Sensi Harvest 2015 | Sixpoint Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A copper ale bursting with fresh, undisturbed hop character.

Juicy wet-hops carefully selected by the Mad Scientists make SENSI HARVEST a unique delicacy available only at harvest time.

64 IBUs

Added by BB1313 on 09-26-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
89
Ratings:
311
pDev:
7.56%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4
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Ratings: 311 |  Reviews: 89
Reviews by FickleBeast:
Photo of FickleBeast
4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can poured into a nonic. Pours a clear orange color with a finger of sticky foam that laces the glass.

Aroma has a nice fresh hoppy flavor with some citrus and floral notes. First sip is initially malty, fading quickly to a vegetal hoppy flavor and finishing with a bitterness that doesn't linger. This tastes fresh and refreshing, with a solid amount of sweetness to the body to keep things in check .

This is a good beer. Smooth and flavorful all around, and doesn't fall into the fresh hop trap of tasting overly grassy or tea-like.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Zraly
4.78/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Light copper with a two finger head. Pours nice, smells fruity and floral.

Wow! Really pretty floral and citrus hops that squeeze serious but mellow bitterness onto my palate. Malt profile is excellent for an IPA: present, supportive, but not invasive to the hop experience. Crisp, clean, and very drinkable. Medium-bodied.

My girlfriend said this is an IPA that tastes like sunshine. I agree.

In the craft world saturated with IPAs, this stands out as a superior choice.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.45/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Ha ha! Back-to-back reviews by my (once) local, in-person trader, tone77, who has fled south for the winter and one by me. That rarely happens, but I'm glad to see that we are on the same page. Viva The CANQuest (tm)!

From the CAN: "Beer Is Culture"; "... Right after harvest, we rush-deliver sacks of seedless hop cones - hand-selected to be the most lush, the most floral, the most fragrant flowers - and put these 'wet hops' directly into this brew. With SENSI HARVEST, Beer Is Agriculture. It's Mad Science."; "Please keep refrigerated. This ale was wet-hopped with fresh hops."; "Beer for Beasts".

Well, I overshot the Best By date by a few days, so following the Crack! of the CAN, a gentle Glug was in order. This raised two fingers of dense, tawny head that slowly fell, leaving nice lacing in its wake. Color was Amber to Deep Amber/Light Copper (SRM = > 9, < 13) with NE-quality clarity. The CAN identifies it as 10 SRM! I guess that I am pretty accurate. Nose was mostly pine, but underlain with hints of grapefruit & tropical fruits. This should be right up my hophead alley! Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was far more tropical fruity (mango, pineapple, guava, papaya) than the nose led me to expect, but what a treat! I had some of this on draft back in October, but it has held up really well in the CAN in the interim. Finish was dry, but in no way, shape or form was it bitter. The hops were prevalent, but proof that they need not be puckeringly bitter, which many people (not me) do not like. It nicely showcased the hops that were included in their Mad Science.

On a side note, I no longer get the snide comments about The CANQuest (tm) that I once did, but this beer is a perfect example of why aluminum cylinders are so much better for beer than glass.

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Photo of Kadonny
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can into a standard pint glass. Best by date of December 2015.

A: A medium orange color with a two finger fluffy white head. Nice full glass lacing.

S: Very herbal on the nose with huge amount of fresh mint, lemon, tangerine and floral notes. Some nice honey sweet is detected with the Sixpoint yeast bill.

T: Super bright fresh flavors jump out. You can really taste the fresh wet hops. Apple mint, lemon, fresh cut grass, some tangerine and some other herbal floral flavors. Malt is honey like with some biscuit notes the leads into a herbal and citrus finish. This just tastes really fresh.Finish is slightly dry with slight bitterness. Nice harvest beer!

M: Light to medium on the mouthfeel. Slightly prickly, slightly dry and no alcohol.

O: This is a terrific fresh/wet hop beer, maybe one of the "freshest" I have ever tasted. It's like squeezing fresh hop juice into a glass . Really great beer, I'm glad I found it on the shelves this year. I'm a fan of Sixpoint and this beer does not disappoint.

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Photo of Billolick
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz slim can, the cardboard 6 pack box had BB dating printed on it.

Pours near clear medium honey amber. Nice looking and frothy medium khaki cap, stays nicely and leaves equally nice looking loose low sheeting and strands of laceing.

Soapy, gingery, fresh hopped up nose, on the pungent side.

More of the same on the palate, spicy ,citric, lime infused, but mostly its the fresh and again pungent freshie hop character of this one.... I like it...well done again Sixpoint

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Photo of sjones5045
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12/5/15 Home Can

Pours copper orange with a nice white head that quickly dissipates but does leave an ok lacing.

The smell is very different and unusual. Not sure I can quite put my mind on it but there is a lot going on that I haven't experienced in other beers. It's kind of an earthy grassy smell that is mixed with caramel. Not sure if that is the best way to explain it but my mind is searching for what this is.

