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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

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Photo of barsonthetrak
5/5  rDev +21.1%
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 G-Spot
5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Amazingly smooth and fruity beer. Cool packaging and suprising pint content in this good looking can. It also has a surprisingly low or rather undistinguished alcohol profile, not sure how that was achieved, really impressed. Sharp flavors, crisp beer and a punch of hops.
Bon boulot Sixpoint!!

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Photo of dorosjim
5/5  rDev +21.1%
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 Jagzfan86
5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Incredibly hoppy without the overpowering malt and alcohol flavors that most Double IPAs take on. This is most impressive considering this beer clocks in at 10.5% ABV.

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Photo of Beef_Curtains
4.97/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

tried the 2015 batch on tap and loved it. Smells like a hurricane of citrusy greatness and the taste only expands on that. One of the best DIPAs I've ever had.

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Photo of Shroombe
4.96/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Absolutely in love with this concoction.

Punches you in the cosmic center and shakes up your world, deceptive in power.

I have one canned brew of this left which I cherish. I hope this comes available in my area again soon because this is hands down the best IPA I have ever tasted.

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Photo of GHow
4.96/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Clear dark yellow distilled appearance (with lingering lacing.) Charismatic hoppy aroma followed by a HOPS-RES flavorful taste with only a slight bite feel after the swallow. This may be a deal breaker for a PORTER follower but for a HOP lover its OUTSTANDING. SixPoint become my GO TO!

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Photo of Homers_Beer_Odyssey
4.96/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

APPEARANCE - 3-finger head that lasts. Lacing that sticks to the glass. Light, clear, foamy, amber-orange.

AROMA/SCENT - Hops, tropical fruit, citrus, pine.

TASTE - Hops, bitter, sweet, pine, citrus, fruit, apple.

MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Some carbonation. Smooth, creamy, dry, lingering, astringent, clean, light, crisp, refreshing. ABV near-invisible.

VALUE - 4-pack of 12-oz. cans for $12.99. An absolute steal.

OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - Maybe the best beer I've ever had. Would love to suck down the whole 4-pack, though you'd need EMS standing by.

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Photo of oldn00b
4.96/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This beer blew me away. It's the best thing I've had from Sixpoint and can't wait for it to come back. It's huge, tons of hop notes of every kind - citrus, floral, bitter all collide.

It is a touch boozy at 10.5% but the alcohol adds a touch of sweetness. This is a fantastic beer, best I've had in the style that I can remember. I can't wait until this comes back again. Don't change a thing on this one Sixpoint, I know how you like to tinker and improve!

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Photo of JMScowcroft
4.94/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sixpoint Brewery - Hi-Res, poured into a DFH Spiegelau IPA glass.

Look - Pours clear copper amber with a massive soapy head that retains well. Great looking filtered DIPA/TIPA. Exceptional lacing. Perfect.

Smell - Resiny and hoppy with some sweet malt. A tiny bit of an alcohol burn in the nose. Well blended aromatics.

Taste - Full flavored resiny with sugary malt backbone almost maple. Big beer, this is a great example of how a "triple" IPA can actually taste good.

Mouthfeel - Dry and drinkable. Barely any booziness. Sticky malt coating. Full bodied with low carbonation. On the mark here as well.

Overall - Best TIPA thus far.

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Photo of BeerLover99
4.91/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: glistening orange marmalade, finger off white head
stunning web

S: Lush forest of stunning pine
HUGE citrus blast (mango, pineapple, grapefruit).

T: same as the nose, firm malt balance, long bitter resin finish

M: heavy/med body, uber oily/sticky mouth

O: One of the most amazing beer experiences I have
had in ages! Already highly rated Sixpoint (very underrated
brewery in my humble opinion). Hopheads SEEK this out.
[rarely give 5s for anything, but is a divine.]
Much praise to Shane Welch + the Sixpoint crew for this beer.


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Photo of gigaknight
4.9/5  rDev +18.6%
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 HoppinDad
4.89/5  rDev +18.4%
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 Karl_M
4.84/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Clean and crisp pour with a tight head that laces off to the collar revealing a bright deep golden hue with hints of Amber that is crystal clear and very appealing.

The nose is subdued and bears a hint of earthy Belgian characters that waft in and out of notice.

The full body of this brew rips across the palate with a sweet and complex but easy character of spice, citrus, pine, and must. Honey and caramel notes linger long on the finish as the core of citrusy pithiness holds strong to deliver a solid triple.

