Resin | Sixpoint Brewery

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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 MFMB
4.7/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful deep orange with a huge tan head. The nose is of pine and slight grapefruit pith. Taste of pine wood,sap and very light citrus skin. A bit of sweet biscuty malt in there too but perfectly ballanced. Big sticky mouthfeel that coats your insides leaving you wanting another sip. Very smooth and not overly in your face for a 100+ IBU brew. This is one of my favorite beers to date. Cheers

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

On tap at Beertemple. Clear orange with a tall off-white head. Notes of orange, grapefruit, honey, light resin and dank cellar. Medium bodied with soft carbonation and a grapefruit bitter-sweet aftertaste.

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Photo of smanders
4.71/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a freshly-filled growler into a tulip glass.

Appearance - almost completely clear copper with creamy head that produced copious amounts of intricate lacing.

Smell - super fresh grass clippings and a citrusy-sweet follow through. Sweet biscuits, almost like Biscoff Speculoos cookies. I am getting thirsty!

Taste - there's those biscuits again followed quickly by almost tart fruit; wonderfully matched, and ultra-fresh. Almost tastes healthy!

Mouthfeel - low carbonation, bordering on light.

Overall - unfortunately a buddy of mine and I finished the 64 oz growler in a sitting. I would have loved to sip on this great example of the DIPA style again the next day. Fantastic fresh from the tap!

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Photo of Bouleboubier
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

(12 oz can, best by 15 Mar 2017 - purchased room temp off shelf... poured into Chouffe tulip)

L: crystal-clear, orange-amber liquid... brilliantly-clear, pretty juice, but a conversely sad foam stand - spots out rather swiftly to a thin, spitty film - nothing seems to be helping the suds to hold

S: fragrant orange and possibly grapefruit flesh plus an almost syrupy or candy-like berry scent in the back... some toasty, hard-cookie malt aroma pokes through at the bottom, but this is otherwise fruity-hop forward... rather potent, fragrant floral note lingers in the back of the palate up through the back of the nose after the first sip... herbal and tonic notes take precedence after first sip

T: that candy-ish quality stands out first on the palate, carried or complemented by a liqueur-like, soft booze... the finish is dry and lightly toasty with some sleek residual grassy/floral bitterness lingering, though I have my doubts that this is still clocking in at 103... sappy-piney hop flavor looms large in aftertaste over time, lingering malt sugars and spicy oils twinkle about... not much depth or breadth in flavor though - kind of a big, glob-y streak of a fire engine red and 1-2 threads of some bruised shades

F: definite resin slickness adding to the body up front though, all-in-all, it's relatively lithe... the back end is fantastically dry, with some thinly-fuzzy, velvety envelope glue dusting the front of the palate

O: probably something in which a fresh batch ought to be sought out... what sticks out most is the sharp back of the palate dryness and its raw resin-y rake across the tongue... it does drink a bit like an aged (hopped) single malt (minus 30-40% abv) - maybe something to revisit

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Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
4.44/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L-The beer pours a clear light amber. The head is a frothy 3 fingers of white foam. Lacing is good as the head recedes to a thin film.
S-The nose is a pleasant piny dankness of moderate intensity.
T-The taste follows the nose with pine followed with a pleasantly bitter finish.
M- Mouthfeel is slick and oily allowing the taste to linger on the tongue. Carbonation is fairly light after the original pour.
O- This is an excellent beer which will make it's way into my regular rotation as a counterpoint to all the citrus dominant DIPA's on the market. The beer is ridiculously drinkable at 9.1%. I wish I'd tried this sooner.

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

Enjoyed on tap. Pours clear gold with a chill haze and a foamy white head that leaves plenty of lace. The aroma is laden with pine and resin with underlying, slightly bready malt. Taste is loaded with pine, pine and some more pine. Chewy with a lingering bitter bite. A hint of fruit as it warms and a touch of dank. Mouthfeel is medium and sticky. Very good.

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Photo of thebeers
3.82/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear light orange color with two fingers of tan-tinted head that leaves some soapy-looking lacing. Muted aroma of grapefruit, pine and peaches, a little spiciness, and a little malt sweetness. Prickly, medium bodied mouthfeel. Light tasting, yet peppery, up front, with a nice mix of alcohol, sweet malt, light fruitiness and hop bitterness in the aftertaste. Not bad.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from the nice energy drink looking can in a snifter.
This beefy double IPA pours a clear golden amber with a
fantastic head of white foam that settles to a thick ring, thin layer,
and excellent lacing. Nose of heavy pine and heavy caramel malt
with citrus notes of grapefruit and lemon zest. Flavors exceed the nose
by volume with caramel sweet malts awash in pine and grapefruit notes
on all sides with a piney bitter lemon zest finish. Nice mouth feel,
medium high carbonation and lightly slick with malt with a
fantastic malt backbone in support. Overall an excellent DIPA.