THe taste is different too. Not usually a huge fan of wet hopped beers but this is an unique one. It definitely has a little citrus hop presence that moves to a caramel malt middle and finish. Its pretty smooth and enjoyable.

Overall this is definitely a different tasting beer that is enjoyable. I think its the kind of beer that every time you crack one you are going to taste something different.

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

Clear deep golden body under an off-white head... This beer is all about that fresh wet hop action. I get lots of sticky resinous pine hoppage with a dry side of grapefruit pith. The malts are just an accessory to the big tack of bitterness laid across the tongue. Medium-feel, only a moderate bit of carbonation expressed on the tongue. Subdued fruits and their sugars more appreciable on the warming.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.34/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light copper color with a white head.Smells like fresh grassy hops, pine, citrus, pineapple, and sweet malt almost like caramel. The taste has citrus and sweet caramel followed by the bitter fresh hop taste. I get a tangy sensation melding with the bitterness at the end with both grapefruit and pine both present. Medium body and decent carbonation. Really nice wet hop beer that I enjoyed a lot.

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Photo of justintcoons
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz slim can poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Gold with a 1/2 finger of off-white head. Crystal clear with light carbonation.

Nose
Grapefruit, wintergreen, honey, Juicy Fruit, and melon.

Taste
Wintergreen, dank grass, and honeydew. Lighter notes of grapefruit pith, Juicy Fruit gum, and pine needle. Honey maltiness with hints of toasted bread. Finishes with lingering florals and pine resin.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp, and juicy with a medium-light bitterness.

Overall
Well done! Very juicy and highly quaffable.

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Photo of Hyptochrons
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

nose on this is really interesting, super fresh smelling, dank grassy notes are complimented by pine, light lemon and subtle hints of other fruits. very crisp and well balanced - nice subtle bitterness on the finish. overall quality beer that is refreshing and sessionable.

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Photo of Dustin_Sallitt
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another good brew from sixpoint. Pours copper, just as advertised, nice and clear. The nose is predominantly berry like hops, a little sweet orange in there as well. Maybe even some very slight cotton candy. The taste is super refreshing. Not bursting with flavor but it has good clean flavor that goes down well. A nice little bit of citrus, a touch of balancing malts, and a nice very light resin aftertaste. The mouth feel is smooth, with a nice bit of carbonation.

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Photo of fscottkey
4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: [4.50] Beer is a copper to orange color. It pours out with a finger of bright white head. The head sticks around for a bit before settling with lacing on the sides. The can lists the ABV (6.3%), the IBU (64) and it has a best by (12/26/15).

S: [3.75] Pineapple, orange, mild pine.

T: [4.50] Follows the nose with more of the orange and pine flavors dominating. For 64 IBU it is not a bitter bomb. It has some malt sweetness in the backend to balance things well.

M: [4.00] Medium body and carbonation. The balance of bitter and sweet is near perfect and helps the mouthfeel.

O: [4.25] Sometimes a balanced beer will have bitter and breadiness. This one has a great balance but it is bitter with sweet. The flavors and the feel are really in balance. The pine and orange flavors are really well paired and make this taste great. This is sessionable at 6.3%. My biggest complaint would be that the nose is not to prominent but it does still give a good (only slightly mild) aroma.

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Photo of Jeffwise
4.64/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Beautiful color followed by a medium short lived head.. Smells of nature... In a fruit market. Very piney.. Citrusy... Taste follows the smell. Overall awesome beer again by sixpoint. Which is great after buying a case before tasting... Haha will have no problem getting through it

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Photo of TheWiltChamberlainofipas
4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

After my own harvest of fresh and wet hopped beers I've tried over last the month and a have I stumbled upon this one and was very surprised. This could be in my eyes, which means what I like in an ipa, near perfection. Grapefruit and resin pine which coats the tongue drying your mouth out needling you to drink more. Super sessionable and well done.

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Photo of Kennethzelljr
4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a beautiful clear copper,a foamy light,bubbly head into an ephemere tulip glass.Very pungent tropical fruit aroma,a subtle scent of a bitter fruit and hop resin.This little beer has big flavor.citrus notes of orange peel,lemon juice and pine and hop resin on the back.its crisp dry and refreshing.the mouthfeel is very dry and bitter on the tongue.easy to drink,huge hop flavor.i really am enjoying this beer,and I enjoy a fair amount of sixpoint.this beer really is becoming a seasonal staple.i would absolutely buy more of this and highly recommend a session,wet hopped fan to at least give this a chance.

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Photo of Kendo
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from the slim can into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Body is clear copper-amber with a half-finger off-white head on top.

S: Nice IPA nose - predominantly grapefruity citrus over honey malt with a touch of brown sugar.

T: Pretty much follows the nose. Modest sweet malt foundation, then grapefruity hops, which is followed by a slightly earthy or spicy hoppy-ness as well. Finishes with a lingering grassy or piney bitterness.

M: Could use a little more heft underneath - call it medium in heft, though on the lighter side of medium. Carbonation is mild, creating a modestly slick-ish or oily feel.

