Resin | Sixpoint Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States
sixpoint.com

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 "

Added by Jason on 01-10-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4,755
Reviews:
876
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
10.32%
 
 
Wants:
273
Gots:
1,237
For Trade:
11
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Photo of DevWand
3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of coopdog1000
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of twiens77
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This DIPA is one that I wish I could regularly get here in Canada. Got a six pack in Texas and have been slow to enjoy each one. Just had a local Saison so the time was right. Six point nailed this for me. Right balance of hoppy goodness and booze.

February update - last one ... sad day! Rating updated with added sentiment.

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Photo of Cfred371
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

The beer says its best by June 2016, so it's like three months old. I let the beer warm 15-20 minutes to open up the aromas.

Look: the beer pours a nice light amber, off white head, and has some carbonation bubbles. There's maybe a little alcohol legs as well.

Smell: I get pine initially. After a swirl, the dank hops come about followed by some subtle pine. This smells as advertised.

Taste: the pine and resinous hops really shine in this beer. I get the resin throughout the beer and the line more at the beginning.

Feel: the beer is medium bodied, with a slightly dry finish. The bitterness does linger slightly.

Overall: this is a solid IPA, and fits the descriptor. It tastes a little like I just smoked some bud.

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Photo of TheBrewmaster85
4.64/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of ccharp14
4.56/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of sprager
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopstout
4.79/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of John_M
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the bier stein the other day.

The beer certainly looks impressive, as it pours a striking peachy amber color with very good head retention and lacing (it really looks for all the world like a fresh glass of PtE). The nose is a bit unusual, but still pretty attractive. I really don't pick up much citrus, but there's some nice tropical fruit, light pine, white pepper and maybe a hint of dank earth. The flavor profile is more of the same, with the beer starting off fairly sweet and malty on the palate, but quickly drying out on the fairly bitter finish. There seemed to be some underlying spice as well that was nice, but the alcohol was a bit more noticeable than I expected or wanted, leading to a fairly hot finish. Frankly, a bit more citrus flavor and citrus would help this beer considerably, and probably would mask some of the heat on the finish. Mouthfeel seemed to be medium bodied and fairly full for a DIPA, with a decent amount of bitterness on the finish. Drinkability was OK, but frankly, one .25 liter pour was sufficient for me (was not tempted to get a second glass).

A decent DIPA, but my overall impression is that stylistically, this is just not a DIPA that's my cup of tea. Will likely not seek this one out again.

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Photo of gustavmahler-09
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TX_farmboy
4.96/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This beer is an outstanding India Pale Ale! The smell is distinctly hoppy, and the taste is incredibly smooth, especially considering the very high IBU rating.

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Photo of Raziel313
3.86/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of djchrismac
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NWHopinator
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.48/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Darker than expected color, this one came in dark gold on its lightest day, almost amber appearance, solidly carbonated, 1/2" head. Aroma dropped too much caramel and malt, the hop aroma was just underwhelming.

Heavy crystal malt, caramel, hop edge isn't really there, drinks equal parts like an American barleywine given the higher than expected malt existence and lower than expected hop contributions. Its a big sticky beer, but with a name like Resin, it gets your expectations working.

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

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

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

Photo of npachl
4.26/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Machoo
4.32/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerdsley419
4.62/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mikal1183
3.69/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
4.07 out of 5 based on 4,755 ratings.
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