WHAT OTHER CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
Yep. Big. Resinous.Oily.....and a bit boozy. Great but not as great as I remember : ( Perhaps this one hasn't held up so well during the inter-continental transit.
First time I had this beer it blew me away with it depth, intensity and subtle yet obvious strength. The six points collection as a whole is very impressive and it stands out for me a one of the best breweries that I have sampled most of their range.
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 (
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.
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.