From Sixpoint – It’s 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 flavor 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.
Sixpoint Craft Ales – Sixpoint Resin – 12 oz. can poured into a goblet. 9.1% abv.
Appearance: Pours a dark hazy amber with a beautiful dense creamy tan head. Leaves behind milky lacing.
Aroma: Big pine and citrus essence up front. A little bit of earthy yeast as well. Pretty much a noseful of hops.
Taste: Earthy abrasive bitter hops, caramel malt, a modest citrus burst and burnt sugar. A little fruity, but finishes with lingering bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, fairly high level of carbonation that compliments the hop level perfectly.
Overall: A perfect example of a Double IPA. In the end I like the hops to win out over the doubled malt bill, and while this is very malty, the hops prevailed. Very clean, great aroma, and a really attractive package (slim cans). Usually not impressed with the east coast’s Double IPA, but this is on that list of beers breaking that silly notion of mine.