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Hi-Res | Sixpoint Brewery

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Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerVikingSailor on 01-20-2014

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Reviews: 393 | Ratings: 2,350
Photo of Apellonious
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can BB Aug 18 2016 poured into a tulip glass.

A - Clear, golden orange, with a one finger head that dissipates very quickly to a thin lace.

S - Dank, onion, under currents of tropical fruit/mango

T - Definitely hop forward, but there is a generous balance of sweetness (orange, predominately, with some mango) to balance it out. There is a little bit of burn at the finish.

M - carbonation is medium high. The feel is medium and a touch sharp.

O - great triple IPA, reminds me of Chillwave with some more heat. Dangerously easy to drink.

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

Clear amber color with two fingers of dense head that slowly settled to a thick cap. Moderate amount of spotty lacing is left down the glass. Aroma of orange, grapefruit, pine, and a not so subtle dankness. Nice hop flavors as well featuring citrus, tropical fruit, pine, and some pepper. Not a total bitter bomb thanks to some sweet malt that gives some relief to the palate. Nice body that does not seem like it is over 10% ABV. Nicely carbonated as well. For a massive beer and very hoppy, it is not difficult to drink. Dangerous.

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Photo of mschrei
4.57/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Best by July 12, 2016 date on can. Poured into Pliny the Younger mini nonic. Cloudy dark orange color, healthy carb, light foam. Not an overpowering nose. Taste is nothing but hops: bold, sharp, almost a metallic citrus. Just a lupulin punch in the mouth. And I like it!

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Photo of GuitarIPA
4.07/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L - Yellow gold with tall white head, lacing clings to glass
A - Fruit juice....pineapple, mango. Malty and sweet. My wife detects pear, and she is much better at identifying flavors then I am.
T - Follows nose, very juicy, refreshing
F - nice body, but could use a little bite/bitterness on the finish.
Easy drinker that will sneak up on you (me) in a hurry.

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Photo of jvgoor3786
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz can into 10oz chalice. Pours a cool orangish color with about 1/2 inch thin head, which dissipates quickly. The head leaves good lacing. The smell is the alcohol, fruity, hoppy aroma I'd expect from a triple IPA with a high ABV. The feel is fairly clean, but there seems to be a hint of oiliness. The carbonation is very present but feels "small." The taste is a good balance between pine and fruit with the fruitiness seeming to dominate. There is a definite alcohol burn underneath, showing the high ABV in an appropriate way. As this warms, a sweet, malt taste becomes more prominent, making this not just a hop bomb. There is a long-lasting bitter aftertaste. Overall, this is a very good triple IPA. It's well balanced showing the 115 IBU and 10.5% ABV very well. I'm glad I bought four and would certainly buy it again.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.55/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a pale golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About a finger of off white head which settles into a thin patchy layer.

Smell: A juicy and dank hop forward aroma with a scent of citrus fruit and pine resin. Citrus hop hints of orange peel, grapefruit, mango, passion fruit, tangerine, melon, apricot, and lemon along with some pineapple and berry. Dank earthy hop scent of pine resin, cannabis, and grass. Some hints of candied sugar. Malt hints of caramel, grains, and biscuit along with some yeast. A very good dank aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a very juicy and herbal hop driven taste with notes of citrus fruit and pine. Juicy citrus hop notes of grapefruit, orange peel, mango, melon, passion fruit, apricot, tangerine, and lemon along with some pineapple and berry notes. Earthy and herbal hop notes of pine resin and grass. Solid malt backing with notes of caramel, grains, and biscuit along with some yeast and candied sugar notes. A really good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very juicy, oily, and sticky. Alcohol heat is moderate.

Overall: A very good juicy and dank Imperial IPA. Good mix of citrus and piney hop flavors with a solid malt presence and moderate body for the style.

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

12 oz. can poured into a tulip glass.

Look: Very pale amber yellow color with little to no head and a nice lacing on the glass. Looks really nice.

Smell: Booze up front, tropical, orange, grapefruit, dank resin, and oddly enough, berries.

Taste: Dankness, grapefruit, orange, a bit of tropical fruits and a ton of the aforementioned berry flavor. Hardly and alcohol taste.

Feel: Feels nice and light and smooth for a big triple IPA. Wish all triple IPA's drank like this. It's almost a session triple IPA to me.

Overall: This is a fantastic execution of a triple IPA. The berry flavor is unique and the alcohol is well hidden. I will definitively be buying more of this.

