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Resin | Sixpoint Brewery

811 Reviews

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 "

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Photo of mickyge
4.26/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It had a nice creamy head cloudy orange appearance. Laced nicely, dry bitter bite and a piney grapefruit like taste. Hides the high Abv really well and drinks very easy. I didn't get the alcohol blast that I got from its cousin Hi- Res. First time with it and I would have it again

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Photo of BrokenEdge
4.46/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great brew. Pours an orangish amber body with a foamy white head, leaves tons of sticky lacing. Smells strongly of pine and some citrusy orange and lemon scents. Taste is bitter pine and grass with a rich, sweet malt backbone, lots of caramel and cracker type flavors to ground the bitterness. The citrus flavors develop slightly mid palate, but this is really a DIPA that celebrates the resinous flavors more than citrus. It's pine all the way through, and with a huge, lingering finish. This might be the longest lingering finish of any beer I've tried yet. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and super sticky. This beer develops amazingly from the start to the finish and is super complex, this might be my favorite Sixpoint beer yet.

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Photo of stwok21
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: orange

Smell: hoppy

Taste: resiny. Lots of grass/pine bitterness. Lots of malt to balance the hops. Spicey and slightly boozy finish

Feel: chewy. Thick. High carbonation.

Overall: like a less malty hoptimum. Very similar.

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Photo of DabblinWiscCraft
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a six-pack of 12 oz cans at the Trig's Cellar 70 in Rhinelander. This is the first time that I've seen Sixpoint available here, so I'm pretty pleased about that. The best by label states this one is good for another five months. Poured right from the fridge into my Lakefront pint glass.

L: Pours a crystal-clear honey amber with about a half-inch of eggshell head that sticks around for a bit and leaves somewhat erratic lacing on the glass. Moderate visible carbonation in the glass.

S: Tropical fruit notes of mango, pineapple, and guava play atop more earthy and resinous notes of pine and grapefruit rind. There's some nice dank/funky notes coming through, as well. This one has a very pleasing bouquet--more fruity and fresh than I expected it to be.

T: Clean and crisp cracker malt at the outset, with some nice grapefruit and more subtle tropical fruit hop flavors following. As the flavor progresses, there's more of a clear pine hop flavor that emerges, quite resinous, as the name implies. The middle also sees the emergence of some nice dank/herbal, floral, and grassy hop notes. A bit of sweet caramel malt takes on greater intensity as the flavor moves toward the back. There's just the slightest suggestion of clear alcohol toward the back, as well. This is masked remarkably well. The close is great resinous pine and citrus rind hop flavor. It definitely brings the bitter without totally destroying the palate. This is a very tasty DIPA.

F: This one falls on the lighter side of medium-bodied. It has just a bit of a watery quality to it; though, it does have a very nice level of carbonation. The middle and back have a bit of stick to them, but I wouldn't describe this as anywhere near syrupy. I am very impressed at how easy-drinking this one is for a beer with over 9% ABV.

O: After being a bit underwhelmed by Hi-Res, I was very pleased with the quality of Resin. This is a DIPA with some very nice and complementary flavors. I was actually happy that it wasn't an outright pine bomb: I appreciate the nice dank and fruity hop flavors that this one brings. Ultimately, the most impressive part of this beer is how well it conceals its high alcohol content. I will definitely be returning to Resin again.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours - Cloudy orange yellow color, thick white head very foamy lasts for quite awhile. Great lacing.

Smell - floral and citrus, I also get some orange and lemon smells as well. Very juicy and sweet smell.

Taste - Nice orange peel and grapefruit flavors, little bit of bite from the hops. It is a very balanced and citrus flavored very tasty.

Feel - Medium body very well carbonated sort of dry feel.

Overall - I really enjoyed this beer excellent balance and flavor.

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Photo of MarkQ617
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had this poured into a pint glass. Color was nice, translucent lighter copper color. Aroma didnt really stand up to the flavor and the mouthfeel. Sticky is the word, tons of pine flavor. Mouthfeel was full but smooth. Not bad!

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Photo of THSdrummer
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear rusty orange with a thick, foamy off-white head. Good lacing left behind. Clean resin, pine, and dank hop notes and a touch of lemon zest form a pleasant, balanced aroma. Taste follows suit with very clean resin, pine, and dank hop notes. Very clean start and finish. Mouth feel is smooth and easy to drink. Not as filling as other DIPAs, which I think is good to an extent. Makes it a tad easier to drink. Overall, a great rendition of a DIPA. Very easy to drink and palatable.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of Wer34truh
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light amber color with a smallish head. Moderate-to-little visible carbonation. Head dissipates quickly, but leaves quite a bit of lacing.

