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

12oz can into tulip.

A - Bright clear amber with a massive frothy white head.

S - Grapefruit, mango, pine and a touch of floral hops and caramel.

T - A blast of bitter grapefruit and pine. The hop bite is incredible. Sweet and subtle biscuity malt lends some balance. Hints of mango and tropical fruit. Finishes with earthy pine and toasted grains.

M - Medium body. Moderate-high carbonation, dry finish.

O - Pretty good double IPA. The high IBU's are definitely noticeable, and as a huge hop-head, I really enjoyed this. Insanely drinkable, love the dryness. Fresh and juicy dry-hopped goodness.

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

12 fl oz. tall skinny can, with bottom of can reading "best before August 10, 2013". Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours a beautiful burnt sienna orange color with about one finger of doughy white head. Nice scattered lacing.

S - Peaches. Mango. Pineapple. Papaya. Light tropical fruit medley smells coming from the hops. Slight underlying booziness coming through from this beer's intense 9.10% abv.

T - Spicy bitterness packs a punch, as you would expect with a beer coming in at 103 IBU. Little bit of alcohol warmth, but finishes smooth, creamy, and fruity. Lots of intense hop bitterness, but finishes with a light tropical fruit cocktail sort of taste. Could have benefited from more balance with the malts perhaps.

M - Sticky, bitter, and yes, resinous mouthfeel. Smooth and light aftertaste, yet initially this beer is bitter and spicy.

Overall, a heavy-hitting, bitter, and intense imperial IPA from Sixpoint. Two of these tall skinny green cans will satisfy your hop fix and have you feeling pretty good too with a nice 9.10% abv. Probably a little too intense on the hops for my liking, but a decent DIPA, and one I am glad to have tried. Impressed with Sixpoint so far and can't wait to try more.

Sixpoint Resin ---4/5.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap served in a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy orange with a small white head. It's gone quickly but leaves nice lacing. Thin bit of foam sustains on the surface.

Smell - Sweet smelling more than anything. I hesitate to say that the hop aroma is resiny,but iit's accurate. Grapefruit backs it up. Hefty sweet malt.

Taste - Sweetness still at the forefront. More citrusy here, grapefruit. More of that pine resin flavor behind it, building to a string pine bitterness. Finishes with a heft of both bitterness and sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy. Medium heavy sweetness. Very bitter all the same.

Overall - Solid DIPA, but not among my favorites. Nice to see something this good regularly available in Florida though.

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Photo of cyclonece09
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz can into a snifter. Pours a orange yellow with a nice fluffy white head that leaves some nice lacing. Smells of floral hops with slight piney and earthy tones, very inviting. Tastes of piney and earthy hops with high malt body and slight soapy feel, probably from the resin. Medium bodied beer has higher carbonation than expected but still finishes very well. Overall, a very good beer.

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Photo of DocJitsu
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a mostly clear, classic golden color with an eggshell colored head that is just the right size. It's a nice looking beer. Smells like a piney pilsner. Doesn't drink like a pilser. Full, oily mouthfeel and pretty obrusive hop explosion. There's quite a bit of alcohol noted in the flavor too. I think it has pretty good balance despite the big hop presence. I like it.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Received in a very nice box today from JxExM.. Thanks a bunch Justin!! Best by July 9th, 2013... I would guess that is pretty damn fresh. Poured into my HotD goblet... 2 finger sorta yellowish head has great retention and lacing... the brew is hop-hazed orange.

Huge piney/grapefruit zest hoppiness is sorta muted by a seemingly IMO too big malt profile... plenty of pale malt and lesser toasty maltiness.

Bejeezus... bitter, but still pretty inviting... again big piney hoppiness with pithy grapefruit.. finish is sorta lingering floral hoppiness... There is still plenty of malt on the palate, but it is in the background and only helps carry the hops... Somehow this never really becomes a palate ripper, instead it is honestly pretty balanced.

Thicker than many DIPA's but a good carbonation asks for another sip.

Thanks again Justin, my tasting group has had these a few times, but I always wanted to give one a proper review.


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Photo of BDangerous
3.74/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Picked up this guy after (finally) seeing it on the shelf. Tall 12oz skinny Red Bull-like can, feel alittle self-conscious like I'm not "hip" enough to open it but I proceed and pour into a glass

Appearance- Nice 2 finger white head (slightly rough pour) with good retention and nice lacing on a hazy yellow-orange body...looks very intriguing

Smell- Sweet malts, citrus and a twinge of alcohol at the end, all accompanying an ever-present grass/pine...extremely inviting

Taste- Follows like the nose, strong caramel malt profile, abit of citrus, abit of alcohol but a strong piney bitterness that lingers (little too long for my liking)

Mouthfeel- Think it could benefit from a slightly more sticky sweet body but nevertheless smooth as hell and with alcohol well hidden (too hidden?? I just semi-succesfully tried to stand up after downing a few)

Overall- Very good brew but not great...lacks the balance and/or flavor to put it over the top but at $9.99 for a 4-pack very reasonable and certainly worth a try

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Photo of Wolfpack2005
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A-Golden yellow color with a faint haziness. Two finger head that leaves a nice cap.

