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Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Photo of 98green
3.69/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can to snifter. Look is dark amber and clear. Not much in the smell at all. Maybe some mango and sweet malt. Taste is similarly mild. Bitter hits the front of the palate, but fades quick and is run over by sweet malt. The malt doesn't linger, so I wouldn't go so far as saying malt bomb. The booziness is present, and I did enjoy that. Overall not my favorite. I much prefer Resin in fact compared to this one

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Photo of tbryan5
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up while in Florida. A good Imperial IPA but honestly I was expecting a little more balance. Yes, it had a good hop profile but it seemed just a tad malty to me. Maybe I had an older can. I will have to give this another shot.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Brilliant copper with a 1” off-white to cream colored foam cap that is sticky and lacy.
S: Resin, citrus, fruit.
T: Dry, malty, fruity, tropical fruit, hints of pear, some astringency on the finish mixed with spices suggesting cola or cardamom. Complex layered flavors with a trace of tea. Light alcohol flavors. The bitterness is a tea type bitterness.
F: Medium body and carbonation, slightly warming.
O: A big, easy to drink DIPA.

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Photo of DaltonCastle
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L- Looks a bright orange with very little head. Very west coast looking

S- Very tropical and citrus forward.

T- Tastes of tropical fruit along with a very sweet but not cloying malt. Slightly boozy

F- Full bodied with a hint of alcohol sweetness

O- Good triple IPA. Close to the edge of complete sweetness but does not fall over the ledge.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.62/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It was a source of irritation for me, when it was first released earlier this year, that none of it made its way to LanCANster, forcing me to go to PHL just to have some on draft out of a sense of FOMO. Since then, it has (at least) returned to PHL in CANs, so I snapped one up in furtherance of The CANQuest (tm).

From the Slimline CAN: "Beer Is Culture"; " ... Once our eyes were opened to the potential of the hop cone, we couldn't be stopped. With a laser focus, we magnified the hop factor, and pushed the boundaries of flavor, aroma, and perception itself to create HI-RES. It's Mad Science.": "Please keep refrigerated. This ale was dry-hopped with fresh hops."; "Beer for Beasts"; "Please Recycle".

I Crack!ed it open & had an eargasm listening to it since the CANticipation was so Hi. I gave it a gentle Glug since, although it was quite fresh, the idea of "dry -hopped with fresh hops" gave me pause. An in-glass swirl raised a brief finger of foamy, light-tan head with limited retention that quickly reverted to wisps. Color was Amber to Deep-Amber/Light-Copper (SRM = > 9, < 13) while the CAN reads: "11 SRM". Ha! Nose had a sweet booziness that was a reminder of its inherent power. Warming, it took on a dank cattiness underlain by a caramel malt sweetness. Mouthfeel was slick, silky smooth & dangerously drinkable. Holy Mild, Batman! It was less hot and boozy than the nose had led me to expect & it was not all that hoppy, either. The CAN read "115 IBU" so either my palate had been shocked into being insensate (quite possible) or it was just really well-hidden. The booziness kind of put me in mind of malt liquor, though. There was no getting around the fact that this was a big beer in a small CAN. Warming almost to room temperature, it was really getting a catty dankness to its flavor. There was now no question that hops played a large part in the production of this beer. My eyes were slightly watery & I could not tell if it was due to seasonal allergies or to the inherent heat of this beer. Phew! My sinuses began to fill with the smell and heat of this one to the point that almost nothing else was perceptible. In the interim, I began to get sleepy, like it was some sort of mellow tea. If you have ever made hops tea, you will know from whence I speak. It is the most calming, relaxing tea that I have ever drank & this beer both tasted & acted like that. Finish was (surprisingly) semi-dry, as opposed to full-on, gaspingly dry, with a mild bitterness that was more herbal than bitter.

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Photo of TBoneJones
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Fruity bouquet, tropical, sweet fruit-punchy hops and nice honey malt touch. Nicely blended DIPA. Not resinous but fruit-laden with red tropical fruit flavors and hints of other citrus peel. Sweet but solid, with drinkability high for the strength.

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Photo of Beermeister69
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I love it , slap you in the face hop flavor with a strong grapefruit taste. It stays with you a long time and the flavor keeps coming .
It drinks well but 3 or 4 and your ready for bed . They are potent at 11% Abv . So drink easy and enjoy it's a great beer

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Photo of Grindelvasdrum
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On draft at local establishment.
A-Beautiful burnt orange, almost no head, pretty lacing.
S-Citrus, floral, pine
T-Wonderful bitter citrus peel that endures, plenty of sweet
fruit medley on the finish, some alcohol notes.

