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Hi-Res - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
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1,262 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,262
Reviews: 199
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 63
Gots: 123 | 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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BeerZombies1

Nevada

4.48/5  rDev +8.2%

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!

06-11-2014 18:39:42 | More by BeerZombies1
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scootny

New York

4.61/5  rDev +11.4%

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.

05-24-2014 04:05:09 | More by scootny
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Mongrel

Maryland

4.49/5  rDev +8.5%

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.

03-10-2014 00:00:37 | More by Mongrel
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

4.69/5  rDev +13.3%

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.

03-07-2014 00:59:22 | More by martyl1000
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +4.6%

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...

03-02-2014 21:12:46 | More by philbe311
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rjvanston

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

08-23-2014 00:32:56 | More by rjvanston
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Michael_Thirst

Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev +11.1%

08-22-2014 21:34:42 | More by Michael_Thirst
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -3.4%

08-22-2014 06:47:29 | More by zestar
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DRush11


4.4/5  rDev +6.3%

08-21-2014 09:47:38 | More by DRush11
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jplopez21

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

08-20-2014 16:44:59 | More by jplopez21
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JStewart00

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

08-20-2014 02:08:36 | More by JStewart00
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pep

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

08-17-2014 21:21:39 | More by pep
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malfunxion

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

08-17-2014 14:23:42 | More by malfunxion
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daguerreotype

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

08-16-2014 00:00:09 | More by daguerreotype
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craft_is_king

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

08-15-2014 21:12:35 | More by craft_is_king
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a_beckman25

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.4%

08-12-2014 03:41:38 | More by a_beckman25
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miffsudd

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.4%

08-11-2014 17:40:26 | More by miffsudd
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cardinals22

Illinois

3/5  rDev -27.5%

08-11-2014 00:11:10 | More by cardinals22
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -27.5%

08-10-2014 23:51:36 | More by ejimhof
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spw109

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

08-10-2014 16:48:22 | More by spw109
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TheRealThreePhilosophers

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.4%

08-10-2014 14:37:21 | More by TheRealThreePhilosophers
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jbertsch

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.4%

08-10-2014 01:48:54 | More by jbertsch
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RumDude

Connecticut

4.1/5  rDev -1%

No can date – drinking at expiration date of 7/12/14.

In the Nose- Good hop aroma with some malt in there – not that complex.
In the glass – Light tan small head somewhat cloudy – are those some yeast chunks I spy? Slightly dark and golden with a light orange hue.

Taste – Medium body- balance to the hop-side as an IPA should be – adequate maltiness with hint of grape (as opposed to wine/sherry etc) and an essence of grapefruit, probably the hops talking here. Leaves a hop aftertaste that’s a bit rough but not astringent so not too bad and maybe good if that’s what you’re after. IMTO (In my taste opinion) definitely an ‘A’ beer but an A-. What can make it better? I like the hop profile of Gandhi Bot, so that, and the alcohol level could be reduced (it shows just a bit) so I can drink more of it.

Parting thoughts – Although not astringent, this did hint at it so IMTO that could make a difference – more noticeable as the glass warms – shouldn’t a beer get better (unless you are after that)? Not bad for Brooklyn!

08-09-2014 23:52:09 | More by RumDude
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lenbert

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

08-09-2014 20:34:28 | More by lenbert
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rojapa

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

08-09-2014 20:32:09 | More by rojapa
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Hi-Res from Sixpoint Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,262 ratings.