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Hi-Res - Sixpoint Brewery

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1,224 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,224
Reviews: 198
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 56
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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qbanole

Florida

1/5  rDev -75.8%

02-17-2014 05:39:00 | More by qbanole
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AshJazz

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -63.8%

02-24-2014 04:51:39 | More by AshJazz
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Johnny_Muir

New Jersey

2.06/5  rDev -50.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Tried this side by side with Resin. Both are equally deserving of poop. This one is more fruity, less piney, but still way out whack. I combined half Resin and half Hi-Res in a glass and that balanced out the pine/fruit somewhat, but still has this greasy alcoholic weirdness to it. No thank you, SIxpoint. I'll stick with Bengali Tiger and Sweet Action.

Serving type: can

02-15-2014 00:17:26 | More by Johnny_Muir
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JKV96

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -39.6%

02-23-2014 13:47:12 | More by JKV96
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Brew33

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -39.6%

02-05-2014 19:35:32 | More by Brew33
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BeerGreg

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -33.6%

02-17-2014 01:35:04 | More by BeerGreg
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chippo33

Vermont

2.75/5  rDev -33.6%

04-29-2014 04:26:42 | More by chippo33
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smutty33

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -33.6%

02-03-2014 03:37:57 | More by smutty33
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -33.6%

03-01-2014 22:27:46 | More by BARFLYB
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Phil_H

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -33.6%

04-02-2014 01:22:14 | More by Phil_H
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Holland

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -33.6%

03-10-2014 01:49:44 | More by Holland
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Bosoxfan20

Missouri

2.94/5  rDev -29%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A- Deep copper with a slight haze. 1 finger white head. Decent lacing for the size of this one.

S- Fresh cut grass, spice, florals, biscuits.

T&M- Makes an effort to be as balanced as possible at 11%, but it fails. An overly charred malt base, oddly timed hop spices and resins, and the booze level of a hot mess. It is sticky and full body, but confused throughout.

O- Disappointing. I expected big things but doesn't seem work.

Serving type: can

05-09-2014 02:25:30 | More by Bosoxfan20
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kojevergas

Texas

2.94/5  rDev -29%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cutely slender 12 fl oz gold aluminum can acquired as part of a boxed 4-pack at a local bottle shop earlier today and served into a Pinthouse Pizza conical pint glass in low altitude Austin, Texas. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given its current 93 rating as well as the many recent threads about it in the forums. 11.1% ABV confirmed. 111 IBU. 11 SRM. Dry hopped. Reviewed as an imperial IPA; no style is indicated on the label (in annoyingly classic Sixpoint fashion).

Served cold - straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.

Pours a one finger wide head of white colour. Okay thickness and creaminess. Complexion is nothing to write home about. The consistency isn't all that even. Even tilting the glass, I can't get any lacing to cling to the sides of the glass. Head retention is above average considering the 11.1% ABV - about 3-4 minutes.

Body colour is a predictable clear translucent copper of average vibrance. It's a clean appearance; no sediment or yeast particles are visible. Appears adequately carbonated.

Overall, it's standard fare for an imperial IPA. Certainly not unique or special. There are no egregious flaws here, but the appearance isn't getting me all that excited to try it.

Sm: Seems heavy on the pale malts for an imperial IPA. There's some sweet caramalt in there too. The malty sweetness overrides any hop bitterness, but I have to wonder at what cost; this almost seems cloying. I detect some warm boozy tropical fruit character - tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple (ugh), and passionfruit. I have a personal distaste for pineapple in an (imperial) IPA, so I'm a bit turned off. Hopwise, there's also some floral and resinous character. I'm not thrilled by the choices of ingredients here; the hop profile isn't really that attractive to me personally and the apparent sweetness suggests an overabundance of malts. It's loaded with sticky residual sugars and candied character. I'm anticipating a sticky syrupy boozy mess.

No yeast character is detectable. The aroma is strong overall.

T: Sticky, syrupy, boozy mess? Not quite. But damn close. It's not quite as cloying as anticipated, but boy are there a crapload of pale malts and caramalts dumped in there needlessly. The hop profile is dominated by stickly warm boozy tropical fruit notes, the strongest of which is tangerine. I also get a bit of grapefruit, orange, pineapple (ugh), and a more vague fruit - maybe mango or passionfruit. Resinous. I taste honey in there somewhere. Feels candied as hell. I will say it does a decent job at concealing its ABV; I'd guess it was about 10% if I drank this blind.

