only one. Cheers!

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Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

P- Poured from the can,into a Funky Buddha snifter.Best by July 12,2017.

L- Thin soapy head with low retention and sticky lacing.Dark amber / gold colored body with good clarity.Low amount of carbonation.

S- On the nose I get strong notes of resinous pine and floral hops,trace elements of sweet bready malts and citrus hops,plus a faint aroma of alcohol.

T- On the palate I get bitter pine and floral hops up front,with sweet bread and caramel malts balanced by slight fruity citrus hops on the back end,and in the middle.The alcohol is very well hidden.

F- The mouth feel is heavy,thick,sticky,and chewy.Just a slight hint of oxidation from the carbonation.The finish is surprisingly smooth for 10.5%.

O- This is a very good IPA.I think I liked the regular resin a little bit better,but we will see what the final score reflects.I would definitely drink this again,and recommend it to any hop heads.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bought on-line

12 oz. Can

Pours a very nice, hazy yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy two-finger, which also leaves some very nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, slight malt note, very citrusy, with some nice diesel/dank. The taste is very nice hoppy, slight malt, citrusy, very nice diesel. Medium body, with a very nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, this is a very tasty brew. Surprised me, nicely done.

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Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got in a BIF from Roguer. 12 ounce can into tulip glass, best before 7/12/2017. Pours fairly crystal clear golden orange color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of huge tangerine, grapefruit, peach, apricot, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, melon, lemon/orange peel, light pine, honey, caramel, light toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/tropical/fruity hops and moderate dark/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of huge tangerine, grapefruit, peach, apricot, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, melon, lemon/orange peel, light pine, honey, caramel, light toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine/citrus peel/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, peach, apricot, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, melon, lemon/orange peel, pine, honey, caramel, biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/fruity hops and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from lingering bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, bready/grainy/sticky, and lightly resinous balanced mouthfeel that is great. Mildly warming for 10.5%, very well hidden ABV. Overall this is an outstanding DIPA! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/fruity hops and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV, thanks to the fairly tame bitterness. Very dank/juicy on hops with a sizable malt backbone; but never too sweet or heavy at all. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of HenryPorter7777
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

If you like IPAs, you will love this. It's Resin and it's done to perfection: everything is in balance. Mango and passion fruit hops; think Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion series. Nice bite of heat on back end. Don't let the 115 IBU scare you off; it does not overwhelm. It's an "all there" beer that is just simply done well. Sixpoint.
10.5% ABV

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Photo of puboflyons
3.8/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the can with a Best By date of 12 Jul 2017. Sampled on March 24, 2017.

The pour is orange-amber with a tremendous white head that fades after a moment.

The hop characters in the aroma are front and center yet muted,. I get that sweet bread character and then a bountiful floral and fruity hop character. It also smells clean and crisp.

Basically a medium body.

There is a slight sweet read character i the taste at first but then the pine and bitter hops kick in to remind one that this is an IPA. Lingers a bit at the finish.

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Photo of Czequershuus
3.62/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

this beer pours a clear amber gold with a large head. The aroma is fairly mild, with caramel malts and some pine. For a big beer the flavor is not very in your face, with sweet caramel and brown sugar most apparent, as well as pine and pineapple. The mouthfeel is full, rich, almost syrupy. Overall this is nice beer, but not quite what I was expecting - much more malt than hop driven, it is nonetheless tasty.

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Photo of daliandragon
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I have always been a big fan of Six Point, and their DIPAs in particular. These guys know this style.

Extremely impressive appearance, with a huge sturdy,tight bubbled head atop golden amber. Nose is tropical fruit featuring mango, pineapple, and citrus. Not overpowering in the aroma, but what is there is pleasant.

Up front the flavors are fruity and tempting, but the hoppy bitterness comes on strong and won't be denied. Intense without being overpowering, there is a solid wall of citrus and pine that really allows little else through. Typical tight, disciplined texture. As it warms, malt flavors start to appear, as dos the alcohol, which was previously invisible. Complexity becomes apparent where before it was not. Very enjoyable, yet, for these guys, somewhat of a letdown. Still pretty good.

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Photo of Babalu614
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft to snifter. Amber color with a white head. Aroma of bread and citrus. Tastes as it smells, citrus and hoppy, very flavorful! Nice crisp feel good carbonation. Overall a good Imperial IPA

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Photo of Weisenbeer
4.44/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Imperial IPAs done right are hard NOT to love. Well, this one IS done right and is very, very good. Citrus notes abound, great feel, and a joy to put in my drink hole.

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Photo of LeRose
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice color and proper white, soapy head that falls to chunky rafts. Nice enough lacing.

The aroma is pleasant but not strong - sweet and honey-like up front and a mixture of citrus, tropical, pine, a little floral floating above the fray. No sign of the ample alcohol. Biscuits and a little bit of caramel.

