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Hi-Res - Sixpoint Brewery

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Ratings: 1,350
Reviews: 201
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

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerVikingSailor on 01-20-2014)
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Photo of stakem
3.84/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Draft offering at the Fridge in Lancaster served in a tulip. The brew appears a golden copper color with an off-white froth that holds with a thin film across the top. Some spotty lace clings to the glass.

The aroma has a mix of hop qualities that are floral, pine-like, dank and resinous but with a juicy sweet fruity appeal that has almost a candy quality to the aroma instead of malt.

Tasting this brew reveals an equal amount of candy sweetness like the aroma suggested. It is juicy wihy fruity tropical hops, somewhat catty, hebal and dank as well with a touch of bitterness like pine resin. Some pulp and zest qualities emerge with more sips.

The alcohol is very well masked underneath the bounty of sugars included in this brew. Its residual sweeness gives a feel that is medium to fuller bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. For how big it is, it is fairly drinkable but yikes it is really sweet too.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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

12oz can poured into a Trillium pint glass.

Pours a beautiful translucent amber with about a finger of eggshell-white head. Head fades quickly and leaves little evidence of its existence; a thin, wispy ring hovers around the edge of the glass, but that's all. Lacing is minimal, but that's almost to be expected with a beer of this caliber--in fact, I'd almost swear I see legs on this one as I swirl it in the glass.

In the nose...holy moly! A relentless assault of fruity hop scents comes pouring out of the can almost as soon as I crack it. Strong, STRONG notes of canned pineapple juice, freshly-squeezed grapefruit juice and orange juice...you get the idea. An almost medicinal phenol note snakes amongst the juicy hops, never dominant but always noticeable.

In the mouth, a veritable explosion of hop flavor, albeit again trending towards the juicier, fruitier end of the spectrum. Pineapple and grapefruit lead the charge before giving way to mingling notes of sweet, almost syrupy malt, honey, orange juice, and a spicy, clovelike phenolic note. Orange juice and spicy clove notes linger into the finish and mingle with a dirty-feeling earthy hop note as the beer subsides into a dry finish.

On the tongue, sticky and oily for much of its duration, but finishing somewhat drier. Seductively smooth--alcohol is warming but never a distraction.

...I can honestly say I've never had a beer quite like Hi-Res. While I'm not sure that I could drink it even semi-regularly, I can definitely say that it deserves recognition for the unique and tremendously well-crafted offering that it is. A strange, complex, and rewarding beer--definitely not something I'd ever consider a go-to, but an excellent beer for savoring. (Or to put it more bluntly: weird, but good.)

Photo of Ieatlambfries
4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a deep amber, almost the same color as the can. Huge fluffy head which left clingy lacing throughout the whole glass.

Complex hop aromas, topical fruits, apricot, mango and and herbal spiciness. Slight whiff of alcohol.

Explosion of resinous hops on the tongue. Bitter grapefruit and lemon rind. Pine sap. Dank spiciness. Canned peach sweet malt flavor which does a good job at hiding the alcohol.

A bit syrupy, with plenty of oily hop resins on the tongue.

Overall a big DIPA that does a good balancing act between the high IBUs, malt, and alcohol. Not many beers pull that off really well. Hi-Res does.

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.89/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Imperial Resin? Hell yes, I’ll take a case. Cheers!

Best before date is 07/12/2014, six months after the date of this tasting.

A: Dark gold, mostly translucent but with a little haze. The head is rich and full for a canned beer: with a moderately-aggressive pour, it ends ups as a half-inch of eggshell-colored cream. Lots of intricate lacing sticks around.

S: As soon as I cracked the can, I could smell hops – a lot of hops. And hot damn, getting up-close in the glass is like putting your nose in a bag of Citra pellets (or is it Chinook? I’m not so great at picking out individual varieties). Tons of grapefruit, orange marmalade, and lemon zest in this nose, with a resinous pine filling in any possible gaps. As it warms, a menacing alcohol aroma comes out.

