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Resin | Sixpoint Brewery

812 Reviews

Brewed by:
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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4neeh3ziWw "

Added by Jason on 01-10-2012

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

Poured from a 12 oz can into a snifter. Pours a deep hazy orange with a 2 finger head, slight lacing. Smells of pink grapefruit and pine. The nose is fantastic.

This beer is so good. Opens with big pink grapefruit, bitterness is held in check by the malt backbone. This one never gets sweet, the hop remains forward throughout. Finish is just like the start, big, boozy, hop forward. I love it.

Carbonation is spot on. Mouthfeel is bubbly, never sticky. Overall this may be my favorite go to DIPA. For the price it really doesn't get better than this for me. This beer made me repent of my not liking can beers. Thank you Six Point, you just keep doin what you're doin there guy.

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Photo of jman005
4.6/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Sixpoint Resin Double IPA served in a pint glass.

Appearance - A beautiful peaking white head atop a gleaming orange-amber hue..almost caramel in color. A very nice looking beer. As you drink webbed lacing cascades down the glass.

Smell - This brew didn't have the nose and aroma I expect of a DIPA like this. It still has an herbal sappy aroma that was nice, while I desire much more here.

Taste - This is the part of this DIPA that really blew me away, the outrageous hop flavor that explodes in my mouth as I sip this beauty. The name of this brew, resin, really fits the hoppy mouth watering flavor here.

Mouthfeel - The resin also supports the mouthfeel on this one. An almost sticky body the envelopes your entire mouth. A lingering bed of hop flavor once again.

Overall I would say this is one of my favorite beers, being a big IPA fan. I also like the price on the Resin. 8.99 for a 4-pack of 12 oz cans. 9.1 abv

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

12 oz tall can, poured into glass. Golden, and mostly clear. Thick beady head quickly dissipated. Sweet piney aroma with hints of malt and alcohol. A burst of bitterness up front, followed by piney hops, leaving warming alcohol and a bit of toasted. The alcohol is more prominent as the beer warms, which adds to the beers complexness. A very good imperial ipa- not just a overload of hops, the malt characteristics pair well with the piney hops.

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Photo of KickbacksSteve
2.94/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a snifter. Off-white head, moderate to low retention, on a copper body with some haziness. Lacing is clear and quick to slide away. Aroma includes peach and persimmon with some apricot and some malt sweetness in the background. Taste includes some caramel sweetness and some hop bitterness but far from the amount expected, given the name and style. I actually checked the date of the keg to make sure it was fresh and it is from 12/2012. No issues there. My nose and palate seem to be working correctly, so I suppose that the beer is just a bit lacking in the "resin" department. Kind of disappointing on almost every level.

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

Beautiful Amber color with a thick and fluffy head with good retention.
Delicious tropical aroma with resin, hints of grapefruit, passion fruit, peaches, pineapple, simply a fruit salad.
Very fruity and intense taste, but also strong on the malt with a resiny, piney, citric hoppy kick.
Aftertaste is quite dry and bitter, resiny, lingering mostly the piney hops.
Full body with good carbonation with tiny bubbles. Alcohol of 9.1% was a master of disguise here.
I had it before, but never had the opportunity to rate it, and even without the first surprise it felt even better. Excellent beer making extremes to balance. Not a beer for the ones who like Adjunct lagers with low mediocre hops that needs to be drunk stupidly cold not to feel the taste (or off-tastes) of it.

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Photo of ckollias
3.71/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed this beer on tap at Old Line Bistro in Greenbelt, MD out of an 8 oz pint glass.

A: Pours a clear amber hue with a 3-finger fizzy head that quickly dissipates into a wispy glass.

S: Piney hops and dark caramel aromas come through on the nose.

T: Sweet caramel with some pine hops mixed in. Alcohol present but masked by the malt.

M: Heavy body and medium carbonation.

O: Decent imperial IPA – needed more hops in my opinion – came through too much on the malty side.

