Resin IIPA - Sixpoint Brewery

3 December 2014

When it comes to beer, my knowledge is extremely limited. I know when I like one and I know when I do not. Resin fits in the former category.

The first thing that attracted me to this particular beer was the design of the packaging. Yes, I’m aware that it has nothing to do with the actual beer, but I’m a sucker for good design and packaging. The tall cans are also a nice touch that helps differentiate this beer and make it stand out.

It wasn’t until I heard Jeff Hunsberger and Gabe Weatherhead talk about Resin on their podcast, Nerds on Draft, that I decided it was time to give it a try.

Why did it take me so long to take the plunge? I have no idea, but the sooner this beer would have been in my life, the better.

As I stated earlier, my beer knowledge is limited since I have only recently begun looking at craft beers. Before Resin, Dale’s Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Brewery was by far my favorite beer. Resin has now surpassed it with flying colors.

The great thing about Resin (and Dale’s as well) is that you can find it almost anywhere. I spent so much time, like many others in the Chicagoland area, infatuated with the idea of Zombie Dust from 3 Floyds Brewery in Indiana. Zombie Dust is near impossible to find, but those who have, only have good things to say. I’ve been told that 3 Floyds has created a false demand by purposely keeping the supply low, it could be they just don’t have the capacity, but that is besides the point. When I finally did get a chance to try Zombie Dust, I was underwhelmed.

Resin, however, lives up to the height in its entirety. It’s a hoppy beer with a hint of citrus and it has become my go-to beer for now. I recently picked up a four-pack for around ten dollars and it is worth every penny.

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