Meltdown | Sixpoint Brewery

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
MeltdownMeltdown
BA SCORE
4.17/5
Exceptional
114 Ratings
MeltdownMeltdown
BEER INFO

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

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A lush, hazy, juicy IIPA with ripe tropical and bright citrus characteristics, and a soft, easy finish. Loaded up with enough dry-hops to melt your face.

Added by Britt on 10-16-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
114
pDev:
8.63%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
16
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 114 |  Reviews: 51
Photo of Budlum
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cjohns73
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.8/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vetbidder
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Deep golden with a nice white head from can. Very hazy. Weaker citric driven nose. Decent if not fleeting flavor. Not as mosaic driven as I would have thought. Thicker feel with ok carbonation. Slight orange flavoring detected on the end.

 239 characters

Photo of Scottsbeer
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of newcastlemike
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tdm168
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mortarforker
4.36/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MichialTanner1
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of broadway848
3.81/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of caahare
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mfigueroa713
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of charrel
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bitburger
4.39/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wildman62
1.28/5  rDev -69.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Maybe too used to other New England IPA's (Sam's NE IPA and Combover etc) but I found this beer hard to enjoy. It's not often I can't choke down a brew but this one was not good to my tastebuds, Color was nice but the nose was very harsh to me, actually poured it out! I know I know but hey it's my taste buds! Was hoping it tasted different from the smell but it did not.

 372 characters

Photo of dms
4.79/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Finally. From the brewery that got me into IPAs four years ago with their Bengali Tiger, Six point is back with a fresh taste in the crowded NE DIPA scene. At 7.8% it's on the low side for a DIPA but that's just semantics. Who cares. It's delicious. It's juicy but it still tastes like a beer (if that makes any sense). I'm totally unfamiliar with the Bavaria Mandarina hop they use. But the Mosaic is very present. The blend is fantastic. There is a unique finish to it - to me, Apricot and wet oak on the roof of my mouth. The taste evolves as you drink it. It has a crispness and a smoothness and a thickness at first, and then a bit of that "new" taste - the apricot/oak and then finally a touch of syrup at the very end. If this is really just a "brewed once" beer then I will be very sad. If it represents an exploration into a new style for Six Point then they will be back at the top of my list for canned beers available in a store.

 941 characters

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.07/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from skinny 12oz can into glass. Stamped on can bottom for canning date is '11OCT18',
Cloudy, pale gold colored body. Three quarters finger of white head upon pouring, which sticks around as thick cap. Leaves behind some webs of lacing. Several large particles drop to the bottom of the glass.
Aroma is strong with sweet tropical fruit and bright citrus hops. Smells like lupulin sap.
Taste of sweet tropical and sticky citrus hops. Has a mix of sweet and slightly bitter flavors.
Soft, and relatively thick mouth feel. Any bitterness fades away in the after taste. Good carbonation.
Well made IPA for balance and mix of flavors. Particles in the body are off putting but mouth feel is a pleasure.

 704 characters

Photo of Spikester
4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very hazy gold with two fingers of white head. Rings of lace.
Smell is very fruity, melons, malts.
Taste is melon, tropical fruit, big malt bill, slightly dank.
Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. The finish is lightly dry and balanced.
Overall a fruity slightly sweet NEIPA that is easy drinking. Canned on 10/OCT./2018.

 328 characters

Photo of depechemode1983
4.42/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out an incredibly hazy pale gold color. The head is two finger and off-white. Retention is phenomenal and produces large amounts of lacing. Many cascading bubble can be seen on the sides of the glass.

Semi sweet juicy grapefruit with its bitter rind. Also picking up a decent amount of sweet orange and pineapple. This beer is very tropical indeed.

Sweet orange and ruby red grapefruit upfront with lemon lime bitterness coming in through the middle. The bitterness is moderate and lingers for just a bit on the roof of the mouth.

The mouthfeel is very creamy and smooth. Cabonation is easy and pleasant. Excellent.

 625 characters

Photo of Rilesmiles
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KurtisCarman
3.97/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tons of citrus flavors but also had a bid of floral punch at first. Tasted like a carnation smells when it first hit the tongue then mellow tropical fruit flavors exploded on the tongue. I liked this a lot. Could gladly throw a few cans of this back.

 250 characters

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Billolick
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tall 12 oz cane...11OCT2018 canned on dating.

Nice looking NEIPA kinda pour, fully hazed, delicate and fine ringed sheeting left behind.

Earthy ripe fruits on the sniff.

Worthy, juiced up take on the style...more fresh and ripe tasting fruits, with pineapple coming to mind. Ripe fruit, earthy and herbal dankness adding to complexity.

High quality shelfie Sixpoint.

 370 characters

Photo of hophugger
3.79/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

another fine beer from Sixpoint. Light, white filmy head on a beer of light ornage-yellow color. Aromas of lemon, orange and grapefruit in this cloudy, hazy brew. Taste is full of orange and other citrus, hops play well and there is a light bitterness at the end. Overall, alcohol is hidden well and this beer is very drinkable and delicious !

 343 characters

Photo of Gerasimos
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Meltdown from Sixpoint Brewery
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 114 ratings