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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 UCLABrewN84
3.97/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by 8/19/16.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, candied citrus zest, grapefruit juice, and tropical fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with tropical fruit, citrus zest, and grapefruit juice flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a nice mix of citrus and tropical hop characteristics all around.

Serving type: can.

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Photo of metter98
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is hazy light amber orange in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of tropical fruits are present in the nose—mangos and passionfruit seem to stand out in particular.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has lots of mango flavors along with notes of passionfruit and a light to moderate amount of hop bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has very nice aromas and flavors of tropical fruits and is rather drinkable considering its strength because little if any traces of alcohol are perceptible in the taste. There are also enough hops in this to keep the malts from being sweet and sticky.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Emerging from the shadows of its little brother, Hi Res kicks off with a high octane IPA that hides its strength deceptively well.

Jumping out of the chute, the ale pours with a bright, and only mildly hazy medium gold color with straw-like highlights near the edges. It releases a strong white foam cap rather quickly as the beer's sprite carbonation springs into action, keeping its head replenished through its final sips. Broken rings of lace denote each sip as they cling to the glass while the beer falls.

Bright and juicy, the beer's scent is zesty with a medley of citrus and tropical fruit; ripe and vibrant. Its "honey-dipped" sweetness has a tone that gives its fruit character a plumper or richer character. Faintly herbal and sprucy, the beer's hop character continues to shine- easily out dueling its spicy alcohol notes.

To taste, much of that bright, juicy and ripe fruit flavor is a seamless continuation of its aroma. As its malt sweetness deliver a thin caramel and honey flavor to the front of the mouth, its tangy fruitiness tempers the malt in the middle. Red grapefruit, tangerine, kumquats, pineapple, mango and apricot round out that mix of citrus and tropical fruit flavor that gives the taste the bulk of its life. Morphing smoothly into a pleasant herbal and sprucy finish, the ale's taste dries beautifully for a clean and incredibly smooth bitterness to close.

Medium bodied, the ale registers lighter than most Imperial IPA because of its classic dryness, its dedicated focus on hop flavor and bitterness and its dry malt backbone. Its early sweetness dries wonderfully into malty-dry structures in finish. Its smooth bitterness resist any vegetative qualities or astringency as the ale becomes seductively easy to drink. Its balance gets a boost from seemingly citric acidity and a minerally/salty brine quality.

Even with its elevated alcohol, Hi Res avoids the solventy and spicy acetone flavors (furniture polish-like) that emit from the bitterness and alcohol of standard Resin. Here, the malt balances out those attributes but without becoming unnecessarily sweet. Sixpoint is certainly on their way to IPA perfection!

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Photo of brentk56
3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a clear copper color; the head builds nicely and does a great job sticking around and lacing the glass

Smell: Floral, tropical and dank, the beer wafts resinous pine and crystallized sugar

Taste: The sugary malts are powerful, on the front end, laying down a sweet base of caramel; hop resins punch forward, creating a pine cone layer that competes with the sweet malts; neither side can claim victory in the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and sticky, with moderate carbonation

Overall: As I feared when I smelled the aroma, this is going to be a DIPA that pleases those who like sticky DIPAs but, as I prefer the malt base to be more muted, this is not really a fit for my palate

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Photo of kojevergas
2.94/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cutely slender 12 fl oz gold aluminum can acquired as part of a boxed 4-pack at a local bottle shop earlier today and served into a Pinthouse Pizza conical pint glass in low altitude Austin, Texas. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given its current 93 rating as well as the many recent threads about it in the forums. 11.1% ABV confirmed. 111 IBU. 11 SRM. Dry hopped. Reviewed as an imperial IPA; no style is indicated on the label (in annoyingly classic Sixpoint fashion).

Served cold - straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.

Pours a one finger wide head of white colour. Okay thickness and creaminess. Complexion is nothing to write home about. The consistency isn't all that even. Even tilting the glass, I can't get any lacing to cling to the sides of the glass. Head retention is above average considering the 11.1% ABV - about 3-4 minutes.

Body colour is a predictable clear translucent copper of average vibrance. It's a clean appearance; no sediment or yeast particles are visible. Appears adequately carbonated.

Overall, it's standard fare for an imperial IPA. Certainly not unique or special. There are no egregious flaws here, but the appearance isn't getting me all that excited to try it.

