Preface: This 12 oz. can of Sixpoint Resin was purchased as part of a packaged four-pack at Concord Village Market. The can was allowed to slowly warm to just under cellar temperature prior to pouring and tasting.
The information on this can tells me that it’s “9.1% alcohol by volume, 103 IBU and is an “ale”.
The note on the back of the can tells the reader that the ale was “Dry hopped with fresh hops.”
The taste receptors were refreshed prior to tasting this brew with a rinsing with seltzer water.
The following are my tasting notes:
Appearance: This is a bright copper colored brew with a slight haze. The carbonation builds an airy, rocky head of medium to large bubbles that quickly depart leaving a most attractive Belgian lace.
Aroma: The first impression is a cross between grapefruit and lemon. The second sniff revealed more of the same mixed citric aromas. A third nosedive revealed a mineral trace impression.
Mouth feel: At 9.1% abv this is a full bodied brew that hides its weight well.
Flavor: After the first physical impression of chill the taste receptors are swathed in a massive grapefruit-lemon tang that grips the flavor receptors and then lets go almost as fast. The second, more tentative sip, found just as much of a flavor wallop but also a rich warm sensation that seemed sweet but was shoved aside by the previously mentioned flavors. The third, almost hesitant sip, found the taste receptors reeling and thankful for the sip. A swig of this brew and you would have to prove your manhood in no other way.
Finish: There a surprising short finish as the grapefruit-lemon rushed out the door the hidden sweet flavor remains and teases the battered taste receptors for a longer time.
Comments: Are you a raving “West-Coast Hop-Head”? Boy do I have a brew for you!
Food & Beer: This and a bong and… thirty years slip into the mist of time and I am back in Vermont on a hill-top and sitting under a Wind-Harp. If you know what I am talking about you just might also find a place in your heart for this particular brew.
The Brewery: Sixpoint Craft Beers