M-Nice carbonation, creamy, just a bit of alcohol burn.
O-Nice sipping IPA with plenty of flavor to savor.

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

Pretty damn solid. Just a little potent on the alcohol feel, but not nearly as much as one might expect with such a high ABV. Very reminiscent to a West Coast style IPA. An impressive effort in the Imperial IPA genre.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.8/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Best before date of August 18th, 2016

Appearance - Pours clear and bright golden orange in color with a sandstone, near two-finger width head. Fair retention, breaking down to a thin, consistent layer of suds across the surface. A good amount of lacing, with broken sheets and a few spots here and there.

Smell - Juicy aroma with notes of mango and lesser grapefruit, along with underlying pine. Also intertwined is a strong, sweet peach-like stone fruit note.

Taste - Follows the nose. Unusually sweet with mango and peachy character, backed by some bitterness hitting on grapefruit and lesser pine dank. Generic bready malts and a touch of caramel can be found deep in the background. Finishes semi-sweet, with a bit of astringency from the booze.

Mouthfeel - Full-bodied with moderate, tingly carbonation. A touch sticky, then a bone dry finish.

Overall - Unusually sweet with the peachy notes, and not really my cup of tea. I'm not big on mango forward IPA's, either. It's well made, and I appreciate the uniqueness, but nothing I'd be interested in buying again.

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Photo of hardy008
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear dark gold to light amber color with a white two finger head, with nice retention and lacing. The aroma has grapefruit, mango, and pine.

Tastes much like it smells with grapefruit, mango, pine, and there is a lot of sweet malt. There is no alcohol taste, which is amazing for a 10.8 % abv beer.

Medium bodied with spot on carbonation. There is a grapefruit and sweet malt aftertaste. Nicely made.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.65/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Energy drink-looking can into an oversized tulip. Sixpoint knows how to stand out from the crowd. What they don't know how to do is put a damn brewed on date on their cans. Bastards.

Copper liquid with perfect clarity. Frothy head and plentiful lace. Great to look at. 5

Not a ton in the aroma but there is a light and seductive melon and floral aroma. I love melon and I'm getting it here. Want more though. Gimme some mo. Detect some booze too. Guess that comes with the territory on a ten fidy ABV DIPA. 3.75

Hmmm... Barleywine is that you? Pretty malt-forward and caramelly. Still getting that melon and floral bouquet flavor. Bitter and resinous flavors hit late. Seriously though, this tastes like an american barleywine. Lots of malt and caramel. 3.5

It's got the bitterness and resin of an IPA and some floralness and fruitiness. And it's also got a big caramel, bread and sweetness to it. If I tasted this blind I'd think American Barleywine more than DIPA but I guess it all depends what one is used to. 3.5

I'm in that camp that finds Sixpoint beers passable in general but never spectacular and I always puzzle at the buzz they have. I always attribute it to the marketing and presence they have, which is pretty on point.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - The beer looks beautiful. Copper, clear, with cascading carbonation dancing within. Off white head, lacing to all get out. What's not to like?

S - Hops all over, hints of tropical fruit, mango and passionfruit, pine and a hint of floral and herbs.

T - Powerful front of fruit and pine, malt present in the middle, offering a honeyed note, before the close, which is strongly bitter.

M - The brutish hop drying is scrubbed by that bright carbonation, but builds, crunchy and taxing.

O - This is one big hop hit. Bitter, yes, and a wrecker. But still tasty and offering a deep, full range of hop notes, from floral aromas and tropical fruit flavors, to the rough and tumble close. Very good.

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Photo of dajerzy52
4.54/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured into a tulip glass 1 inch of pure white head
S: malty sweetness candied citrus
T: candied apricots citrus hops malt with a piney resin and a hint of alcohol on the finish

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Photo of jwc215
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz. can - part of 4-pack:

Pours deep golden. A thin white head leaves spotted lacing.

The smell is citric (grapefruit/orange) - some pine - some caramel.

The taste is of citrus (grapefruit/orange). Big bitterness with a peak through of caramel sweetness. Slight alcohol shows - but well-covered for the abv level. It has a spicy hop-forward finish.

It has a chewy full body.

A huge DIPA - very hoppy with caramel bringing the hops together. A hop-forward sipper.

