Resin | Sixpoint Brewery

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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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4.48/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a stemmed wineglass from the 12 oz. can.

a: Golden/ Orange, 2 finger head with intense of lacing.

s: Lots going on, floral with a little citrus and pine, very nice.

t: Great balanced IPA profile, nice combination of citrus and flower/pine, dangerously little taste of alcohol.

m: Very drinkable, medium carbonation.

o: Excellent beer, Nicely balanced get it fresh when you can.

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Photo of Infiniteingest
3.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Generally: Resin is a beast of an Ale, and a well-made articulation of Imperial IPAs. Sixpoint gets so many things right, from brilliantly balancing the piney, resinous hop assault with an impressively present malt backbone--to making a 9.1 ABV beer easily quaffable--that I can't find much of anything to critique apart, that is, from general gripes with the style.

The Pour: It pours a beautiful honeyed-copper hue, with a dense and silky head; nice latticing on the slowly retreating head.

Face in the glass: On the nose, it is somewhat reticent. Predictable pine notes give way ever so subtlety to citrus and a note of ripe apples; knocking on the backdoor is the malt. Pine Barrens aside, it is not leaping out of the glass, but put your nose in it for a minute or so and you'll find some points of interest.

With Regard to Taste: Imperial/Industrial/Double IPAs can get downright syrupy. Resin, on the other hand, is nearly brisk. Nearly. Light mellowing carbonation flutters about the tidal wave of hop bitterness, and the elephant-in-the-room-alcohol tastes clean and bright, rather than weighing the beer down. If I stood a chance of not falling asleep in my chair, I'd drink this all day.

Abstract: Ultimately, Sixpoint has made a smack down, street fight of an IPA profoundly drinkable. There's a razor's edge between DIPAs that disrobe and go streaking down Main Street, and those that remain graceful despite their enormous assertiveness. There are dozens of the former, and relatively few of the latter, despite the incredible proliferation of the offerings in DIPA.

Epitoma: Resin is a knockout, both literally and metaphorically, and given soaring beer prices, over-the-top ABV can be kind of an added value.

Note: Any grammatical mistakes can be attributed to drinking Resin.

Serving type: can

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a snifter, this beer appears a hazy honeycomb color with a two finger white head. The aroma is very citrusy, with no floral or hop aromas. The mouth feel was smooth with just a little bit of an alcoholic bite. The taste isn't overly hoppy, which I was surprised by. It was actually very well balanced between a piny, fresh hoppiness on the front of the tongue with a clean, sweet citrus flavor going down the throat. Overall a very good beer and would definitely recommend.

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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3.55/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from can into glass stein. Nice amount of white head, golden amber color, and murky transparency.

Light citrusy aroma typical of an IPA. No floral scents or heavy spice smells.

Taste has definite pine note with some citrus flavor. Definite taste of fresh hops.

Smooth in mouth - little alcohol bite. Some typical bitterness, but not as bitter as expected for 103 IBU's.

I started drinking this before eating, but enjoyed it more with spicy chicken chili. Had another after eating, and liked it even better. Overall very good.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.51/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Clear amber in color with a thin cap. Earthy hops in the nose along with a clean biscuit aroma and a touch of caramel. Heavy pine in the taste with a grapefruit bitter finish. This is still one of the standard setters for me in the IIPA catagory.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 4,859 ratings