Sweet Action

New York
United States
Sixpoint Beer Sweet Action Ale
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
76
Aroma:
16 / 24
Flavor:
30 / 40
Appearance:
4 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

The original Sixpoint creation -- it defies categorization and speaks directly to your palate. It's part cream, part wheat and part pale ale, all Sweet Action.

Profile

ABV: 
5.2%
IBUs: 
34
Served at: 
45° F
Hops: 
Galaxy, Glacier, Simcoe, Cascade
Malts: 
Maris Otter, Vienna, Wheat
Judges Review 
Michael Bury's picture
Judges Rating:
76
Aroma:
16 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
30 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Sixpoint’s Sweet Action opens with a moderately-low lemon, piney hop aroma with faint hints of sweet caramel. Pithy fruit is also apparent. It’s a bit darker than most cream ales – coming in at more of a dark amber/light copper color with substantial haze.  

It’s a finely-flavored beer that emphasizes caramel, orange and grainy malt elements. The medium-low bitterness helps to balance the beer and a quality, clean fermentation allows for a semi-dry finish with caramel and orange notes lingering into the aftertaste. A moderate body with above-average carbonation help to increase the drinkability of the beer.

Sweet Action is a great addition to your beer fridge for the Spring and Fall months as it’s more refreshing than its hop-forward nature would suggest. If you’re looking for a typical corn-forward cream ale or an ultra light beer you won’t find it here, though..