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Resin | Sixpoint Brewery

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91
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812 Reviews
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States | website

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:
812
Ratings:
4,514
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
24.57%
 
 
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Photo of Boto
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can: This one pours a cloudy, slightly orangish color. There was a huge head that dropped off rather quickly and left some lacing. The aroma is good. Tropical fruit and pine notes. Some maltiness coming thru also. The taste is good. Some bitterness and sweetness at the same time. Malts, pine and some tropical fruits. A good brew.

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Photo of crisis1290
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Six Point Resin.. Not much more that one can say about this beer that has not been said in the past. This is an amazing tasting treat. A very nice copper hue with a seriously huge head on the our. The taste is simple amazing. There is very little doubt that hops is the main attraction . A very juicy , piney citrusy flavor and for how hop forward this beer is, it is not over powering. This DIPA , is now one of my all time faves. The 9.10% can and will sneak up on you bc it is very well hidden. One of the smoothest DIPAs I have ever tasted and for that, I give it a very high score. Job well done Six Point !

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Photo of ordybill
4.6/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear orange color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is fruit and pine in an excellent mix. The taste is hops, fruit and some malt.

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Photo of puck1225
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A good IPA with a nice piney and citrusy smell and taste. Nice color, head and lacing. Six point finally made it to my area of Texas. I enjoyed this one and hope more beers from this brewery make it here!

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Photo of Bretribution
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance is golden with a copper hue. Aroma is mostly pine with a subtle hint of lemon. Taste is resinous hops all the way through, and the bitterness lingers. The malt balances it very well though, so it doesn't bite too hard. Feel is sticky, goes very well with the intense hops flavor. Very decent pale, glad I have a six pack.

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Photo of EMV
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a tallboy can into a tulip glass.

L: Pours a clear medium golden color. Two fingers of white head... falls rapidly with great lacing.

S: Mango and citrus... evergreen and biscuits.

T/F: Malty and almost sweet to start out with. Citrus, mango, and tropical fruits... somewhat dank and a bit bready. Fantastic hop massacre immediately thereafter.... still with the citrus and fruit, but with a wave of bitterness and touches of resin. Finish is dry... faint hops in the aftertaste. Warming and strong... great carbonation. Medium in body and oily.

O: Fantastic DIPA... great mix of malts and hops... complex and just delicious. Always a favorite when we can manage to get it locally.

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Photo of GoNoles
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

For 100 IBU and 9% this was extremely drinkable. I'm not a huge hop head so I figured I wouldn't care for this but I was wrong. Very smooth and very good.

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

Review from tasting notes.

Poured from the slim can into a tulip. Clear golden/coppery color with a two-finger tan-colored head from an aggressive pour. The head settled into "chunky" rafts floating on the surface with some nice cling to the glass.

The smell - very strong, no doubt that this beer features the hops. Yet with all the hops, a little biscuity malt comes through. Tropical and citrus fruits, pine, grassy/herbaceous and some floral/perfume-like notes, grapefruit peel and pith. While fruit aromas are present, not overly strong.

The taste - leads with a very mild sweetness and a biscuit/cracker flavor that provides the foundation for what's to come. And it is a river of hop flavors. Fruitiness kicks in - some tropical mango, but also grapefruit peel. This gets replaced with a wave of earthy, resinous notes with some floral and herbal character floating on top. There is an ever so brief hit of bitterness that is followed again by the pine-like notes and grapefruit peel. And ever so slight hint of the alcohol shows up.

The feel is pretty medium bodied with lively enough carbonation. It feels more substantial than it is, but that might be expectation. I think this should feel syrupy and it isn't - very clean, and just a bit sticky. It goes down far too easy for a 9-is ABV.

Overall this delivers a DIPA without brute force. While it is not a subtle beer, the flavor comes on in waves and it is not "in your face" overwhelming and the bitterness is at a nice level. Huge flavors in waves, but not a palate-wrecker. As others have said - don't be slamming these as it will certainly sneak up on you. Highly recommend this beer.

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Photo of avalon07
4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a can to a tulip glass. Had an amber color and a hazy texture. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Pretty good lacing.

S: A good aroma of hops, pine, citrus, and a bit of malt.

