Sixpoint Brewery

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IPA - Imperial
Ranked #621
Ranked #2,872
4.14 | pDev: 10.14%
Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States
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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Richardipa from New York

4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
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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digboy from New Hampshire

4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
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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Shiredave from New York

4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
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 swallower 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
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5/5  rDev +20.8%
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
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reedap1 from Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Dark yellow, slightly orange color, slight haze

S: Slight pine but with a clean and crisp smell

T: It is a double IPA so you will get lots of hops but they seem balanced and not overpowering. Leave a long bitter sour aftertaste that lets you know you just drank some hoppy beverage.

F: Pretty smooth for a hoppy IPA, long finish.

O: Lots of alcohol and smooth flavor. This one can creep up on you. Not my #1 overall a very good Double IPA

May 19, 2021
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bankboy66 from New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark gold with a one finger head. Smell is pine, melon and herbal notes. Taste follows with some sweetness and malts. Not overly hoppy which I appreciate. Fairly smooth going down with medium fizz. Hides the booze well. A little dry in the back end. A winner.

May 16, 2021
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Sigmund from Norway

3.74/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

355 ml can, at the Granite City (JDW), Aberdeen Airport. 9.1% ABV, 103 IBU. Orange colour, moderate head, slightly off-white. Surprisingly moderate aroma of American piney and grapefruity hops. In the flavour, however, both the piney / resinous and grapefruity notes are very distinct - still the beer is reasonably well balanced, the malts are sufficient, with a certain fruity sweetness, and where I expected an unbalanced resinous hell, there is actually as much smoothness as you can expect from a 103 IBU beer. Might well buy again.

Apr 29, 2021
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DCH from New York

4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Super hoppy IIPA with a ton of resiny piney aspects to it. Look is a light gold, was expecting something a little bit darker for the style. Smell is just dank hoppy goodness with a slight citrus twang to it. Taste is hops, citrus, lemon, slight malt. Excellent beer for a big hop craving.

Apr 11, 2021
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rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce can poured into a Duvel tulip glass. Best by 6/14/21.

L---Lightly hazy, rich Amber color. Fluffy white head had good retention and left really nice lacing.

S---Sweet, hoppy, green. Resin & pine as advertised. Some citrus (grapefruit, orange).

T---I didn't get malts on the nose, but there's a malt backbone in the taste. Everything else from the nose follows through.

F---Medium bodied and we'll carbonated.

O---A really nice IIPA. Should've bought more than just the one.

Mar 29, 2021
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Peach63 from New York

4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours golden yellow with a 1 inch white head, which lasts. Heavy lacing to the end.

Aroma of pine, grapefruit, lemon.

Taste follows nose: Pine, grapefruit, lemon, tangerine. Resinous.

Medium bodied, lively carbonation. Dry, resinous finish.

Nice resinous IPA.

Mar 18, 2021
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DrBeergood from Ohio

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

L: Good color.

S: Lots of hops.

T: Plain jane nowadays. Nothing wrong with that. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

F: Pungent. Flat on purpose. Resin.

O: Lots of alcohol and smooth flavor. Flies under the radar.

Feb 24, 2021
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ExtraKings from Illinois

4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Slightly hazy, golden pineapple color. Sizable slightly tan head that makes itself at home and hangs out for awhile
S: Wave of citrus, predominantly orange. Some pine nestled in there too
T: Bitter, citrus, piney and malty. This is a strong one and the bitterness is a winning characteristic here. I'm tasting more grapefruit than orange on the citrus front. And true to its name, the resiny quality of the beer becomes more and more apparent with each sip.
F: Medium body, but surprisingly heavier than expected. And very sticky afterwards
O: This was a delight. Glad I finally was able to track this down. I was hoping it would be "different" in the kind of way that avoids novelty and it definitely checks that box

Feb 17, 2021
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feloniousmonk from Minnesota

4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Clear, bright golden coloring, big ivory head that settles down quickly.

Aroma is all kinds of citrus, big hop bitterness, all the things that the hophead yearns for, really. Lemon and lime and orange rind. Pine needles and flower pedals. Kinda nice.

In the mouth, a burst of hoppy goodness. All the citrus, all the pine, and all the sticky resin-y hop flavor you're looking for. Lean-ish body. Light malt character. This is where the hops shine, and shine they do. Big, bright, and busting out. Lasts long in the finish.

This one is right on the money. Can't find a flaw at all. Go out and drink it.

Dec 16, 2020
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Drinktomylegs from New York

4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a beautiful gold with half a glass of foam. Grapefruity, super piney and hopped to the gills. High ibu's, but not as harsh as I expected. Strong but not Double Dog strong. Excellent. A close second to Stone's Double IPA.

Dec 02, 2020
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1009 from Massachusetts

3.45/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Hate to be the guy that hates, but not a huge fan of this beer. When I poured it, I was excited to see its nice golden color, with a thin white head. After a sniff, my nose crinkled a bit as those pine and resin notes tickled my nostrils. Taking a sip, I was greeted by a hops overload. An extremely hoppy beer that almost tasted too grassy for me. I'm someone that enjoys a hopped up beer, but this seemed to be overbearing and thus it was a struggle to finish. At 9.1% you will understand why it's a hard one to tackle.

