Sweet Action
Sixpoint Brewery

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Style:
Blonde Ale - American
Ranked #28
ABV:
5%
Score:
88
Ranked #13,434
Avg:
3.92 | pDev: 11.99%
Reviews:
618
Ratings:
2,380
From:
Sixpoint Brewery
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  228
Gots
  571
SCORE
88
Very Good
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Notes: Ever heard of Sweet Action...the magazine? That short-lived sensation sparked one of our first collaborations--the beer you hold in your hand. Our quest to classify SWEET ACTION has ended; it's a beer your brain can't categorize, but instead speaks directly to your palate. Our senses and intuition sometimes conquer rational thought. It's Mad Science.
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clear orange-amber color with a finger of white head. Sweet, bready malt aroma with fruity hops (tangerine and more), both of which continue to the flavor, with just a kiss of hop bitterness for balance. Pretty great.

Aug 27, 2015
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orcrist_cleaver from New York

4.83/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Orange with slight red. 2 finger creamy head. lacing falls apart though and sinks back down into beer.

S: Orange, grapefruit, tangerine, sweet grass. Reminds me of prickly pear cactus for some reason. The citrus hops fade nice into a subtly sweet malty, light and slick-smelling base.

M: Smooth, velvety, creamy, medium body. Medium carbonation level and slightly dry finish.

T/O: It does indeed taste like an orange creamsicle, but it has enough hop bitterness to balance the back end. Not too sweet, not too bitter, well put together. Too sweet to be an APA. More consistent with a light EPA with higher carbonation level that makes it taste crisper. Honey rolls, caramel flavors not pronounced but qualities of both found. Creaminess from the caramel; and, floral sweetness with a bready backbone from honey rolls. I could drink these forever.

Jul 28, 2014
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Dave128 from Kentucky

4.26/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Hazy orange in color. Came from the tap with a 2 finger off white head. Lacing is moderate but that may be due to me drinking it so fast!

S - Grassy and hoppy. Not much on the nose but nothing bad.

T - Sweet up front with huge hop flavor on the finish. Don't get much bitterness making this a very well balanced beer.

M - Medium carbonation. Accents the rest of the beer perfectly.

O - A fantastic balanced beer. May be a new standard favorite.

Aug 07, 2014
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Lemke10 from Wisconsin

4.26/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Bernie’s in Waukesha, WI. This pours a hazy, brown color with a slight beige head. The aroma is sweet with a hint of malt. The taste is slightly sweet and malty. Smooth and easy drinking. Very well made and delicious a nice little find at a bar, especially of draft.

Jun 09, 2014
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JonAdams from New York

4.42/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful if unexpected beer. I have learned great respect for Six Point. This Sweet Action only reinforces that opinion.
Pours a bit hazy with a warm orangy- caramel tint, warm and full bodies looking. Head sticks around for a bit, once that gets sipped away there's a sticky laciness that stays on the walls of the glass. From the tap into a standard pint glass.
Even minutes after the pour there's a nice tingle from the carbonation on the tongue.
Flavor is hoppy without being hopped up, very little malt and no cloying aftertaste or coating.
Without knowing any better, I'd call this a pale ale, but I'm learning more every day.
Long after the sip, there's a tiny explosion of orange on the sides and back of the tongue.
Even 2/3rds of the way through the pint, I'm not sure that I can find anything that would remind me of a cream ale.
I will be back for another!!

Jul 16, 2014
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BriantheBeerGeek from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best before June 17, 2014. So.... not super fresh.

Appearance: Hazy orange with some floaties.

Aroma: Ooh.. Sweet honey like malts, orange, apricot, sticky brown sugar, faint pine, light tropical fruits, very nice smelling beer.

Taste: Unbelievable. So refreshing but not light at all. Sweet honey, apricot, tangerine, some hop bitterness, light lemon.

Body: BIG creamy mouth feel as expected.

Overall: This has been described as a cross between a pale ale, a wheat beer and a cream ale. It's that hard to classify. But who cares anyway? It's freaking DELICIOUS. Highly Recommended. You wont be sorry.

