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Hi-Res - Sixpoint Brewery

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Ratings: 1,349
Reviews: 201
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.6%
Wants: 86
Gots: 136 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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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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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of 57md
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is a cloudy light brownish copper with golden edges. There was only a thin layer of head on this offering. The nose has notes of hops, but the nose is not exceptionally bright. The flavor profile is true to the name – an abundance of resinous hops. However, there is much more to this offering than hops – malt flavors and a subtle fruity sweetness combine with the hops to create a very tasty DIPA.

The 11+% ABV is so well hidden that this beer could be confused with a heavy, but sessionable IPA. Very dangerous!

Photo of RollTide7
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of timmy2b
3.81/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can poured into a goblet.

Pours a light orange color with a 1" head that dissipated quickly. Left a lingering amount of foam around the edges of the glass as I was drinking it.

This is losing some of the hop/citrus smell that it had a week ago.

Flavor is mild amounts of citrus, with a decent amount of smooth malt flavor.

Is fairly smooth with each sip and gets better as I go through each glass.

Overall this is a decent double IPA. One of the few that I would prefer to drink out of the can as I did last week.

Photo of Zach136
3.84/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can poured into an IPA Glass. Best by July 14, 2014.

A - Super light and translucent, thin white head and great lacing.

S - Citrus and grass cotton candy.

T - Booze, sugar and light citrus hops.

M - Light dry refreshing. Surprisingly not sticky for how sweet it is.

O - Not sure that it qualifies as a DIPA, more like a strong ale. A touch too malt forward and boozy, it's all covering up the hops IMO.

Photo of mfnmbvp
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 fl oz. can, with best before July 12, 2014 printed on the bottom of the can. Another new beer to me from Sixpoint. Excited for this one based upon it's good acclaim.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Ah yes, it pours three big fluffy fingers of creamy sudsy off-white head. Body is a beautiful golden honey orange with some nice clarity. Some nice fat sudsy lacing. Looks excellent.

S - Smell is bright, juicy, tropical, floral, and fresh. Big juicy hop bitterness - pine, grapefruit, papaya, mango. Some honeyed bread malts. Maybe a bit of burnt white sugar? Some creaminess. Some soapiness. Mild alcohol fumes. Smells great.

T - Taste falls a bit short of my expectations, but it's still very nice. Big resinous pine, grapefruit, mango, & papaya hoppiness. Dry bready malt. Honey / sugary sweetness. Creaminess / soapiness. A bit of fusel alcohol warmth on the finish.

M - Feel is smooth and creamy, with a sticky, resinous, and piney hop aftertaste.

Overall, a delicious DIPA from Sixpoint. The high 11.10% abv is well-masked, but you can tell this thing is packing a punch. A fresh, juicy, and delicious beer; definitely recommended.

Sixpoint Hi-Res ---4/5.

Photo of buschbeer
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 FL. OZ. can
Served in a tulip glass

A - This beer pours amber with golden highlights. It is topped with a couple inches of off-white head.

S - I could smell some pine when I poured it. I also notice a candy sweetness.

T - The taste starts out piny and bitter. Then some honey sweetness comes in, and it finishes fairly clean.

M - Medium

O - I kind of like the pine with the honey sweetness. The sweet taste cuts the extreme pine bitterness to make it an interesting and quaffable beer.

Photo of ToddBeans
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of BillBabbitt
4.79/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Doesn't have the crystal clarity of some ales, but it makes up for it in every other respect. A nice white head with a resin aroma. The initial impression is somewhat akin to sipping a very smooth bourbon. A truly balanced IPA. With 111 IBU's it might seem a little intimidating, but the smooth, balanced bitterness hits exactly the right note for me. This is a Top 10 beer for me. I went to the store looking for Bell's Hop Slam, but they were sold out. The owner put me onto Hi-Res. Thank you! Great recommendation.

Photo of Zimm
3/5  rDev -27.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Brew33
2.5/5  rDev -39.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of sneth019
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of facundoCNB
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A copper clean pour with a finger of head which dissipated slowly and gave off some excellent creamy lacing. Smells wonderfully hoppy - pine, grapefruit, with some tropical mango hints. A dash of caramel too.
The flavor is a bit too harsh still, it seems like. Fairly boozy, very bitter grassy notes at first which reveal a sweet citrus blast towards the finish. Lots of malt sweetness behind that wall of hops.
Full body, creamy on the lips, medium carbonation.
I appreciate a hoppy beer. I appreciate a heavy beer. For some reason this one just isn't sinking in quite right. I'll have to spread out the other cans for the next month or so, and see how this develops. Right now it's just overly sweet malt, with an overly hoppy kick. There's no in between, and that's hurting it. I love resin, and I want to like this one even more, but no.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Patches0Who
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge aroma of pine, alcohol and slight malt sweetness. On the first sip, nice hit of pine light citrus with a smooth sweet malt backbone. Very resiny and sticky with a spicy boozy finish, this beer is very complex and dangerously drinkable for such a big beer at 11% ABV it drinks more like a 8% IPA, even with its boozy finish it goes down ever so smooth.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Hi-Res from Sixpoint Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 1,349 ratings.