Resin | Sixpoint Brewery

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Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
We remember our first sip of hoppy beer, do you? Nearly spit that $#!^ out. Now we fantasize about this stuff. Thinking about those hop ones...bursting with juice...ripe as all hell...makes you look forward to that first RESIN® all day long. Can't wait.

Key Ingredients Chinook and Centennial Hops are a little old school, with tons of resin and pine notes. RESIN uses a ton of different hops, for a massively complex hop bouquet.

Added by Jason on 01-10-2012

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4.58/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DoghouseReilly3946
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Date: Canned on 12/05/18, tried on 01/10/19.

Appearance: Rich copper, almost burnt orange in color with two fingers of off white head.

Aroma: Sweet malts explode up front, loads of syrupy sweet dessert bread everywhere. There is clearly a good amount of piney hop aromas here as well, but this seems like one of those old school IIPAs where the amount malts feel like they completely match the amount of hops. The nose brings to mind Dogfish Head 90 Minute, which would normally be somewhat of a turn off, but Resin actually smells really nice.

Taste: Pow, those sweet malts hit hard right at the beginning, momentarily flooding out all other flavors. Tons of lighter sweet bread like malts ranging to more dark dessert holiday style bread, tea leaf, and syrup, similar to what the fruit in those little fruit cups is packed in. Thankfully, there is also a large resinous piney hop presence here which ranges from light tropical fruits in syrup again to sticky, dank, piney, herbal hops that almost bite back. It does bring 90 Minute to mind, but it fairs better due to greater balance between the hops and malts. The finish is really all about the hops with some lingering bitterness and some alcohol warmth. However, this doesn't feel like 103 IBUs at all. One positive to this syrupy style IIPA is that the mouthfeel is full and coats the mouth nicely.

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

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3.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of user785335
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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3.79/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A more aptly named American Imperial IPA you will not find. The name coincides with the sticky, viscous substance released by pine trees. A plethora of varied hops dominates the nose. That is followed by an explosion of hops, allspice aromatics and heavy citrus on the palate. Finishes very clean for such a piney beer and my one beef with this ale is always the cloying feel on the mouth but that's hard to combat at 9% alcohol.

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3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.83/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a darkened orange haze with solid lacing. Strong pine and dank citrus. Taste is very bitter with a surprising clean finish. You can fell the sticky pine resin but it actually enhances the total palate. Overall this is a top choice for those who enjoy 100+ IBUs. Alcohol level is there but not in the taste like some DIPAs. Buy it, drink it, rate it.

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4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.02/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.51/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) can into a custom Sam Adams pint taster; canned on 07/11/2018, best by January 2019.
A: Pours a hazy, golden amber color with robust carbonation evident, a 2 finger, fluffy, eggshell white head, solid retention, and rings of lacing.
S: Tangy with aromas of lemon >> grapefruit, pine, and white pepper, giving way to more of a caramel, toffee.
T: A bit of a "hop bomb" with pine resin, citrus pump, and white pepper out of the box. Definitely a citrusy presence in the background and a solid caramel/toffee core emergent. Did I say bitter? Oh, yeah.
M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Tons of tingly carbonation throughout. Better than sparkling wine.
O: Loved the up front, POW!, of the hops, but far more complex than just that. Evolves as it warms to a caramel toffee treat. Really delicious. With Other Half, Sixpoint is really leading the Brooklyn Beer Renaissance.

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

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3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can, courtesy of Steve. Thank you.

Dated Aug. 14, 2018. Poured into a tulip at 46f.

Pours a bright orange copper mostly clear, reminiscent-of-apple-juice color. A finger of bright white foamy head sits atop, thinning from the middle, outwards. Sticky lacing.

Nose is huge pine and candy orange. Caramel and and lightly toasted malt. Sticky. A little booze on the nose.

Palate is sweet toasted malt, with impressions of caramel, honey, and maple. Huge resinous hop bitterness with a very distinct west coast hop profile. Piney and citrus. Due to the big sweetness, and the higher ABV, this actually reminds me of an English Old Ale or perhaps an American Strong Ale that has been heavily hopped. I am not the biggest fan of bitter West Coast style IPAs, but this has a lot of malt sweetness that helps detract from the hoppy bitterness. The booze assists too. Many people don't understand IBU. The higher the ABV, the higher the IBU will be, and the lower the perceived bitterness. A 100 IBU, 6%ABV beer is going to be face-twisting-ly bitter. A 100 IBU 9%ABV beer isn't going to be as bitter. IBUs are tricky. This might not "taste" like 103 IBU, but that's because of the higher ABV. The hop bitterness and the caramel sweetness balance each other. Well after the finish, both fade, and you're left with fragrant flavors of pine and grapefruit, and orange oil that wash over your tongue, slowly fading away. It finishes clean and crisp, a surprising feat, given its characteristics.

Mouthfeel is round and soft, with the slightest cloying stickiness. To be expected from the abv. Carbonation is very good, and helps keep this as drinkable as possible. It's a little bit sticky. It drinks big, as it is, but the massive hoppyness and high carbonation make this much more refreshing than many other styles of this abv point. Not a chugger by any means, but certainly not a sipper, either. A relaxing IPA. I could see one drinking a couple of these.

Overall, this was a free can in a trade, and I have always been curious about it. While it's nothing mind blowing, and it is a touch bitter for my liking, it has a lot that I can appreciate, and I'm glad I got to try it. Probably wouldn't buy, but would gladly drink if someone offered me a can. There is nothing wrong with the beer at all. Very finely executed. It's perfect for what it is. A very good West Coast style bitter DIPA. Would choose over Lagunitas IPA.

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4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I am not a huge IPA fan, although I do enjoy many. This IPA though, is absolutely phenomenal. Started with it as my first beer of the night, and despite its very high ABV, it was incredibly smooth. The color was a bright gold, with incredibly strong head retention. Smell was of rich pine, dank meadows, and all those wonderful hops. Taste was to match, plus incredibly clean finish so as not to overwhelm your palate. Wonderful!

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5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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