This is not syrupy but very warming. The beer is almost as easy drinking as any sessionable IPA around but the 10% eventually comes through to remind you that this is a serious beer with serious levels of goodness not to be taken lightly.

The difference in formulations from last year to today are quickly forgotten or at least forgiven.

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Photo of Hourglass
4.81/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A. Golden color with a hint of haze. Nice head with resiny sticky brussels lace that takes a scrubby to get it off the glass.
S. Wow. In your face juicy hop burst, guessing, citra, galena, centennial....amazingly fresh!
T. Sweet maltiness with huge citrus notes and alcohol warming.
M. Thick full body very smooth, honeyish.
O. Leave it to Six point to creat a numericaly balanced double ipa 11.1ABV 111IBU's with an SRM of 11. If you are a hop head an appreciate the ABV this is for you.

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Photo of Beglane
4.79/5  rDev +16%
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 BillBabbitt
4.76/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Doesn't have the crystal clarity of some ales, but it makes up for it in every other respect. A nice white head with a resin aroma. The initial impression is somewhat akin to sipping a very smooth bourbon. A truly balanced IPA. With 111 IBU's it might seem a little intimidating, but the smooth, balanced bitterness hits exactly the right note for me. This is a Top 10 beer for me. I went to the store looking for Bell's Hop Slam, but they were sold out. The owner put me onto Hi-Res. Thank you! Great recommendation.

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Photo of rogerdandy
4.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

As an IPA lover I found this beer to be as near a "hop liqueur" as you could get and still be considered a beer, that said a marvelous one. Another one I wish I could find more easily but, perhaps, the lack of availability is what keeps these beer special.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bought on-line

12 oz. Can

Pours a very nice, hazy yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy two-finger, which also leaves some very nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, slight malt note, very citrusy, with some nice diesel/dank. The taste is very nice hoppy, slight malt, citrusy, very nice diesel. Medium body, with a very nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, this is a very tasty brew. Surprised me, nicely done.

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Photo of Beer_Sherman
4.74/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A- an apricot like color causing a very appealing appearance.

S- exotic like fruits with the apparent musk of hop resin.

T- Honestly, it tastes dangerously good. One does not get a boozy like taste even though it stands at an 11% abv. A very sweet malt comes to mind when tasting this beer.

M-Because of the 111 IBU's it is obviously going to be very hoppy and bitter. A very bitter and enjoyable finish.

O- For the 11.1% alcohol content, it is a incredibly fascinating beer. I think it hides the alcohol very well. The hops and malt blend so well together for such a sweet taste with hints of different light fruits. Incredibly smooth. Will be recommending to others.

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Photo of MightyMonk
4.74/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Beautiful amber colored clear perfection with a matching white 3 finger head. Bravo!
Citrus aroma and pleasant malty undertones.
Sweet start with wonderful citrus notes and noticeably bitter end with much warming booze.
This is truly an exceptional imp ipa
New favorite. Well done Sixpoint!

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Photo of templar316
4.73/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours an orange amber with bright gold highlights and two fingers of off white head. Great citrus nose; candy oranges and lime sours. Malty sweetness upfront is swept into a blast of citrus hops giving a great lingering finish. Reminds me of rock candy, starburst, and sour patch kids. There's grapefruit, lemondrops, and the alcohol is dangerously concealed. Almost non existent. A world class beer from Sixpoint!

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Photo of mgizzi
4.73/5  rDev +14.5%
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 Caveworm
4.72/5  rDev +14.3%
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 BurgeoningBrewhead
4.71/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Another slightly sought-after DIPA that I'm happy to have found...thanks to my awesome girlfriend for picking it up!
Poured into snifter; translucent orange, a little amber, with a nice white head that fades after a bit into a thin ring of foam with some fine coating on top.
Smell is awesome; dank, tropical fruit, sweet citrus. Just the kind of DIPA I love.
Taste...damn. Big tropical fruit, sweet citrus, pineapple, mango, tangerine, lots of sweetness. Hefty dose of bitterness as well to back it up, which keeps the finish clean and incredibly light for 11.1%.
Mouthfeel is relatively full and sticky, but the bitterness cleans it off nicely.
Overall, this is an excellent DIPA. Perfectly done in the currently popular style of fruit-forward, light-bodied, high-abv, sweetness, etc. Awesome.

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