Hi-Res - Sixpoint Brewery

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Ratings: 1,351
Reviews: 202
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.6%
Wants: 86
Gots: 137 | FT: 7
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Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: BeerVikingSailor on 01-20-2014)
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of metter98
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is hazy light amber orange in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of tropical fruits are present in the nose—mangos and passionfruit seem to stand out in particular.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has lots of mango flavors along with notes of passionfruit and a light to moderate amount of hop bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has very nice aromas and flavors of tropical fruits and is rather drinkable considering its strength because little if any traces of alcohol are perceptible in the taste. There are also enough hops in this to keep the malts from being sweet and sticky.

Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of BEERchitect
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Emerging from the shadows of its little brother, Hi Res kicks off with a high octane IPA that hides its strength deceptively well.

Jumping out of the chute, the ale pours with a bright, and only mildly hazy medium gold color with straw-like highlights near the edges. It releases a strong white foam cap rather quickly as the beer's sprite carbonation springs into action, keeping its head replenished through its final sips. Broken rings of lace denote each sip as they cling to the glass while the beer falls.

Bright and juicy, the beer's scent is zesty with a medley of citrus and tropical fruit; ripe and vibrant. Its "honey-dipped" sweetness has a tone that gives its fruit character a plumper or richer character. Faintly herbal and sprucy, the beer's hop character continues to shine- easily out dueling its spicy alcohol notes.

To taste, much of that bright, juicy and ripe fruit flavor is a seamless continuation of its aroma. As its malt sweetness deliver a thin caramel and honey flavor to the front of the mouth, its tangy fruitiness tempers the malt in the middle. Red grapefruit, tangerine, kumquats, pineapple, mango and apricot round out that mix of citrus and tropical fruit flavor that gives the taste the bulk of its life. Morphing smoothly into a pleasant herbal and sprucy finish, the ale's taste dries beautifully for a clean and incredibly smooth bitterness to close.

Medium bodied, the ale registers lighter than most Imperial IPA because of its classic dryness, its dedicated focus on hop flavor and bitterness and its dry malt backbone. Its early sweetness dries wonderfully into malty-dry structures in finish. Its smooth bitterness resist any vegetative qualities or astringency as the ale becomes seductively easy to drink. Its balance gets a boost from seemingly citric acidity and a minerally/salty brine quality.

Even with its elevated alcohol, Hi Res avoids the solventy and spicy acetone flavors (furniture polish-like) that emit from the bitterness and alcohol of standard Resin. Here, the malt balances out those attributes but without becoming unnecessarily sweet. Sixpoint is certainly on their way to IPA perfection!

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3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Can: Poured a hazy super bright orangey color ale with a large pure white foamy head with great retention and some excellent lacing. Aroma of resinous hops with light citrus notes is quite intense. Taste is also dominated by resinous, citrus and huge floral hoppy notes. The malt backbone can be distinguished with quite a bit of residual sugars. Body is full with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. I really enjoyed the hops assault on this monster but this beer would be better with a little bit less sweetness.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of oberon
3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours into an oversized wine glass a clear burnt orange tinged medium golden color with a thin quick to fade white head.Deeply resiny in the nose with some leather notes,some boozy fruit comes into play as it warms.Sweet and alcoholic on the palate with sharp citric and resin notes underneath,it's big and brash no doubt.It doesn't get as sweet as alot of the style but it seems more alcoholic even for how big it is,this beer is no joke across the board.

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a brilliant copper hue with a slight off white head, forms thick chunky bands of sporadic lacing patterned on my new Boulevard chalice. Aroma has an intense citric nose, alpha acids blossoming with floral notes, with a deep mango/passion fruit nose. Perceived sweetness is there playing with the hops to equate to quite the formidable hop candy. Flavor has a mélange of flavors citric acid, hop oil resinous textures, earthy dankness of the mary jane/or sweet hand rolled Nicaraguan tobacco. Big hops collide with enough residual sugars that it tastes like candy coated hops the big bitterness and mild alcohol burn balance out the sweetness and really rides a luscious wave of bitterness and malts throughout the rest of each sip. Hop components are grapefruit pith, more fresh picked hops, floral/earthiness. Mouthfeel has the resinous texture from the namesake of the Hi-Res this beer serves it's purpose delivers 12 ounces in a "red bull" esque can at 11.1% abv triple IPA all the way never even makes me think that this is tripping over into barleywine territory like some of the bigger IPAs at the alcohol level will do to you. Excellent experience I'm already done with a four pack, but I did share.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of jlindros
4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This looks like an interesting beer. Also love their slim tall cans, very unique.

Pours a nice creamy semi thick 1.5 finger frothy head that fades at a med to a bit slower pace, bit of soapy lacing, semi clear little hazy amber slight cranberry reddish orange color.

Nose big hops, resinous and spicy like, little citrus and orange peel, some pine and resinous sap, hops are fairly earthy and spicy overall, with a big candied sweet slight caramel malty base, hint toffee like too.

taste starts with big sweet malts, quite sweet, with more candy, caramel, reddish candy syrup like, chewy malts even, into big booze, warming tingly booze eventually gets pretty hot. Then hops, big bitterness but not crazy bitter, into spicy chewy hops, earthy, etc, into a big resinous piney chewy and pine sap like hops, hint of orange peel citrus. Finish is sweet and a bit syrupy still, quite bitter, spicy earthy piney hops lingering with more pine sap and resin, little candied orange peel, caramel, all lingering.

Mouth is bigger bod little syrupy, quite hot booze, decent carb.

Overall not bad, interesting combination, lots of piney sap and resinous hops, very bitter sweet chewy and big overall hot booze, etc, this is def a big sipping beer.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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Hi-Res from Sixpoint Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 1,351 ratings.