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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Photo of CharlieMurphy
3.02/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Dark ruby brown copper wait for it... resin.

S: Woah wtf?! bananas. Molasses, sweet belgian strong ale fruit flavors.

T: Light and modest with a clean presentation. Hoppiness is mild. Finishes again with the belgian yeast.

M: Slightly cloying, tongue bittering as well as dehydrating. Carbonation is low, and it can stand to be.

O: Interesting style, or hybrid rather. Could have done without.

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear copper color with some golden highlights. Small off-white colored head not much retention, spotty lacing.

S: Strong at first, but over time the aroma reduces a bit. Some citrus and a little bit of pine upfront with some caramel at the end.

T: More pine than citrus, very earthy hops. A good bit of caramel mixed in.

Medium bodied with slightly low carbonation, but smooth.

O: A decent DIPA, probably would pass in the future, but worth a shot.

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Photo of RoryOMoore
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of Tucquan
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2012-02-28 in Columbia, PA

A - Clear ruby-mahogany with a 1-finger off-white head with some alcohol legs and mild lacing.

S - Mango, overly ripe peach, pine, caramel malt, rising dark bread.

T - Blast of piney hop bitterness quickly followed by a rich, bready caramel malt. The ripe stone fruit, mango and pineapple flavors emerge only to be suffused with more pine. Lingering aftertastes include fruit and malt sweetness eventually overcome by grapefruit flesh, zest and pine.

M - Medium-heavy body and medium carbonation give a thick, sticky, prickly and wait for it . . . . resinous feel. Just a wonderful mouthfeel in my book.

O - I really enjoyed this brew. It reminds me of a cross between Sierra Nevada's Northern Hemisphere and Ghidorah/Beer Camp #29 DIPA. I'm a fan of the big pine, big bitter, big malt style and this brew does it well.

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Photo of uustal
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark copper with a huge, long lasting off-white head. Exceptional lacing. Aroma of fresh pine sap off the bat as you crack the can, secondary notes of grapefruit as well. Like almost all Sixpoint beers I've had, a very unique brew. Toasty and sweet biscuit notes to start before a total resin takeover. Big pine notes, not huge on the bitterness, but extremely resinous. Very dry and long lasting as well. Slightest touch of grapefruit hops mixed in at the dry sticky pine finish. Nice bite to this one and great highlight of the pine resin without the extreme bitterness that usually accompanies it.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.71/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to drabmuh for grabbing this can for me. Served in a SAVOR wine glass.

Pours a fairly-clear copper color with a nice off-white head and quite a bit of spotty lacing on the way down and a thin collar throughout. The nose has some piney and resinous hops to go along with some bready malt in the background.

The flavor hits first with a good dose of bitterness, followed by pine and a bit of citrus rind. Resin is right, though at the same time there's too much back malt both in body and a bit in the flavor. Some spice that almost seems rye-like lingers in the background in addition to the bitterness. Slight bit of warming alcohol followed by a fairly-dry finish.

Pretty good beer overall, though a bit too malty and not enough hop flavor or aroma for me. Instead, it focuses on bitterness. I'm all for that, but it works much better when combined with other hop qualities.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can gifted by drabmuh. Tick! Thanks Matt.

The beer is transparent and copper / amber colored with over an inch of thick, tan head. Excellent retention and copious lacing on the glass.

The aroma does indeed offer strong notes of resin, fresh hops, pine. Nice.

A dance of pine, fresh hops, and malty backbone. Pretty well balanced, with the 9.1% abv masked well. Lingering pine and bitter hops in the finish. The beer coats the palate, but still goes down easily. Overall, a solid beer that I would certainly have again.

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Photo of Stunner97
4.42/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- dark brown to amber in color with a thing lacing that stays across the beer long after poured, little to no carbonation to be seen

Smell- very nice piney and citrus y hop nose, very nice hop nose

Taste- good amount of sweetness level out by a very firm and long bitter finish, really nice balance and even though the hops are strong its not over done with the firm malt back bone really good stuff

Mouthfeel- full bodied with nice creamy slickness

Drinkability/overall- overall i did very much enjoy this beer and will be a future go to Double IPA for me, great balance and big flavor, first had on tap in the city and was just as good in the can, well worth seeking out very enjoyable from a brewery i am gaining appreciation for

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Photo of JTSbeerislife
4.47/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draft at the Fridge, Lancaster PA

Notes taken when served.

