Hootie
Sixpoint Brewery

HootieHootie
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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #2,507
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
87
Ranked #19,795
Avg:
3.87 | pDev: 8.53%
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
138
From:
Sixpoint Brewery
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  4
Gots
  25
SCORE
87
Very Good
HootieHootie
Notes: Idaho 7 from Nate Jackson at Jackson Farms. El Dorado from Graham Gamache at Cornerstone Ranches. Amarillo from the Riehl’s at Double R Ranches. Galaxy from down under. These hops combine for a huge blast of complex hop character with juicy tropical notes, some candylike sweet aromas, stone fruit, and grapefruit. The aroma flies out of the glass.
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scootny from New York

3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Juicy dry and flavorful, this brew enshrines a wonderful balance of high hop flavors with surprisingly low bitterness. Gorgeous he's and lacing. Wonderful fruity nose. Malt is pilsner like. Hops are a collection of tropical fruits and a mild citrus. Active carbonation that is somewhat effervescent. Quenching and smooth drinking. A great NEIPA.

Oct 12, 2020
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AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy apricot yellow with a white head. Decent retention and nice lacing. Aroma is melon and tropical fruit. Flavor follows the nose with a little hop bite in the finish. Feel is creamy, medium bodied with enough carbonation. Overall a very tasty beer.

Sep 30, 2020
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Mugman8 from New York

4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy gold on the pour with thick cream color head and rings of lace. Aroma is pleasantly hoppy and bready. Taste is fresh hops with slight bitterness, followed by malts and citrus. The finish is dry and balanced. I like this one a lot, right up there with the fantastic NEIPAs I have had this summer.

Sep 16, 2020
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BB1313 from Ohio

3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned on 8/8/20. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy yellowish golden; creamy and fluffy white head that falls slowly leaving great thick retention and sticky frothy lacing. The aromas are floral along with some citrus and tropical notes. Some crackers. Malts are there. The flavors follow the nose. More floral notes. Some lemon and orange. Hints of peach and apricot in the mix. Some fresh grass. It's not that sweet. Low to no bitterness. Solid hop flavors. Malts do their thing without dominating. Finishes juicy and dry at the same time. It's pretty clean and dry for the style. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's on the lighter side of medium-bodied with active carbonation. It's sharp, crisp, slightly fluffy, smooth and easy to drink.

This is a nice New England IPA. It's extremely clean, crisp and refreshing. The craftsmanship is impressive and really takes this one to the next level. It's very enjoyable and fun to drink. Well done.

Sep 15, 2020
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Profundobaso from New York

3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look - poured into a pint glass. Cloudy lemon yellow, two finger head and plenty of lacing retention.
Smell - a mixed bag of various hoppy notes: tropical fruits, floral notes, as well as some dank. the smell here falls in the middle of the hops triplot, balancing the different characteristics of hoppiness.
Taste - all the hops without the bitterness (at only 5 IBU). the initial taste almost feels like a tea, with a smooth and slightly malty and dry finish. in between, you get a good bit of hoppy flavor, but not the bite towards the end.
Feel - medium bodied, average carbonation, and average ABV at 6.2%.
Overall - this was an interesting beer. low IBU hoppy beers always intrigue me, but it always feels like there's just something missing. the beer is juicy and has a lot of flavor and should be well liked by many because of that, but for me, i prefer something that includes the whole package.

Sep 13, 2020
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JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a 12 oz. can into a clear pint glass and saw a straw yellow and somewhat hazy beer. Nice aroma, slightly juicy, but not sweet. The taste is very mild, but complex without being at all hoppy. Good and smooth mouth feel, but how was almost all of the hop bitterness eliminated?

Sep 04, 2020
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BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy yellow color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a nice cap that leaves good lacing

S: Citrus and tropical fruit up front along with some lighter floral notes

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with mostly tropical fruit and then picks up the floral notes and light citrus bitterness. Some light breadiness towards the back end. Finishes with lingering tropical fruit and bread

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A solid IPA that packs a nice hop punch without much bitterness. Very easy to drink. Worth checking out

Aug 21, 2020
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HorseheadsHophead from New York

3.66/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very cloudy golden-orange color. Almost opaque, but still translucent. Fluffy white head. Good retention and lacing.

