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Hi-Res - Sixpoint Brewery

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316 Reviews
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Reviews: 316
Hads: 2,077
Avg: 4.12
pDev: 26.21%
Wants: 181
Gots: 436 | FT: 11
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Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA | 11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: BeerVikingSailor on 01-20-2014

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Photo of screamking
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can poured into snifter.

Look:medium apricot, 2 finger off white head. Decent lacing.
Aroma notes: pineapple, mango, orange, lemon, biscuits, pine.
Tasting notes:dank pine wood, grapefruit peel, alcohol, orange cream, lemon.
Feel: full bodied

This one packs a punch. Actually seems more than its stated ABV. After you get past that, it is a wonderfully crafted DIPA. Strong tropical citrus all around. Great beer.

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Photo of oberon
3.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours into an oversized wine glass a clear burnt orange tinged medium golden color with a thin quick to fade white head.Deeply resiny in the nose with some leather notes,some boozy fruit comes into play as it warms.Sweet and alcoholic on the palate with sharp citric and resin notes underneath,it's big and brash no doubt.It doesn't get as sweet as alot of the style but it seems more alcoholic even for how big it is,this beer is no joke across the board.

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Photo of philbe311
4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - A very active cascading and billowing pour that yields two plus fingers worth of fluffy pillow like slightly off-white colored frothy goodness comprised of medium-sized and larger bubbles... Stellar retention... Once settled, this one recedes to a bit more than standard lacing but is lopsided and partially splotchy... Mostly still with a few stray very sluggish carbonation bubbles within... The color is a pale-to-medium gold that lacks any sort of luster... Appears to be thick and slightly more viscous that I would expect for the style... Loads of sticky lacing clings to the sides of the glass...

S - The hop profile is clearly at the forefront as expect, but it isn't overpowering - actually it's fairly restrained... Loaded with lots of citrus and tropical fruits... Oranges... Pineapple... Mango... Nectarine... There is a rock solid malt base of graham crackers and caramel that lies a bit beneath the surface...

T - Everything that the aroma alluded to is present, but the intensity is dialed-up several notches... In addition to the fruity hop goodness and the sturdy malt based the flavor profile also reveals some modest notes of honey and candied sugars... On the finish there is a the slight bit of alcoholic burn which intensifies, but in a very satisfying manner that adds a unique dimension...

M - Exquisite... On the lighter side of full bodied... A light bit of prickly carbonation... Chewy... Sticky... Syrupy... Lush... Given all that over top components of this offering, the mouthfeel is potent but exceptionally smooth and delectable... Goes down easily sip after sip...

D - There are a lot of DIPAs that BAs seek out and place on a pedestal and this offering should be added to that elusive list... Outstanding appearance and flavor profile... The mouthfeel is amongst the best there is... Turning up the aroma a notch or two would make this one truy exceptional... This is really good stuff that I can easily recommend all BAs seek out and enjoy... Drinks a bit like an American Barleywine and hides the 11.1% ABV very well...

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Photo of babaracas
4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy amber, two fingers thick white head, couple rings of lace on the glass. Smell: apricot, pine, honeyed biscuit, grapefruit peel, soft tropical fruit note. Taste: biscuit and mild caramel back, apricot, pine, lots of citrus peel. Syrupy - creamy, sugary but balanced in a good way. Nice.

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Photo of FickleBeast
3.56/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can poured into a snifter.

Pours a hazy yellow color with a full finger of sticky foam on top.

Aroma is extreme hops, with a vegetal / earthy hop aroma being the most dominant.

First sip is thick viscous, syrupy like liquid with a strong bitter finish. Sweeter than I'd expected. Surprisingly the bitterness doesn't blow my taste buds off the planet. The hop profile is... interesting. This doesn't have your standard citrus hop flavors but rather a much more earthy and vegetal flavor.

I really wanted to like this more than I do... I love Resin, but I feel like something gets lost in translation with this beer. There may be too much sweetness and body here, and the hop aroma and flavor doesn't stack up to some of the other IIPA's that I've enjoyed.

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Photo of GinjaSlice
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: great burnt orange color it, has a thick head and lacing that stays on the glass
S: great smell, very fruity with some hops to it
T :pretty good seems a bit less fruity then resin, got a hoppy bite too it with what a little malt, but very bitter with a lingering bite
M: feels nice, not too heavy, maybe a little too carbonated

Another beer that suprised me with how little alcohol i can taste.

