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Resin

March, 2016

Resin

New York
United States
Judges Rating: 
93
Aroma: 
24 / 24
Appearance: 
4 / 6
Flavor: 
37 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
10 / 10
Overall Impression: 
18 / 20

An intense, freshly-squeezed grapefruit juice aroma with lemon and resin is the first thing that will greet your nose followed by moderate, honey-like grainy malt. Hidden underneath are light berry esters similar to strawberries.  Resin is a fairly beautiful beer with an orange-amber color and an ivory head that’s persistent. The only drawback is the haze, which is a bit much – even for this style.

Where the aroma ended, the flavor picked it right back up again with a similar profile consisting of massive grapefruit, lemon, orange, with light strawberries and even honeydew melon. The light caramel malt is there only to provide support for the hops. However, this isn’t a "hop tea" beer nor is it overly bitter, which is refreshing for a Double IPA in its own right. The dry finish and lingering resin allow the drinker to easily come back for another sip. The moderate alcohol character is smooth and well incorporated into the beer.

A solid example in the double IPA arena, Sixpoint’s Resin holds its own with a profile that’s a bit fruitier than many other Imperial IPAs but has complementary flavors that are unique and special.

 

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