What's the deal with Sixpoint?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by dick783, Feb 1, 2013.

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  1. dick783

    dick783 Initiate (164) Sep 26, 2004 New York

    When Sixpoint first came to town I was all excited. The cans looked awesome, they had great names, I loved the styles they were doing, and the Bro's rated almost all of them as world class! Then I bought the beer. I started with Bengali Tiger, and was horribly let down. So I thought ok, maybe IPA's aren't their thing, and I moved on to The Crisp...and was horribly let down again. And it went on like this. I ended up trying every can available for no other reason than I wanted to like them, and found that I didn't just not like them, I found them all to have this horribly off putting copper flavor in them. Diesel just tasted like Bengali Tiger with black food coloring. When they released Resin I gave them one last shot, and although it wasn't terrible, it really wasn't anything I would drink again, so I just gave up on them.

    Is it just something in their beers that doesn't jive with me? There was a thread on here a while ago about possible issues with brewing at the Lion facility and they were going to fix it. Did they used to be good, had a bunch of issues when I was trying them, and are better now? We just got 3Beans locally, and even after being let down by all there beers I still wanted to buy it. But for almost $20 a 4 pack there is no way I'm gonna gamble on ending up with something like Autumnation again.

    So are they just a bunch of Snake Oil salesmen with awesome marketing but a product that just doesn't deliver, or did I hit them during a bad time and should give them another go because they really do deserve those "world class" ratings?
  2. jglowe77

    jglowe77 Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2011 Massachusetts

    I can't speak for any of their beers other than Resin, but it's a fantastic DIPA and one of my favorites. Maybe their brews just don't mesh with your palate, not sure. A lot of people like Resin.
  3. Fantasy_Factory

    Fantasy_Factory Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2012 New York

    I haven't gotten six point in a couple months, but I was a fan of them, Bengali tiger being one of my favorites from them. Maybe your taste buds don't jive well with their beer. We are human, therefor having our own tastes.
  4. Dannywhitewash

    Dannywhitewash Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2010 Ohio

    I second Resin
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  5. TwelveOunces

    TwelveOunces Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2011 Kentucky

    I have liked all the ones I have tried... Some breweries have a signature taste and maybe you just don't care for theirs. Im definitely gonna be getting 3Beans although 20$ is steep, Im expecting to see it around 15$
  6. RoninTK3

    RoninTK3 Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2012 New Hampshire

    I love their Righteous Ale and thought Bengali Tiger, the Crisp, and Apollo were all good. The only one I've had and didn't like was Sweet Action, but it's really not my kind of beer.
  7. hoppytobehere

    hoppytobehere Crusader (797) Aug 10, 2012 District of Columbia

    I've had the Bengali and Resin. Both pretty good beers, but nothing that demands the price they charge ($8 or $9 a 4 pack)
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  8. kmello69

    kmello69 Zealot (529) Nov 27, 2011 Texas

    I've tried Resin, and even as someone who is not a big IPA fan, I liked it.

    I've heard good things about it, so I picked up a 4-pack of 3Bean today, although for $12.99. $20 seems outrageous.
  9. teal

    teal Initiate (92) May 3, 2012 Wisconsin

    Trust your taste buds - if you don't dig, you don't dig - doesn't necessarily mean they brewery/beer is bad.

    I'm at the same point with Bells - I know they make good beer but I just don't like them. Appreciate their craft even if it's not for me I guess is the way I look at it.

    PSUDREW Initiate (0) Jun 14, 2002 Pennsylvania

    weren't they manufactured @ the Lion for a while? Maybe that's it?
  11. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2012 New York

    $8 a four pack is to high? I don't see anything wrong with that
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  12. jbeezification

    jbeezification Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2012 Texas

    I got a 4 pack of 3Beans yesterday for ~$15 before tax and am very pleased. Its a damn good take on a Baltic Porter.

    The only gripe I have with them is they don't really tell you the style of the beer on the label.
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  13. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (6,919) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    I've had quite a few beers of theirs, thanks Joey. and yeah, there's a signature taste to them but I dug 'em. Especially The Crisp. I'm sorry you don't like what they put out.
  14. RandomBattle

    RandomBattle Initiate (135) Jun 25, 2010 New York

    I wish I paid that much for Sixpoint and I LIVE IN NY!!!!
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  15. LiquidCucumber

    LiquidCucumber Initiate (0) Dec 18, 2009 Ohio

    I actually don't like most of them either, but I like Sweet Action and 3Beans quite a lot.
  16. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania


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  17. aasher

    aasher Poo-Bah (2,845) Jan 27, 2010 Indiana

    Sweet Action and Righteous Pale are really nice and approachable beers if you have to go the can route.
  18. jbeezification

    jbeezification Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2012 Texas

    And other than Resin and 3Beans they are all pint cans.
  19. dick783

    dick783 Initiate (164) Sep 26, 2004 New York

    I was afraid it was just gonna be I don't like their signature taste. Ah well, I'll just keep admiring the names and cans in the cooler! Thanks!
  20. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Meyvn (1,393) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina

    I agree. I thought Resin was forgettable and Sweet Action wasnt sweet enough for me (i was hoping for Columbus Summer Teeth or Surly Hell like but nope), but Apollo was refreshing and tasty (same idea as Bell's Oarsman--actually scarily similar). I havent had 3Beans yet, but I hear good things.
  21. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,254) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

    “There was a thread on here a while ago about possible issues with brewing at the Lion facility and they were going to fix it. Did they used to be good, had a bunch of issues when I was trying them, and are better now?”

    There is your ‘answer’ right there.

