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Hi-Res - Sixpoint Brewery

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1,289 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,289
Reviews: 200
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 67
Gots: 130 | FT: 8
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerVikingSailor on 01-20-2014)
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

JeffTheJuice, Jan 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Rhf9120, Jan 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

SavvyStudent, Jan 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

ScottieD, Jan 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Adkins1203, Jan 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

ChrisMon02, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of BrokenStones
3.85/5  rDev -7%

Very psyched to try this beer, have been a big fan of Resin for a while. 12 oz. tall can, poured into a Hangar 24 Snifter. Pours a slightly hazy orange with minimal head. Smell is faint citrus, tropical and a bit boozy. Taste is better than the smell, stronger tropical (a little pineapple - pina colada), greater citrus flavors than there were with the smell. There is a floral, cannabis component that adds a nice hop component. Nice feel in the mouth, moderate to above carbonation and a rounder longer finish then Resin.
Happy to have a 4 Pack, look forward to trying it again for comparison.
Six Points has yet to hit it out of the park. Consistently good, but has not produced a "wow" beer.
11.1% ABV

BrokenStones, Jan 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Dizzy242, Jan 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

allenson21, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of GeoffreyM
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

GeoffreyM, Jan 25, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

sgregory, Jan 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

jpd026, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%

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.

WVbeergeek, Jan 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

HeyYoMar, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of BeerLover99
4.91/5  rDev +18.6%

A: glistening orange marmalade, finger off white head
stunning web

S: Lush forest of stunning pine
HUGE citrus blast (mango, pineapple, grapefruit).

T: same as the nose, firm malt balance, long bitter resin finish

M: heavy/med body, uber oily/sticky mouth

O: One of the most amazing beer experiences I have
had in ages! Already highly rated Sixpoint (very underrated
brewery in my humble opinion). Hopheads SEEK this out.
[rarely give 5s for anything, but is a divine.]
Much praise to Shane Welch + the Sixpoint crew for this beer.


BeerLover99, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of schoolboy
4.49/5  rDev +8.5%

I am a huge Sixpoint fan. I have loved everything they put out so when I saw something new from them, I bought a 4 pack on blind faith. I was not disappointed, in fact this creation is another step forward for them and for us, the luck consumers.

It has the usual cool cans - the skinny ones like Resin, Global Warmer,etc. It comes out as a deep yellow, almost red color, with a little head and lace. The aroma is skunky but nice. Hops. Very nice.

The taste is bold. It would be syrupy if it weren't for the hop overload taking to the extreme side of bitter. The mouthfeel is a continuation of the taste - it lingers big and bitter. The burp is sublime.

This is not for someone who doesn't love bitter, hoppy things. For those who do love such brews, this is heaven.

schoolboy, Jan 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Boone757, Jan 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

M1A2, Jan 25, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +1.4%

12oz skinny can poured into a Sixpoint Resin snifter.

A: Brassy golden orange color with a very mild haze. Two solid fingers of creamy off-white head. Retention is awesome. A sticky blanket of lacing coats the glass.

S: The smell is unleashed as soon as the can is cracked. Dank. Pine needles and resin in a big way. Peaches and apricots. Some spicy alcohol and big tropical esters. Mango. Raw honey and caramel.

T: Resin and pine flavors greet the taste buds and remain in focus throughout. Minty. Peach, apricot, mango, and tangerine. Perhaps some passion fruit too. Oily and green. Spicy alcohol makes itself known. Tropical esters. Raw honey and thin runny caramel. Sweet honeyed malts with pine needle flavors and bitterness that grips the tongue on a lingering finish.

M: Thick in the mouth, but light. A somewhat sticky texture is gently lifted away by the soft carbonation, ultimately leaving an ultra creamy impression. Soothing alcohol warmth. Hop astringency is lightly enamel-raking, but milder than expected.

O: Wow, this is dangerously drinkable. It has a surprisingly soft touch for such a behemoth of a beer. Excellent balance too. It'll really sneak up on you if you aren't careful. Respect this beer, or be ready to accept consequences similar to those that spawn from the aftermath of a tequila bender. I think I have a new favorite in the Sixpoint stable.

ryan1788a5, Jan 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

gshackles, Jan 25, 2014
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3.79/5  rDev -8.5%

A- Vibrant orange/peachy hue with a quickly dissipating bleached toothy-white head.

S- Spring flowers dripping with apricot, mango, and… EtOH

T- I know it's an "IPA," but this beer tasted better the more it warmed up. I'm going to open my next one at room temp and see how that goes (not now, though :). Cold, all I got was a metal and booze. As I drank on, however, orange rinds, vanilla, carmel, and tangerine juice came out nicely.

M- Medium body, smooth. Could have used just a few more bubbles of carbonation.

O- My bias: Resin is one of my favorite beers. Comparisons between the two are inevitable given this beer's name; and while this beer is no Resin, I'm certainly not kicking it out of bed in the morning.

RPH2327, Jan 25, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +3.9%

A: medium amber body with a massive head of ivory from a pint center-pour

S: hoppy fruits and flowers, like tangerines, grapefruits and hibiscus (?)

T: zesty and chewy at the same, this beer presents a strong hop presence, reinforcing the nose - citric pith and bright flowers; the malts have a reasonably light character, and slide their caramel-sweet maltiness across the palate

M: medium-bodied and smooth; some fuzziness from the carbonation, just enough chew to make sure its a DIPA

O: a great offering from Sixpoint - not Resin at 11, but a fresh, new-tasting brew that oughtta please fans of the style and big beers in general

Greywulfken, Jan 25, 2014
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3.89/5  rDev -6%

Bright gold translucent color with small white head and nice messy lacing. Aroma is piercing, citrusy and grassy, with slight vinous fruit notes and a little alcohol tingle. Flavor is intensely hoppy, resiny and piney, with a candy sweetness, and a faint earthy, malty finish. Mouthfeel is a bit oily with fairly evident alcohol presence, but still easy to drink.

jbaker67, Jan 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

CaptDavyJones, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of BrewUSA
4.45/5  rDev +7.5%

Look 9/10
Smell 18/20
Taste 38/40
Feel 9/10
Drinkability 18/20

Overall 92/100

Great big DIPA, almost a triple... Huge, dry and dank. Hug Citrus, Tropical Fruit, Melon, Pineapple and Vanilla punch your palate. It's sensory overload. At over 11% there is a booze sensation. I find it to be mild for what it is. It's an absolute taste bud BOMB! Almost makes ya
go cross eyed and gives ya the chills. Has enough floral and malt overtones to hang with the hops. If your looking to drop a bomb on your palate, look no further. SixPoint hit a home run~

BrewUSA, Jan 25, 2014
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92 out of 100 based on 1,289 ratings.