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Photo of thebeers
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Clear, pale orange color, highly effervescent, with a couple fingers of foamy, off-white head. Pleasant aroma of pine, giving way to tropical fruit, mango and even a hint of strawberry. Hot alcohol taste up front, followed quickly by a biscuit and caramel malt profile and moderately-high hop bitterness. The aftertaste is more sweet, with a flash back to some of the topical notes and then more bitterness. Fairly heavy-bodied for something so light in color, slightly syrupy even, with strong carbonation cutting through. Very interesting beer. The alcohol bite has an almost vodka-like quality to it, and the malt profile is great.

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Photo of runondirt
3.91/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

wow sweet malt! a cake of IPAs. delicious, but sweet. a lot of malt-based flavors coming through. drink it a little warmer though or give it time in the glass, it gets better when it warms. clear golden pour. smells like oak aged chardonnay, tastes full-bodied and smooth. strong tastes of apple and some pear. a hint of pine in the finish which is pretty smooth, the hops are totally on the floral side in this one.

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Photo of Strike00
4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: pours a deep clear amber, a white head that lasts a while.
S: smells sweet malt and alcohol. Some hops but not as much as I expected.
T: Well balanced and between the malts and hops. Piney resin hops with the alcohol warmth you would expect.
F: Medium bodied with medium high carbonation.

O: very solid high ABV DIPA. Very well balance and drinkable.

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Photo of gatornation
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a golden color with a white head , dank smell of hops with pine and citrus taste follows the nose highly drinkable with a creamy hoppy finish on the palate, this brew is good but glad it is a seasonal cause i would never buy it year round , just not that great.

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Photo of shopsis
4.68/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A lovely reddish copper color. Less snarky and aggressive than last year's version; it's become more mature with a very comfortable mouth feel. Still. deliciously hoppy but not so in-your-face. A really fine brew!

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Photo of Stevem68
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a coppery Amber color. Aroma is pine and resin hops. Flavor is dank hops with a touch of bitterness but becomes balanced in the finish. Drinks a little lighter than I thought but overall a really nice IPA.

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Photo of chrishiker1409
4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Copper tinged with a finger of white tan head. It lingers for a bit and settles around the glass. Lacing all the way down the glass. Medium carbonation.

S: Pine, with some grapefruit.

T: Follows the nose with a good amount of pine bitterness at the end.

F: Medium bodied. Leaves quite a coating on the tongue.

O: Really a great IIPA. Have to be ready for a real blast of hops though.

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Photo of KarlHungus
4.41/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a clear copper color. The head is a half inch of whte foam that recedes quickly. Lacing is minimal. The aroma is full of citrus with mandarine orange and passion fruit. The flavor s similar with a nice sharp bitterness throughout. The mouthfeel is full bodied with a silky texture and mild carbonation. Overall, this is a really good DIPA. I will be drinking this again.

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

Poured into IPA glass. It pours a pretty amber-orange with a light, milk-white head and minimal lacing. It smells of tropical fruit, caramel, grapefruit, pine, and malt. The initial taste has more malty sweetness and sweet fruit (tangerine or mango) than I anticipated. After the initial sweetness, it turns hoppy and quite bitter with a strong taste of grapefruit. It's very dank. It leaves quite a bitter aftertaste. This ale is medium-bodied, moderately carbonated, and potent at 11% ABV. Overall, I don't find Hi-Res to be the bitter hop bomb described by others. Rather, it reminds me of Great Lakes' Lake Erie Monster but with all the tastes accentuated and more potent. It is good but I don't buy the hype.

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Photo of do_ob
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft into a snifter. Medium copper in color with about 1 finger of white foam on top. Great clarity, moderate carbonation. Fairly dank nose with notes of bitter hops, pine, grapefruit, mango, candied sugar, and caramel malt. The aroma is a little weak. Lots of bitterness up front on the taste with strong notes of pine and citrus. Levels out a tiny bit as it warms on the palate, but this thing is a hop bomb, plain and simple; probably one of the most bitter IIPAs I've ever had. A good amount of grapefrutiness is in the mix, along with light hints of sweet malt on the finish. A little boozy on the back end, but not too bad. The alcohol is hidden pretty well here. Nice medium body with a lively, semi-creamy mouthfeel.

Overall, pretty darn good. This is a big ol' beer and it makes little attempt to hide it. It's bitter, it's boozy, and it's dank as hell. I think I prefer Resin over this, simply because of it's relative drinkability, but this is indeed a well-crafted beer.

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Photo of BSiegs
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Deep orange/amber in color, extremely clear. Ample white head dissipates fairly quickly with slight retention and lacing. Hop aroma, mostly tropical fruit, citrus, and pine, dominate the aroma. The taste follows and is balanced nicely with some malty sweetness. Body is medium-full with moderate-high carbonation. Finish leaves a lingering bitterness and stickiness. Overall, a very nice IIPA.

