Hi-Res | Sixpoint Brewery

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Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Photo of Jeffo
3.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this one in Buffalo this past summer.

From a can into a snifter
IBU: 115
SRM: 11
Drunk right after Resin

APPEARANCE: Pours a two finger, looser, foamy, off-white head with good retention. Clear rust orange in color with no carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a foamy cap and clings to the sides of the glass. A splotchy wisp remains until the end leaving decent lacing as the glass empties. Same as Resin but a touch darker.

SMELL: Caramel, pine, citrus and loads of alcohol. Some honeydew as well, but really boozy and alcoholic.

TASTE: Like the nose, this is the same as Resin but much boozier. The alcohol kind of dominates from start to finish. There’s still some pale and caramel malt sweetness up front and lots of piney hops at the swallow. Big and lingering finish here as well, with lots of sweet melon and caramel, piney notes, citrus and lemon flavor. Lots of bitterness and alcohol linger on the palate.

PALATE: Medium – fuller body and carbonation. A touch foamy on the palate, goes down fine and finishes slightly dry. Lots of alcohol and bitterness lingers. Much hotter than Resin.

OVERALL: This is a good beer but very bitter and boozy. There’s more than enough character in the beer to still make in enjoyable, however. As far as IPAs go, I think I’d take Resin over this one, but this is certainly a fun pair and I’m glad I got to try them back to back. Lots of similar hop character but this one is, as I kind of expected, a little bridge too far for the style. Still worth checking out if you like the style. This is a better huge IPA than Dogfish Head 120 min, for example.

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

I live in Boston but had to go below the Mason Dixon to find this badboy. Tallboy poured into a pint glass at Tattooed Moose in Charleston, SC. The first 5/5 I've given on BA. I thought Puff was my holy grail but this blew it out of the water. I'm writing this with 2/3 of my glass untouched. Next level Triple IPA, try it if you can find it.

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Photo of Samlover55
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can into tulip
BB 8/19/16
L- hazy dark honey capped by thin white head
S- citrus, pine
T- caramel malt, followed by tropical fruity lemon-lime citrus, with a big citrussy hoppy finish along with slight piney-ness
F- light-medium bodied, big boozy feel
O- this is Resin with some more alcohol, and less pine. I'll go with Resin in the future... however the aftertaste does pick it up a bit

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Hi-Res brewed by Sixpoint Brewery, with an 10.50% ABV. This American Double/Imperial IPA pours out a deep golden amber color with a small white head. The smell of Hi-Res is rich with the bitterness of hops. You also pick up on grins and malts, in the smell of this brew. The smell is vary inviting . The head to this brew goes away fast, not saying that is a bad thing. Now for the taste it is , bold with flavors. You first pick up on the hops in this brew . Then a nice mild smoothness of grins and malts. The end and aftertaste of Hi-res is nice and clean. There is a lot going on in Hi-Res this brew is really refreshing . It is really hard to pick up on the 10.50% ABV in this brew, it is just that smooth. There is nothing overpowering about Hi Res , it has a decent balance to it. The mouthfeel of Hi Res is Hops, Bold , Rich, Clean, and Smooth. Overall I'm giving Hi-Res a 4.75 out of 5. I would buy this brew again. Sixpoint Brewery, did a real nice job with this one. If you are into hoppy flavored brew this one is for you.

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Photo of Caveworm
4.72/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Hi-Res | Sixpoint Brewery. Poured from the can into a pint glass, this beer's head is 1 and a half finger thick, with solid lacing, and a clear medium fading into light golden amber body.

Smells like an agnry barrage of hops, ready to get violent the second things go onto my tongue. DON'T piss off these hops!!!

I taste a fairly assertive blend of pine,citrus, mango, and pineapple types of hops, all bound together and driven home by the crispy, buttery malt backbone. With the IBU's up there for this beer, this needed a malt blance to deliver and this most certainly does. I'm really not getting any off-tastes or boozy flavors here either.

Hi=Res' mouthfeel, to me, is medium with mild carbonation. Clean and surprisingly smooth.

