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Hi-Res - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
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1,291 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,291
Reviews: 200
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 68
Gots: 130 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  11.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerVikingSailor on 01-20-2014)
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Photo of BeerZombies1
4.48/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Hi-Res - Sixpoint Brewery
Double ipa
11.1% ABV
111 IBU

APPEARANCE: Pours a sunny Memorial Day weekend orange. The sunlight hitting the glass makes the bottom come alive with brightness. Great pillowy cloud like head that lazily hangs around until falling into a halo trailer by some light sticky lacing.

AROMA: Big beautiful bouquet, citrus and pine overflowing the glass. Peach, mango pineapple, A great malty dankness that has nice sweet graham cracker pushing through.

TASTE: Smacked in the mouth with a pine tar grip baseball bat that's been wrapped in hops! That dank malty sweetness holds it all together and really lets the tropical fruit make a front and center appearance. Little lingering honey that really rounds out the profile.

MOUTHFEEL: Medium plus body with a light prickly carbonation. Creamy, oily mouthfeel with a nice dry hoppy finish.

OVERALL: This beer goes up to 11, the 11.1% and 111 IBU are so well balanced. If you like the big strong hop bomb ipa's this is a must try. Super fresh, juicy and dank!

RATING: 4.4/5 Zombie Heads!

BeerZombies1, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of scootny
4.61/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

This is just super stuff. A lovely hazy golden ale with chunks and bits floating about. Nice head and good lacing. Smell is sweet with light bready malt and a well integrated alcohol that comes across more like honey, some caramel, and belgian candy sugar. Hops are big and have me in a forest of pines. Taste is off the chart good. Big sweet malt body lays a foundation for the tons of hops that come "cascading" over your tongue. Hops are like the nose, piney in the extreme which gives a super smooth bitterness and surprisingly clean finish. A touch of resiny oil and honey lingering. Nowhere does the alcohol show itself. It's scary how well hidden it is. Carbonation is also smooth and mildly creamy. Weight is deceptively light for a beer of this magnitude. Drinkability is beyond belief and makes for a dangerously quaffable brew. One of, if not the best Imperial IPA I've ever had. Just unbelievably good. Beware of the abv.

scootny, May 24, 2014
Photo of Mongrel
4.49/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First impressions of this beer are great -- a big blast of citrus and pine aroma when it hits the glass. And then it's deep orange in appearance with a tight finger of white head. Head recedes after a couple minutes, but leaves some nice lacing. "Bright" would be a good descriptor for both its smell and appearance.

Taste -- holy hop juice!! Immediately delivers big, bright tangerine and pine. It's balanced perfectly from the start with a chewy, caramel malt presence that manages to bring some subtle vanilla too. The flavor just keeps on coming -- grapefruit, lime, grape, berries, juniper... There's definitely some bitterness, but not nearly as much as you would expect from this big, big IPA. Man, just really delicious stuff that hardly hints at its 11% ABV. Only a touch of cool alcohol vapor on the finish.

Mouthfeel is really nice -- a little chewy, a little creamy, yet ultimately dry in a way that lets the hops really shine.

Overall, this is an incredible beer that really exceeded my expectations. Among the best double/triple IPAs I've had.

Mongrel, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of martyl1000
4.69/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Oh, man! Talk about pineapple. The front of this flavor is incredibly tropical fruit.

Picked up four-pack from Cork & Bottle (Madison) since they were freshly out of Hopslam. They said they went through ten cases of Hopslam pretty fast, while Hi-Res pretty much sat inert in the next cooler over.

It's a good looking pour into a tulip glass. Unfortunately, my dinner fights with the first sips of this beer. Plus it's too cold, flattening much of the flavors. What is clear are the ripe fruits in these first sips: navel orange, ruby red grapefruit, and papaya (which, by the way, tastes like Juicy Fruit gum, to me). Over 110 IBU's of bitterness? Check.

As it warms, and as the red chile and pepper-sausage flavors calm down in my mouth, the Hi-Res really performs. It becomes what I like most in a double IPA, namely bitter and sweet to excess.