Smells like booze-soaked mango and pineapple, lemon, citrus peel, and iced tea.

Tastes like ruby red grapefruit, mango, wood, biscuit malt, citrus peel. Boozy. Tastes old.

Medium-plus feel, creamy, moderately carbonated.

Okay...I guess. Just over a month old and it tastes old??? Eh, idk. Not bad, but a bit disappointing.

Jul 19, 2020
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dano213 from Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can purchased off the shelf as a six-pack for $7.49. Canned on 6/02/2020, so this is being consumed at just over 6 weeks old.

Look: A golden orange, very hazy beer with a thin white head. Looks interesting.

Smell: A lot of complex flavors and aromas in the nose. Very tropical off the bat - passion fruit, papaya, mango? Grapefruit notes and some floral notes too. Piney, resinous hop aromas make it hard to distinguish all of the other notes within. Some chalkiness also present.

Taste: Interesting. Much more of the grapefruit comes through in the taste than in the nose...strong grapefruit finish. One thing that's nice about this beer is that it's lighter in body, yet not light in flavor. Touch of bitterness on the finish. I would say that one criticism of this beer is that it's a bit empty up front and in the mid-palate. The finish is probably the best part of the taste.

Feel: For a NEIPA, this is lighter in body and mouthfeel than most. And for this beer, it works and is a good thing. It makes it quite drinkable.

Overall: Definitely worth trying, but nothing so exciting to write home about. It's lighter in body than a lot of other IPAs at 6.2% ABV, so take that for what it's worth. Another big plus is the price that I paid for this - $1.25 per 12oz can is quite cheap. I would be curious to see how different this beer would taste if it was fresher.

Jul 17, 2020
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VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can. Pretty neat can art. Hootie also pours pretty on spec for a hazy IPA. Not one of those larger craft brewery faux hazy beers. Aroma was comprised of a medley of fruits, some cardboard, a bit of must. Flavor also had a bit of an off-putting, musty/cardboard element to it. A bit of a milky/vanilla flavor too. Feel was a bit watered down. Couldn't really drink it with ease. This was a bit of a miss in my eye.

Jul 11, 2020
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AccipiterofBeer from New York

3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L: 4.25 orange juice with a lingering white head
S: 4.25 Variety of fruity hops. Tangerine
T: 3.5. Very low bitterness. Citrusy. Maybe some oats in there?
F: 3.5 a bit on the thin side for a NE IPA. Still. very enjoyable. Great warm weather drink.
O: 4. This is pretty good. I have wrench to compare it to and that's a pretty high standard

Jun 07, 2020
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bankboy66 from New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a wonderful hazy gold with lots of foam. Smell is a malty fruit and clean. Taste is a little lacking...the fruit is grapefruit orange and subtle. Finish is a little too dry for my liking.

May 31, 2020
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jzlyo from Iowa

3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is sweet fruit/citrus and bready/earthy malts. The flavor is fruit/citrus, bready/earthy malts, tropical fruit and a grapefruit/pretty spicy hop finish.

May 11, 2020
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Bluecrow from New York

3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

-pale yellow can pour with a dense haze and a 1.5 cm foam cap. The aroma is of light lemon and orange. The flavor follows the nose with orange zest most prominent. The finish is somewhat dry. This is okay.

May 04, 2020
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Steve_Studnuts from Pennsylvania

3.62/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Canned 12/27/19
Consumed 4/10/20

Pours a hazy, dirty straw color with two fingers of pillowy white head just begging you to lay your weary noggin down and take a nap. I don't generally dig the look of these NEIPAs, but this one doesn't really bother me. Maybe the style is slowly wearing me down. Smells kinda fruity, citrus in particular, but I think this sample is showing its age a bit as its all a bit muted. Tastes of artificial lemon and not the candied variety. This leans more to the chemical side of things. Pledge furniture polish? I dunno; not crazy about the taste. There's a peppered cracker malt thing going on too. That's nice at least. Shockingly low bitterness (can says 5 IBU?) with an incredibly dry finish, so it's at least infinitely chuggable. Six Point recently got distribution in my area, but they've yet to really win me over. Maybe next time.

EDIT:
Fresher sample canned 7/15/20
Consumed 8/14/20
Citrus aromas, oranges in particular, are far more pronounced when fresh. Taste is far superior as well, though still nothing that rises above what is a particularly crowded field; this is more inching toward the median. Definitely better, though.

