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Hi-Res - Sixpoint Brewery

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307 Reviews
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Reviews: 307
Hads: 2,028
Avg: 4.12
pDev: 26.46%
Wants: 171
Gots: 409 | FT: 12
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New York, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

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Photo of threeviews
4.73/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A- What a difference a year makes! Where the 2014 batch(es) were very cloudy and sediment-ridden, this batch is a brilliantly clear, golden orange color with a finger's worth of a frothy white head. Perfection! (5.0)

S- Fleshy, tropical fruits (guava, mango, papaya), floral, wildflower honey, pine resin. This is the lovechild of Sixpoint's Resin and Bell's Hopslam. 10.5% ABV is absolutely undectable. (5.0)

T- Like the description of the nose, tropical notes hit first, but fleeting. Mid-palate, the floral component reveals itself for a moment before being engulfed by the piney/resiny/minty finish leaving your palate dry and wanting another sip. (4.5)

M- Surprisingly light (no more than a medium body) with a sturdy presence from the carbonation. The drinkability on Hi-Res is exceptional...and exceptionally dangerous! (4.75)

O- Since the dry, piney and resinous qualities in the flavor supersede the tropical notes as found in the nose, the off-balance is not what I prefer. I remember last year's batch to be a bit more 'juicy' on the palate. I love both Resin and Hopslam...and Hi-Res treads the borders between both in terms of Aroma, Flavor and Mouthfeel. Price per ounce is about the same as Hopslam, yet much more costly than Resin...which is just as good (but I prefer Hopslam over all three) (4.75)

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Photo of HopsNChops
4.36/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

It pours absolutely perfect. It's color and head are top notch. The aroma right off the top is a bit weak, but good. Soft may be a better word...Very fruity and the hops roll right off the head. The flavor is spot on. Soft on the top of the tongue, then the dismount really opens up. Very clean and intense hop the rest of the way through. This is an incredible DIPA--don't miss it if you get the chance.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can. Best by 7/10/2015. Served in a snifter 2/15/2015.

A- Clear medium copper body. One finger white head that is short-lived, leaving a thin collar, some lacing. The clarity is almost unreal.

S- Clean toffee aroma that is supplanted by intense citrus and tropical fruit aromas. It's almost very sweet and sugary, but the full extent of the hop aromas more than counteracts that aspect. Slight breadiness, minerals, and a solid tropical fruit flavour permeate the beer. It's very clear from the nose that the malt and hops are the stars here.

F- Just as sweet as it smells, although the citrus is most decidedly a contributor here as well. It's more of a tropical fruity bitterness on the backend, finishing off with a bit of passion fruit. The finish combines the intensely sweet toffee and caramel with some tropical fruit to create a strange aftertaste. The best way I can describe it right now is that it tastes like marzipan or some kind of almond flavour. It kind of works, but it doesn't at the same time. There is a warming booziness on the backend as well, which detracts a bit, but isn't unexpected.

M- Thick bodied, on the verge of being syrupy as it is fairly sticky and resinous. At the same time, it's very drinkable for a 10.5% ABV beer (as opposed to a 10.5% ABV stout). Solid drinking beer that should be respected just the same.

O- Very good DIPA, the malt backbone has some serious wallop to it but then again so do the hops. I think this fits more of the triple IPA style than the double IPA, honestly.

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Photo of Imacopyouidiot
3.71/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Looks great, smells good, strong alcohol (which I like), but too solvent-like, the taste is pretty much one note (possible that other flavors are masked by the strong alcohol profile), mouth feel is warming (but not too hot) and a little creamy.

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Photo of Beglane
4.79/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Any and all true hopheads will find Hi-Res to be a deep ,profound, and near spiritual experience. OK, whatever, it's a wicked good DIPA!! Definitely not for the weak of heart ( or liver) smells, tastes, and at $10.99/4 pack, a true bargain. Keep up the good work, mad scientists! You're on a close par with the alchemist, no BS

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Photo of Kurmaraja
3.65/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

I guess this beer just isn't for me. It looks beautiful; clear, orange, great head with nice retention, solid lacing. The smell has promise with marmalade and some tropical notes but there's a lot of alcohol burn present, fusel heat, sweetness. The flavor amps up the alcohol and the finish is all hotness. There's no pleasant bitterness and no pine or resin which, considering the name, seems like a major omission. I know I'm spoiled but right now I have Boneyard Notorious on tap 2 minutes from my house and either Reuben's Blimey or Stoup's T2R Haymaker a 10 minute walk ... all of which are far superior examples of the double digit IPA. Decent but flawed.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
4.36/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Lagunitas mason jar
From: Beer Advocate’s SteveB24
Price: N/A
Purchased: N/A; Received on Feb. 7, 2015
Consumed: Feb. 10, 2015
Misc.: Best by July 9, 2015 at 10:23 p.m.

Thanks Steve!

