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Hi-Res - Sixpoint Brewery

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Ratings: 1,432
Reviews: 224
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.6%
Wants: 108
Gots: 175 | FT: 9
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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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of SteveB24
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

appearance; appearance was near flawless. color was a golden amber with slightly evident carbonation and monstrous white sticky head that retained reasonably well.

smell; tropical fruit, pine,hint of caramel.

taste; pinneapple, apples, hint of mango, pine, sweet, biscuit-like malt in the backbone. no traces of the high abv.

mouthfeel. creamy, very creamy for an ipa, medium carbonation, quite dry at the end.

overall; delicous double IPA, alcohol very well hidden, very balanced. will buy more for sure. delicious beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of DIM
4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a: Bright clear golden; pours with a thick, rocky, sticky head.

s: Sweet smelling tropical fruit candy, juicy mango and pineapple, sugary caramel.

t: I generally don't like my DIPAs this big because they get too sweet. And sweet this is. Fruity sweet rather than sugary sweet, but with plenty of caramel. This can was very fresh and the vibrant tropical fruit flavors are proof. Nice lingering fresh tasting hop tingle too.

m: Big and sticky.

o: Kickass. I need more.

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can poured into a snifter.
11.1% ABV, 111 IBUs, 11 SRM, Best before 12JUL2014

A - Bright apricot orange in color, Hi-Res looks beautiful, shimmering with solid clarity all while capped by the beer's sturdy, loose off white foam and further decorated by dots of wispy lace.

S - Lush tropical fruitiness manages to escape the grasp of sticky, sap-like hop resin that emanates from the beer while flaked toffee sweetness and smooth pilsner-like malt lay the groundwork for this earthy, slightly grassy double IPA.

T - Dangerously drinkable at first, Hi-Res' big hop profile almost primarily resides in the aroma; some resin and fruit make it into the flavor but it's smooth malty sweetness steals focus and shifts to spicy, quickly warming estery alcohol heat.

M - Hi-Res boasts 111 IBUs to go along with it's 11.1% alcohol so, sure, it's a bitter beer but, this double IPA is brewed with a bit of balance in mind as the smooth maltiness provides a wonderful medium-full body with an almost creamy texture. The bitter finish is there but not destructive to the palate, it's nice dryness finishing with warm, spicy alcohol.

O - At 11.1% ABV and 111 IBUs, Hi-Res is a big beer but, it manages to pull itself back from the edge a bit. The alcohol is certainly there, a bit boozy to be frank, but the hops and malt work very well together for a collaboration of sweetness, fruity characteristics, and fresh hop lupulin gland resin that all remain delicately smooth.

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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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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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

Photo of 8stringfan
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy dark gold and medium amber with a solid one finger head that dissipates down to a solid layer of foam on top of the beer with massive amounts of webbing clinging strongly to the interior of the glass. The nose lives up to the beer’s name with a massive blast of dank resin-y hops jumping out immediately. The nose does, however, suggest good balance in store on the sip as the hop blast is solidly nestled amid a strong, sweet orange citrus malt backbone. Sip up front is bitter hops with a strong lemon citrus component. Mid tongue sees the full expression of the hops as they grow piney and resin-y. The mid-tongue also sees the realization of the balance suggested by the nose as sweet, bubble-gum, candied orange, and somewhat light honey-like malt notes make a good effort to balance out the hops. Back of the tongue and swallow sees a more straight forward hop bitterness with a subtle strain of that yummy sweet bubble gum flavor. The finish is quite dry and showcases light floral, citrus, and pine notes. Mouthfeel is moderate, and actually somewhat light for an Imperial IPA, which is actually a bit refreshing for the style and carbonation is somewhat light. Impressively, Hi-Res boasts a whopping 11.1% abv and never really shows it. Overall it’s a pretty good beer, though to be honest, I think I prefer the slightly more subdued, and better balanced (at least IMO) standard Resin from Sixpoint. Also worth noting is that the package makes no mention of what kind of style the beer is, so claiming that it’s an Imperial IPA, and thinking about it in terms of other Imperial and double IPAs has more to do with how it is classified at beeradvocate than any claims of style by Sixpoint.

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. can poured into Dogfish IPA glass

A-Hazy Copper color with 1/2 inch creamy head. Decent retention that gives way to some thick lacing that quickly slides down the side of glass. Thick head quickly reappears with a few swirls of the glass.

S-Hops are forward in the nose giving way to some sweet maltiness. Hops are sweet citrus Mango, pineapple fading into some some piney notes. Aroma is somewhat faint otherwise would have scored higher.

T-Taste follows the nose although the sweetness of the malts is more pronounced. Picking up more grapefruit and pine than can be detected in the nose. Sweet malts are balanced by the bitter hops at the finish. Starts with citrus hops followed by the sweetness of the malts with a bitter hoppy finish. Alcohol is dangerously hidden at 11.1%

M-Medium to full bodied DIIPA that provides a mouthful of flavor. Creamy thick chewy

O-This is a very good DIIPA. Very drinkable regardless of the ABV but given it is 11.1% it becomes dangerous as you easily drink a few of these

Photo of jwchestnut
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I really enjoyed this one. Wonderful dark orange/amber color and nice pillowy white head that faded to a little lacing around the edge of the glass. Nose was mostly pioneapple, grapefruit, and a little bit of bready malt. Wonderful taste that followed pretty close to the noise, though a much bigger body than I was expecting. Alot of pineapple. A little alcohol heat that wasn't unpleasant. A little more caramel and maybe some honey as it warmed, very, very sweet. Went down incredibly easy for 11% - soft and smooth mouth-feel. Very, very enjoyable beer.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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Hi-Res from Sixpoint Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 1,432 ratings.