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Hi-Res - Sixpoint Brewery

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319 Reviews
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Reviews: 319
Hads: 2,096
Avg: 4.12
pDev: 26.21%
Wants: 181
Gots: 440 | FT: 11
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Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA | 11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: BeerVikingSailor on 01-20-2014

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Photo of Beric
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Serving; Can into snifter
Served: 9 February 2016

Appearance: Literally looks like apple juice- pours a deep, almost copper color with a minimal off-white head that struggles for any life at all before collapsing into nothing. Really digging this color.

Smell: Very clean and not much going in, honestly. The beer has a soft hop aroma, with notes of pine and grapefruit and a pinch of tropical hop notes. The hop aroma is quite restrained though. Soft grainy maltiness also present in deep sniffs.

Taste: The first thing I notice with this beer is how masterfully the alcohol is hidden- at a whopping 11%, I can't detect it at all. The beer has a great, sweet malt backbone and a hearty serving of hop flavors. The back end of the sip coats the tongue and demands additional sips.

Mouthfeel: High body with medium carbonation. Great.

Overall: A fantastic beer and one of the best constructed DIPAs I've had recently. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Tonyjenlasc
3.53/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look - Pours a clear, dark golden/copper type color.
Smell - Was expecting more from the nose. Some sweetness, some grapefruit, hints of pineapple maybe and some citrus.
Taste - Dank, pithy grapefruit, some citrus......other then that, its mostly malt sweetness and booze.

Overall - Hard to believe that this beer gets a 92 rating. It's super sweet, super boozy and has a weird lingering bitterness on the back end. Resin absolutely crushes this.

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Photo of zshaft
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

no haze in the pour. very clear. nose of candy and booze. not much head. booze and candy front end followed by sticky hops and very clean finish. pretty dank at the end palate to me but with fruit flavors I can't really place. very good. my fav from six point. better than resin. one of the better trips out there.

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Photo of mgizzi
4.73/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The 2014 release was probably my favorite release to date. An 11%+ giant that hid the alcohol so well that it could get you in a lot of trouble, and quickly! In 2015 they turned the dial back on the amount of alcohol, yet it was (for me) very present and in your face. This year they kept the alcohol level the same, but as they did in 2014, managed to hide it behind wonderful flavors and aromas. This beer drinks incredibly smoothly, but comes back a lingering and welcome bitterness. The color is my preferred tangerine/orange, and the aromas are only surpassed by the taste.

Like Global Warmer, I very much anticipate the yearly release, and also like Global Warmer, I am 100% satisfied. Six Point has got it goin' on!

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Photo of John_M
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a copper amber color with pretty decent head retention and lacing. The nose is impressive in this bad boy, as I get considerable dry citrus, onion, tropical fruit, graham cracker and white pepper on the nose. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely, and I'm very impressed by how well balanced this beer is. While it's on the sweet side, with some noticeable tropical fruit, the underlying graham cracker flavor, along with the considerable hoppy bitterness, balance that sweetness quite well. Interestingly, while the alcohol is fairly noticeable in this beer, the finish is clean and long, with just a hint of heat from the high abv. Drinkability is so good, that I think you could easily get into trouble drinking this beer. It would be easy to pound down several of these without giving it a lot thought, which probably wouldn't be a good idea.

Delicious beer, and easily the best IPA I've ever had from Sixpoint. Impressive.

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Photo of ClavisAurea
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fresh can served cold in a tulip glass.

Appearance: orange gold with a thin head and lots of carbonation.

Nose: piney, orange, citrus, grapefruit, spicy, a little boozy

Taste: initially sweet from the alcohol, dank hops, follows the nose with the citrus, orange and some boozy finish. Does not drink like a 10.5% beer though. Dangerously drinkable. Semi thick mouthfeel. Not as refreshing as I would have thought.

Overall: delicious. I think I like Resin more though.

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Photo of bhyndthebottle
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A very smooth triple IPA. No hint of alcohol at all! The only thing that I miss in here is any unique or individual hop character. Not overly bitter, or overly sweet, but just kind of bland. I good triple, but not really impressive either.

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Photo of Jdiggity
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Dogfish Head IPA glass.
A: For an imperial IPA it is more deep amber, orange, caramel, color of dark, clear honey rather than light straw. Light head which quickly settles and just a touch of lacing on the glass. Beautiful looking ale.

S: tropical, hints of guava, grapefruit, orange zest, dank, slight cannabis note I like in a fresh hoppy beer. You pick up toffee and vanilla in the background as well as it warms. Nice.

T: balanced malt sweetness to the bitter hop bite. There is a caramel quality behind the full on hops. It's a very concentrated, liqueur like quality but refreshing at the same time. The nose is more complex than the flavor profile, but the citrus notes, resin and a background of green onion and dankness is there.

M: astringent and refreshing, I want to go in for another sip. The carbonation is bright feeling and helps contrast the stickiness that's there.