T: Incredibly sweet and fruity, tasting at first like a cross between vanilla icing, cherry syrup, and pulpy orange juice. Sound pleasant? It is, mostly – it’s just a lot of beer. Hop oils are a big part of this palate, providing a viscous pine tone and a slight tinge of sticky, medicinal bitterness. Small amount of herbal dryness to the aftertaste, like sweet tea.

M: Dense, creamy; milky, nearly. The thick residual sugars of the palate dull the bitters, leaving them as nothing more than a mild tightness on the back on the tongue as it goes down.

O: This is the best example of a “triple IPA” I can imagine: it’s thick but drinkable and hoppy but not oniony. Still, I think I prefer doubles and singles.

Photo of CloudStrife
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz slim can poured into a tulip. Best before July 12, 2014.

A: Pours a mostly clear golden with a nice white head on top. As the label states and a chart confirms this one is right around 11 SRM. Leaves some nice lacing on the glass before I even take a sip.

S: Loads of hops right off the bat with this one. A real focus on the graprefruit and other citrusy aspects of the hop.

T: This one is loaded with hops and has huge bitterness. Malts add a dose of sweetness in an attempt to even it out. Similar to the aroma there is a nice fruitiness to this beer.

M: Medium body with a real smooth creaminess. Alcohol is slightly hot and certainly warming. Quite drying on the backend.

Overall this is a serious IPA with loads of hop flavor. For the serious hopheads out there.

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of Archimetez
3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pale to amber in color. Crystal Clear. Head white.

S: Strong floral/citrus with overtones of sweetness. Finishes with essence of malt. No alcohol can be appreciated

T: Generally a disappointment. Good bitterness but minimal complexity and finishes with a very sweet aftertaste. I guess if you are looking for it, you may enjoy it. Fits within the Imperial IPA category via BJCP standards. No alcohol can be appreciated which is nice for a 11% ABV.

M: Moderate body that lingers

O: Good IPA but for my taste, i prefer the Stone Enjoy By or Fat Heads Head Hunter that is similar w/o the sweetness. Generally, a good example of an imperial IPA.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into an Ommegang tulip. The pour is very hazy, burnt orange in color, and sports about a half-finger of off-white foam. Low retention characteristic of high ABV. Lots of dank, resiny, fruity hop notes on the nose. Pine trees, grapefruit, and over-ripe peaches. There's also a little bit of sweet, bready malt.

Full body and a surprisingly sweet flavor profile. Lots of hops in here, but there's enough malt to balance it out (and the some). Very, very lush, creamy feel from the malt. I get biscuity malt and syrupy-sweet pineapple notes up front, then a nice salvo of grapefruit from the hops that never quite makes the beer taste bitter. Some booziness in the back of the palate mixes with the sweet and bitter fruit flavors and brings to mind everclear and orange juice. The finish is a little dry, but mostly sweet. Definitely a handful.

Is this really 111 IBUs? That malt is definitely working overtime. The feel of this beer is astounding. I don't remember a IIPA this creamy since the first time I tried FFF Dreadnaught. That said, I think it's a little too sweet for my palate.

Photo of JMScowcroft
4.95/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sixpoint Brewery - Hi-Res, poured into a DFH Spiegelau IPA glass.

Look - Pours clear copper amber with a massive soapy head that retains well. Great looking filtered DIPA/TIPA. Exceptional lacing. Perfect.

Smell - Resiny and hoppy with some sweet malt. A tiny bit of an alcohol burn in the nose. Well blended aromatics.

Taste - Full flavored resiny with sugary malt backbone almost maple. Big beer, this is a great example of how a "triple" IPA can actually taste good.

Mouthfeel - Dry and drinkable. Barely any booziness. Sticky malt coating. Full bodied with low carbonation. On the mark here as well.

Overall - Best TIPA thus far.

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Hi-Res from Sixpoint Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 1,350 ratings.