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Hi-Res - Sixpoint Brewery

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Reviews: 306
Hads: 2,022
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 159
Gots: 401 | 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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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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Photo of scootny
4.59/5  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. (933 characters)

Photo of Mongrel
4.49/5  rDev +9%
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. (1,061 characters)

Photo of philbe311
4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
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... (2,067 characters)

Photo of BeerZombies1
4.48/5  rDev +8.7%
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! (1,065 characters)

Photo of martyl1000
4.67/5  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. (1,105 characters)

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

A- What a difference a year makes! Where the 2014 batch(es) were very cloudy and sediment-ridden, this batch is a brilliantly clear, golden orange color with a finger's worth of a frothy white head. Perfection! (5.0)

S- Fleshy, tropical fruits (guava, mango, papaya), floral, wildflower honey, pine resin. This is the lovechild of Sixpoint's Resin and Bell's Hopslam. 10.5% ABV is absolutely undectable. (5.0)

T- Like the description of the nose, tropical notes hit first, but fleeting. Mid-palate, the floral component reveals itself for a moment before being engulfed by the piney/resiny/minty finish leaving your palate dry and wanting another sip. (4.5)

M- Surprisingly light (no more than a medium body) with a sturdy presence from the carbonation. The drinkability on Hi-Res is exceptional...and exceptionally dangerous! (4.75)

O- Since the dry, piney and resinous qualities in the flavor supersede the tropical notes as found in the nose, the off-balance is not what I prefer. I remember last year's batch to be a bit more 'juicy' on the palate. I love both Resin and Hopslam...and Hi-Res treads the borders between both in terms of Aroma, Flavor and Mouthfeel. Price per ounce is about the same as Hopslam, yet much more costly than Resin...which is just as good (but I prefer Hopslam over all three) (4.75) (1,319 characters)

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

Look: A deep gold with a honey colored head and mild activity. Lace clings to the glass as it is sipped.

Smell: Deep citrus and pitted fruit. Peach, pineapple, mango, lychee, honey, more fresh citrus hops, honey, a bit of pine hops, and booze on the finish. Smells delightful.

Taste: The palate is walloped by big juicy citrus hops. Hints of peach, pineapple, citrusy orange, and lychee. Followed by a substantial sweet honey malt. The citrusy hop punch is somewhat balanced by the sweet malt but the citrus hops dominant for sure. There are also some pine hop notes on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Big, wet, and juicy. This beer overloads the palate with lupulin and doesn't let go. The booze is apparent but not overwhelmingly so. It's a sipper make no mistakes but one of the smoother 10+ ABV beers I've had and the hops bring you back for more. Surprisingly drinkable for a triple IPA.

Overall: A brilliant triple IPA. This beer is a citrus hop punch to the palate and I love it. It's a surprisingly balanced triple as all the elements play very well together with the brilliant citrus combining very well with the honey malt. It's sweet but not overly so. The booze could be off setting to some but compared to some triples IPAs I've had this is smooth. A beautifully well crafted beer (1,292 characters)

Photo of Jasonjohnson
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I love this beer a lot (22 characters)

Photo of gigaknight
4.9/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Batch's BB date was second week of July, I think, so it's probably quite fresh.

A- Pours golden and crystal clear. A half finger of slightly bubbly head lingers. Wish it were a bit more pillowy, but whatever.

S- Straight up dried mango and honey. Holy smokes. Barely smells alcoholic, bits of pineyness shine through.

T- Waves of honey, strawberry, mango, peach, crash onto the palate, mingling with a substantial bitterness and a surprisingly well-integrated alcohol heat.

M- As chewy as I like a DIPA to be. Finishes right between dry and sticky, perfect balance. Aftertaste is dramatically more resin-forward and less juicy than the palate.

O- Really, really, really damn good. I'm always a little hesitant to take a chance on a $13 4-pack but I decided to splurge and was rewarded for it. Definitely a must-try. (820 characters)

Photo of Bisco42
4.54/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

What an exceptional IIIPA. The drink-ability is phenomenal. High alcohol is masked well by the balance of hops, look is orangish and hazy. Overall just delicious, will buy again. (181 characters)

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

APPEARANCE - 3-finger head that lasts. Lacing that sticks to the glass. Light, clear, foamy, amber-orange.

