Hi-Res - Sixpoint Brewery

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Ratings: 1,975
Reviews: 351
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 148
Gots: 383 | FT: 15
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Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: BeerVikingSailor on 01-20-2014

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Ratings: 1,975 | Reviews: 351
Photo of --Dom--
4.63/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

Photo of hoagzzz
3.43/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Basically a barley wine. Not a big fan if six point in general.

Photo of logicalparadox
4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice. Big tropical fruit IPA, not too bitter, not to sticky. Dangerously hidden abv!

Photo of cbutova
3.59/5  rDev -13.7%
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.

Photo of Vondy08
4.66/5  rDev +12%
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.

Photo of captainkrad
4.37/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Piney resin and citrus. Yummy.

Photo of leantom
4.32/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

Photo of ajchocholousek
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

Photo of Carpentiere
2.88/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Decent but a bit more bitter than I would expect.

Photo of glass_house
3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

Photo of Stutz
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Rich and full body beer

Photo of MartzMimic
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

Photo of dbl_delta
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can dated "BB10JUL2015" (on the bottom) into pint glass. Pours a clear, deep gold with a modest off-white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Initial intense blast of pine and citrus followed by malt sweetness, followed by a lingering bitterness in the back of your throat. Alcohol is well hidden. Moderately chewy, sticky mouthfeel, but sufficient carbonation to keep it refreshing. (Not that I could drink more than one of these, mind you!) Deceptively easy to drink. Good offering from Six Point.

Photo of jdhilt
3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a three finger white head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Crystal clear amber color. Good carbonation and medium body. Pine hop nose and flavor is balanced with caramel malt and pine hops - good thing the IBUs are 115. Best by Jul 2015. $3.90 for a 12oz gold can from Colonial Spirits Acton, MA.

Photo of pdad329
4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Sweeter than I expected for an "IIIPA" as it is labeled. Nice sipping beer.

Photo of mick303
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From can into a spiegelau IPA glass. Bright orange caramel colour with lots of carbonation and lacing.

S - aromas of sticky grapefruit concentrate, resiny pine cones, sappy, with a really fragrant punch to it, some strong florals. In comparison, this has less in the way of fresh citrus but goes down the resiny pungent path. Has some ethanol hints as it settles.

T - a real mouthful of flavour on this! Sappy and succulent, pine, tamarillo, grapefruit, big assertive fruity notes, lemon oil, pine really comes in on the finish, balanced with orange juice sweetness and a strong malt undertone. Caramel is mild and helps support the bright hop flavours I find, fairly simple malt profile helps the hops carry the flavour here, and the alcohol is nowhere to be seen. A very big and flavourful DIPA.

M - big and syrupy, sappy resin hops but thankfully the assertive carbonation lifts this and helps the alcohol from getting to heavy to slick. Drinks as a very well balanced strong IPA, with a succinct drying finish that calls you back.

This beer is not kidding around, really a powerhouse that combines assertive flavour with enough poise to hold things in check to prevent it being a booze bomb. Just enough excess and abandon thrown in with a solid balance and complexity that make it a pleasure to explore. Very enjoyable and delicious.

Photo of Noahtrumble
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Kinda taste like grass, but would definitely still have again

Photo of Pencible
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

More sweet than bitter, but very nice and clean and easy to drink.

Photo of spacecake9
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This surprised me, I was expecting it to be more hoppy with more citrus. Medium thick mouth feel. Alcohol is more noticeable in this DIPA than any other I've tasted. Good beer!

Photo of timontheroad
4.32/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: clear orange-copper color, with a two finger fluffy off-white head. Great retention and lacing to the bottom of the glass.
Smell: Very nice citrus aroma with just a hint of sweetness.
Taste: Great orange/grapefruit flavor with some tropical mango like notes as well. Pretty well balanced, with a nice malt backbone.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied, somewhat dry, but very crisp and good carbonation - very nice
Overall: pretty damn good beer, sure wish it was available in Colorado.

Photo of irs
4.01/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at tapestre in Somerville (NJ). Awesome nose. A bit on the sweet side up front, but a really nice dry finish. Too sweet and heavy to drink a lot but a little bit is nice.

Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a golden orange body with little head and lace. Has a mostly citric hop aroma but there are notes of grapefruit in there. Pretty good DIPA as it has the citric bite down but balances with the grapefruit sweetness and taste as well as touches of sweet malts. Easy to drink, light to medium body, ABV doesn't hit you at all and perhaps that's the biggest achievement.

Photo of mnrider
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a clear light amber color. Three fingers of creamy fluffy white
head. Excellent retention. Like most beers from Sixpoint the lacing is

S: Juicy citrus. Grapefruit. Other fruits. Fresh. Very light alcohol aroma.

T/M: Strong. Alcohol is not completely hidden. Good balance of flavors.
Plenty of fruits. Passion. Citrus. Bitterness is lighter with more grapefruit
and citrus. Creamy with a little malt sweetness. Aftertaste is a little
sticky, sweet and fruity.

O: A sipper for me. Great juicy citrus flavors. Balance is nice and has a
nice hop bite.


Photo of SenorHops
3.07/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Biggest disappointment at Extreme Beer Fest.

Photo of dmgeng
4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I really enjoyed Resin so I assumed that this would be no different.

A - Bright orange color. Some haziness with white head and strong lacing.

S - Very hop forward aroma with citrus hops mixing with tropical and grassy tones. Significant caramel and malt are second. Like a big candy hop smell.

T - Big sweet flavor full of West Coast hops and strong caramel sweetness. There is a fruitiness along with the citrus of the hops that makes this beer juicy on the tongue. Definitely one of the sweetest DIPAs I've had but I like it.

M - Medium to full mouth-feel. The carbonation was moderate. It finishes with quite a bit of body and is not one I could drink more than a few of. There is bitterness on the finish but the sweet character wants to sit.

Overall, a great beer that is a nice mixture of a lot of flavors that I love separately in one beer. Awesome hoppy aroma, delicious sweet flavor, and feels nice going down. Though it isn't the very best beer I've ever had; I would recommend trying this but after you've tried Resin.

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Hi-Res from Sixpoint Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 1,975 ratings.