Resin | Sixpoint Brewery

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

Pours a dark copper with a huge, long lasting off-white head. Exceptional lacing. Aroma of fresh pine sap off the bat as you crack the can, secondary notes of grapefruit as well. Like almost all Sixpoint beers I've had, a very unique brew. Toasty and sweet biscuit notes to start before a total resin takeover. Big pine notes, not huge on the bitterness, but extremely resinous. Very dry and long lasting as well. Slightest touch of grapefruit hops mixed in at the dry sticky pine finish. Nice bite to this one and great highlight of the pine resin without the extreme bitterness that usually accompanies it.

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Photo of cfaulman
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

What a great looking beer. Beautiful 2 finger foam head that is thick and creamy and just doesnt seem to fade with time (or maybe im drinking this too fast...) Burnt Orange color and bubbly lacing line the glass.

Smells of citrus and pine with some nice sweetness playing in there from the malt

Taste is bitter up front, but it is unique in that it almost simultaneously is followed by sweet sweet malt and citrus. Fabulous flavor balance here. Sticky and pungent but not overdone. Booziness is well covered up, I cant believe its >9%.

Mouthfeel is sticky but goes down so easy. Hop bitterness lingers long after taste, just great.

Overall is a great DIPA. I would certainly have again and I am glad I had the pleasure to get a can from a great BA down south.

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Photo of stwok21
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: orange

Smell: hoppy

Taste: resiny. Lots of grass/pine bitterness. Lots of malt to balance the hops. Spicey and slightly boozy finish

Feel: chewy. Thick. High carbonation.

Overall: like a less malty hoptimum. Very similar.

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

Pours a mostly clear, classic golden color with an eggshell colored head that is just the right size. It's a nice looking beer. Smells like a piney pilsner. Doesn't drink like a pilser. Full, oily mouthfeel and pretty obrusive hop explosion. There's quite a bit of alcohol noted in the flavor too. I think it has pretty good balance despite the big hop presence. I like it.

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Photo of TH28
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz can. Appearance: Deep golden with an orange hue, clear, with a moderate white head. Aroma: Name of this beer is fitting, with a resinous, piney aroma dominant. Also some grass and tropical fruit notes. Taste: Starts out with a sweet maltiness, turns to a grassy citrus, then turns into a sharp, resinous, piney bitterness. Mouthfeel: Medium body with a moderately high carbonation. Finish: Strong bitterness, and a dry resin stickiness on the tongue. Overall: Definitely a hop bomb, but has a strong enough malt backbone to balance it. More well rounded than most IIPAs.

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Photo of BryanCarey
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pouring to a hazy orange, this double IPA offers an assertive nose of citrus, pine, caramel, and grapefruit. The head of foam is significant and it holds together for a nice long time, leaving lace on the glass as you consume.

This beer has, as expected, a taste every bit as assertive as its nose would lead you to believe. It offers a big hop taste of pine and citrus that doesn’t quit, backed by a medium malty body that emphasizes some caramel notes and then finishes with a hoppy persona that just keeps on giving.

One can find a good deal of complexity in this ale, but one thing I noticed is that the complexity becomes more pronounced if the beer is allowed to warm up just a bit. There is already a good deal of flavor at normal refrigeration temperatures, but the taste becomes even better if the beer is allowed to warm to about 50 degrees. The alcohol also becomes a little more pronounced, but the other flavors are more noticeable and more flavorful.

Some may find this beer a little over the top, but I find it just about right for a member of the double IPA family. It isn’t too extreme, but it definitely packs in the hops and is memorable and recommended to hopheads everywhere.

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Photo of dmgeng
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Pretty awesome skinny can and has pretty high reviews.

A - Bright orange color. Pretty clear and has a white head with light lacing.

S - Tons of strong hop fragrance with citrus fruit, light pine, and some dankness. Not really anything else discernible aside from the hops and a slight fruity ale-yeast character.

T - Great flavor with the strong citrus hop character predominant with some grassy, dank, and pine notes in the middle. The hop bitterness are also present but not in contention with the NW hops. There is a very light malt and yeast character but mostly covered up by the hops. Really tastes a lot like a delicious IPA instead of a heavy imperial.

M - Medium to light mouth-feel with light carbonation. Pretty much only as heavy as most of the better IPAs.

Overall, a great DIPA. Even though it isn't as heavy or malty as some DIPAs I would definitely get this again. If you like the strip your teeth bitterness and boozy character that comes with some DIPAs this isn't one for you but if you want an IPA with some more kick in the ABV and flavor department then this one is a great choice.

Glass- Shaker pint

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Photo of ToddT
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

L- Somewhat hazy copper color topped with a thick head. Head is long lasted and leaves a lot of lacing on the glass.

S- Hop, hops, and more hops. Piney, fruity, and floral all at once, pretty intense aroma.

T- Guess what it's a big hop bomb, nicely balances and well done though. Finish is a bit oily with a bitter final hit of hops.