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Photo of zimm421
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a tulip. Appears a deep orange color, with a touch of orange. There's a decent off-white head, that leaves great lacing, but doesn't have great staying power.

The nose is deeply tropical, with tons of pineapple and mango, with good citrus, and hints of pine. There are also some malt notes sneaking through, almost making this too sweet, but not quite. The taste is sweet and juicy up front, with those mango and pineapple notes coming through again, paired with the caramel up front. The citrus follows this up quickly, and the bitterness then comes through for the finish.

The mouthfeel is medium to slightly heavy bodied, with good carbonation, and a sticky finish (although not as sticky as expected). Overall, this is a good DIPA, but not something that blew me away. Also had it on tap, and think it was slightly better out of the can (no idea how fresh the keg was). The deep tropical fruits almost make this too sweet, but they don't go over the border, and that makes this an enjoyable, big brew.

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

little late to the party on this one, but none-the-less...best before july 20th (still plenty of time - whew). enjoyed from a sixpoint snifter.

a - brew pours a lush transparent chestnut orange with a generous off white foamy head that had nice staying power and coated the glass with lacing.

s - really nice tropical citric. sweet.

t - wow. quite tasty. big bouquet of dank ripe fruit slapped with sticky piney hop. really raw. smack you in the face, but really soft tropical sweetness on the finish.

m - chewy. big. lush. flavorful.

o - packs a punch, very drinkable for 11% not for the faint of heart.

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Photo of chefhatt
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this beer into a glass from the can. It has a burnt orange color body with a thick foamy head. The smell is of strong hops. The taste has a bitter hop taste with a kick to it . The mouthfeel is smooth and leaves a nice bitter after taste on the tongue. and overall it is one awesome dipa.

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Photo of WheelsPSU
4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this on tap at St Gambrinus in Brooklyn. I've never had Resin so I can't compare the two but this beer is getting plenty of hype in the NYC area as one of the better mainstream imperial IPAs.

Hi-Res poured a dark orangy copper color. The off white head was thick and left quit a bit of lacing as it receded.

The smell was purely tropical in every way. From grapefruit to apricot to mango, it was tropical hops and some pine for good measure. There was a bit of sugar or something candied. However the drawback was the malt was totally hidden by the overwhelming hops profile.

The taste was way sweeter than an imperial IPA with 111 IBUs would lead you to believe. The tropical fruit from the smell meet the candied sugar to create an ultra sweet, not juicy, taste. Then layers of dark resinous hops come forward. Sweet booze and not much bitterness.

Kind of reminds me more of a sweet barleywine more than an imperial IPA.

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Photo of PSU_Mike
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Can poured into a tulip

A - A shade lighter than copper. Big fluffy 2 finger head. Dissipates quickly. Big soapy bubbles. Crystal clear.

S - Soft citrus. Very sweet malt. A little touch of pine. A little too faint for my liking.

T - Very enjoyable. There are nice citrus notes with a touch of pine and a strong sweet malt backbone.

M - Great mouthfeel. Oily and slick on the tongue with a nice sweet finish. No lingering bitterness and the alcohol is well hidden. 5/5

O - It's my first exposure to Sixpoint and I am impressed. It's a very enjoyable yet potent DIPA with enough sweetness to balance out the heavily hopped brew.

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Photo of BeerImmediately
3.36/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a tulip at a 40+ temp. Pours with a really creamy, pillowy head over a deep orange to amber body. Looks thick and tasty. Great lacing as it goes down.

Aromas are clearly hop-forward, but not too intense at the offset. Plenty of grapefruit, and other sharp tree fruit rind.

Flavors are crushing - but not all in a good way. Very raw hop bite, and totally one-sided... not much malt balance, which I typically appreciate in a high ABV DIPA. Harsh apricot and grapefruit skins. Mouthfeel starts off fairly creamy, but the finish is sticky...this is a thick one that is a sipper, for sure. Lots of alcohol burn in the finish... a big turn off.

It seems like they're working the Marketing angle/schtick a little too much in this one (11.1% ABV, 111 IBU, 11 SRM... "this beer goes up to eleven") which is too bad, b/c it's a little messy. Somewhat disappointing overall, IMO.

