I’ve been fortunate enough to try a few beers from Sixpoint and when they announced doing a canned DIPA, I was intrigued, and when they released the skinny can design, I had to get my hands on some so many thanks to Drink IPA for this one. It pours a copper honey color with mild haziness and a small amount of sediment in the glass. A nice finger and a half of white head sits atop the beer and has pretty solid retention with great sticky soapy lacing. The aroma is really dank, the name Resin is definitely earned here. Big hazy hops, lots of earthiness and pine aromas, huge grapefruit presence balances the dirtier, earthier hops. Nice malt backbone supports the huge hop presence, not overly bready, a bit sweet and some alcohol comes through. Nice citrus flavors jump out at the tongue, along with some sweet tropical fruits, a la pineapple, but quickly turns earthier and grassier and very dry. There is definitely a nice contrast between the dry, sappy, bitter hops and a nice citrusy, tropical juiciness. The body is big and full, higher than expected carbonation but it’s not overly prickly or annoying.
Verdict: Rock solid DIPA from Sixpoint and so far, my favorite offering. The flavors are dank yet juicy with a nice resinous aroma. It’s a bit dry and leaves a cottonmouth feeling but it’s definitely worth checking out if you can get it. (4.05/5)