S-Pine and earthy hop aroma with a slight spice.

T-Light malted flavor with a nicely balanced hop flavor. Nice sweet punch with the hoppy bitterness of pine and resin.

M-Medium body with moderate carbonation.

O-Solid double IPA, I like the subtle sweetness that helps balance the beer out. Very drinkable for 9.1%

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Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

5 months outside of the best by so I don’t know where that falls, but seems reasonable enough to drink.

Poured fairly aggressively into a Struise glass giving way to a big white head and a orange/coppery colored beer that is clear and has lots of carbonation going on.

You get the namesake deep dank and resinous piney hop smell but there is also some big sweeter orange fruit with orange, peach, cantaloupe, and grapefruit going on. Herbal, a little spicy, and a little biscuity as well.

The taste is wonderful. It follows the nose with a big resinous pine and sweeter fruit character of peach and orange. It gets herbally as well. Some crackery biscuit type of malt character. Interesting.

Drinks fairly smooth and the bitterness isn’t too great. This is an interesting DIPA.

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Photo of JMScowcroft
4.88/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Sixpoint - Resin - 12fl oz can

Look - Interesting 12oz skinny can, never seen that before. The brew pours a hazy light copper with a full, soapy head. Lacing abound. Minimal carbonation.

Smell - Quite the aroma, hop/malt fusion with a bitter bite to the nose, the hops smell quite sweet.

Taste - Full flavored hop wave with some malt and a piney/resin finish. The dry hops keep the very sweet malts they used in check but allows some of the sweetness through. Well done!

Mouthfeel - Remarkably smooth and drinkable for the ABV and in general, this brew is worthy of an award.

Overall - Another one of Sixpoint's amazing brews!

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Photo of puboflyons
4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From the nifty looking thin 12 fl. oz. can stamped: Best Before 07 Jun 2013. Sampled on February 23, 2013 so it is still in the recommended freshness range.

It pours a cloudy orange-copper with an outrageous 3 inch fluffy off-white head that settles some but generally sticks around.

The hop aromas are more laid back than I would expect from an Imperial Double IPA. But they are wonderfully earthy and floral with a citrus zing to boot.

The body is about medium with a slight astringency.

The 9% ABV is incredibly well integrated into the taste. It is not noticeable in the least. The hop bitterness is also mellower than I would expect and subtle. What I like about this beer is that it is drinkable but you don't realize how much alcohol you are putting away until the end.

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Photo of Greywulfken
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: into tulip glass, deep gold beer with a thick head of dense mousse, off-white in color, that left lots of lace down the glass

S: hoppy pines and resins over sweetr caramel-ish maltiness

T: bittersweet butterscotch malts and earthy, piney, and yes, resinous hops - nice bitter and hoppy tastes

M: smooth and creamy, some tingle from the bitterness and carbonation

O: a delicious DIPA, very smooth and satisfying

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Photo of Pinknuggets
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can to Lawson's sniffer

A: orange clean and clear looking completely translucent with a big tan to white head that is very fluffy looking. I have to say this is the cleanest DIPA i have seen including pliny.

S: Well there is definitely lots pine resin in there as that is the main smell, but there is some fresh hop smells in there too though it is not very powerful. There aren't many other smells, but there are hints of malt sweetness.

T: follows the nose there is some pine tar in this thing it is so sticky you can feel it for over a minute after you take just a small sip so that is pretty impressive however there are other elements to this beer, but before I go on this should be clear it the dominant flavor. There is other hop flavor in there in the background and there is some malt sweetness in the finish that does add some balance.

M: First of all this is crazy smooth and drinkable given its abv there is no alcohol taste or burn at all which is impressive at 9.1% not super hardcore but for drinkable it is it matters. The other aspects of the feel it is very crisp as well as and as I previously stated sticky as pine tar, but to go on it is still pretty thin and a light carbonation that adds to the feel.

O: I am pretty impressed with with this beer and I wasn't expecting that. I like the pine resin (if you don't disregard my review) but i didn't find it overwhelming and there are other tastes and feelings in this beer. Its not the best imperial ipa I've had but its a solid beer and if you can deal with the resin then this is a quality beer.

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Photo of zrbeer1579
4.54/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Slightly murky orange with golden hues with two finger dense head. Over time it went down to a film which lasted till the last drop.

Aroma: Strong pine with some citrus and floral. Some sweet malts.

