Sixpoint-Resin-Double IPA

Overall: A-

Price: B+

Taste: A

Type: Can

9.1% ABV-103 IBU

Pours a hazy golden orange, with a light amber tint, like a sunset in the forest.  The aromas are lemon, orange peel, and peach.  I expected strong hops, but the taste is surprisingly smooth, making this an easily drinkable IPA.  It’s also a pretty good price, at ten dollars for a four pack of 12 ounces.  I’d put it on par with Dogfish Head 90 minute, as a solid example of the American IPA.  If you like Sixpoint’s Bengali Tiger, this is the next step up.  I have to say though, that in some ways, the hops are stronger in Bengali.  Don’t be fooled though, this is still an imperial IPA, just without the bitter punch.  I love Sixpoint for maintaining  the complexity and strength of the best.  This is the perfect IPA for people looking for complex hop taste, without the extreme bitterness associated with imperials.  The smooth creamy flavor takes over after the complex bitterness, and on multiple sips, the hops are just a joyous after thought.  I think Sixpoint should make more doubles out of their normal beers (especially a double wit based on the Crisp).

In Conclusion:  For people who are looking for a complex IPA, without the extreme bitterness.  Wonderful light lemon notes, very drinkable.

Food Pairing: Hearty and Spicy foods, especially Spicy Indian, Mackeral, and Chorizo.

Whiskey and Beer are a man’s worst enemies… but the man that runs away from his enemies is a coward!

– Zeca Pagodinho


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