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Photo of Bierman9
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a small, 12oz snifter at the Nashua Garden. $3.00 during Happy Hour! ;-)

It is a clear, deep golden-bronze color. Has minimal carbo as well as foam up top. There is simply a smattering of fine, white suds near the rim, with equally scant lacing. Aroma is of rindy citrus and some sweet jam-fruit , like apricot. It is fairly smooth, with your standard medium body.

Taste leads with a touch of toasty malt with ever-so-subtle sweetness. Right behind is the sweetish fruit, apricot and tangerine. Following that, and dominating, are rindy, pithy citrus notes. The finish has bitter piney action which lingers pleasantly. Hard to find the 11% ABV, as well. A solid DIPA. Prosit!

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


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Photo of orangebison
4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2/12/16. Two six oz pours into a teku (not the Mad Scientist one...yet). Light amber in color, perfectly clear. 1/8" white head that quickly fades to the edges. Aroma is tons of caramel and juicy fruits, passionfruit in particular, and hardly any apparent booziness. Taste is super-complex: rich caramel malt, juicy melon, sweet and tart berries, citrus pith. Shades toward grassiness and pine in the finish with just a slight astringency. Still remarkably little booze -- amazing for a >10% beer. Very bright and fruity, with sweetness and bitterness mingling throughout. Medium, resinous body, with a mouth-coating stickiness. One of the smoothest high-octane IPA's I've come across. Extremely intense in flavor but very well-balanced.

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Photo of Beric
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Serving; Can into snifter
Served: 9 February 2016

Appearance: Literally looks like apple juice- pours a deep, almost copper color with a minimal off-white head that struggles for any life at all before collapsing into nothing. Really digging this color.

Smell: Very clean and not much going in, honestly. The beer has a soft hop aroma, with notes of pine and grapefruit and a pinch of tropical hop notes. The hop aroma is quite restrained though. Soft grainy maltiness also present in deep sniffs.

Taste: The first thing I notice with this beer is how masterfully the alcohol is hidden- at a whopping 11%, I can't detect it at all. The beer has a great, sweet malt backbone and a hearty serving of hop flavors. The back end of the sip coats the tongue and demands additional sips.

Mouthfeel: High body with medium carbonation. Great.

Overall: A fantastic beer and one of the best constructed DIPAs I've had recently. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Tonyjenlasc
3.53/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look - Pours a clear, dark golden/copper type color.
Smell - Was expecting more from the nose. Some sweetness, some grapefruit, hints of pineapple maybe and some citrus.
Taste - Dank, pithy grapefruit, some citrus......other then that, its mostly malt sweetness and booze.

Overall - Hard to believe that this beer gets a 92 rating. It's super sweet, super boozy and has a weird lingering bitterness on the back end. Resin absolutely crushes this.

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Photo of zshaft
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

no haze in the pour. very clear. nose of candy and booze. not much head. booze and candy front end followed by sticky hops and very clean finish. pretty dank at the end palate to me but with fruit flavors I can't really place. very good. my fav from six point. better than resin. one of the better trips out there.

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

The 2014 release was probably my favorite release to date. An 11%+ giant that hid the alcohol so well that it could get you in a lot of trouble, and quickly! In 2015 they turned the dial back on the amount of alcohol, yet it was (for me) very present and in your face. This year they kept the alcohol level the same, but as they did in 2014, managed to hide it behind wonderful flavors and aromas. This beer drinks incredibly smoothly, but comes back a lingering and welcome bitterness. The color is my preferred tangerine/orange, and the aromas are only surpassed by the taste.

Like Global Warmer, I very much anticipate the yearly release, and also like Global Warmer, I am 100% satisfied. Six Point has got it goin' on!

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

The beer pours a copper amber color with pretty decent head retention and lacing. The nose is impressive in this bad boy, as I get considerable dry citrus, onion, tropical fruit, graham cracker and white pepper on the nose. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely, and I'm very impressed by how well balanced this beer is. While it's on the sweet side, with some noticeable tropical fruit, the underlying graham cracker flavor, along with the considerable hoppy bitterness, balance that sweetness quite well. Interestingly, while the alcohol is fairly noticeable in this beer, the finish is clean and long, with just a hint of heat from the high abv. Drinkability is so good, that I think you could easily get into trouble drinking this beer. It would be easy to pound down several of these without giving it a lot thought, which probably wouldn't be a good idea.

Delicious beer, and easily the best IPA I've ever had from Sixpoint. Impressive.

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Hi-Res from Sixpoint Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 393 ratings.