I'll rate Hi-Res | Sixpoint Brewery with an overall 4.75. What DIPA this sure is; I'm still digging the ultra-smooth finish on this. Certainly worth picking up.

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

Another really good beer from Sixpoint. Nice strong, fruity, bitter, piney, and sweet beer that hides it's high ABV. Nice note of citrus and pine in both the taste and smell. Great lacing left behind.

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Photo of pants678
4.44/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright orange, white foam.

Particularly hoppy, pine.

Simcoe or chinook I think is the bittering hop. Not heavy on citrus, but a blend of fruit and pine. Reminds me of Brown Shugga and DFH's 120. Honey sorta sweet and really bread/biscuity. The high ABV's not apparent.

No complaints with texture.

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Photo of SaltofOH
3.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can BB Aug 18 2016. DFH Tulip.

Appearance: Pours a clear light copper with one finger white head that quickly recedes to a thin skim. Virtually no carbonation, an occasional little lazy bubble pokes up. No lacing, fair retention.

Smell: Massive resiny hoppiness, and some slightly sweet, white bread malt. A friend gave me this can seven weeks ago, shame on me for not drinking it sooner. There’s a little tropical there, but not quite what I expected. Somewhat floral. It doesn’t seem as sweet or as floral as I remember Resin.

Taste: Slightly sweet on the arrival, with some alcohol and hop; alcohol and hop bitterness across mid-palate, and then a firm, but not overpowering lingering hop bitterness. Although this rates out at 115 IBUs, I’ve had lower IBU beers that seemed more bitter. Extreme hoppiness lingers, though, that’s for sure.

Mouthfeel: Heavier side of midweight, it feels heavy/flabby. Fairly slick, with really low carbonation.

Overall: Glad I tried it, but perhaps I sat on it too long; it just doesn’t live up to the hype for me, and it’s not as good as Resin. Too heavy, too hoppy, too sweet, too slick. If I wanted those things, I’d have a barleywine; at least then I’d get some real malt complexity. This is just a syrupy hop bomb. Will not be buying again. It satisfies the style perfectly well, but it’s not my style. I’ve had DIPAs that delivered more aroma and more drinkability.

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Photo of brewskifan55
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a taster glass. Thanks, Cam and Alejandra.

A: A bright cooper/gold blend with half finger white head that lingered.

S: Pine resin, tropical fruits (mango and guava), light malt.

T: Follows nose with a nice piney punch, low bitterness and fruitiness balanced with bready malts.

M: Medium with medium, creamy carbonation.

O: Just a shade under Sixpoint Resin in taste, IMO. A terrific DIPA.

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Photo of 98green
3.69/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can to snifter. Look is dark amber and clear. Not much in the smell at all. Maybe some mango and sweet malt. Taste is similarly mild. Bitter hits the front of the palate, but fades quick and is run over by sweet malt. The malt doesn't linger, so I wouldn't go so far as saying malt bomb. The booziness is present, and I did enjoy that. Overall not my favorite. I much prefer Resin in fact compared to this one

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Photo of tbryan5
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up while in Florida. A good Imperial IPA but honestly I was expecting a little more balance. Yes, it had a good hop profile but it seemed just a tad malty to me. Maybe I had an older can. I will have to give this another shot.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Brilliant copper with a 1” off-white to cream colored foam cap that is sticky and lacy.
S: Resin, citrus, fruit.
T: Dry, malty, fruity, tropical fruit, hints of pear, some astringency on the finish mixed with spices suggesting cola or cardamom. Complex layered flavors with a trace of tea. Light alcohol flavors. The bitterness is a tea type bitterness.
F: Medium body and carbonation, slightly warming.
O: A big, easy to drink DIPA.

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Photo of DaltonCastle
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L- Looks a bright orange with very little head. Very west coast looking

S- Very tropical and citrus forward.