T: Tasted of a good shot of hops, a whole lot of pine (very much expected given the name), light malt notes, and citrus (grapefruit). Lots of pine and lots of hops in the flavor here; makes it seem like a West Coast DIPA. Generally well-balanced and flavorful.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a somewhat slick finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is a solid, very likable beer. Easy to drink and complex.

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Photo of jmasher85
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A classic double IPA that hits all the right notes, and of course emphasizes the chewy, resinous qualities as well. Flavors of honey, grapefruit, tangerine, and pine stand out. Incredibly smooth and dangerously drinkable for such a high ABV, look out for this one (both in the sense of seeking it out and being careful of it)!

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Photo of Samlover55
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz can into tulip
BB 10/13/16
L- pours a hazy amber, with thick off-white head, amazing retention, leaves lacing as well
S- juicy, piney, citrus-y, as a good IIPA should
T- malt, fruit, followed by a real nice chewing-on-pine 100 IBU bitterness
F-real smooth, medium bodied, no way this feels like 9.1% ABV
O- I really like how the bitterness blends with the fruitiness on the aftertaste. Real Balanced. Amazing drinkability for 9.1%ABV and 103 IBU
Great Job!

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Photo of IndianaDrinker
4.32/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Amazing brew! This just became available at my go to spot and I am so happy. Wonderful ipa that starts bitter and hoppy but finishes tropical(kinda like pineapple). Can't say enough good about this one. If it's available in your area, give it a shot.

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Photo of remingtonsteele1987
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a slim, 12oz can into a snifter. Clear, copper appearance with a two finger head. You totally get a boozy and burnt orange rind with toasty sweet Hawaiian buns on the nose. Smooth carbonation leaves a creamy and soft feel in your mouth that will finish into a clean sweet finish. Nice resin, vanilla and citrusy sweetness with slight mineral tastes in the background. The balanced bitter hops and malty sweetness lingers for some time.

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Photo of Antonyll
3.56/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a belgian beer glass. Coppery in color with a 1 1/2 inch thick head that faded fairly quickly. Moderate lacing. Smells faintly of pine. Taste is very malty which carries over to feel as it coats the tongue, very much like caramel. A very resinous beer indeed. Tastiness betrays the abv. Overall a fine DIPA.

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Photo of LouZ
4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Aroma was noticed from the crack of the can. In fact, my sister commented on how good this beer smelled from across the room. This beer is not afraid of hops, but not as hop-forward as my West Cost brews. Still, a great IPA and well worth a go if you see it.

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Photo of Jeffwise
4.71/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

If only this was hi-res. Anyways... Holy hops! Followed by damn that's bitter... Throw in some mmmm citrus punch in the smell and after after taste. How could this get better?! Well like I said... Hi-res and all that.

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Photo of edward_boumil
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Copper brown color, poured a pretty big head at first though it doesn't hang around. Lots of carbonation visible
S: Smell floral, piney, and resinous. Malts provide a toasty note in the background. No notes of alcohol despite ABV
T: Pretty good, toasty with a bitter finish. Not at all overly bitter, actually very well balanced and refreshing. Once again no note of alcohol, which is impressive despite high ABV
F: Very silky and rich, medium-high carbonation, yet light and effervescent
O: Solid beer, nothing that will blow your mind, but great in that it is restrained and balanced. Actually drinks much like a session, which is dangerous for a 9% beer

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Photo of tinkfist
4.49/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchase at Wegman's in Ocean, NJ

Look: Very clear, copper color. 1/2" head in a Belgian tulip glass, aggressive pour at frig temperature. Laced rim on the surface stays around for awhile.
Smell: Initial smell is pine and mango/papaya. After the head dies down, the alcohol begins to dominate. Some dank notes in there too.
Taste: Heavy hop flavor comes through initially then goes away.
Feel: Coats the tongue nicely, not overly carbonated.

Overall: Such a great taste, and since the initial flavor burst goes away so quick, you keep wanting to go back for more as if it was a bag of [insert favorite snack here].

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

From a can to Tulip.

Description is all in the name, RESIN

Aroma: Hops, Hops, Hops

Taste: Explosion of hops, dry and sticky hops. Wonderful beer to sip on since it's 9.1%

Perfect for those nights where you just want 1 or 2 beers.

