jh773 (303) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2014 Clear orange, decent head. Smells like evergreen, juniper, mint, pine sap, warm. Bitter resin, grapefruit peel, pine needles. Very clean flavor. Light on the palate; long bitter finish. beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - MAR 14, 2014
I’m finding the same issue with most beers from Sixpoint, and this was no different. Lovely hoppy aroma of grapefruit, big juicy hops, it’s making a big promise that I hope it can keep. Clear amber pour, and again, not that its bad, but its the norm. Taste doesn’t live up to the aroma, burnt resin flavor, syrupy, without imagination. unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Tall, skinny, 12oz can. Golden, Orange color. Foamy tan head. Aromatics of resiny hops. Loads of hops in the nose. Tastes of pale malts, sweet caramels; all undertoned by the huge hops. Dry hopped, long boil hopped. Lingering bitterness has characteristics of pine, citrus rind. Loads if resin. (3994) gam (3930) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2014
Medium head rich orange pour soft carbonation aromas stone fruit pine citrus caramel the flavours medium bitter grapefruit apricot resin pine peach pineapple good tastes involved strong bitter good hops the finish pine and bitter very nice finish along with good hop backing and malt sweetness nice ale warhawk91 (302) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Pint draft at Plan B in West Hartford, CT. Pour is a hazy copper with a fluffy off white head. Smell is spicy with oily hops and sweet malt, plenty if citrus. Taste is surprisingly malty with sweetness of caramel, bright citrus and dank piney hops. Alcohol very well hidden, and not overly bitter.
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bropgh (31) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2014
A- Hazy orange. Two finger head dissipated after 2 minutes to a light foam. great lacing.
S- citrus and piney smells, couldn’t pinpoint an exact citrus fruit, possibly orange.
T- Here is where the orange comes out with some piney "resin". Delicious to say the least.
M- Perfectly carbonated. A thicker feeling brew that tingles the senses.
O- A very tasty beer. One of my top 5 IPAs so far. The flavors/smell/taste all balance great, with 9.1% ABV to boot! Definitely grabbing this again! jrob21 (3693) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Can as a bonus in a recent trade. Coincidentally these guys are relatively new to Georgia although I haven’t had any of their beers yet. This is a nice ipa. Enamel piercing pine hop aromas and flavors. Dark orange color with a white head and lots of lacing. Bit of a sweet caramel and orange mouth feel as it warms a bit. Big body and big stickiness. Sevenlee (1846) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2014
Pours a hazy orange colour with a small white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, fruit, toastiness and some hops. Taste is medium sweet leading to a nicely balanced finish. Good stuff. BeerZombies1 (37) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 19, 2014
American double / Imperial IPA
9.1% ABV 103 IBU
APPEARANCE: poured a over ripe apricot color, nice off white lazy head that dissipated quickly into a small foam leaving nice sticky lacing.
AROMA: first smell was from the cracked can, lots of hops and pine. Poured into the glass and it opened up the nose wonderfully. Lots of citrus, grapefruit, dried naval oranges.
TASTE: I think someone in Brooklyn took a trip to the west coast, this has great bitter hops up front that get balanced out by the sweet malts on the end. Citrus really pops and brightens the flavors.
MOUTHFEEL: medium body and carbonation. Very oily, coats the mouth making the finish very long.
OVERALL: first sixpoint beer I have had, very impressed. Dig the size of the can. Very drinkable for the high IBU. Hits my perfect equation of 9-10 ABV and 100-110 IBU. Super solid IPA!
RATING: 4/5 Zombie Heads!
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This one poured a bright green color with a white head. Aroma was of piney and grapefruity hops, pretty much nothing else. Flavor was similar, very resinous and piney. Solid but not great.