AROMA/SCENT - Hops, tropical fruit, citrus, pine.

TASTE - Hops, bitter, sweet, pine, citrus, fruit, apple.

MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Some carbonation. Smooth, creamy, dry, lingering, astringent, clean, light, crisp, refreshing. ABV near-invisible.

VALUE - 4-pack of 12-oz. cans for $12.99. An absolute steal.

OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - Maybe the best beer I've ever had. Would love to suck down the whole 4-pack, though you'd need EMS standing by. (562 characters)

Photo of Runofthemiller
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Fantastic imperial IPA. Perfect! Hop BOMB. (44 characters)

Photo of BostonBrewRu
4.39/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Not as sticky as Resin, but hoppier (35 characters)

Photo of SomethingClever
4.68/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12 oz can poured into Speigelau glass

A: beautiful crystal clear dark gold color laces like crazy

S: smells like gold sweet stinky hops very resiny

T: it's so good it's like a resin bomb it's so well crafted and the alcohol is hidden

M: It's chewy and sticky on the taste

O: this beer is insanely good it's sticky dank resinious and excellent (347 characters)

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. (286 characters)

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. (193 characters)

Photo of Mbertrand2
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Not too sweet, just smooth and awesome hoppy-ness. Remember to drink well before the expiration to avoid malt taste! (116 characters)

Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

So glad to have tried this one. It reminds me of a young Heavy D. Chunky but Funky. Good God, let that resin tickle the back of my throat and remind me why I love IPAs so much. Can I get a witness? Good, God! Oh, yeah, find this brilliance from SixPoint and ask yourself if IPAs are a hobby or an addiction. Citrus layers galore, and I subject you to implore. Mighty, mighty, mighty. A pleasure! SixPoint does it well. (418 characters)

Photo of David_CT
4.7/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Dank Hop Candy, alcohol takes a back seat..but nice and warming .... Cant even describe it, so just try it .Highest recommendation for IPA fans and everyone else for that matter!!! Cheers SixPoint!! Well done! (209 characters)

Photo of NevenSt7
4.82/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Surprisingly clear with big citrus aromas and minimal hop bite (for having 115IBUs) (83 characters)

Photo of HoppinDad
4.89/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Oh my God! They improved on an already amazing beer. Kudos Six Point. The nose slaps you with citrus, malt and alcohol. Totally inviting you in. The first sip amazes you with the sheer hoppyness of it along with the malt and alcohol flavor as it fills your mouth. A real nice citrus flavor profile abounds this beer. I'm lost in it. The mouth feel is silky and smooth. I could really drink this beer fast but that would be a crime. Savor this one hop heads. (458 characters)

Photo of SSS
4.61/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a phenominal beer.

A-beautiful clear golden color with a hint of orange
S-first crack of the can and the smell is glorious, nice and hoppy, citrus. I dead to pour it out and the majority of the aroma quickly left, leaving behind a sweet alcohol smell
T-the hops shave the alcohol really well making this dangerously drinkable. Sweet to start and rounds out with a satisfying bitterness that is smooth and mellow
M-carbonation is light and not overpowering, leaving room to appreciate the sweet hops
O-this is a great beer, I highly recommend. Be aware that the 10.5% creeps up on you. People have compared this to Heady Topper, while I can see some resemblance, this beer is great in its own right and deserves a try. (726 characters)

Photo of Pourharddrinkslow
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Look: In a word, gorgeous. Clean golden color with just a hint of amber to darken it up.

Smell: Honestly, right now my allergies are awful so it's hard for me to give an accurate assessment. I smell very mild hops and a subtle sweetness.

Taste: A very balanced DIPA in my opinion. As it hit my lips, I got that subtle sweetness I sensed in the smell; maybe grapefruit; not as simple as a lemon or orange flavor. As soon as I swallowed I was left with a perfect balance of hops and malt. It would really be unfair to single out and analyze the hop and malt profiles separately because they compliment each other so well that the tastes sort of just blend together.

Feel: Super smooth, dangerously drinkable

Overall: Excellent beer if you can find it. The taste and mouthfeel are the real stars here, but those are the most important characteristics for a beer, in my opinion! (889 characters)

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. (564 characters)

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Hi-Res from Sixpoint Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 306 ratings.