The flavor leads with a little bitterness followed by biscuit and caramel, honey-like sweetness. Then comes the hop train - more tropical than citrus, so there's mango and passion fruit going on, but still some orange more than grapefruit. Resin-like flavors are lighter and play in the background, but are certainly present. Nice level of bitterness on the back end of the taste. The malt is strong enough to keep the bitterness in check - this could have been an unrestrained, epic train wreck.

The feel is bothering me - it has the feeling you get when you bite into an orange peel - a little bit of a citrus oil burn going on, and while it is sweet and more than medium-bodied, it is drying. Smooth, no jagged edges, but a little tongue-numbing. The flavor lingers and falls off slowly, and the beer drinks "big and bold" yet without the alcohol intruding. Medium-bodied, nicely carbonated.

This is a good beer. It is nicely crafted and it carries the flavors well. It's very good, nice drinking, but I don't feel it is amazing. Definitely recommended, no doubt will drink it again, but I think I prefer the regular Resin.

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Photo of Pantalones
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

My last can from the four-pack; best-by date of July 12, 2017 on the bottom.

The beer is a nice dark orangey color, forming a huge head of off-white foam on top when poured. It's very slightly hazy (only noticeable when a light is shined through) and has a decent number of bubbles rising up from the bottom. As the foam on top starts to shrink down a bit, it leaves thick swaths of lacing behind in its wake. After drinking some, the lacing isn't sticking as much, but it's still pretty nice.

My sense of smell may be slightly off today (had a cold last week and am mostly recovered at this point), as I'm not getting a great deal of smell from this beer -- when I get close and take a sniff I can definitely pick up some piney and slightly citrusy hops, maybe a hint of maltiness behind them, but nothing standing out a whole lot. As I drink more, I am noticing some herbal/spicy hops coming out more noticeably in the aroma, and occasionally even a little bit of a tropical-fruity sort of thing which is really nice. I remember the smell being much more pronounced the first few times I had this -- maybe waiting a week and a half before drinking this one has muted it somewhat, but I'm going to assume it's mostly the cold's fault and rate this based on how I remember it smelling the first time.

Taste is almost like what I imagine taking a sip of some kind of hop-infused syrup might be like -- loads of hoppy flavors, some sweetness, and then a noticeable alcohol warmth comes in. Alcohol is less noticeable after the first sip, however, and the sweetness starts to become less noticeable later on too. Little bit of a malty flavor in the aftertaste at first, mixing in with that leafy/piney hop bitterness and a hint of an alcohol taste. Flavors I'm getting from the hops are piney, some herbal/spicy, a bit of fruitiness here and there. A leafy/piney bittenress likes to linger for quite a while after taking a bigger sip.

The feel of this is really nice -- really makes it stand out as something "bigger" when compared to all the lighter, crisper standard IPAs out there. As mentioned above, there's almost a "hop syrup" sort of feel to it at first, it's thicker and stickier than your standard IPA or even your standard double IPA. Despite the massive IBUs and high alcohol, though, it's surprisingly smooth and drinkable -- probably not something you'd want to chug, but taking something bigger than a little sip definitely works. Seems to feel lighter and go down easier the more I drink, while at the same time never getting anywhere near the point of seeming thin.

Overall, very good beer that I'm glad I managed to try while it was fresh on the shelves. Really nice feel, loads of hop flavors, a bit of alcohol warming -- it's pretty much everything I would expect a "triple IPA" to be. Great first impression for Sixpoint, I've been hearing so much about their beer but never gotten around to trying them until now. This is probably one of my two favorite IPAs so far -- I'll have to be on the lookout for this one the next time it releases.

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Photo of EMV
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz can into a Dogfish tulip. Standard Sixpoint style can and artwork

L: Pours a surprisingly clear medium to dark golden color. Two fingers of white head leave great lacing.

S: Loads of citrus and grapefruit. Tropical heaven. Some resin thrown in for good measure.

T/F: A big time malt backbone... adds some sweetness in conjunction with the EtOH. Loads of tropical hop character follow the nose. Grapefruit, mango, and pineapple. A little pine and spice for good measure, but definitely tends towards the fruit. Well carbonated. Slightly north of medium in body. FInish is tropical fruits. Warming... booze present but dangerously hidden.

O: A big time triple IPA and dangerously drinkable. Loved this one and would be thrilled to pick up some more.

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Photo of aquabears
4.59/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful, clear amber with a fluffy head. Smells like resin and sweet, syrupy pine needles. Some citrus. Taste is piney and weedy, hint of citrus on the end, sweet malts and a bitter backbone. Smooth and slick, moderate carbonation, thick-ish.

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Photo of Skrumpy
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Slightly hazy with a bubbly head that diminished to a thin film. Streak lacing. Aroma is ripe fruit, citrus, caramel malt and some floral notes. Flavor is similar. Orange, butterscotch, fir tips, and apricot. Slight bitterness in the aftertaste, as the citrus and pine qualities of the hops lingers on the palate. Only a faint essence of alcohol. Juicy and resinous, but smooth and well balanced. An excellent beer overall.

