Hi-Res | Sixpoint Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States
sixpoint.com

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.


Added by BeerVikingSailor on 01-20-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,522
Reviews:
440
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
9.93%
 
 
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188
Gots:
633
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Photo of ryanflc
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bruinsfan87
4.66/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HamdenHector
3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: crystal clear; copper colored; 1 finger off white head that receded to a thin collar; sheets of lacing;

S: white grapefruit with a bit of pineapple;

T: nicely balanced up front; cat pee in the background from start to finish; a little tart and sweet form mid-palate to the end; moderate bitterness after the swallow;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: complex flavors; good, but not a favorite for me;

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Photo of chriscline
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Normally when ipas get this high gravity they become very sweet. This one still manages to keep hops as it's first note. The head is small, and the beer has a crisp thin mouth feel.

The only disappointing thing about this beer is the nose. It's got a slight smell that I can only say smells clean.

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Photo of InkedinRi
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was very hoppy! Well made beer nice and smooth. A must for hop heads!

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Photo of Ismeon
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eddiehop
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WasupBeerQueen
4.41/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 Bierleichen
2.97/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I get why people like double IPAs. I just can't get behind them.

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Photo of Crab_gang
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of eddiebo
3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PGD120
4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: pours medium amber color with a 2 finger bright white head that settles to 1/8 inch. Some alcohol legs.
Smell: big pine with some grapefruit and lemon.
Taste: lots of pine and grapefruit but very dribkable. Little bit of alcohol taste for a 10.5 abv you don't really taste it at all. Nice resiny hop flavor with a slight Maltyness that isn't overwhelmed by the hoppiness.
Feel: bright crisp carbonation that lingers a little. Not too heavy very drinkable.
Overall: a really nice example of an imperial ipa. Big hop flavor easy drinkable. Nice job sixpoint on another great brew

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Photo of GFM
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can poured into Spiegelau IPA glass. Pours a dense golden orange color. Thick head that leaves a thin crown when it subsides. Moderate lacing. Hop scent is muted; the alcohol is present in the smell. Thick feel--the resinous element Sixpoint sought is evident. Given the triple digit IBU count, I expected something more bitter. But the hop bitterness is offset by a syrupy malt and some alcohol-infused sweetness. I like it a lot, but I give a slight nod to Resin over Hi-Res. (9.25)

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Photo of Imperial_Sapient_Groat
3.81/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcc449
3.7/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of denver10
3.05/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a dark golden orange with an off white head. Aroma is juicy and fruity with some toasted grains, honey and a touch of booze mixed in. Flavor follows suit, though the malt comes off a touch more syrupy than toasty. A fuller mouthfeel with some activity. Overall, a touch too strong for me in the alcohol component. Hops and booze is just not a combo I care for in my beer. The booze isn't offensive here by any means, but enough to hold me back from being a fan. IIPA's in the double digits in abv strength just don't work for me, I was hoping this could be the exception. It isn't. I'll happily stick with Resin for my imperial IPA fix from Sixpoint.

My rating: 3.00

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Photo of PVMT
4.48/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A unique and delicious IIPA. Crazy changing citrus meshes perfectly with hoppy bitterness. Unlike any other double IPA I have tried. Sixpoint's best offering by far.

Edit: The above review was for the 2015 version. The 2016 version was a boozy mess; I remember hearing that Sixpoint tweaks their recipes from year to year. This was several steps in the wrong direction. Gets a 3.8 tops.

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Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.54/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaemeno3
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smanson56
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tyler_Welskopp
4.64/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of abcdefghijkyle
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jamebot
4.84/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of BPMeyer27
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hi-Res from Sixpoint Brewery
4.13 out of 5 based on 2,522 ratings.
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