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Hi-Res - Sixpoint Brewery

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306 Reviews
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Reviews: 306
Hads: 2,022
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 3.88%
Wants: 159
Gots: 401 | FT: 14
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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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Photo of Wiffler27
4.59/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

would have never suspected this to be 10.5% which is a blessing and a curse.

picked this up at a local store that was having a 25% off sale on all canned beer! the bestbydate on the bottom of the can still has a month to go so absolutely a great deal (251 characters)

Photo of brentk56
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a clear copper color; the head builds nicely and does a great job sticking around and lacing the glass

Smell: Floral, tropical and dank, the beer wafts resinous pine and crystallized sugar

Taste: The sugary malts are powerful, on the front end, laying down a sweet base of caramel; hop resins punch forward, creating a pine cone layer that competes with the sweet malts; neither side can claim victory in the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and sticky, with moderate carbonation

Overall: As I feared when I smelled the aroma, this is going to be a DIPA that pleases those who like sticky DIPAs but, as I prefer the malt base to be more muted, this is not really a fit for my palate (706 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 StuB2485
4.56/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Genius in a can! Heady other worldly.
Exceptionally well balanced firm malty strength and hoppy nose and bitterness. The alcoholic bliss is balanced to perfection. (165 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)

Photo of cbutova
3.59/5  rDev -12.9%
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. (1,407 characters)

Photo of Vondy08
4.66/5  rDev +13.1%
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. (159 characters)

Photo of leantom
4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
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. (880 characters)

Photo of ajchocholousek
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
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. (744 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 MartzMimic
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
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. (453 characters)

Photo of dbl_delta
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
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. (507 characters)

Photo of jdhilt
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
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. (306 characters)

Photo of mick303
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
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. (1,342 characters)

Photo of spacecake9
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
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! (177 characters)

Photo of oldn00b
4.96/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I posted my score for this months ago but no review at the time.

This beer blew me away. It's the best thing I've had from Sixpoint and can't wait for it to come back. It's huge, tons of hop notes of every kind - citrus, floral, bitter all collide.

It is a touch boozy at 10.5% but the alcohol adds a touch of sweetness. This is a fantastic beer, best I've had in the style that I can remember. I can't wait until this comes back again. Don't change a thing on this one Sixpoint, I know how you like to tinker and improve! (533 characters)

Photo of timontheroad
4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
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. (487 characters)

Photo of irs
4.01/5  rDev -2.7%
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. (182 characters)

Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -2.9%
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. (375 characters)

Photo of mnrider
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
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
great.

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.

Cheers!! (579 characters)

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.

Glass- Snifter (1,052 characters)

Photo of sulldaddy
4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

SAmpling a cellar temp can poured into a pint glass. the beer pours a clear copper color with creamy densely packed eggshell white head. The foam is 3 cm deep and fades slowly as I sample the beer. Leaves some windowpane lattice on my glass.
Aroma is resiny pine sap with hints of grapefruit too. First sip gives me an average body and fine tingly carbonation.
Flavor is a bit of caramel and biscuity malt but rolls to some hop characteristics pretty quickly after the first flavors hit. Grapefruit rind, some pine sap, general astringent aspirin drying and a bit of an herbal note too. Fairly complex hop mix.
I dont get any booze as I drain the pint and the beer is amazingly drinkable for the ABV.
I enjoy this beer and would buy it again, it isnt just super bitter for bitter sake and the drinkability is great! (821 characters)

Photo of Brian_Lynch
3.37/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Overall impression....huge beer, good, but sweet, malty, balanced yes, but sweet for a 115 IBUs. The 10.5% abv is very well incorporated. I very much like it, but I prefer imbalanced beers. Would buy again, but would not seek out.....on a whole, I find most of six points lineup to be a tad too sweet/malty. (309 characters)

Photo of jdhops
4.42/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best by July 10, 2015. Skinny can into a pint glass.

A: Pours an extremely clear orange with a fluffy head that quickly dissipates. Lots of tiny bubbles heading upward. Uniform lacing.

S: Nothing strong. Danky citrus. No pine.

T: There's the hoppy pine, along with grapefruit and tropical notes. A little sweetness towards the end, then a quick dry with not much bitterness. Really smooth for this style.

M: Sticky but not heavy.

O: Superb. The 115 IBU is believable, but the 10.5% ABV is very well hidden among the hoppy/grapefruit/tropical flavors. As tasty as this was, I got a fresh growler fill that was even better. (626 characters)

Photo of damndirtyape
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can served in a Tulip glass. Best before 10 July 2015.

Appearance: Bright coppery-amber. Thin persistent white head. Some small strands and islands of persistent lacing.

Smell: Pine, fresh cut citrus/grapefruit, hint of tropical fruit, and as it warms up, just a hint of onion.

Taste: Lots of hoppy flavor including pine, grapefruit, lemon, orange, papaya, with some malt sweetness for balance. Finish is very hoppy, with citrus rind, more pine and grapefruit citrus, and something a bit spicy that builds a little heat.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and nicely thick with a light amount of resiny stickiness on the teeth. Light prickly carbonation.

Overall / Drinkability: Oh so very good and better after it warms up a bit. Nicely drinkable as a slow sipper / savoring beer. Went very well with food (Kedgeree) and I think it would pair with lots of other foods. A very nice full flavored and full bodied DIPA. (932 characters)

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