Puff | Sixpoint Brewery

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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
Ratings:
973
Reviews:
244
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
7.91%
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
235
For Trade:
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Photo of onedogtwodog
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of andrew8626
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jwat
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bwood06
3.99/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A buddy of mine and I were on our annual baseball trip in NYC this year so of course we were sampling as many local brews as possible. I was on a bit of a DIPA kick at the time so I ordered this one up.

This beer pours a hazy/cloudy orangish amber that shows off some light carbonation and is topped with a thick, frothy, white head that has a bit of an orange tint to it. The head dissipates ultra slowly to a rocky layer that is retained. 4.25/5 The aroma is very heavy on the hops, as expected, with citrus peel and grapefruit really standing out along with undertones of light malt and tropical fruits. Good, strong aroma here and well developed in terms of notes. 4/5 The flavor profile is just like the aroma with tropical fruits and light malt providing a base for pine resin to run rampant off of. This is a bit one dimensional for a DIPA, but it does work much better than other "simple" DIPAs that I've had in the past. 4/5 This is a medium bodied beer that is drying with a moderate lingering dryness. Carbonation is light. This beer feels somewhat like it cleans your tongue as it passes, but without the scrubbing bubbles sensation of many pilsners. 3.75/5 This is a very good DIPA that has a nice strong flavor as well as aroma. It is definitely not complex, but it really doesn't have to be to be good. 4/5

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Photo of pro45
3.54/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Gold orange color with a small white head. Smell is pineapple, pine, orange pith. Taste is boozy and dank. Nothing like the nose. Hoppy, orange marmalade, sweet malts, juicy white onion. Medium mouth feel with a creamy finish. Average carb. This was too hot and dank for me. The nose was the best aspect of this beer. I'd like to have a fresher can, as the canning date was 4/30/17. I only have one place that sells Sixpoint where I live and freshness is hit or miss with them.

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Photo of aresonantvoice
4.95/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kojevergas
3.15/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Free pour from a Sixpoint representative at Malt & Mold Gramercy:

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Photo of Kahlerbock
3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lorihall1
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewnme
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of cyrushire
4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

7/15/17 draft @ North End

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Photo of willardt09
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rangerred
4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MikeWard
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz can into a pint glass. canned 4/20/17, so 2 1/2 months old.

quite hazy orange/yellow body, good thick white head, leaving nice lacing

a healthy hit of hops on the nose, faintly sweet.

Pretty aggressive DIPA. resiny, piney, bitter, slightly sour, yet still manages a cleansing sweet malt wash towards the end.

Close to full on the mouth, bittersweet on the finish.

Overall, at 2 1/2 months old, still an in your face brew. Flavors are big, 9.8 abv is hardly hidden at all. one a night would be quite enough for me, but a tasty drink indeed.

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Photo of gruves33
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wilfonzo
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of oldsailor
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wasatch
4.37/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks goes out to thebeers for this brew.

12 oz. Can
Canned: 4/20
BB: 25AUG17

Poured into a tulip a cloudy dark golden yellow/orangy color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy two-finger off-white head, which also leaves some pretty nice creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, some malts, very nice citrus (orange, slight tangerine, grapefruit), with some nice pineyness. The taste is pretty nice, hoppy, malty, with some pretty nice citrus (orange, tangerine, grapefruit), very nice touch of pine notes. Medium body, ABV hidden very well, with a pretty nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, a very tasty brew. Glad to have gotten a chance to try it. Thanks Arthur!

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Photo of Junichi
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dmbphoenix
3.69/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of TheBeverageKing
4.81/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Puff from Sixpoint Brewery
4.17 out of 5 based on 973 ratings.
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