Apr 10, 2020
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maddogruss from New Jersey

3.54/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had this from a can during the Coronavirus pandemic. Poured it into a shaker glass.
A: pours a hazy, golden body with white head with excellent retention and lacing
S: smells earthy with some citrus rind notes
T: light, watered down lemon taste with earthy notes in the finish; some sweet lemon in the aftertaste
M: light bodied, crisp and refreshing
O: very refreshing beer; pretty solid beer, overall.

Mar 20, 2020
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Roguer from Georgia

3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Good head production and retention; very nice lacing. Body is hazy, nearly pulpy, opaque in thick portions of the glass, and the color of mango flesh.

Aroma features, unsurprisingly, hops: dank, juicy, herbal. Pineapple, mango, coconut, bright green leaves, pepper, grass. A bit of caramel grain, but little else from the malt base.

The hop blend and malt base combine to fall a little flat on the palate. It's not bad, but it's a little uninspiring. The hops don't quite "pop," it's a little watery; nothing really stands out. Still, enjoyable overall.

Smooth, medium bodied; very nice for a modest ABV brew.

Feb 15, 2020
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justintcoons from Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz slim-can poured into an imperial can-shaped glass.

Appearance
Hazed-out golden blonde. Creamy white head.

Nose
Papaya, orange, lemon, and toffee.

Taste
Orange cream, musky mango, and lemon zest. Caramel, honey, and slight toffee.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp, silky, smooth, and lightly bitter.

Overall
Smooth and hoppy. Some musky tropical fruits. Nothing too offensive.

Feb 11, 2020
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a fairly nice murky orange color with a thin layer of white foamy head softly dissolving to leave some sticky sporadic lace.
The aroma had a huge pineapple juicy whiff running into some bitter grassiness. Light peach flesh and a touch of grapefruit rind underneath.
The flavor leaned towards the sweet side combining between some pineapple and peachy character. The bitter side comes out as it warms. Clingy aftertaste of pineapple sweetness, some bitter dry peach skin and citrus rind.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with some sipping quality about it. It has some dryness about. Appropriate low carbonation for the style. Finishes bitter dry with some peach skin.
Overall, I can see it as a New England styled IPA but this beer market is so crowded with this style right now, I don't see this as a top tier one of its style.

Jan 24, 2020
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elNopalero from California

4.27/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lookie here! This pours a turbid orange in color with a generous cap of foam. I’m getting some peach notes on the nose, along with some candied citrus. A soft citrusy character dominates the palate along with that peachy juice. Rolling effervescence ties it all together.

Nov 29, 2019
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Thankin_Hank from Texas

4.11/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned 03July19. One pint into a Bell's IPA glass. 4 months old. Looks great, very hazy and juicy. Had a nice head and good lacing. The aroma is hop juicy. Lots of citrus in aroma and taste. It's rather light at only 5.4 ABV but very drinkable even at 4 months old. Has a big body and chews well. There's no hop bitterness. I think Sixpoint did a great job as this should please any NEIPA drinker.

Nov 05, 2019
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Ronl12 from Massachusetts

3.38/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can into IPA glass. Dated 7/3/19.
Look is nice hazy light yellow. Smell is dank fruit. Taste follows nose. Feel is medium/light. Overall OK but nothing I would seek out.

Oct 18, 2019
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Spikester from Oregon

4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy gold with three fingers of cream color head. Rings and swathes of lace appear as the level drops.
Smell is green with sweet bread crust malts.
Taste is green fresh hops some minor pine. Plenty of sweet malts.
Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. The finish is dry and balanced.
Overall an easy drinking NEIPA.

Oct 10, 2019
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Billolick from New York

4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tall can the bottom of which "canned 3 July 2019"

Heavily hazed up pour, leaving a lastng dense cap and then fine scattered lacing.

Soft tropicals on the nose with honey dew melon.

Smooth, tasty, tropical goodness with more ripe melon and mango. Worthy and well worth a try.

Oct 09, 2019
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ChrisMon02 from Ohio

3.64/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Too dam sweet. Flavors are good when cold but buildvas it warms. Gets cloying and difficult to enjoy. Not something I want more of. One and done for me.

Oct 02, 2019
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