Hello, we would like to introduce ourselves as the unofficial Denison Beer Society. As we work to become an official club at Denison, we are taking over the beer column to share our knowledge of beer. The club consists of Evan Joslyn ‘19, Thomas Vondrak ‘19, Aidan Eells ‘18 and Luke Wiest ‘19. Welcome to our review.

Sixpoint Brewery, of Brooklyn NY, describes it’s beer creation as “mad science”; turbid but undeniably genius. You get a sense of this anarchic process with their signature IIPA, Resin. Your taste buds are immediately attacked with an onslaught of something new. But don’t fret, the total experience of this beer is well worth the sip. This Resin is live with flavor: The combination of Chinook and Centennial hops paired with the diverse hop resin leaves a medley of flavor and piney aromas bustling at the rim of the can.

The amber-honey color with a white sea-foam head, something more akin to the top of a lemon meringue pie, stimulates the eyes the second the last drop sinks into the glass. It has been said that half of taste is smell and appearance, and, in this case, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. With an IBU rating of 103, one would expect to be overwhelmed by a pungent hoppy taste, but expectation versus reality can be deceiving. A chaotic rush of hops quickly mellows out as it hits your tongue, exposing a malt-like finish.

Resin’s finish is extremely smooth–the palette experiences slightly bitter and dry tones accompanied with a bubbly sensation compared to most beers in its weight class. This beer is silent but deadly. With an ABV of 9.1%, you enter into a relaxed state of euphoria after two of these guys. Overall this beer checked all the right boxes and makes for a drinking experience.

Recommendations: Lagunitas IPA (6.2%, Lagunitas Brewing co.), Mystic Mama (7%, Jackie O’s), Alpine Nelson (7%, Alpine Beer co.)

$12 for 6 of cans