Resin | Sixpoint Brewery

4,710 Ratings

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: "

Added by Jason on 01-10-2012

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Photo of HollandTunnels
4.54/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

This beer is underrated. Should be in the 95-96 range. Alcohol is masked excellently. Most drinkable 9.1 abv you're like to ever find.

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Photo of kojevergas
3/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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

Photo of Rand_Schoeb
4.64/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bruno74200
4.26/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L - Great look. A bit of hop oil in suspension but quite clear amber with a nice white head. Good lacing all along

S - Toffee and well... resin! I want to tell grapefruit but no, it's all about the pine in here

T - Good balance between the caramel malts, the estery yeast (pear?) and the resinous hops. It's also a bit woody, nutty and spicy. Some floral notes.

M - the thick mouthfeel goes well against the astringence of the beer. Semi-dry all along

O - Well, it's not a hop bomb but it does all you hope for in a dipa. And it drinks like a session ale. Watch out because after enjoying this as it was a pale ale, its 9.1% Abv hits your hard.
I could make this a go-to-beer

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Photo of Stephan16
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a clear amber orange with a foamy white head that stick like sap to the glass. Good lacing.

A: Smells like pine. Sticky pine backed by citrus, a touch of honey, and slightly of buttered bread.

T: Floods the mouth with the sweet honey and breadiness, instantly followed by the citrus and finally coming through is the lovely piney goodness.

F: This is my favorite feature. A rich and smooth slickness covers the mouth. Seems balanced at first, but the bitterness comes in at a pleasantly overwhelming fashion!

O: I thought this might be too balanced, or even sweet at first, but that texture and bitterness sold me on how wonderful and complex this beer is.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.62/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought on-line

12 oz. Can

Pours a very nice, hazy yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy two-finger, which also leaves some very nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, slight malt note, very citrusy, with some nice diesel/dank. The taste is very nice hoppy, slight malt, citrusy, very nice diesel. Medium body, with a very nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, this is a very tasty brew. Surprised me, nicely done.

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Photo of williahd
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Acforster2
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cwd
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jvgoor3786
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 ounce can provided by jzeilinger with a best buy date of July 10, 2017.

The beer pours a deep amber color with a thick, two-finger white head. There is nice lacing left behind.

The smell is nice pine resin up front with floral under that. There is a little citrus in there also.

The taste is a strong pine resin up front with a big floral presence also. The citrus didn't come through much in the taste. There is also a big, sweet malt balance that comes through.

The mouthfeel is big, thick, and oily.

Overall this is a nice, pine-forward DIPA. The mouthfeel is really great. If you like piney, floral, malty DIPAs, then this is for you.

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Photo of FrancisM12
3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pacioli1445
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnTurano
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the can,into a Funky Buddha snifter.Best by June 05/17.

Soapy off white head that stands a half finger tall with moderate retention and sticky lacing.Hazy gold colored body with medium clarity.Light on carbonation.

On the nose I get intense floral and pine hop notes,with some grapefruit and mango highlights,all backed by the slightest balance of sweet malt,with some earth notes.This beer has a pretty big nose.

The palate is intense floral and pine hops up front,citrus hops consistent of mango and grapefruit in the middle,with a sweet malt and slightly earthy finish.A little bit of an alcoholic bite on the back end,but not a strong one.Nice bitter IPA,just the way I like them.Very nice piney resinous flavors coming from this beer,along with intense hops.Very nice.

The mouth feel is medium heavy with a chewy texture,dry finish and a little bit of chalkiness.Moderate amount of oxidation on the tongue.

This is a really good IPA.I would definitely put it in my top 20,maybe even top 10.If you are a hop head I definitely recommend you try this,and I will definitely drink this one again in the future.

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Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
4.65/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my all time favorite Imperials, the beer that got me into IIPAs.

Look: Pours a dark yellow, almost orange tinge with a one finger head of eggshell colored foam.

Aroma: Excellent. The nose is full of bitter pine sap, musky grapefruit pith and bittersweet orange zest amongst mild notes of mango and papaya in the background.

Taste: Tons of bitter, dank pine sap upfront - balanced by tropical fruit - predominantly grapefruit, orange and mango but with a gentle notion of caramel malt on the finish. As it warms, spicy flavors of garlic and sweet sauteed onions come into play.

Feel: Mouthfeel is dry and bittersweet. Full bodied. Low carbonation. Alcohol profile is clean although apparent.

Overall: The flavor is so hoppy and intense, but without being gimmicky, just for the sake of being bitter. The beers resinous hop profile takes center stage, but strikes a delicate balance between tropical fruit and savory caramel malt flavors that reveal themselves only after the initial bitterness assaults your palate. An excellent IIPA, every time I come back to this I am always impressed. My only complaint is that this beer is only packaged four cans at a time. They need to start releasing this in sixpacks, especially for what they're charging - but these guys are out of New York City where everything is exuberantly overpriced so it's more than likely most of that money is just going to pay the rent.

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Photo of LXMRTN
3.87/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of JorgesThemeSwimming
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of trev311
3.62/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tommy5
3.69/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of redbarnbikes
3.05/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
4.07 out of 5 based on 4,710 ratings.
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