Resin | Sixpoint Brewery

4,733 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: "

Added by Jason on 01-10-2012

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Photo of wvsabbath
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - Can

Appearance - Dark burnt orange/tan, creamy 1 inch head and nice sticky lacing.

Smell - Malts, hops, pine, grapefruit.Tropcial, floral, added hop resin, some sugars, mostly hops.

Taste - Straight up hoppy, resin and hop oil influenced bomb at first sip. Bubblegum like floral notes, and a decent malt backbone. Added sugars really make the floral aspect of this beer stand out a little more and not get buried under the piney, bitter hops. Malts are sweet and try to balance the beer out.

Mouthfeel - Strong hops crush mouth and leave a nice resin numbness on tounge. The malts add a little sweetness along with some sugars. Palette gets alot of hops and some sugars. Aftertaste is hoppy, sweet and bitter.

Overall - This is a pretty big beer, the hops are strong, amd dominate. The malts work well with the hops to add sweetness to the bitterness. There is a warm alcohol presence in each drink. This is unique, tasty and hoppy as hell. Excellent beer, and as im finding out with all sixpoint beers, hasa nice twist to set it apart from the rest. Worth a drink, espically for hopheads.

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Photo of paresis
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Keith_R
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of BigMike
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Bilco
4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of South2NW
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GbVDave
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can into two mini pint glasses. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist!

Best Before 20JAN2013

A: Pours a bright, coppery-gold with a bit of haze. One creamy finger of light-orange foam forms on top and displays decent retention. Lacing was a bit light but carbonation was just right.

S: Big noseful of spicy and piney hops. As it warms up some grapefruit and pineapple make their way out as does some mango and tangerine. Nice carmel malt balance.

T: As above. Fistfulls of hops thrown into its' malty stew. Slightly minty alcohol flavor as it warms.

M: Slick and quite oily. Would be a pretty slippery mess if it weren't for the prickly alcohol presence.

O: A quite nicely balanced DIPA. We thought the serving size was perfect for the abv.

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Photo of Kiniey01
3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4.05/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of micromaniac129
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours an amber colored ale, a light amber, an orangey amber.
A thin small head sits on top of a hazy complexion ale leaving wispy lacing.
Very aromatic with a herbal, floral and piney bouquet. Sweet malts can be smelled too.
Taste wasn't as hoppy tasting as I expected. But it was bitter as expected. In the nose, the beer smelled really sweet but thats not the case here. I percieve low levels of diaceyl but not really a factor.
On the palate the beer drinks really smooth. Its pretty clean with a semi dry and semi bitter finish.
A very easy going drinkable beer. Its very drinkable and at 9.1 you wouldn't know it.
Musically you got to go with Thunder road by Springsteen

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Photo of SkiBum22
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chrismattlin
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KevMo84
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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

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

A: First - the can. The shape of the can and size of the opening remind me of Red Bull - or some energy drink. The color (neon green) is wrong, but otherwise, as I pour this I'm subconsciously expecting Red Bull.

In that respect, I'm disappointed. This doesn't smell like medicine or look like piss, a la Red Bull. Rather, after being poured into a Duvel tulip, the body is turbid amber-brown with a smallish light-khaki head. Leaves real good lace.

S: Juicy, piney and - yes, resiny - hops over a surprisingly sweet malt.

T: Juicy is the first word that comes to mind. Then Resiny. It's a battle between the two, with citrus and pine duking it out. Again, sweet caramel malt is noted too. Enough so that at times this seems more like a Strong Ale like Arrogant Bastard rather than a DIPA like, say, Stone X. Palate-coating bitterness is like pine needles. Rips the back of the tongue, while at the same time the front end is thinking "juicy" and "sweet." SO it's interesting, and I like it. But for a DIPA, this is not what I'm looking for.

M: Resiny. Medium in heft. Kinda creamy.

O: Good stuff. Again, not what I look for in a DIPA (I like an overall "lighter" profile), but if you like hops, this is good stuff.

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Photo of BB1313
3.74/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz can poured into a snifter. Pours a typical burnt golden, slight haze but can see through, nice head, really nice lacing and bubbly retention. Nice aromas, not aggresively in your face, but nice. It has that plesant garlic/onion aroma, nice and danky, I just wish they were magnified. The flavors are okay, but kind of diminished by the hot alcohol. Lots of pine and citrus. Mouthfeel is syrupy slick and lacking a touch of carbonation, but smooth enough. Alcohol is noticeable in the flavors which hurts, but the sticky alcohol lingers.

This is a fine DIPA, but nothing to go nuts over. There's alot I like about it, especially the nose, but the maltiness is there in the flavors, plus the booze. Good, but not great or outstanding.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up in Totowa, not having a beer from Sixpoint in quite some time. While I've had so many IPA's and double IPA's lately, a good one never seems to go out of style or get old. This wasn't a standout beer but it was solid enough to fit into that category and the fact that this was a canned beer that made me forget that it didn't come out of a bottle was a plus on top of how relatively easy it was to quaff.

The pour to this was good as this beer had a rich, amber hue, full frothy head, and nice rings of lacing left after most of my sips. Not a strong aroma to this but there was a fair amount of pine and (of course), resin. The mouthfeel had these notes in it, along with a waxy mouthfeel and more tropical notes of papaya and mango to offset the astringent grapefruit that dominated here. This was just a bit too sharp and bitter for my liking and it was carbonated a bit too much as well. The hop bitterness wasn't too long-lasting but that's only because the booze took over with the aforementioned fruit flavors in the aftertaste.

While not an overly strong beer, this packed enough of a punch that I found feel the alcohol and warming effect long before I polished this off. Sixpoint has some great offerings and while this certainly wouldn't be a bad choice to grab, there are better examples from Stone and Victory on the shelf now. In such a crowded field, the can is the more prominent way that this stood out. Worth a go for hopheads or someone who wants a West coast fix from a beer brewed back east.

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Photo of Iamjeff6
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of schoolboy
4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Interesting! This is a pretty complex brew and a nice introduction to Sixpoint (I have a bunch of others to try). I think this is a great example of how a can is a great vehicle for beer delivery - no light makes a difference.

It's smooth and not in any way harsh. A slight sweetness goes with not over the top but not wimpy hops. By the way, it's strong but you don't taste it.

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Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of CRJMellor
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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

Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
4.07 out of 5 based on 4,733 ratings.
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