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Hi-Res - Sixpoint Brewery

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Ratings: 1,228
Reviews: 198
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 57
Gots: 117 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerVikingSailor on 01-20-2014)
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Reviews by rdilauro:
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4.58/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rich reddish golden amber but on the lighter side. A generous frothy head that stays for a while. The nose was rich with that ever so present grapefruit/citrus hoppy aroma. Its bursting out of the glass and just about pleasantly attacking your senses. There was also a scent of pine tar, but in a gentle but noticeable way.

The first taste was difficult only because using one of those designer Samuel Adams Boston Lager beer glasses, the nose was what you felt so mo much. I rolled the second taste around my mouth, much like I would do for wine tasting. This allowed the beer to reach each sensory spot on my tongue. Still very forward and aggressive hoppiness and citrus.

The over taste was that this was a pretty big beer. For an IPA, I was surprise at just how much body this had, not like a barley wine, but just round and full.

The finish was very dry, typical of most hoppy IPAs. At 11% abv, I expected the taste to have a little burn, but it didnt. I did detect some alcohol burn at the end..

I am very enjoying this beer. To me, its the big brother of Resin, a much bigger brother.

Next time , I need to try Hi-Res and Resin side by side

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2014 15:26:27 | More by rdilauro
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"Where the telescope ends, the microscope begins. Which of the two has the grander view? Hi-Res. Zoom on, zoom in, hop out. This beer goes up to eleven." Brewed in the style of an American Imperial IPA. Released in 12 oz. can 4 packs and on limited draft.

Poured from a 12 oz. can to a tulip glass. Served above 58º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a crisp frothy head of a cream white complexion over a mildly hazy orange-amber body. Very fine sediment is the only impediment to clarity, carbonation is virtually nonexistent in the appearance. Retention is above average, lacing is light and spotty. 3.75

(Smell) Resinous, piney and spicy hops forward with a bold bitterness are joined by a biscuity caramel syrup body for a strong balance. 3.75

(Taste) Quite assertive in its flavor, the malt profile is a husky, biscuity and grainy caramel syrup body joined with an assortment of resinous, herbal and peppery hops for an altogether sharp and bitter presentation. 3.75

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Hi-Res from Sixpoint Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,228 ratings.