10 oz pours into a snifter at my request; otherwise you get one of those miserable narrow nondescript tulips that have somehow become the glass of choice everywhere.

Pours a 1/8” plus head which reduces fairly rapidly to a thin film.
Beautiful reddish amber color with nice sticky lace that clings to the side of the glass.

Huge aroma of piney hops and rich malt. The hops fade somewhat, allowing the rich malt to come forward, and then back come the piney hops. Great nose!

Crisp hoppy entry on the palate, followed by lingering bitter hops and rich malt. Great full mouth feel with excellent carbonation. A very well balanced ale. Delicious!

Very long finish of distinct piney hops, the hop oils stick to your mouth forever!

Delicious, superbly flavored, and incredibly drinkable DIPA. Malty in style but with plenty of distinct piney hops and crisp acidity to balance everything out.
Exceptionally drinkable and enjoyable ale, when your glass is empty you immediately want another one.
Very highly recommended!

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Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a super clear, dark brown with a loose looking, thin tan head. This is absolutely not what I expected to see when pouring. There is even nice lacing.
The nose is unfortunately all piney hops, but there is some sweetness form the malt and bite from the alcohol. The taste is no different except for a slightly more tropical fruit feel once it hits the palate. This fruitiness holds especially true when the beer warms a bit. The mouthfeel is relatively balanced (unexpected), although the aftertaste is a mouth-puckering bitterness. Huh, I guess you could call the mouthfeel slightly resiny?...
Overall this was a great deal and an outstanding way to spend $2.50.

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Photo of WeisGuy
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of JizackFH
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review #599

A – This beer pours a nice orange amber color that glows when held to the light. There are two fingers of off-white head resting on top. The head has good retention, and it leave some nice lace behind on the glass.

S – The nose has some good aromas of pine, citrus and grapefruit hops. There is a nice amount of toasted malts and caramel as well. There isn’t all that much to the nose, but I really enjoy it because it is simple and well done. It definitely makes you excited to taste it.

T – The taste follows what the nose indicated. It starts off with some toasted malt and caramel. Immediately after those flavors hit there is a nice citrusy, piney hop explosion. There is a little bit of fruitiness to it ,as well as just a touch of booziness. The finish leaves some lingering caramel, citrusy piney hop flavor, and bitterness behind on the palate.

M – This has a medium body and good carbonation. It goes down easy and has a nice smooth feel. There is some sweetness at the beginning of the drink, and then a nice hop bitterness comes into play. There is an oily hop resin feel to it, as well as a little bit of warmth in the finish. The feel overall is just really nice.

O – This has great drinkability. It goes down good and the flavor is really nice. Overall, I think it is an great beer and an excellent example of the style. There is a nice oily bitter feel, along with a nice citrus and pine hop flavor. It is just a really nice drinking experience. Sixpoint does it once again with this one, and I definitely recommend picking it up. I will be buying more of it.

A-4.5 S-4 T-4.5 M-4.5 O-4.5

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Photo of dogfishandi
3.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz "tall-boy" can, fridge temp., darkness snifter, best before 30JUL2012.

pours out a cloudy dark burnt orange, amber, red color with a nice finger and a half worth of off white/ very light tan colored head. creamy foam along with some big soapy bubbles. good head retention and some very nice looking sticky lace.

resinous citrus and pine are right on par with a slightly buttery, biscuity malt. a bit grassy and herbal at times and just the slightest bit of dank. as it warms, some alcohol is noticable and some of the hops are lost, replaced by a slightly sweet sticky malt.

this definatly has a resinous, hoppy, bitter feel to it, but it almost seems a little lacking in hop flavor. almost more malt flavor comes through. buttery, biscuity, sweet malt gets balanced by pine and citrus with a little leafy herbal, and very slight floral hop. just a little warming, no real taste of the alcohol.

goes down very smooth and has kind of a soft bitterness for a DIPA. there are definatly some resins at work that result in a nice sticky feel, but ive had many that were much more so. medium bodied.

i was really looking forward to this release as ive enjoyed most other sixpoint beers ive had, but this was a bit of a letdown, exspecially with all the other great examples of the style out there. prolly wont be buying more of this, but the rest of the four pack will be an easy kill. this almost comes off as an imperial english IPA with all the buttery, biscuity malt and slight leafy herbal hops. also, this doesnt have any of the usual signature phenolic yeast profile that is sixpoint.

