Saturday, January 26, 2013

Sixpoint Resin

12 oz  can of Sixpoint Resin
12 oz  can of Sixpoint Resin
Greetings all, thanks for stopping in!  Hope everyone's having a great weekend and staying warm.  A quick beer review this weekend.  Tonight I am drinking Resin from Sixpoint.  I have been meaning to pick this one up for awhile, and finally managed to get my hands on one.  It is a double IPA, and like all of Sixpoint's flagship beers, comes in a can.  I love the idea of IPAs in a can.  I can be a little OCD at times with purchasing IPAs, especially if I feel they've been sitting on the store shelf for a long time, and in the light.  Light will speed up the rate at which the fragile hop bitterness, flavor and aroma disappears from the beer, and can even impart a skunked flavor to the beer.  Packaging the IPA in a can helps to make the beer a little less fragile!  Let's dig in!
Sixpoint Resin, looks darker than it actually poured
Sixpoint Resin, looks darker than it actually poured
Double IPA
9.1% ABV
103 IBUs
9.5 SRM

Resin pours a very clear, light gold color with a fluffy finger width head.  Lots of tiny bubbles floating to the surface gives Resin an extremely appetizing appearance.  The aroma is classic west coast hops.  Full of citrus, pine and a bit of spice.  In the flavor there is a fantastic mix of citrus and pine, with only a light malt backbone.  Resin definitely showcases the excellent flavor and aromas of the hops.  The slight spice is still present in the flavor.  This is an incredibly easy to drink beer, with no hint of the 9.1% ABV.  It is a little sticky (hence the resin?).  There's an average carbonation, and a medium body.

Overall:  Sixpoint's Resin is a superb double IPA.  Setting this beer apart from other double IPAs is just how easy to drink it is.  If I had wanted to, I could have thrown it back in a couple long swigs, it's just that good.  Yet it is full of such great IPA flavor, without an intrusive hop bitterness.  Sure, it's still a bitter beer, just not overly so.  If you see this one at the store, pick it up!!!  
Sixpoint Resin
Sixpoint Resin
Have you had Sixpoint's Resin?  What did you think?  Let me know in the comments!

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