Sm: Seems heavy on the pale malts for an imperial IPA. There's some sweet caramalt in there too. The malty sweetness overrides any hop bitterness, but I have to wonder at what cost; this almost seems cloying. I detect some warm boozy tropical fruit character - tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple (ugh), and passionfruit. I have a personal distaste for pineapple in an (imperial) IPA, so I'm a bit turned off. Hopwise, there's also some floral and resinous character. I'm not thrilled by the choices of ingredients here; the hop profile isn't really that attractive to me personally and the apparent sweetness suggests an overabundance of malts. It's loaded with sticky residual sugars and candied character. I'm anticipating a sticky syrupy boozy mess.

No yeast character is detectable. The aroma is strong overall.

T: Sticky, syrupy, boozy mess? Not quite. But damn close. It's not quite as cloying as anticipated, but boy are there a crapload of pale malts and caramalts dumped in there needlessly. The hop profile is dominated by stickly warm boozy tropical fruit notes, the strongest of which is tangerine. I also get a bit of grapefruit, orange, pineapple (ugh), and a more vague fruit - maybe mango or passionfruit. Resinous. I taste honey in there somewhere. Feels candied as hell. I will say it does a decent job at concealing its ABV; I'd guess it was about 10% if I drank this blind.

No yeast character comes through.

It's imbalanced as hell. Frankly it's something of a boozy mess. The build isn't gestalt, nor is it particularly cohesive. Average intensity and duration of flavour. Shallow depth of flavour. Lacks any subtlety, intricacy, or nuance whatsoever. I guess it has decent complexity, but it's far from carefully and intelligently brewed. I'm not a big fan.

Mf: Sticky and syrupy. Boozy. Medium-bodied. Filling. Pretty thick, but not too viscous I suppose. Overcarbonated. Lightly oily. It does have some subtle dryness which works really well. Wet. Unrefreshing. It's moderately weighty. Subpar presence on the palate. The texture only loosely supports the taste; it's far from custom-tailored specifically to the flavours here.

Not astringent, harsh, gushed, or rough.

Dr: I was all ready to love this, but was disappointed after trying it. This beer feels really thrown together. It also has some characteristics I just plain don't personally like in an (imperial) IPA, namely the pineapple notes, stickiness, booziness, and lack of balance. This is a messy brew that'll you get drunk, but beyond that I can't recommend it. I'm a bit taken aback by its current 93 rating, but I recognize most reviewers may not place as much importance on balance in imperial IPAs as I do. That said, it's surprisingly downable for its high ABV; I mean this is far from a sipper, and I could see myself easily downing an entire 4 pack inside an hour and half. That's saying something at 11.1%.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.91/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Can: Poured a hazy super bright orangey color ale with a large pure white foamy head with great retention and some excellent lacing. Aroma of resinous hops with light citrus notes is quite intense. Taste is also dominated by resinous, citrus and huge floral hoppy notes. The malt backbone can be distinguished with quite a bit of residual sugars. Body is full with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. I really enjoyed the hops assault on this monster but this beer would be better with a little bit less sweetness.

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Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got in a BIF from Roguer. 12 ounce can into tulip glass, best before 7/12/2017. Pours fairly crystal clear golden orange color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of huge tangerine, grapefruit, peach, apricot, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, melon, lemon/orange peel, light pine, honey, caramel, light toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/tropical/fruity hops and moderate dark/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of huge tangerine, grapefruit, peach, apricot, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, melon, lemon/orange peel, light pine, honey, caramel, light toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine/citrus peel/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, peach, apricot, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, melon, lemon/orange peel, pine, honey, caramel, biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/fruity hops and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from lingering bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, bready/grainy/sticky, and lightly resinous balanced mouthfeel that is great. Mildly warming for 10.5%, very well hidden ABV. Overall this is an outstanding DIPA! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/fruity hops and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV, thanks to the fairly tame bitterness. Very dank/juicy on hops with a sizable malt backbone; but never too sweet or heavy at all. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of oberon
3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours into an oversized wine glass a clear burnt orange tinged medium golden color with a thin quick to fade white head.Deeply resiny in the nose with some leather notes,some boozy fruit comes into play as it warms.Sweet and alcoholic on the palate with sharp citric and resin notes underneath,it's big and brash no doubt.It doesn't get as sweet as alot of the style but it seems more alcoholic even for how big it is,this beer is no joke across the board.

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Photo of jlindros
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This looks like an interesting beer. Also love their slim tall cans, very unique.

