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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:
2,523
Reviews:
440
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
9.93%
 
 
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189
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632
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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep gold to amber with a foamy white head that recedes into a nice ring around the glass and laces well. Smells of butterscotch, Chardonnay, pine, and grapefruit. Taste follows with a nice citrusy sweet bite. The feel is smooth, rich ,bold, oily and sticky. Absolutely wonderful if you'd ask me. Overall, this is a wonderful TIPA with aspects of a Barleywine, and am sad this will most likely be my only one. Cheers!

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

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

Photo of Acforster2
3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Maestro0708
3.71/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

P- Poured from the can,into a Funky Buddha snifter.Best by July 12,2017.

L- Thin soapy head with low retention and sticky lacing.Dark amber / gold colored body with good clarity.Low amount of carbonation.

S- On the nose I get strong notes of resinous pine and floral hops,trace elements of sweet bready malts and citrus hops,plus a faint aroma of alcohol.

T- On the palate I get bitter pine and floral hops up front,with sweet bread and caramel malts balanced by slight fruity citrus hops on the back end,and in the middle.The alcohol is very well hidden.

F- The mouth feel is heavy,thick,sticky,and chewy.Just a slight hint of oxidation from the carbonation.The finish is surprisingly smooth for 10.5%.

O- This is a very good IPA.I think I liked the regular resin a little bit better,but we will see what the final score reflects.I would definitely drink this again,and recommend it to any hop heads.

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

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.8/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrDis
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ScottishMacD
3.6/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 HenryPorter7777
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

If you like IPAs, you will love this. It's Resin and it's done to perfection: everything is in balance. Mango and passion fruit hops; think Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion series. Nice bite of heat on back end. Don't let the 115 IBU scare you off; it does not overwhelm. It's an "all there" beer that is just simply done well. Sixpoint.
10.5% ABV

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Photo of puboflyons
3.8/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the can with a Best By date of 12 Jul 2017. Sampled on March 24, 2017.

The pour is orange-amber with a tremendous white head that fades after a moment.

The hop characters in the aroma are front and center yet muted,. I get that sweet bread character and then a bountiful floral and fruity hop character. It also smells clean and crisp.

Basically a medium body.

There is a slight sweet read character i the taste at first but then the pine and bitter hops kick in to remind one that this is an IPA. Lingers a bit at the finish.

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Photo of Czequershuus
3.62/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

this beer pours a clear amber gold with a large head. The aroma is fairly mild, with caramel malts and some pine. For a big beer the flavor is not very in your face, with sweet caramel and brown sugar most apparent, as well as pine and pineapple. The mouthfeel is full, rich, almost syrupy. Overall this is nice beer, but not quite what I was expecting - much more malt than hop driven, it is nonetheless tasty.

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Photo of daliandragon
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I have always been a big fan of Six Point, and their DIPAs in particular. These guys know this style.

Extremely impressive appearance, with a huge sturdy,tight bubbled head atop golden amber. Nose is tropical fruit featuring mango, pineapple, and citrus. Not overpowering in the aroma, but what is there is pleasant.

Up front the flavors are fruity and tempting, but the hoppy bitterness comes on strong and won't be denied. Intense without being overpowering, there is a solid wall of citrus and pine that really allows little else through. Typical tight, disciplined texture. As it warms, malt flavors start to appear, as dos the alcohol, which was previously invisible. Complexity becomes apparent where before it was not. Very enjoyable, yet, for these guys, somewhat of a letdown. Still pretty good.

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Photo of TheItalianStallion
3.92/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chossboss
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Babalu614
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft to snifter. Amber color with a white head. Aroma of bread and citrus. Tastes as it smells, citrus and hoppy, very flavorful! Nice crisp feel good carbonation. Overall a good Imperial IPA

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Photo of let8it8grow
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LXMRTN
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Weisenbeer
4.44/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Imperial IPAs done right are hard NOT to love. Well, this one IS done right and is very, very good. Citrus notes abound, great feel, and a joy to put in my drink hole.

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

Photo of LeRose
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice color and proper white, soapy head that falls to chunky rafts. Nice enough lacing.

The aroma is pleasant but not strong - sweet and honey-like up front and a mixture of citrus, tropical, pine, a little floral floating above the fray. No sign of the ample alcohol. Biscuits and a little bit of caramel.

The flavor leads with a little bitterness followed by biscuit and caramel, honey-like sweetness. Then comes the hop train - more tropical than citrus, so there's mango and passion fruit going on, but still some orange more than grapefruit. Resin-like flavors are lighter and play in the background, but are certainly present. Nice level of bitterness on the back end of the taste. The malt is strong enough to keep the bitterness in check - this could have been an unrestrained, epic train wreck.

The feel is bothering me - it has the feeling you get when you bite into an orange peel - a little bit of a citrus oil burn going on, and while it is sweet and more than medium-bodied, it is drying. Smooth, no jagged edges, but a little tongue-numbing. The flavor lingers and falls off slowly, and the beer drinks "big and bold" yet without the alcohol intruding. Medium-bodied, nicely carbonated.

This is a good beer. It is nicely crafted and it carries the flavors well. It's very good, nice drinking, but I don't feel it is amazing. Definitely recommended, no doubt will drink it again, but I think I prefer the regular Resin.

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

Hi-Res from Sixpoint Brewery
4.13 out of 5 based on 2,523 ratings.
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