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Photo of plaid75
3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy copper hue with a two finger frothy white head. There was very good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a resinous piney hop coupled with an earthy caramel.

The taste was obviously driven by the abundance of balmy piney hops. A full caramel malt tempered the flavor a bit.

The mouthfeel was full with a lingering bitterness.

Overall a tasty DIPA with a uprising attempt at balance.

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Photo of schlimenhaumer
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from the slender green 12 fl oz can into an Ommegang tulip at low altitude in NY.

A: Pours a substantial creamy head with a nearly opaque honey-colored body. The head has great retention considering the ABV and leaves a lot of lacing on the glass. Overall, it's a good-looking beer.

S: Resin is a good descriptor. Piney hops character dominates, with subtle caramel malt character and a bit of alcohol in the background.

T: Piney hop notes up front give way to a sweet malt body. The finish is bitter, but not overpowering. Surprisingly well-balanced considering the hop character and 103 IBUs listed on the label. Some alcohol comes through on the finish as it warms.

M: Full-bodied and well-carbonated, with a slightly syrupy feel. Fits the flavor profile well.

O: Another solid offering from Sixpoint. IF you're looking for a double IPA with a piney hop profile, this is a good option.

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Photo of element75
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Nice golden color with a tinge of amber

S: Very floral, citrusy. All hops.

T: The citrus of the hops hits you right away, some maltiness takes over in the middle, and then it finishes with a lingering bitterness.

M: Medium bodied, average carbonation

O: If you love hoppy flavor you will enjoy this beer. I would have liked a little more balance to the hops, but overall I liked the beer a lot.

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Photo of Wishdiak
3.65/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours golden yellow, with rising carbonation,a foamy inch thick head, and good lacing.
S: Hoppy with citrus tones, mostly grapefruit.
T: Bitter, malty, hoppy. Grapefruit flavor more muted than expected.
M: Medium body, medium carbonation. A little sticky.
O: This was recommended as the next best thing to Heady Topper. Having had better tasting DIPA's recently, I hope that this is not true.

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

The beer pours with some white head and good retention. The head has a fairly creamy texture to it. The beer itself is a nice and clear deep amber.

A strong and bitter hop smell with a caramel malt backbone but the hops seem to dominate the nose. The hop smell has a very strong pine note to it and the malts balance it a little and give the beer a bit more character.

The first taste are a strong and bitter hop note with a very present caramel malt backbone that shows up towards the end of the drink. The hop note is extremely pine and at times is grassy. The malt note is more caramel but has a little bread taste as well. The beer leaves a strong hop aftertaste.

Medium bodied but feels lighter due to the large amount of carbonation. Biting carbonation.

A brilliant beer and worth every penny. My only gripe is that the beer sells out quickly and takes a while to get restocked.

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Photo of stangski83
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smells like opening a pack of hops on homebrew day. The alcohol is well-disguised and this is a very tasty 2xIPA. Odd due to the "Red Bull" can that it's packaged in, but this brew should definitely not be avoided. My local bottle shop was clearancing these 4 packs for 6.99 and should be ashamed of themselves. Educate the local drinkers instead of scratching your heads. This stuff is amazing...but, I will drink it and laugh at the locals for their sad ignorance of brilliance.

Kinda feel the same way with my homebrew. Go figure.

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Photo of zeledonia
3.61/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Box says best before 7 June 2013. Can 1 of the 4-pack. Never seen a beer can like this; looks like Red Bull.

Pours a medium golden color, quite clear. A fair amount of visible carbonation. One finger of foamy off-white head. Good retention and fantastic lacing.

Smell is ambiguously hoppy, with a really strong malt base. Piney and earthy. Big slightly sweet malt base; definitely a malt-heavy IPA.

Taste is also ambiguously hoppy, heavy on the bitter and heavy on the malts. Sweeter than average, with a really strong malt presence that dominates the flavor. Then the bitter comes on big, but doesn't bring much more with it.

Medium-bodied, a little heavier than the average DIPA, with that great sticky feel. Medium-low carbonation, just fine.