No yeast character comes through.

It's imbalanced as hell. Frankly it's something of a boozy mess. The build isn't gestalt, nor is it particularly cohesive. Average intensity and duration of flavour. Shallow depth of flavour. Lacks any subtlety, intricacy, or nuance whatsoever. I guess it has decent complexity, but it's far from carefully and intelligently brewed. I'm not a big fan.

Mf: Sticky and syrupy. Boozy. Medium-bodied. Filling. Pretty thick, but not too viscous I suppose. Overcarbonated. Lightly oily. It does have some subtle dryness which works really well. Wet. Unrefreshing. It's moderately weighty. Subpar presence on the palate. The texture only loosely supports the taste; it's far from custom-tailored specifically to the flavours here.

Not astringent, harsh, gushed, or rough.

Dr: I was all ready to love this, but was disappointed after trying it. This beer feels really thrown together. It also has some characteristics I just plain don't personally like in an (imperial) IPA, namely the pineapple notes, stickiness, booziness, and lack of balance. This is a messy brew that'll you get drunk, but beyond that I can't recommend it. I'm a bit taken aback by its current 93 rating, but I recognize most reviewers may not place as much importance on balance in imperial IPAs as I do. That said, it's surprisingly downable for its high ABV; I mean this is far from a sipper, and I could see myself easily downing an entire 4 pack inside an hour and half. That's saying something at 11.1%.

High C

Serving type: can

02-07-2014 03:28:41 | More by kojevergas
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DStoked

Ohio

3/5  rDev -27.5%

03-14-2014 14:14:36 | More by DStoked
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DTSweet


3/5  rDev -27.5%

07-24-2014 03:21:23 | More by DTSweet
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Kroehny_Loves_Hops

Australia

3/5  rDev -27.5%

05-19-2014 10:47:59 | More by Kroehny_Loves_Hops
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erha2

New York

3/5  rDev -27.5%

01-31-2014 19:46:30 | More by erha2
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hermit990

Illinois

3/5  rDev -27.5%

02-27-2014 04:47:42 | More by hermit990
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RayOhioFelton

Ohio

3/5  rDev -27.5%

02-07-2014 03:04:57 | More by RayOhioFelton
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Duff27

Illinois

3/5  rDev -27.5%

02-22-2014 00:46:02 | More by Duff27
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WolfAlynn

Ohio

3/5  rDev -27.5%

03-08-2014 20:20:02 | More by WolfAlynn
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rodemey2

New York

3/5  rDev -27.5%

02-02-2014 19:01:00 | More by rodemey2
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bootdown21

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -27.5%

02-07-2014 14:12:34 | More by bootdown21
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a very hazy, dark golden orange color with tangerine edges and a one finger, frothy white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Decent retention with streaks of spotty lacing left behind.

Dank floral hop aroma with a strong earthy, resinous quality countered by subtle fruit sweetness and a subtle pale malt backbone. Sticky hop oils with some soil, grass, pine needle and spruce tip followed by faint grapefruit, citrus and stone fruit. Cracker-y malt backbone with some bread and biscuit. Sweeter malt notes come forward as it warms, giving off some caramel and toffee. Decent enough aroma but could use more tropical/citrus fruit sweetness to counter all of the grassy, earthier characteristics.

On the fuller end of medium body with a blast of dry, earthy bitterness that lingers over the sweet malt backbone into a hot, boozy finish. Sticky hop flavor dominates the palate with hints of dirt/soil and grassy pine needle. Very dry and overwhelmingly bitter. Desperately in need of some sweetness for balance. The subtle tropical/citrus fruit presence found in the nose is completely overpowered. The bitter hop profile is countered by a sweet malt backbone with hints of bread, biscuit, toffee, caramel and roasted nut. The malt backbone us stronger than I usually prefer but in thus beer it actually helps mute the unpleasantly aggressive hops. Strong fuesel alcohol flavor lingering in the finish becoming overwhelmingly hot and boozy. The high ABV isn't well masked at all with tons of ethanol flavor and warmth in the finish. Not one of Sixpoint's finer offerings, in my opinion.

Serving type: can

02-18-2014 06:38:46 | More by corby112
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Auslander

Ohio

3/5  rDev -27.5%

02-10-2014 21:34:45 | More by Auslander
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Hi-Res from Sixpoint Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,224 ratings.