We had several Sixpoint beers last summer (Bengali Tiger, The Crisp, Righteous Ale), but at the time, I was having some difficulty warming up to most of them. The Wookie will say that it was because I used to store my beer glasses in the same cabinet that held my spices (I would pick up a funky aroma whenever I nosed one of their beers). He was right, and I have since moved my glassware to a spice free cabinet.
My turning point with Sixpoint’s offerings occurred during a dinner at Casona in Collingswood, NJ with The Alemonger and our wives. During that dinner, I had a glass of the Sixpoint Diesel which proved to be a very well crafted and flavorful beer. My next Sixpoint eye opening experience was a brief taste of their Resin, a seriously hoppy imperial IPA.
After seeing the Sixpoint Sweet Action featured in an Esquire article a couple of months ago, I decided to add it to my “must try” list. Part of the reason for this decision is that (a) I really like the magazine and am usually pleased with their suggestions, and (b) much like Limpd, I am occasionally a sucker for pretty packaging and some clever marketing. How could anyone refuse something called Sweet Action?
Here is what Sixpoint has to say about this beer:
Ah love is bitter and sweet, but which is more sweet…The original Sixpoint style- hard to define, but perhaps that’s why people love it. Part pale ale, part wheat, part cream ale- all Sweet Action.
- Appearance: Cloudy, pale orange color. Looks a lot like a German wheat beer. Very little foam or lacing. Lots of sediment floating throughout the glass.
- Aroma: Good bit of sugary sweetness (think sweet corn on the cob). Mild, citrus hops.
- Taste: Lightly carbonated. Somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Sugar corn sweetness at first, immediately followed by that mild hop bitterness. Pleasant bitter/sweet finish.
- ABV: 5.2%
Overall, I really enjoyed the Sixpoint Sweet Action. Crisp, clean, and well balanced, this is a very drinkable and session worthy beer. Esquire summed it up perfectly when they called this “a perfect beer to swill with snacks like deviled eggs because its flavors will stand up to but not compete with the food for attention”. Well done Sixpoint!