b33r (772) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bright gold translucent color with small white head and nice messy lacing. Aroma is piercing, citrusy and grassy, with slight vinous fruit notes and a little alcohol tingle. Flavor is intensely hoppy, resiny and piney, with a candy sweetness, and a faint earthy, malty finish. Mouthfeel is a bit oily with fairly evident alcohol presence, but still easy to drink. Was $12/4pk which a bit much, but fair considering the abv.
corby112 (2689) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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 isn’t well masked at all with tons of ethanol flavor and warmth in the finish. Not one of Sixpoint’s finer offerings, in my opinion.
Shark_Pants (497) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
wvhoran (455) - Tasmania, - AUG 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
jgb9348 (5231) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
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, it’s 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.
BuckeyeBoy (4055) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
markwise (4898) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2015
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
HIGHB4LL (837) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at Bailey’s 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.
ttutony (794) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Ughsmash (7426) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
TheHopster (960) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(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.