Meltdown | Sixpoint Brewery

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Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States

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.

Brewed w/ Mosaic and Mandarina Bavaria Hops.

Added by Britt on 10-16-2018

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Photo of nodder
4.01/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of dbrauneis
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a murky medium to dark golden honey in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and moderate orange + golden yellow + bright yellow colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy off-white head that slowly reduces to a large patch of medium thick film surrounded by a very thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus/tangerine, citrus/mandarin orange, herbal, spicy, tropical/pineapple, tropical/mango, and stone fruit/peach hops over the top of light to moderate aromas of biscuit + honey + oat malts with a light amount of honey sweetness.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of biscuit + honey + oat malts with a light amount of honey sweetness. That is followed by slightly stronger than moderate flavors of dank and juicy citrus/tangerine + citrus/mandarin orange + herbal + spicy + tropical/pineapple + tropical/mango + stone fruit/peach hops which impart a light amount of bitterness which lingers for a short while leaving light to moderate lingering tropical hops flavors.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly crisp upfront with a hint of soft/fluffiness mid-body and a light amount of dryness in the finish. Light amounts of alcohol warming.

O: Drinks pretty easily though I wish the alcohol was a little more well hidden. Nice tropical + citrus + dank hop profile which works well

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Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scootny
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A cloudy light orange gold with a sunshine in a glass character. A big, soapy head that fades slowly and leaves some decent lacing. A light, soapy covering on the brew as well.

Nose is a well balanced melange of malts, pilsner with a bit of, (probably) crystal and caramel or Munich and fruity hops. Lots of tropical fruits. Pineapple is up front with undercurrents of guava and mango. Juicy and lucious with a melon tinged depth that makes you want to pause even as your pleasure centers beg youth chug. A nice citrus grove flows into a light peppery bite from a touch of alcohol.

Taste follows nose and really brings home the tropics. The blend of pineapple and mango, guava and grapefruit bonded to a bready malt framework of sweetness and grains, flowing into a minty, grapefruit skinned, dry short finish that is so clean you just smile. Faint notes of herbal hops and mint.

Feel is crisp and lighter that is should be. Soft and smooth with a touch of light cream. Dry and quenching. Refreshing with each swallow.

This should move from limited to regular rotation. One of Sixpoint's best DIPAs. So easy drinking so innocent indoor mouth, you just want to session a beer meant to sip

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Photo of JoelZ1
3.53/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heddar33
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AllanPatchin1016
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TargaFlorio
3.81/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thick and hazy orange pour with plenty of floating particulates. Pretty solid foamy white head that quickly recedes. Aroma is grapefruit, orange and other tropical fruits. Flavor is rather zesty. Orange zest and grapefruit along with some other citrus notes. Overall, not a bad beer for the style, just a style I'm becoming much less interested in.

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Photo of kds2437
4.44/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Thankin_Hank
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sixpoint wins again. Meltdown is extra fine, great aroma and taste. Somewhat of a thin mouthfeel but easy drinking. Overall a keeper for the fridge. On tap at Ron’s Corner Tavern.

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Photo of drtth
4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The hazy light orange tinged yellow colored beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a 1 1/4” ivory head that slowly recedes to a cap of foam and then to a thin irregular island of foam while leaving a web of patches of lacing. Sipping creates a couple of arches and a few legs and spots of lacing.

The aromas include lots of tropical character. There’s orange/tangerine, mango, pineapple, and grapefruit along with a bit of spice and even a few grassy notes. Some biscuity malt is way in the background..

The flavors are much as expected from the nose with lots of orange/tangerine and other citrus along with the tropical fruits such as the mango and pineapple. The light biscuity malt sweetness smooths out the light grapefruit zest bitterness so that it is mostly in the background but offsets the sweetness.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and lightly prickly with the moderate carbonation. The finish begins as the fruit flavors begin to fade leaving a slightly grapefruit bitter and semi-dry ending to linger in the back of the palate.

Overall this is a complex interesting beer that is both enjoyable and drinkable. I expect to be having this one again—soon. In particular I thing this beer has a great balance between sweetness and zesty bitterness such than neither dominates the other but both are definitely present. Personally that suits my preferences, so my bottom line is that this is a very good NEPIA that touches the bases for me. Recommeded.

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Photo of MikeWard
3.79/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can into a goblet. canned 10/11/18, so a little over 2 months old here. Re-reviewed from original on 12/22/18

Murky dull orange juice colored body. Small white head leaving nice lacing. Many small white particulates.

Faintly fruity aroma.

Mildly bitter, a little fruity. Kinda what you expect from a NE IPA, but this one is quite understated

Mouth close to full, finish slightly fruity with a light bitter ending.

I re-reviewed this beacuse after trying the first of a six pack back on 12/22, and not liking it one bit, I gave it another shot. Originally, the drink had a pretty awful vegetable taste, and I figured the hop profile just didn't agree with my palate. However, the 2nd (and 3rd) tasted much better, no vegetable taste. The conclusion I came to, was that I had had this beer immediately after having a Brett IPA, and maybe the funk did something to the Meltdown taste. Happy to have given it another chance.

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Photo of StrongBelwas
4.47/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of alexsergio
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BubbleBobble
4.37/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of npendres
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dakin
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very dank and sticky. Loving this one. Thick like honey with a bite.

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Photo of jkn09
4.91/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CreightonSM
3.38/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CHickman
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had it on tap today and it looked great with a nice hazy body and a head that stuck around, fading slowly and leaving really good foamy lacing. It was spot on for the New England IPA style.

Smells and smells of tangerine, orange peel, lemon, light grapefruit, citrus hops, earthy notes, mild peppery spices and fresh cut grass. It lacked any strong malty notes but had lots of nice citrus accents. It was not exceptional in any way, but really good and easy to drink. Smooth and mildly bitter, it was perfect for an afternoon brew.

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Photo of Bwag
3.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nbrowni2
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Celtics76
3.23/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Jbavi360
3.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewandbbq
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz can dated 10/10/18.

Pours cloudy yellow with a moderate head and retention. Pear, cantaloupe, and melons in the nose. Medium bodied with a somewhat creamy and crisp mouthfeel. Pithy citrus on the palate with shades of melon and grapefruit. Zero malt with a moderate bitterness. Finishes dry and fruity.

Tasty but kind of a strange hop profile and a bit faded.

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Meltdown from Sixpoint Brewery
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 148 ratings