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Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,275
Ranked #5,274
4.12 | pDev: 10.19%
Yesterday at 06:45 PM
Jan 10, 2012
Notes: 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.
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Reviewed by lkbrdh

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
This comes off as a copper, robust, thick beer. Very amber in color. It smells like a combination of carmel and deep beer. The taste is very complex....deep, thick, slightly bitter and citrus. Overall a darker, deeper IPA good for the cold winter months.
Yesterday at 06:45 PM
Rated: 4.16 by Wilkolaczek94 from Connecticut

Monday at 01:54 AM
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Reviewed by Specialmick from Connecticut

4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Look...Dark copper brown with white foamy head and a moderately hazyand I believe to be a more of the traditional IPA look
Smell...not unpleasant but feint hop citrus with bitter dank smell of grass lemon
Taste...Bitter dank piney hop,.. fruity in the middle to a juice bitter dry. Explosive hoppy fruity with a good balance
Feel...never a thick phase in this beer. A slick juicy with adequate carbonation
Overall...This is an excellent beer that I recommend highly. This is an excellent Imperial IPA that many should try and decide for themseves
Sep 03, 2022
Rated: 4.43 by BCole281 from Texas

Sep 01, 2022
Rated: 4.26 by dreweuph

Sep 01, 2022
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Reviewed by German-Helles from Wisconsin

4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
This is a thin but tall 12oz. can poured into the Six Point pint glass. This ale is somewhat hazy, has an orange glow, with medium carbonation, the head is white, one finger, that quickly surrendered to a thin solid cap.
The aroma is noticeable from a distance, a pleasant sweet citrus!, I am surprised that I can pick up a light bread malt under the citrus
The flavor is sweet orange citrus giving way to some pine hops that I am certain will bring you to pucker for a second. The bitterness does not overpower the sweetness for long allowing one to enjoy the ale.
This brew has a 9.1 ABV, but the alcohol is hidden perfectly behind the flavor, there is not an alcohol bite or any noticeable heat.
Resin is a pleasant surprise! I was certain it would be overly bitter with an alcohol burn. The bitterness is very much present, but does not destroy the great flavor of this DIPA!!
Aug 22, 2022
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Reviewed by MadMadMike from Florida

4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
“Resin” is the perfect name for this outstanding, widely available DIPA. Just enough of everything an IPA Guy wants.
Best I’ve ever had? No.,. but it is my every day 7:00 refreshing starter. And a regular in the beach cooler too.
Damn good.,.
Jun 15, 2022
Rated: 4.12 by WDJersey from Colorado

Jun 01, 2022
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Reviewed by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.84/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Resin has a medium, spongy, off-white head and a semi-clear, translucent, bubbly orange appearance, with moderate lacing. The aroma is of hop oils and white bread. The taste is very bitter, but not harsh, and sweet, with white bread crust and some fruit. Resin has a medium body and a dry finish.

May 31, 2022
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Reviewed by burnstar from Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours a slightly cloudy dark gold orange with a big thick rocky persistent head. Great smell- resinous and almost a sharp bright piney character. Some citrus too. Sort of a rounded bitterness up front which persists throughout and lingers through the finish. Resinous and piney in the middle. A little bit of a caramel malt mixes in. Full bodied. Very good double IPA.
May 24, 2022
Rated: 4.16 by cold_beer

May 20, 2022
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Sixpoint Brewery "Resin"
19.2 fl. oz. can "BEST BY JUL 25 22 PBG220225 10:33 FL". Sampled on MAY 15 22.

Notes via stream of consciousness: Here we have another beer that I'm sure I've reviewed before but somehow went missing. It's poured a hazy amber colored body beneath a finger's width of off-white foam. The aroma is resinous - duh! - piney, delicately citrusy, and lightly floral. On to the taste... very much the same. The malt is grainy and lightly biscuity. The hops are floral, a touch grassy, and fruity with apple, orange, lemon, and grapefruit. There's probably more there as well! It's got a solid bitterness at a listed 103 IBUs but it doesn't come off nearly as bitter given the amount of malt that's there. It's a very nice blend between sweetish and biscuity malt and a variety of hop notes. The alcohol is apparent but not overly clear, and in combination with the bitterness and a little bit of acidic "hop bite" it finishes mainly dry with some grassy, resinous, and floral hops lingering. In the mouth it's medium bodied and gently crisp. All in all this is a solid kind of old school double IPA that shouldn't be ignored. There are bigger, brighter, and brasher IPAs out there but this is a feel good, fall back version. One thing to keep in mind, however, is that this bitch clocks in at a whopping 9.1% ABV so you should probably slate it for later in the night.
Review #7,974
May 15, 2022
Rated: 4.69 by KicknGuitar from Antarctica

