Sweet Action | Sixpoint Brewery

BA SCORE
88
very good
2,298 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:
2,298
Reviews:
591
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
11.99%
 
 
Wants:
220
Gots:
532
For Trade:
3
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Photo of Balvenie
4.6/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of HopliteMpls612
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
3.12/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

**
08/22/2015
On tap at Pier 13, Hoboken.

Aroma: brown sugar, bread, barley.
Taste: barley, citrus. tad sour. Vinegar.
Look: Dark Orange color. Medium head.

A little strange, but pretty good overall.

**

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Photo of Lucular
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of daliandragon
4.4/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I have had this many times and it has always been rock solid. Early greatness from Sixpoint. Dark golden in color with creamy, wet head. Nose is faint noble hops and bread malt sweetness.

Broad, crisp bitterness carries this beer nicely through the aftertaste. Citrus hops are medium low in power but high in flavor. Well balanced as well, however the real talent is in the mellow smoothness in the texture and finish. As good a cream ale as I have found.

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Photo of Genx
3.47/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zeff80
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz skinny can.Poured out a hazy, amber color with a small beige head. Smelled sweet with a hint of malt. The taste is slightly sweet and malty with a grassy hop bitterness. Crisp and sharp.

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Photo of JavierGC
4.4/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hopstout
3.3/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Venice_Beacher
3.37/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

First post so I am still learning the vocabulary.

A: Color is a rich golden hue
S: I experienced a comfortable nose but was expecting a hoppy pungent. Pleasantly surprised with some citrus.
T: taste was smooth without overpowering tastes, just some citrus, mellow taste. After taste hangs around and is not clean nor flavorful, just feel like another drink to wash it down.
M: medium carbonation
O: not bad beer overall but won't be looking for it in the stores.

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Photo of mojohawk21
4.63/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HermitDan
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Skrumpy
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light copper color, clear, with a thin head that dissipated quickly. Aroma is bread malt and herbal notes. A bit like a pale ale with it's malt base, but smooth and creamy sweet. Light pine and spice in the hops aftertaste. A very good beer, one well suited for winter weather.

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Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of redbarnbikes
3.26/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BKotch
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MFMB
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really enjoyed this one. Sort of like a cream ale/ pale ale hybrid. good malt character that is balanced out with a piney hop kick. Ill call this a ICA , it is a bit of everything and while cream ales are a bit of a bastard style this delicious brew fits the style well, albeit hopier than anything in style that I have had.

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Photo of MonkeyBread
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nobledust
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hophazzard
3.54/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kojevergas
2.9/5  rDev -26%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

On-draught @ Second Chance Saloon in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Cost was $1 given their rather generous birthday special.

Head dies inside 30 seconds, but is coating and robust with classic cream ale frothiness.

Body is a clear pale copper of average vibrance. No yeast is visible within. Clean-looking.

Aroma is of copper malts, biscuit malt, and slightly piney hops. Suggests a coating brew with a simple but balanced flavour profile. Aromatic intensity is average.

Taste follows the aroma, with the malty sweetness emphasized by a coating mouthfeel. Soft enough, smooth, and wet, but its filling medium body holds it back from refreshing. Has English leanings what with the biscuity flavour and a hint of well-integrated diacetyl. I suspect English yeast. Butterscotch.

Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour.

Overall, it's a drinkable pleasant cream ale, but discerning drinkers may find its simplicity off-putting. Cream ales aren't known for their complexity, but the best expressions of the style are far more intricate than this. Average fare from Sixpoint.

C (2.90) / AVERAGE

My second pour yielded a longer lasting head (~2-3 minutes).

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

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

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

Sweet Action from Sixpoint Brewery
3.92 out of 5 based on 2,298 ratings.
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