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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 "

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Photo of zac16125
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can into a tulip glass
Best by: Oct 13 2013

Thanks to Finatic for sending this one over as an extra!

A: Pours a hazy apricot orange with 3plus fingers width of slightly off white colored head. Moderate retention but it dissipates down fairly quickly. Leaves tons of cool honeycomb lacing.

S: Grapefruit, citrus rind, resinous piney hops, floral. Sweet malts bring it all together.

T: Follows the nose, except even more citurs forward with grapefruit, lemon zest, more subtle orange. A big degree of sweet malts balance things out nicely, there's almost a sugary sweetness. Piney bitterness lingers on the finish.

M/D: Full bodied, carbonation appropriate, ABV very well masked, drinkability well above average. Nice mouthfeel.

O: Overall, a very good DIPA. Strong hop notes, but very well balanced. Very good from top to bottom. Well done.

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Photo of jdhowe
3.72/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz can, best before 13 Oct 2013, courtesy of Greywulfken. Presumably pretty fresh -- thanks! :)

A: Pours a mostly clear deep golden color with a finger of fluffy white head that dissipates to a spotty film sustained by sparse bubbling. Lacing is spotty but plentiful down the glass.

S: Great aroma of fresh, earthy and citrusy character explodes from the can upon opening and ramins strong in the glass. Upon warming, alcohol begins to show through in the nose, but the predominant aromas of hops and sweet malts remain strong. A nice smelling beer.

T: Sadly, probably my least favorite part of this beer, and not aided too much by the dryness of the mouthfeel. Strong and sharp citric bite up front leads into a little malt sweetness balancing out a ton of bitterness. Hops provide citrus character, a flavor I can only describe as green (in a plant way), and an almost onion-like flavor. On warming, alcohol also shows through strongly. The dryness of the finish compounds with the bitterness to leave an otherwise crisp finishing beer less refreshing than I was hoping it might be.

M: Nice medium body fills the mouth aided by reasonable carbonation that could be a little stronger. Fairly dry on the finish. Nicely crisp.

O: A good beer, but not one I'm itching to revisit. The hop profile in this beer is unique among IPAs I've had, and I think with fair reason. It is really close to being nice and refreshing, particularly for a 9abv beer, but the bitterness and dryness really left me wanting more refreshment than I was getting.

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Photo of bmwats
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz can into a footed tulip.

A: Dark golden hue. Lots of rising effervescence. Pours a 1+ finger, bubbly whit-ish head. Settles pretty quickly leaving a distinct foam blanket, and a thick beer ring. Pretty nice spider web lacing.

S: Pine resin with a bit of a floral character. Simple yet pristine.

T: Really bitter and piny and just a little sweet balance. Like the nose.... simple and pristine.

M: Syrupy and bitter. Mouth puckering. Dry finish.

D: Sip and savor. The character will dictate it.

Atmosphere is pretty strong. Nice hue, lots of carbonation, great head, and some very nice lacing. Floral pine resin in the nose. Bitter syrupy pine with a slight sweet tone. Simplicity is sometimes the best. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

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Photo of thlayli87
2.97/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

If drinking a liquid onion sounds good to you then this beer is right up your alley. The beer looks and smells like a typical IPA, with assertive hops, bread and a mild fruity aroma. The taste is completely different however, overpowering onion flavor. Pretty gross really. I finished it, but won't be getting this again.

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Photo of Trapman
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From can into a Pint glass

A - A murky yellow-orange - very promising color. No yeast in bottle but almost looks unfiltered.

S - very green, super fresh hoppy smell. smells like the hops were just removed before I put it under my nose. Citrus, lemons

T - Intensely green, fresh, clean, hoppy, and a little sailine from the water used? Like most double/imperials as I drink it and my tongue gets desensitized from the initial rush of hop flavor over time it gives way to a very pleasant citrus/hop heaviness that i really enjoy.

M - Medium, light carb on tongue, great medium length finish.

O - really solid imperial/double ipa, drinkable with or without food, great summer beer.

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Photo of MacQ32
4.49/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a very light golden/straw yellow color with a beautiful light tan almost yellowish 1 finger head. Retention is good, lacing is phenomenal.

S - Light citrus aromas, slightly resinous pine, lemon, sweet sugary malts.

