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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
Ranking:
#1,739
Reviews:
885
Ratings:
4,801
pDev:
10.19%
Bros Score:
4.08
 
 
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278
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce can into tulip glass, best before 12/22/2015. Pours fairly crystal clear deep orange/amber color with a 2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, honey, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, honey, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon/orange peel, pine, caramel, honey, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice robustness, complexity, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; with a great bitter/sweet balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, resinous/sticky, and lightly creamy mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an excellent DIPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; and very smooth to drink for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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Slim, 12 oz. cans poured into a snifter/lager glass. The first tasting in June 2014 involved a can with a BB date on bottom of the can: 23 Aug. 2014. The 2nd, in Sept. 2015, with a very fresh can with a BB date of March 2016. The review is mainly based on the fresher sample.

A - Pours with one and a half fingers of off-white creamy head over a copper-colored body. The head soon settles to thinner but durable full top coat and leaves nice, sticky lacing.

Aroma: Pungent piney, herbal and fruity hops with some faint oniony/spicy notes in the background.

Flavor: As expected ("Resin"), plenty of piney/resinous hops but remarkably little grapefruit until the aftertaste. Surprisingly sweet and bready up front, but quickly turns fruity, herbal and moderately bitter. Nice lingering hops aftertaste with citrus and herbal notes and even remnants of the malt load.

M - Medium body, moderately high but admirably soft carbonation.

O: a powerful DIPA without overly high bitterness and with good mouthfeel. Highly recommended for hop heads, particularly those fond of resinous hop notes.

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A: Pours a clear dark amber with a two finger light tan head and no visible carbonation. The head reduces to a thin layer of bubbles along the edge of the glass after a couple of minutes. Tones of lacing.

S: Definitely get aromas of pine hops followed by biscuit malts and caramel malts. Just the slightest hints of citrus/grapefruit hops.

T: The flavors are malty upfront followed by the pine and citrus and with a nice lasting bitterness.

M: Medium to full bodied with just shy of medium amounts of carbonation and a slight stickiness.

O: Love the fact that the can is like the large Red Bull can - something a little different than the normal can forma factor. Nice complexity in the smell and taste of the beer - not overly bitter so pretty easy to drink. Perfectly named with the piney aromas/flavors and the sticky mouthfeel.

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Interesting tall boy slim can.

Pours a fizzy almost 1 finger off white head that fades semi slowly with bits of lacing, a hazy auburn mahogany colored beer.

Nose brings lots of resinous hops, as it promises, musty fresh light resin, light candied orange peel, citrus, hint of tangerine, a sweet caramel malt base, and hint of booze.

Taste starts with more resinous hops, a bit musty, hint of pine and orange peel, very light citrus and tangerine, fairly bitter. Then malts wash in, light caramel reddish toasty malts, with a light booze, and candy flavors. It has that candied orange peel with the resinous hops. It might be borderline astringent if the big sweet malts to back it up weren't there. Finish is drier but still a bit sweet, quite bitter, lingering resinous hops, slight almost astringent, and a bit of citrus lingering.

Mouth is med to a bit fuller bodied, decent carb some warming booze.

Overall it delivers what it promises, but not quite drinkable as it's so bitter, resinous, sweet, and a bit boozy. Nice flavors though, and typical well done IPA from Sixpoint.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light amber color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains grassy hops, fruity citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with sweet flavors of citrus and caramel that are followed by a strong piney hops bitterness. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

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Poured from the can into a nonic a clear copper color with a rather thin head that was gone quickly with only a trace of lace left behind.Sticky resinious hops like the name suggests dominates the nose along with some sweet alcohol and a hint of brown sugar.There is a definint hit of hops on the palate but they dont hit hard they seem to roll across the palate wich isn't bad but it's not full on like expected,mild caramel and more assertive alcohol sweetness creeps.The sweetness isn't to big like to many of the style but the hops could pack a little more puch,I love Sixpoint but this I only kinda liked.

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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.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with one and a half fingers of white foam on top of a perfectly clear, copper colored body. The. Head settles at a modate pace and leaves nice, sticky lace.

S - Pungent, pine hops with some oniony spicy notes and toffee in the background.

T - Sicy hops and sweet, bready malt up front. Sweaty hops with more sweet malt in the middle and a finish of orange, grapefruit and toffee malts with moderate bitterness.

M - Medium body, moderately high carbonation, and a somewhat sweet finish.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz can into a tulip glass.

Pours a crystal clear coppery ruby, with 2 ½ fingers of foamy off-white head. This settles down into a frothy ½ finger that just drenches the sides of the glass with creamy spotty lacing. The aroma smells of pine, with leafy tones, spice, and dank tropical fruit. Light caramel and bread sit with some heft along the back. This seems to need a bit more airiness to it from the hops to help float those flavors around a bit more in the nostrils. As this stands now, things just sit heavy in the nose with piney and sticky warmth.

The taste shows the sweetness up front, with notes of caramel, ripe fruit, and toasted bread, which is all wrapped up in a herbal feel that spreads out across the palate. More assertive hop flavors include a little grapefruit and pine up front but this ends with a fierce finish of resins, spice, and a raw bitterness that sticks hard. The mouthfeel is medium to fuller bodied, with some crispness on the edges and then more of a slick chewiness that spreads out across the back. I’m unfortunately getting a bit too much alcohol out of this as well and while it’s not stinging, it does accentuate all of that aggressive hop character to an uncomfortable degree at times.

I didn’t really care for this. It’s balanced enough up front but get’s way too pushy with the hops in the backend of the profile, which ultimately leaves this warm, sticky, and bitter with an overall feel that just sits a little too heavy in the nose and mouth. This is yet another disappointing canned offering from Sixpoint.

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A - Apricot body. White head with ok retention and lace.

S - Bright mandarin orange, honey, and warm alcohol.

T - Deep caramel sugar with a thick, resiny woody bitterness that coats your palate. Orange fruit center. Lingering honey and a pine resin finish.

M - Medium/full with nice carbonation.

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3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
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12oz can poured into my Ithaca glass. It poured orange amber in color with a foamy white head filling the top inch of the glass. Pretty nice lacing on the glass as I drank it as well.

The aroma is hoppy with a mix of pine, orange and grapefruit flavors. There is a pretty big malt base to it as well with a little bit of bready and caramel flavors to it.

The taste also has grapefruit and orange flavors coming out of the hoppiness. Some citrus rind and pine resin bitterness comes out more towards the finish. Again, the malt base is pretty apparent with some biscuity, slightly sweet caramel notes. A little alcohol is noticeable in the finish as well.

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Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 4,801 ratings
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