Smells of pine and exotic citrusy fruit.

This is a quite subtle beer, which is also why I consider it brilliant. It's not overly bitter, nor is it overly citrusy - but it hits a great balance. Although definitely not in the way in which a lot of West Coast IPA's are considered balanced. The taste is characterized by pine, fresh fruits, and some subtle malts. Mouthfeel is juicy, with moderate carbonation

Purchased a 12oz can for 3.

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Photo of Mateo2699
2.89/5  rDev -29%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

L: beautiful clear Amber color, nice head and good lacing
S: Initial pine, then wait, pickle? Never smelt an IPA with pickle. After I smelt pickles, I couldn't think of nothing else. The pickle stuck around.
T: more pine, and suddenly that pickle pops up again. Slight orange and even apples. Very interesting
F: medium bodied and a little creamy

Okay IPA, just couldn't get past the dominate pickle smell which then takes over your palate.

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Photo of JackRWatkins
3.46/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From the can into a dimple mug, special thanks to sixpoint for generously sending me this beer, you guys are awesome!

A:Golden amber hue creamy 1 finger head generally clear

S:Good piney dare I say "resinous" bite in the nose, malt comes through warm nice and clean a bit of pineapple and citrus. Easily my favorite thing about this beer.

T:Smooth and piney, pineapple comes on strong in the beginning, sweet in a pleasant way, bitter but not overly so, bitterness becomes a tad more manifest as the beer sits, a very strong element of pine and pineapple mixing here, to say the sensation is unique might be going too far but the focus is certainly memorable and interesting, very much candy sweet though and through. Very good though I do wish there were something more daring and assertive about the taste

M:Mouthfeel is sticky and pleasant

O: a very good very welcoming DIPA, there aren't really any unexpected flavor a here but the level of focus placed on the interplay between a general pine note and pineapple is intriguing, don't get me wrong the other standard flavors are there but they really do take on a supporting role while the pine and pineapple have their dialogue. I must admit this is not my favorite style, nor is this my favorite example of the style, but it is an excellent and accessible beer that is what DIPAs rarely are: worthy of contemplation

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Photo of morimech
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy amber color with a finger of solid head that slowly settled to a thin cap. Heavy lacing is left down the glass. Quite fruity aroma of berries, citrus, tropical fruit, with a bit of pine and grass. Also a bit of berries in the flavor but more citrus, pine, and herbal qualities. Not very dank but bitterness is moderate to high but there is enough hop flavor payoff to make it worthwhile. Does not drink like a huge beer, so this is dangerous. Medium body and richly carbonated. A well done DIPA.

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Photo of wuthrichj15
4.46/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great Double IPA. Pours with a big white head. Nice big hoppy taste along with a wave of some tropical fruits (grapefruit maybe but idk I am not a taste expert). Pretty good feel. Awfully easy to drink for a 9% beer.

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Photo of KonigObHops
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the can, this beer pours a bright copper with a bright white head that is two finger-widths high.

The aroma is hoppy (no surprise there!), and there is definitely a strong grapefruit presence.

The initial taste is bitter, but not overpowering. Allows the flavor to develop, and in the middle you get an almost pure taste of the hops with slight grapefruit. It finishes with a hazey pine/floral aftertaste with the bitterness lingering for some time.

The mouthfeel is initially sharp and then almost gritty. Very interesting for sure.

Overall, this beer was a really good DIPA. There are so many DIPAs that bend over backwards to slam you with massive hops. This beer does not do that. It is light and easy to drink, and even refreshing. Just enough different tastes to make the beer interesting. This is just a very drinkable DIPA... I better slow down!

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Photo of Taybeh
3.76/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

From a 3 month old can into a spieglau ipa glass. pours a bright golden orange, with a finger of white head that leaves some good lacing. I find this one a little odd, but not bad and definitely worth a shot. On the nose, I get the typical caramel malts, some crackery malts too, and then some fairly bitter grapefruit (pith and rind) and a little pine...not bad, but it doesn't do too much for me. To taste, I get a little more out of it...a little floral and earthy bitterness at the end, which is kind of interesting. All in all, it holds my attention fairly well and it's fairly bitter but not entirely the kind of bitter I've always associated with resin. It does have a nice malt base, and a good clean mouthful.

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Photo of Weisenbeer
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

DIPA! It's hard to rate these while drinking them. The euphoria of the double ABV and great taste requires one to step back and evaluate the beverage within its genre, style, and classification. ........... Ah, what the hell, it's awesome!!! Woohoo!!