M- Slightly creamy and not as viscose as I would have thought, seems a bit lacking here. A little less than medium in body and medium in carbonation. I would have liked a bit more body but its not a terrible miss.

O- If you want a hop bomb, it's the way to go. I would have never guessed it's 9.1% ABV either, so that makes it a bit dangerous as well.

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

Very boozy and, I'll keep it in mind, next time I plan on getting arrested. Seriously though, behind all of it is some underlying notes of peach skin and delicious red apples. This might not be for everyone given the aggressive nature, but there's a lot more to pull than alcohol, grapefruit and malt. This is super fresh, and I dig it. Can youuuuuuuu dig it?

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Photo of rrock44
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Revisited this due to a recent post here on BA about sixpoint's tweaking resin, so adjusted my old rating if 4.38 rating. Love this beer. Biggest improvement (based on my previous scores) is the smell, thought it was muted before. Love everything about this beer. If I lived in Portland, Or (instead of 3.5 hours away in Washington), this would be a staple in my beer fridge.

On a side note, it was good to be impressed vs disappointed like I was last night with a bottle of lagunitas sucks (Julian date 145, so that may be reason for not being what I remembered it).

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Photo of nickapalooza86
4.52/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy light orange color, half finger of head

Smell is sweet hops all the way, floral and cirtus at first, pine... no malt to be found, smells great!

Taste is sweet orange, pine, oily resins, bittering grapefruit, finishes with a bitter pine aftertaste

Mouthfeel is medium light with average carbonation.

Then lack of malt body really makes this one feel like a single and not a double! However the hop taste begs to differ!! Really good stuff here!

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

This beer gets overly pessimistic reviews imho... but to each their own.

Snifter, probably a little too warm, but definitely fresh. BBD is January 2013.

A: Golden amber, transparent. This can made a great sound upon opening. Commercial quality. Decent carbonation shown by the abundance of head. An aggressive pour required some time to complete.

S: Very sweet, pineapple/tropical. Not a lot of grapefruit.

T: Sweet, fruity. Very smooth mouth-feel. IBU are not noticeable like in GUBNA which is also ~100 IBU. All of the above made it hard to stop gulping. For a 9.1 ABV, that's nice.

O: I liked this, it treads a path few other east coast IIPAs dare to go. Worth a try. I will have at least 4 in the next 2 days!

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Photo of BeRanger
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Brokenstones for this extra.

A: Drank it from the can - first time drinking a beer from a can that mimics a red bull, couldnt pass it up!

S: Hops, Citrus, Grapfruit.. Nothing too bold here but the usual scent comes through.

T: Very smooth, nice balance of hops and tropical fruits. No real taste of alcohol here, its masked very well.

M: Medium body, good carbonation - dry finish.

O: Really enjoyed this DIPA from Sixpoint. This is my first from them as they arent available in Michigan. Very impressed and looking forward to if they enter the Chicago market. Might make it a little easier to get my hands on during trips.

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Photo of LADaveBN
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great brew from Sixpoint. Best by 04Jul2016. Pours an orange color. Nose is an explosion of pineapple and ripe mango. Taste is much the same with pineapple being the dominate flavor. The bitterness lingers only a short time. Finish is grapefruit and pine. Nice balance. Feel is crisp. Medium carbonation. Overall, this is an excellent DIPA that has a fantastic pineapple dominated nose and taste.

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Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can into a pint glass. This can is about two and a half months old.

LOOK: Fairly clear golden orange with a small white head. A few bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass,

SMELL: Juicy tropical fruits--mango, papaya, guava, lychee, pineapple, and fainter notes of avocado, melon, and a rich bready sweetness indicative of a heavy malt body. Some dankness as well.

TASTE: Wow, this is even more complex than I remember. Upfront, you get grapefruit, orange, and tangerine peel. Mid-palate, it rapidly switches to all the juicy tropical fruits from the nose, and more. Mango, peach, papaya, pineapple, guava, passionfruit, breadfruit, avocado, lychee, and watermelon. A heavy malt backbone of caramel and honey sweetness provide ample balance, and would be almost cloying with their syrupy texture, but yet somehow the hops are just enough to keep it all nicely in balance. Towards the finish the dankness comes in, an acidic bitterness of garlic and onion, but the final aftertaste changes yet again into a purely bittersweet grapefruit juice that lingers on the tongue a long time.

FEEL: Medium-heavy and almost creamy. A light carbonation keeps it smooth.

OVERALL: Get this beer, if you can! (Pun not intended) One of my favorite double IPAs thus far, and available year-round wherever sold.

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Photo of Mateo2699
2.89/5  rDev -29%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

L: beautiful clear Amber color, nice head and good lacing
S: Initial pine, then wait, pickle? Never smelt an IPA with pickle. After I smelt pickles, I couldn't think of nothing else. The pickle stuck around.
T: more pine, and suddenly that pickle pops up again. Slight orange and even apples. Very interesting
F: medium bodied and a little creamy

Okay IPA, just couldn't get past the dominate pickle smell which then takes over your palate.

