Resin | Sixpoint Brewery

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
An ode to the sticky quintessence of hops that never forgoes balance. This piney, resinous Double IPA clocks in at over 100 IBUs.

"First formulated in 2004, this is the story of the sticky quintessence of the hop cone, and all of the joy it brings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4neeh3ziWw "

Added by Jason on 01-10-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
845
Ratings:
4,636
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
10.32%
 
 
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Photo of BIGPOPPAS
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Ohhh my this totally lived up to its reputation and everyone's recommendation :)
The look is a gorgeous golden color with a huge head and full lacing .
Smell is a fresh piney, citrus notes and I couldn't wait to taste it .
Mouthfeel is a typical good DIPA, but as a mostly Stout drinker it is a refreshing change for me .
The taste was delightful with hardly any noticeable bitterness . I could see myself getting in trouble with these as it went down so easy and it was my last beer of the night . I actually had to slow down drinking it as it would have been gone in minutes if I had chosen to do so .
This was my first time drinking it and I will be getting these again in the near future.
Highly recommended refreshing, kick butt DIPA ;)

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Photo of Vetbidder
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Citrus hops and pineapple on the nose of this beer. I'm not getting the pine yet maybe some slight floral aspects after digging deep. Really reaching to scent any malt from this but it smells quite inviting for sure. More subdued flavor than I would have guessed from a double. Bitter grapefruit piney (there it is), citrus, alcohol on the end. Not bad but not what I'm looking for out of an imperial. Smooth beer, decently carbonated.

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Photo of daliandragon
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

This is something I had assumed I had already formally reviewd but I guess I was mistaken. Pours a dark golden with a wet, cream colored head. Nose is big on the aggressive hops and malts with alcohol backing vocals. Game on.

Big citrus and pine flavor and a thick, dry mouthfeel. This is big and tasty without being overwhelming. Tight and oily in the adtertaste. I can see why this has such a solid rep; also ups to sixpoint for not shying away from sticking a nine plus aba DIPA in its mixed twelver. Bonus!

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Photo of AgentMunky
3.72/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a Teku glass. Best before 12 April 2017.
4.25/4/3.75/3.5/3.5
A: Pours very clear, with faintest haze in the glass. Honey-amber and effervescence. Two fingers of pitted head.
S: It smells fresh and floral. Earthy, herbal, piny, minty.
T: Mild and bitter with light citrus and pine (very American) flavors. I'm shocked by the ABV, since this tastes mostly like a piny pale ale or a mild IPA. (I wonder if it's been eclipsed over the years, if my lupulin threshold is out of control, or if there's a reason it was on sale at Whole Foods.) I expected so much more, but what is here is nice.
M: Somehow both thin-astringent and sticky-chewy.
O: This would have a much higher review if it were a different style or the brewers didn't make it sound like the Second Coming of the Hopchrist. It's good, and I will drink the six pack sans complaint.

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Photo of garymuchow
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I don't like this as much as Hi-Res, but I still like it. Very attractive with a brilliantly clear golden amber body and a thick off-white head. Nice mix of hop in the aroma with some citrus but more grass and flower.
I like how this drinks. Enough heft to be moderate but still a little sticky and really smooth even with the moderate carbonation. Good mix of flavors with the touch of sweetness from the malt and solid malt backing rounding off the enjoyable hop mix that is a more herbal than the aroma. Citrus rings on the bitterness which holds a distinctive grapefruit character with more than enough astringency. Prominent bitterness yet still a smooth drinker.
This one is my 3rd of the pack and easily my favorite of this batch.
It drinks so nicely.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned
Pours a crystal clear golden body with decent enough white head
Big citrus golden syrup aroma that says citra
Creamy lime flavour with subtle bitter finish
I'm going to say easy drinking rather than thin
This is a good enough way to end a night of ale

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Photo of flyingpig
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

355ml Can from The Sanderling, Glasgow Airport (£5.25):
Solid stuff from Sixpoint here, this one was a hop bomb with tonnes of pine & grapefruit bitterness in the early going before some tropical fruits & citrus flavours started to come through & level things out slightly. The alcohol was well hidden & only really made an appearance right at the end alongside some of the sweet malts & caramel that also helped with the balance of the beer. It was a relatively easy one to drink despite its strength & the only slight negative was that the nose could have perhaps been a little more pronounced but overall it was an excellent beer with a lot of flavour & it's definitely one I'll try again at some point.

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Photo of RangerDanger
4.54/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I admit a certain bias against canned beer. That being said, Resin was recommended to me at the liquor store and I grabbed some. This is an exceptional beer! It pours into a great head with a rich copper color. The taste is that bitter, piney, hoppiness that other beers used to have.The aroma lets you know what's coming. It just tastes good and goes down smoothly. Only problem is the alcohol is really masked well, I hardly noticed it.. I plan on making this a staple.