May 12, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by RockyM72 from Florida

Apr 24, 2022
Rated: 3.83 by mattjp03 from Alabama

Feb 27, 2022
Rated: 4.18 by ssimpson89 from Illinois

Feb 27, 2022
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Reviewed by eatsluggs from Oregon

3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Looks promising. Smell promising.
Tastes average. Feels average.
Just like a woman looking super hot from behind, only to realize that her face is... meh, not that hot.
You men all know the feeling!
Feb 22, 2022
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Reviewed by JacobusFavier23 from Texas

4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Packaging-5/5- I'm going to talk about the packaging here for a second. This beer comes in a distinct thin bullet can with a powdery green tint and golden/rusty orange embroidered sign on the front. The design is great and it really does make this beer stand out from the others. It has a distinct classic and weathered look that's oddly memorable and visually represents what this beer is, or is trying to, perceive. Looks great.

L-Pours a lively one finger headed ale with a finger and a half head and a golden amber-ish color. Subtle bubbles are there as well.
S-Smells like a very well crafted standard imperial IPA. Malty front with some hints of butterscotch and molasses. Piney, and earthy hop resin is there. Also, in some way, I almost get a candy-like Sweet Tart aroma. Smells great.
T-Not bad on the flavor. Malty sweet upfront with a bitter bite at the end. Subdued enough to invite other flavors as well. There is definitely some mandarine orange here, with a hint of grapefruit.
F-A medium bodied, juicy mouthfeel with a dry and refreshing finish.
O-Quite the experience. From the can to the finish I enjoyed this beer thoroughly. It's hard to come by an imperial IPA that is made so well and is so drinkable. Glad I got to try this!
Feb 21, 2022
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Reviewed by AzfromOz from Australia

4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Such a pretty, orange/rusty colour in the glass with a bright, white, persistent head.

This can is reasonably old so aroma is restrained. There's some caramel and pine and a little bit of orange peel.

The flavour though... Oh my, the flavour. This beer is proudly IPA, even with age on the can. There's piney, resinous notes, some diesel and dankness that has taken over from where I would have expected fruitbowl citrus in a younger beer, but it still tastes fantastic. It's no longer able to hide its alcohol but it's only adding to the pleasure of the newly evolved whole that this beer has become.

Can't wait to taste it fresh!

Feb 18, 2022
Rated: 3.89 by Zigzach from Florida

Feb 13, 2022
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Reviewed by DarrellFine from Florida

3.97/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Looks fantastic for the style. Pours a beautiful, cloudy golden hue with a nice two finger white head which dissipates to leave a sticky white lace as it recedes. Smells fruity and hoppy. Slight citrus, pine, hops, and something l can't quite put my nose on, floral, but it's pleasant. I like it. Taste is slightly citrusy, floral, piny, hoppy. Great flavors that come togethet nicely, but a bit overcomplicated for my taste. Really love the unknown floral type flavor though. So faint, but it's there. Feel is great from start to finish. Medium carbonation turns slightly creamy towards the end. Overall, a fine brew that hides the 9.1% abv well. 10.99 for a sixer. Not terrible at all. Glad l grabbed em.
Jan 16, 2022
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Reviewed by hoptheology from South Dakota

4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
slim can, best by Nov 14, 2021 (oops), into THAT! NE IPA snifter.

Juicy medium orange with a finger of head, no lacing as it recedes.

Aroma of pine, citrus, juicy yeast, spruce, and slight onion.

For being a month out of date, this is still tasting fantastic. Wonderful alcohol citrus notes all over the place, with some more tropical notes following. White grapefruit, mandarin orange, lychee, pineapple, peach, and mango all dance around some oily pine and circus peanut. I'm very impressed.

Feel is carbonated, juicy, slightly resinous but less than you'd think when considering the name, with well hidden alcohol.

Overall, really surprised I'm jamming this one. I thought it'd be a drain pour but there's still some life left and I really like what's here. This is probably my favorite Sixpoint IPA now. Gonna pick up a 6 pack when I encounter it again. Incredible stuff, very impressive. This is the Sixpoint of old times. Damn cheap too.

