Resin | Sixpoint Brewery

4,754 Ratings

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 BrewDan666
1.57/5  rDev -61.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

This beer is not what I expected being named Resin. Maybe it has to do with being shipped across the us from newyork to oregon. All I have to say is it smells alright pours a copper color all standard things from an india ale. But once it hit my pallet all i could think of is how much it tastes like they made some cheap malt liquor clone and dumped too many hops in the early stages of the boil. In any case i will never buy this again for 12 dollars a six pack its a complete rip off

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Photo of eastcoastdan
4.65/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a very enjoyable DIPA, with all the correct aromas and flavors. Lots of pine and a prolonged bitterness that is intense and pleasurable. A fairly thick body contributes to the enjoyment of drinking it.

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Photo of TPage3221
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Now this is "Mad Science" !!! This pours a nice gold/amber color with full-bodied head. It has a nice hop aroma with fruit to it. The taste is very pleasant in all areas of the mouth as well as feel from beginning to end... this rocks!!! I would put this up against a nice Belgium, but not quite Monk worthy...that would be tough. as for feel at 9.1 it is every bit of it. Smoooooth! Well worth a try.

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Photo of HardTarget
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Hazy golden glass holds a cover of white foam the leaves lacing.

Aroma: That's a lot of hops. Grassy, leafy, skunky, with a little sweetness coming through too.

Taste: Hops are mostly citric and have tons of flavor without getting particularly bitter. The base is malty sweetness and fully supports all the hop.

Mouthfeel: Medium heavy body, slightly sudsy texture, mostly clean finish.

Overall: Big beer, I like it.

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Photo of Strohm
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Didier
4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ejohnson654
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johnlatona
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Fairly clear amber colored brew with nice frothy off-white, two finger head. Smells hop resin. Tastes is hop piney resins through and through. Maybe a little critus, but the pine hop lupulin takes the cake here. Medium bodied, sticky, and bitter sap aftertaste. Yummo!

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Photo of Narthax
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dieselbrewer18
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful dark amber color, decent head, hops pack a punch in the front end but mellows out nicely due to high alcohol, most likely a generous amount of dextrose in the mix. Feel is definitely resenous as the hops coat your toungue on the way down. Great beer!!!

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

Photo of NonicPanic
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Samputnam14
4.46/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mbw314
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of D1noB
3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It has a bite to it, bitter bite up front followed by a, as the name says, resin'y post taste that sticks with you.

Taste Rating in Words: Have you ever tie-dyed a shirt you really liked and thought, maybe it will make it better; you pulled it out and it didn't. Now you are sad and depressed because it not only ruined your favorite shirt, but this new shirt will never get worn.

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Photo of HollandTunnels
4.54/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

This beer is underrated. Should be in the 95-96 range. Alcohol is masked excellently. Most drinkable 9.1 abv you're like to ever find.

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Photo of kojevergas
3/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I know I've reviewed this before; I just haven't typed up the review yet. Here're some brief impressions:

APPEARANCE: Pours your standard clear somewhat vibrant copper body with no yeast sediment or lees in sight. Head is off-white, offering plenty of frothy soft goodness and retaining surprisingly well for 9.10% ABV (this lasts a good 8+ minutes). Leaves light lacing on the sides of my nonic as it recedes.

AROMA: Titular pine resin is definitely there, hinting the brewers accomplished their aims. Floral as well. Suggests a simplistic ale with a bit of a bitter bite but fair balance, with pale malt sweetness wafting out of the glass and seeming to keep the hops in check to an extent.

No off-aromatics or overt booze. Aromatic intensity is above average.

TASTE & TEXTURE: Has a nice softness to it which works well with its medium body. The hop profile is far more classic than that of most New York-brewed (I)IPAs, hitting on straightforward pine, concomitant resins, and floral hop flavours...this feels typical of the IPAs brewed in the 2000s, focusing on a neat hop emphasis but keeping those hops in check with pale malt sweetness.

Not your typical crazy tropical fruit-forward juice-oriented unfiltered NYC (I)IPA - thank God. Discerning drinkers will likely find it simplistic for the style, but its balance alone makes it worthwhile and its hops don't lack pungency.

Coating, smooth, wet, unrefreshing, overcarbonated. Has some alcohol warmth that doesn't flatter it; I'd find an 8-8.50% ABV expression of the style far more drinkable. It's not boozy, but the ABV shouldn't be this noticeable.

Not sticky or syrupy, but it is pretty thick for an imperial IPA, feeling filling and heavy on the palate.

OVERALL: Heavy-hitting alcohol and a simplistic build hold this brew back, but those after a straightforward pine resin imperial IPA available at a decent price will find this serviceable. I wouldn't reach for this over better beers available for less money in the same market (Lagunitas, Troegs, Victory, and the like offer steep competition at very reasonable prices) but it's a refreshing change of pace from the hipster hop hopped unfiltered brews crowding the New York market.

I'll enjoy polishing off the sixer I got (which ran me $11 in NYC), but I couldn't recommend this to those in any but the most barren of markets in Sixpoint's distribution footprint. This style in particular has become very oversaturated as of late, and Sixpoint fails to offer enough of interest in Resin to warrant a second purchase or a recommendation to others. It's impressive they can brew this consistently at the scale they do, but it's not going to blow any discerning drinker's mind. This, to me, is by no means bad work, but when I think of a quintessentially *average* imperial IPA - a widely distributed expression of the style without any unique or special characteristics whatsoever - this is what pops into mind.

High C (3.00) / AVERAGE

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

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

Photo of Bruno74200
4.32/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L - Great look. A bit of hop oil in suspension but quite clear amber with a nice white head. Good lacing all along

S - Toffee and well... resin! I want to tell grapefruit but no, it's all about the pine in here

T - Good balance between the caramel malts, the estery yeast (pear?) and the resinous hops. It's also a bit woody, nutty and spicy. Some floral notes. Orange.

M - the thick mouthfeel goes well against the astringence of the beer. Semi-dry all along

O - Well, it's not a hop bomb but it does all you hope for in a dipa. And it drinks like a session ale. Watch out because after enjoying this as it was a pale ale, its 9.1% Abv hits your hard.
I could make this a go-to-beer

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Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
4.07 out of 5 based on 4,754 ratings.
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