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Sixpoint Resin

Imperial / Double IPA /9.1% ABV / New York, United States

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Product details

Imperial / Double IPA
New York, United States
Craft, Independent Craft Brewer
Tasting Notes
Floral, Grapefruit, Hoppy, Pine
Food Pairing
Cheese - Hard Aged, Salads & Greens, Turkey
Suggested Glassware
Suggested Serving Temperature
50-55° F

Product description

Sixpoint Resin is one of the hoppiest beers available, relying on the resin in hop cones for its eponymous name. Self-admittedly, even brewmasters almost spit it out upon their first taste, due to the bitter sting of the hop resin. Bitterness is nature's way of indicating poison, so such a taste can inspire fear. But you shouldn't fear the hop cone. Instead, embrace it! Eventually, the "lupulin shift" occurs and you begin to crave what you once feared. A product of the Sixpoint Brewing Company from Brooklyn, New York, Sixpoint Resin is about celebrating everything that makes hops a quintessential part of a beer. Think of it as hop candy. You aren't quite sure when or why you started to love it, but it's a coming-to-God experience that either opens your eyes to the light or brings you to the dark side. Piney, hoppy and resinous, Sixpoint Resin clocks in at 103 IBUs, so if you aren't ready, bitter beer face may become a reality. If you know what you're getting yourself into, it's actually a slap in the face that feels oh so good. It uses dozens of different hops, so there's no one flavor that dominates. There's no foul in sipping it right out of the can or letting it breathe a bit in a pint glass. Just get ready for it to throw a taste uppercut that might knock you down.

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Community reviews

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  • Paul B.
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    Very OLD freshness date! BB date of 10/12/21

  • Richard M.
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    Haven't tried yet!

  • Philip N.
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    Good. It was a replacement.

  • James
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    This is the only beer I will only drink at home. If I’m at home, I’d rather not drink if Resin is not available. It’s the best beer ever made. It’s delicious. Big things to come from this beer. Anyone I’ve ever showed it to has been committed like me.

  • Will
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    Delicious and strong.

  • Jeffrey
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    This beer is amazing. I love it.

  • Kevin
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    Excellent IIPA. Get it? Double II. Don't cross your eyes or you'll miss it.

  • John
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    Nothing wrong with the beer, but they only delivered half the order. Which is fine. I was told beforehand they were shy, but I have not received a credit for it.

  • Daryl
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    Yum. (*burrrrrrrp*)

  • Richard
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    Delicious IIPA


The Imperial IPA is designed for IPA lovers who crave even more of that bitter kick and rich flavor; Imperial IPA (also called Double IPA) recipes tend to double the normal amount of hops, delivering high gravity brews with equally inflated IBUs (International Bitterness Units). You can thank American brewers for this distinctive style — the U.S. craft beer industry tends to push boundaries and break from tradition, and well-known Russian River Brewing is credited with inventing the indulgent style, winning several awards with their release of Pliny the Elder Double IPA. Today, most well-known craft breweries offer several takes on the Double IPA, carefully balancing the sweet, toasted malt with a whopping amount of hops.
While often surpassing an 8% ABV, Imperial or Double IPAs lack the malty notes and general sweetness associated with other high-alcohol styles; instead, the overwhelming amount of hops in the recipe lends to the final product’s substantial bitterness and bright finish. To achieve the Imperial IPA’s distinct flavor, brewers will add double or sometimes triple the number of hops they’d typically use for a standard American IPA. Double IPAs are often served in a tulip-shaped glass, much like a Belgian tripel or equally boozy pour — the stemware’s elegant lip allows you to appreciate the impressive aroma, much like you would a glass of wine.
To craft an Imperial IPA, there is no minimum threshold for its alcohol content, though you’ll likely find a range between 6-10% ABV with some triple IPA varieties pushing 12%. The quintessential foundation of an Imperial IPA is its overwhelming amount of hops; most brewers double their hop blends in the recipe, which contributes to the final product’s signature bitterness. However, it’s a balancing act —to deliver such a high IBU, the recipe must include a corresponding increase in malt grains; the malt contributes the sugars to the IPA’s fermentation process, which consequently leads to higher alcohol content.
To achieve a truly gluten-free beer, brewers need to employ gluten-free grains (such as quinoa, millet or buckwheat) and abstain from using any other traditional gluten grains (like wheat or barley) in their facility to avoid cross-contamination; understandably, this is a tall order for craft brewers trying to balance the already complex flavors in an Imperial IPA. However, because an IPA-style beer relies more on bitter hops and other creative flavors (like citrus and pine) rather than the toasted sweetness of the malt grains, there are some successful gluten-free Imperial IPAs on the market. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the millet and sorghum-based brews, though it may be tough to track them down.
Whether a standard, hazy, double or triple-style brew, any IPA variation is considered an ale and not a lager; the fundamental difference lies in the strains of yeasts used in the fermentation process. While both ales and lagers use malt grains, yeast, water and hops in the recipe, ale yeasts thrive in warmer environments, leading to the generally higher alcohol content in the final brews. Ales, like the boozy and bitter Imperial India Pale Ale, rely on a top fermentation method by which the yeasts remain at the top of the malty, sweet wort, whereas lager yeasts sink to the bottom and require a longer process.
Imperial/Double IPA recipes double and sometimes triple the number of hops in the brew, compelling craft beer makers to add an equivalent dose of malted grains to balance out the harsh bitterness. Accordingly, the final nutritional counts are significant, especially with many Imperials IPAs delivering a 7-10% ABV; higher alcohol content means more calories after all. While the counts can range dramatically depending on the alcohol content, a 12-ounce serving of an Imperial IPA with an 8-9% ABV will likely clock in between 250-300 calories and roughly 15-20 grams of carbohydrates — it’s the type of beer you’ll want to take your time with.
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