Copper colored like a brand new penny and sporting a slight haze. The Resin Double IPA has a frothy white head which leaves sticky lacing along the glass as it settles.
As soon as I poured this beer I picked up an aroma of floral hops with hints of pine. The smell bursts from the glass but it’s not overwhelming at all. It’s very inviting.
First taste is spicy, floral hops with hints of sweeter malts. They linger slightly as mild malty sweetness follows. It’s the perfect balance of hops and malt making it easy drinking. There’s virtually no trace of alcohol to warm of the beers higher ABV.
It’s got a medium body and the mild bitter finish you expect from an IPA – not nearly as bitter as I expected.
All-in-all it’s well balanced, easy drinking, and easy to recommend. Up next, the Hi-Res!
Resin Double IPA Specs:
- ABV: 9.1%
- IBU: 103
- SRM: 9.5
- Available in “sleek” 12oz cans packaged in 4-packs and 6-packs.
- Best By Date located on the bottom of each can.
Why That Glass?
With a name like “Resin” I had a pretty good idea of what kind of flavors I should expect from this beer. A tulip glass (especially one with a taller neck) serves well for showcasing a beer’s more delicate volatiles and it helps retain the kind of dense sticky head you expect from an Imperial IPA.
More About the Resin Double IPA
Sixpoint Brewery is located in Brooklyn, NY but their beers are readily available at many Central Mass liquor stores. You’ll recognize them instantly for their cans which feature their sixpoint star logo and brightly colored metallic schemes.
The Resin Double IPA is part of their core line of beers including the Sweet Action, Bengali, and The Crisp.
Along with the Resin Double IPA, Sixpoint also brews a Triple IPA that they call Hi-Res. The Hi-Res is part of their Cycliquids line – we’ll be reviewing that in the next couple days.