Resin | Sixpoint Brewery

852 Reviews

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: "

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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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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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Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
4.07 out of 5 based on 4,657 ratings.
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