This is a fine DIPA, but nothing special. Heavy on the hops, but it really needs more in the nose in order to shine. Balance is pretty good, but there's nothing notable about it. Lots of bitter, lots of sweet buoyant malts, but no flavor that I can really latch onto.

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Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - orangish copper with a thin, white head

S - pine, citrus, cake batter, bread

T - bread, yeast, pine, citrus, alcohol

M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This was a nice beer with a very nice, sweet malt character that I'm a sucker for as well as a potent, intense hop character. I enjoyed this one. The alcohol was a tad over the top at times, but it didn't really detract from the flavor or the drinkability. It's definitely worth a try.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Lookie what Sixpoint is up to, now that I have departed Brooklyn. Love the cans, of course.

My evening's beer-ings have been so dismal I was really wanting to end things on a higher note; so I went to this.

Resin is an appropriate name for this. Definitely has that syrupy piney thing going on. Kind of one dimensional, but it's nice. Good body and character. I can deal with this well over all the other mediocre crap of the night.

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Photo of sevenarts
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Somewhat cloudy golden orange. Big fluffy off-white head with really good, sticky lacing left behind. Looks very good.

S: Citrusy, grapefruit hops, fairly strong and bittersweet. Some underlying grassy notes as well, and maybe a hint of malty sweetness somewhere in there, hiding beneath that great hop presence.

T/M: As with the nose, this is pure hoppy goodness. Strong, bitter pine notes hit right away, mingling with floral and citrus flavors. The bitter aftertaste coats the palette and lingers long after each sip. There's a mild soapiness that detracts slightly from the otherwise delicious flavors. The mouthfeel is amazing, too, very creamy at first and then dry and prickly on the way down.

O: A very good DIPA that unfortunately hits just a few wrong notes in its flavor profile that prevents it from being truly world-class. Still quite good and drinkable, just not the total home run it might be with just a couple of minor tweaks to the taste.

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Photo of beer2day
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy copper-orange pour with 1 finger of off-white head. No retention and some light, faint lace rings.

The aroma rises up from the glass as you pour the beer. Impressive. Hits a full 2 feet away. Bread malt, hibiscus, orange peel, light apricot all combine well. I like it.

A little bready up front, but gives way to a nice fruit hop finish. Hop oil definitely plays a part. Floral hops make their presence known mid-palate. Taste doesn't quite live up to the nose, but still quite good.

Feel is oily and slick. A bit on the heavy side, but I think they hit their mark.

A very nice DIPA. Worth seeking out.

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Photo of SkeeterBoganski
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can to pint

A - straw yellow; serious soapy foam head; consistent lacing

S - lightly floral; citrus and oranges; a bit of grapefruit

T - hop forward; light in grapefruit flavor; a bit of anise; significant pine flavor

M - this beer is really mild on the tongue; great balance; not a heavy booze taste at all

O - this is a pretty awesome IPA with the right amount of sticky hop sweetness and abv that's hard to notice.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a 10 oz snifter

Appearance – The beer is served a hazy yellow-orange amber color with a one finger white head that fades very quickly. Upon fading it leaves a decent level of lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is heavy of a grapefruit and light earthy hop aroma. Mixed with these are other sweet tropical fruit aromas as well as a light bready aroma.

Taste – The taste begins with flavors of a bready flavor mixed with a good abundance of some grapefruit hop. The grapefruit hop remains strong throughout the taste with it collimating at the end. After the initial taste some sweeter tropical fruit flavors of a tangerine and orange nature come to the tongue. Some notes of a caramel nature also enter the taste as it moves on which in the middle and toward the end sweeten the brew quite a bit. In the end with the upsurge of more grapefruit and a lighter bitter earthy flavor end up bringing a nice bitter-sweet hop flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The thickness of the brew is on the slightly creamier side with a carbonation level that is a bit on the higher side. While normally I like a lower carbonation on a double IPA this on brew it is suited rather nicely by the higher carbonation as it is good for the sweeter body and the hop flavor blend of grapefruit and light earthy tastes.