$1.66 @ Binny's
Dec 08, 2021
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Reviewed by Pivopijak from Washington

3.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Medium light gold tinged orange look. Persistent, off-white head. Medium, sweet spiced, medium roast malt aroma, with a bit of a Mandarin orange peel wave. An off dry, medium caramelized malt body, which supports the tangelo peel and a touch of grapefruit peel, as the overriding flavor, which carries to a long finish.
Nov 08, 2021
Rated: 4.18 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Oct 22, 2021
Rated: 4.53 by strengthdoc from Connecticut

Oct 17, 2021
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Reviewed by Spike from England

4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
355ml can.
L: Opaque, burnt orange with an off-white, creamy head that leaves arcs of lacing.
S: English toffee.
T: Caramel, overripe citrus and resin. Not too sweet, not too dry.
F: Medium/full body with an oily mouthfeel and some background alcohol heat.
O: An approachable DIPA. Not a hop bomb, not overly boozy (the alcohol is well hidden). The malt really carries this beer. It’s sweet and luscious but not cloying. Could easily drink a few of these but would then fall over, so best not.
Oct 17, 2021
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Reviewed by spectru from Florida

4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
10/14/2021- Hazy pale gold with a robust head that leaves a foamy lace as it recedes; Mouthfeel is a little flat, as if it expended all that sparkle to make itself look good. :) I do like the taste; My invalid sniffer finds it neutral-ish; Yes indeed, quite tasty; Well, for that flavor coming in such a good looking beer it really ranks this one up there. And the mouthfeel, its maybe not so bad now that I get used to it. Ooh. Do I have a new favorite? I calculated the Smell score from the average of the other scores. that's right, innit? If I had a sense of smell I bet I would like the way this one smells.
Oct 15, 2021
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Reviewed by jettjon from Florida

4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
From a slim, tall 12 oz. can into a Perfect Pint glass. Translucent orange color with thick creamy white foam head. Nose of piney hops. I guess resin refers to pine resin, and there’s a bit of that but it’s not a major component. Taste is typical of a good double IPA, lots of hop up front tempered by malt but not too sweet. Also, it’s not a hop bomb. What do we have here then? Perhaps a “well balanced DIPA.” Mouth is slightly viscous/creamy and crisply bubbly.

Overall: I really like this. It’s similar to my favorite DIPA, Dogfish Head’s 90 Minute IPA, but less sweet and possibly more enjoyable. I’ll have to do a head to head comparison sometime. Highly recommended.
Oct 10, 2021
Rated: 4.66 by peg496 from Ohio

Oct 05, 2021
Rated: 4.21 by avisong from Virginia

Oct 02, 2021
Rated: 4.01 by QuintusHorace from California

Sep 18, 2021
Rated: 4.23 by noblesn from New York

Sep 18, 2021
Rated: 4.27 by Adam_Rhoad

Aug 20, 2021
Rated: 4 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Aug 19, 2021
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Reviewed by Richardipa from New York

4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
after a long day at work, sitting on my porch sipping Sixpoint Resin, wonderful way to end the day. Citrus, tangy, hoppy, refreshing not much else to say, highly enjoyable
Aug 17, 2021
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Rated by irs from New Jersey

3.89/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Feels so light for 9%.
Really sneaky. Very balanced.
Jul 10, 2021
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Reviewed by digboy from New Hampshire

4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Medium gold color, mostly clear with one finger off white head, nice lacing. Citrus and lightly sweet malt flavors dominate into the finish. Very clean taste, somewhat soft.
Jul 05, 2021
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Reviewed by Shiredave from New York

4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Best by Oct 1 -21 it says on the can bottom.
Golden amber and opaque but not hazy in the light, deeper amber in the shade. A tall sticky white head forms and slumps quickly to a dense ring with drapes of lace.
Smells of wildflowers and conifers supported by a doughy sweetness with hints of ginger and lemon zest.
The flavor is almost weak up front for such a big beer - no flood of tongue heavy sugar that warns of the heft.
Balance is the word - malt and hop bitterness blend well and while I know the 9% is there, the malt depth is as solid as the hop character. Rich, medium bodied caramel is spiced with grassy, piney hop acids and a nutty toasted grain thing goin on making this a tasty swallow-er not a sipper.
The finish is on the dry side with a hint of fruit.
I never like the marketing of beer with terms like "dank" and resin since there is nothing reminiscent of cannabis in this beer despite the remote family connection to the hop plant.
BS keywords aside, this is almost as awesome as the first time I had it 10 years or so ago and high on my list of go-to brews when I only want 1.
Jun 23, 2021
Rated: 4.16 by mothmanscott from Georgia

Jun 12, 2021
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Reviewed by JeffCPA

5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
On a first date, she picked up five cans or Resin IPA from her residence and we shared them over pizza. We had a wonderful time and I loved the beer. To me, I[m 69 now, so my smell and taste buds are a bit shot, but this was the smoothest and best beer I ever had! I have Michelob Ultra, but the IPA was far superior. I may have to travel 12 or 30 miles for a local seller or maybe ca;; the brewery and take a ride during the week and visit the brewery in NY. I give it 5 stars.
Jun 06, 2021
Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 5101 ratings