Not often that I but a 4 or 6-pack of a beer but I was convinced Hi-Res from Sixpoint was going to be an excellent beer and decided to grab a 4-pack at The Vault in Lewiston. Glad I did as I really enjoyed this big IPA, so much so the 4-pack was gone in two nights and that’s saying something since this beer is 11.1% ABV.
Hi-Res pours a deep orange color with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma was huge with lots of resinous hops, sweet malts and a touch of tropical, citrus. Taste was fairly well balanced with a sticky sweetness from the malts reeling the hops in a bit. The alcohol is definitely present and more apparent as the beer warms.
This beer leaves a thick film in your mouth as you would expect from a big hoppy beer. Overall this beer was well done and enjoyable after a long day of work.
Pros: Cons: Alcohol Content: 11.1% ABV Calories: ??? IBU (Bitterness): 111 Rating: Brewers Website: Sixpoint Brewers Description: Hi-Res. Zoom on, zoom in, hop out.
This beer goes up to eleven. Where the telescope ends, the microscope begins. Which of the two has the grander view?
When I first read about Global Warmer I figured it would be a Winter Warmer style beer. I had this on draft at Thirsty Moose in Portsmouth a few weeks back and was pleasantly surprised to get a hoppy amber ale. After trying it at Thirsty Moose I picked up a can at Bier Cellar so I could take a proper photo do this review.
This is a nice looking amber ale with a deep red color and single finger off white head. Aroma is fairly subtle but mostly pine and spicy hops. Overall an enticing beer, especially for an amber. Taste follows with a big hit of hops at first but that quickly gives way to some nice sweet malts. This gives the beer a very nice balance.
I like that some breweries are making hoppy holiday or winter seasonal offerings instead of everyone doing the big bad stouts or spiced beers. Between this and Celebration from Sierra Nevada you have a couple of good winter seasonals for the hop lovers out there.
Pros: Hoppy Cons: Alcohol Content: 7.0% ABV Calories: ??? IBU (Bitterness): 70 Rating: Brewers Website: Sixpoint Brewers Description: Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. A Winter Warmer to warm your Globe, or a Global Warmer to warm your Winter? There’s no denying the Beer Climate is changing.
When Sixpoint started to distribute in Maine I quickly became one of their biggest fans but I also heard about this great Winter seasonal called Diesel. While visiting my local beer store yesterday I found a 4-pack on the floor that had not made it to the cooler yet and grabbed one.
The can is typical Sixpoint and a full 16-ounces (I believe the only 12 ounce can is Resin). Beer pours black with a nice tan head, very appealing. Aroma has plenty of pine and roasted coffee with some hints of chocolate. Sixpoint’s website describes this beer as “part black IPA , part American Stout” and that is a good description of the taste.
Plenty of hops here and the mouth feel is certainly closer to an IPA than a traditional stout but there are plenty of roasted coffee, chocolate flavors to balance out those hops. Finish has a light bitterness. A very easy drinking enjoyable dark beer, if you like the other options from Sixpoint I am sure you will like this beer too. Pros: Appearance, unique combination of styles Cons: Alcohol Content: 6.3% ABV Calories: ??? IBU (Bitterness): 69 Rating: Brewers Website: Sixpoint Brewers Description: This undefinable black brew is part black IPA, part American Stout, but 100% Diesel powered. Robust chocolate and roasted flavors, with thick pine hop flavor and aroma.
If you have been following my blog you already know that I really enjoy beer from Sixpoint. Somehow I almost missed their Autumn seasonal release aptly names Autumnation. While visiting The Vault in Lewiston I saw this in the cooler and boy am I glad I did.
I almost always buy single beers or bombers but when it comes to Sixpoint I have no problem buying the 4-pack of cans. This beer is absolutely beautiful, deep orange color with a thick white head. Aroma is the only place this beer lacks as there is a bit of hop and spice but not a lot, pleasant smell but fairly mild. Taste is where this one excels with a complex mix of fruity hops, pine bitterness and just a hint of spice. This is not your typical pumpkin / fall seasonal – it is much better.
Really impressed with Sixpoint beer. If you are not drinking them then you are missing out.
Pros: Appearance, Taste Cons: Minimal aroma but the taste makes up for it Alcohol Content: 6.7% ABV Calories: ??? IBU (Bitterness): 74 Rating: Brewers Website:Sixpoint Description: Our Autumnal brew is made with subtle pumpkin and spice, but its prominent feature is the fresh harvested “wet-hops” that are added. New hop strain and selection every year. Autumnation 2012 features Citra Hops.
Grabbed a single of the new beer from Sixpoint at Bier Cellar last week and now wish I had grabbed a 4-pack. Every beer I have tried from Sixpoint has been excellent and they have become my go to golf beer and my golfing partners all agree they are making some great beer.
Brownstone is their brown ale which is slightly hoppier than most brown ales which is a plus in my book. Appearance is more of a dark red than brown with a nice tan head. Aroma is fairly typical of a brown ale with some sweet malt but there is also more than a hint of hops. Taste has everything that a brown should have; caramel malts and maybe some nut and coffee tones.
After all these flavors the hops make an appearance and the beer finished clean. An excellent beer and something you could enjoy in any season.
Pros: Very flavorful and nice hop presence Cons: Alcohol Content: 6% ABV Calories: ??? IBU (Bitterness): 45 Rating: Brewers Website:Sixpoint Brewers Description: …and coming out of the brownstone house to the gray sidewalk, the watered street, one side of the buildings rises with the sun like a glistening field of wheat.
Brownstone is our bedrock; the first fortress of Sixpoint. This mahogany-hued brew has elements of roasted barley and a hop-forward profile.