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Photo of dikebrewery
4.7/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful deep orange with a huge tan head. The nose is of pine and slight grapefruit pith. Taste of pine wood,sap and very light citrus skin. A bit of sweet biscuty malt in there too but perfectly ballanced. Big sticky mouthfeel that coats your insides leaving you wanting another sip. Very smooth and not overly in your face for a 100+ IBU brew. This is one of my favorite beers to date. Cheers

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Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Beertemple. Clear orange with a tall off-white head. Notes of orange, grapefruit, honey, light resin and dank cellar. Medium bodied with soft carbonation and a grapefruit bitter-sweet aftertaste.

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Photo of smanders
4.71/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a freshly-filled growler into a tulip glass.

Appearance - almost completely clear copper with creamy head that produced copious amounts of intricate lacing.

Smell - super fresh grass clippings and a citrusy-sweet follow through. Sweet biscuits, almost like Biscoff Speculoos cookies. I am getting thirsty!

Taste - there's those biscuits again followed quickly by almost tart fruit; wonderfully matched, and ultra-fresh. Almost tastes healthy!

Mouthfeel - low carbonation, bordering on light.

Overall - unfortunately a buddy of mine and I finished the 64 oz growler in a sitting. I would have loved to sip on this great example of the DIPA style again the next day. Fantastic fresh from the tap!

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Photo of Bouleboubier
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

(12 oz can, best by 15 Mar 2017 - purchased room temp off shelf... poured into Chouffe tulip)

L: crystal-clear, orange-amber liquid... brilliantly-clear, pretty juice, but a conversely sad foam stand - spots out rather swiftly to a thin, spitty film - nothing seems to be helping the suds to hold

S: fragrant orange and possibly grapefruit flesh plus an almost syrupy or candy-like berry scent in the back... some toasty, hard-cookie malt aroma pokes through at the bottom, but this is otherwise fruity-hop forward... rather potent, fragrant floral note lingers in the back of the palate up through the back of the nose after the first sip... herbal and tonic notes take precedence after first sip

T: that candy-ish quality stands out first on the palate, carried or complemented by a liqueur-like, soft booze... the finish is dry and lightly toasty with some sleek residual grassy/floral bitterness lingering, though I have my doubts that this is still clocking in at 103... sappy-piney hop flavor looms large in aftertaste over time, lingering malt sugars and spicy oils twinkle about... not much depth or breadth in flavor though - kind of a big, glob-y streak of a fire engine red and 1-2 threads of some bruised shades

F: definite resin slickness adding to the body up front though, all-in-all, it's relatively lithe... the back end is fantastically dry, with some thinly-fuzzy, velvety envelope glue dusting the front of the palate

O: probably something in which a fresh batch ought to be sought out... what sticks out most is the sharp back of the palate dryness and its raw resin-y rake across the tongue... it does drink a bit like an aged (hopped) single malt (minus 30-40% abv) - maybe something to revisit

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Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
4.44/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L-The beer pours a clear light amber. The head is a frothy 3 fingers of white foam. Lacing is good as the head recedes to a thin film.
S-The nose is a pleasant piny dankness of moderate intensity.
T-The taste follows the nose with pine followed with a pleasantly bitter finish.
M- Mouthfeel is slick and oily allowing the taste to linger on the tongue. Carbonation is fairly light after the original pour.
O- This is an excellent beer which will make it's way into my regular rotation as a counterpoint to all the citrus dominant DIPA's on the market. The beer is ridiculously drinkable at 9.1%. I wish I'd tried this sooner.

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Photo of SD-Alefan
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap. Pours clear gold with a chill haze and a foamy white head that leaves plenty of lace. The aroma is laden with pine and resin with underlying, slightly bready malt. Taste is loaded with pine, pine and some more pine. Chewy with a lingering bitter bite. A hint of fruit as it warms and a touch of dank. Mouthfeel is medium and sticky. Very good.

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Photo of thebeers
3.82/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear light orange color with two fingers of tan-tinted head that leaves some soapy-looking lacing. Muted aroma of grapefruit, pine and peaches, a little spiciness, and a little malt sweetness. Prickly, medium bodied mouthfeel. Light tasting, yet peppery, up front, with a nice mix of alcohol, sweet malt, light fruitiness and hop bitterness in the aftertaste. Not bad.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from the nice energy drink looking can in a snifter.
This beefy double IPA pours a clear golden amber with a
fantastic head of white foam that settles to a thick ring, thin layer,
and excellent lacing. Nose of heavy pine and heavy caramel malt
with citrus notes of grapefruit and lemon zest. Flavors exceed the nose
by volume with caramel sweet malts awash in pine and grapefruit notes
on all sides with a piney bitter lemon zest finish. Nice mouth feel,
medium high carbonation and lightly slick with malt with a
fantastic malt backbone in support. Overall an excellent DIPA.

