Sweet Action | Sixpoint Brewery

BA SCORE
88
very good
2,288 Ratings
Sweet ActionSweet Action
BEER INFO

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

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Sixpoint on 03-04-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,288
Reviews:
588
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
11.99%
 
 
Wants:
219
Gots:
522
For Trade:
3
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Photo of mcrawford
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TBonez477
3.44/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tdm168
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bluehende
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jvgoor3786
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LoveStout
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of South2NW
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

12 oz can poured into snifter best before date of 4/24/16

A: great clarity bright caramel in color little head that is gone in a flash

S: like a pine forest with a resin base but a little bit of sweetness almost like a doughy bready sweet smell

T: wow very hoppy smooth sweet pine and resin mostly from the hops and a light bit of fruit nice bit of bready sweetness

M: very clean and light invites you for another sip tingles on the tongue

O: This is what I dream a session ale would taste like this beer is amazing its hoppy as hell with a nice sweet end and very clean crisp feel to it. I am shocked to see this is a cream ale if that is the case lead me to more cream ales!

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Photo of justintcoons
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz slim can poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Golden amber with 1 finger of creamy off-white head. Excellent clarity with lively carbonation.

Nose
Candied orange, caramel, bread, papaya, pine, and lemon.

Taste
Candied orange, tangy lemon, pine needle, and touches of papaya. Blended notes of doughy white bread, wheat, and drops of caramel.

Mouthfeel
Light bodied, creamy, clean, smooth, and balanced.

Overall
There is a masterful balance between the malt and the hops that makes this incredibly drinkable. Although the categorization on this one has kind of been all over the place, expect the flavor to be close to an American Pale Ale or American Pale Wheat Ale. Great stuff!

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Photo of vfgccp
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Seabass1964
3.16/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Malone47
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cjb215
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.68/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Alright. So, being from Southern California and trying a beer like this always makes me sad. This was a nice, light beer without being too light. The color was a nice amber color, and I was expecting a heavier beer because of the color, but let me tell you, man that thing was light and easy to drink. The dry hopping really sent it over the top in the flavor department.

This is one of the beers that would be my go to if I lived on the east coast.

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Photo of WesMantooth
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I will start by saying I really like this beer even if my scores don't reflect it. Just don't think it is very true to this style, so I kind of split the difference.

Looks awesome. Copper colored with tons of fluffy off-white, almost tan foam.

Smells actually resemble an American Barleywine in a lot of ways. Hoppy, with fruity notes. Musty.

Some apricot, peaches, melon that are more sour than sweet. Floral hops. Solid bitterness. Probably more than the 34 IBUs listed for me. It lingers. Very earthy malts. Slight pepper spice.

Very creamy/full bodied feel, but still easy drinking.

Like every Sixpoint beer I have had in the lat year, this is a very clean tasting amd feeling brew. I continue to be impressed with the smoothness of each style. Even if this one is more like a pale ale or ipa (ESB even?). Try it anyway.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks, Sixpoint! I had and didn't like this beer when I was first getting a feel for reviewing, nor did I realize this beer doesn't really have a style. Aaaanyways, 12 oz can into a regular glass.

Appearance: Pours a beautiful amber color. The head is two fingers high and off-white in shade. While the texture is a little rough, retention is fairly good. Streaks of lacing stick to my glass. (3.75)

Smell: This sure as hell doesn't resemble a cream ale. Well, maybe the appearance of fruity ale esters (like peach or apricot) vaguely resemble the style. It's fairly hoppy, with plenty of grassy hops coming to the forefront. Yet, I also get some good ol' fashioned 'Murican hops (ones that are pungent and Mosaic-y). I'm definitely intrigued: it's more complex than a lager, and seems crisper than an ale. Am I finally starting to 'get' this beer? (3.75)

Taste: It starts off with a healthy hit of Mosaic hops. This is dank and pungent-tasting, yet retains a fruity element. Quickly, it transitions into more floral hop qualities. Maybe a bit of white bread-like malts come through, but that's it. This has a defined and complex hop profile, without coming across as being overly bitter. I enjoy it a good deal, and I don't often enjoy a Mosaic-hopped brew. (3.5)

Mouthfeel: Not the cleanest beer ever. It's a touch astringent on the back end, mainly. But it's still crisp and easy drinking. Carbonation is fairly high, filling the mouth without being excessive. (3.5)

Overall: This is a nice everyday beer that doesn't overdo the Mosaic hops. To me, this is more of a standard pale ale, but even calling Sweet Action that is selling it short. I could almost call it a beer without a style - it takes elements from both an ale AND a lager, yet it doesn't drink like a hybrid style. Sweet Action is Sweet Action, and that's all you need to know. A very, very solid beer for those who aren't militant style police. (3.75)

3.63/5: Whatever it is, it's tasty

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

Photo of BeccaH
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dacoit
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cjohns73
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can. Color is crystal clear gold; big bubbly head. Ultrasmooth taste with a nice combination of hops and malts. Drinking it blind I would call it a pale ale or a hoppy pilsener. Doesn't matter, its money.

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

Photo of Justinprintz
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tonyjenlasc
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer is damn good! Herbal/floral hoppiness with sweet sweet malts to go along with it. Loving me some Sixpoint. This and Bengali are staples in my fridge at the moment.

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Photo of Dirtyhands
4.28/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A great take on the traditional cream ale. The hops provide a nice hop character (floral, citrus) with almost no bitter bite on the back end. Very easy drinking. A slightly fuller mouth feel with a velvety balance. The faintest creamed corn taste that is characteristic of the style, but sixpoint doesn't care about style guidelines and neither should we. Mad scientists unite!

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Sweet Action from Sixpoint Brewery
3.92 out of 5 based on 2,288 ratings.
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