Puff | Sixpoint Brewery

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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

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945
Reviews:
239
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
7.91%
 
 
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3.24/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BJB13
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of En29356
4.56/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kylehay2004
3.94/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of tbeer40
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.83/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Clear kitchen glass
From: JJ
Price: N/A
Purchased: N/A; Received June 1, 2017
Consumed: June 1, 2017
Reviewed as: American Double / Imperial IPA
Misc.: Canned April 20, 2017; Best by Aug. 25, 2017 at 12:43 p.m. ET

Got this along with nine others from JJ, completing an earlier trade. Had had four SixPoint beers before, enjoying the IPAs for the most part in Resin, Hi-Res and Bengali. Looking forward to getting after this one, “an unfiltered pour of Resin from the tanks.”

Poured a pale hazy color with two fingers of off-white frothy head. Some bubble streams coming up from the bottom of the glass. Very good lacing. Very good retention. (Sight - 4.00)

Smelled dank resin and a plethora of hops. Kind of like a garbled, but nice mess. Smelled better out of a can. Also juicy pineapple, guava, mango, herbal, sugary Citra and hints of Mosaic. Seems to be other hops in there as well. (Smell - 4.00)

Taste pretty much followed the nose. Bitter and boozy. Juicy mango, pineapple, red grapefruit, dank resin, trashy Mosaic, hints of sugary Citra, earthy grass, herbal and lingering citrus peel. (Taste - 3.75)

Medium body. Sticky texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, boozy finish. (Feel - 3.75)

This was pretty good DIPA overall. A bit unfinished in my opinion, but really good nonetheless. (Overall - 3.75)

3.83 | 86 | B+

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4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Growler from Beach Liquors Destin

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3.77/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sixpoint Brewery "Puff"
12 fl. oz. can, "Canned On 4/23 BB19AUG2017" and sampled on 28JUN17
$3.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: I love these slim cans, they're so much easier to fit into pockets and what not. I've heard that Canadian high school students like to smuggle them into school in their boots. Anyway, it's a cloudy orange in color beneath a frothy-then-creamy head of white. The aroma is bright, bold, and welcoming. It's resinous, floral, piney, and gently citrusy with honey-drizzled grapefruit and orange. Not surprisingly the flavor follows suit. It's honeyish, and biscuity, with all of the aforementioned hop notes. It's not quite as brazen as the aroma suggests though. The bitterness is not as bold as I expected it to be, but the label lists it at 108 IBUs. Maybe there's so much malt going on that it doesn't quite come through. It's present, and solid, but not overly bitter by any means, and there's also a light spritz of alcohol that helps to dry it in the finish. Hmmm... I'm about 1/3 of the way through and I can kind of feel it at the back of my throat, so maybe it's a touch more than a 'light spritz'. It's certainly not offensive though, and, in fact, welcome in a beer like this. What are we calling it? The can doesn't say - that's one of the things I like about Sixpoint, they let the beer speak for itself. Moving forward, it's medium bodied but with a dextrin's side, and rather smooth across the palate with a median carbonation. I could get into this. Not too often, but when I want that big citrus hop resin, it's there. Nice beer to sit back and relax with, and probably a good idea considering it's 9.8% ABV. I've had hoppier, and more directly (distinctly?) hoppy beers, but this one's still pretty "up there" as far as that goes. And, ohh - ouch - it drinks a little too easy even with all of that resinous goodness and bitterness (or maybe for a hop head like me that's normal). The appearance could be better but it's still recommended.

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4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.93/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a soft hazy burnt/cloudy orange color with a thin white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Lacing was speckled and roaming all over the place. The smell had a big citrus to orange bursting hoppiness up front over resinous to a ton of danky sweet onion goodness. All combining wonderfully. The taste copied the smell pretty much spot on with a dry semi-sweet lingering orange pulpiness sliding into a sticky/almost creamy finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a dry sweet resinous harshness impounding appropriate bitterness units Still, the way it moves with a sliding smoothness strolling over my tongue. It’s a strange one to say the least. Definitely fits the DIPA style and yet the ABV (as I tend to find with most Sixpoint IPA/DIPA’s). Overall, as a DIPA, it definitely works for the style.

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4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4.11/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MaltsOfGlory
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz can

I’m assuming this is kinda the “New England-fied” version of resin.

