Sweet Action | Sixpoint Brewery

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Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
If you traced from 2004, you’d see that SWEET ACTION is a representation of our palates at any given point in time… it’s a vibe more so than it was ever one distinct formulation. This version, a juicy, blonde wheat ale, is the latest iteration in that story.

Added by Sixpoint on 03-04-2005

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look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: clear, reddish amber - till you (unbeknownst-ingly) dump the hop sediment in.... thousands of hop and/or yeast particles in suspension - very hazy.... rocky, off-white head - dies in a few moments.... looks like unfiltered juice or tea

S: potent, sweet crystal malt (60?) immediately and light, fruity esters on the perimeter.... background hop expression, coming forth stronger at the end of a long, intent whiff.... overall, it smells like a hoppy Irish red.... very bright, potent, but generic, wort-y aromas

T: immediate impression - kinda like a sweetish British ale.... kinda cherry-like fruitiness pervades, bitterness is there, just squashed under the rolls of -ose fat.... sort of a tea-like hop flavor (polyphenols?)... the hops have a spicy orange or bitter grapefruit peel flavor.... no alcohol notes.... add a few dashes of bitters and a shot of bourbon and you may just have an old-fashioned here

M: fullish, soft and smooth.... dextriny, slight film left on palate.... i could see this being just too much for most people.... the mouthfeel just seems to suit a stronger ale

O: like a mediocre extract homebrew.... aside from the can stating this was dry-hopped, there was no indication of the level of nasty-looking sediment contained within... hmmm... wasn't a fan of this the first time I had this in '08 - gonna have a hard time recommending this one

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Rating of 3.75/5 on 2/4/14.

Reviewed on 7/4/17 from a 12 oz can.

Sweet Action has assumed many different personalities over the years, as the brewers at Sixpoint constantly tweak the recipe. This latest iteration is lighter in color than I remember previous versions to be, giving off a deep gold/light amber appearance. Small creamy white head with good retention thanks to lively carbonation. Fruity hop aroma with mild grainy malt. The flavor has a slight rye-like kick to it that stands up to firm fruity hop bitterness. Crisp and biting but goes down easily. Medium bodied. An interesting brew that would be hard to pinpoint without knowing some of the ingredients that went into making it.

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Sweet Action from Sixpoint Brewery
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 2,341 ratings