Sweet Action | Sixpoint Brewery

BA SCORE
88
very good
2,307 Ratings
Sweet ActionSweet Action
BEER INFO

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

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Sixpoint on 03-04-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,307
Reviews:
597
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
11.99%
 
 
Wants:
221
Gots:
539
For Trade:
3
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Photo of Teen-o
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trickynicky
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of snaotheus
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2015-09-05
12oz can bought at Belmont Station in Portland. Best by 16 June 2016, stamped on the bottom. I don't know the style too well.

Pours a pretty translucent amber with a medium sized creamy head and plenty of carbonation. Pretty looking beer. Smell is mild milkshakey, a hint of orange or citrus, a hint of pine. Interesting and nice, but a little mild.

Taste is sweet up front, but turns quickly to a surprising bitterness, that I don't associate with the only examples of cream ales that come to mind. I like it.

Mouthfeel is creamy, smooth, yet somehow still carbonated. Overall, tasty, refreshing beer. I'm not sad I bought a six pack.

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Photo of EdwardIV84
3.27/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tylertut
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ClavisAurea
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can dated 07/2015 served in a tulip glass

It poured a bright orange and clear with a 1 finger white head. Nose is spicy and hop driven with some sweetness. Mouthfeel is on the thinner side but slightly coating in the end, hop forward taste with some citrus fruit and nice carbonic acidity. My first cream ale and I really enjoyed it.

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Photo of wallbj
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rsquared59
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hilgart1
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fscottkey
3.64/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: [3.75] Has a nice reddish hue to it. The ber forms a 1/2 finger of white head. Just like all SixPoint beers it lists te ABV (5.2%), the IBU (34) and the best by date (03/13/16).

S: [4.00] Lemon zest. Pine.

T: [3.50] The name makes sense. This is really malt forward. The taste doesn't follow the nose. I was expecting a bitter taste. It is mellow and malty giving a crackery flavor. There is a caramel flavor on the finish too. The overall taste is a bit muted.

M: [3.50] Decent body and carbonation.

O: [3.50] The IBUs seems right because this beer has low bitterness. I was anticipating more bitter based on the nose. This is really mellow. I think that this is a decent every day beer. I was expecting/hoping for a bit more hop to it.

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Photo of RyanTheLion13
4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ajm5108
3.44/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Not much of an aroma off this one besides your run-of-the-mill bland malt. Pretty standard taste profile, malt flavors are pedestrian but inoffensive. Hope presence is muted. Being a cream ale it certainly finishes very smooth & is quite drinkable, but nothing you'll think twice about.

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Photo of jcoleMA66
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dgmirelli
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

a deep deep orange amber with a light head, smell citrus and pine resin very prominent and distinctive, taste light on start w slight citrus, medium length and a piney finish, overall length is medium and finish is light drinks much much lighter than it looks and with a light start and light finish, could qualify as a session beer, this beer has something too it that will have me trying more.

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Photo of nick35712
3.67/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

8.29.15 Can @ highland kitchen Somerville, ma

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Photo of rjd722
3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Solid brew, struggling to understand it's designation as a cream ale but I still liked it. Hoppy, floral aroma and pours an amber-orange with light foam. Slightly bitter aftertaste from the hop oil, but smooth upon initial impact. Taste is slightly floral and maybe a slight citrus.

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Photo of Scott17Taylor
4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of thebeers
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.

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Photo of SINKTIPS_N_SUDS
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this was my first cream ale so I don't know a whole lot about the style, but I like this beer. its light on malt but the hops and the creaminess make this a very sessionable beer.

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Photo of mactrail
3.52/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of a 12 oz tall can from the brewery. Color is an orangey amber with a modest foam in the New Belgium snifter. A more vigorous pour produces Spritzy and tangy on the tongue. Malty to start but a thin body. Rather bitter, lingering aftertaste with a woody note. A whiff of orange peel and chicken soup.

It's a little hard to review this as a Cream Ale, as the color and the hoppiness are more like an American Pale Ale. Well, there's a good question for you— what makes this a Cream Ale? Whatever it is, it's quite drinkable as a light and hoppy brew.

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Photo of I3eer
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bit heavier than The Crisp but still Summer appropriate. Still has that sharp hops I love there but offers a bit more heft than The Crisp which I feel is a better true Summer beer whereas this can be nice on the fringes as well.

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Photo of thampel09
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jsf14
4.48/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of do_ob
3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. can into a pint glass. Pours a bright, vibrant gold and settles the same in the glass. 1/2 a finger of bubbly, white foam on top that dissolved down to a lacing after a minute or two. Decent carbonation. Very weak nose, but I get hints of bready malt and maple. There's a light hoppiness to the aroma as well. Light weight with a crisp mouthfeel. Light hops up front on the taste with a bready malt background. Fairly consistent taste all the way through. Finishes crisp and clean with a moderate wave of hops on the back end. Sweet, bready malt on the aftertaste with a decent hoppy bitterness.

Overall, decent. Not outstanding in any sense, but a light session beer that doesn't taste terrible. A surprising amount of hops on the back end make this one better than your average bear.

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Photo of ManapuaMan
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Can't get past the hop oil that hits first and lingers late. I can taste a hint of the cream ale that lays beneath but the way the hop flavor comes on conjures up an image of a resin-like oil that floats on the surface of the beer. Feels out of place in this otherwise crisp beer.

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Sweet Action from Sixpoint Brewery
3.92 out of 5 based on 2,307 ratings.
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