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Photo of russpowell
3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a chill-hazed honey color with fingers of ivory colored head. Drops bright, great lacing and pretty good head retention

S: Grapefruit & just a little lemon

T: Grapefruit, pine & a little breadyness, plus mango up front. More grapefruit as this warms, some bready sweetness & pineyness. Pineyness, grapefruit & dryness rule in the finish

MF: Medium body, firm carbonation with nice balance

Easy to drink despite ABV, not a world beater, but a super solid DIPA

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Photo of jzlyo
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aroma is tropical fruit, mild/medium sweetness and a decent hint of funk. The flavor is tropical fruit, grapefruit, citrus/fruit, mild funk and a mix of bitter, tart and slight sourness in the finish.

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

I love Sixpoint and Hi-Res is one of my favorites from them. Obviously not as drinkable as the Resin, the Hi-Res is super strong and super dank (just how I like my DIPAs). The alcohol taste comes through the malt and hops a decent amount; you know you're drinking a 10.5% beer. Hi-Res is a powerful DIPA that is not to be taken lightly. Not as complex as other DIPAs I've had but still an overall great beer. Salud!

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Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
4.47/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Comes in a clearly, lightly carbonated dark gold color with a thin off white head that leaves rings of lacing along the glass.
The nose is intense sweet tropical fruits. You get passion fruit, guava, lychee, honeydew melon, and papaya. You also get a honey-like sweetness from the malt, and a faint hint of booze.
On the palate, you get passion fruit, guava, lychee, honeydew melon, papaya, apricot, biscuits, honey, candied orange peel, and a light warmth of alcohol.
The mouthfeel could be almost considered full-bodied. Thick and smooth. Not chewy, carbonation is moderate, but it feels full in the mouth.

This is one of the best triple IPAs out there, to my knowledge. Despite the huge abv, it still manages to be extremely drinkable, and it smells and tastes like a tropical fruit salad. An excellent TIPA I would recommend to any hophead.

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Photo of garymuchow
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

The thing I like about this the most is how drinkable it is and for a high abv beer it's really quite remarkable. The aroma is good but not great. Really more like an IPA than a DIPA. Nice somewhat fruity, not too intense and no excess. Solid. Head leaves a little quickly. A somewhat darker amber than many but very clear. Solid.
Now in taste and feel, "that's where I'm a Viking". So smooth. Very pleasing intensity with no excess. The bitterness hits both softly and boldly and lingers very nicely. The intermingling hop flavors are very nice too with fruit, a very little grass and kinda' of generic herbal quality. Soft and full carbonation with a fullness but but not thick or sticky (as I sometimes like my DIPA's). But these last to areas are just so enjoyable. The alcohol is can be help and just the smallest bit of heat, but is covered well or ignored easily by the hops.
This is a dangerous beer, as it can be drank so easily. I like it.

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Photo of Pixelatednoise
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful straw gold color with a lasting head and lasting lacing. Beer is well carbonated with lasting effervescence. very hoppy nose, cut grass and citrus, mouthfeel has a chewy resin quality with a hint of spice.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.97/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by 8/19/16.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, candied citrus zest, grapefruit juice, and tropical fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with tropical fruit, citrus zest, and grapefruit juice flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a nice mix of citrus and tropical hop characteristics all around.

Serving type: can.

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Photo of SaulFox
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

-West coast clear amberish
-Ripe tropical fruits and citrus
-Sweet fruits upfront followed by citrus rind and slight alcohol
-slick mouthfeel, syrupy
-my first experience with sixpoint and I'm not disappointed

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Photo of THSdrummer
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a frosty, golden amber. Lovely white foamy head, and lacing left behind. Off to a good start. Aroma is incredibly smooth and well-balanced with notes of pine, dank hops, and lemon zest and peaches. Scrumptious dank and resin hop notes start, with some tasty citrus backdrops. Finishes with a good citrus flavor. Mouth feel is a little harsh. Good as far as consistency though. Overall, a really tasty IPA that proves fun and interesting to drink. It has enough going on to keep you thinking, and yet it's easy enough to sling back on a picnic. Yum.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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

From 12oz can, BB19AUG2016, so I guess this is about 6 weeks from canning.

Look is clear copper-orange body with small head of small white bubbles, leaves some lacing as it drops to a ring.

Smell is strong of piney hops, this certainly is deserving of the name hi 'res', its got a fat resin smell to it.

Taste is citrusy, piney and some floral hoppy elements. Good malty back to balance it out.

Feel is clean and crisp, drier than expected, but still has a sticky finish. Body is on the lighter side for this big of a beer.

Overall, this is my third can out of a four pack I got a couple weeks ago, and I don't see much change in the flavor over that time period. I think they've done a nice job brewing a well balanced, but huge and hoppy ipa that goes down really smooth. Its sweet, its bitter and it'll get you right.

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Hi-Res from Sixpoint Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 392 ratings.