Poured a honey, copper, clear color with 3-to-4 fingers of rocky, off-white head. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Good, spiderweb, foamy, circular lacing on the sides of the glass. Average retention. (Sight - 4.25)

Smelled a nice whiff of hops up front, going with Citra, Amarillo, tropical, earthy caramel, another major hop (struggling here, Centennial?), mango, Jolly Rancher Fruit Punch, passion fruit, spruce, pine, sharp grapefruit rind and candied sugary notes. (Smell - 4.50)

First thought on the taste was how smooth it was for 10.5 percent ABV. Got Citra hops, caramel, tropical hops, mango, faint pineapple, passion fruit, spruce, pine, faint resin, floral hops, red grapefruit, orange rind and sugary grapefruit. Booziness does come in a tad late. (Taste - 4.25)

Medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Long, bitter, tropical finish. (Feel - 4.25)

I really enjoyed this one. Wow. I feel like I underrated it a tad. Just a really good beer. (Overall - 4.25)

4.31 | 96 | A

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Photo of gigaknight
4.9/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Batch's BB date was second week of July, I think, so it's probably quite fresh.

A- Pours golden and crystal clear. A half finger of slightly bubbly head lingers. Wish it were a bit more pillowy, but whatever.

S- Straight up dried mango and honey. Holy smokes. Barely smells alcoholic, bits of pineyness shine through.

T- Waves of honey, strawberry, mango, peach, crash onto the palate, mingling with a substantial bitterness and a surprisingly well-integrated alcohol heat.

M- As chewy as I like a DIPA to be. Finishes right between dry and sticky, perfect balance. Aftertaste is dramatically more resin-forward and less juicy than the palate.

O- Really, really, really damn good. I'm always a little hesitant to take a chance on a $13 4-pack but I decided to splurge and was rewarded for it. Definitely a must-try.

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Photo of Mdwstbrlvr
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Burnt orange, very clear. I love the look. White lacing around the edges spread thinly across the middle, doesn't stick.

S - Weak for a DIPA. I get sweet malts first, if I really try hard I'll get some pine, but I might be imagining that after trying again after tasting it.

T - Excellent combination of malt and hop. Starts off sweet malt then goes into a piney hop flavor that leads to a bitter end that sticks around for a few seconds, then leaves a sweet taste.

M - Awesome, love the stickiness. Named appropriately.

O - Really good DIPA, not my favorite, but up there and will definitely buy again.

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Photo of dorosjim
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

And I thought this was perfect last year. The lower abv makes this beer even more drinkable. Incredible nose, bright hop aromas the minute you pop the can. Tropical fruit flavors, manga, papaya, dried sugared candy fruits. Brash bitterness that's eye opening and refreshing. The only way to describe this beer is resin incarnate. Honestly, want to know what someones talking about when they say something's resinous? This is it. Love it

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Photo of AllanPatchin1016
4.41/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Alcohol is very prominent, you've been warned, but at 10.5% and 115 IBU, that's not too surprising. With that being said, I really enjoyed this. A beautiful beer that hop heads world wide should enjoy at least once.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.25/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Very Harsh IPA, it was difficult to enjoy. A beer should have a flavor that make you want to enjoy again, but all I get is harsh, off-putting bitterness.

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Photo of BergBeer
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: A deep gold with a honey colored head and mild activity. Lace clings to the glass as it is sipped.

Smell: Deep citrus and pitted fruit. Peach, pineapple, mango, lychee, honey, more fresh citrus hops, honey, a bit of pine hops, and booze on the finish. Smells delightful.

Taste: The palate is walloped by big juicy citrus hops. Hints of peach, pineapple, citrusy orange, and lychee. Followed by a substantial sweet honey malt. The citrusy hop punch is somewhat balanced by the sweet malt but the citrus hops dominant for sure. There are also some pine hop notes on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Big, wet, and juicy. This beer overloads the palate with lupulin and doesn't let go. The booze is apparent but not overwhelmingly so. It's a sipper make no mistakes but one of the smoother 10+ ABV beers I've had and the hops bring you back for more. Surprisingly drinkable for a triple IPA.

Overall: A brilliant triple IPA. This beer is a citrus hop punch to the palate and I love it. It's a surprisingly balanced triple as all the elements play very well together with the brilliant citrus combining very well with the honey malt. It's sweet but not overly so. The booze could be off setting to some but compared to some triples IPAs I've had this is smooth. A beautifully well crafted beer

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Photo of blankenhoney
2.45/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

12oz can with a best-by date of 7.12.15

Hi-Res is an overly sweet and boozy mess of an imperial/triple IPA.

Not much interesting (or terrible) going on with the nose: vague tropical fruit notes and resin. But the beer just tastes awful. There's tons of sugar, ultra-saturated pine resin, straight alcohol, and cotton candy. Where are the hops? The mouthfeel is syrupy in a bad way: thick and non-refreshing, and it underscores how sugary and disgustingly boozy the beer is.

It's as bad as Hopslam is good.

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.69/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a thick creamy head that really sticks around. Much carbonation.
Smell much more pine and citrus than resin. Awesome smell.
T- tons of hop with pine, much citrus, and a funk to finish off. Pine vapors even reAches my eyes.
F- maybe the best part of this very hoppy, juicy and citrus taste is the balance provided with the finish.