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Photo of alexsergio
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of nh2032
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of tone77
3.38/5  rDev -18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark auburn color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of piney hops. Taste is dominated by hops, piney, some citrus, a touch of alcohol, considerable bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall, while not a bad beer, I felt it lacked balance and was to hop forward.

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Photo of splendidsplinter
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of ElGallo
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of maxk
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of jmerloni
4.55/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Woody orange coloration, translucent. Moderate, flat, lasting and evenly lacing head.

S - Smells like thick, coagulated hops. Smells a little gluey. Floral notes.

T - This beer takes it's hop profile in a weird, interesting direction! Very, very hoppy, but it's a very interesting journey from first contact to your tongue to full swallow. And it's very logical and progressive. I'm giving this a 5 for it's creativity. This is very interesting. It has an aspect to it that honey has.

M - Medium to full bodied. Chewier than most DIPA. Well-carbonated, well-hopped. Interesting.

D - This beer is kick ass. For all the DIPA's that taste so much the same, this one tastes a little bit different and it's better for it. I'll be getting this one again. Very creative, very visionary. Touche. I had never encountered Sixpoint until a few months ago and I've LOVED every offering from them. I can't talk them up enough. Also, the slender, taller Resin can is pretty sexy haha. The marketing definitely works on me.

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Photo of mjtiernan
3.91/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz skinny-keg poured into a stemmed tulip. Best before July 30, 2012.

A: Off-white two finger head. Body is a coppery ruby red with only a slight haze. Lacing is plentiful throughout.

S: Sweet candy hops! Pineapple, mango, and a smidgen of banana. Probably even more fruits that I can’t identify. I also smell the house Sixpoint yeast, which I’m mildly disappointed about. As the head fades the caramel malt notes and house yeast aroma become more noticeable.

T: Whoa! Not what I expected. This is loaded with brown sugar and light molasses flavors but without a ton of sweetness...thankfully. It totally reminds me of graham cracker crust. I sense that there is a good amount of bitterness (103 IBUs), but it’s completely held up by all the rich malt.

M: Body is medium, carb is medium-high. The richness of the flavor gives the perception that this has a more luxurious mouthfeel than other beers with similar viscosity and carbonation.

O: I like this, but not for any of the reasons that I thought I was going to coming into the review. I was not expecting such malt forwardness from a green can labeled “Resin”. My mouth was ready for Avery Maharaja but got ...well I don't even know. Somehow there were plenty of bittering hops and plenty of aromatic hops, but very little of the fruit from the nose carried through to the tongue. I wonder what this graham cracker would taste like blended with some Pumking...hmmm.

PS - Ok, I mixed them. A 1:1.5 ratio of Pumking to Resin is pretty good, but not mind blowing. Enjoy.

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Photo of Naugros
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Darker than most DIPAs, almost brown with amber at the edges. A lot of tiny bubbles make up the head which stands nicely for a while. Carbo is evident in the beer, which means it's pretty clear and the only reason I can't see through it is due to the darkness of the beer.

Citrus and pine in equal measures in the nose and something I didn't really expect, I can actually get the malts here...bready in nature.

All pine sap in the mouth to start with the sweetness of the malts kicking in during the middle, supplying an expanding envelope of grains, and then the hops pop that bubble and dominate the wash with pine with a slight tempering of grapefruit.

Honestly, with this name, I expected this to be a hop bomb that would torch my taste beds into submission and refuse to leave until I ate a raw onion or a whole carton of sour cream. It wasn't anything of the sort. Yes, there are a ton of hops in here, but there is also some balancing malts, which is not the usual for a DIPA. And the wash is mostly hops, but they don't go on forever.

I do find the can annoying though. Too tall and slender. Girly-like.

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Photo of GennyCreamAle
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of Bierguy5
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz skinny can, 9.1% abv. Darker amber color, cloudy. Nice off-white head holds very well, and finally releases some nice patches of lace.

Bright hop aroma releases from the glass. Spicy, resiny, pine and a faint citrus note. Big malt character to back up the hops in the nose.

Lots of cracker-like, caramel malt up front, but easy on the sweetness. Sharp bitterness in the form of piney, spicy and resiny notes. Bitterness lingers during the dry finish.

Great mouthfeel here, with softer carbonation. Some warmth from alcohol, but not overwhelming. A very well made beer.

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Photo of TheSupremeAJ
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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