Monday, April 2, 2012

Beer Review: Resin

Reviewing the Resin from Sixpoint Brewing Company out of New York.
Score: 82

The can boldly claims that it is best before November 23, 2012. Served in a Founders Tulip and enjoyed on 03/30/12.

Appearance: Pours a honey orange color that falls between transparent and translucent. One finger of creamy cream colored head at pour slowly settles into a thin layer. Slightly average lacing, above average retention. 3.5/5

Smell: Spicy caramel, hops, mulch, orange and grapefruit. Not bad, but not very bold. 3.5/5

Taste: Spicy caramel, peppercorn, orange, modest hops and lots of malty tropical citrus. Not a whole lot going on beyond that. Very straight forward, not complex. Too malty for an IPA, but very drinkable. 9% ABV completely hidden. 3/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, low carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Bitter finish. 3.5/5

Overall: Too malty and under-carbonated for an IPA. It's drinkable, and unoffensive, but not stand out by any stretch of the imagination. I think this one was way overhyped for what it was.

Recommendation: Decent IPA, but nothing worth seeking out.

Pairings: Mango BBQ drenched chicken wings.

Cost: $10.99 for a four pack of cans.

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