Pours a nice creamy semi thick 1.5 finger frothy head that fades at a med to a bit slower pace, bit of soapy lacing, semi clear little hazy amber slight cranberry reddish orange color.

Nose big hops, resinous and spicy like, little citrus and orange peel, some pine and resinous sap, hops are fairly earthy and spicy overall, with a big candied sweet slight caramel malty base, hint toffee like too.

taste starts with big sweet malts, quite sweet, with more candy, caramel, reddish candy syrup like, chewy malts even, into big booze, warming tingly booze eventually gets pretty hot. Then hops, big bitterness but not crazy bitter, into spicy chewy hops, earthy, etc, into a big resinous piney chewy and pine sap like hops, hint of orange peel citrus. Finish is sweet and a bit syrupy still, quite bitter, spicy earthy piney hops lingering with more pine sap and resin, little candied orange peel, caramel, all lingering.

Mouth is bigger bod little syrupy, quite hot booze, decent carb.

Overall not bad, interesting combination, lots of piney sap and resinous hops, very bitter sweet chewy and big overall hot booze, etc, this is def a big sipping beer.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 2/21/2016 at Natty Greene’s Tavern in North Attleboro, MA, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a dark reddish amber color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, fruity citrus, some floral hops and some alcohol.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel and citrus. Then a subdued hops presence comes in. There isn’t much trace of the high ABV. The malt character is hearty and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down dangerously easy, not too filling, strong kick, good representation of style, it’s a decent high-octane 2IPA, but there are others that I would pick about this one.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
3.65/5  rDev -11.6%
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 dbrauneis
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a clear golden amber in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and moderate golden yellow + honey orange highlights. The beer has a three finger tall sudsy foamy tan head that slowly reduces to a large patch of medium thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of tropical/mango, tropical/passionfruit, and citrus/grapefruit with moderate aromas of biscuit + caramel malts with some moderate honey sweetness.

T: Upfront there is a slightly stronger than moderate flavors of biscuit + caramel malts with moderate amounts of honey sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of tropical/mango, tropical/passionfruit, and citrus/grapefruit hops with a light hint of pine/resin hops. Moderate amounts of lingering bitterness in the finish with a hint of honey sweetness that lingers even longer.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly sticky. Moderate amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink, especially considering the strength of this beer - very enjoyable with a decent balance between hop flavors/aromas + bitterness as well as the sweet honey + malts.

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Photo of russpowell
3.92/5  rDev -5.1%
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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Photo of smcolw
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
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 Slatetank
4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I picked this up at Golden Crust -enjoyed chilled from the 12oz can in an IPA glass

The color is dark golden with voluminous white creamy head with very fine bead and thick lace sticks on the glass. The smell is intense dank hop aroma with slight spicy and tangy tropical smell with subtle floral alcohol ester with a light citrus scent. The feel is smooth and resinous with moderately bitter texture with medium high carbonation with semi-spicy element with mild sweetness with semi-dry finish and light alcohol influence.

The taste has a very hop forward presence with tropical and lightly bitter citrus profile with herbal and dank hop qualities with mild malt sweetness in the middle. There is a light spice taste with alcohol and somewhat candy sweetness in the finish alcohol coating the mouth and resinous hops but a good amount of aroma and flavor continue through the finish with slight piney quality. Overall I think this is a top notch Imperial IPA-lots of hop flavor matched only by a slight alcohol presence but mild for the high abv this contains -well brewed Sixpoint!

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Photo of mdfb79
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From 02/21/14 notes. Had this on tap at The Half Pint in NYC. 16 oz. pour in a snifter.

a - Pours a deep somewhat clear bright orange-amber color with one inch of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of pine hops, citrus hops, grapefruit, oranges, fruity malts, wheat, and lemon zest. Super piney and tons of fresh hops; awesome nose.

t - Tastes of pine hops, grapefruit juice, citrus hops, lemon, fruity malts, orange, trpoical fruits, loads of hops. Tiniest bit better but not much at all. Awesome.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. Very light bitterness and doesn't taste as strong as the ABV says.

o - Overall I liked this one a lot. I held off on trying it as I wasn't the biggest Resin fan, but I think this one is a TON better. Lots of fresh pine and citrus hops and not too bitter, I liked this one a lot. Would definitely have it again.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.62/5  rDev +11.9%
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 Huhzubendah
3.59/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.48/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the House of Brews. Served in a snifter.