T- Tastes of tropical fruit along with a very sweet but not cloying malt. Slightly boozy

F- Full bodied with a hint of alcohol sweetness

O- Good triple IPA. Close to the edge of complete sweetness but does not fall over the ledge.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.62/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It was a source of irritation for me, when it was first released earlier this year, that none of it made its way to LanCANster, forcing me to go to PHL just to have some on draft out of a sense of FOMO. Since then, it has (at least) returned to PHL in CANs, so I snapped one up in furtherance of The CANQuest (tm).

From the Slimline CAN: "Beer Is Culture"; " ... Once our eyes were opened to the potential of the hop cone, we couldn't be stopped. With a laser focus, we magnified the hop factor, and pushed the boundaries of flavor, aroma, and perception itself to create HI-RES. It's Mad Science.": "Please keep refrigerated. This ale was dry-hopped with fresh hops."; "Beer for Beasts"; "Please Recycle".

I Crack!ed it open & had an eargasm listening to it since the CANticipation was so Hi. I gave it a gentle Glug since, although it was quite fresh, the idea of "dry -hopped with fresh hops" gave me pause. An in-glass swirl raised a brief finger of foamy, light-tan head with limited retention that quickly reverted to wisps. Color was Amber to Deep-Amber/Light-Copper (SRM = > 9, < 13) while the CAN reads: "11 SRM". Ha! Nose had a sweet booziness that was a reminder of its inherent power. Warming, it took on a dank cattiness underlain by a caramel malt sweetness. Mouthfeel was slick, silky smooth & dangerously drinkable. Holy Mild, Batman! It was less hot and boozy than the nose had led me to expect & it was not all that hoppy, either. The CAN read "115 IBU" so either my palate had been shocked into being insensate (quite possible) or it was just really well-hidden. The booziness kind of put me in mind of malt liquor, though. There was no getting around the fact that this was a big beer in a small CAN. Warming almost to room temperature, it was really getting a catty dankness to its flavor. There was now no question that hops played a large part in the production of this beer. My eyes were slightly watery & I could not tell if it was due to seasonal allergies or to the inherent heat of this beer. Phew! My sinuses began to fill with the smell and heat of this one to the point that almost nothing else was perceptible. In the interim, I began to get sleepy, like it was some sort of mellow tea. If you have ever made hops tea, you will know from whence I speak. It is the most calming, relaxing tea that I have ever drank & this beer both tasted & acted like that. Finish was (surprisingly) semi-dry, as opposed to full-on, gaspingly dry, with a mild bitterness that was more herbal than bitter.

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Photo of TBoneJones
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Fruity bouquet, tropical, sweet fruit-punchy hops and nice honey malt touch. Nicely blended DIPA. Not resinous but fruit-laden with red tropical fruit flavors and hints of other citrus peel. Sweet but solid, with drinkability high for the strength.

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Photo of Beermeister69
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I love it , slap you in the face hop flavor with a strong grapefruit taste. It stays with you a long time and the flavor keeps coming .
It drinks well but 3 or 4 and your ready for bed . They are potent at 11% Abv . So drink easy and enjoy it's a great beer

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Photo of Grindelvasdrum
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On draft at local establishment.
A-Beautiful burnt orange, almost no head, pretty lacing.
S-Citrus, floral, pine
T-Wonderful bitter citrus peel that endures, plenty of sweet
fruit medley on the finish, some alcohol notes.

M-Nice carbonation, creamy, just a bit of alcohol burn.
O-Nice sipping IPA with plenty of flavor to savor.

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Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pretty damn solid. Just a little potent on the alcohol feel, but not nearly as much as one might expect with such a high ABV. Very reminiscent to a West Coast style IPA. An impressive effort in the Imperial IPA genre.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.8/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Best before date of August 18th, 2016

Appearance - Pours clear and bright golden orange in color with a sandstone, near two-finger width head. Fair retention, breaking down to a thin, consistent layer of suds across the surface. A good amount of lacing, with broken sheets and a few spots here and there.

Smell - Juicy aroma with notes of mango and lesser grapefruit, along with underlying pine. Also intertwined is a strong, sweet peach-like stone fruit note.