May 06, 2014
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scottspencer from Indiana

4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Another good beer from Sixpoint

Dec 30, 2014
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TBoneJones from Texas

4.42/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pint pour: orange-golden body, hazy, nice carbonation and lacing.
Smells nice and orange peely, hoppy, yet nice sweet bread is there too.
The taste involves light orange citrus and bread malt that is not too sweet in the initial taste.. a smooth beer that holds its own. I like this. It seems the hop bitterness is what is sweet here. After not too long, this finishes like a light sweet roll brushed with slight hints of orange zest and honey, all with a fizzy yet creamy smoothness that balances the whole deal just perfectly.
THIS would be a perfect session. To be had again.

Nov 06, 2014
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Rick_Ryan from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very smooth. Excellent for this style of beer.

Jan 29, 2015
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Lembeh from New York

3.76/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

They changed the recipe, changed the type (cream Ale to blonde) and lowered the alcohol to 5pct. Tastes grainy and missing the smooth mouthfeel of the previous recipe. This is pedestrian at best.

Apr 27, 2015
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hi1714

5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Rally nice USA ale thanks

Apr 18, 2015
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Vinnygny

4.94/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Favorite from Sixpoint. Sweet Action is worth a shot

May 25, 2015
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AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

The dream of a cream ale with BOTH memorable feel and flavor is realized! I've spent years looking, and this is it. Golden-copper body with a fluffy white head. Wonderful hoppy, floral, yeasty, grassy aroma. Flavor is wonderful for the category, with bitter pine resin and crisp citrus, bready yeast, pepper, and a touch of fruity sweetness. Feel is luscious and velvety, smooth and creamy. I was a little afraid I had my first served too cold, but the flavor and aromas were still outsized. Wonderful cream ale, good for both a hot day when something lighter might appeal but also a cold night when in the mood for something of significance. I have a feeling I'm going to be drinking a lot of these in the future.

Jul 10, 2016
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itsscience from Florida

4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours clear amber with a ring of white bubbles. On the nose I get sweet, bready malt with tropical citrus and apples, plus an herbal hop presence. The taste follows the nose but has a wider array of fruit: blood orange, apple, strawberry, apricot, along with that same sweet bread malt. It doesn't taste like any cream ale I've ever had, nor does it fit into any known category, but man is it tasty. Finishes slightly bitter with a medium body and good level of carbonation.

Apr 18, 2014
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hopflyer from Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Best by date 5/7/15

never had a beer officially categorized as a cream ale. Here goes.

Pours semi hazy orange-copper color with fluffy frothy 1 1/2 finger head. Retention is great.

I pick up orange first in the aroma along with some sweet cream. Is the fact its a cream ale making me think so? Smells almost like an orange creamsicle which I love. Not overly strong aroma though after the first whiff.

The taste is right along the lines of its smell. I really get orange creamsicle. Its orange rind backed with sweet and smooth cream. A touch of bitterness keeps it from being overly sweet.

light body and silky smooth. Moderate carbonation. each sip makes the palate demand more.

Continue to be impressed with Sixpoint. This one is delicately crafted for sure. Hits the expectation of what I thought a cream ale would be and gives me a bit of a hop fix too. Thanks Sixpoint.

Jul 12, 2014
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Albee

5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Simply my favorite beer in the world.

Apr 01, 2015
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pep from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +27.6%

pulled this out of my fridge. Rough day in embalming, needed something that can be colder than a month old corpse.

Once again drank from the can itself.

It smelled hoppy, and maybe a touch of grass. But the smell wasn't too strong. This can be due to me drinking from the can.
Taste: all the pleasant taste from hops without bitterness. It starts off as sweet and creamy texture then it finish with a bold taste of piney, grassy hops.

This is a winner. I love this and its nice to have a cream ale that is not genny.

Oct 05, 2014
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NinjaJesus from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Oh man this is good. Bought from NY by a friend, this beer is delicious! It is not overly hoppy but has enough to balance the creamy side. Well put together and definitely worth drinking. Hop profile of the darker orange fruits kind of like Sculpin IPA but with less of the piney and more of the creamy. Great job Sixpoint

Dec 02, 2014
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everythingiszen from Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Hoppy, with passionfruit notes. Lovely.