O: My first review on BA and I am a long time IPA fan, no apologies there. This is my 3rd vintage of Hi-Res and IMO this is the best of the 3. I bought a 4 pack and had to go back for a few more. 10.5% is apparent and you can pick up the booziness, but I have had one of these (or 2) every day after work and I am really enjoying this year's release. To me the beer is very quaffable and I find it perfect for refreshment relative to strength. I will happily drink these until they are gone. Great stuff and fresh now, and it tastes to me as if it will hold up well until the best by date in July, but mine will be long gone. Well done Sixpoint!

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on tap in a snifter, the beer is a vibrant, deep, caramel coloring with a foamy, clingy, off-white head. Aromas of pineapple and grapefruit, pine pitch and cedar, and subtle caramel. Flavors are solid pine pitch and resinous hops forward, with a pronounced follow of citrus, heavy on grapefruit and orange peel. Rich caramel backbone, with subtle spice notes of pepper and evergreen throughout. Very balanced, on a robust body with a dry, slightly astringent edge. The aftertaste is grassy and sticky, lingering on past the dry, crisp finish. Good beer.

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Photo of NizzleEGizzle
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: an amber red. small white foam head that lingers for a bit before hightailing it out of there. a little bit of lacing on the side.

S: nothing to write home about here. dense resin, tropical fruits that skew more mango/guava than citrus.

T: a nice juicy tropical fruit taste, dominated by pineapple, some red grapefruit. Finished with heavy hops and resin, and a sharp unpleasant alcoholic bite.

F: a bit light and astringent on the body.

O: a very fine shelf IPA, although at 10+% this is hard to justify for week-round thirst quenching.

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Photo of StevenMilligan
4.51/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

L: Very clear amber. Tiny snow head.

S: Huge notes of pineapple and mango. Pine sap.

T: Super dooper fruit notes continue throughout this beer. The above, mixes with some resinous hops in the middle of the palate. The finish is where it loses me. The finish takes on a medicinal feel because of the resin and alcohol mix. It's good, just strong. Luckily that sweet floral juice shows up again.

F: You couldn't get stickier and chewier unless you added bubble gum.

O: I would love to taste this side by side with Resin. I think the lack of hiding the alcohol is what stops this one from beating Resin.

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Photo of dar482
3.84/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(2016)
The beer comes in a clear medium amber color.

The aroma offers pineapple, sweet grapefruit, pine, resin, dank onion, honey sweet malts,.

The flavor smacks of potpourri floral, pineapple, sweet grapefruit peel. An underlying resinous hops, lingering herbs, mint, lots of pine, and more lingering sticky resin on the palate.

(2014)
The beer comes in a tad bit hazy, but quite clear deep deep reddish orange with a bit of a white head.

The aroma is a huge blast of hops. Tropical mango, peaches, pineapple, grapefruit, sweet orange. A bit of a caramel malt in there. The end has some dank resin and alcohol.

The flavor follows with a blast of a hops. Pineapple, grapefruit, sweet orange. There’s this extreme taste of orange peel zestiness that uplifts this beer. A bit of a bready malt in there and a taste of a sweet sugary candy, but this beer in general is very West Coast and light on the body. There’s a dank resin, slightly pine, on the finish. Not very bitter, mostly drying. Alcohol is decently obvious, but expected at 11% ABV for this style.

This beer very much reminds of a bigger version of Firestone Double Jack. I will say that the alcohol is there, but as explained by Sixpoint in the forums about this beer, alcohol cannot really be hidden with fresh beers like this at this ABV. For those “triple” IPA fans, this is one of the best. Super hoppy stuff and one of the best beers that Sixpoint has produced.

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Photo of stephens101
4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright reddish pink with brilliant clarity and a dense tan froth that crests just above the lip of the tulip. Aroma is bold with fine notes of orange, vanilla, perfume and pine. Grapefruit stands out on the tongue, but a touch of pine and spice are quickly noticed before a floral finish. Sweet bread and vanilla are noticed as it warms.

A smooth, refined and articulate DIPA that will engage you with its witty conversation for as long as you wish.

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Photo of rogerdandy
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

As an IPA lover I found this beer to be as near a "hop liqueur" as you could get and still be considered a beer, that said a marvelous one. Another one I wish I could find more easily but, perhaps, the lack of availability is what keeps these beer special.

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Photo of Wiffler27
4.59/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

would have never suspected this to be 10.5% which is a blessing and a curse.

picked this up at a local store that was having a 25% off sale on all canned beer! the bestbydate on the bottom of the can still has a month to go so absolutely a great deal

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Photo of brentk56
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a clear copper color; the head builds nicely and does a great job sticking around and lacing the glass

Smell: Floral, tropical and dank, the beer wafts resinous pine and crystallized sugar

Taste: The sugary malts are powerful, on the front end, laying down a sweet base of caramel; hop resins punch forward, creating a pine cone layer that competes with the sweet malts; neither side can claim victory in the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and sticky, with moderate carbonation

Overall: As I feared when I smelled the aroma, this is going to be a DIPA that pleases those who like sticky DIPAs but, as I prefer the malt base to be more muted, this is not really a fit for my palate

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Photo of Shroombe
4.96/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Absolutely in love with this concoction.