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Photo of 11JON11MO
3.16/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I purchased a four pack after returning from NYC. The hype about this beer was pretty big in NYC. I think the hype is overdone it is similar to a Dogfish 120.

A - The look of this beer was slightly too red but still very good.
S - Smell initial smell was good but after about 5 mins. (yes, it lasted more then 5 mins) the alcohol smell took over the hops smell.
T - The alcohol overpowered the hops taste similar to a dogfish 120.
M - The feel was good
O - Overall the beer is not one of my favorites but I would not pour it out. I will not buy another in a can. Maybe from a tap next time.

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Photo of bound4er
4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A. Amber orange appearance with a nice white head. Laces quite well.

S. Pitted fruit, mango, grapefruit and almost a cream-like note you get from certain dairy products. Very intriguing. The 11% ABV is nowhere to be found on the nose.

T. Cherry-like malt flavors (the alcohol may come across this way), pineapple, grapefruit, bread and a nice hit of hop bitterness on the finish. This is a well crafted beer in the sense that the alcohol doesn't overtly come at you but instead you "feel" its presence while taking a sip.

M. Great mouthfeel for an IPA - this comes across almost creamy.

O. This is my first Sixpoint beer and what an introduction. This stuff packs a punch but carries its alcohol very nicely. One of these in a night is fun but I am going to leave it at that and move to a lower ABV beer.

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Photo of bryanbullock
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful golden amber hue with extremely thick frothy head of foam. Small amount of cascading bubbles but lasting froth. Mild aroma is citrus and hops. Very strong tastes of apricot with citrus fruit undertones. Alcohol level and high ivy created a very balanced double IPA with a mid hop level. Smooth mouthfeel all the way through, wish there was and more life in the mid. This Brooklyn based double IPA is a damn good buy, can't get a better bang for your buck "fugetaboutit"!

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Photo of hops202
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish/Sierra Nevada Spiegelau glass.

Great looking amber/pumpkin color upon first pour. Lots of grapefruit and pine immediately hit the nose along with hops and more hops. Taste again is a wallop of hops and pine, some bitter citrus along with the high alcohol. Definitely a biting finish, which doesn't surprise me at 111 IBU. But what do I know - the human palate can only comprehend up to 100 IBU (supposedly).

Definitely a solid double IPA - thanks for the hookup B. Bullock.

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Photo of BoldRulerVT
3.69/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Finally picked up a 12 oz can to give this a try.
Aromas I felt weren't very strong. Mild hops and pine, mild breadiness, some alcohol on the nose.
Taste was in line with aromas, but felt the alcohol presence was very strong (I totally get this a high ABV beer). Just felt the alcohol detracted from the other flavors. Some good bitterness on the finish.
Mouthfeel was fine.
Overall, I felt the beer was serviceable. But I have no desire to seek it out again.

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Photo of FLima
4.07/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Amber color with a thick head with good retention and leaving laces.
Aroma of grapefruit, fresh oranges, honey and tropical fruits.
Bold flavor of pine, resin, pineapple, lots of spices, tea bags, peaches, mango, toasted malts and caramels. Very dry and bitter aftertaste.
Medium to full body with low carbonation. Alcohol of 11% is hard to believe to be that high.
A hoppy punch juice that is later tamed and becomes a quite easy and pleasant ride despite its huge IBU content.

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Photo of patpbr
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Poured a deep orange with a two finger head.
S - Lots of hops and fruit
T - Sweet with citrus, orange, grapefruit and pine and balanced malt.
M - Medium body and a biting finish.
O - This is big on hops and weights in at 11% alcohol so your going notice it.

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Photo of Jmamay22
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours an deep pumpkin orange and is somewhat cloudy. The ecru colored head is large, soft and billowy with nice rings of lacing left behind. The scent is piney with a hint of mint and grass. A subtle earthy background.

The taste begins with a mild caramel sweet flavor that quickly gives way to the dominant hops. The beer turns more bitter with stronger notes of mint. Strong finish of pine and bitter citrus. Very little fruity esters can be found. Mouthfeel is medium to medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. As the beer warms it becomes a bit sweeter, but retains its' hop forward nature.

A well rounded double IPA. If a bit expensive for a four pack.

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Photo of PaulyB83
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz. can into a tulip glass.

