TheBeerGod (4910) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Amber pour with a frothy, creamy tan head. Aroma is hoppy and laden with citrus, pine resins, wet hops and caramel. Taste is big citrus, pine, orange oils, grapefruit juice, sweet malt, caramel, and light spicy hops. Body is medium-full with a strong, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more pine, citrus hop resins, wet hops, spicy hops, caramel, sweet malt and alcohol.
SlovakSniper (2548) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Une canette de Marheb) Un liquide qui présente une robe à la limite ambrée. Une tête mousseuse qui se pose avec élégance. Un nez qui partage ses aspirations caramélisées avec des houblons résineux et floraux. Rien d’étonnant! Des saveurs de caramel et de toffee. Une touche de sirop d’érable. Des houblons bien vivants. De la résine qui n’est jamais trop expressive. Des fleurs légèrement piquantes. Quelque chose qui est intéressant mais pas renversant. Une bouche qui présente un corps moyen avec un pétillement modéré et une texture huileuse. Une finale qui présente les meilleurs moments des houblons et des malts. Une proposition qui se dirige tout droit vers le vin d’orge.
someviking (132) - old bridge, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours from can with small head and a slightly cloudy pale orange color. typical hops in the nose but not as potent as i was expecting also some alcohol. taste is pleasant strong hop flavors of grapefruit and piney resin coming through. quite bitter... ha ha totally in a good way. very good brew and I’ve come to expect nothing less from this brewery.
HoppyAlesToYou (152) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Notes of caramel, resin, spruce, and flowers in the aroma. The head is tan and laces beautifully over the amber ale. Taste is initially sweet, but quickly snaps to bitterness. Palate is creamy and sticky, appropriately named.
kirk36 (91) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2012
4.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Fruity, grapefruit, pleasant, sexy, soft, excellent, top notch, worth it. Would pay and buy more.
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Nephilium (1222) - Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This begins with a deep and dank aroma of hops. Pours a hazy orange, with a dusting of white head. This is a hop bomb, and a delicious one. There’s citrus, pine, and sticky hops all barely being supported by a caramel malt backbone. There’s a slick mouthfeel, with no noticeable carbonation. The alcohol is really well hidden, and there’s a delicious, long bitter finish. This a winner of a beer.
Lukaduke (1497) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow ! Pours a deep buckwheat honey color with a eggshell colored big head. You can almost see the resin settle through the head into the glass. Great nose that reeks of toffee, pine sap and a hint of grapefruit. The flavor is packed with a hoppy resin go figure... more hop flavor and less biting bitterness that you find in a lot of big hopped beers. There is a hint of sweet toffee but its still a refreshing beer despite it being 9% abv... Id say this is in the top ten heavily hopped beers Ive ever tasted. Mmmmm
JoePeesie (850) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
1 oz sample for rate: Pours a brownish orange with a touch of off white head. I drank the majority of this beer from the can on a walk to the lake. This beer is very bitter and resiny as the name suggests. The hops used blend nicely for what I believe the brewer intended. It’s a solid beer worth trying and I’m glad I have another can (thanks for the double dip Chairmissing) to enjoy soon entirely out of a proper glass. It’s an earthy bitter beer that is more sizzle than steak IMO but does make me want to try more of Sixpoints offerings.
Chad9976 (1025) - Albany, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer nerds often describe very hoppy beers as tasting of resin: a semisolid substance secreted in the sap of some plants and trees. It’s a dank, rustic, earthy taste and really emphasizes the bitterness of hops. Sixpoint seems to have brewed a beer to be the epitome of this description with the aptly-named "Resin." It’s very bitter, but tastes quite different than your average double/imperial IPA and is amazingly drinkable - that’s a winner in my book.
I poured a 12oz can into a tulip glass.
Appearance: Opaque mahogany shade. You can tell the lack of clarity is due to sediment. It forms a large, beige, frothy head which retains and laces excellently.
Smell: Very earthy aroma of pine bark and wet leaves, plus a noticeable herbal quality of black tea. There’s a subtle sweetness of fruit juice concentrate, plus some alcohol too.
Taste: The best way to describe Sixpoint Resin would be "the most earthy/woodsy double IPA I’ve ever drank." A lot east coast IPAs tend to taste and smell like a Christmas tree, but this beer is closer to the tree bark and soil itself. It begins with a slightly astringent quality of the said earthy flavors, then immediately transitions into something extremely bitter. It’s a dry bitterness with a hint of grapefruit tartness, which then comes back to the earthy flavors. Black tea, hop oil (resin), and a slight rubbing alcohol flavor all finish up the palate, respectively. It’s very bitter, but not too dry and not too overwhelming even at 103 IBUs. The aftertaste is slightly dry and bitter, but actually quite clean considering just how intense it is while in the mouth. The palate doesn’t really develop much after this, which is fine because the rustic/herbal/malty qualities found in this brew are quite unique and make for an enjoyable change of pace.
Drinkability: It’s impressive that Sixpoint Resin is so easy to drink considering its rather beefy body of 9.1% ABV and high bitterness of 103 IBUs. The mouthfeel is mostly calm with a gentle prickly sensation from the hop bitterness. Also, it’s only medium-bodied, instead of tasting and feeling like carbonated syrup as many IPAs of this nature are wont to do. A versatile beer, too, as it’s tasty enough to drink on its own but strong enough to stand up to a hearty meal. At $10 a four-pack it’s a tad pricey (especially considering it comes in 12oz rather than 16oz cans), but definitely worth it.
TheGB (460) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Timberwood grill. Dark amber with a dense head. Aroma of fresh hops, and some sort of metal smell. Medium bodied with a smooth palate, kind of a fat palate. Doesn't seem like 100+ IBU
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