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Photo of Spikester
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clear deep gold with some orange tinge. One finger of fluffy white head and rings of lace.
Smell is resinous hops with a touch of malt.
Taste is big resinous hops with a fair amount of malt backbone.
Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Finish is dry and bitter.
Overall a fine beer that everyone should have the opportunity to try.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.87/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. Can.
Amber gold color, fluffy, thick, lacy foam leaves sticky white clumps all over the glass.
A deep, floral, piney hop punch in the nose. Malty sweetness is abundant. Pineapple, citrus and spiciness hits hard. In a great way. Alcohol heat is also pretty obvious as well.
A dry, spicy yet intesnse hop flavor comes through with a smack! Big heat, good bitterness, very dry and earthy with pine and grains.
The feel is rather light with a big crisp bite, finishes very dry.
One of the earlier offerings in a can.

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

Can - 'Spoons in Banbury.
Hazy orange. Thin head.
Smell of tangerines, pine and rubber.
Resinous as expected with lightly toasted bread and marmalade.
Smooth despite the resin. Alcohol unnoticed.

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

Poured a copper orange color with a 2F head which was slow to resolve in a Spiegelau glass.

Aroma: resinous, earthy, some pine. I would liked a stronger aroma.

Earthy, piney taste, with a resinous, piney, spicy finish.

Excellent beer with an emphasis on resin and pine,less emphasis on the fruit character.

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Photo of NinerFan49
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Just when you think the Hoppy floral bitterness is going to dominate and overwhelm your pallet, the malty back bone joins the tango with the hoops and finishes the dance with a smooth snap and floral after taste.

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Photo of Jeffo
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this one in Buffalo this past summer.

From a can into a snifter
IBU: 103
SRM: 9.5

APPEARANCE: Pours a two finger, looser, foamy, off-white head with good retention. Clear safety orange in color with no carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a foamy cap and clings to the sides of the glass. A splotchy wisp remains until the end leaving decent lacing as the glass empties.

SMELL: Pale malts, caramel, honeydew melon and piney hop aromas on the nose. Some citrus and lemon character as well. Bold enough.

TASTE: Pale and caramel malt sweetness up front with some piney hop resin at the swallow. Boozy too. Big and lingering finish of sweet melon and caramel, piney notes, citrus and lemon flavor, plenty of hop bitterness and some alcohol as well.

PALATE: Medium body and carbonation. A touch foamy on the palate, goes down fine and finishes slightly dry. Some alcohol and bitterness lingers.

OVERALL: Really good stuff. Boozy and bitter, but lots of other stuff going on. Enjoy piney hop character and this one certainly delivers. A step above Bengali if you ask me, but I’m afraid Hi-Res might be a bridge too far, as this one was already bitter and boozy enough for the style. Good IPAs here and worth checking out if that’s your thing. Recommended.

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a Goose Island tulip. A rough pour produces an impressive crown of fine off-white foam over a clear, very light amber body of liquid. Typical IIPA nose with cedar, lemon, and grapefruit.

Medium-full body with a good, firm feel and a bitter flavor. A little toast and marmalade up front, then lots of grapefruit juice, lemon rind, and a faint honey sweetness. No booziness (unless it's the honey), but a good lingering finish.

Excellent IIPA that comes in a skinny can that makes you think you're drinking less than you are. They also take up less space in that infernal middle shelf of the fridge that not much fits in except for Subway leftovers and stubby Founders bottles. This beer is a hoppy treat that is easily found.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.6/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Resin brewed by Sixpoint Brewery, with an ABV of 9.10 % This brew pours out a deep golden amber color with a nice thick white head. I really like the color of this brew. The small of Resin is rich with hops, grins and malts. You also pick up a mild sweetness in the smell of this brew. This brew has the look and smell of most IPA's on the Market, not saying that is a bad thing. Now for the taste, it is bold with flavors, first you pick up on the hops. Then you pick up on the grain and malts. There is also a nice sweetness at the end of this brew. The finish of Resin is nice , smooth and sweet. There is a lot going on in Resin. Resin has a real super nice balance to it, there is nothing overpowering about this brew. I can't get over how smooth this brew is a d how smooth this brew goes down. It is really hard to pick up on the 9.10% in this brew. The mouthfeel of Resin is Bold Rich, Smooth Hoppy, and refreshing. This is a nice drinking IPA. Overall I'm giving Resin brewed by Sixpoint a Brewery a 4.75 out of 5. I would buy this brew again. Sixpoint Brewery, did a super nice job with this brew right here.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aroma has caramel malt, bittersweet orange and resiny/earthy notes. Taste starts with intense, resiny, bitter hops upfront. Medium body and bitterness. Not bad at all but a bit one noted.

