Puff | Sixpoint Brewery

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4.16/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
If you love Resin, try tasting it straight from the tanks. That’s Puff – a hazy, unfiltered pour straight from the tanks, with an extra dose of dry hops... a new blend devised just for Puff.

Added by kell50 on 03-27-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,623
Reviews:
253
Ratings:
1,007
pDev:
7.93%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
63
Gots:
245
Trade:
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Photo of gwtn
5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of threeviews
5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12oz can (canned on: 10 May 2018) into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

A - Pours a honey amber color with light haze. Based on my pour, it develops a 1-finger, eggshell colored head with conservative retention (5.0)

S - Tropical (Mango, Pineapple), stone fruit (peach, apricot), citrus (orange) and a sticky, resinous pine are all detected along with a faint whiff of alcohol. The aroma is pungent but soft at the same time. (5.0)

T - Follows the nose to a tee. Equal parts sticky/resiny and tropical and finishes rather juicy. (5.0)

F - Medium+ body with a finish that balances the hops and malt where neither dominates. Highly drinkable considering both the IBUs and ABV. (5.0)

O - I cannot find any holes in this beer. Fans of Sixpoint Hi-Res will find much to like with Puff since they have similar appearances, aromas and flavors. This is a steal at $12 for a 4-Pack. Sixpoint does it again (and will purchase it again)! (5.0)

For my palate, I would choose this DIPA over Hopslam (Bell's) and Double Trouble (Founders). It is a complete "coin toss" whether I would choose Puff over Hi-Res

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Photo of Claude-Irishman
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Looks hazy mango colored, with white foamy head. Smells really fresh like orange,pineapple,mango,fresh baguette.Taste is exceptional; juicy,fruity,creamy,fresh,nice quality malt backbone. Feels amazingly well balanced for a higher ABV brew. Overall I will have this again,and I would recommend. Six Point is a great brewery.

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Photo of grapeshops
4.01/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RaulMondesi
3.33/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

What can Raul say? He is easily swayed by ratings; 4.16? Yeah, Raul will try that. And...? Sweet hell... No, seriously, this dang sucker is sweet! Like the waitress at Denny’s that calls you honey and pinches your ass on the way out, too sweet. Hella malty, and then boom! Sweet. Raul is not s fan.

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Photo of Sludgeman
4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Warren2621
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of newcastlemike
4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ravisingh
4.58/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tried this at Eli Cannon's in Middletown CT. Nice amber color pine noted scent. Citrus and plum notes. Hoppy and nice.

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Photo of meatyard
3.92/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SMH_NWI
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DudMan
3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkblr
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz canned 5/10/18 (21 days ago) poured into a Sixpoint tulip pint at fridge temp 9.8% ABV 108 IBU 10.8 SRM per label. The beer pours Hefe hazy honey amber in color with short lived off white head. The aroma is significant with resiny citrus, pine and tropical fruit. The taste is big citrus up front with some tropical and earthy flavors mid palate finishing in bitter piney, just barely boozey finale. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, adequately carbonated and mostly dry in the finish. There is a level of softness imparted by the lack of filtering that is nice and not over done. Overall, excellent. Recommended for fans of vibrant DIPA with no acceptable local options (such as myself).

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Photo of CrimeDog
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Paradox1000
4.49/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love Double IPAs and have always been partial to Resin. I was not disappointed with this one. If you like hops forward Double IPAs with pine and citrus accents, not toned down by malts, this is for you.

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Photo of meanmutt
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JonBoy23
5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Nitty703
3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drh88
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DigitGrowler
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of glass_house
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ADKbeerguy
4.49/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color with a finger width foamy head. Head retention is decent. Lacing is good. Malty caramel aroma with some strong piney resin. Creamy caramel taste with a big bitter piney resin. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

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Photo of SiepJones
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smi69
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Puff from Sixpoint Brewery
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 1,007 ratings