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Hi-Res - Sixpoint Brewery

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Ratings: 1,808
Reviews: 317
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 134
Gots: 330 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
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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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.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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...

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12 oz can poured into a snifter.

Pours a hazy yellow color with a full finger of sticky foam on top.

Aroma is extreme hops, with a vegetal / earthy hop aroma being the most dominant.

First sip is thick viscous, syrupy like liquid with a strong bitter finish. Sweeter than I'd expected. Surprisingly the bitterness doesn't blow my taste buds off the planet. The hop profile is... interesting. This doesn't have your standard citrus hop flavors but rather a much more earthy and vegetal flavor.

I really wanted to like this more than I do... I love Resin, but I feel like something gets lost in translation with this beer. There may be too much sweetness and body here, and the hop aroma and flavor doesn't stack up to some of the other IIPA's that I've enjoyed.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: great burnt orange color it, has a thick head and lacing that stays on the glass
S: great smell, very fruity with some hops to it
T :pretty good seems a bit less fruity then resin, got a hoppy bite too it with what a little malt, but very bitter with a lingering bite
M: feels nice, not too heavy, maybe a little too carbonated

Another beer that suprised me with how little alcohol i can taste.

Hi-Res from Sixpoint Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 1,808 ratings.