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Hi-Res - Sixpoint Brewery

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Reviews: 319
Hads: 2,096
Avg: 4.12
pDev: 26.21%
Wants: 181
Gots: 440 | 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 ThomasJ25
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Love the slim can. Not as hot as last year. I feel like they really dialed in the perfect combo and hope they continue to offer a similar recipe going forward.

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Photo of Tuck_leepulin
4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz slim can with a best by date of July 2015 poured into a snifter.

Appearance: Pours an orange amber with 1 finger of head

Smell: Lots of citrus and grapefruit zest

Taste: Smack-you-in-the-face hops with loads of citrus, pine, and earthy hops with sweet malt in the finish along with some medicinal notes

Mouthfeel: Sticky but with with a semi-dry finish

Overall: Just packed full of hop flavor. I did not try last years recipe but this is very delicious. I feel like it is just teetering on the edge of becoming malty and boozy for a DIPA or "IIIPA". But this is fantastic.

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

slim can to snifter , bb10 july 2015 - 2finger fluffy white head settled nice and slow
nice clear golden orange

piney, earthy hops on the nose.almost pungent- some tropical fruits in there

wowzers- packs a punch of hops to the mouth. inital touch to the lips starts of with a bit of juicy fruit sweetness that is CRUSHED by the bitter hop flavor

mouthfeel - nice medium body and good carbonation, definitely sticky, coats the mouth a bit

overall - love THIS DIPA. make em hoppy and im happy

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Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.7/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5


Pours a clear orange body and a thick off white head. Leaves some lace.

Aroma is better to me with the more tropical fruit edge to it. Alcohol and malt are way too present for me. Sweet caramel and toffee. The rest of the hops are orange, floral, minty, pine, and resin.

Has a lot of body to it for a IPA. Lots of bitterness and medium carbonation. Drinks smooth.

A good beer for some food pairing. Much harder to get through a can without it.

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Photo of CraigS119
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Purchased at Total Wine, Tampa for $3.79 single can. That's a lot of money for a can. But anyways. The beer pours an amber color, see-thru, with nice white head. Looks like a Budweiser, tbh. The aromas evolve from pine/resin/hops to sweet grape/apple skins, tropical kiwis, and citrusy clementines. The taste: sweet. pineapple syrupyness and notes of berry come to a clean, bitter finish. The beer is thick and sugary smooth. This beer is damn drinkable- something I would adore in a bar... but a little to sweet for my home beer stock. It balances the high alcohol content with a sucrose surplus, which does two things: masks the abv and makes this beer dangerously easy to knock back. 4.3/5

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Photo of thespaceman
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served on tap at Pies and Pints in Waterbury, CT

Pours a billowing head - beautiful clear amber in color with excellent lacing - smell is of pine oil, citrus and grapefruit - this ones got a nice presence of mango and citrus notes on first sip with just a slight tinge of toasted malt that is immediately muted by the strong hops - mouthfeel is slick like and oily which is fine with me - OVERALL this is a fine double/imperial IPA - drink ability is outstanding with the 10.5% ABV being hidden very well, making this a dangerous one. Excellent complexity between hop flavors. Not sure how it holds up in the can but this beer on tap is a sure fire winner in my book.

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Photo of smcolw
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The barkeeper needs to make two pours to settle the head. Leaves a wide ring of lace on the initial sip. The color is light amber and nearly clear.

Grapefruit and pine resin are the predominate aromas.

The smell stretches through the taste. There's also an oily high-alcohol malt base. You know you're drinking a big beer. Rich body with an equally low carbonation level.

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Photo of craftbeersweden
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear, orange colored beer with a whithe, one finger high head.

Nose: Tropical fruit, orange, pine, sweet caramel malt, grapefruit and mango.
Taste: As the nose, tropical fruit, caramel, floral hops, pine, resin and grapefruit.
Body: Medium body with crisp carbonation. Creamy, oily texture. Bitter ending.

Just a great beer!

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

Serving: 355 mL can poured into an IPA glass (can stamped "BB09JUL2015").

Appearance: Deep, clear amber gold with a lush head of white foam and visible carbonation. Light but persistent lacing.

Smell: Full aroma tropical fruit, pine and dank hops rounded out by malty sweetness.

Taste: Very balanced malt body, modest caramel sweetness and layers of juicy hop flavor: grapefruit, passion fruit, apricot, pine sap, black pepper and earthy spice.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with lively, moderate carbonation. Hints at being syrupy and alcoholic but avoids feeling too big.

Overall: At once both big and boozy, while still balanced and drinkable. Plenty of nice hop flavors and aromas in an unassumingly potent package.

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Photo of cambabeer
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

nice hop and alcohol aroma. Balanced with the malty and hoppy resin and chewiness. Somewhat spicy, both from the booze and from the hops. There's some sweetness in there as well. Overall a really good beer. Really good.

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Photo of Beer4Baltimore
4.57/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Looks amber and syrupy with a thin little head and few bubbles but there's something about it that says just wait it's coming. Smells of wet pine but not overpowering. Taste is an explosion of pine tree sap that wallops the back of your throat. Feels smooth and travels well but it is just a little bit boozy in the aftertaste.
Overall it's kickass good with the piney bite I like.

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Photo of Pourharddrinkslow
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Look: In a word, gorgeous. Clean golden color with just a hint of amber to darken it up.

Smell: Honestly, right now my allergies are awful so it's hard for me to give an accurate assessment. I smell very mild hops and a subtle sweetness.

Taste: A very balanced DIPA in my opinion. As it hit my lips, I got that subtle sweetness I sensed in the smell; maybe grapefruit; not as simple as a lemon or orange flavor. As soon as I swallowed I was left with a perfect balance of hops and malt. It would really be unfair to single out and analyze the hop and malt profiles separately because they compliment each other so well that the tastes sort of just blend together.

Feel: Super smooth, dangerously drinkable

Overall: Excellent beer if you can find it. The taste and mouthfeel are the real stars here, but those are the most important characteristics for a beer, in my opinion!

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Photo of HoppinDad
4.89/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Oh my God! They improved on an already amazing beer. Kudos Six Point. The nose slaps you with citrus, malt and alcohol. Totally inviting you in. The first sip amazes you with the sheer hoppyness of it along with the malt and alcohol flavor as it fills your mouth. A real nice citrus flavor profile abounds this beer. I'm lost in it. The mouth feel is silky and smooth. I could really drink this beer fast but that would be a crime. Savor this one hop heads.

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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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Hi-Res from Sixpoint Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 319 ratings.