Overall – A pretty tasty double overall. A bit on the sweeter side but with a good balance of hop flavors.

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Photo of nelson4
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Apperance - Some slight hazing, but overall very nice color. Nice golden straw color.

Smell - A little too malty and sweet for an IPA.

Taste - A huge win. This beer has some great bitterness and nice mouthfeel. Nice sweetness balances the bitterness. This is a great tasting beer.

Mouthfeel - Nice balance. Not sticky like some double IPA's. Good carbonation flows right into a nice dry finish. Great taste.

Overall - I think this is a great double IPA. It could definitely get better in the color and aroma category, but i feel these two areas don't detract from my overall impression of this beer. The bitterness is just slightly overpowering at the end, but again I think it fits the style at the high end.

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Photo of brewcrew76
3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Hazy amber with a thick white head and lots of bubbly, patchy lacing.

S - Piney, herbal hops with plenty of bready, sweet malt to balance.

T - Citrus and resiny hops followed by a big candied citrus, orange peel flavor. This one is fairly sweet with candied hop flavors.

M - Medium body, low carbonation, sticky, a bit sweet and oily.

D - I like the hop flavor but needs a touch more bitterness to balance the sweetness.

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Photo of elgiacomo
3.69/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz can, best by March 5, 2013. Served around 45F.

Pours quite hazy orange amber with a three finger white head that leaves tons of clumpy sticky drippy webs and rings of lacing and holds a small cap. Beautiful.

Aroma is some citrus hops, orange, grapefruit also very herbal, resinous and pungent, even a bit funky, some caramel malt as well. Good, but not great strength.

Flavor is orange marmalade, grapefruit, resinous hops, a little touch of some weird funky character, caramel malt, candy, mild sweetness, good bitterness. Some alcohol on the finish as well.

Mouthfeel is medium-plus bodied, sticky, good carbonation.

Pretty good, very hoppy, quite intense. The slight underlying funkiness keeps it from being great, though.

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Photo of coldriver
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can pours a medium amber with fluffy white head and ample lacing. Yeah, the aroma reminds me of resin with lemon, apricot, and alcohol. Taste is nice and bitter pine and citrus, a bit oversweet on the malt backing though. Alcohol is well hidden. Mouthfeel seems a bit flat - would appreciate a little more carbonation. On the other hand, the tongue-coating thickness of this beautifully bittered imperial is fanstastic. Aftertaste is puckering. I really wanted to like this more - I love resinous beers (Green Flash!) so I imagined a beer called "Resin" to be near perfect. But this one has crossed a bit over the line into surgary territory

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Photo of sarajayne
4.68/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is one of the best imperial IPA’s I’ve had. I purchased it at Boscy’s in Saugus, MA. These do come in cans (4 pack for $10). Poured into a glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden orange color.

Scent: Wonderful & so fruity! Apricot, citrus, & pine.

Taste: Resin is everything that has made me grow to love and appreciate hoppy beers. Bitter yet fruity-balanced at the same time. It is very crisp and surprisingly not a strong alcohol taste even with an ABV of 9.1%. The bitterness does last through a majority of the taste, but it ends on a sweet apricot note.

Mouth feel: Medium body with average carbonation

Overall: This is one of the best imperial IPA's I've ever had!

collage girls drink GOOD beer:

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Photo of Jimmys
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz (awesome looking) can. best before MAR 09 2013.

A: a hazy orange brew. head is frothy and well retented, lacing is beautiful.

S: pine. bitter orange peel. minor vanilla. little bit of creamsicle. very smooth aroma.

T: bitter and super sticky. the hop resins stick to the tongue and sides of mouth. pine and tart fruit. a little green, perhaps even a touch vegetable.

M: the carb is subtle and the body is full. solid.

D: a very well-made DIPA. great flavors, full body, hoppy nose. everything one would want. not a blow-a-way, but still very tasty and a good example of a DIPA.

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Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 812 ratings.
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