Resin | Sixpoint Brewery

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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 SkiBum22
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aussiebeer
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of homebrew311
3.97/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can served in snifter. The appearance is a hazy gold/orange with a thin layer of white head. Not much in the way of head retention. Some lacing is left around the edges. The nose starts with a bold wave of resinous (imagine that!) hops pair with a bready, cracker like malt profile. Notes of citrus rind and candied tangerine are present along with a touch of honey. The taste starts with some delicate malt sweetness. This comes in the form of graham cracker and caramel. This is followed by an assertive bitter hop profile. Notes of pine needles and grapefruit come through as all 103 IBUs come through as the beer finishes. The mouth feel is moderately heavy with high carbonation. Overall, this is another hoppy tongue bruiser from Sixpoint that has pretty good balance and a well hidden ABV. Also, it is notable to mention that at 8.99 a 4-pack, this one is a great value.

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Photo of ehammond1
2.84/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5


Acquired via trade
Thanks, whartontallboy!

A very dark ruby/dark grapefruit color with nearly no head even after an aggressive pour. The body of the beer is opaque and it leaves the glass covered with a sheet of oily stick.

The aroma is bold, though very sweet. The caramel and toffee accents from the malts play the largest role, with pine and citrus aroma following next. Big and expressive, though not nearly as hop-forward as I prefer.

A very high level of bitterness, sweet caramel malt, some bread, and pine/resinous hop character. There's a bit of alcohol presence as well. Average, and that's being generous.

Medium bodied with low to moderate carbonation.

I won't seek out another.

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Photo of nrbw23
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a rich copper color with a nice beige head. Head has good retention and leaves some really nice lacing.

S- Smell is a huge amount of tropical fruits. A touch of pine in here as well. A fairly strong malt back bone too with caramel malts.

T- A good amount of hops and bitterness. Again quite a bit of tropical fruits and pine. A good amount of bittereness too.

M- Medium in body and carbonation.

O- This one is very easy to drink and will sneak up on you for sure. A great brew for sure.

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Photo of jaswilson2
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NJBeer265
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of yancot
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of WesMantooth
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Some grapefruit, orange, and a bunch of pine. Sort of astringent smelling and tasting. A little rough around the edges with the flavors. Tons of bitterness and tons of resin (appropriately enough), but a smooth bitterness for the ibus listed. Excellent dipa that seems to get better (aka, appeal more to me) every time I drink it

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Photo of brotherloco
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of DIPAFAN
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of thecheapies
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sixpoint Resin. Cute little green tall-boy style can. Boasting an incredible 103 IBUs.

Nice hiss/crack and following fizz noise after popping the can open. In the snifter, a beautiful clear carrot orange color with over a finger of white creamsicle head that fell to a ring while leaving lace rings. Laces better than most DIPAs. 4.5

Once the can cracked, an amazing fresh-mowed lawn scent flew at me. Sticking my nose in the mouth of the glass offers up more big grassy hops, orange, a little mango, and some fresh sap. A most incredible fresh leafy dry-hop nose, if I may say so myself. 4.5

Crisp and bitter with that resinous/oily hop burst that strides in swatches of pine, herb, mint, tobacco, citrus, and tropical fruit. That mintyness really shines in the finish. Wafery malt is pretty much backing away to let the humulus do their thang. A little sweetness in the end is a pro on the malt side of the Venn diagram. 4.0

The mouthfeel is decent for drinkability. I wouldn't call the hop bitterness thrashing, but it's got a good foothold on the taste buds. The body is considerably thinner than expected. It's probably great drinking straight from the can. Above-standard carbonation for the higher gravity. 4.0

Overall, a solid offering from Sixpoint. Would totally buy again, and in bulk quantity. Awesome nose, drinkability, dry-hop character, and packaging. 4.0

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Photo of doremite
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of sharpski
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rorjets
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of loganburgh
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of WeisGuy
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of DIM
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Best buy Dec. 17th, definitely fresh.

a: Somewhat dark, definitely hazy golden color. Immediately after pouring, parenting/hosting duties called me away for 30-40 mintes. I returned to a quarter inch of firm foam and clumpy lace. Great retention.

s: Fresh smelling, earthy, leafy, with a little tropical fruir hops dominate. Hints of biscuits and shortbread. Well disguised alcohol.

t: Crackers, biscuits, and caramel are brushed aside by crushing bitterness. There was a little pineapple and some pine resin, but mostly just 103 ibus of pungent leafiness.

m: Big, viscous, and extremely chewy.

o: I probably would have liked a little more hop flavor to go along with the palate wrecking bitterness, but this was pretty damn satisfying as is.

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Photo of wvsabbath
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
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 Greywulfken
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: into tulip glass, deep gold beer with a thick head of dense mousse, off-white in color, that left lots of lace down the glass

S: hoppy pines and resins over sweetr caramel-ish maltiness

T: bittersweet butterscotch malts and earthy, piney, and yes, resinous hops - nice bitter and hoppy tastes

M: smooth and creamy, some tingle from the bitterness and carbonation

O: a delicious DIPA, very smooth and satisfying

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of spoony
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a 12 oz can (best by September 20, 2014) into a nonic.

A-The beer is a hazed honey color. The head is quite sticky and dense with lots of clingy lacing on the glass and good retention. It looks resinous and oily.

S-The aroma is big on the hops as you would expect, but there is a nice balance of toasty, caramel malt flavor. As for hops, I get some orange zest, pine, leaf, and an oily aroma with a moderate amount of sharpness.

T-The taste is also nicely balanced between hops and malt. The hops are more leafy, oily, and piny than many IIPAs these days, but there is a nice, bright bit of citrus (orange juice) in there. A nice toast balances the hop assault. As the brew warms, a medicinal bit of alcohol creeps in, but otherwise the alcohol is well-concealed.

M-In a word, resinous. The body is medium to full in heft with a creamy, smooth carbonation and oily coating feeling.

O-In a world full of IIPAs, I found this one to be well above-average. I like that it is not a super citrusy me-too clone, but it does not beat you up with too much pine and bitterness, either. I mostly enjoyed the heavy, oily mouthfeel (although it did get a little old by the end of the can). This is a solid IIPA that I would definitely drink more of...if we could get it in Colorado

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Photo of Tyrawlings
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Kendo
4/5  rDev -2.9%
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 leroybrown10
3.43/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours an amber-orange with a small off-white head. Minimal lacing. Good clarity.

Earthy, piney aroma. Not as strong as expected. A bit spicy. Mint, basil, and catnip. Grows quite a bit stronger as it warms.

Taste is dank pine. Earthy. Name is apt. Mint. Bitter citrus. Lemon. Malt is really dominated by the hops. Just hints of caramel and biscuit,

Body is on the thick side of medium. Crisp carbonation. Quite bitter. Aftertaste lingers forever. Feels like I need to scrape my tongue.

No one can claim this beers name is false advertising. Dank, piney, and bitter. Way out of balance, even for a DIPA.

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Resin from Sixpoint Brewery
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 4,809 ratings
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