Commercial description: It’s been less than a year since we released our four core beers in cans, and we’re ecstatic to announce a new addition to the flock. This isn’t a seasonal release, like the Autumnation of last fall or Diesel, still going ’round this winter. It isn’t our upcoming spring seasonal can, either. 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.
Pours a beautifully bright, amberish/copper-gold with a tiny hint of haze. It’s a bit darker than your typical double DIPA. Pour results in a rocky one-finger off-tan head. Decent retention with average lacing. Average amount of visible carbonation.
Not much on the nose at first, but it became more aromatic as it warmed. Hints of pine and slightly earthy hops with a touch of caramel malt sweetness to keep things balanced. A faint floral presence and just a suggestion of mango create a pleasant experience.
Taste follows the nose for the most part. A grapefruit-pineapple citrus hop wallop up front followed by a honey-brown sugar maltness that keeps things in check…not overly complex but pretty damn tasty and delightful. Alcohol is not shy and sneaks in at the end.
Medium bodied; sticky with a moderate carbonation. Very refreshing. Slightly dry finish.
OVERALL IMPRESSION (8/10)
Love the skinny can! This is not a hopheads DIPA. Balanced…refined…refreshing. Not a crazy hop-bomb. For me, this is the ultimate delectable beer from Sixpoint. I have enjoyed every one of their beers so far and this one might be my absolute favorite and I will seek it out again..
FINAL SCORE (43/50)