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Photo of MACrist
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

LOOKS: Pours a slightly hazy (chill) amber-orange with a finger+ of off white foamy head that leaves a thin layer on top of the beer. Slight bit of lacing down the glass.
AROMA: Lots of hop resin and citrus/grapefruit rind. Slight bit of astringency, ammonia like to me, some people get pineapple.
TASTE: Good amount of bitterness from start to finish. Slight pine in taste but more citrus pith than anything, really. Enough sweetness from the malt to balance it just enough.
FEEL: Medium body, a little bit slick and then it dries up at the finish a bit. Good amount of carbonation to move the flavor around the palate.
OVERALL: Would like more pine in the flavor but other than that this one suits me great. No alcohol in the taste, nice big citrus flavors.

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Photo of LADaveBN
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great brew from Sixpoint. Best by 04Jul2016. Pours an orange color. Nose is an explosion of pineapple and ripe mango. Taste is much the same with pineapple being the dominate flavor. The bitterness lingers only a short time. Finish is grapefruit and pine. Nice balance. Feel is crisp. Medium carbonation. Overall, this is an excellent DIPA that has a fantastic pineapple dominated nose and taste.

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Photo of Hoppy_Time
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: Clear amber in color, an inch of white head, fair amount of lacing.
Smell: Citrus and pine.
Taste: A beautiful bouquet of hops, light grapefruit bitterness, notes of pine, a little earthy.
Feel: Medium body and carbonation, leaves some hoppy stickiness, fairly smooth.
Overall: A great IPA with nice hop flavors and a solid malt backbone that doesn't get in the way.

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Photo of stephens101
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Clear amber in color. The tan froth dissipates in its own time. Sedated citrus and citrus rind to the nose. Light fruits playful on the tongue between herbal hop notes, tannin and pine. Slightly pungent and spicy too. Medium in body and a hint of alcohol.

A Complex but refined DIPA that paints with a broad palate but never colors outside the lines.

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Photo of ZBowden
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear golden copper with white head, smells of citrusy piney grapefruity hops and crackery malts, tastes of bitter crackery toasty maltiness with slight grapefruit, finishes dry slightly thin mouthfeel with low carbonation.

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

Dark gold to copper in color and plenty hazy. There's a quarter inch of beige to tan resting on top. Moderate lacing. The aroma is very forward with primarily pine, but also citrus hops. I taste an intense amount of primarily citrus tasting hops with notes of clementine oranges and marmalade. There's a deep hop burn that lingers on your tongue and the mouth is a bit sticky, chewy, and aptly resinous.

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Photo of twiens77
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This DIPA is one that I wish I could regularly get here in Canada. Got a six pack in Texas and have been slow to enjoy each one. Just had a local Saison so the time was right. Six point nailed this for me. Right balance of hoppy goodness and booze.

February update - last one ... sad day! Rating updated with added sentiment.

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Photo of Cfred371
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

The beer says its best by June 2016, so it's like three months old. I let the beer warm 15-20 minutes to open up the aromas.

Look: the beer pours a nice light amber, off white head, and has some carbonation bubbles. There's maybe a little alcohol legs as well.

Smell: I get pine initially. After a swirl, the dank hops come about followed by some subtle pine. This smells as advertised.

Taste: the pine and resinous hops really shine in this beer. I get the resin throughout the beer and the line more at the beginning.

Feel: the beer is medium bodied, with a slightly dry finish. The bitterness does linger slightly.

Overall: this is a solid IPA, and fits the descriptor. It tastes a little like I just smoked some bud.

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Photo of John_M
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the bier stein the other day.

The beer certainly looks impressive, as it pours a striking peachy amber color with very good head retention and lacing (it really looks for all the world like a fresh glass of PtE). The nose is a bit unusual, but still pretty attractive. I really don't pick up much citrus, but there's some nice tropical fruit, light pine, white pepper and maybe a hint of dank earth. The flavor profile is more of the same, with the beer starting off fairly sweet and malty on the palate, but quickly drying out on the fairly bitter finish. There seemed to be some underlying spice as well that was nice, but the alcohol was a bit more noticeable than I expected or wanted, leading to a fairly hot finish. Frankly, a bit more citrus flavor and citrus would help this beer considerably, and probably would mask some of the heat on the finish. Mouthfeel seemed to be medium bodied and fairly full for a DIPA, with a decent amount of bitterness on the finish. Drinkability was OK, but frankly, one .25 liter pour was sufficient for me (was not tempted to get a second glass).

A decent DIPA, but my overall impression is that stylistically, this is just not a DIPA that's my cup of tea. Will likely not seek this one out again.

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Photo of TX_farmboy
4.96/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This beer is an outstanding India Pale Ale! The smell is distinctly hoppy, and the taste is incredibly smooth, especially considering the very high IBU rating.

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Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 811 ratings.
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