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Hi-Res - Sixpoint Brewery

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1,349 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,349
Reviews: 201
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.6%
Wants: 86
Gots: 136 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  11.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerVikingSailor on 01-20-2014)
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3.76/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from can into a snifter

Appearance- The beer pours a nice orange-amber color with a tiny wispy white head. The head fades almost instantly leaving a trace bit of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the brew is super heavy of pine and grapefruit hops. Along with these aromas are some nice sweeter tropical fruit smells with mango, tangerine and papaya all there. Some grassy hops meld with the rest of the hop aromas nicely and with a biscuit and bready aroma creating a base, overall the beer has a nicely hopped and fruity aroma.

Taste – The taste of the brew begins with a fruity flavor with lots of tropical fruits of mango and tangerine. A good deal of grapefruit hop is present from the start with it maintaining a good showing throughout the taste. Some caramel flavors develop soon after the initial taste with them growing stronger in the middle and then fading again at the end. Once the caramel fades the fruity flavors intensity more making up for the loss of the caramel sweetness. A pine hop flavor begins developing more in the middle of the taste with it also joined by some grassy and light earthy hop flavors. The pine and grass increase to the end, with the pine being the more potent of the two. All throughout the taste there is a nice bready base that supports all these nice hop flavors nicely. In the end, a moderate amount of boozy flavors come to the tongue, combining with the sweet, bready and hoppy flavors to leave a nice heavy and warming, slightly resinous IPA flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The beer is on the average side for a brew of 11.1 % in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the higher side for the abv. While the body is fairly nice for the mix of hoppy and sweet, in my opinion the carbonation was a bit too high for a double of its strength, with a slightly lower carbonation likely better for the mix of bread, hop and booze.

Overall – A good tasty brew, but in some ways lesser then resin (even though more potent). I am glad I tried it, but I would likely stick with resin on most accounts as it is more balanced, about as flavorful, lower in abv. and less expensive. But for this one, I must say, if you have not had it then you may want to give it a try for yourself to see what you think.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

A-Clean and clear. The body is a concise orange color. The head is thick and pillowy. Sticky lacing.

S-Hops are pretty pungent. The hoppiness is damp. It doesn't jump out of the glass but when you stick your nose into the glass it attacks your sinuses. They bring forth a mixture of fresh citrus, candied citrus and herbal/oniony hops. Also there is a dense aroma of concentrated caramel and bready malt. Smells like a slightly tamer Devil Dancer by Founders.

T-Aggressive and unique. The hops overwhelm you with a blend of herby onion and candied citrus. The passive-aggressive intensity of the hops almost makes the malt taste off; it tastes like a tangy honey. The hops come off as very sweet to me.

M-Body isn't huge. It isn't even aggressively bitter. I think it could be a bit more bitter. It's pretty hot. It's also resiny. I think it could use some more bubbles too.

O/D-This was an interesting beer. I wasn't very enamored with it. I find this to be a "hate it or love it" brew for most people. Funny enough, I fall in the middle. It's such an extreme beer, with a hedonistic quality to it. One sip I grin, two sips later I grimace. Resin teetered between deliciousness and torture, Hi-Res tripped off that cliff.

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4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can poured into a snifter. Best before 7/12/14 stamped on bottom of can.

A- Pours a slightly hazy amber/ orange with a half finger of white colored head. Some froth and lacing is noted along the sides of the glass.

S- I thought it was going to be aromatic given the initial profile. Some nice citrus aromas are noted, but not as pungent as I expected.

T- Starts off rather sweet before the hop explosion. Notes of piney resin and some citrus are noted in this one, though the pine seems to dominate.

M- Medium bodied, heavily carbonated, bitter with a very dry finish. The 11.1% ABV not really noted at all.

A very nice older brother version of Resin, and one I'm glad I found.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured from the sexy slim can into an Ale glass. Nice head on a beautifully colored beer.

S - Fantastic smell, lots of citrus

T - I love the taste of this beer a lot. But.... and it is only a relative but.... Having tasted Heady Topper just 2 days later.... you can definitely taste the ABV of 11% in Hi-Res. Grapefruit comes through but does not lead to bitterness at all.

M - I am still not sure how to judge this, give me time.

Overall. Simply an awesome beer and at 11% you don't need many to find that nice place.

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The beer is golden with a frothy, off white head. The aroma brings spice, hops, alcohol, malt. Sweet and boozy. Hop resin and juice. Sticky on the palate. Medium bodied, coating the palate. This was just ok. More than a small pour is cloying. I'm glad I shared this a few ways.

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Hi-Res from Sixpoint Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 1,349 ratings.