Resin | Sixpoint Brewery

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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: "

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

Pours a hazy amber with fluffy white head, sparse patches of fine lace left behind. Smell: a bit muted, but nice... papaya-y tropical fruit, tangerine, pine, mildly sweet. Taste: pine and sweet citrus along with an almost syrupy pale malt sweetness, lingering grapefruit peel. Medium bodied, almost chewy, then finishing juicy with oily hop everywhere. Not a world beater, but delicious. This had a far off date on the 4pk holder... Oct '13 or so.

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Photo of RaulMondesi
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Raul doesn't indulge in that other kind of resin, so obviously he got him some of the good liquid kind. Right out of the gate, this sucker smelled fresher than Cleopatra before she met Mark Antony. But when Raul poured it out: snake bitten. Kind of insipid and flat. Taste also kind of follows suit and is malty (and a bit sharp) rather than rooty tooty fresh and fruity.

It's aite, but like Arby's, Raul will never touch it again.

*Raul takes it back. After his last sip he enjoyed this thang and would indulge again.

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

can from Specific Gravity in MD

a: served in a unibroue tulip, a deeply hazed, dark maple-amber in color, an initially thick coating of khaki carbonation recedes to a thin ring and light lace

s: monstrous pine sap resins with a strong underlaying of pungent citrus rind, malt body heavily laden with toasted caramel, strong alcohols, big and bold on each side of the spectrum, I’d take nuance over brashness any day, but sometimes it’s nice to get you teeth handed to you

m: carbonation low-moderate, smooth on the tongue, with a weighty palate

t: resinous - of course - pine sap hops over a dense body of caramel malts, heavily sweet with dense toasted malt sugars, easily matching the strength of the hops, hugely bitter to finish, pure grapefruit acid, lingering with pine tea acids and toasted malt residue

o: a very nice dipa, powerful on both ends, a little simple in its over-the-top strength, a real bruiser of a hop bomb

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Photo of davey101
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz tall boy can into a pint glass. Best Before: September 11, its pretty fresh no?

A - Pours a hazy amber body with a finger of white foam. Decent amount of lacing with minimal retention.

S&T - Pine, grapefruit, and sweet bubble gum. The taste is piney and very sweet with candied peaches and bitter grapefruit. Despite the high IBU it's not over the top bitter. Surprisingly delicious. Mouth feel is medium bodied, slick, and oily.

O - Damn, this beer really surprised me. Candied peaches and resinous piney hops. This is a stand out beer that I always overlooked.

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Photo of Broman
4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Golden amber color under a mild foamy head. Pours a large head that quickly dissipates. Slightly opaque.

Smell- Not overpowering but straightforward. Citrus and floral aromas appear first. More complex and underlying tones less apparent. Overall a welcoming and inviting smell.

Mouthfeel- Heavy carbonation sting up front gives way to a medium body feel on the palet.

Taste- Hops and citrus up front. Both linger for a relatively long time. Aftertaste is left bitter and a slight stale taste. Mild bite of alcohol is noted on the end. Refreshing taste, great for a hot day in my opinion. Overall it lives up to its expectations of smell and does not disappoint or overwhelm.

Overall- You won't notice the alcohol content unless you read the label. Not an overly aggressive beer. Good first beer for those interested in beginning to convert to ipa's. If your not afraid of a little bitter bite try this beer and you will enjoy it.

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Photo of Labeorphile
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a pint glass. Hazy light amber color with a one finger sticky head. Some lacing down the glass.

Aroma is very citrusy and piney, strong but not overpowering.

Flavor is more citrus and pine resin. Very bitter, but pleasing on the palate. Bitterness comes back again late with the delayed aftertaste. Less enjoyable as time goes on.

Mouth feel is good and suitable for style.

A solid DIPA, but hard to enjoy a whole can.

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Photo of nickapalooza86
4.52/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy light orange color, half finger of head

Smell is sweet hops all the way, floral and cirtus at first, pine... no malt to be found, smells great!

