Puff

New York
United States
Sixpoint Beer Puff Double IPA
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

Imagine puffing away on hops for days, then just chillin' as the party starts winding down.
But wait, a final burst of energy; one last dose in a tank of dry hops. A special hop bouquet for the afterparty.
If you love Resin, try tasting it straight from the tanks. That's PUFF - a hazy, unfiltered pour with an extra dose of dry hops... a new blend devised just for Puff.

We decided to capture our own puffy, cloudy brew in a limited release can. First puff says it all - this ish is Keller. Breathe deep and put your head in the clouds... it's Mad Science.

Profile

ABV: 
9.8%
IBUs: 
108
Judges Review 
Michael Bury's picture
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

The aroma is sure to awaken the senses with a punch of ripe mango, tangerine and resiny hops making their presence immediately felt. A light honey-like caramel malt provides a counterpoint along with moderate sweet alcohol. As expected for an unfiltered Double IPA, an average-sized beige head of fine bubbles sits atop a hazy amber beer containing orange highlights all reminiscent of an intensely caramelized weissbier.

Massive is an understatement for the hop flavor in this beer. Grapefruit and orange juices dominate the hop profile with additional help from resin, floral and guava notes. The balance is decidedly bitter due to the high level of bittering hops, but this beer isn’t one-dimensional at all with a significant charge of caramel malt helping to keep it interesting. A semi-sweet finish is quickly followed by a palate-clearing, resiny aftertaste. Nothing seems out of place here, but then again, the hop flavor would bludgeon any wayward note into oblivion.

This full-bodied beer with above average carbonation completely fills the nooks and crannies of one’s palate. The moderately-high alcohol isn’t hot, though a bit of hop-related astringency comes through (which is not unexpected for the style).

If you’re finding that the typical IPA or even Imperial IPA is just too weak for you, this beer may be your cure. It’s larger-than-life hop charge is conceivably what gives the beer such a hazy appearance; it happens when you squeeze the life out of a hop’s lupulin glands. In this case, they were sacrificed to the mighty Puff.