Maxbier (155) - Maryland, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark slight haze golden color, thick lite head. Aroma is piney resinous with some floral fruity notes. Strong malty flavors, piney hoppy flavors, acidic citrusy finish with lingering mild bitterness. Different than other DIPAs, Resin is a good name for this beer.
mmmbeer (1235) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2014 12 mini small can from a 4 pack (which is in my belly) served in my stolen DH glass (delivered from Couch Potato Austin)- poured a 50 % translucent copper tan color with several floaties present when held to a light source. Aroma of pine after I step out the door in Minnesota (but I’m from MI- nevermind Obama lovers- true story by the way), Hits the mouth with a medium body, some light caramel is mixed with the malt, but nothing overpowering, middle holds up with the beginning of a decent hop wave, finish is very acidic, and begs for another sip. Overall- fantastic drinking brew lately. Perhaps middle of the road a few years prior, but considering ALL BREWERIES LATELY are playing with themselves, I’ll take what I can get.
AlainG (1141) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Elle est ambrée et embrouillée alors que sa mousse est fugace et sans intérêt pour le tissage. De beaux arômes d’agrumes charment d’emblée le nez. Ensuite, c’est son côté floral qui prend la relève. On détecte aussi du miel, des herbes et du poivre. Des saveurs fruitées agréables passent en imprégnant la bouche et en y laissant un arrière-goût, une belle et douce amertume de pamplemousse rose, avec ses particularités quelque peu sucrées. Elle est bien ronde et se boit à grandes gorgées. Encore une fois, merci Isabelle, (1067-060514)
beastiefan2k (2368) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - MAY 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Red Bull like can, BB June 2014. Poured into shaker at bar. Medium head, hazy dark gold color. Well, no need to go much into detail. Its overly astringent alcohol and malt mix and green bitter hops. As described by the name nothing but resin and high octane. No bueno. I have rated my worst 5 of 6 Sxpoint beers in the past year. I’m only drinking them at this point to crack their top 5. This brewery is, otherwise, a waste of my time.
jtclockwork (8026) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Backlog. Pours amber. White head. nose/taste of resin, pine, grapefruit, citrus and caramel malt. Medium body.
Sunni05 (31) - Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smell the hops! From the moment I opened the can it was powerful. As I poured it into my snifter the aroma was intoxicating. Great piny flavor...just like the name you could taste the hop resin. Loved it.
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tmm313 (55) - Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong, inviting aromas of orange, grapefruit, tropical fruit, pine and pepper. Taste - Sweet orange up front. Resinous pine follows immediately after and shifts into a grassy, spicy herb-like flavor, all backed by a sweet caramel backbone. Pine and grapefruit finish with a touch of booze. Complex and very well balanced. The taste was truly unique among the IPAs I’ve tried so far.
Clarkdvm (101) - Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can- unique presentation but description on can is over the top. Very hoppy with hints of citrus. Smells like beer. Metallic aftertaste. No idea was 9.1 abv. Guess just not my type (I prefer sours, barrel aged, stouts and dark brews in general).
SimonTja (241) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
6 month old can.
Copper orange with a eggshell white head. Sticky smell, very floral, lots of hops, but not a lot of tropical fruit, more resin, but I remember having this fresher and it was incredibly juicy and fruity. Taste is very very balanced, everything is well compontented, Bitterness that is very evened out kind of a sweet but medium light malt body and a lot of hoppy goodness. Very drinkable 9.1% not noticeable at all, quite bitter aftertaste.
Dr.Drei (9) - New York, USA - MAY 7, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is nice: mild floral and citrus qualities, very complex. I’m having a hard time pining down what kind of hops they used. Definitely not some of the varieties with strong citrus qualities (e.g., Citra, Centennial).
The beer pours clear with a pillowy head.
As for taste, it is on the sweet side, with a nice balance of hops and malt. I’m tasting Crystal malt (I’m going to guess Crystal 40). I’m wondering what the primary base malt was.
The palate is nice, with medium body, a creamy texture, soft carbonation, and a bitter finish.
It is a very good to excellent DIPA. I only wish that Sixpoint would list the grains and hops they use on their beers.