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Hi-Res - Sixpoint Brewery

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Ratings: 1,333
Reviews: 200
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.36%
Wants: 80
Gots: 133 | FT: 8
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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerVikingSailor on 01-20-2014)
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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.

CloudStrife, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of BlakeAM
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

BlakeAM, Jan 28, 2014
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.

Archimetez, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of magnusdave
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

magnusdave, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of erialbill
4/5  rDev -3.6%

erialbill, Jan 28, 2014
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.

deadonhisfeet, Jan 28, 2014
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.

JMScowcroft, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of riemster
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

riemster, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of discharmingly
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

discharmingly, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of millerbuffoon
4/5  rDev -3.6%

millerbuffoon, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of AD17
4/5  rDev -3.6%

AD17, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of gspeicher
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

gspeicher, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of jacewg
4/5  rDev -3.6%

jacewg, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

TheBeerAlmanac, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of BEERchitect
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Emerging from the shadows of its little brother, Hi Res kicks off with a high octane IPA that hides its strength deceptively well.

Jumping out of the chute, the ale pours with a bright, and only mildly hazy medium gold color with straw-like highlights near the edges. It releases a strong white foam cap rather quickly as the beer's sprite carbonation springs into action, keeping its head replenished through its final sips. Broken rings of lace denote each sip as they cling to the glass while the beer falls.

Bright and juicy, the beer's scent is zesty with a medley of citrus and tropical fruit; ripe and vibrant. Its "honey-dipped" sweetness has a tone that gives its fruit character a plumper or richer character. Faintly herbal and sprucy, the beer's hop character continues to shine- easily out dueling its spicy alcohol notes.

To taste, much of that bright, juicy and ripe fruit flavor is a seamless continuation of its aroma. As its malt sweetness deliver a thin caramel and honey flavor to the front of the mouth, its tangy fruitiness tempers the malt in the middle. Red grapefruit, tangerine, kumquats, pineapple, mango and apricot round out that mix of citrus and tropical fruit flavor that gives the taste the bulk of its life. Morphing smoothly into a pleasant herbal and sprucy finish, the ale's taste dries beautifully for a clean and incredibly smooth bitterness to close.

Medium bodied, the ale registers lighter than most Imperial IPA because of its classic dryness, its dedicated focus on hop flavor and bitterness and its dry malt backbone. Its early sweetness dries wonderfully into malty-dry structures in finish. Its smooth bitterness resist any vegetative qualities or astringency as the ale becomes seductively easy to drink. Its balance gets a boost from seemingly citric acidity and a minerally/salty brine quality.

Even with its elevated alcohol, Hi Res avoids the solventy and spicy acetone flavors (furniture polish-like) that emit from the bitterness and alcohol of standard Resin. Here, the malt balances out those attributes but without becoming unnecessarily sweet. Sixpoint is certainly on their way to IPA perfection!

BEERchitect, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of TechBrew
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

TechBrew, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of Tom_Gilman
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Tom_Gilman, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of tjdemon
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

tjdemon, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of Norseman
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Norseman, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of ohiobeer29
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

ohiobeer29, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of sirsteve42
4/5  rDev -3.6%

sirsteve42, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of KYGunner
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

What a gorgeous glow emanates from the deep apricot orange color! The head was intensely creamy with a dense bright white foam.

The aroma holds tons of citrus fruits like mango, tangerines, nectarines, lemon and orange. There's a distinct caramel malt backbone that holds the nose together.

The flavors is sort of malt centered with a strong caramel malt backbone and strong honey tones. The hops seem to support the malt with a nice mango, tangerines, nectarines and pineapple flavor. The finish is only a touch bitter with a light pine.

This is a very strong IPA but so easily drinkable and with all the hops there is little astringency.

This is a truly delightful beer with so much upside and so little hype. I've enjoyed so much of Sixpoints stuff and this is yet another triumph.

KYGunner, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of jwat
4/5  rDev -3.6%

jwat, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of potownbill
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

potownbill, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of pjs234
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

pjs234, Jan 26, 2014
Hi-Res from Sixpoint Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 1,333 ratings.