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Photo of GHow
4.96/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Clear dark yellow distilled appearance (with lingering lacing.) Charismatic hoppy aroma followed by a HOPS-RES flavorful taste with only a slight bite feel after the swallow. This may be a deal breaker for a PORTER follower but for a HOP lover its OUTSTANDING. SixPoint become my GO TO!

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Photo of wuthrichj15
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Man this beer rock. Poured a nice beautiful orange color. Huge white head. The smell was incredibly dank. Taste was very piny and hoppy. If you see this on the shelf, make sure to grab it. It is definitely worth a try.

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Photo of Whey2Hoppy
4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- Pours a beautiful shade of light copper/amber, with a fluffy head that lingers around, leaving a decent amount of lacing on the glass.

Smell- Huge dank resin and weed aromas dominate the nose, with some pine and citrus peel on the backend, and a fair amount of caramel malt sweetness as the backbone to bring it all together.

Taste- Huge amounts of fruits like mangos, pineapple, and citrus combine with just enough of a piney kick from the hops to let you know that you're drinking an IPA that is not to be trifled with. Very sweet and malt forward, which is perfect to satisfy my sweet tooth.

Feel- Definitely full-bodied for the style, bordering on syrupy and sticky. This is a huge plus for me, but YMMV.

Overall- One of my new favorite DIPAs, and my first brew from SixPoint. This beer has ensured that they will have a returning customer.

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Photo of donspublic
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from tap into pint, minimal head, nice lacing. Clear amberish golden in the glass. Smells of caramel malt and pine. Taste is initially sweet caramel, with some pine/pinapple thrown in, fades into more pinapple citrus with a mild bitter finish. Sweetness lingers on the palate on the finish. Syrupy/viscous in the mouth, nice mouthfeel.

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Photo of Spikester
3.87/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear gold with a slight orange tint. One finger of three minute white head. Big curtain of fine bubble lace.
Smell is tropical fruit and sweet bread crust malt.
Taste is sweet bready malts with some dank and tropical fruit from the hops.
Mouthfeel is medium high with good carbonation. Finish is dry and mildly bitter.
Overall a fine beer but a bit on the sweet side for my liking. The hop bitterness has been building slowly but can't quite beat down the malt sweetness. A big beer for sure and the alcohol is mostly hidden from the taste buds. This sells for $3.29 for the single and the Resin which I also bought a single goes for $2.29. So for a buck less I can buy a beer I enjoy more! Best by date was 12July2017.

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Photo of pro45
3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best buy date of July/2017. Don't know when it was canned. Pours a beautiful deep gold with a soapy head that dissipates quickly. Nose is almost all tropical fruit with dank resiny hops. taste follows the nose along with juicy onion. Not too bitter, surprisingly. Alcohol is well masked but starts to show up as it warms. Mouthfeel is heavy with medium stickiness. Goes down smooth. This is a nice DIPA but far from my favorite for the style. For $14.99 a 4 pack, that's all she wrote for me.

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Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
4.36/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L: Clear golden orange with a thin white head that quickly dies down into a ring, that leaves plentiful lacing.

S: Blood orange and ruby red grapefruit flesh and juice; bittersweet zest, oils, pith and peel of orange and grapefruit; dried apricot, papay, and pineapple; lightly to moderately sweet toasty biscuit and caramel malt; and some mild green onion/scallion acidity that stings that nostrils.

T: A mixture of juicy blood orange and pink grapefruit flesh with a balancing orange and grapefruit peel and pith bitterness. A heavy underlying malt backbone of toasty biscuit and caramel malt lends a noticeable--yet, considering the abv, admirably restrained--sugary sweetness that balances the hop onslaught, with only a touch of boozy warmth going down as the beer warms. A moderate shimmering of apricot, papaya, yellow peach, and mango surfaces between the interplay of citrus and malt. Finishes with more balancing bitterness a touch of that green onion/scallion acidic note, as well as further citric peel bitterness. Well-balanced between dryness and sweetness. Dangerously drinkable for 10.5% abv.

F: Medium-full bodied, slick and smooth; slightly oily from hops; moderately carbonated and easily drinkable.

O: Still one of the best TIPAs I have had. Tons of citrus and tropical fruit notes, and very well hidden alcohol. Flavor-wise, it compares to Stone Enjoy By, but higher alcohol and still well-hidden. It still remains as one of the best triple IPAs.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.37/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. can

Pours amber orange with a creamy frothy white foam head. Smells like bready honey caramel malt, pineapple, berries, dried papaya, apricot, orange, grapefruit, with resinous floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like candied pineapple, berry, dried papaya, apricot, orange, grapefruit, bready honey caramel malts, with bitter resinous floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy and slick with moderate carbonation. Overall a nice IIPA.

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