Pours a little over a finger of white head into my can-style glass. Pretty normal looking head, I can slightly head it fizzing though, that’s no bueno. Head retention is below average. The body is somewhat cloudy, though more dark than anything – color is a dark orange, with a fair amount of brown too. Overall, it looks ok I guess, the head was not very good.

Nose is extremely dank hops. Piney, and just ridiculously dank. A little citrus zest, lemon. Smells like a lot of other New England IPA’s. Not too malty at all, which is good. Hard to smell a lot else when it’s so hoppy. It covers up the booze that I know is here, as well as the sugars that literally have to be here. It’s a little simple, but for a double IPA it smells really nice – bitter and clean.

Flavor is very similar to the nose. Not quite as much umph as the nose has. The first main thing I realize is how damn easy this is to drink, zero presence of alcohol on the first sip. That bitter dank hop character is there, but it is not as pungent, which is just slightly unfortunate. The hop profile blends well with the beer from beginning to end, it’s a good profile. Slightly citrusy, more zesty than anything. It has a very lively feel, just super zesty overall. Mostly the hops are doing this, but I suspect I’m getting a little alcohol twang here finally as well, but it works. A little bit of sweetness is hiding in the background, but it’s not very assertive, which is good. Overall this is a good tasting beer, I’m not blown away, but this is solid and there is absolutely nothing wrong with it.

The mouthfeel is pretty good. Carbonation is just a hair below medium. Bitterness is there, and lingers for a tad bit. Body is not extremely thick for a beer that is unfiltered, but it is bigger than average. Super zesty as mentioned, which definitely effects the mouthfeel as much as the taste. Alcohol burn is basically nonexistent. This is a nice mouthfeel.

The drinkability is stupid high on this beer. Definitely in the top 3 easiest drinking beers, in comparison to the alcohol, I’ve ever had. You just don’t taste any alcohol, it’s crazy.

The appearance turned out decent. The head was not that great, but after it quickly simmered, it had some good film. The lacing was pretty good from top to bottom. Overall it wasn’t too bad.

Overall this is a good beer. Not a crazy amount of stuff going on, but what it’s doing, it’s doing well. Basically just really dank and zesty. Good beer for sure.

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4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shade1951
3.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is a nice IPA. Not a great one. Not a memorable one. Just nice.

The thing really does create a nice "puffy" head and leaves lots of mad lacing - for those who demand such things.

The smell... is an IPA smell. Nice. For me, a bit more pine than I prefer. The flavor is also piney more than citrusy. For those who like that, this is most welcome. I prefer citrus overtones, so you can't take my rating on taste to heart. There is also an aftertaste that is a bit too strong and persistent for my taste.

Medium carbonation - feels good on the tongue. Just a tad watery.

It's not my cup of ale, but it's good for what it is and for the audience it seeks to please.

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Photo of Thomguzow
4.52/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy, almost muddy rust color from the massive addition of hops at end of fermentation. I still cannot decide if I should rate it low for its awful color or accept that it's the style of East Coast IPAs.

The smell hits you with fresh, resin like aromas. It's like fresh pine sap that tickles your nose and waters your tonsils.

The feel on the palate is tingles from its high CO2 and alcohol content. Almost too noticeable. However, the thick, fullness that follows is wonderful.

The taste is exceptional. It is loaded with fresh hops that showcase resin and pine. It's so intense it can nearly wipe out your palate.

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4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

SIXPOINT PUFF 5/30/17

A relatively new entry in the IPA field from this popular Brooklyn brewery. Always liked Resin and Hi-Res. This is supposed to be the unfiltered (and slightly lower ABV and extra hopped) version of the former.

Poured from the 12 oz. can into a Lawson's stemmed tulip.

a: Translucent orange with an inch thick white head which receded to thick surface foam and dense lacing.

s; Pine resin and citrus leaning to grapefruit.

t: Resin with a surprising floral note and an expected heavy 108 IBU hop bite over a medium to full biscuit malt base. Dry finish with some lingering bitterness. Later the floral note fades and resiny bitter hops dominate.

m: Medium to full, great body and carbonation tingle under a persistent white head.

o: An outstanding DIPA, easy drinking for the high ABV, flavorful and satisfying. However, there are now so many great DIPAs out there for less money that after three more cans I'll probably be all Puffed out.

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Puff from Sixpoint Brewery
4.17 out of 5 based on 945 ratings.
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