Sweet Action | Sixpoint Brewery

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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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Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler. Pours a clear orange/red with a very small ring of white head. Aroma of sweet malt, fruits (raspberry, peach). Flavor is pretty similar with lots of sweet jam flavors (peach!!) coming through. Some floral and citrus hops in the finish. Light-bodied, not much going on here. A pretty chill beer.
Aroma: 7/10
Appearance: 4/5
Flavor: 7/10
Palate: 4/5
Overall: 14/20

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Photo of DrDogbeer
4.52/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Had on tap at TPH. Pourd into a shaker pint. Ordered this beer after a friend did, because teh aroma was soo sweet! Had no idea it was a blond. Would have guessed a fresh hop or hoppy pale ale of some sort. Wonderful citrus aroma. Taste is citusy, with a candy-like finish. Good hop presence. Crisp, refreshing mouthfeel. Could be a perfect session beer.

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Photo of TheycallmeTim
4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at Lombardi's pizzeria in an American pint glass.

A--Straw-orange haze, a little yellower than Sunkist. Nice fluffy two finger head that saved some skim and laced down the glass.

S--What a nose on this thing! Whoa nelly--let's see, there's some nectarine or peach thing going on that really makes this a standout smellwise, along with a fully realized hop presence in the form of more citrusy smells and a pinch of pine. The nectar-like qualities of the nose, though, combined with the yeast are what make it memorable.

T--Like a bunch of trappist monks went hop-wild in the pacific northwest one day. Not your average belgian pale--I don't know the American blonde style very well, but damn there's a lot of hops in this, as the nose promised. Luckily it's well-structured enough with the malt, and not sweetened otherwise, to keep this thing enough on the ground that you don't feel like you're turning your tongue inside out to drink it. Yeast also lends a fruity buoyancy I like without being overly spicy. A surprising, exciting beer to drink.

M&D--Sixpoint seems to have developed this beer specifically for sessioning. The bitterness of the hops keeps you wanting plenty more, and it's damn refreshing, if a little basic on the malt--but hey, only so much room in the parlor. The mouthfeel was pretty good although the flavor profile made it a little rocky toward the end of the tasting. Still, I wouldn't refuse another, or another after that another. This brewery makes me proud to live in Brooklyn, and seems to embody the spirit of what the place has become so well.

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Photo of deanhead
4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Arrived on tap in a pint glass at the Sierra Grille.

No head present on this brilliantly colored golden ale.

Aroma is citrusy with hints of Pineapple and sweet rolls.
Taste is citrusy, and grainy with a subtle astringent alcoholic note.

Mouthfeel is almost chewy, with slight dankness.
This is a highly drinkable, adequately carbonated beer, despite the absence of any head in my glass.

Finishes crisp clean and dry.

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Photo of ColForbinBC
4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at a local pub, served in a pint glass

Appears a golden amber in color with a two finger off-white head. Good retention and a decent amount of lacing.

Smell is of flowery hops, peaches, vanilla, and a soft biscuity malt backbone

A crisp, flowery hop explosion. I was really surprised to find all of these hops in there. Not overdone by any means, and it fits perfectly with the rest of the palate. A touch of vanilla, peaches, and biscuity malts round out the flavor.

Smooth and supple. Perfect carbonation. A crisp, refreshing beer.

With that abv at 5, this beer screams drinkability. A great summertime session beer.

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Photo of TheDeuce
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sixpoint Sweet Action....

Appearance- blonde golden color, active head and carbonation fizzes over.

Smell-sweet aroma, somewhat like candy, some hop aroma as well and alcohol appears too.

Taste/Mouthfeel- real sweet taste, somewhat like honey, nice balance of malt and hop on the back end of the taste. The sweetness is held in check but it's a good taste and actually somewhat refreshing. Really smooth as well.

Drinkability- smooth and again, refreshing, fine in a pint glass on a hot day.

Overall- This beer had some hype, I've been told to try it a lot lately, and it didn't dissapoint. Good taste and nice sweet profile that is held in check, also very smooth, worth a try.

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Photo of dsa7783
4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Cloverleaf Tavern in Caldwell...
Heard this described as a "cream ale" but whatever the case, this was a great beer... Easily drinkable with bountiful flavor and character to match...
Pours a tawny-colored hue with a decent-sized head...
Smell: Sweet, enticing aroma with hints of cotton candy and sugars...
Taste: Flavor strongly complemented the aroma... Sweet in the finish with an apparently nice balance between hops and malts...
All-in-all, another great beer from an excellent brewery...

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Photo of maddogruss
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a pint of this at the Cloverleaf Tavern in NJ.

