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:
4,735
Reviews:
869
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
10.32%
 
 
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272
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1,230
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Photo of mdaschaf
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear copper color with some golden highlights. Small off-white colored head not much retention, spotty lacing.

S: Strong at first, but over time the aroma reduces a bit. Some citrus and a little bit of pine upfront with some caramel at the end.

T: More pine than citrus, very earthy hops. A good bit of caramel mixed in.

Medium bodied with slightly low carbonation, but smooth.

O: A decent DIPA, probably would pass in the future, but worth a shot.

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Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of smcolw
3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy orange-amber color. For a bar-pour head, quite extensive.

Nice, fresh floral hop to the nose. No malt. Classic strong IPA.

Mild malt and then a grapefruit infused hop explosion. Smooth body, but comparatively thin to other IPAs. No truly an DIPA, closer to the American version of an IPA.

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Photo of duceswild
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of smithj4
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.5/5  rDev -14%

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

12oz can with a freshness date on the bottom.

LOOK: Ruddy amber, clear with a killer looking head

SMELL: Soft pine, minty, lemon pith, fresh cut grass, toasted bread, papaya, faint caramel, estery, citric zest

TASTE: Dank hops, resin, pine sap, spearmint, mild tobacco, pungent, bitter, smooth, full-ish body, caramel, toasted grain, warming alcohol, juicy fruit, bitter-sweet finish

This beer puts its arm around my palate, being a pal and all then slams it a few times just to keep it in check, sip after sip this happens and I keep on going back for more. The sweetness underneath lures me in and a bushel of hops smacking me in the face is my reward.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.72/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Shady McGrady's -served chilled in a pint.

The color is deep amber with hazed clarity and thick long lasting cream cap. The smell is both floral and sweet with some interesting earthy and slight pine aromas with a nice herbaceous quality. The feel is viscous and moderately sweet with slight bitter tinge and mild fruity element with semi-sweet finish and moderate carbonation level. Very low impact of alcohol on the palate.

The taste is good with some nice malt flavor but does have a lot of body to go along with that. I enjoy the hop flavors and some slight sweetness combines with the mild pine for an interesting taste of herbal and slight fruity note which is lightly astringent too. The alcohol is there but I was really shocked when I read the abv here because it doesn't have much of that in the taste really at all. I enjoyed this but it is not your normal double, very balanced with malt and comes off more like a strong ale since it is not as hop forward, but I did enjoy it for what it is so Kudos to Sixpoint for that.

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Photo of vfgccp
4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

O - A fantastic brew. Unique hop character loaded with sweet woody bitters.

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Photo of millerbuffoon
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of atrocity
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of mdfb79
3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 03/16/12 notes. Thanks to BigSexy410 for sharing this one. Poured from what appears to be a green red bull can into a tulip.

a - Pours a dark amber color, with one inch of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of piney hops, fruity malts, lightly sweet, earthy notes. Ton of hops, very nice.

t - Tastes of pein hops, resin, sweet fruity malts, floral hops. Some bitterness in the taste and a little sweet; not as great as the nose.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation, with a little bit of a btiter kick.

o - Overall a pretty nice beer. I prefer their Bengali Tiger to this but still nice and has a load of pine hops in the nose. Worth having, would have it again.

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Photo of ZEB89
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of woodychandler
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Transcribed from notes dtd Sa, 11 Feb 2012 written while at The Fridge in LNC, PA.

Well, it's here! The long-anticipated DIPA from Sixpoint and since I just had my mind blown by the CANned version, I have hied my sorry ass over to The Fridge to do a side-by-side, since it is still flowing from the taps and CANs are in abundance. Uh oh, it is clearly more clarified, although not bright, which causes me to wonder if they did any filtration in this iteration. If so, CAN FTW (for the win, not f**k the world as I used to default to as that acronym's meaning)! If not, then still CAN as that was clearly unfiltered. At this point, the epicurious began to join me, but I have done side-by-sides before and I am always surprised by the outcome as I used to default and say that draught beer is always better than in any other form but that is not always the case. Color was still the same beautiful coppery-red. Nose was not as pronounced, again begging the question of filtration. It was still very hoppy, but not a Pittsburgh handshake - a fistful of knuckles to the Murph, like its CANned counterpart. Mouthfeel was fuller and the caramel/toffee of the malt was more pronounced.

