Hi-Res | Sixpoint Brewery

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Brewed by:
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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Best before 7.12.14, drank 8.23.14, poured from a 12oz can into a pint glass.

When I first saw that I had accidentally 'saved' my last Hi-res well past its best before date I was hesitant to perform a true review, but after examining the beer I found its appearance, smell, and taste to be relatively spot on to my previous notes. I wouldn't recommend waiting so long, but at the same time, this last can did not seem to be affected.

A: Hazy, honey infused copper with a pillowy white head. Big pitting of the head as it dissolves to a think cap leaving spotty, sticky lacing.

S: Extremely floral, dank pine, tangerine, peach, lemon. Not an extremely sweet or stinging aroma, but pleasant. My expectations were always higher, but the result is not in anyway disappointing.

T: This is what makes me disappointed. I keep hoping that the next batch of Hi-Res I procure will be the one that they finally 'get it right', but so far it just seems that the taste is a result of trying to be too extreme. Sure, I get some tasty piney hop, some chewy, juicy tangerine, but what hits home the most is the alcohol. From the very first time I tried this beer I have always felt that its potentially great taste is crushed by the weight of having to carry 11+% ABV. Its not a deal breaker, but most assuredly a major hindrance.

M: Medium body, has a great mouth weight to it. Sticky, Oily, Syrupy...if all of those are possible together. Light carbonation, just enough to tingle the tongue. The alcohol, provides a gentle warming, and unlike the Taste, I quite like its place here.

O: I will keep trying Hi-Res to see if adjustments are made, but going solely from what I have tasted so far, I can't recommend this beer. Too many other options exist that get everything right to be taking a chance that Sixpoint finally dials it in... or maybe dials it down to a 9.

For those who still go by the old system of tallying a true rating, here are my inputs. A: 4.25, S: 4.0, T: 3.25, M: 4.0, O: 3.75

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