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RATINGS: 311   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 111   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
Hi-Res. Zoom on, zoom in, hop out. This beer goes up to eleven. Where the telescope ends, the microscope begins. Which of the two has the grander view?

pre-2014 ABV: 11.1%
2014 ABV: 10.5%

GL2814's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Pours a deep golden orange color with mild white head. The aroma and taste is of hops and bourbon. Very enjoyable, cheaper, and less strong version of 120 minute.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
corby112 (2704) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2015
Pours a very hazy, dark golden orange color with tangerine edges and a one finger, frothy white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Decent retention with streaks of spotty lacing left behind. Dank floral hop aroma with a strong earthy, resinous quality countered by subtle fruit sweetness and a subtle pale malt backbone. Sticky hop oils with some soil, grass, pine needle and spruce tip followed by faint grapefruit, citrus and stone fruit. Cracker-y malt backbone with some bread and biscuit. Sweeter malt notes come forward as it warms, giving off some caramel and toffee. Decent enough aroma but could use more tropical/citrus fruit sweetness to counter all of the grassy, earthier characteristics. On the fuller end of medium body with a blast of dry, earthy bitterness that lingers over the sweet malt backbone into a hot, boozy finish. Sticky hop flavor dominates the palate with hints of dirt/soil and grassy pine needle. Very dry and overwhelmingly bitter. Desperately in need of some sweetness for balance. The subtle tropical/citrus fruit presence found in the nose is completely overpowered. The bitter hop profile is countered by a sweet malt backbone with hints of bread, biscuit, toffee, caramel and roasted nut. The malt backbone us stronger than I usually prefer but in thus beer it actually helps mute the unpleasantly aggressive hops. Strong fuesel alcohol flavor lingering in the finish becoming overwhelmingly hot and boozy. The high ABV isnít well masked at all with tons of ethanol flavor and warmth in the finish. Not one of Sixpointís finer offerings, in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shark_Pants (499) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2015
330ml can. Bright amber colour with small sudsy white head. Huge piney resin aroma, with some citrus, biscuity malt and honey. The taste is quite boozy, with lots of sweetened grapefruit, resin, biscuit. The hop bitterness is a bit harsh in the finish. Medium bodied and drying on the tongue. Not bad but not as smooth or well balanced as the Sixpoint Resin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wvhoran (455) - Tasmania, - AUG 31, 2015
Can. Pours clear Amber with a small white head. The aroma is densely hoppy dominated by grapefruit and pine, with caramel. Strong body. The flavour is sweet with caramel, pine, sweet citrus. Long bitter and fruity final. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (5231) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2015
Crisp light honey and blonde coloured body with a touch of copper and a nice, three centimetre tall tan head - very nice looking. Aroma of resin (duh), alcohol, bread, flowers and a bunch of unfinished sugars - nice and pungent throughout. Full-bodied; Strong alcohol and resin flavour with a big dose of pineapple, pine and grain, all with some caster sugar and a lot of syrup from canned fruit. Aftertaste shows a nice hop layering of tropical fruits and resin, but a bit too much alcohol and pungency and not enough malt complexity. Overall, a decent enough beer, but in a style like this, a tough one to break through, this is ho-hum. The only saving grace is the high alcohol can style that Six Point does, itís nice to drink a beer like this on a train or somewhere that canning works better. I sampled this thin twelve ounce can purchased from New Beer Distributors in New York, New York on 19-June-2015 for US$3,50 sampled at home in Washington on 22-July-2015.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (4057) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 3, 2015
12oz can pours out a crisp golden topped with a white head. Nose is pine citrus hops caramel malts and some grapefruit. Taste is more of the pine citrus a sweetness grapefruit and a nice end.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
markwise (4898) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Can fresh off the delivery truck at Beer Frog Spring Hill. Pours orange with a white head. Nose is huge hop syrup- like orange juice concentrate and distilled pine sap with some caramel in there but it is so faint I barely get anything. Flavor is similar- hop juice with huge booze, some distilled pine resin, and some water at some point. This one was over the top and I could not get into it. Medium to full in body and not my cup of tea.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HIGHB4LL (837) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Can at Baileyís Taproom in Portland in January. Appearance: 2 fingers light golden head, clear, golden color, good lacing. Aroma: pine, floral, caramel. Palate: average carbonation, sticky texture, bitter finish, medium body. Taste: sweet caramel that is phenomenal, on into floral and citrus hops with a very smooth transition. Overall, amazing beer. Very happy to finally try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttutony (794) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2015
Copper color with an off-white head. Floral and citrus hip aroma. Sweet caramel malt on the palate with resinous hop bitterness. Heavy mouthfeel. Overall the bitterness is balanced well by a substantial malt backing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7426) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Canned. Poured clear, brighter orange with a sticky white head.. looked great! The aroma picked up spicy orange, pine, and black pepper over soft caramel and honeyed malts.. a touch medicinal. The flavor found similar, with spicy hops and fairly boozy notes leading.. a little off-balance. Heavier-bodied with moderate-plus carbonation.. rough at times.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHopster (960) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2015
(Can) Aroma is faint with notes of alcohol. Decent light amber complexion with mild combination. A biting hop flavor with malt balance. A high IBU with bitter resin. Additional grapefruit sweetness would be helpful. Noted alcohol aftertaste.

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