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Photo of Reema
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving type: 12 oz skinny can into a pint glass

Pours an orange gold color with the slightest of haze. Smell is of definite pine resin, slight melon, a smaller amount of grapefruit, along with a subtle caramel. Taste reflects the smell. Initial pine resin and grapefruit flavors lead into a pleasant bitterness that coalesce into a caramel and melony aftertaste. Feel is slickly, slightly oily, which fits the heavier flavors. Overall this is a pretty good DIPA but I feel as though there are much better DIPA options here in Southern California.

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Photo of cwalter
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer has a medium golden color with very slight hues of amber.The aroma is a burst of juicy grapefruit, nectarine, tropical fruits along with a very dank cannibus quality. Heavy mouthfeel that coats (nearly smothers) the tongue. At the first sip, you realize that the inviting tropical fruits that welcomed you in the aroma has been replaced by a hop bomb that barrages your taste buds. Mid sip the grapefruit and succulent nectarine flavors come back into play only again to be washed away by more resinous and bitter hops in the back end. Luckily the bitterness is very well balanced by a rich caramel malt base. Very good Imperial IPA.

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Photo of TechNBrews
4.89/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

SixPoint Resin is the best beer I have ever purchased at a convenient store. By far it's as good as you can get at 9% ABV 16oz at your local pub. It's bitter, sour, and leaves a bit of a grapefruit after taste. If you love Hoppy, IPA's you can't go wrong with this Resin.


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Photo of Korbynlehr
4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer is high octane, high in aroma and high in flavor. The flavor hints of apricots on steroids. I love it and it loves me!

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Photo of dsa7783
4.52/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Can copped at Total Wine and More. Very dank, resinous and piney flavor and taste, as the name would indicate. Sixpoint does very well with this one. Dangerously drinkable despite the hefty ABV. An excellent rendition of the style. Highly recommended.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Clear half-dinner glass?
From: Whole Foods in Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Price: $13.99 for a 6-pack
Purchased: July 30, 2016
Consumed: July 31, 2016
Reviewed as: American IPA
Misc.: Best by Dec. 8, 2016 at 1:42 a.m. ET

Good to see Sixpoint finally making its way out to California. Saw this (really Sixpoint) for the first time at a Whole Foods in Manhattan Beach and had to grab it. Initially thought I had tried it before, but it was Hi-Res. This will be my fourth Sixpoint review and all have been fairly solid. Game Hi-Res a 4.36, so expecting this one to be in the same ballpark.

Poured a light amber clear color with 1-to-2 fingers of frothy white head. Just a few bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Decent spotty lacing. Decent retention. (Sight - 3.50)

Smelled sticky candied sugar, herbal hops, light menthol, sticky resin, sugary caramel, pine, mowed minty grass and citrus zest. Really remembering Hi-Res and Bengali with this nose. Not sure of the hops. (Smell - 4.00)

Taste followed the nose for the most part. Much boozier. Still that Sixpoint feel (Bengali and Hi-Res), getting herbal hops, light menthol, sugary caramel, sticky pine, rather dank resin, fresh-cut grass, leafy mint and hops (I’m struggling still, but thinking dry Cascade. Many more, but can’t put my finger on them). Kind of getting a poor man’s Lagunitas Sucks. (Taste - 4.00)

Light body. Sticky texture. Average carbonation. Bitter finish. Grew on me as it went down. (Feel - 4.25)

This was a pretty good DIPA overall, but nowhere as good as Hi-Res in my opinion. Would have it again (and will with my other five) though. May have overrated this just a smidgen (Overall - 4.00)

4.00 | 90 | A-

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

12oz can: This one pours a cloudy, slightly orangish color. There was a huge head that dropped off rather quickly and left some lacing. The aroma is good. Tropical fruit and pine notes. Some maltiness coming thru also. The taste is good. Some bitterness and sweetness at the same time. Malts, pine and some tropical fruits. A good brew.

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Photo of crisis1290
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Six Point Resin.. Not much more that one can say about this beer that has not been said in the past. This is an amazing tasting treat. A very nice copper hue with a seriously huge head on the our. The taste is simple amazing. There is very little doubt that hops is the main attraction . A very juicy , piney citrusy flavor and for how hop forward this beer is, it is not over powering. This DIPA , is now one of my all time faves. The 9.10% can and will sneak up on you bc it is very well hidden. One of the smoothest DIPAs I have ever tasted and for that, I give it a very high score. Job well done Six Point !

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Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
4.07 out of 5 based on 4,692 ratings.
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