Nov 23, 2014
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thommo_nk from Scotland

5/5  rDev +27.6%

Within a bawhair of the best beer I have ever had, no question!!! From a 330ml can this is other-worldly....the draft version must be intergalactic!!! Planetery!!!

Dec 13, 2014
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leantom from Indiana

4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

I was a little skeptical about trying this beer. I'm not sure what a cream ale really is, and the reviews for this beer - while good - didn't really pique my interest. However, since I'm on a quest to sample all of Sixpoint's major offerings, I decided to pick up this beer and give in a try. It was phenomenal. Here goes:

A: Like an English pale ale or an ESB. Pours a hazy orange-brown that leaves a one-inch head and moderate lacing. Overall about standard for the style.

S: While good, there's nothing really special about the smell, IMHO. Some people have said that this is hop-forward for a cream ale; I disagree. To me, there's a faint smattering of citrus hops balanced against a malt and yeast backbone. This beer is actually incredibly well-balanced. The hops give way to a grainy-cereal and caramel malt background. The yeast also adds a little bit of spice (smells like English baker's yeast). Very complex and well balanced, but nothing really sticks out (i.e., none of the smells are prominent).

T: This is where things get into high-gear. Prominent grassy, citrus hops give way to an incredibly caramel-malt aftertaste. Whereas the initial taste is bitter, the aftertaste is incredibly sweet and delicious. What's really phenomenal about this brew is that the sweetness of the malt totally destroys the annoying hoppy aftertaste that's apparent in some average pale ales. This is a very, very well-made beer.

F: Beautiful. Goes down perfectly - great beer.

O: Underwhelming at first, but the taste and mouthfeel are nearly perfect. I'm downing my third since starting the review.

Jan 23, 2015
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vette2006c5r from Minnesota

4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sweet Action pours a copper color with a big lacing head. Nice crisp aroma, with a subtle hopiness. The flavor is very crisp, sweet, and has a very subtle non bitter hop flavor near the end. Good body and feel, and very refreshing. Overall, its a very well put together beer with no frills, that is easy to drink.

Aug 25, 2016
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illpass78 from Maine

4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Weird skinny can poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark orange with a one-finger off white head that sticks around a while. Moderate lacing on the way down.

Aroma: Inviting but somewhat faint aromas of grass, hops, and some buttery toast.

Taste: This beer has a lot of flavor for a hybrid-style ale. Grass and hops are up front, and there's some tasty bitter sweetness in the background. Really nice flavor profile. Flavors get slightly more pronounced as it warms.

Mouthfeel: The body is really perfect and adds a lot to the appeal. It has a nice medium-grade heft, and is smooth and very drinkable.

Overall: Excellent sessionable beer. Would drink again. It sort of tastes like a cream ale crossed with a fairly hoppy American pale ale or golden ale. Whatever it is, it's great, and will remind you of why you love beer.

Aug 12, 2014
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ZBowden from Florida

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Nose is lemony and hoppy with a slight note of chocolate, pours slightly hazed dark yellow color with a very thin light airy head. Tastes of light citrusy hops with the hint of lemon and slight bready malts. I like this beer, very drinkable and sessionable at 5.2% ABV.

Dec 15, 2014
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nicholas2121 from Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sweet Action brewed by Sixpoint Brewery, 5.20% ABV. This cream Ale pours out a nice golden amber color with a nice white head. The smell of this ale is rich with grains and malts. You also pick up on some nice hops in the smell of this brew. This brew has the look and smell of most cream ale's on the market. I'm not saying that is a bad thing. Now for the taste, it is bold with flavors. You first pick up on grains and malts. Then there is nice smoothness of hops. There is a lot going on in Sweet Action. I like how this brew is bold at first then smooth. This is a nice drinking brew. Sweet Action, has a real nice balance to it, there is nothing overpowering about this brew. I really like how smooth this cream ale is. The mouthfeel of Sweet Action, is rich, bold, clean, and smooth. Overall I'm giving Sweet Action a 4.50 out of 5. I would buy this brew again. Sixpoint Brewery did a real nice job with this brew.

Jun 25, 2016
Sweet Action from Sixpoint Brewery
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 2380 ratings