Appearance - Deep orange and hazy. Small white head that leaves a lot of lacing. Thin collar.

Smell - Orange and grapefruit. Boozy. A little bit resiny. Some sugars, but doesn't smell all that sweet.

Taste - Orange hops. Sweet, but doesn't have a tremendous amount of residual sugar. Astringent and boozy. Bitter in the back.

Mouthfeel - Heavy and a little sweet. Boozy, though.

Overall - I'm surprised how drinkable this is. For its size, it's impressive. I still struggled with it.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a brilliant copper hue with a slight off white head, forms thick chunky bands of sporadic lacing patterned on my new Boulevard chalice. Aroma has an intense citric nose, alpha acids blossoming with floral notes, with a deep mango/passion fruit nose. Perceived sweetness is there playing with the hops to equate to quite the formidable hop candy. Flavor has a mélange of flavors citric acid, hop oil resinous textures, earthy dankness of the mary jane/or sweet hand rolled Nicaraguan tobacco. Big hops collide with enough residual sugars that it tastes like candy coated hops the big bitterness and mild alcohol burn balance out the sweetness and really rides a luscious wave of bitterness and malts throughout the rest of each sip. Hop components are grapefruit pith, more fresh picked hops, floral/earthiness. Mouthfeel has the resinous texture from the namesake of the Hi-Res this beer serves it's purpose delivers 12 ounces in a "red bull" esque can at 11.1% abv triple IPA all the way never even makes me think that this is tripping over into barleywine territory like some of the bigger IPAs at the alcohol level will do to you. Excellent experience I'm already done with a four pack, but I did share.

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Photo of stakem
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Draft offering at the Fridge in Lancaster served in a tulip. The brew appears a golden copper color with an off-white froth that holds with a thin film across the top. Some spotty lace clings to the glass.

The aroma has a mix of hop qualities that are floral, pine-like, dank and resinous but with a juicy sweet fruity appeal that has almost a candy quality to the aroma instead of malt.

Tasting this brew reveals an equal amount of candy sweetness like the aroma suggested. It is juicy wihy fruity tropical hops, somewhat catty, hebal and dank as well with a touch of bitterness like pine resin. Some pulp and zest qualities emerge with more sips.

The alcohol is very well masked underneath the bounty of sugars included in this brew. Its residual sweeness gives a feel that is medium to fuller bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. For how big it is, it is fairly drinkable but yikes it is really sweet too.

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Photo of johnnnniee
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at New England Taphouse grille.
Lightly hazy orange amber color with a decent head. Huge pine with lots of tropical fruits and some big apricot in the nose and flavor. Solid bready caramel backbone and a hint of ethanol. Enjoyed the hell out of this sipper.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Well I certainly was feeling this beer. Whew. Nice clarity. Smooth pine flavor tones. Extremely smooth mix of character and a very easy drinking ale, especially for the high abv on this one.

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Photo of smakawhat
3.65/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the can into a Dogfish Head IPA glass.

A real nice controlled and booming off white head. Slight soapy but big retention with large four fingers tall height. Island puck and soap bubbled lacing sit atop a very orange and nearly clear bronze body. Supper microscopic bubbles rise and and island puck sit atop. Great looking brew.

Bit of a muted nose, noticeable but very subtle hop pine and some tropical juicy qualities. Subdued sweetness of malts but hop driven, with some earthy character coming out a bit more.

Palate comes with a very noticeable sugar rush. Thick and syrupy body, with lots of white sugar and alcohol. Pine action hits with thick sugars and hop, leaving a very wintery minty green and sweet finish. Menthol and sugar. Controlled bitterness much of it stuck in the mid palate with some interesting tight carbonation that breaks up the syrupy qualities a bit.

Overall though, it is just way too sweet for my tastes, but provides an ok hop experience.

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Photo of Billolick
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce can, Best Before 12 Jul2014 on the bottom of the can.

Pours hazed orangy amber. Fine bubble lite khaki head, leaving fine scattered lacing and some sheeting.

Resinous hopped up nose with a pungent back note of tropical fruits.

FULL flavor and FULL hop assault going on here. More tropical fruits greatly softening and adding complexity to the palate, but resinous and grainy hops are in control.

Smooth and soft, with a moderate alcohol bite.

If you love big and boldly hoppy beer this is a beer for you. Nicely crafted, a fine creation from Six Point

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