aasher (112) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Birthday beer #1, Sixpoint just arrived in Indianapolis yesterday.
This beer pours a light to medium bodied orangish dull copper in color with a creamy white, one finger head. Itís much darker than I anticipated. The aromas are different than I expected. I get some slightly sweet amber malts, light citrus, light happiness, and it has a certain creaminess to it, indicative of a can.The flavors are light and smooth. I get a lot of smooth malts with citrus accents and a ever so slight hop bitterness. It is incredibly smooth and creamy, obviously made for a can. Itís solid, and much different than other cream ales Iíve had. It has more body and isnít as session able yet has more flavor and more to offer.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sure doesnt smell like a cream ale, like sticking my nose in a hop bin,defintely more American Pale Aleish,,a successful dry hopping procedure, that pretty much dominates the nose. Taste is however totaly unlike the aroma,here you get a straight balance of grain malt and grain hop,then hop bitterness in finish, That balanced blend is then washed from the palate almost immediately after the swallow,very mysterious how that happens. I take it this is supposed to be a surprising mix of malt sweetness(hence that Cream ale designation) and hop bitterness, but that quick ghostly appearance and disappearance of the malt ,makes a style assignment impossible. Very drinkable,session type,would go great with a spicey sweet salsa
Ughsmash (7128) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint-sized can. Poured slightly hazy medium orange with a creamy beige head. The aroma picked up sweet pale malts and fruity notes, with white spices and a touch of orange zest accenting.. really nice. The flavor opened with tangy carbonation and the aforementioned spices, pale and fruity notes supported the core.. tangy fruit skins and spices on the edges, with more fruity character through the finish.. a tad sharper than expected, but I canít say it didnít work. Light-medium bodied and well-carbonated on the palate.. it wanted to be smooth, but sharpness and some residual bitterness got in the way.. overall a solid brew that Iíd drink again.
Boutip (4701) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can: Poured a medium bright amber color ale with a large white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of semi-sweet caramel malt with light citrus hoppy notes. Taste is also a good mix between some caramelized malt with a light hoppy finish with subtle notes of citrus. Body is about average with good carbonation. Nice session style beer with limited complexity.
Lowe1983 (1348) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an amber color with off-white head. Aroma is mostly malty with caramel malts. Slight hint of citrus hops as well. Creamy mouthful with citrus hops and caramel malts. Decent bitter finish.
JStax (2974) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a can into a pint glass. Appearance is all nuances, nothing pronounced. I get a some hop bitterness, some creamy malt sweetness, some estery wheat influence. I like how all this melds together to make a nicely done, sessionable beer. Taste is mildly flavorful, while remaining quaffable. A big drink is not out of the question. Creamy mouthfeel and somewhere between light and medium bodied. Finish is abrupt, but thatís what it ought to be.
Chad9976 (1165) - Albany, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I poured a 16oz can into a lager glass.
Appearance: Dark orange color with a hazy body, although carbonation bubbles of different sizes and speeds are easily visible. Forms a good sized eggshell colored, frothy head which retains and laces very well.
Smell: Light confectionary notes of toffee and caramel, plus some more rustic aroma of black tea, honey roasted peanuts and floral hops.
Taste: The palate to Sixpoint Sweet Action is something of a contradiction. Itís quite complex (surprisingly so, in fact), but itís not all that robust or delectably delicious. It begins quite mild with a light nutty sweetness plus some candy flavor. It seems to turn on a dime into something quite stronger, though. Toffee, caramel, honey, and the faintest hint of citrusy hop bitterness all come through in the second half. It finishes much like it begins on a mild, subtle note with hint of herbal tea.
Whatís interesting is that throughout the entire palate thereís a barely detectable lager-like component at the core. Itís reminiscent of a Vienna or Munich-style lager or even an Oktoberfest. Slightly grassy, slightly lemony, a tad astringent, but aside from using the term "grainy" (which I hate), itís best described as an all-malt lager character. The aftertaste is a mild chalky bitterness and texture, but the beer itself is quite refreshing while itís in the mouth. Plenty of flavor to enjoy, but kept at a "lower volume" so as not to overwhelm.
Drinkability: While Sweet Action may have some lager character to the palate, its delivery is all ale for sure. The mouthfeel is a soft, medium-to-light body with an almost creamy texture. Despite all the carbonation you can see in the glass, it doesnít interfere with the drinking process as it goes down very smoothly. At only 5.2% ABV, Sixpoint definitely deserves kudos for being able to get so much flavor out of the brew. Technically too big to be a "session beer," but I could see most drinkers having no trouble with a 4-pack box of this over the course of a day or a weekend and still being able to function.
Tmoney99 (10590) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Poured hazy amber color with a moderate frothy white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate hop sweet aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a smooth bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid refreshing brew for style.
italarican (1481) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Sunswick. Pours a hazy golden orange with standard white head. Aroma is a fine balance of mustiness and pine-like hops. Flavor has an overwhelming taste of overcooked mac ní cheese. An odd elbow macaroni flavor lingers. A slight saltiness and dough flavor. Weird.
mcmisko (352) - New York, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy orange with a big off white head. Smells floral with sweet fruits. Taste floral, citrus, hay, and a little caramel. Smooth texture. Slightly bitter after taste. Overall, this is not bad, but nothing to go wild for.