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Double Sweet Action | Sixpoint Brewery

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Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States | website

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by portia99 on 02-09-2010

BEER STATS
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
44
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
15.33%
 
 
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Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 44
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1/5  rDev -75.7%

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Photo of leantom
4.85/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This one's a real winner. A beer this great deserves an extended review, and, accordingly, I will provide one. Here goes:

A: Dark but clear brown. The beer is very translucent despite being of the darker variety. It's accompanied by a white, creamy head and superb lacing. Overall, the beer looks really great. Hopefully the taste will follow suit.

S: Some floral scents (like citrus and orange) accompanied by superb malt. The beer is extraordinarily well-balanced. The malt smells very candy-like; lots of brown sugar and succulent caramel. I feel like a kid at a carnival who's about to bite into cotton-candy for the very first time.

T: Superb! Magnifico! Exquisite! Some hops, but the malt is where this beer is. Sweet candy, sugar, molasses, caramel - just great! I could drink this for the rest of my life.

F: Dangerously drinkable. Very light and crisp - almost as light as a Pilsner. The sweetness dulls the crispness somewhat, but let's face it: I can't really find any fault with this beer as it is.

O: Excellent.

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Photo of Billolick
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler pour from DeCiccos in Ardsley, NY, this one flows cloudy darker apricot/light chocolate amber. Medium khaki head, quickly goes to a nice tight looking thicker film and leaves plenty of fine sheeting and strands of lace. Nose is just faintly of caramel maltyness and some alcohol citrus. Malted up ASA, more caramel malts, enough drying/balancing hops to smooth things out. Delicious and nicely crafted, full bodied and heady brew. More quality beer from Brooklyn NY's Sixpoint

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Photo of SPRichard
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dirtylou
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on-tap, Pony Bar in manhattan

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appearance: short pour (8oz), hazy light orange body, sticky white lace

smell: orange citrus, vanilla, caramel, peppercorn

taste: nice beer - my first from sixpoint. sweet and citrusy, caramel, vanilla, trace amounts of alcohol. not easily classified, but easily consumed

mouthfeel: nice medium body, alcohol well contained

drinkability: good

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Photo of mikey711
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy burnt orange color with a very nice and thick, somewhat frothy too, off white head that leaves nice lacing.

S: Mainly caramel with some faint orange citrus note as well.

T: It's a slightly sugary orange flavor a bit like italian ice, but the bottom of the cup part. Slightly syrupy followed by a decent caramel note.

M: Decent amount of body but there is a bit of cloying sweetness with this one.

D: Not bad, but the syrupy sweetness holds this one back a little bit. A good brew for sure, but i had this hype up by a few locals and wasnt as enthused for it as they were

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Photo of hophugger
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StevenMilligan
4.44/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sailracer
3/5  rDev -27%

Photo of bonbini26
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of TooGood
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zuela
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of dd43
3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This one has a fairly pronounced caramel malt backbone to it. I haven't picked up the level of sweetness that some other reviewers have noted, but it definitely doesn't finish dry. A 12 oz pour should be plenty for most folks given the ABV and the robust mouthfeel of this strong ale. I got some candied orange in the nose, there's almost an alcoholic candy quality that I can't place. Not like a rum cake or one of those kind of desserts, but a candy with a hit of booze in it that your sinuses register when you break into it. This is a fairly unique beer from Sixpoint and I like to see them experimenting.

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Photo of billyshears
4.52/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Dark, hazy golden-red with not much head.
S: Mega malts and sweet citrus. Excitable.
T: Sweet orange-y citrus with some caramel coupled with nice strong bready malts and a bit of hop bitterness on the end. There almost seems to be a bit of a vanilla-ish taste to go along with the citrus; id have to agree with whoever said creamsicle. Just to clarify, the flavor is done in a way that expresses finely crafted beermaking, not some cheap soda flavor with alcohol in it.
M: Medium chewy and gooey mouthfeel with little prickly carbonation. Goes down extremely smooth.
D: Incredibly drinkable; absurdly so for an American Strong Ale. Alcohol very well hidden. I'm not sure if there is really 9% abv but I think I'll soon find out.