Taste is sweet orange, pine, oily resins, bittering grapefruit, finishes with a bitter pine aftertaste

Mouthfeel is medium light with average carbonation.

Then lack of malt body really makes this one feel like a single and not a double! However the hop taste begs to differ!! Really good stuff here!

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Photo of gillagorilla
3.56/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz. can into a Duvel tulip (best by 7/10/13

A: It has an extremely thick head that goes from 3 fingers to 1 finger pretty quickly, but after that the head is quite stable and you could probably float a penny on it. However, there is quite a bit of suspended sediment throughout. The dark amber color is a bit hazy/cloudy. Lacing is ok but spotty.

S: Smells like a very strong IPA that is heavy on the grapefruit and citrus, with a bit of light pine.

T: It is all pine and resin, but I guess should have been expecting that with a name like RESIN. Really tastes like the Pacific Northwest. Surprisingly, the aftertaste is pretty mellow, but all piney resin as you would expect. However, it will ruin your palate. There really isn't any nuance here, just the single flavor note.

M: The mouthfeel is very smooth with little carbonation.

O: I am finding that I prefer more of the citrus, grapefruit-y IPAS. I don't want to say it is like Ruination (because that is my favorite), but if you stripped away all the citrus and complexity of it, with a few less IBU's, then this would be that. However, I know a lot of people will like that it is a strong DIPA in a can.

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Photo of rboinski
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz pour into a FW Teku

Aroma: Smell is actually a bit more subdued than expected. Some pine, some citrus, and something off that I can't really place. Maybe a little tropical fruit but so light.

Appearance: Very nice orange with good head retention. Bubbles vary in size and leaves a nice lacing on the glass.

Flavor: A really nice malt flavor with hops present to back it up. Very pleasant grapefruit as the main fruit character, with pine on the finish. Respectable balance of malt and hops.

Mouthfeel: Good body, but maybe slightly too carbonated. Becomes creamy in the mouth after a few moments. Has a nice lingering bitterness on the finish.

Overall: Good DIPA but not as good as the standards of the class. The hops in this are a bit one note but at the same time the malt character does not really highlight them. An overall quality beer that I would definitely drink again, but not a standout in any way.

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Photo of Geegar
3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Nice color. Poured into a pint glass with a medium head which gradually faded away.

S - Pine all the way. Thought I was hit in the face with a spruce branch, not that that's a bad thing.

T - Went in for the piney goodness. I was left confused thinking I was about to taste what I had just smelled. Thought my palette was on break so I went in for more. Same thing. I don't want to say it tasted like a run of the mill pale, but I didn't find it to be that extraordinary.

M - Light and easy to drink, somewhat refreshing.

O - Definatly not bad, but not great. I've been wanting to try this one for a while and pleased I did. A good beer with a great nose.

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

L- Somewhat hazy copper color topped with a thick head. Head is long lasted and leaves a lot of lacing on the glass.

S- Hop, hops, and more hops. Piney, fruity, and floral all at once, pretty intense aroma.

T- Guess what it's a big hop bomb, nicely balances and well done though. Finish is a bit oily with a bitter final hit of hops.

M- Slightly creamy and not as viscose as I would have thought, seems a bit lacking here. A little less than medium in body and medium in carbonation. I would have liked a bit more body but its not a terrible miss.

O- If you want a hop bomb, it's the way to go. I would have never guessed it's 9.1% ABV either, so that makes it a bit dangerous as well.

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Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.46/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a golden orange that is intensely bright. Medium, 2 finger head that retains and laces awesome. Moderately hazy.

S- Lots of hop bitterness is right up front as expected. Mostly pine scents with some sweet malt mixed in. Fairly complex for an IIPA, as it is not completely hops on the nose. Sweet flavors remind me a little of honey mostly.

T- Starts with some solid malt backbone then blasts right into the hops. First, a piney hops blast kicks you in the tongue. Then, a slight hint of sweetness creeps in before being crushed by more bitter hops. The drink ends with a harsh, bitter hop profile that is dry and extra bitter.

