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Hi-Res - Sixpoint Brewery

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Reviews: 307
Hads: 2,025
Avg: 4.12
pDev: 26.46%
Wants: 164
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Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: BeerVikingSailor on 01-20-2014

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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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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.48/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the House of Brews. Served in a snifter.

Appearance - Deep orange and hazy. Small white head that leaves a lot of lacing. Thin collar.

Smell - Orange and grapefruit. Boozy. A little bit resiny. Some sugars, but doesn't smell all that sweet.

Taste - Orange hops. Sweet, but doesn't have a tremendous amount of residual sugar. Astringent and boozy. Bitter in the back.

Mouthfeel - Heavy and a little sweet. Boozy, though.

Overall - I'm surprised how drinkable this is. For its size, it's impressive. I still struggled with it.

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Photo of Beejay
3.82/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: A hazy apricot color with a nice white head on top that quickly dissipates.

S: Pine resin coming through, some citrus peel, although it takes second seat to the pine aroma. The finish is a touch sweet with caramel, and a hint of orange.

T: Sweet at first, a lovely hit of orange peel, and citrus notes. Followed by a touch of alcohol and pine resin. Finish is very clean, fairly low bitterness and a lovely sweetness to it, although there is some lingering hop character.

M: Medium in feel, carbonation is low but not so much so that it bothers me. Finish has a light lingering hoppiness, but is otherwise very clean.

O: Overall quite tasty.. Not the hop bomb I was expecting, but still a wonderful beer. Well put together, and dangerous.

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Photo of Beer_Sherman
4.74/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A- an apricot like color causing a very appealing appearance.

S- exotic like fruits with the apparent musk of hop resin.

T- Honestly, it tastes dangerously good. One does not get a boozy like taste even though it stands at an 11% abv. A very sweet malt comes to mind when tasting this beer.

M-Because of the 111 IBU's it is obviously going to be very hoppy and bitter. A very bitter and enjoyable finish.

O- For the 11.1% alcohol content, it is a incredibly fascinating beer. I think it hides the alcohol very well. The hops and malt blend so well together for such a sweet taste with hints of different light fruits. Incredibly smooth. Will be recommending to others.

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Photo of ChrisL24481
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a slightly cloudy, golden orange with a one inch off-white head that is soft and full of bubbles. The aroma comes off strong with all the hop bitterness flavors. Each sip brings out strong hop flavors, citrus fruits, and a touch of honey sweetness. It is a medium body with a little bit of alcohol heat. Smooth but bitterness lingers on the mouth. Overall, another excellent brew from a top notch brewery.

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Photo of micromaniac129
3.6/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer won't go down as one of my favorites for the year but I do think it achieved the goal of what sixpoint wanted and that was a bitter hop bomb.
Two things were most apparent with hi res and that was bitterness and alcohol. It was bitter at the sake of flavor and the alcohol was borderline out of control both in the taste and aroma.
In the aroma I could smell candied hops and I had a hard time deciphering just what I was smelling. Perhaps some citrus and floral notes. Malts were sweet and candied. But most of the aroma was drowned out by the alcohol.
The taste followed the nose with the beer having any hop flavor but instead having vast amounts of bitterness with a big alcohol warming. The bitterness lingered way into the aftertaste bouyed by the sweet maltiness that coats the palate.
Overall in my opinion I didn't really dig it and would hesitate on having another, perhaps I would try one on tap. But it achieved it's goal set by sixpoint and thats why I gave it a 4 overall.

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Photo of FormulaQ
3.8/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Having LOVED resin, i thought i had no choice but to pick this guy up. Hi-res pours a beautiful golden orange with a beautiful head to follow. The aroma has huge tropical hits. Mango, tangerine, pineapple, slight grapefruit as well as a danky resinous undertone. The taste follows quite the same, with one exception. This beer shouldn't be 11.1% abv. It has fantastic tropical notes with a perfectly balanced hop bitterness and dankness to follow. The one problem i have with this beer is the undeniable ethanol hit that comes in the finish. It starts out great, is great in the middle, and almost ends great until you get a harsh vodka-esque hit on the back end. Does it ruin the beer? absolutely not. Does it last long? No, But if this beer were simply 9-10% it would be able to eliminate that in my opinion. Still a very tasty tropical IPA. It is quite expensive, but i wouldn't be opposed to buying it again. Overall 3.75/5 from me.

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Photo of Brad007
3.73/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy amber-blonde with a two-finger head into my glass. I've heard good things about this one.

An overdose of pine resin in the nose. Very strong at 11.1%.

Holy moley, a surprising touch of citrus greets the tongue, followed by that pine wallop in the nose.

Alcohol heat and citrus/pine hop flavors linger at the back of the throat. Slightly dry finish.

Very nice DIPA. I suppose you could say that it's a double dose of Resin.

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

Appearance: Pours a nice golden color, short white head, leaves good lacing

Smell: Resin, pine, and grapefruit hops, caramel malts, a bit of sweetness on the nose

Taste: Starts sweet up front with caramel malts, then gives you some nice hop character of resin, pine, and grapefruit. Finishes with some bitterness, but not enough to out-do the malts

Mouthfeel: Medium body, good carbonation

Overall: Excellent brew, though I would prefer resin over this. Amazing drinkability for a brew that goes to 11

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Photo of jlindros
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This looks like an interesting beer. Also love their slim tall cans, very unique.

Pours a nice creamy semi thick 1.5 finger frothy head that fades at a med to a bit slower pace, bit of soapy lacing, semi clear little hazy amber slight cranberry reddish orange color.

Nose big hops, resinous and spicy like, little citrus and orange peel, some pine and resinous sap, hops are fairly earthy and spicy overall, with a big candied sweet slight caramel malty base, hint toffee like too.

taste starts with big sweet malts, quite sweet, with more candy, caramel, reddish candy syrup like, chewy malts even, into big booze, warming tingly booze eventually gets pretty hot. Then hops, big bitterness but not crazy bitter, into spicy chewy hops, earthy, etc, into a big resinous piney chewy and pine sap like hops, hint of orange peel citrus. Finish is sweet and a bit syrupy still, quite bitter, spicy earthy piney hops lingering with more pine sap and resin, little candied orange peel, caramel, all lingering.

Mouth is bigger bod little syrupy, quite hot booze, decent carb.

Overall not bad, interesting combination, lots of piney sap and resinous hops, very bitter sweet chewy and big overall hot booze, etc, this is def a big sipping beer.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.61/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Madison Pour House in Albany, NY.

Pours a midly hazy golden orange. Half inch of head, with a good amount of visible carbonation. Minimal lacing.

Smells like succulent fruit- pineapple, peach, grapefruit, a bit of honey.

Tastes is a slight let down. The aforementioned fruit flavors are present, but the honey and malt bill make this high alcohol DIPA too sweet. Tastes way too caramelly for a DIPA, in my opinion. Not much bitterness present from the hops, but a bit of a sting present from the high alcohol.

Full bodied, medium carbonation.

Overall, Resin is better. This one is cranked up too high, where the alcohol is too present, and the sweetness is too high. A bit too syrupy and not dry enough.

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Hi-Res from Sixpoint Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 307 ratings.