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Hi-Res - Sixpoint Brewery

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Ratings: 1,471
Reviews: 230
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.6%
Wants: 108
Gots: 193 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Tried this side by side with Resin. Both are equally deserving of poop. This one is more fruity, less piney, but still way out whack. I combined half Resin and half Hi-Res in a glass and that balanced out the pine/fruit somewhat, but still has this greasy alcoholic weirdness to it. No thank you, SIxpoint. I'll stick with Bengali Tiger and Sweet Action.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer's color is a dark yellow-orange, darker in its body almost to the point of brown in its depths. It's murky and clouded yet still has some shine to it. The yellow-tinted head tops off just over half a finger in height but sustains itself well, eventually forming a thick foam. Lacing is creamy, a ring at the top followed by a mix of spotting and patching connected by some thinner webbing.
A big hit of hops pours into the nostrils immediately. it's piney and resinous without stinging, though there's some alcoholic bite. It's well balanced and evened out not only by a touch of caramel from malts, but a juicy citrus zest and some herbal notes also derived from the hops. It's a bit spicy as well.
Malts and hops come out together on the tongue along with the alcohol; nothing vies for dominance, but after the malts fall back they allow the hops to take center stage, as it should be. There's a little more leaf and pith, and the malts at the start are a little sugary. It may actually be how they integrate with certain aspects of the hops in the overall profile, giving a bit of candied dry fruits, both orange and a little tropical. A little pith and more spiciness come out in a full finish.
The body has a strong, crisp bite while also being quite creamy on the tongue. It gets a bit slick in the back, but it has a nice texture all the way, excellent most of the way.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can into a snifter

A: Deep, tangerine/ candy like orange. Really cool hue to to it. Nice off-white head recedes kind of fast.

S: Intense citrus: mango, grapefruit, some peach. Smells amazing.

Taste: Mango and peach; sweet hop juice. Some slight toffee malt but this thing really is bursting with tropical hop flavor. Slight burn from the alcohol. The peach and mango really stand out to me.

M: This isn't an enamel stripping, IPA, it's pretty drinkable. Pretty boozy yet light for an imperial IPA.

O: I love the citrus hop taste of this beer, but really can't justify $11 for 4 12 oz. cans...6 would have been more fair. That said, definitely try this if you're looking to shell out. It's a solid DIPA that I would love to try on draft.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can poured into tulip, best by 7/12/14.

Appearance- Very nice, looks as though i've poured some sort of honey into my glass, lovely head, making me salivate.

Aroma- Pineapple, mango, papaya, green tea herbalness, earth, grapefruit, bergamot, sweet tarts, sweet, juicy smell. Can't wait to taste.

Taste- Same as above, finishes like hop juice. Like liquid hop candy. Pilsner maltiness, some honey, herbal finish, lots of bitter hoppiness sticking around.

Mouthfeel- as expected, Big, juicy feel, coats the toung with flavor. Delicious indeed.

Overall- As advertised, this beer DOES go up to 11 for sure. A must try if you like big, strong, hoppy ipa's. After drinking resin year round, this will be a treat to look forward to each january. And I'm sure that the open-minded brewers and staff at sixpoint wont't hesitate to tweak the recipie, need be. Looking forward to seeing you next year, big bro.

Hi-Res from Sixpoint Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 1,471 ratings.