T - Lots of citrus rinds and resinous pine initially, dry bitterness follows through the aftertaste and lingers a good bit afterwards. So simple but so fresh and refreshing tasting/drinking.

M - Definitely medium bodied but the flavor profile and dryness make it very drinkable, perfect level of carbonation. Really loving this.

O - Could pound this delicious 9.1%er. Super refreshing drinkable and awesome flavor! Big fan.

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Photo of mikeyv35
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Date: 06/19/2013
Type: 12oz. slim can
Vintage: 2013, best by July 9th, 2013
Glass: Heady Stemless (Why not?)

Pours a hazy golden in color w/ a 1/2 finger white head that left light sticky lacing. Aromas of pine, mango, and fresh cut PVC pipe resin. The flavor started w/ caramel malt sweetness up front, leading into a touch of mango, and finishes with moderate resinous bitterness. Medium bodied and somewhat lush, but needs more carbonation and guessing this was mashed in at around 152 degrees and maybe could have been mashed a bit higher to create a little fuller body. However, additional carbonation might be the only remedy needed. Pretty drinkable stuff.

Overall, good solid DIPA, but nothing mind blowing or really all that unique. I would drink this again without hesitation, but I would prefer more enhanced citrus notes and a slightly better mouth feel. In the end, good beer though from Sixpoint.

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Photo of mverity
3.61/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I really like the head on this beer... Great retention, but larger bubbles than I'm used to seeing from IPAs; but the lacing is fairly poor. The aroma is very floral and super hoppy but with a candy-like sweetness behind. The taste is great for the style, but this isn't my IPA. Too much of piney/resinous hop character. I admit that it is well balanced and has the great hop forwardness people enjoy in DIPAs; however, I just can't get into this beer. I find this beer a tad thin for a DIPA too. I do enjoy the hop bite on my tongue. I'll definitely suggest this beer for people who like more pine or resin or earth in their IPAS.

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Photo of shand
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Resin is a fantastic looking DIPA. Huge head, hazy orange body with visible carbonation, it's what I want to see when I pop open a double IPA. The aroma is big and sweet, with sweet tropical hops and sweet caramel malts. The taste isn't quite as sweet as the nose, with some more hop bitterness kicking its way through. It's a balanced bitterness, as the bitter and sweet aspects from the hops are kinda in a tug-of-war the whole time. The mouthfeel is on the heavy side and moderately carbonated, and the drinkability is great. Overall, Sixpoint Resin is a great DIPA.

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

Second go of this review, you can see my original below that came out to a 3-3.25 overall from a few years ago. I gave this one another try and I must say I'm VERY impressed.. i'm not sure if the recipe changed or they just scaled it better but its most definitely worth heading out to grab. The taste is completely changed from a overly sweet and sticky mess to a upfront punch of pine bitterness that is aggressive but well balanced with a nice malt backbone that is barely there.. Its a smooth and piney/citrusy bitterness overall that I love.

Appearance: Deep gold with reddish tint and a brownish/dirty head that is sticky
Smell: Caramel malt with alcohol in the background. Not a whole lot citrus and pine, mostly sweet sugar... you can sense that it will be a sticky beer
Taste: Sweet, caramel, sugary, malty, hoppy but not really as much as I would have thought. Compared to other DIPAs its more sweet, creamy and sticky.. good taste, ok mouthfeel with less than average carbonation but alcohol well hidden

Overall: Hard to find anything spectacular in this beer. Its good, I would buy it again but wouldn't seek it out aggressively

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Photo of utopiajane
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours deep orange hazy and has a two finger head of of off white foam that fell fairly fast but left nice thick lace. Nose is great. Piney hops, lots of resins, tangerine and grapefruit. As a point of interest -the tangerine in this beer literally fills up your mouth like a real tangerine. It’s is the most accurate tasting of a specific fruit in a beer that I have ever noticed. Good citrus with a sugary and pungent nose. Taste is breaddy with a honey sweetness. Woody grassy hops play off the ripe fruit and the citrus lends a slight pucker. Silky malt that has plenty of caramel and brown sugar. Finishes nice and bitter with a bit of grapefruit, a bit of alcohol warmth and plenty of oils to coat the palate; but they don’t disturb the palate. It’s a little chewy in the finish with strong tea like qualities and toasted malt flavor. Grand.

