Decided to curl up next to a 4 pack of this fresh-off-the-canning-line beer for the snow storm. Sixpoint claims to have “delved into the Mad Science of particle physics to investigate beer’s most dynamic particle” to brew this one, and it seemed to have worked. Here’s my review:
Final Rating: 4.53/5
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 12 oz can into a pint glass. Purchased a 4 pack in Smithfield, RI.
Appearance- Pours a clear, deep golden body with a frothy, fluffy, off-white head that rises quickly and reduces slowly, leaving a generous amount of thick lacing as it does so. Very inviting.
Smell- This is an extremely fresh can of this beer and the aromas reflect this fact.. nothing dull or flat, just fresh hops which tickle the nose with aromas of bright citrus, tropical fruit (tangerine + pineapple), fresh herb, a light resinous pine, and a light malt backbone. If this doesn’t demand a sip, I don’t know what will.
Taste- Bright citrus notes combined with a juicy splash of mango and grapefruit, lightly complimented by a sweet malt backbone and followed by a nice, non-cloying resinous bite that lingers on the tongue for a little while. Absolutely no indication that this is 11% ABV.
Mouthfeel- Very smooth and drinkable, medium body. It could have had a little more carbonation, which is why I only gave it a 4.25 in this category.
A very well done DIPA. In my opinion it’s a more balanced, aromatic version of Resin with a more tropical hop profile. Get some fresh while you can.