A: Pours a cloudy, orange-amber body with a one inch thick white head with nice retention and lacing.

S: Smelled of some sweet malts with some subtle floral undertones.

T: A sweet malt taste with any evidence of floral notes seem to disappear. An earthy, burnt toffee aftertaste that balanced the sweeter malt taste quite nicely.

M: A smooth and full-bodied beer that is quite pleasant on the palette.

D: A nice combination of mouthfeel and taste that was pretty nice, light ,refreshing beer overall. A nice beer that I will surely be having again.

First Sixpoint Beer I've had. I've heard much of the brewery, but this the first offering from them. Pretty good beer, and I look forward to their other brews.

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Photo of Seanibus
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Another great offering from Sixpoint, though perhaps not as transcendent as their Righteous Rye. Pours amber with a slight head that leaves good lacing. The aroma is strong and sweet, quite malty. It has a lovely sweet, malty flavor with a subtle hop bite on the end. The mouthfeel is huge and aggressive. This is a wickedly drinkable beer.

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Photo of Brianmerrilyn
3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

At Croxley's in Franklin Square Long Island,

A:Poured into pint glass with amber body and half finger head with lots of nice chuncks and full cap. Laced well and kept legs for 3/4 of the glass.

S: Big time hops. This was advertised as a mixture of a heffe/pislner and part pale ale. Tart citrus and pine beyond the hops.

T: Follows the nose for the most part. Hoppy all over the place, minor sweet accent of vanilla. Too astringent. the hops overpower the rest of the mixture and crush the malts.

M: Medium body, heavy carbonation.

D: I was not impressed with Six Points on this endeavour. Having said that, this is the most hops in andy Blonde I've downed in the past few years. Where was the wheat I ask?

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Photo of KATE12
4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my favorites. I had it on tap at Croxley's Ale house, another one of my favorites, and loved it right away.

It's a soft golden color with a creamy, fluffy head that left a very respectable lacing.

The smell is citrusy-grapfruit and peach with just the right amount of malt and hops.

When you initially take a sip it is smooth and fresh. At the end of the sip there is an awesome bitterness and bite. Not too overpowering, just enough to make you realize you're drinking a great beer.

It is an extremely crisp, refreshing beer. Good for the summer or those great beer drinking days in the fall. Can't wait to have it again!

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Photo of brentk56
4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Arrives at the bar with a hazy amber color and a modest head that drops to a ringlet while leaving a bit of lace

Smell: Grapefruit with some biscuity undertones

Taste: Immediate blend of grapefruit and the biscuit with increasing fruity bitterness developing by mid-palate; nice blend of bitter fruit and crisp Germanic malt flavor after the swallow with a hint of sweet floral action on the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Just a great drinking beer for a hot day (or a cold one for that matter); refreshingly crisp but with nice fruity complexity

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Photo of WesWes
4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a hazy dark golden color with a thick frothy offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a light pale and carapils malt scent along with a mildly hoppy aroma. The taste is great. It has a refreshingly smooth pale malt flavor with a very citrusy hop finish. It's light and quite bitter; very tastey indeed. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is an excellent drinking beer. It's light enough for summer drinking, but hoppy enough for the alpha heads to enjoy.

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Photo of Rsobotka
4.62/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Off the tap from Union Square Cafe...
Color was hazy/cloudy light yellow
Head was thin, foamy and Lacy
Aroma smelled of sweet fruit with a flash of bitter hops
Taste: amazing...like a summer bouquet...peachy, with a citrus blend.
Drinkability: could drink a million of these

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Photo of Mudpuppet
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Poured into a pint glass at Sunset. Pours a hazy yellow with a dense .5" head.

S- Some light citrusy notes from the hops. Nothing overpowering but you know there are some Northwestern US hops in this.

T- I would say this is a nice pale ale. More hops then I expected but a tasty brew. There was a mild malt profile but the hops were the star here.

M- Good crisp carbonation for this beer. Thin to medium body.

D- So I thought this was a cream ale. I was very wrong. Not that I was that upset b/c it is an easy drinker and is quite tasty.

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Photo of Lupe
4.48/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pale golden and hazy with a big fluffy white head. Serious retention and great lacing. This is one hell of an enticing looking beer. A real sexy blond.

Deep aroma full of hops - loads of grapefruit, citrus, and spice. Solid bread in the background adds some sweetness to the nose. A hint of vanilla is thrown in as well.

