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Sixpoint Brewery

Sixpoint Brewery
Resin Imperial IPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9.1%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Sixpoint Brewery
Resin Imperial IPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9.1%
Brilliant golden amber color. Aromas of papaya creme brulee, pineapple cake and caramel corn, chive marmalade, and pine cleanser with a slightly chewy, tangy, finely carbonated, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, very long honeyed grapefruit, kumquat, and herbs, peppercorns, rapini, and candied ginger finish. A complex and layered IPA with great vibrancy and impact.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Spicy & Complex, Rich & Heavy, Malty, Hoppy & Bold & Bitter
Aroma Aroma: papaya creme brulee, pineapple cake and caramel corn, chive marmalade, and pine cleanser
Taste Flavor: honeyed grapefruit, kumquat, and herbs, peppercorns, rapini, and candied ginger
Bitterness Bitterness: Extreme
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own
Recipes Pairing: Tacos, Ribs, Stilton
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A complex and layered IPA with great vibrancy and impact.

The Producer

Sixpoint Brewery

The Producer
40 Van Dyke St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
USA
1 718-218-4678

Imperial IPA

Beer Glass Snifter Amber.jpg
Serve in a Snifter
Imperial IPAs, or double IPAs, are deep gold to deep amber in color and range in alcohol from 7.5-10%. These beers are medium-to-full bodied and are distinguished by prominent American hop aromas, flavors and an abrasive, lingering hop bitterness. These intense hop characteristics should be balanced by a rich malt backbone. Depending on the varieties of hops used, a wide range of flavors including tart citrus peel, pepper and earthy, pine-like flavors and aromas may be encountered. These ales represent a challenge to brewers in terms of balance and drinkability, and have exploded in popularity in recent years with many craft breweries producing a version of the style. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Moylan’s Hop Craic XXXXIPA, Rouge IP2A Imperial India Pale Ale, Stone Ruination IPA and The Alchemist Heady Topper.