Bottom Line: The CAN version scratches an itch while the draught version only makes me want to scratch harder.

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

Served on-tap at Shady McGrady's during a recent Happy Hour trip.

A - Pours clear amber orange with a decent one finger tall off-white head leaving light lace down some of the glass.

S - Smells of pine needles, caramel malt and lots of resinous hops. Some booze creeps into the nose as it warms up but not as much as in the taste.

T - Start off with a big dose of hop bitterness slowly giving way to hints of pine, caramel malt and some citric fruit rind. The booze is there throughout, growing a little too strong at the end of the glass. Finish is a mix of sweetness and hop bitterness, lingering on the pallet for quite awhile after consumption.

M - Medium body with a strong, hoppy flavor and moderate carbonation. The booze and hops really started to wear on me about halfway through my glass.

O - I thought this one was decent. The hops and booze really started to take over as it sat in the glass, leaving me with about half a glass of beer that was kinda tough to finish. I will have to try a can some day and see if that is better.

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

Photo of MarkyMOD
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of TMoney2591
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.

Gotta love the Red Bull-style cans employed here. This stuff pours a clear golden-straw topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises grapefruit rind, pine resin (how appropriate), thickly earthy and spicy greens, mild toffee, and sweet flowers. The taste brings in more of the same, with the emphasis on the earth, spice, and pine, and with some light balsa joining the party as well. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, a refreshingly earthy hop-bomb, one that definitely uses plenty of hops but does so without burning the tongue and without completely ignoring the concept of balance.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap served in a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy orange with a small white head. It's gone quickly but leaves nice lacing. Thin bit of foam sustains on the surface.

Smell - Sweet smelling more than anything. I hesitate to say that the hop aroma is resiny,but iit's accurate. Grapefruit backs it up. Hefty sweet malt.

Taste - Sweetness still at the forefront. More citrusy here, grapefruit. More of that pine resin flavor behind it, building to a string pine bitterness. Finishes with a heft of both bitterness and sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy. Medium heavy sweetness. Very bitter all the same.

Overall - Solid DIPA, but not among my favorites. Nice to see something this good regularly available in Florida though.

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Photo of thatoneguymike
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Zaphog
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can gifted by drabmuh. Tick! Thanks Matt.

The beer is transparent and copper / amber colored with over an inch of thick, tan head. Excellent retention and copious lacing on the glass.

The aroma does indeed offer strong notes of resin, fresh hops, pine. Nice.

A dance of pine, fresh hops, and malty backbone. Pretty well balanced, with the 9.1% abv masked well. Lingering pine and bitter hops in the finish. The beer coats the palate, but still goes down easily. Overall, a solid beer that I would certainly have again.

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Photo of johnnnniee
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

8/21/2015<BR>
Deep light golden color with a decent bubbly white head with decent retention and spotty lace. Huge resinous pine earthy dankness overpowers the senses. Light caramel maltiness and a touch of alcohol round this one out. Good DIPA, could use some complexity in the hop bill, but it is quite resinous as advertised.
<BR>Sampled at EBF Saturday afternoon.<BR>
Slightly hazy amber with a white head. Smells and tastes like onions and garlic mostly with a hint of pine resin. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a resinous dank sticky mouthfeel. This is a palette wrecker for sure. Nice beer if you likes the hops.
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From a can 5/18/2012
Pours a fairly clear deep copper color with a decent off white head that throws off lots of stickies onto the glass on the way down. Smell like lots of pine, resin, and bits of citrus. Onion and garlic hit me pretty good, but what I can’t find is any malt. Probably shouldn’t in a double IPA. Taste is bitter and sticky with just a hint of alcohol in there. There’s a hint of malt sweetness but the flavor here is all about the hoppage. Resin, pine, garlic, hints of citrus all come together to slap my taste buds to and fro. Lingering resinous bitterness mixed with alcohol long after each sip just begs you to take another sip to wash the taste out of your mouth. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sticky resinous bong water mouthfeel. Nice assault of hops here.

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Photo of BMart
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
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