Brewery: Sixpoint Brewery
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Format: 355ml Can
This is a never-before-released, big beer in a slim, 12 oz. can with a potent burst of hops and as strong as an ox: Resin. We zeroed in on the botanical structure of the hop cone to get to the essence of this beer. When hops are at their peak maturity, their cores swell up with a sticky, golden, resinous substance that is the flavour you crave from an IPA. WIth an IBU of 103 and ABV of 9.1%, Resin can be loosely described as a double IPA — but rarely do Sixpoint beers adhere to any strict style demands.
Rated 98 out of 100 on Ratebeer.com
WHAT OTHER CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
Dank Hoppy Goodness
I've been wanting to try this beer for a few years now. Let me start with freshness, this hoppy beer needs to be fresh and it was at only a couple of months in the can. For a low volume beer imported from the states that is excellent.
The beer poured with a big thick head that settled down into a nicely bubbly thick beer. The smell was intense and the flavour even more so. But the astringent over the top sickliness present in some super hopped beers is not there.
I gave away a single can (
Very good IPA
This is the first time I've had this as a beer. Pours a golden-orange with a nice moussy head.
Aroma comes through with dank, piney, resiny notes, mainly from Simcoe and Columbus hops.
Taste is dripping with dank, resiny, piney notes, but with a nice malt backbone to back up the hop overload. Slight warming from alcohol but it isn't a "hot" alcoholic note.
Mouthfeel is good, not astringent from bitterness. Carbonation is about a medium.
Overall, a great beer, and I can see why it gets such high ratings on various beer sites.
Very, very good IPA
Resin by name and resinous by nature, if you like your IPAs American style, bold and brash, with great balance, then you will really enjoy this beer. Heavy on the hops but not overdone. Delicious.
Cracking, fresh, full-flavoured, bitter. Really resiny as advertised. The high ABV is really well-camouflaged. Best Sixpoint I've had, and absolutely love the cans as well. Great product.