M- Thick and creamy for a IIPA, but I like it. Medium to low amount of carbonation. Alcohol is fairly well hidden, but the hops themselves will crush your palate, making this one more of a sipper.

Overall, this is a pretty damn solid IIPA. The best part of this beer is that it is an everyday beer (~$10 for a 4-pack) that can kill you with hops.

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Photo of CurtFromHershey
4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy orange copper with a dense white head and strong lacing. Highly attractive beer.

Smell is very satisfying for an IPA. Pine upfront, citrus if you're looking for it. Bit of a soapy quality too, but not overly detracting.

Taste falls a bit flatter than the aroma. Sturdy malts upfront followed by a big bitter bite. Loads of pine. Really looking for more distinct hop characteristics from a fresh can like this one though.

Mouthfeel is somewhat watery, but nothing earth-shatteringly sub-par.

Overall a very good beer which I will likely buy again if I see it fresh. Not the greatest readily available DIPA, but a damn fine option.

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Photo of Beerandboards
3.62/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16oz stovepipe can

A - darker golden color, chunky white foam, leaves lots of lacing.

S - earthy pine, wet hop type smell, dank hops.

T - rich and dense piney dank hops. Resin seems an appropriate name. Oily rich citrus, oranges and grapefruit.

M - good. Medium carbonation, creamy feel

O - this is a good beer, it's just not my cup of tea. The hop profile is just too dank and earthy for me. I prefer a little brighter citrus floral hop.

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

a - poured a two-fingers thick bubbly and off-white head into a willi becher tumbler that left great lacing and sheeting throughout. the body was an orange-amber color.
s - smells clean and minty with herbal, piney and grassy hops.
t - pine, mint, spice, grass. a big hop bomb.
m - medium and creamy.
o - punches you in the mouth with hops yet still balanced. great DIPA.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a great beer, appropriately named. the can looks like an energy drink, and the beer feels supercharged like one as well. pouring a cloudy orangey sticky color with a thick and creamy white head. the nose and taste are identical in this beer. its hops all the way, almost like oil extracts or something, the hops are very intense. some pine, but mostly just bitter from a flavor standpoint. its also quite yeasty, which I think fleshes out the hops in a good way, makes the beer more dynamic. there is a lot of dankness to this, resinous as hell, perfectly named. at first I was down on the can, but now I know it makes this unique beer stand out even more, and its also about the correct dose, much more of this and I would be shitfaced. scarily easy drinking though with a really refreshing creamy feel and plenty of little bubbles making it move. all the sixpoint beers ive had so far have been phenomenal, and this is the best of the bunch for me to date. deserves to be mentioned with some of the big boys of this genre, every bit as good as them all. get some if you can.

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

Super frothy,creamy head atop the hazy amber hue leaving a permanent cap right to the bottom of the glass. Straightforward piney resin nose: not getting the grapefruit bomb presence mentioned in multiple reviews. Nothing really fruity or tropical in the nose, and very much reminded me of a North-West hop blend despite the West Coast production.

My friend who works the register told me that Resin is big seller, and a popular choice when Heady Topper is not available. Frankly, I see zero resemblance between Resin & Heady, as Heady is a TRUE grapefruit bomb in every sense of the word.

Resin offers a powerfull piney and earthy delivery that packs a hefty alcohol wallop. The aftertaste stays with you awhile, no doubt there. Surprisingly high IBU for the end result flavors which are pleasant and malty.

For the money, a decent pick and worth trying: very good, but nothing that reaches the level of excellence for my tastes. At $8.99 a 4 pack, you can pour this high abv DIPA down your neck for a good buzz if that is your thang.

