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RATINGS: 270   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
No one can deny the beer climate is changing. Extreme bittering patterns and massive flavor oscillations are the new normal.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CanIHave4Beers (4136) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 28, 2015
Can, shared by me... in my dining room... just now.
Pours a light red color with a big fluffy head and lots of lacing on the glass.

The aroma has that fruity hop on toasty malt on toffee thing that I hate in Imperial Red ales. This one is a little more charming because the hop character is very fresh & bright with a good bit of citrus and a little melon.

The flavor has that fruity hop on toasty malt on toffee thing that I hate in Imperial Red ales. This one is a little more charming because the sweetness is kept in check and the bitterness that is absolutely necessary in a beer like this is actually pleasant as apposed to abrasive. The hop character is mostly grape-fruity with a bit of pineyness, the finish has a nice lingering bitterness. The booziness is chilled out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (9423) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Pour out of can, clear red pour with white head, aroma brought grass, slight orange, hints of grain, husk, touch of caramel, slight spice. Taste was pretty standard amber hopped up a bit, some grass, citrus, touch of spice into some caramel, toast, slight earth, finishing bitter, slightly dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Pumpkin87 (238) - - DEC 27, 2015
Pours from can a beautiful reddish amber with soapy off-white head that looks frolicsome but doesnt last long except for a wee bit of lacing. The initial aroma is off-putting: pine, earth, soap, grass, salvaged by a hint of malt. As it warms, the nose opens up considerably to citrus and even peach. Unfortunately, those more positive notes dont turn up in the glass, where the flavor remains resinous pine oil, dank hops and the occasional brief burst of malt sweetness that does not mesh well into the prevailing bitterness. Thin bodied. Searching the can for any suggestion of how this is global or warming. Theres nothing other than a suggestion not to use excessive energy through lengthy refrigeration. Good advice, but just another pedestrian beer from the all you need is bitterness school. Still, kudos to the marketer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8664) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Tall thin can. Pours a clear copper reddish color with a small white head. A big sweet fruity nose. A fresh citrus hop bite, low bitterness, light spices, toast. Finishes very clean and tasty. Awesome brew. Could drink many. Really big for an Amber.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (8057) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 15, 2015
Big initial citrus infusion. Pours dark copper with decent head. Some peel. Some pineapple in finish - definitely in a sudden sharp astringency after bitterness. Tap at Glens.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brentv (663) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 6, 2015
On tap at ABV Public House. Pours clear red with a white head. Aroma and taste of malts, caramel, citrus, and pine. Gentle sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lonick (1774) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 5, 2015
Can, April 2014 Not So Fools Tasting (rating backlog) Pours amber slight white head. Big grapefruit, slight spice on the nose. Taste is caramel up front then turns into a long lingering bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
samsmith33 (772) - - DEC 4, 2015
Aroma is hops and some spice. Light Amber color, lasting white head. Loses points for being a little too hoppy for a winter beer. Also get pine, sourish resin, tar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4921) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Rated on 11-25-2015. This canned beer pours a small very fizzy beige head that is mostly lasting, transparent orange body, fizzy, lively, fast rising carbonation, and one ring of lacing. The aroma is citrus, pine hops, very bitter, earthy, fruity, spicy, and caramel malt. This beers flavor is moderately bitter, citrus, pine hops, spicy, fruity, and caramel malt. The mouthfeel is lively carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. A most quaffable beer with a light bitter aftertaste. The flavor is very tasty and this beer is worth trying. It is a beer that I would definitely partake in again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2015
Pours a very cloudy and very dark golden orange color with faint tangerine edges when held to a light source and a one finger, off-white head that quickly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Sporadic streaks of soapy lacing left behind. Slightly spicy, earthy hop aroma with resinous oils and grassy pine needle character countered by a lightly roasted, sweet malt backbone. Floral with hints of cut grass, dank buds and subtle citrus sweetness followed by caramel malt, toast, and dark fruit notes. Nothing in the nose suggests winter but theres a decent balance of fresh hops and sweet malt. The hop presence is slightly one dimensional and could use some citrus/tropical fruit character but the aroma is still somewhat inviting. On the fuller end of medium body with a blast of dank, sticky hop bitterness that dominates, lingering over the sweet malt notes into a bone dry finish. Earthy, resinous and slightly spicy with dry, grassy pine needle flavor and a touch of citrus sweetness, notably grapefruit and orange peel. Underneath, theres a sweet caramel backbone balancing things out nicely with hints of toffee, hazelnut and vinous dark fruit. Again, Im not picking up anything that makes me think of winter but this beer is well balanced and decently drinkable without sacrificing the uber fresh hop flavors. One of the better beers that Ive had from Sixpoint.

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