Sweet Action | Sixpoint Brewery

Sweet ActionSweet Action
BA SCORE
74.5%
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3.91 w/ 2,309 ratings
Sweet ActionSweet Action
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States
sixpoint.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,111
Reviews:
597
Ratings:
2,309
Liked:
1,721
Avg:
3.91/5
pDev:
12.02%
Alströms:
4.42
 
 
Wants:
221
Gots:
541
Trade:
3
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Photo of KGilmour
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Deep amber, hints of orange. Nice 1 inch head, but soon dissipated. Some lacing.

Smell: A lot of hop, pine, and floral on the nose.

Taste: Sweet and hoppy, floral and creamy undercarriage below the hops.

Feel: smooth and creamy, yet still carbonated.

An easy drinker.

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Photo of 911CROFT
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

355ml can into a Tulip. Paid £1.99 for a single can.

Pours a clear, bright, shiny, amber body with a generous amount of visible streaming carbonation. A dense, two-finger in height, cream coloured head hangs around for an age before slowly reducing to a thin cap, leaving thick sheets of sticky lacing along the length of the glass.

On the nose, sweet caramel malt leads upfront, followed by a harmonious amalgamation of hop profiles. Pine, grass, and floral notes are all easily distinguishable along with tangy stone fruit, and light citrus peel bitterness. Taste follows the nose, leading with sweet caramel and toffee underpinned by a robust, bready malt backbone that never completely fades. Mid palate, floral, grassy and citrus hops build with gently increasing bitterness, but are softened by the entry of peach, apricot, mango and tangerine before being allowed to dominate. In the mouth a light to medium body and soft carbonation give a satisfying feel that starts smooth and creamy and finishes slightly crisp and very refreshing. Towards the end just enough sweet caramel malt returns to mellow and balance the lingering orange peel and grassy hop bitterness.

Overall this is a fantastic beer. The sweet malt and bitter hop profiles are phenomenally well balanced allowing both to shine without one overpowering the other. It is incredibly easy drinking and hugely sessionable, I could drink this all day without ever getting tired or bored of those well rounded, robust flavours! Recommended.

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Photo of MUSHROOMCLOUD
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Copper color - 1 inch white head fades quickly.
Bright, pine, citrus in nose.
Sweet malt and weedy hops, oranges, very dry in the finish.
As they say - hard to classify....pale ale? cream ale?
Good beer, easy drinker

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Photo of MichialTanner1
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of embelltastic
5/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of OnTheBusWithGus
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Roguer
4.07/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Transparent, orange-copper brew, topped by a modest off-white head with OK retention, leaving behind decent amounts of lacing.

Aroma is nice and bright: hop-forward, balanced against toasty malts. Pine and citrus from the hops; caramel malts coming across as slightly toasted bread. Slightly sweet, slightly spicy.

Flavor follows: thickly malty on the palate, with quite a bit of grainy caramel, a touch of brown sugar, and balanced hops (following the nose). Bit of a creamy flavor to the malt early and on the back end.

Very drinkable and easy-going.

This is a fantastic cream ale! Not sure if it's really true to style, but it's a balanced, flavorful ale clocking in at a relatively low ABV.

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Photo of thepenguin
4.31/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bgold86
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lic217
3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AGust82
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DSWeller
3.56/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbl_delta
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can dated BB03OCT2015 into pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy deep gold with a thin off-white head that disipates rapidly. Initial impression is resin and citrus. Medium mouthfeel. Medium carbonation complements the sharp hops bitterness - very refreshing. Dry, bitter finish.
So in all honesty, when I think of "cream ale" I think of, like, GENESEE Cream Ale. This is not your daddy's Genny. Frankly, Sweet Action (which, if you've been paying attention, is NOT sweet) is more in the IPA camp than the cream ale camp.
I'm a big fan of Six Point, but this isn't one of my favorites.

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Photo of irrevjim
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

look; transparent burnt orange, thin white head that leaves a film and lacing
smell; orange cookies? (like those lemon wafers but with orange), a little burnt rubber, floral notes, hint of pine, complex and interesting, nice if not perfect.
taste; pretty well balanced medium roasted malt and hops, slight piney acrid taste somewhere in there but starts nice with orangy citrusy notes and finishes nice with more carbonated roasted malt/ biscuit..
feel; nice medium body full carbonation
overall; a very nice pale ale that entertains your taste buds

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Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.44/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sgttibbs
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Billbraski
3.42/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerBob44
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Strangethings
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Invinciblejets
4.52/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mooseo
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
3.6/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of luke12345
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hockey_Fan
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sweet Action from Sixpoint Brewery
Beer rating: 74.5% out of 100 with 2,309 ratings
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