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Dabble | Sixpoint Brewery

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Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
There’s nothing quite like your first taste. Hop farmers are breeding insane new flavors—one sip and you’ll be hooked. To truly harness these new flavors though, you’ve got to dabble a bit and test them out. The new hop blend blew our minds, so for DABBLE, we’re taking our experiment full scale with massive loads of hops so everyone can experience it. Sabro provides an incredible coconut note, Cashmere brings a soft, delicate complexity, and Idaho 7 brings potency and depth. Dip a toe in—dare to DABBLE.

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Ratings: 123 |  Reviews: 51
Photo of Branlott42
3.51/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mpt2222
2.45/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

very sweet. overpowering apricot fruity flavor. cough syrup.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.27/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sixpoint Brewery "Dabble"
12 fl. oz. can, "CANNED 13JAN19 BB12JUL192332"

Notes via stream of consciousness: So what is this? Ahhh, a double IPA with Sabro, Cashmere, and Idaho 7. I'm not familiar with Sabro so I'm interested to see if I can pick something out. OK, it's poured a cloudy golden-orange body beneath a finger-thick head of off-white foam. It looks a bit like a hefeweizen. The aroma is candyish. It's like hard orange and lemon candies. There's some peach and bubblegum as well. Interesting... very interesting. On to the flavor, it very much follows the flavor but I'm now getting the peach up front, and some green apple Jolly Ranchers candy in the back. It's sweet and yet somehow it dries up in the finish, despite not having that much bitterness to it (the label lists 20), perhaps because there's a little bit of acidity to it. There's also a kind of woody note, similar to cedar, that appears in the finish. Sugar is lingering but it erodes quickly, and it's not building on the palate. Very late in the finish there's also a kind of minty herbal note that helps, mostly it's peach though, peach like in Gummi peach rings. It's an unusual beer. I was going to say odd initially but there's really nothing odd about it, it's just different. Very unique. In the mouth it's medium bodied and dextrinous, and delicately effervescent with a tingling on the tongue. Finally, looking back the head held OK initially and then dropped, but it continued to maintain an almost solid, creamy surface covering. The lacing, well, it was just average. In the end this is now what I'd expect of a double IPA but I can see why they'd call it that as it's strong and hoppy. A double NE IPA? The kind that have a low bitterness? Perhaps, but it's still a bit different. I'd recommend it though, at least to people who don't mind a little sweetness and lots of fruitiness in their beers.
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Photo of avalon07
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a can to a snifter glass. Had an orange / yellow color and a super cloudy consistency. There was a quarter inch of foamy, somewhat long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.

S: A solid aroma of hops, tropical fruit, malt, and citrus fruit.

T: Tasted of a mild amount of malt (mostly in the finish), some citrus fruit (a little orange), a decent shot of hops (more than expected), and a good amount of tropical fruit (mango, pineapple). Like the aroma, a very solid flavor. It's not quite in line with the typical NE IPA taste (i.e., super-juicy), but does offer a hoppier version of it. Pretty tasty.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a sharp finish. Medium-bodied.

O: On the whole, a well done beer. Worth a look.

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Photo of Diura
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Greywulfken
3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Relatively mediocre entry from Sixpoint - following the NEIPA trend, this is a tropical fruit kinda beer, mildly bitter, moderately sweet... body is soft and amply carbonated... Nothing wrong with the beer at all, but the flooded market has made my palate more discriminating, and this beer is unfortunately indistinct from the masses... 1/14/19 canning...

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Photo of DavetotheB
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rudiecantfail
4.11/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce can poured into a tulip glass.

L---Hazy/murky dim gold color. A fair amount of sediment floating around, not that there's anything wrong with that. Medium sized, slightly off white head with minimal retention. Minimal lacing.

S---Sweet. Mango & pineapple are the two most noticeable aromas.

T---The advertised coconut shows up and, combined with strong pineapple, gives it a tropical drink (pina colada) taste/feel. Mango and some vague citrus are there as well. I definitely call this one different, which is what they were going for with the experimental hops bill.

F--Juicy & thicker than an average IPA. Wet & quenching, definitely one to bang down on a hot day. No hint of the fairly high ABV. Could be dangerous banging these down on that hot day.

O---Bonus points for being willing to try something new. At least to me, coconut is a new flavor in an IPA. And their experimenting worked well. This is a good one.

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Photo of szmnnl99
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RBorsato
3.1/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Jsswinney
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ajm5108
3.56/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The hop profile - which utilizes newer, experimental hops - is certainly interesting if not wholey successful. I got a bit of a Pina Colada vibe - floral hops, notes of mango, vague coconut - but there is definitely a vein of grassy, earthy hops that is a bit too piquant and doesn’t mesh with the other flavors

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

Photo of Griphon
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Knapp85
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcbroome
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Unclevince
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drtth
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The hazy dark orange-amber colored beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a 1/2” white head that leaves a web of lacing on the sides of the glass as it recedes to a cap of foam and then to a thin irregular island of foam on the surface of the liquid. Sipping creates two arches and lots of small patches and legs of lacing.

The gentle aromas are smooth, rich and filled with coconut, mango, pineapple and melon.

The flavors are full, rich and much as expected from the nose with the coconut, mango, pineapple. apricot and melon melange up front but backed up by some bready malt sweetness that is tinged with some very light, almost unnoticeable, citric and resinous bitterness.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied, fairly smooth and a bit juicy with only some very light finely bubbled carbonation. The finish begins as the coconut and fruit flavors begin to fade first allowing the very light bready sweetness to move forward briefly before it to starts to fade leaving the gentle, hardly noticeable bitterness to close the fruit tinged show so that the sweetness does not cloy.

Overall I’d I thought this was an interesting beer that I enjoyed trying and would say Sixpoint has hit the target again. Interestingly the complex coconut and fruit combination worked fairly well for me. This was a surprise since I’m typically not a fan of coconut. I thought this one was both drinkable and enjoyable so I’d have another if offered.

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Photo of Dcwbba
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChrisMon02
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Murky orange look. Orange creamsicle, coconut, banana and nuts in the nose and on the palate. Definately on the sweeter side with little bittering on the finish. Mouthfeel is full and the best feature of the beer. This one is kinda all over the place. Pass.

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Photo of Nephilium
3.6/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Funky tropical fruit and coconut aroma, pours a murky orange with a thin white head. Lots of nut and orange flavor coming through, not much bitterness, and a bit on the sweet side. Full bodied, with a creamy mouthfeel. Overall, not a bad beer, but not my favorite offering from Sixpoint. I probably won't be grabbing this one again.

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Photo of TheBigBoy
2.84/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tiernan
4.41/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Dabble from Sixpoint Brewery
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 123 ratings