Upatdte: it htingk it smight vbe. (Just kidding, but I had no problem putting down the ~30 ounces I had.)

This was the end of the keg and as they could not fill up the whole growler they did not charge me. So let me say: best free beer I've ever had (that wasn't just a small sample). I'd love to try this again and hopefully I will be able to. If you liked Sweet Action, and you're a hedonist like me, you'll love DSA... if you can find it.

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Photo of jynxi000
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Armsby Abbey in Worcester, MA, served in a 12 oz. snifter, it pours a bright peachy amber color. It's slightly cloudy with nice lacing and a full pale head. The smell of hops is mellow, complimented by sweet and creamy malt, and backed up with sweet citrus aromas. The taste is very creamy, but heavier than the original Sweet Action. The hop flavor comes through but is balanced by a mild bread and malt flavor. The alcohol is mildly apparent but the flavors of honey and sweet citrus, cream, and hops are too delicious to pay it attention. This beer has a medium body with a lingering taste. It's dangerously drinkable but a little sweet to have more than a few, unless you're in love with it like I am.

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Photo of erha2
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of weeare138
4.48/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

on tap at Capone's...
Appears a densely, nearing opaque haze of deep orange hued amber with starry streams of lacing rising to the top of the small off-white cap. Quickly fades into a small collar. Plenty of scattered bits of lacing are left.
Smell is of intense orange cream, mild touches of caramel, vanilla, biscuit, and freshly baked white bread all come together. More hoppy, herbal notes become evident as this beauty warms.
Taste is of the aromas with more of a peppery, yeasty dough flavor that is simply balanced and enjoyable without that overkill of hops that you meet in some beers of this style.
Mouthfeel is full bodied, chewy, nearing syrupy with a much applauded, evenly balanced beer.
Lord...is this really 9%? Could've fooled me on my best, beer inspired day. Shane, please have Bella Vista drop a sixtel of this nectar off for my Collegeville kegerator. I promise to give a nice, thirsty home where Sixpoint will be welcomed!

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Photo of david18
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Amsterdam Ale House in New York. There are a number of doubles that are better than the single in my opinion. Liquid Gold - Xtra Gold, Dead Guy - Double Dead Guy. This is another. The maltiness and sweetness of the original beer is better suited with more alcohol.

Dark brown in color, hazy with a little of a golden hue. Aroma is good. Malty and refreshing. The taste is not too hot and very balanced malt, hop and alcohol with a taste of honey on the end.

Very good beer.

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Photo of sideshowe
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of seanwhite
5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of BFCarr
3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A good strong ale that's missing just a touch of flavor to really stand out. No complaints, would drink again.

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Photo of jzeilinger
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque dark honey color, very mild head, light lacing, no carbonation. The appearance is unique, looks more Belgian-like than an American Strong Ale.

The aroma is bready, malty with some caramel, and smells sweet. I'm not really picking up any hops, in fact, the nose is weak, not very aromatic.

The taste is where this beer really shines. The looks and low aroma doesn't present well but the taste certainly makes up for it. The amount of malt used in this must have been tremendous. Is bready, spicey, mild citric hopping with small traces of banana, caramel sweetness, and a unique tartness to this beer that makes it good.

Mouthfeel is chewy, heavy body, sticky, has mild prickling on the tongue, and is filling. Because of the sweeter, bready side, I couldn't drink more than one before moving on, it'slike eating a loaf of bread. I have to say though, it's very well balanced. An interesting brew from a brewery I've never heard of before, very glad I had the opportunity to try this.

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Photo of braican
3.8/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rorjets
4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Double Sweet Action from Sixpoint Brewery
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