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Photo of hoptualBrew
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Honey gold in color, clear with a small white colored head rise up that falls to a film. Good lacing, sticks to glass.

Aroma is all hops. Sweet citrus fruits, floral fragrance, touch of pine and a musty dankness. Very clean, I don't get any yeast or malt character really, just some good ole hops. Really nice smelling, clean, hop centric ale.

Not nearly as bitter on the palate as I expected. The bitterness is rounded and builds a little in the back end. Sweet malt and citrus hops up front. Pine and bitterness sweep the back. Straightforward hops, little gets in the way.

Carbonation is good, medium body with a sticky hop oil, hop resin feel.

Overall, great beer! If you are looking for a dose of hop juice, this will cure you're craving.

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Photo of cfaulman
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

What a great looking beer. Beautiful 2 finger foam head that is thick and creamy and just doesnt seem to fade with time (or maybe im drinking this too fast...) Burnt Orange color and bubbly lacing line the glass.

Smells of citrus and pine with some nice sweetness playing in there from the malt

Taste is bitter up front, but it is unique in that it almost simultaneously is followed by sweet sweet malt and citrus. Fabulous flavor balance here. Sticky and pungent but not overdone. Booziness is well covered up, I cant believe its >9%.

Mouthfeel is sticky but goes down so easy. Hop bitterness lingers long after taste, just great.

Overall is a great DIPA. I would certainly have again and I am glad I had the pleasure to get a can from a great BA down south.

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Photo of Onenote81
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can courtesy of jzeilinger. Thanks!

Poured into a tulip glass. Pours a cloudy dark amber-orange with a thick white head. Decent retention. Big nose of citrus, floral, pine, sweet fruits. Really a nice aroma. What I want in an IPA.

A heavier feel for an IPA. Slightly sticky. Powerful bitter smack here. Fresh juicy hops create quite a citrus-bomb. Moderately bitter finish, though not harsh. Pungent hop presence. A wonderful beer here that cures my bitter-fix. One I'd like to have again. Love the can format.

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Photo of Axnjxn
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can poured into a DFH tulip shaped pint glass. Best by Aug 10 2013

Pours a dark copper color with a large, lasting white head. The aroma is a good citrusy, hoppy smell. Not too strong and not too weak. The taste of the beer is... odd. Not exactly what i was expecting. Not a hop bomb by any stretch of the imagination. Bitter up front but theres something unique about the bitterness that is hard to place. its got sort of a sweet kick to it, i suppose. Not sure how i like this honestly. Good feel, Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Overall this beer is extremely unique in its flavor. Cant say its my favorite, but its definitely worth a try.

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Photo of BrownNut
3.26/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I heard so much love for this one and then was surprised to see it finally distributed near me out of nowhere one day. Tried it with my beer nerd friends as the star of a party. It was pretty but none of us liked it. The name of the beer certainly doesn't lie, but we all felt it focused solely on a bitter spike to the mouth at the expense of anything else, with a not-great flavor to boot. And I like my strong IPAs these days. Won't be getting this one again.

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

I really like this beer. I waited until I'd had a few four packs over the last few weeks to review it, but I've now decided it's one of my week-in-week-out beers. Beautifully balanced with just enough malt sweetness to balance the beautiful citrusy hops with a nice little bite of bitterness at the end. This is not an over the top beer, but one that has found the most important quality- wanting to go back to it again and again.

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

A: This can of Resin has been cellared for a year, pouring a beautiful hazy orange with a thick, creamy white head. Little chunks of yeast are suspended in the liquid.

S: Aromas of bitter orange, lemon, lime, biscuits, pine, and grapefruit are very heavy on the nose.

T: Notes of bitter orange, lemon, lime, kumquat, and grapefruit are quickly joined by flavors of spruce, pine, fresh herbs, caramel, and biscuits. The finish is bitter, intense, and resinous with monstrous citrus and pine flavors.

M: Full in body, but smooth, creamy, and silky. Carbonation is gentle. Alcohol presence is restrained. Almost too easy to drink for a DIPA.

O: This is an excellent DIPA. Having had this ale fresh and cellared, I can say that it definitely improves with age. Just a fantastic beer overall. Sixpoint continues to impress me.

