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Resin | Sixpoint Brewery

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Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States

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

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Amalgamation of two different encounters with this beer: Thanks to ShroudofDoom and Sixpoint for hooking me up with this.

Funky looking 12oz can. Love this brewery's aesthetic.

Poured a straw-gold color, relatively clear, with lots of tiny bubbles arcing skyward. Good sized, fluffy, off-white head that slowly receded down the sides of the glass, leaving quite a bit of sudsy lace.

During the pour, I was hit by a big,hop scent. I’m not sure I’ve ever gotten that big of a nose hit from just the pour! Upon further investigation (a fancy way of saying I did some robust sniffing), I picked up some sweet fruity scents not unlike strawberries. Judging by the smell, Resin could very well be an excellent name for this beer. I suspect that if I have another beer today, I’ll need to re-brush my teeth first!

BIg grapefruity hop taste up front. Not as bitter as I was expecting initially, with a big malty backbone that still manages to pale in comparison to the hop flavor. Grapefruit and a little bit of pine were tasted, along with that fruity sweetness. Midway through the taste there's an almost herbal hop bitterness, reminds me of the flavor you'd find in an assertively hoppy pilsener. There were some slightly subordinate caramel-like and biscuit malt notes as well. There’s also a teeny bit of boozy heat lingering in the background. The finish is bitter and dry, in that order.

Crisp mouthfeel for the style, clean finish for a IIPA, unusual.

Yep, it’s a big beer, but it finishes more cleanly than most of the style . I don’t know if I’d want to session this, but the 12oz can is an awfully nice serving size, and I could see this as a nice nightcap or a way to start a weekend after a long, draining work week.

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Pretty awesome skinny can and has pretty high reviews.

A - Bright orange color. Pretty clear and has a white head with light lacing.

S - Tons of strong hop fragrance with citrus fruit, light pine, and some dankness. Not really anything else discernible aside from the hops and a slight fruity ale-yeast character.

T - Great flavor with the strong citrus hop character predominant with some grassy, dank, and pine notes in the middle. The hop bitterness are also present but not in contention with the NW hops. There is a very light malt and yeast character but mostly covered up by the hops. Really tastes a lot like a delicious IPA instead of a heavy imperial.

M - Medium to light mouth-feel with light carbonation. Pretty much only as heavy as most of the better IPAs.

Overall, a great DIPA. Even though it isn't as heavy or malty as some DIPAs I would definitely get this again. If you like the strip your teeth bitterness and boozy character that comes with some DIPAs this isn't one for you but if you want an IPA with some more kick in the ABV and flavor department then this one is a great choice.

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A: regular golden dark clear as a bell

S: Piney resinous hops

T: just a fantastical resin bomb it s all about the resiny piney hops here and it does it well it lashes at your mouth with these fine resiny hops but you'd think it finish bitter it finishes

M: lusciously thick and syrupy on the end this beer begs you to drink more too want more

O: you want a resinious pine bomb beer this one does it in spade and you can get it anywhere amazing all the way around this assaults your senses with the resiny hops but you enjoy it all the way

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Interesting beer. Not a typical IPA. strong hop aroma and flavor. It is missing a strong ale flavor and aftertaste for a beer this strong, which is not a criticism. It makes the beer very refreshing and easy to drink. Watch out, easy to drink too much. nice lacey head and creamy mouthfeel. no excessive sweetness usually associated with this abv

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 4,801 ratings
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