lowgun1212 (109) - Carlstadt, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose is very upfront, pine, spearmint, honey. dark brown with a thin oily head. Pumpernickel to start, then fading to a very dry long hard hop. carbonation is very soft, marshmellowy. overall impressive, but the hop may be too aggressive to enjoy regularly.
ben4321 (3356) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Location: 12 oz slim can from Buy Rite, 3/2/12
Aroma: It is fairly hoppy with some nice resin/pine notes, floral hops, and some light malty notes
Appearance: Pours an amber color with a beige head that leaves a sheet of spotty lace on the glass
Flavor: The taste has some light malty sweetness, but mostly it has a big resiny hop bitterness
Palate: This one is medium-full bodied, with a thick, sticky/resiny mouthfeel, and an average carbonation
I was excited by this one. They got me with the name, Iím a fan of resiny beers for sure. Anyway, Sixpoint did a nice job with this one. The light caramel malt sweetness is there, but the real star of this one is (shockingly enough) the resiny hops. It delivers what it promises.
Tmoney99 (9645) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Poured clear dark copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Medium to heavy resin hop aroma. Medium to full body with slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy smooth bitter flavor with a medium to heavy bitter finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout beer.
nearbeer (3289) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Clear copper with a lasting ring of cream. Aroma is caramel, grapes and resin. Flavor is the same, with a touch of earthiness. Medium body is smooth and balanced.
brew3crew (166) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks tmoney99!!! Orange body with white lacing. Smells of a nice mixture of bittering and fruity hops. Nice piney resin taste. Good beer to sip. More bittering than fruits in the taste
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Beer Run. Pours a clear dark red color with a large frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toffee, caramel, and floral, herbal hops. The taste is resiny and dark earthy hops, toffee malts. Medium-full bodied, creamy texture, lingering bitterness. Nice beer.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big thanks to drabmuh for grabbing this can for me. Served in a SAVOR wine glass.
Pours a fairly-clear copper color with a nice off-white head and quite a bit of spotty lacing on the way down and a thin collar throughout. The nose has some piney and resinous hops to go along with some bready malt in the background.
The flavor hits first with a good dose of bitterness, followed by pine and a bit of citrus rind. Resin is right, though at the same time thereís too much back malt both in body and a bit in the flavor. Some spice that almost seems rye-like lingers in the background in addition to the bitterness. Slight bit of warming alcohol followed by a fairly-dry finish.
Pretty good beer overall, though a bit too malty and not enough hop flavor or aroma for me. Instead, it focuses on bitterness. Iím all for that, but it works much better when combined with other hop qualities.
starkastic (18) - - FEB 27, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sweet grapefruit caramel taste, with a strong hoppy after taste.its beers like this why I live for craft brews.
adamjackson (1761) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked up a 4-pack of this on a beer run a few weeks ago. Iíve been looking forward to trying this. Poured into a tulip at cellar temp (about 60 Degrees F)
A - 1-Finger head with off-white color. The brew itself was a dark brown ale with lots of clouds. It looks like a very cloudy bock.
S - HUGE dry hops explode even when you pop the top. Caramel Apples and brown sugar
T - Dry hops, apple, cranberries and simple syrup. Just sweet fruity hoppy deliciousness
M - 100% carbonation when you swish. A very dry linger and somewhat boozy which is surprising for a DIPA
O - This is a solid BBQ beer in the summer is my opinion. Sixpoint beers just all taste the same which bugs me. This is not different. Not sure why but this tastes just like Sweet Action and Diesel. Oh well. Still drinkable.
PhillyCraft (2595) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at Pour House. Poured a dark amber color, very murky. Aromas of NYC grapefruit diesel, cherries, wood. Taste is tangy hops, pine, honey mustard, grapefruit, bitter floral hops. A little smokey on the tongue and finish but wouldnt expect anything else for the ibuís. Very good IPA. Get it while its fresh, I had a can from the same spot a few days later and it was not nearly as good.