Cheers!

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Photo of sulldaddy
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pouring a cellar temp 12 oz can into a snifter. This beer pours a clear copper color with a fluffy slightly orangish head of 4 cm foaming up on a fairly aggressive pour. A few lazy bubbles rise to the surface throughout the sampling.
The head recedes slowly leaving some deep pock-marking craters and slightly clingly lattice as it drops down the glass.
Aroma is as expected, hop-laden with lots of pine and herbal notes and grass with some mild floral notes mixed in as well. I do get just a little bit of grainy malt buried in the nose. Pretty strong hop nose and hides the alcohol pretty well.
First sip reveals an average body with fairly sticky texture and very fine aggressively tingling carbonation.
Flavor is the faintest bit of grain and then rolls to hop fiesta with pine and grass dominant but a bit of grapefruit rindy note comes through, not the fruit flavor just the white stringy pith rind part. Not really citrusy IMO. The finish is fairly astringent and dry on my palate with bitterness that sits in my mouth long after each sip. I dont get any heat or booze quality, which at 9.1 is pretty impressive.
This is a well crafted IIPA that i find very easy to drink, perhaps dangerously so. Worth a pick up when you see a package!

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Photo of AmeriCanadian
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Clear, bright, orange-tinged golden body, with serious carbonation running up the glass and a monstrous, soapy, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a wonderful, sticky film. Smell is dank, extremely piney, with notes of grass, tobacco, fresh biscuit, and citrus rind. Very floral. On the tongue the bitterness hits first, very grassy and herbal, piney and pithy. But there's sweet, bready malt balance to be sure, with slight notes of brown sugar and candied apple. Very harmonious, but the sweet notes aren't nearly strong enough to battle through the bitterness, which is consistent through each sip. Alcohol is noticeable, but not hot, resulting in a pleasant booziness. Feel is medium (for a IIPA) and well-carbonated, sticky and syrupy, but somehow also quite crisp. Aftertaste is sharp, long-lasting, resiny bitterness, which left on its own I don't necessarily love, but it makes me want to take another sip, which I do. Very good beer.

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Photo of PhilsPils
3.86/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Been wanting to try this for some time so here goes. (Thank you D&Q Beer Station, Houston). Crack! And before I even start to pour, I smell some pine. Pours a pretty, almost clear sunset golden orange. Respectable head and more pine showing up on the nose. First taste...smooth, well-balanced, where did the pine go? Pine is still the dominate hops taste but much more subdued than I expected. Right away I can tell it hides its 100+ IBUs better that its 9+ ABV...definitely a little boozy to me. Bitterness seems right on to me and the mouthfeel is good. Just missing some of the aromatics that I expected. How can I feel slightly disappointed by a beer I like so much? I must be getting jaded... Good solid Imperial IPA and one I would definitely have again if the playing field wasn't so crowded with stars these days.
EDIT/ADD After revisiting this beer, I find I like it less than when I first reviewed it. Way too malty sweet and alcoholic to be a good IPA, double or otherwise. When I think of the hops punch Jai Alai gets out of an obviously lower OG...or Two Hearted...or... Again, certainly not a bad DIPA, just out-manned by it's competition.

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Photo of pants678
3.61/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear orange with white head.

Pine, floral, fruity. It's an IPA.

Simcoe is prominent. Citra sticks out on the finish. Reminds me I have such a small range with IPAs. I'd rather a much softer bittering charge as the point is too much for me. I might have guessed this was a red.

Aggressive carbonation.

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

Look- Nice golden color with a 2 finger of an off white head

Smell- A lot of Citrus and Dankness

Taste- More dankness than citrus with sweet malt in the finish

Feel- Nice body and carbonation

Overall- A very interesting DIPA. An excellent East Coast take on the West Coast IPA. Will purchase this again for sure.

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Photo of Skrumpy
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured 12 oz can into standard pint glass. Nice creamy head that receded into a film atop the beer. Decent amount of lacing. Clear in appearance and amber/orange in color. The aroma is great - grapefruit citrus and malt sweetness combined. The flavor is malt forward, a resinous pine hops bite at the end. The mouthfeel is full and rich - there is a slight heat as well like from grain alcohol. Very well balanced and smooth - excellent DIPA.

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