Kicks off with pleasant hop bitterness, more of a showcase of hop flavor than tongue lashing bitterness. A touch of pine is mixed in among the grapefruit, orange, and citrus. Quite juicy between the hops and a sweet peach maltiness. Solid toasted bread maltiness counters and stands up to the hops, rounding things out nicely. A hint of vanilla before finishing dry. Very fresh tasting.

Light to medium in body. Smooth, slightly creamy, crisp, and very refreshing. Tastes much bigger than it drinks. I could easily stick with this all night. Great flavor and complexity, low alcohol - a perfect session beer.

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Photo of gwong
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy orange color with a foamy, creamy head. Some lacing remains when taking a sip.

S: Definite scent of citrus in the nose.

T: Slight malt flavor with an excellent citrus hop finish - very tasty.

M: Mild amount of carbonation and a slick consistency on the tongue.

D: Not too high an ABV and not too hoppy - I could drink this all night without a problem.

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Photo of BeerLover729
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: This beer pours a hazy dark copper with a decent sized, bubbly, creamy head into a pint glass.

S: The smell was quite light with some malty character I suppose. (I am a little stuffed up though)

T: The taste is wonderful. It has a crystal malt caramel flavor followed by a strong crisply bitter wheat finish all wrapped around a seriously fruity citrus hop flavor. Yummy and interesting.

M: This beer has a seriously smooth light body with crisp carbonation and a dry finish.

D: Smooth beer that goes down well.

Notes: This beer is classified as a blond ale but its hard for me to really put something like this in a box. This is a pretty unique tasting beer. Definately try it! It is a really good beer.

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Photo of oberon
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Coles,poured from the tap into a standard pint glass a hazed light golden with a thinner but well retained white head.Mainly toasty in the nose with a bit of citrus and sweet-like vanilla wich was more pronounced on the palate.Flavors start out mildly sweet with some vanilla melding into a leafy hop finish.Not overly complex but it nicely blanced a good drinker.

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Photo of alysmith4
3.76/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Tried this beer on a recent trip to New York city. I was pleasantly surprised at it's clairity and freshness, and depth of flavor. I was expecting something bland or watered down, but this was not the case at all. It was an orangey color with a small head, and the smell was of fresh grain and fruit. Taste was delicious, and a lot hoppier than I expected. I would definitely have this beer again.. too bad I have never seen it outside of New York.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Off the tap 5-5-2007. Pours a whirlwind of bubbles. Nose is very sweet hops. Flavor is a slightly subdued hop experience. At least subdued from the hop bomb comparable aspect. It is mildly firm with pine attributes. Subtle citrus tones on the body as a whole. Feel is smooth and slightly thick on the liquid. Overall a good drinker. More subdued than some of Sixpoints hop head creations.

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Photo of Sammy
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Cole's. A creamy IPA. Lots of C-hop aroma and vanilla maltiness. Creamy head on medium golden soapy head,lace fresh. Really good hoppy flavour, a juiciness like a good American Pale Ale. Then this extra level of maltiness that sweetens the finish. Bottom Line:The beer works.

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Photo of TeddyBrew
4.45/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

dba in NYC had this one on cask so I gave it a try. This is a great beer! Everything I look for in a session beer. Great mouthfeel, very drinkable, refreshing (even at cellar temp), and great flavor. I would describe this as a English bitter with modest hopping and a slightly sweet taste. Excellent!

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Photo of PEBKAC
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I should fill my water bottle with this & bring it to the gym. More tasty then Gatorade, & much, much more refreshing that that warm water fountain. That incline is a sneaky one though, so watch out.

It pours out of my jug of plenty, into a standard pint glass. The head starts off slowly underwater, but quickly rushes the surface, taking out all paper plates & beer coasters along the way. Even leaving two inches of clearing, it grew & grew. I sipped up a little & thought I had it, but one final push bubbled it overboard. As I watched the clouds drip into the sink, I was able to read the time on the wall through the most purely copper colored I've ever seen. A near mirror finish, with just the faintest trickle rising to the top. Once it subsides, pond scum.

Nothing too exciting about its scent. Just a pile of buttered down, white bread. A little green as well, but not much.

A mild, though constant buzz dominates, akin to having just brushed your teeth. Pleasurable amounts of diacetyl & toast. Quiet.

A soothing dulled out bitterness, paired with moderately aggressive bubbles & a watery texture make way for the most care-free of evenings.

It's just so easy.

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Photo of tempest
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Jimmy's 43.

A really nice, easy drinking ale. The aroma reminded me of an orangesicle and the flavor reminded me of guava juice with a touch of herbal tea. It's almost a shame that this is a cream, simply because I think it limits the fine subtle flavors this beer would otherwise be capable of. That said, this cream ale rocks.

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