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Photo of larryarms847
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very deep copper golden yellow with a very light orange hue and a thin layer of very sturdy foam.

Bright tropical notes of pineapple, melon, and mango really shine over a noticeable sweetness and almost candy like malt backbone.

Tropical fruit, slight pine, candied malts, caramel, and bitter hop resin.

Medium-bodied, medium carbonation, sticky, resinous, and slightly more sweet than bitter, but both play a part.

Overall, I thought this was excellent, I'm a big fan of sticky, bitter IPAs and this was just that with a nice tropical and sweet aspect to add balance.

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Photo of humuloner22
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very nice beer here. Solid DIPA. It has a very unique taste profile. Also, love the can and the artwork Sixpoint does!

Appearance: Copper gold with a nice soapy layer of head that remains throughout.

Aroma: This has a lot of sweet candied fruits, tropical dried fruits, papaya, mango, pineapple are dominant. Oddly enough I was expecting a resinous piney aroma because of the name but this is more tropical and fruity and I like that about an IPA, this one reminds me a lot of Jai Alai.

Taste: Lots of tropical fruits, not very bitter at all, nice complex flavor profile very juicy and full mouthfeel on this one. It is a very solid beer. Maybe a touch too boozy but not really, its a nice enjoyable brew.

Overall: I would certainly seek this one and any other Sixpoints beers out. I think if this is representative then they are probably a very solid outfit and I totally love the can design, Very cool!

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Photo of cfalls
3.49/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Clear, golden color. No yeast sediment. Medium sized head fades fast.

Syrupy mouthfeel.

Taste is way too sweet for me. I'd like to say more about the specific hop flavors, but I'm just too distracted by the sweetness.

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Photo of mabermud
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Crystal clear amber body. Spotty and sticky off white head.
The smell is of light candied fruit.
Taste = Overripe tropical fruit with a cotton candy finish. Pineapple hit. Faint alcohol on the back end through the pipes.
Nice medium mouthfeel, with lower end dense, silky smooth carb. Rich and juicy.

Overall - A splendid Sixpoint beer.

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Photo of JasW
4.44/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a substantial (for an IIPA) head into a Spiegelau IPA glass over a stunning, deep gold body. Fragrant piney nose. Taste: a sharp twang of resiny hops whose bite is undercut by a lovely, rich sweetness. Savory, medium-bodied mouthfeel. This beer is a golden treasure, and one of the best IIPAs out there.

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Photo of PatrickKellyCT
3.89/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Too boozy and sweet for my liking. Not bad for what it is, I can understand why some people love it. Alcohol presence is definitely there and not hidden that well.

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Photo of MenardMa
3.04/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I don't typically mind boozy beers but this one took it to an unpleasant level in my opinion. Too sweet, too much alcohol...tough to drink the whole can.

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Photo of Mikus
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured this beast from a 12oz can into the Speigelau. Beautifully clear, golden amber with 2 fingers of (slightly) off-white head. Aromas of pine, a nice slap of a resiny/savory note, Hop bitterness, a definite hint of grapefruit as it warmed, and some lemon/lime hints as well. Complex nose that makes a tour of the hop spectrum. Flavor= definite hop delivery vehicle. GF juice and big pine on the front, bitterness took over on the middle, and the resinous bit on the end. The flavors matched the aromas. Classic DIPA mouthfeel to me... lingered around (with those beautiful hop essences) for ever. This is such a big, complex winner.

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

I picked this up at Golden Crust -enjoyed chilled from the 12oz can in an IPA glass

The color is dark golden with voluminous white creamy head with very fine bead and thick lace sticks on the glass. The smell is intense dank hop aroma with slight spicy and tangy tropical smell with subtle floral alcohol ester with a light citrus scent. The feel is smooth and resinous with moderately bitter texture with medium high carbonation with semi-spicy element with mild sweetness with semi-dry finish and light alcohol influence.

The taste has a very hop forward presence with tropical and lightly bitter citrus profile with herbal and dank hop qualities with mild malt sweetness in the middle. There is a light spice taste with alcohol and somewhat candy sweetness in the finish alcohol coating the mouth and resinous hops but a good amount of aroma and flavor continue through the finish with slight piney quality. Overall I think this is a top notch Imperial IPA-lots of hop flavor matched only by a slight alcohol presence but mild for the high abv this contains -well brewed Sixpoint!

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Photo of stonermouse
3.24/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a Sam Adams glass. Best by July 2015.

Pours golden and clean with decent head retention.

Whopper of an aroma right out of the can. Pine and peppery spice dominate, with a touch of melon.

Whopper of a flavor- matches the nose for the most part, and is hot. Borderline medicinal. It's just a bit harsh for the flavors. There's a bit of malty sweetness as well, and a sticky, cough-medicine finish.

A bit of a disappointment here. This is a big beer, to be sure, but it's just too boozy to really enjoy the depth. It's really only good for getting sloshed- two of these bad boys and I was goofy. Add in the price point ($14 for 4 12-ounce cans) and I'm passing on this one next time.

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