Resin | Sixpoint Brewery

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Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States

Style: American 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: "

Added by Jason on 01-10-2012

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Photo of Sammy
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Decent though not exceptional dipa. Very drinkable, bit of colour and fruitiness. Middling mouthfeel. More hop characteristic would make a difference.Reddish colour, surprising so little head or lace Some grapefruit but not the edge, a tad like a soda, carbonation right there.
Had a can again a few weeks later, tasty drinkable good hops, not a palate eraser.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: single finger head with nice lacing on a clear golden with crimson hue body.

S: excellent aroma with caramel, grapefruit citrus, resiny pine and black pepper.

T: well balanced with caramel malts, bitter floral and grassy notes from the hops. The fruit has a mild tartness. resin from pine late in the aftertaste.

M: smooth, medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: this one may have been towards the end of its prime but still nicely balanced. The alcohol is about as strong as the ABV predicts meaning neither well hidden or over the top. Not quite hoppy enough for me for a DIPA.

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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

a great beer, appropriately named. the can looks like an energy drink, and the beer feels supercharged like one as well. pouring a cloudy orangey sticky color with a thick and creamy white head. the nose and taste are identical in this beer. its hops all the way, almost like oil extracts or something, the hops are very intense. some pine, but mostly just bitter from a flavor standpoint. its also quite yeasty, which I think fleshes out the hops in a good way, makes the beer more dynamic. there is a lot of dankness to this, resinous as hell, perfectly named. at first I was down on the can, but now I know it makes this unique beer stand out even more, and its also about the correct dose, much more of this and I would be shitfaced. scarily easy drinking though with a really refreshing creamy feel and plenty of little bubbles making it move. all the sixpoint beers ive had so far have been phenomenal, and this is the best of the bunch for me to date. deserves to be mentioned with some of the big boys of this genre, every bit as good as them all. get some if you can.

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to dazedandconfused for sending me this one!

Best before 7/30/12.

Pours a murky dark orange with a 2 inch puffy orange-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy thin rings of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus zest and herbal hops with some subtle malt aromas. Taste is also of citrus zest and subtle herbal hops with some brown sugar and malt flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good DIPA but it's funny to see this one in a thin can.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one was poured out of what looked like an energy drink can. The beer was golden in color with a creamy looking white head on top. The smell of the beer was really nicely hopped with some floral citrusy aromas. The taste was smooth but highly hoppy in flavor. The mouthfeel was more like a session ale which was surprising to me since it's 9%. Overall this was a good brew in my opinion. Worth trying again I think.

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy coppery amber in color and has a slight amount of carbonation. Lots of small particles are visible floating in suspension. It poured with a finger high beige head that has good retention properties and left thick lacing running down the sides of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of pine resin hops in the nose along with some hints of grapefruit.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has a light to moderate amount of accompanying hop bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a slight amount of stickiness.
O: This beer is rather drinkable for the style because the alcohol is relatively well masked from the taste and there isn’t an overpowering amount of bitterness. It’s a nice beer to try if you are looking for a change of pace from grapefruit hops.

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

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of oline73
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a mostly clear amber color with just under a finger of creamy off white head. As the head fades it leaves some lacing.

Smell: I'm getting some citrus peel hops along with some tropical fruit notes. I'm getting some malt sweetness behind the hops.

Taste: Less sweet and juicy than the smell. Unfortunately, the juicy tropical notes don't show up in the taste. There is a ton of grapefruit peel hop bitterness. I'm getting some malt in the background, but it's not too sweet. The finish is bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with lots of fluffy carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I thought this was a very good double IPA. It smelled fantastic and the taste fell just short, but I still enjoyed it.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.05/5  rDev -26%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I know I've reviewed this before; I just haven't typed up the review yet. Here're some brief impressions:

APPEARANCE: Pours your standard clear somewhat vibrant copper body with no yeast sediment or lees in sight. Head is off-white, offering plenty of frothy soft goodness and retaining surprisingly well for 9.10% ABV (this lasts a good 8+ minutes). Leaves light lacing on the sides of my nonic as it recedes.

AROMA: Titular pine resin is definitely there, hinting the brewers accomplished their aims. Floral as well. Suggests a simplistic ale with a bit of a bitter bite but fair balance, with pale malt sweetness wafting out of the glass and seeming to keep the hops in check to an extent.

No off-aromatics or overt booze. Aromatic intensity is above average.

