BroSpud (1679) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz skinny can. Pours medium amber with a light head. Much darker than most DIPAs with perhaps a slightly sweeter malty quality. The name fits as it is chock full of resinous hops. No complaints with this one.
dogfishho (588) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours bright gold and clear. The aroma is, as expected, full of piney, resiny hops. The flavor is a blast of hop bitterness with nice balancing malt sweetness, but the length is microscopic. I donít know if Iíve ever had a beer that hit so hard and then fades immediately.
scarletfire65 (939) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted at NYC Craft Beer Festival. Sweet, full bodied, served too cold. They certainly captured the resinous quality of the bittering hops. Aroma of pine and spruce. Very sticky on the palate. Bracingly bitter. Long powerful finish.
johnbuck100 (237) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Like most Sixpoint beers, this DIPA is very dark and earthy. And like other Sixpoint Beeers, I admire the brewers for their experimentation. That being said, I personally like my DIPAs lighter, as the resiny hops are heavy enough. Given that I know of no other 9.1% DIPAs in a can, this is your beer of choice if you are traveling. Otherwise, there are many better DIPAs out there.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can/12oz - Pours a dark orange-amber in color with a medium foamy off-white head that settles to a creamy quarter inch covering over the beer. Plenty of lacing on the glass. Aroma is strong of pine resin hops, of course, but there is also some citrus and some caramel malts. Flavor is quite hoppy, as you might expect, with pine resin hops dominating. Some caramel malts present, but not nearly enough to balance the hops. Medium bitterness lingers into the finish, Some slight sweetness at the very end... Very good!
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a dark hazy amber with a beautiful dense creamy tan head. Leaves behind milky lacing.
Aroma: Big pine and citrus essence up front. A little bit of earthy yeast as well. Pretty much a noseful of hops.
Taste: Earthy abrasive bitter hops, caramel malt, a modest citrus burst and burnt sugar. A little fruity, but finishes with lingering bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, fairly high level of carbonation that compliments the hop level perfectly.
Overall: A perfect example of a Double IPA. In the end I like the hops to win out over the doubled malt bill, and while this is very malty, the hops prevailed. Very clean, great aroma, and a really attractive package (slim cans). Usually not impressed with the east coastís Double IPA, but this is on that list of beers breaking that silly notion of mine.
jcos (1522) - Maryland, USA - MAR 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location/Date:Can split with Dave on March 3rd, 2012.
Appearance: Pours a dark maroon opaque, slightly different for the style.
Aroma: Aroms is very resin-y of hop, just like the title.
Taste: Taste is strong bitterness but not overbearing as others, some kind of malt that makes the aftertaste short.
Palate:Short aftertaste, which is different for the style, and appreciated. Medium body,slightly carbonated. Covers alcohol well.
Summary:This is an interesting DIPA - the aroma is very piney, the taste pretty hoppy, but itís not as sticky as other DIPA, which is appreciated.
bgburdman9 (857) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a medium brown murky color with a small white head. I drank this right after a hoptimum and it does not compare. Way too sweet and caramel malt strong. There is some resiny hops but not what I expected. Aroma was very sweet and not very hop forward at all. Had a best by date of July 30. Tastes like it should be a best by Jan 30
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 (3849) - 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.