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Review of Sixpoint Resin

02 Jun
Hi guys.  For today’s craft beer review I’m going to be trying the Sixpoint Resin produced by the Sixpoint Brewery located in Brooklyn, New York.

This has been a beer that has eluded me for sometime, but I was finally able to grab a four pack last week and I’m so psyched about tasting it.

So, let’s not waste anymore time.  Let’s get to the website, sixpoint.com, and see what we can find out about the Resin. 

RESIN.  Whatever flames upon the night.  Man’s own resinous heart has fed.  

A beer that celebrates the extraction of hop resin for a concentrated yet balanced brew.   

I’ve heard so much about this brew, therefore I’m really excited about giving it a go.

This brew comes in a 12 oz. can and it has an ABV of 9.1%.

It poured a hazy amber/orange color with a shimmer of yellow around the edges when held toward the light.  The crown was off white in color, excellently sized, fluffy, creamy and soft.  The retention time was optimal and the lacing looked admirable.  An enticing looking beverage to say the least.

The nose brought about a splendid array of pine resin and pineapple with a subtle distinction of grapefruit citrus.  A slight touch of bready malt began to show as the brew warmed, but the hops remained on full force for the duration.  Overall, it smelled very fresh, delightful and good.

The taste didn’t hold back on the citrus at all.  Plentiful amounts of fresh pineapple, grapefruit and other tropical fruits coalesced nicely with the pine resin.  Again, a slight touch of breadiness was found, however it was quickly overtaken by the bittering hops and citrus.  A teeny, tiny savor of alcohol and maybe just a bit of spice added an additional and welcomed characteristic.  This beer tasted very nice in my opinion.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied.  Very dry, lively, fresh, crisp, refreshing and darn near thirst quenching.  The carbonation was spot on.  A light hint of warmth was felt from the alcohol for the first few sips, but once the palate adjusted it wasn’t even noticed.  A solid amount of flavor was left behind after each sip as well.

Guys, I really, really like this beer.  Is it the best Imperial IPA that I’ve ever had?  No, probably not, but it’s definitely a brew that could hold it’s own and satisfy most any hophead that’s for sure.  The hops and bitterness are brilliant enough to keep one occupied for the duration.  It did me anyway.  The drinkability was outstanding as well.  I could set back several of these at one time with no problem at all I believe.  I think I could drink this at any point during the year as well.  I had better watch out though, because at 9.1% ABV, I could be in trouble.  With that being said, if you guys like hops and can obtain a can or two of the Sixpoint Resin, I would highly suggest giving it a try.  I’m 99.9% sure that you guys will enjoy it.

Thanks for reading and commenting everyone.  I really appreciate it.

Until next time.  Cheers.

Score:  4.25 out of 5
Grade:  A-   

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Posted by on June 2, 2012 in Country: USA, Sixpoint

 

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