Taste - Follows the nose. Unusually sweet with mango and peachy character, backed by some bitterness hitting on grapefruit and lesser pine dank. Generic bready malts and a touch of caramel can be found deep in the background. Finishes semi-sweet, with a bit of astringency from the booze.

Mouthfeel - Full-bodied with moderate, tingly carbonation. A touch sticky, then a bone dry finish.

Overall - Unusually sweet with the peachy notes, and not really my cup of tea. I'm not big on mango forward IPA's, either. It's well made, and I appreciate the uniqueness, but nothing I'd be interested in buying again.

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Photo of hardy008
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear dark gold to light amber color with a white two finger head, with nice retention and lacing. The aroma has grapefruit, mango, and pine.

Tastes much like it smells with grapefruit, mango, pine, and there is a lot of sweet malt. There is no alcohol taste, which is amazing for a 10.8 % abv beer.

Medium bodied with spot on carbonation. There is a grapefruit and sweet malt aftertaste. Nicely made.

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

Energy drink-looking can into an oversized tulip. Sixpoint knows how to stand out from the crowd. What they don't know how to do is put a damn brewed on date on their cans. Bastards.

Copper liquid with perfect clarity. Frothy head and plentiful lace. Great to look at. 5

Not a ton in the aroma but there is a light and seductive melon and floral aroma. I love melon and I'm getting it here. Want more though. Gimme some mo. Detect some booze too. Guess that comes with the territory on a ten fidy ABV DIPA. 3.75

Hmmm... Barleywine is that you? Pretty malt-forward and caramelly. Still getting that melon and floral bouquet flavor. Bitter and resinous flavors hit late. Seriously though, this tastes like an american barleywine. Lots of malt and caramel. 3.5

It's got the bitterness and resin of an IPA and some floralness and fruitiness. And it's also got a big caramel, bread and sweetness to it. If I tasted this blind I'd think American Barleywine more than DIPA but I guess it all depends what one is used to. 3.5

I'm in that camp that finds Sixpoint beers passable in general but never spectacular and I always puzzle at the buzz they have. I always attribute it to the marketing and presence they have, which is pretty on point.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - The beer looks beautiful. Copper, clear, with cascading carbonation dancing within. Off white head, lacing to all get out. What's not to like?

S - Hops all over, hints of tropical fruit, mango and passionfruit, pine and a hint of floral and herbs.

T - Powerful front of fruit and pine, malt present in the middle, offering a honeyed note, before the close, which is strongly bitter.

M - The brutish hop drying is scrubbed by that bright carbonation, but builds, crunchy and taxing.

O - This is one big hop hit. Bitter, yes, and a wrecker. But still tasty and offering a deep, full range of hop notes, from floral aromas and tropical fruit flavors, to the rough and tumble close. Very good.

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Photo of dajerzy52
4.54/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured into a tulip glass 1 inch of pure white head
S: malty sweetness candied citrus
T: candied apricots citrus hops malt with a piney resin and a hint of alcohol on the finish

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Photo of jwc215
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz. can - part of 4-pack:

Pours deep golden. A thin white head leaves spotted lacing.

The smell is citric (grapefruit/orange) - some pine - some caramel.

The taste is of citrus (grapefruit/orange). Big bitterness with a peak through of caramel sweetness. Slight alcohol shows - but well-covered for the abv level. It has a spicy hop-forward finish.

It has a chewy full body.

A huge DIPA - very hoppy with caramel bringing the hops together. A hop-forward sipper.

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Photo of russpowell
3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a chill-hazed honey color with fingers of ivory colored head. Drops bright, great lacing and pretty good head retention

S: Grapefruit & just a little lemon

T: Grapefruit, pine & a little breadyness, plus mango up front. More grapefruit as this warms, some bready sweetness & pineyness. Pineyness, grapefruit & dryness rule in the finish

MF: Medium body, firm carbonation with nice balance

Easy to drink despite ABV, not a world beater, but a super solid DIPA

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