Cheers!

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Photo of Spikester
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clear deep gold with some orange tinge. One finger of fluffy white head and rings of lace.
Smell is resinous hops with a touch of malt.
Taste is big resinous hops with a fair amount of malt backbone.
Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Finish is dry and bitter.
Overall a fine beer that everyone should have the opportunity to try.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.87/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. Can.
Amber gold color, fluffy, thick, lacy foam leaves sticky white clumps all over the glass.
A deep, floral, piney hop punch in the nose. Malty sweetness is abundant. Pineapple, citrus and spiciness hits hard. In a great way. Alcohol heat is also pretty obvious as well.
A dry, spicy yet intesnse hop flavor comes through with a smack! Big heat, good bitterness, very dry and earthy with pine and grains.
The feel is rather light with a big crisp bite, finishes very dry.
One of the earlier offerings in a can.

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

Can - 'Spoons in Banbury.
Hazy orange. Thin head.
Smell of tangerines, pine and rubber.
Resinous as expected with lightly toasted bread and marmalade.
Smooth despite the resin. Alcohol unnoticed.

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Photo of brureview
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a copper orange color with a 2F head which was slow to resolve in a Spiegelau glass.

Aroma: resinous, earthy, some pine. I would liked a stronger aroma.

Earthy, piney taste, with a resinous, piney, spicy finish.

Excellent beer with an emphasis on resin and pine,less emphasis on the fruit character.

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Photo of NinerFan49
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Just when you think the Hoppy floral bitterness is going to dominate and overwhelm your pallet, the malty back bone joins the tango with the hoops and finishes the dance with a smooth snap and floral after taste.

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Photo of Jeffo
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this one in Buffalo this past summer.

From a can into a snifter
IBU: 103
SRM: 9.5

APPEARANCE: Pours a two finger, looser, foamy, off-white head with good retention. Clear safety orange in color with no carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a foamy cap and clings to the sides of the glass. A splotchy wisp remains until the end leaving decent lacing as the glass empties.

SMELL: Pale malts, caramel, honeydew melon and piney hop aromas on the nose. Some citrus and lemon character as well. Bold enough.

TASTE: Pale and caramel malt sweetness up front with some piney hop resin at the swallow. Boozy too. Big and lingering finish of sweet melon and caramel, piney notes, citrus and lemon flavor, plenty of hop bitterness and some alcohol as well.

PALATE: Medium body and carbonation. A touch foamy on the palate, goes down fine and finishes slightly dry. Some alcohol and bitterness lingers.

OVERALL: Really good stuff. Boozy and bitter, but lots of other stuff going on. Enjoy piney hop character and this one certainly delivers. A step above Bengali if you ask me, but I’m afraid Hi-Res might be a bridge too far, as this one was already bitter and boozy enough for the style. Good IPAs here and worth checking out if that’s your thing. Recommended.

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a Goose Island tulip. A rough pour produces an impressive crown of fine off-white foam over a clear, very light amber body of liquid. Typical IIPA nose with cedar, lemon, and grapefruit.

Medium-full body with a good, firm feel and a bitter flavor. A little toast and marmalade up front, then lots of grapefruit juice, lemon rind, and a faint honey sweetness. No booziness (unless it's the honey), but a good lingering finish.

Excellent IIPA that comes in a skinny can that makes you think you're drinking less than you are. They also take up less space in that infernal middle shelf of the fridge that not much fits in except for Subway leftovers and stubby Founders bottles. This beer is a hoppy treat that is easily found.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.6/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Resin brewed by Sixpoint Brewery, with an ABV of 9.10 % This brew pours out a deep golden amber color with a nice thick white head. I really like the color of this brew. The small of Resin is rich with hops, grins and malts. You also pick up a mild sweetness in the smell of this brew. This brew has the look and smell of most IPA's on the Market, not saying that is a bad thing. Now for the taste, it is bold with flavors, first you pick up on the hops. Then you pick up on the grain and malts. There is also a nice sweetness at the end of this brew. The finish of Resin is nice , smooth and sweet. There is a lot going on in Resin. Resin has a real super nice balance to it, there is nothing overpowering about this brew. I can't get over how smooth this brew is a d how smooth this brew goes down. It is really hard to pick up on the 9.10% in this brew. The mouthfeel of Resin is Bold Rich, Smooth Hoppy, and refreshing. This is a nice drinking IPA. Overall I'm giving Resin brewed by Sixpoint a Brewery a 4.75 out of 5. I would buy this brew again. Sixpoint Brewery, did a super nice job with this brew right here.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aroma has caramel malt, bittersweet orange and resiny/earthy notes. Taste starts with intense, resiny, bitter hops upfront. Medium body and bitterness. Not bad at all but a bit one noted.

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