Dec 01, 2020
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Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11/21/202 Pies and Pints Morgantown WV. Peach and orange right away on nose. Leah says, wow, wow, its gotta kick at the end! What were we expecting? The name says it all! Very bitter, niiiiice. Lemon peel, grapefruit, grass. Whoa, this is so far beyond bitter, yet, i want another sip somehow. Oh, yes, the name? Yep, it's like chewing on a hunk of pine sap...;)

Nov 21, 2020
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maddogruss from New Jersey

4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this on draft.
A: pours an orange amber body with small white head with nice retention and lacing
S: slightly sweet smell with some alcohol notes
T: sweet, floral, alcohol tasting beer with a subtle, sweet toffee aftertaste
M: medium bodied and pretty smooth overall
D: nice mouthfeel and taste combo; pretty decent beer overall

Nov 18, 2020
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teromous from Virginia

3.84/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

From the bottom of the can: "CANNED 30 JUL 2020 BB 26 JAN 2021 P 08:10"

Appearance: The body is a medium shade of gold with hints of copper. It has a light haze to it. The head is medium-large, fluffy, and white. It has great head retention and lacing.

Aroma: It has a nice pine aroma with a hint of grapefruit peel. The aroma has a nice reach so there is a good amount of aroma each time the nose approaches the glass.

Taste: Up front there is a light bit of malt-caramel flavor and sweetness mixed with a strong pine resin flavor. Pine persists throughout the drink. There's a bit of alcohol flavor in the middle and a taste of grain flour.

Mouthfeel: Great carbonation with a strong bitterness. Nice crisp finish. It's very enjoyable to drink.

Overall: The beer is very well made and it is always consistent. It has a nice pine resin flavor which is very enjoyable. I've purchased this beer many times over the years and it has never disappointed. The best part of the beer is the strong bitterness which fits with the pine flavor of the beer. The can states that this is "9.1% ALC. BY VOL." and it does have show some alcohol flavor, so that is something to consider. I will continue to enjoy this beer and I would recommend it.

Oct 03, 2020
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harrypowers from Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz can. Is a almost clear gold with a small short lived head.

Smells of piney hops and malt. Tastes of citrus with a soft bitter finish. The alcohol is evident.

Medium heavy body with a slightly syrupy feel. Light carbonation.

I have had this beer before and recall it being edgier and bitterer. It seems mellower now. It was one of yesterday's hop bombs. I guess it has been out hopped since then. Now it a well crafted old guy.

Sep 20, 2020
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Mugman8 from New York

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

Beer looks great on the pour, partly cloudy reddish amber and rings of lace. Aroma is dank pine and hops. Taste is piney bitter at the start, followed by wonderful hoppy notes and some citrus balance. Strong ABV becomes more evident with every sip and becomes more boozy as the glass warms. This beer should be sipped slowly. Not always an IPA fan, but his is an excellent beer.

Sep 16, 2020
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hankp59 from New York

4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Yeah it’s bitter, but the resin has a pine overtone you either love or hate. This is unique and to my tastebuds the great reason to buy it. High abv makes it a cautionary tale when having a few. Refreshing citrus notes balance the bitterness somewhat. There’s no complex floral note to the hops aroma here. Not an IPA fan but I love this stuff.

Sep 12, 2020
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Profundobaso from New York

4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - poured into a pint glass. Golden in color, transparent, and massive three finger head with decent retention
Smell - pine, and a lot of it. some malts are detectable as well with a little bit of sweetness.
Taste - a real boozy DIPA. a mix of piney and grassy hop flavors that lingers for an extended time period, with a bit of malt flavor and warmness to round out the finish
Feel - medium bodied, high carbonation, and boozy at 9.1% ABV. alcohol is not masked much, even when the beer is cold.
Overall - this is a bold and flavorful beer in terms of hoppiness and booziness. a ton of flavor, a ton of bitterness, and paradise for a hophead.

Sep 11, 2020
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JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Two 12 oz. cans poured into a clear glass liter mug. The color is a reddish amber and the appreciable head has a slight biege hue and the glass lacing is fine. The aroma is subtle, slightly floral and mostly piney. A good DIPA must have a strong malt backbone and this is a good DIPA. There's breadlike sweetness up front with a good piney hop finish that stays a while. Yes, it is resinous with some alcohol bite to go with the hoppy finish.

Aug 16, 2020
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Steve_Studnuts from Pennsylvania

3.32/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Canned 5/28/20
Consumed 8/8/20

Light golden honey body with active carbonation and a big finger's worth of foamy white head. Just going by the name, I expected dank, resinous hop notes on the nose, but its more malt-forward than expected. There's a juicy hop component too, but its buried a bit. Things get far more resinous on the tongue but, again, this is very malt forward. Also very sweet, which figures given all the malt. There's some candied apricot notes up front. Mouth is medium-bodied with more carbonation than I care for. Also very bitter at 103 IBUs. Not especially well-balanced and definitely not my favorite beer. Possibly showing its age?

Aug 09, 2020
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Rschis16 from Maryland

3.74/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazyish copper orange in color with a stark white sea foam style head that only sticks around the edges and bubbles down to a bare spotting on top of the beer. Smells of...wait for it...resiny hops, definitely some dankness in there. Booze comes through too, almost as strong as the resinous hops. Some piney hop notes quickly give way to bitter and dank resiny bomb flavors. In keeping with that, it finishes bitter and lingers that way for a bit. Toasty breaded caramel in the body, just enough to keep it from going over the edge of being too hoppy. The alcohol note in the nose does not share the same balance in flavor. The alcohol is completely overwhelmed by the hop profile except for a twinge in the back end. That would speak to balance, but overall this is a hop bomb and thats what it was made to be. It accomplishes that

Jul 03, 2020
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