Resin | Sixpoint Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,608
Reviews:
917
Ratings:
4,908
pDev:
10.19%
 
 
Wants:
282
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1,313
Trade:
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Photo of VoxRationis
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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Photo of Orny18
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SierraNevallagash
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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Photo of Spiceepicklez
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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Photo of BigSpoons
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JohnDon
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WickedBeer
3.58/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of eleimbach
4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VoodooBear
3.18/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Presentation: 12 oz. can with the canning date printed on the bottom. Served in a tulip glass.

Appearance: Two finger creamy head with average lacing. It has a hazy gold color.

Smell: Hoppy aromas of pine resin and citrus peel are the main attraction on the nose.

Taste: Spicy hop bitterness with pine resin and fruit notes and a healthy malt backbone. Quite balanced but leaning more towards the malty sweetness. It masks the pretty big 9.1% ABV well.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and medium bodied with high carbonation.

Overall: Those looking for a face-melting, dank, hop bomb will be disappointed by this beer. That said, those looking for a more balanced, but still hoppy experience will be pleased. Overall, a solid brew.

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Photo of Wexfordbeer
4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of soundaurora
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of depechemode1983
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a dark honey color with a bit a haze to it. The head is thick with great retention. Lots of sticky lacing can be seen evenly around the glass.

The nose is mostly both piney and tropical. When you twirl the beer around that is when the tropical sweetness come out to balance out the bitter pine. Its solid.

Taste is nicely balanced. Its got a pretty strong piney citrus rind bitterness to it up front but there's a bit of a sweetness to it. And I mean a bit. This beer hits hard. Its for that hop fix. Alcohol is well hidden.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Goes down smooth for a 9.1 abv beer.

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

Photo of kmweiss19
3.66/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of peterpunk15
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

I had this back in 2016 and forgot how good it was...enjoyed one tonight with my wife. Great hoppy bitterness but balanced. Forgot about the 9.1 ABV...shes's driving home!

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Photo of BenMaalouf
3.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chibrew312
4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Nathan419
3.23/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Unclevince
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JonnyGoldsbrough
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 4,908 ratings