Last week on vacation I was fortunate enough to try a Sixpoint Resin. Sixpoint is a new brewery to me and I was really impressed right off the bat by my first foray into the brand. The Resin is a hoppy, citrusy, beauty that I blissfully enjoyed on the beach while my daughter crashed about in the waves. (I read to do that in Parenting Magazine) So this week when I stopped by one of our local bottle shops, Cork & Cage, in search of something new to try, Puff in the signature, Sixpoint, energy drink-sized can caught my eye right away. I told the manager that I had really enjoyed the Resin and asked how Puff compared. He said, “If you like the Resin you’ll love Puff.” It is Resin’s unfiltered big brother that got walloped with an extra round of dry-hopping before being tapped directly from the tank.
And let me tell you, that guy was right! As soon as I popped the top, the spray released a mist of citrus that hit me immediately. I was surprised to smell the hops so cleanly straight from the can. So I dove my nose in to investigate further and was greeted by a perfect, unmistakable dose of pine. When I finally forced myself to stop sniffing, the beer poured rich, bronze, and cloudy with a thick, dense, inviting head. The first sip, started off with the perfect amount of sweet malts that seamlessly drifted into those muscular, piney hops. The finish is bitter like an IPA should be and leaves you pining (get it?) to start all over again with another sip. But be careful not to sip too much because with a hefty 9.8% ABV (both the Resin and Poff are high gravity beers) this beer is supremely drinkable as Sixpoint has struck a harmonious balance between hops and malts.
Overall, this was one of the best beers I have had in a while and I am really excited to try more from Sixpoint. Pick some up if you can and let us know what you think. Check out Sixpoint here and keep an eye out for more reviews of beers from my recent trip to Cork and Cage.