Slipstream (1924) - USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2013 On tap at Good Beer - awesome IIPA, and one of the best things Iíve had from a super brewery! Sixpoint just seems to get better and better and to keep churning out interesting releases. Nice orange-red pour. Sweet, floral, resiny IPA aroma with a floral quality that lingers for a bit. Smooth, sweet, and rich. The flavor is complex, tingley, and well-balanced between serious infusions of tasty hops and heavy loads of fine malts. I expected 6pt to do an excellent big IPA someday, and they have delivered. BUT I had to take a couple of points off after having it from a can. That time it got too darn overwhelmingly bitter for my poor little palate. For some reason I found the draft to be a lot more enjoyable.
r464 (1738) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2012 Deep coppery amber in color with a light tan head that is foamy but fades and laces soon after pour. Hoppy aroma. Floral hops are right up front with a nice, slightly bitter flavor that lasts through to the finish. A tad bit earthy, hints of pine, citrus zest, and spice. Amazing for a canned beer. Would definitely have this again.
gsmitty80 (1736) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma of this beer was very hoppy with a hint of sugar and sweetness. Taste was of fresh hops and a very sticky malt. Finish that stuck to the palate and kept the hops very well. Great DIPA.
blklab2007 (1862) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
can poured a dark red amber color with a thin off white head. aroma has citrus, resiny pine, good malted body, and light sweetness. mouth feel is fuller than expected hitting a medium and there is average carbonation. flavor brings on the resin, pine, medium bitterness, citrus rind, gets a bit sticky, and finishes with light heat and lingering resins. did I mention the resin because the name is very fitting.
Dogbrick (7113) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer pours a clear dark amber-orange color with a medium white head that recedes steadily. Sticky small patches of lacing. Aroma of piney hops and malt. Medium to full body with a resiny (obvious?) hops character and notes of toasted malt and a bit of fruit. The finish is piney with a moderatley bitter hops aftertaste. Above average overall.
JoeyBeerBelly (34) - New York, USA - FEB 18, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz can served in a snifter.
The aroma is wonderful, pine resin aroma sticks to the inside of your nostrils.The beer is a deep amber color with a fluffy off-white head that left a sheet of lacing. Piney taste upfront with enough malt to balance things out before going totally bitter on the finish. The beer is medium bodied with easy drinkability as the 9% abv is nowhere to be found until after the glass is empty.Overall I like it a lot and Iím glad itís a local beer that I can get fresh.
scooter520 (185) - - FEB 18, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap: Whole Foods. Appearance: orangish, amber, mid haze/clear, medium tannish white head. Aroma: some grapefruit citrus with strong strong pine íresiní. Taste: crazy piney hop bitterness (I LOVE IT!!), nice citrus and malt backbone. Mouthfeel: creamy, thickish body, standard carbonation. Overall: I love this beer!!! Huge hophead here and it satisfies all my DIPA needs!
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burtonbaton930 (100) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ok. This is a really delicious brew. Huge citrus and pine hop aroma that makes way into a great earthy hop taste. Medium sweetness and caramel like malt bill balances the high IBU. Very easy to drink. That being said when I opened the four case to find those tiny energy drink style cans I was hugely disappointed. Every other sixpoint offering, even the seasonals, were in pint cans. Even if they jacked the price up a dollar or two to accommodate the price of ingredients I wouldnít have minded. Lets keep it consistent. Either way still another solid offering from sixpoint.
EvanFriend (250) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The name speaks for itself, the taste is dominated by resiny, piney hops, with the malt and just a touch of alcohol underneath. Relatively well balanced. A good DIPA, but not the best. And Iím not sure I like the energy drink cans it comes in.
radagast83 (4040) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at ChurchKey. Poured a clear dark amber color, medium sized white head. Aroma was... resin. Yep. But in all seriousness, it was heavy on the pine sap, needle notes. Flavor was medium malts, heavy on the hops - woah so many hops.