Rye in beer is something relatively new but it seems many brewers are adding a rye beer to their lineup including this option from Sixpoint.
Righteous Ale pours a deep red with a sizable head of big bubbles. Aroma is fairly reserved but pleasant. Some spicy rye notes and citrus fruits. Taste is very interesting with a lot going on. Starts with spicy rye and sweet malts then has a bit of hop bite but finished clean with plenty of rye. Overall this is a very enjoyable beer that is refreshing and easy to drink.
I believe this is the last of the canned beers from Sixpoint and I have to say all are solid beers. If you find yourself in your local beer store looking for a solid beer to drink you can’t go wrong with a 4-pack of Sixpoint 16 ounce cans. Pros: Appearance and very drinkable Cons: Alcohol Content: 6.3% ABV Calories: ??? IBU (Bitterness): 57 Rating: Brewers Website:Sixpoint Brewers Description: They should be good men; their affairs as righteous… Made with Rye malt to provide a signature and distinct earthy character. Seasoned and dry-hopped with herbal and citrus hops. Truly Righteous.
Another option from Sixpoint purchased at Tully’s in Wells, ME. This one is probably my least favorite from Sixpoint so far however it probably has more to do with the style than the beer itself. I really do not enjoy pilsners but will continue to try them to see if there is something out there that will change my mind.
Beer pours a pale yellow with very thin head and lacing. Aroma is almost non-existent with only a very light cut grass smell. The beer is light and well carbonated with some sweet malt and light citrus. Ends with a fair amount of bitterness. Certainly drinkable as I did finish the 4-pack over the weekend but not something I would purchase again. I just do not get too excited about pilsners but if they are your thing you will enjoy this one from Sixpoint.
Pros:Clean and crisp
Cons: Its a pilsner Alcohol Content: 5.4% ABV Calories: ??? IBU (Bitterness): 42 Rating: Brewers Website:Sixpoint
Brewers Description: There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior… The original Sehr Crisp from Sixpoint. Brewed with noble hops for indelible sehr crisp flavor.
I made my first trip to Tullly’s in Wells, Maine last week to talk to the owner about beer and check out their incredible selection. Dawn was nice enough to provide me with a Tully’s glass for some of my future pictures and while I was there I picked up a few options from Sixpoint as well a 6-pack of singles which you will be seeing soon. They have a great selection of bombers and numerous coolers full of 6-packs as well as wine, mead and a few cigars. The owner and the employee were very knowledgeable and willing to help. They also seem to have some great customers as several people came in while I was there and all were very happy to stop and talk beer for a bit.
Sweet Action from Sixpoint is certainly an interesting beer. Their site describes it as part pale ale, part wheat and part cream ale. That is quite a mix of styles but somehow when it comes together it is very good. Color is a dark orange almost red again with a very nice white head. Aroma has a bit of citrus and some malt character. Smell is enough to draw you in but not nearly as aromatic as their Apollo. I have not had many cream ales so there is not a lot to compare this to but the flavor is subdued and fairly simple but certainly satisfying. The beer is smooth and has a great mouth feel, very easy to drink. If you like beer (and I assume you do or you would have given up reading a while ago) you should give this one a try. Pros: Easy drinking Cons: Simple taste Alcohol Content: 5.2% ABV Calories: ??? IBU (Bitterness): 34 Rating: Brewers Website:Sixpoint Brewers Description: Ah love is bitter and sweet, but which is more sweet… The original Sixpoint style- hard to define, but perhaps that’s why people love it. Part pale ale, part wheat, part cream ale – all Sweet Action.
This is my third beer from Sixpoint and this is my favorite although the other 2 were also excellent. This is a new style for me – Kristalweizen which apparently is similar to Hefeweizen but is filtered.
Great orange color with solid white head on this beer. The aroma is amazing with lots of banana, melon and sweetness. Not sure I picked up everything that was happening in the smell but trust me it is great and will certainly entice you to take a drink. The taste is not quite as strong as the smell but still has tons of flavor that follows the smell and a nice sweet finish.
This is a great Summer beer and something I would recommend to most beer drinkers. Pros: Huge aroma and complex taste Cons: Alcohol Content: 5.2% ABV Calories: ??? IBU (Bitterness): 11 Rating: Brewers Website:Sixpoint Brewers Description: The unmistakable flavor of a Bavarian Wheat, but with a clear golden brilliance and a Sixpoint twist. An entirely unique canned offering for the sun-worshipping ale lovers.
Picked up a 4-pack of this at The Vault in Lewiston on Friday as they started to stock the Sixpoint Resin, Bengali Tiger and Apollo. Susan is working hard to improve her craft beer selection and has hired a beer guy to help staff the store and choose some new beer. If you have not checked out the store recently you should stop by.
Bengali Tiger is Sixpoint’s IPA (Resin is their Double IPA) and this one comes in 16 oz cans instead of the 12 oz cans that Resin comes in. The beer pours a nice deep orange color with thick white head. Plenty of aroma coming from this one mostly orange and a bit of malt. Taste has lots of hops; pine, citrus, floral character with a malt finish to balance things out. Very easy to drink and refreshing. Really enjoying my Sixpoint purchases. Pros: Hop profile, easy to drink Cons: Alcohol Content: 6.4% ABV Calories: ??? IBU (Bitterness): 62 Rating: Brewers Website:Sixpoint Brewers Description: What immortal hand or eye. Could frame thy fearful symmetry? The Sixpoint homebrewed IPA interpretation. Blaze orange in color, with an abundance of citrus hop bitterness, and a full pine and grapefruit bouquet in the aroma.
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