Punches you in the cosmic center and shakes up your world, deceptive in power.

I have one canned brew of this left which I cherish. I hope this comes available in my area again soon because this is hands down the best IPA I have ever tasted.

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Photo of StuB2485
4.56/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Genius in a can! Heady other worldly.
Exceptionally well balanced firm malty strength and hoppy nose and bitterness. The alcoholic bliss is balanced to perfection.

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Photo of --Dom--
4.63/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Closest thing I've had to a perfect beer in a while. I love Resin, and HI-Res definitely does not disappoint in any category. Looks amazing, crystal clear caramel tone. Nose is piney, sweet tropical fruit. A wallop of sweet pine needles up front, alcohol heat is there (of course) turns to tropical, pineapple, just slightly bitter finish. Overall, there's nothing about this beer that isn't spot on. Another top offering from the boys at Six-Point. My only issue with the brewery is their lack of a tasting room. Love you guys... Open a tasting room. That is all.

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Photo of cbutova
3.59/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Slim can poured into a teku and a goblet with a mostly clear golden body. The white head is frothy and reaches about half a finger before falling to a belt and hazy sheet atop the brew. The glass ends up mostly clean of lacing.

S- Strays from the citrus and juicy fruit side of things and focuses on the bitter pine, grapefruit and floral hops. Each waft reminds you that this is a big one but no obvious alcohol scents and only a bit of caramelized malts.

T- Bitter, hoppy and somewhat astringent as it all fails to totally blend together on my palate. Pine and citrus peel hops bite the taste buds with floral, slight stone fruit, herbal mint, mango and red grapefruit following. At times it gets very hot and some alcohol notes come into play. Malts and yeast are restrained with hints of caramel, apple/white grape and biscuit.

MF- Fairly close to a regular IPA with a bit more thickness overall; medium-bodied. Moderate carbonation level gives rise to a silky and somewhat creamy texture. Finishes borderline hot and heavily bitter.

First and last beer of the night. Overly bitter and the alcohol is less well hidden than most beers a few percent lower in ABV; hot and solventy at times. That aside, the hops are well managed and it isn't nearly as sweet as similar brews. Having had Molotov Cocktail last night and now this I once again appreciate how dangerous the 10%+ IPA territory truly is.

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Photo of Vondy08
4.66/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Pretty sweet but drinkable. Good on its own. Not. Beer I would drink more than 1 of at a time and not 1 I would pair with food other than cheese / charcuterie.

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Photo of leantom
4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Was visiting the folks in NJ and came across this beer. Decided to give it a try given all the rave reviews. The beer did not disappoint. Here goes:

A: Very impressive. Pours a beautifully clear orange. While I would only characterize the head as 'sufficient,' the carbonation more than makes up for the mediocre head. This beer is very well carbonated.

S: A WC IPA, if there ever was one. Lots of pine and floral scents interspersed with sweet honey and caramel malt. Can't wait to try it!

T: Follows the nose, which is good. A ton of pine, honey and caramel malt. The beer is simply quite succulent. I downed two in about half an hour (would've been faster if it wasn't so alcoholic).

F: Perfect. Thick and well carbonated.

O: This beer is very, very good. Great smell and taste; very well carbonated for a beer of this ABV. Will have again, God-willing.

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Photo of ajchocholousek
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can into Belgian glass

Pours a bright tangerine orange-gold color. Fairly good clarity here - only a touch of haze. Formed a white, fluffy, creamy one finger head that dissipated slowly, leaving some frothy lacing on the glass. Big nose of tropical fruits and citrus with a hint of pine in there too, all sitting on top a nice caramel malt sweetness that comes through mostly (and faintly) on the back end. Wow. Big slightly floral bitterness up front. Big full mouth feel with a strong dark-caramelly malt base that holds up well against a sticky tropical, candied orange (maybe a touch too sweet?) hop character. Wow a lot of very bold flavors here, and I'm getting a touch of heat near the end. Really impressive beer. Big, bold, yeah.

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Photo of glass_house
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm definitely a fan of big sticky IPA's, but I found this to be just a bit heavy on the sweet malt to live up to it's full potential. Very, very good beer, just not one I would seek out often.

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Photo of MartzMimic
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours from the can into a Prairie Artisan teku glass a golden amber with two fingers of white head. Big nose of juicy tropical fruit and pine resin. Tastes of passion fruit, grapefruit, lemon and a malty caramel backbone to balance the bitter hops. The alcohol becomes more apparent as it warms. Medium sticky mouth. This is an interesting beer, with a fair bit of sweetness. It's not one I would drink every day, but I would enjoy the occasional visit.

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Hi-Res from Sixpoint Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 319 ratings.