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: "

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

Can - 'Spoons in Banbury.
Hazy orange. Thin head.
Smell of tangerines, pine and rubber.
Resinous as expected with lightly toasted bread and marmalade.
Smooth despite the resin. Alcohol unnoticed.

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

Poured a copper orange color with a 2F head which was slow to resolve in a Spiegelau glass.

Aroma: resinous, earthy, some pine. I would liked a stronger aroma.

Earthy, piney taste, with a resinous, piney, spicy finish.

Excellent beer with an emphasis on resin and pine,less emphasis on the fruit character.

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Photo of NinerFan49
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Just when you think the Hoppy floral bitterness is going to dominate and overwhelm your pallet, the malty back bone joins the tango with the hoops and finishes the dance with a smooth snap and floral after taste.

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Photo of Jeffo
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this one in Buffalo this past summer.

From a can into a snifter
IBU: 103
SRM: 9.5

APPEARANCE: Pours a two finger, looser, foamy, off-white head with good retention. Clear safety orange in color with no carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a foamy cap and clings to the sides of the glass. A splotchy wisp remains until the end leaving decent lacing as the glass empties.

SMELL: Pale malts, caramel, honeydew melon and piney hop aromas on the nose. Some citrus and lemon character as well. Bold enough.

TASTE: Pale and caramel malt sweetness up front with some piney hop resin at the swallow. Boozy too. Big and lingering finish of sweet melon and caramel, piney notes, citrus and lemon flavor, plenty of hop bitterness and some alcohol as well.

PALATE: Medium body and carbonation. A touch foamy on the palate, goes down fine and finishes slightly dry. Some alcohol and bitterness lingers.

OVERALL: Really good stuff. Boozy and bitter, but lots of other stuff going on. Enjoy piney hop character and this one certainly delivers. A step above Bengali if you ask me, but I’m afraid Hi-Res might be a bridge too far, as this one was already bitter and boozy enough for the style. Good IPAs here and worth checking out if that’s your thing. Recommended.

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a Goose Island tulip. A rough pour produces an impressive crown of fine off-white foam over a clear, very light amber body of liquid. Typical IIPA nose with cedar, lemon, and grapefruit.

Medium-full body with a good, firm feel and a bitter flavor. A little toast and marmalade up front, then lots of grapefruit juice, lemon rind, and a faint honey sweetness. No booziness (unless it's the honey), but a good lingering finish.

Excellent IIPA that comes in a skinny can that makes you think you're drinking less than you are. They also take up less space in that infernal middle shelf of the fridge that not much fits in except for Subway leftovers and stubby Founders bottles. This beer is a hoppy treat that is easily found.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.6/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Resin brewed by Sixpoint Brewery, with an ABV of 9.10 % This brew pours out a deep golden amber color with a nice thick white head. I really like the color of this brew. The small of Resin is rich with hops, grins and malts. You also pick up a mild sweetness in the smell of this brew. This brew has the look and smell of most IPA's on the Market, not saying that is a bad thing. Now for the taste, it is bold with flavors, first you pick up on the hops. Then you pick up on the grain and malts. There is also a nice sweetness at the end of this brew. The finish of Resin is nice , smooth and sweet. There is a lot going on in Resin. Resin has a real super nice balance to it, there is nothing overpowering about this brew. I can't get over how smooth this brew is a d how smooth this brew goes down. It is really hard to pick up on the 9.10% in this brew. The mouthfeel of Resin is Bold Rich, Smooth Hoppy, and refreshing. This is a nice drinking IPA. Overall I'm giving Resin brewed by Sixpoint a Brewery a 4.75 out of 5. I would buy this brew again. Sixpoint Brewery, did a super nice job with this brew right here.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aroma has caramel malt, bittersweet orange and resiny/earthy notes. Taste starts with intense, resiny, bitter hops upfront. Medium body and bitterness. Not bad at all but a bit one noted.

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Photo of Reema
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving type: 12 oz skinny can into a pint glass

Pours an orange gold color with the slightest of haze. Smell is of definite pine resin, slight melon, a smaller amount of grapefruit, along with a subtle caramel. Taste reflects the smell. Initial pine resin and grapefruit flavors lead into a pleasant bitterness that coalesce into a caramel and melony aftertaste. Feel is slickly, slightly oily, which fits the heavier flavors. Overall this is a pretty good DIPA but I feel as though there are much better DIPA options here in Southern California.

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Photo of cwalter
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer has a medium golden color with very slight hues of amber.The aroma is a burst of juicy grapefruit, nectarine, tropical fruits along with a very dank cannibus quality. Heavy mouthfeel that coats (nearly smothers) the tongue. At the first sip, you realize that the inviting tropical fruits that welcomed you in the aroma has been replaced by a hop bomb that barrages your taste buds. Mid sip the grapefruit and succulent nectarine flavors come back into play only again to be washed away by more resinous and bitter hops in the back end. Luckily the bitterness is very well balanced by a rich caramel malt base. Very good Imperial IPA.

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Photo of TechNBrews
4.89/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

SixPoint Resin is the best beer I have ever purchased at a convenient store. By far it's as good as you can get at 9% ABV 16oz at your local pub. It's bitter, sour, and leaves a bit of a grapefruit after taste. If you love Hoppy, IPA's you can't go wrong with this Resin.


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Photo of Korbynlehr
4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer is high octane, high in aroma and high in flavor. The flavor hints of apricots on steroids. I love it and it loves me!

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Photo of dsa7783
4.52/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Can copped at Total Wine and More. Very dank, resinous and piney flavor and taste, as the name would indicate. Sixpoint does very well with this one. Dangerously drinkable despite the hefty ABV. An excellent rendition of the style. Highly recommended.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Clear half-dinner glass?
From: Whole Foods in Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Price: $13.99 for a 6-pack
Purchased: July 30, 2016
Consumed: July 31, 2016
Reviewed as: American IPA
Misc.: Best by Dec. 8, 2016 at 1:42 a.m. ET

Good to see Sixpoint finally making its way out to California. Saw this (really Sixpoint) for the first time at a Whole Foods in Manhattan Beach and had to grab it. Initially thought I had tried it before, but it was Hi-Res. This will be my fourth Sixpoint review and all have been fairly solid. Game Hi-Res a 4.36, so expecting this one to be in the same ballpark.

Poured a light amber clear color with 1-to-2 fingers of frothy white head. Just a few bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Decent spotty lacing. Decent retention. (Sight - 3.50)

Smelled sticky candied sugar, herbal hops, light menthol, sticky resin, sugary caramel, pine, mowed minty grass and citrus zest. Really remembering Hi-Res and Bengali with this nose. Not sure of the hops. (Smell - 4.00)

Taste followed the nose for the most part. Much boozier. Still that Sixpoint feel (Bengali and Hi-Res), getting herbal hops, light menthol, sugary caramel, sticky pine, rather dank resin, fresh-cut grass, leafy mint and hops (I’m struggling still, but thinking dry Cascade. Many more, but can’t put my finger on them). Kind of getting a poor man’s Lagunitas Sucks. (Taste - 4.00)

Light body. Sticky texture. Average carbonation. Bitter finish. Grew on me as it went down. (Feel - 4.25)

This was a pretty good DIPA overall, but nowhere as good as Hi-Res in my opinion. Would have it again (and will with my other five) though. May have overrated this just a smidgen (Overall - 4.00)

4.00 | 90 | A-

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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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Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
4.07 out of 5 based on 4,657 ratings.
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