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Photo of oN3xM
4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - A light, golden, blonde color with intense carbonation and a 2 finger, fluffy, white head. Great appearance. Head slowly dissipates after about 2 minutes and coats the glass with
S - Right when you crack the can open, a rush of earthy hops hit your nose even at a 2 to 3 foot distance. Great smell.
T - The best part is the surprisingly sweet taste on the front of the tongue while leaving a nice, bitter, hoppy aftertaste. Some notes of sweet honey, fruits, and, strangely enough, cinnamon. Excellent taste, and not overly hoppy for an IPA clocking in 103 IBU.
M - Some intense carbonation on the tongue. It feels like a thicker IPA that coats the throat while drinking. The foam even tastes great. A small hint of alcohol, which is surprising for a 9.1% ABV beer.
O - I can't believe the number of times I've walked past this at the store. Definitely a regular purchase from now on. Great taste, mouthfeel, and smell. What more can you ask from an IPA? If you're a fan of IPAs, Resin has to be on your list of Hads - if not All Time Favorites list. Cheers.

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

BBD of 10 Aug 2013

Pours a slightly chill-hazed honey color with 2+ fingers of pearl colored head. Nice lacing & head retention

S: Breadyness & a hint of pine, plus grapefruit as this warms

T: Big-time pine, grapefruit, hints of pear & toffee up front. Orange peel& grapefruit as this warms, then more pineyness, then a bit of pear, woody hops, caramel & dryness. Finishes with with pink grapefruit, dryness, woody hops, & pineyness

MF: Medium bodied, fairly sticky, great balance & smooth carbonation

A good DIPA that lives up to its name, I thought these cans were pints for some reason, still a decent value & pretty drinkable

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Photo of Bauzen
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a big IPA, but lacks the citrus and sweetness in its hops. It drinks thick, finishes bitter, and it has all the qualities I like in any no-nonsense beer. It does leave a little to be desired if it's the only beer you're drinking that evening, but mixes in to a series of beers (if you've devoted the evening to trying various beers). Resin is my go-to beer when something else I've tried doesn't live up to my exceptions.

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3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip.
Best before 10AUG2013. Sampled 30MAR13.

[A] A slow pour produces a frothy 2 1/2 finger high head, ecru in color, with ridiculously long retention. As it fades, the lacing left behind adorns the glass in web-like fashion. The body is a glowing orange color, just on the cusp of copper. Light haze.

[S] Straight resin. No fruity bullshit. Maybe some pith and rind (of the orange-ish variety) but the fresh, dank, wet wood, piney component is most prominent.

[T] Bitterness is high. But so is the sweetness - so the 103 IBUs are completely manageable. The oily/resiny characteristic of the hops is at the forefront. You can literally taste the stickiness. I love what the hops contributed to the nose; not a big fan of the flavor that they produced.

[M] Carbonation is medium-low. The body is full. Bitterness and sweetness offset each other so the finish is smack dab in the middle of sweet and dry.

[O] I enjoyed this beer and Iwould certainly order it again...but I would probably not purchase it for in home consumption, as I make IPAs that are more aligned with my taste preferences.

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Photo of JMad
4.53/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a murky orange/ light brown color with a nice foamy head that left quite a bit of lacing.

The aroma is rich and sweet with lots ofr mango grapefruit and caramel. Wow, the taste is incredibleright of the bat there is loads of hop flavor with lots of pine oil and citrus, especially lemon, followed by a smooth sweetness. The aftertaste is straight hops. It has a medium-heavy body with low carbonation and a dry finish.

This is one of the best IPA's I've ever had, I am thoroughly impressed and glad that I picked up this 4-pack.

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Photo of Prince_Casual
4.32/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Awesome lacing after poured into a Std Issue Total Wine Belgian Glass...

The smell is just awesome, (for me) Lagunitas always = guava, 6point = mango... we're in the tropics obviously.

It skirts the line between bitter and malty in a really really nice way that I love. It's not "the best x2 IPA ever" but ask me 4 weeks in a row and I'll give you 4 answers...

This one's worth trying and enjoying !!!

(especially for people who like Hop Stoopid or GF West Coast)

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Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
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