TASTE & TEXTURE: Has a nice softness to it which works well with its medium body. The hop profile is far more classic than that of most New York-brewed (I)IPAs, hitting on straightforward pine, concomitant resins, and floral hop flavours...this feels typical of the IPAs brewed in the 2000s, focusing on a neat hop emphasis but keeping those hops in check with pale malt sweetness.

Not your typical crazy tropical fruit-forward juice-oriented unfiltered NYC (I)IPA - thank God. Discerning drinkers will likely find it simplistic for the style, but its balance alone makes it worthwhile and its hops don't lack pungency.

Coating, smooth, wet, unrefreshing, overcarbonated. Has some alcohol warmth that doesn't flatter it; I'd find an 8-8.50% ABV expression of the style far more drinkable. It's not boozy, but the ABV shouldn't be this noticeable.

Not sticky or syrupy, but it is pretty thick for an imperial IPA, feeling filling and heavy on the palate.

OVERALL: Heavy-hitting alcohol and a simplistic build hold this brew back, but those after a straightforward pine resin imperial IPA available at a decent price will find this serviceable. I wouldn't reach for this over better beers available for less money in the same market (Lagunitas, Troegs, Victory, and the like offer steep competition at very reasonable prices) but it's a refreshing change of pace from the hipster hop hopped unfiltered brews crowding the New York market.

I'll enjoy polishing off the sixer I got (which ran me $11 in NYC), but I couldn't recommend this to those in any but the most barren of markets in Sixpoint's distribution footprint. This style in particular has become very oversaturated as of late, and Sixpoint fails to offer enough of interest in Resin to warrant a second purchase or a recommendation to others. It's impressive they can brew this consistently at the scale they do, but it's not going to blow any discerning drinker's mind. This, to me, is by no means bad work, but when I think of a quintessentially *average* imperial IPA - a widely distributed expression of the style without any unique or special characteristics whatsoever - this is what pops into mind.

High C (3.00) / AVERAGE

07.21.17 Free pour from a Sixpoint representative at Malt & Mold Gramercy:


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

Doing absolutely everything that the imperial IPA is asked to do, Sixpoint's Resin delivers upon. As the brewers unlock the sticky, resinous bittering power of those persnickety flowers, they do so with a firm malt backbone and a crisp, clean and refreshing taste that'll easily make you forget that you're drinking a 9.1%-er

Deep and glowing through its mildly hazed, honey-amber austere- the beer releases a dense column of froth that garnishes the rim with sticky lace and a boisterous hop bouquet. Its earthen perfume is lavish with freshly shaven pine, zesty white grapefruit and branch-ripened orange for a citrusy and sprucy medley that's a tall order for the caramelized malt flavors to balance.

And as those caramels and rich winter's honey sweetness struggle to contend, the hops simply blossom over the middle palate and wash the tongue with freshly grated tangerine, grapefruit pulp and pith, and hints of estery apricot, delicate marmalade and red apple. The beer's growing bitterness begins to side with those piney, grassy and verbena-like leafiness en route to a pin-point resinous taste.

The beer's plump body dries wonderfully but never backs down. The sicky resins of the hops are joined with a steady graham cracker maltiness in closure. However, its the spicy alcohol that fuse with the hops to elevate them to a greater degree than they can reach on their own. But without any burn and only a slight acetone read, the power of the beer is tucked away nicely behind those endearing resins. Caution must be stated- this is a powerful beer that drinks as easy as one of half its strength- Dangerous if you're a big lush like me.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best before 23NOV2012 printed on bottom of the can.

Poured into a mug, it has a hazy orange color and a persistent head of white foam. Concentric rings of lace form over time, and the skim never breaks.

Soft fruity orange peel aroma, citrus forward with some floral traces as well. Some herbal eucalyptus.

Sweet and juicy, bitter orange peel and grapefruit rind, light yet substantial pale malts in the background. Some light sweetness, the bitter citrus peel keeps it balanced, dry bitter aftertaste. Definitely lives up to its name, fully resiny and slick. Hopefully the next batch to Chicago is fresher...

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Photo of superspak
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce can into tulip glass, best before 12/22/2015. Pours fairly crystal clear deep orange/amber color with a 2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, honey, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, honey, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon/orange peel, pine, caramel, honey, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice robustness, complexity, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; with a great bitter/sweet balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, resinous/sticky, and lightly creamy mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an excellent DIPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; and very smooth to drink for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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