O: Very good. Paid $9.99 for a sixer at Trader Joes and I'm glad I did.

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Photo of kevanb
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a Sixpoint Resin snifter.

The beer pours a nice copper color, golden hues, light clarity with a few bubbles rising to the top of the glass where a nice two finger head sits, white and foamy that has moderate retention yielding a few stretch of sticky lace behind. The aroma is nice, soft pine, floral hops, mild herbal quality, juicy fruit, hops spice, very earthy, grassy and green, just a light amount of malty sweetness lingers. The flavors are great, loads of flavorful hops, bitterness is kept in check, nice pine, wildflower, hop spice, grassy "green" hops abound with some sticky malt that leaves some sweetness behind, nice balance. The mouthfeel is nice, coating, crisp, moderate carbonation with a super easy finish, light dryness.

Verdict: A really nice wet hop ale from Sixpoint, definitely one of the better "fresh hop" IPAs on the market this year. Crisp, balanced, refreshing and moderate bitterness, very well done.

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Photo of Gatch
4.42/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful, golden-copper color with a fluffy, sticky white head. I give the looks high marks because it's unique for an IPA, even though it's a fresh hop ale. Nose, flavor, feel...it's all as it should be. Massive wet, sticky, resiny, hoppy goodness. On-tap at Rail Trail in Hudson, MA on 10.19.15.

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Photo of heydrinks
4.81/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Apparently, 2015 has been a good year for beer and no exception here with this offering from Sixpoint...a smooth drinking wet hopped copper colored IPA...strong floral nose...very resinous with berry, piney and citrusy notes...it's the fastest I've put one back in a while...

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Photo of Flounder57
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter at the Union Brewhouse in Weymouth.

Appearance: A two finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is an orange color with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Frothy lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Herbal, lime, and lemon hops followed by biscuity, toasted, and pale malts.

Taste: Nice herbal, spicy, lime, and lemon hops eith nice malt bill. Some chewy and bitterness notes in the rear too.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, light bodied, crisp, refreshing, medium carbonation, and light bitterness.

Overall: Been looking forward to this beer for some time. Definitely grabbing another.

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Photo of barnzy78
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz can, BB26DEC2015
A - sticky lacing coats the glass as the frothy ivory head slowly fades atop an amber colored ale
S - toasty grain, caramel; fresh hop scent of orange and grapefruit zest, pine
T - definitely wet hopped with an array of citrus flavors along with some fresh mango and sticky pine resin; nice malt backbone of caramel and toasted grain; as it warms juicy tropical flavors really kick in with pineapple, mango, and a but of passion fruit
M - medium body, hop oils stick to the palate, bitterness builds with pine and a bit of sweet pineapple coming out on the end
O - I should have bought more of this one. It falls in line with similar hop flavors to their other hoppy beers (Bengali, Resin, and Hi-Res). The wet hop addition makes this one extra sticky and juicy.

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Photo of username
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

BB26DEC2015

Looks really nice. SRM10 appears quite accurate. Good/great retention with a propensity to lace.

Smells fantastic. Very floral and resinous primarily. There is another aroma that I can't place but is extremely pleasing. At the risk of using the cliche, dank, would be a way to describe it, but in a fresh, sweet, perfumey way as opposed to decayed basement or whatever; though becoming a bit more diesel-like as it warms.

Tastes very fresh and laden with citrus rind in conjunction with what is offered by the smell — juicy. Seriously impressed.

Feel is sublime. Very well balanced.

Overall, blown away by this one. I expected/hoped it'd be good, but wasn't prepared for how good it actually was. Everything I've been searching for in an IPA; strong, assertive, and potent yet well-rounded.

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Photo of thepenguin
4.29/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed 11/17/15

L: Pours medium gold with a head that just won’t quit.

S: Powerful, fresh fruity aroma – lemons and kiwi really come to mind with this one. Some fresh grass and celery. Unbelievably bright and tropical with a quality that can only be described as “wet”.

T: Vibrant grapefruit, lemons, freshly-mown grass, . This beer is incredibly balanced with a nice caramel toastiness. Despite the massive strong hop taste this beer does not register as bitter. Has a dry crisp finish with notes of toasted malt and late-addition hops – again, balanced.

F: Light to medium body with a slick, resinous feel and decent carbonation.

O: This is the stuff wet hop IPAs are made of, even this far into the season. Outstanding bright fruity aroma with very balanced flavors.

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

Pours a mostly clear amber with fluffy offwhite colored head, thick rings of lace down the glass. Smell: pine, mint, sweet orange; note of yeasty bread in the back. Taste: sugary pale back with a little biscuit, peach and pineapple cut by pine, finishing little resiny with sticky, sugary berry skin as the end-game. It's a really tasty wet hop IPA that does it's job as a seasonal release, but it's not quite dialed in to be one I'd want regularly.

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Photo of oberon
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Sensi Harvest 2015 from Sixpoint Brewery
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 311 ratings