I'm gonna have to revisit this tomorrow. But I'm pretty sure this has cracked my all-time tops list of big, sweet beers.
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Update: On tap

On tap at Mason Lounge (Madison). This is some serious pineapple. I'd keep my numeric score the same, I think.

martyl1000, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of philbe311
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - A very active cascading and billowing pour that yields two plus fingers worth of fluffy pillow like slightly off-white colored frothy goodness comprised of medium-sized and larger bubbles... Stellar retention... Once settled, this one recedes to a bit more than standard lacing but is lopsided and partially splotchy... Mostly still with a few stray very sluggish carbonation bubbles within... The color is a pale-to-medium gold that lacks any sort of luster... Appears to be thick and slightly more viscous that I would expect for the style... Loads of sticky lacing clings to the sides of the glass...

S - The hop profile is clearly at the forefront as expect, but it isn't overpowering - actually it's fairly restrained... Loaded with lots of citrus and tropical fruits... Oranges... Pineapple... Mango... Nectarine... There is a rock solid malt base of graham crackers and caramel that lies a bit beneath the surface...

T - Everything that the aroma alluded to is present, but the intensity is dialed-up several notches... In addition to the fruity hop goodness and the sturdy malt based the flavor profile also reveals some modest notes of honey and candied sugars... On the finish there is a the slight bit of alcoholic burn which intensifies, but in a very satisfying manner that adds a unique dimension...

M - Exquisite... On the lighter side of full bodied... A light bit of prickly carbonation... Chewy... Sticky... Syrupy... Lush... Given all that over top components of this offering, the mouthfeel is potent but exceptionally smooth and delectable... Goes down easily sip after sip...

D - There are a lot of DIPAs that BAs seek out and place on a pedestal and this offering should be added to that elusive list... Outstanding appearance and flavor profile... The mouthfeel is amongst the best there is... Turning up the aroma a notch or two would make this one truy exceptional... This is really good stuff that I can easily recommend all BAs seek out and enjoy... Drinks a bit like an American Barleywine and hides the 11.1% ABV very well...

philbe311, Mar 02, 2014
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3.58/5  rDev -13.5%

Best before 7.12.14, drank 8.23.14, poured from a 12oz can into a pint glass.

When I first saw that I had accidentally 'saved' my last Hi-res well past its best before date I was hesitant to perform a true review, but after examining the beer I found its appearance, smell, and taste to be relatively spot on to my previous notes. I wouldn't recommend waiting so long, but at the same time, this last can did not seem to be affected.

A: Hazy, honey infused copper with a pillowy white head. Big pitting of the head as it dissolves to a think cap leaving spotty, sticky lacing.

S: Extremely floral, dank pine, tangerine, peach, lemon. Not an extremely sweet or stinging aroma, but pleasant. My expectations were always higher, but the result is not in anyway disappointing.

T: This is what makes me disappointed. I keep hoping that the next batch of Hi-Res I procure will be the one that they finally 'get it right', but so far it just seems that the taste is a result of trying to be too extreme. Sure, I get some tasty piney hop, some chewy, juicy tangerine, but what hits home the most is the alcohol. From the very first time I tried this beer I have always felt that its potentially great taste is crushed by the weight of having to carry 11+% ABV. Its not a deal breaker, but most assuredly a major hindrance.

M: Medium body, has a great mouth weight to it. Sticky, Oily, Syrupy...if all of those are possible together. Light carbonation, just enough to tingle the tongue. The alcohol, provides a gentle warming, and unlike the Taste, I quite like its place here.

O: I will keep trying Hi-Res to see if adjustments are made, but going solely from what I have tasted so far, I can't recommend this beer. Too many other options exist that get everything right to be taking a chance that Sixpoint finally dials it in... or maybe dials it down to a 9.


For those who still go by the old system of tallying a true rating, here are my inputs. A: 4.25, S: 4.0, T: 3.25, M: 4.0, O: 3.75

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Hi-Res from Sixpoint Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,291 ratings.