A- Deep gold, light amber with a medium off white head that dissipated to a wispy film. Slightly hazy and the alcohol really makes it stick to the sides of the glass.

S- Lots of stone fruit, peach, apricot, and unripe mango. Some citrus of tangerine. Slight bready malts coming through and slight amount of alcohol as well. Smells pretty sweet.

T- Similar to aroma with the stone fruits, sweet peach, apricot and unripe mango. Listed as 111 IBUs I was worried it would be too bitter but it is a very smooth pleasant bitterness that I prefer in my IPAs. Some of the alcohol is coming through but for 11.1% it is very well hidden.

M- A pretty heavy mouthfeel as IPAs go, it is very syrupy. I guess it kinda takes away from the drinkability a bit.

O- Very glad I found this while in Ohio for the weekend. It is a big beer that was also very smooth. As far as hop profiles go, I prefer more citrus and tropical forward ones opposed to the stone fruit forward aspects of this one but I can't deny that this is an amazingly well crafted brew.

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Photo of kevanb
3.73/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can poured into a Sixpoint Resin Snifter.

The beer pours a hazy, opaque, copper color, hues of apricot and light amber with a soft, white head, only about a finger high that has moderate retention but yields a lovely amount of sticky lace behind. The aroma is super resinous, shocker, but with a nice amount of juicy fresh fruit before a hugely sweet malt bill rushes forward that highlights the amplified alcohol content of this big IPA. The flavors are bold, super hoppy, lots of resinous bitter flavors, piney, sappy, juicy with nice fruit flavors, a lot of tangy grapefruit, with a big sugary surge of malt, sticky and sweet with potent alcohol flavors. The body is juicy, assertive with lesser carbonation levels, very smooth and rich that finishes softly with a super dry kick, that is warm and boozy as well.

Verdict: A strong DIPA from Sixpoint and right on point with my expectations of an 11.1% version of Resin. It's big, sticky, resinous and boozy, but the fruit flavors are quite nice. It's not as complex or rounded as many other DIPAs and the balance could certainly improve to hide the phenol alcohol a bit more, but all in all, it's a nice one to sip on.

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Photo of metter98
4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is hazy light amber orange in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of tropical fruits are present in the nose—mangos and passionfruit seem to stand out in particular.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has lots of mango flavors along with notes of passionfruit and a light to moderate amount of hop bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has very nice aromas and flavors of tropical fruits and is rather drinkable considering its strength because little if any traces of alcohol are perceptible in the taste. There are also enough hops in this to keep the malts from being sweet and sticky.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.67/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter

A- Pours amber color with light ruby hue, carbonation bubbles floating to the top, creating a two-finger foamy white head that retains nicely, eventually leaving behind some nice patches of lace

S- Piney and resinous hops, fresh mint, light tropical fruit, underlying bread malt that closes with a sugary sweetness

T- big malty sweetness mixes with a big smack of piney, and resinous hops. Bold bready malt holds up to the hops, and actually stands out above the bitterness at times. Big bitter hoppy finish with notes of pine and grass, alcohol lingers

M- thick and viscous body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy-yet-syrupy mouthfeel that coats the mouth, finishing with a good amount of alcohol warmth

O- This is definitely a palate wrecker, but it actually drinks more like a barley wine, rather than a DIPA. The bread maltiness plays just as big of a role as the hops. Pretty good sipper, but not what I typically look for in a DIPA.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From 02/21/14 notes. Had this on tap at The Half Pint in NYC. 16 oz. pour in a snifter.

a - Pours a deep somewhat clear bright orange-amber color with one inch of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of pine hops, citrus hops, grapefruit, oranges, fruity malts, wheat, and lemon zest. Super piney and tons of fresh hops; awesome nose.

t - Tastes of pine hops, grapefruit juice, citrus hops, lemon, fruity malts, orange, trpoical fruits, loads of hops. Tiniest bit better but not much at all. Awesome.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. Very light bitterness and doesn't taste as strong as the ABV says.

o - Overall I liked this one a lot. I held off on trying it as I wasn't the biggest Resin fan, but I think this one is a TON better. Lots of fresh pine and citrus hops and not too bitter, I liked this one a lot. Would definitely have it again.

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Hi-Res from Sixpoint Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 316 ratings.