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Photo of macrosmatic
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. can into a TBBC pint glass.

A: Deep gold, just mild haziness, with over a finger's worth of creamy off-white head. Good visible carbonation and head retention.

S: Resinous pine, dank, and moist grass hops dominate the biscuit bready malt backbone.

T: Sticky pine hops, chewy bready malt, then citrus rind, dank hops, and just hints of caramel. The bitterness increases as you near the swallow. Sticky bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium body and low alcohol presence for style. Average carbonation sensation.

O: This was a pretty well-executed DIPA that I'll be glad to have around in cans. It doesn't have the fruitier hop flavors that are my preference, but that's a minor quibble. My biggest complaint is that the aroma amount leaves something to be desired. Perhaps a bit more dry hopping would improve the situation.

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Photo of ThickNStout
3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz can from Delock's Discount Liquors (Munster, IN). 9.99/ 4 pack. Best by 9/1/13 (canned 3/1?). Served in a Terrapin goblet.

Pours hazy deep orange amber with a finger and a half of pale head. Retains an eighth finger of head that laces all the way down.

Smells of piney, floral, earthy hops. A bit of citrus zest and some cracker.

Bright bitter pine hits first with currents of fresh cut grass, pepper, lemon peel, floral notes, earthy and a hint of that malty cracker. Very little apparent booze.

Oily slick, medium bidy with a good bit of carbonation. Bitter finish.

Not bad at all. Not sure if it's because it's a couple months old but the hops seem more all out bitter rather than flvorful or aromatic. I may try it again if I see it on tap but I think this 4 pack will pretty much be enough for me.

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Photo of MistahBeah
4.59/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Hazy golden amber. Initial pour left a dense chunky two finger head. Not much retention though. Lots of lacing. Good amount of tiny bubbles throughout. This looks bright, crisp, and refreshing

Aroma: Floral hops. Some pine and grass. Some sweet grapefruit perhaps. Definitely some pear and apple fruity esters. Possibly even some bananas. Very sweet smelling. This may be one of the best smelling beers I've had

Taste: Malt forward then big smooth hoppy finish. Banana bread. Caramel. Dry apples. Really nice start. Resiny (appropriate) piney hops. Tart grapefruit finish. Faint metallic aftertaste but not unpleasant at all. Awesome

Mouthfeel: Creamy and a little oily. Really nice spiciness

Overall: I'm thoroughly impressed by this beer. Not typically a fan of the style but I really enjoyed this and am eager to try more by Sixpoint. Pick this up

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Photo of BMMillsy
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From the skinny can right after an Anti-Hero. Pours golden orange and clear with a fluffy two finger head. Big earthy pine and grass aroma and interestingly something that smells almost oaky. Big slick mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Pine bitter dominates but fades into some sweet malt and then back to a very dry bitter pine finish. The malt profile really balances this nicely while letting the hops shine. Very good and accessible DIPA now that we have it in Gainesville...and I can convince people it’s just an energy drink from the can ;-)

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Photo of patpbr
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - brown copper with a little head
S - malty sweet and pine
T - lots going on. It's creamy, sweet, hops of citrus and pine, orange. malts, bitter
M - medium carbonation and crisp
O-  another good six point brew. good flavor combination, try it 

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

Appearance: It has a nice deep hazy orange color to it. It has a nice thick off-white head that dies down moderately slow and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of piney resins, grapefruit, citrus and some sweet caramelly malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some nice piney resins, some grapefruit and citrus, some beadiness and sweet caramelly malts to balance it out.

Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with great flavors and aromas. Very drinkable, refreshing and flavorful.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a tulip)
A- This beer pours a hazy orange body with a thin cream head that fades to a ring after a few sips but sticks to the glass with each sip. There is a sluggish microcarbonation.

S- The new sneaker green hops turns woody and pungent as it finishes with some softer green citrus notes.

T- The green musty pine wood hops has some grass notes to it in the finish. There is a nice fresh pale malt hint and some candy grapefruit notes that show up as it warms aswell.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a gentle carbonation but no alcohol heat.

O- This beer has a nice rich hop character with a strong malt support but it is not bitter so it is really sessionable.

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Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
4.07 out of 5 based on 4,606 ratings.
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