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Photo of musicforairports
2.78/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Skinny 12oz can into a tulip. Best by 30 July 2012. Reviewed 3 March.

Hazy and red. Nice head that looks very thick and creamy. This looks more like a red ale.

Smell is sweet malt, pine resin and odd, fruity yeast notes. The off-notes increase as it warms.

Flavor is full and sweet. Creamy and thick caramel malt flavors backed by pine hops. The off-notes carry over from the nose. Not sure how to describe it, but it's somewhere between Belgian yeast and dirty tap lines, and it's found in every Sixpoint canned beer I've had. ABV is nicely hidden. If I had this blind, I'd call it a somewhat sub-par imperial red.

Full in body, which matches the flavor, I suppose.

I found the real flaw to this beer not to be a lack of hops for a DIPA--though that is the case--but really just the sweetness and the off-notes. It's a shame, because I've really enjoyed some of their hoppy beers on tap and on cask before.

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Photo of lucas1801
3.33/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can poured into an Imperial pint glass.

A=Pours a clear yellow/amber with a nice head, great lacing as well.

S=Pine and resin in the nose, but not overwhelming.

T=Hop resins as the name implied, but not very complex or refreshing. Clean malt profile that allows the hops to be the showcase, hops are bitter upfront and prevalent in the flavor but rather one-note.

M=Solid mouthfeel for an IPA.

O=Good beer but nothing to go crazy about.

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Photo of gcasher
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Smells fragrant right out of the can, sweet and citrusy
Appears deep golden with a fluffy white head.
Nice cloying oily feel.
Definitely get the hops up front with a nice herbal aftertaste. Nice kick in the end. So good, I had 2.

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Photo of jmasher85
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A classic double IPA that hits all the right notes, and of course emphasizes the chewy, resinous qualities as well. Flavors of honey, grapefruit, tangerine, and pine stand out. Incredibly smooth and dangerously drinkable for such a high ABV, look out for this one (both in the sense of seeking it out and being careful of it)!

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

Poured from a can into a pint glass. Hazy light amber color with a one finger sticky head. Some lacing down the glass.

Aroma is very citrusy and piney, strong but not overpowering.

Flavor is more citrus and pine resin. Very bitter, but pleasing on the palate. Bitterness comes back again late with the delayed aftertaste. Less enjoyable as time goes on.

Mouth feel is good and suitable for style.

A solid DIPA, but hard to enjoy a whole can.

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Photo of Weisenbeer
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

DIPA! It's hard to rate these while drinking them. The euphoria of the double ABV and great taste requires one to step back and evaluate the beverage within its genre, style, and classification. ........... Ah, what the hell, it's awesome!!! Woohoo!!

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Photo of vic21234
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a snifter. Bottom of can says best by 11/23/12.

A- Pours rather clear, and a dark amber color. About two fingers worth of a frothy off-white head that sticks to the sides of the glass.

S- Smells awesome. Tons of grapefruit and overall citrus characters. Also some piney resin notes as well.

T- Up front is really like drinking grapefruit juice. The back end of the taste finishes with the piney resin notes, as the name suggests. Great hop characters with a nice malty finish.

M- Tart, bitter, very drinkable. Finishes dry. Something I could drink alot of. The alcohol is well masked as well for 9% ABV.

I like this one, and am excited to try some of Sixpoint's other offerings, as they just started distributing to my area. This was my first Sixpoint'er and a great one to start. Reasonably priced too, I paid about $9 for 4 cans.

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Photo of infi
3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. can, poured into a nonic.

Looks like maple syrup – translucent and mahogany. With an cream-colored head with some brown spots throughout. Leaves a ton of lacing as you finish the glass too.

Very peculiarly sweet-smelling for a DIPA. More of a sugary, caramel malt presence than the hops in the beer. The pine hoppiness is evident towards the backend, but not as pronounced on the nose as I thought it was going to be, especially with the variety of hops used in the brewing process. Slight amount of bitter citrus as well.

Opens with a big sweetness from the malt and a couple seconds later, segues into an immediate hop thrashing. The hop profile missing in the aroma is definitely in the back end for sure. A nice, fresh bitterness and pine resonate on the tongue and palate for a damn long time, as well as some grapefruit pith. Very clean and green tasting.

Medium-bodied feel with thin carbonation. Drinks almost like a thin syrup. Decent IPA overall. I think I much prefer the Sixpoint's Bengali Tiger over this however. Worth a try.

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Photo of vobr0002
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- clear, golden color, a little darker than AAL. A small amount of white head.

S- piny, citrus hop aroma. Some biscuit and caramel in there too. Not quite as strong as I expected.

T- similar to the smell. A little more hop flavor though. Not quite as much as I was expecting of caramel and biscuit malt from the smell.

M- a fuller body than most doubles. And like the name implies, its thick, slick and resiny. Medium carbonation.

O- pleasantly surprised by this beer. A solid double Ipa.

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Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
4.07 out of 5 based on 4,656 ratings.
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