Taste: Aggressively piney and resinous. Me likey! Little bit of grassy, floral and grapefruit/orange. Nice malty sweetness. Alcohol is just a slight detectable. Also, nice transition from sweet to bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Median light with carbonation just above median. Still smooth. Sticky. Bitterness is strong and lingers in the finish. There is a sappy and/or syrupy feel in the back of the mouth that hangs for a while. Finish is a touch dry as well.

Overall: Certainly lives up to its name. I like what Sixpoint is doing with this beer. A nice and radical change from the fruity Imperial IPA's. I know there are IIPA's with piney characteristic, but Resin is pretty good.

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Photo of rdilauro
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a beautiful golden apple color. Nice head, not over powering. The 102 IBU sure comes through at the first sniff of the aroma. Hops were strong and upfront, but was balanced so well.

The first taste filled my mouth with a outstanding crisp dry and full taste, full of citrus, grapefruit and pine.

The finish was just as nice as the start. And to me that is what makes any beverage stand out.

Cant wait for my second snip and then the second can and then on

One thing that really excited me about this beer is that is was so crisp. I would have expected a Double IPA to be somewhat softer, duller, etc.. But this was excitement from the first pull of the key ring


Third tasting of Resin. Each time it gets better and better. The head seems to be a bit larger and foamy this time. The color was an orange glow with an incredible hoppy aroma.
The taste is better and better.


Another tasting of RESIN.
I think the most amazing aspect of this beer is the aroma. It has such a distinct grassy, grapefruity, citrus bouquet that it separates itself from many other IPAs. I like to taste beers over and over to see if I have changed my impression of them. I know over time, there have been some that I lowered my reviews and some I've up'd them. But that is the beauty part of beer tasting


I recently did a horizontal tasting of some of my favorite IPA's Resin still shined, but honestly, so did the others and one or two of them, there were attributes about them that I liked even better than Resin

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

Poured can into tulip
A- pours orange with a single finger white fluffy head that laces and lingers
S- sweet pine, citrus, bready, um hops
T/M- sweet fruit up front, citrus mostly. Pine resin, biscuit, sweet malt that takes a backseat to the warm hops. Texture is right on
O- very drinkable and very good. This one is pretty unique, has some candy flavors to it and its not too bitter. My favorite six point by far.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a pint glass at The LoKal Burgers & Beer (Miami).

A- Pours a somewhat hazy medium amber with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains long and beautifully before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and spotty surface foam. Resilient, multi-patterned lacing adheres to the glass.

S- Burst of fresh piney hops with a decent amount of malt sweetness to balance.

T- The bitterness takes a second to sink its teeth in, but when it does, it bites down hard. It lingers quite a while also. Guessing the IBUs are somewhere around 100 on this one. The hops are more earthy and herbal with only a slight note of fruit. The malt sort of gets lost in all the all the alpha acid action which is fine.

M- Like I said, super bitey and a bit dry. Medium carbonation and a pretty standard body for the style.

O- Yep, this IPA is no joke when it comes to bitterness. Almost a chore to finish a pint. If you want a beer to scrape the enamel off your teeth, look no further.

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Photo of Neorebel
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a toasted, hazy amber hue into my tasting glass. The tall can it comes in reminds me of a 'Red Bull.' An initial frothy head recedes to barely a thin ring, but on the plus side there is a sticky mess of lacing down the glass. Great look. It's smells wonderful - mostly pineapple, grapefruit, cream & caramel. Fairly straightforward. The flavor exudes the 'resinous' variety of hops as the name suggests, but also a subtle caramel, candy-ness of the malts, and a certain earthy aspect I cannot quite put my finger on, but I like it. It's mouthfeel is medium, just coating the mouth thinly, with an alcohol heat that you notice before long. The beer is numbing on the back of your throat, leaving you wanting another pleasant sip. Overall, this is simultaneously sweet and bitter. A great east coast IPA. Well done Sixpoint, a brewery close to home.

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Photo of scootsmal
4.57/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I am really impressed with this beer. First off IPA's in cans are growing on me quicklike.

A: Pretty clear well filtered, little bubbles, bright white head and some lacing

S: Citrus and Hops all the away.

T: Fruity with a nice hope balance, would never know its 103 IBU

M: Sticky as expected from a beer called Resin, nice mouthfeel to it

O: This is a great beer. Could be very dangerous in multiples.

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Photo of dougfur
4.37/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I've had 4 or 5 of these now (not at once) and have to say that they're a bit inconsistent. I really feel like some cans had noticeable differences. Still, it's good beer. Great citrus-y aroma and nice taste. Like Heady Topper, it's got kind of a resiny feel to it, which is a bit too much sometimes, but overall, just a nice orange-y colored citrus-y DIPA. I like the 12 ounce cans too!

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Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
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