    I highly recommend that you drink Sixpoint beers that are brewed at the Sixpoint Brewery in Brooklyn (the beer brands that don’t come in cans). Those Brooklyn brewed beers are still of high quality. If you obtain a Sixpoint beer brewed at Lion (the brands available in cans) then it is a real crap shoot.

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  22. BklynTerp

    BklynTerp Initiate (0) Oct 14, 2012 New York

    I don't have a ton to compare them to but I really like Resin. I thought Brownstone, Diesel and Righteous Ale are solid too. Nothing spectacular but decent local brews for me that are easy drinkers.
  23. Stigs

    Stigs Meyvn (1,087) Jun 3, 2005 Pennsylvania

    I had been drinking Sixpoint beers for years (my bro-in-law is from Brooklyn). Big fan. Was stoked when they started getting distributed here.

    All their beers out of Lion were terrible. Drainpoured an entire case. Wrote to their "customer service department" and was basically answered with "The beer is the same, your tastes have changed, you are wrong."

    I know several others experienced the same thing as me.

    Find out several months later that they were in fact using Lion's house yeast (which is a Kolsch yeast) for their beers brewed at Lion. Tried to reach out to "customer service" again (not sure why) via several outlets, and ended up getting my emails ignored, blocked from their Twitter account, and banned from their facebook page.

    Will never spend another cent on a Sixpoint beer ever again, and never hold my breath on how they treat their customers whenever it comes up in conversation.
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  24. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2012 New York

  25. BB1313

    BB1313 Poo-Bah (3,317) Jul 16, 2009 Ohio

    I've been personally underwhelmed by Sixpoint since they came to Ohio last year. Righteous Ale is probably my favorite.
  26. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,254) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

    I truly understand your frustration. Needless to say, you might not want my recommendation but:

    “I highly recommend that you drink Sixpoint beers that are brewed at the Sixpoint Brewery in Brooklyn (the beer brands that don’t come in cans).

  27. slim2043

    slim2043 Initiate (0) Jul 23, 2012 Connecticut

    Sweet Action / Resin / 3Beans / Righteous all tickle my fancy. I have a buddy in Ny who says that SixPoints quality was much better before they started canning. I'll never know.
  28. --Dom--

    --Dom-- Aspirant (267) Dec 22, 2012 Missouri

    I think you prob just don't like em. I really don't like anything from Victory, and the only beer I can stand from Anchor is Old Foghorn.
  29. BasterdInABasket

    BasterdInABasket Initiate (164) Nov 8, 2010 Wisconsin

    I liked 3Beans too and had no idea it was a Baltic Porter when I bought it. Most (or maybe all?) of their beers seem to just say "Ale", or something really non-descript, on the packaging which is annoying. I've liked the few I've had from them regardless.
  30. cjoc83

    cjoc83 Aspirant (293) Jul 31, 2010 Pennsylvania

    I personally love all the beers I've had from Sixpoint, especially Bengali Tiger. It has a really creamy mouthfeel and great hop presence.
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  31. HokiesandBeer

    HokiesandBeer Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2013 Pennsylvania

    For all the people pointing out the price of a 4 pack of Six Point....they are 16 ounce cans. As for whether or not they are any good I had The Crisp tonight and it was a pleasant break from all the DIPA and Belgians I've been drinking lately. Had a 3Bean and Resin I really liked......eh no complaints here, maybe a bit pricey but not overlu so, you're paying more for a 24 pack because they are 24 sixteen ounce cans.
  32. Dirtinabottle

    Dirtinabottle Initiate (0) Aug 21, 2012 New York

    I enjoyed Resin along with TF but I would rather just drink Flower Power and FIS since they are easily available.
  33. keithmurray

    keithmurray Meyvn (1,343) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

    I've had sweet action and Apollo and while they were okay, I can't see myself going back for more.
  34. BklynTerp

    BklynTerp Initiate (0) Oct 14, 2012 New York

    A lot of Sixpoints beers don't fall clearly into a particular style so I think thats why they don't just clearly label them. Sweet Action isn't a typical Cream Ale, Brownstone isn't your normal brown ale etc.
  35. StylzMC

    StylzMC Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2012 Yukon (Canada)

    You're not alone. I'll probably never buy their cans again. Bengali was a bad batch (tasted like tangerines), resin was meh, righteous was not that good, and 3beans was odd and forgettable (thank God I only bought 1 can). I know people who love em, I don't. Taint nuttin wrong widdat.
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  36. creepinjeeper

    creepinjeeper Defender (655) Nov 8, 2012 Missouri

    Agreed. I am not a huge fan of Sierra Nevada brews, no matter how much I try and how many adoring posts I read. Narwhal is the first beer I've had from them that I am seriously over the top about. (To be fair, I do have a few more of their wares to try before I call it quits.) Beauty really is in the eye, er, taste buds of the beholder. Cheers!
  37. litheum94

    litheum94 Champion (814) Dec 29, 2008 California

    I personally loved Bengali Tiger when I had it. I've also enjoyed Resin and Righteous Ale. Just sounds like there's something about their beers that don't jive with you. The good thing is is that there are plenty of other beers out there to spend your money on.
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  38. brother_kenneth

    brother_kenneth Zealot (512) Oct 22, 2012 Virginia

    I loved Resin. Keep passing on Diesel for some reason. Very interested in 3Bean.
  39. Crookdrain

    Crookdrain Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2010 New York

    Sweet Action on tap is a totally different beer than in the can. Their local, limited stuff is extremely delicious, especially Gorilla Warfare and Gose the Goserian.
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  40. Smakawhat

    Smakawhat Poo-Bah (7,120) Mar 18, 2008 Maryland

    sure, you just don't like them. You can't force yourself to like something other people do. Nothing wrong with that.
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