It’s been awhile since I’ve had a beer from Sixpoint, and what better one to have than their fresh hop beer that comes out annually. Let’s crack this can open.
Style: American IPA
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “The Mad Scientists make a pilgrimage to the hop motherland during harvest time to find the ripest, juiciest cones to put into SENSI. This year, Amarillo and Cascade were calling our name. Crack open SENSI 2015 and be transported to the hop fields… it’s Mad Science.”
Random: It’s becoming harder to find fresh hop beers because they’re getting so popular.
This beer poured with a one finger, pure white head that dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a clear amber with high carbonation visible. The nose had notes of fresh pine, grapefruit pith and an herbal note too. I didn’t pick up any malt on the nose. The taste had grapefruit flesh and pith and quickly went into a pine bite that had fresh mint and light juniper. At the end of the sip, there was bready malt, but only to give the beer a bit of balance. The body was relatively thick with moderate carbonation, which made it quite drinkable. It had a lengthy finish with pine needles and grapefruit pith. A can of this set me back $2.17 ($.18 per ounce), which isn’t bad for a fresh hop beer. I really enjoyed this beer. It had a lot of flavor to it and went down very easily. I will be searching this one out next year.
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0