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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 LXMRTN
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Weisenbeer
4.44/5  rDev +7%
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 -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LeRose
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
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 +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of raycoll
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pantalones
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

My last can from the four-pack; best-by date of July 12, 2017 on the bottom.

The beer is a nice dark orangey color, forming a huge head of off-white foam on top when poured. It's very slightly hazy (only noticeable when a light is shined through) and has a decent number of bubbles rising up from the bottom. As the foam on top starts to shrink down a bit, it leaves thick swaths of lacing behind in its wake. After drinking some, the lacing isn't sticking as much, but it's still pretty nice.

My sense of smell may be slightly off today (had a cold last week and am mostly recovered at this point), as I'm not getting a great deal of smell from this beer -- when I get close and take a sniff I can definitely pick up some piney and slightly citrusy hops, maybe a hint of maltiness behind them, but nothing standing out a whole lot. As I drink more, I am noticing some herbal/spicy hops coming out more noticeably in the aroma, and occasionally even a little bit of a tropical-fruity sort of thing which is really nice. I remember the smell being much more pronounced the first few times I had this -- maybe waiting a week and a half before drinking this one has muted it somewhat, but I'm going to assume it's mostly the cold's fault and rate this based on how I remember it smelling the first time.

Taste is almost like what I imagine taking a sip of some kind of hop-infused syrup might be like -- loads of hoppy flavors, some sweetness, and then a noticeable alcohol warmth comes in. Alcohol is less noticeable after the first sip, however, and the sweetness starts to become less noticeable later on too. Little bit of a malty flavor in the aftertaste at first, mixing in with that leafy/piney hop bitterness and a hint of an alcohol taste. Flavors I'm getting from the hops are piney, some herbal/spicy, a bit of fruitiness here and there. A leafy/piney bittenress likes to linger for quite a while after taking a bigger sip.

The feel of this is really nice -- really makes it stand out as something "bigger" when compared to all the lighter, crisper standard IPAs out there. As mentioned above, there's almost a "hop syrup" sort of feel to it at first, it's thicker and stickier than your standard IPA or even your standard double IPA. Despite the massive IBUs and high alcohol, though, it's surprisingly smooth and drinkable -- probably not something you'd want to chug, but taking something bigger than a little sip definitely works. Seems to feel lighter and go down easier the more I drink, while at the same time never getting anywhere near the point of seeming thin.

Overall, very good beer that I'm glad I managed to try while it was fresh on the shelves. Really nice feel, loads of hop flavors, a bit of alcohol warming -- it's pretty much everything I would expect a "triple IPA" to be. Great first impression for Sixpoint, I've been hearing so much about their beer but never gotten around to trying them until now. This is probably one of my two favorite IPAs so far -- I'll have to be on the lookout for this one the next time it releases.

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

Photo of EMV
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz can into a Dogfish tulip. Standard Sixpoint style can and artwork

L: Pours a surprisingly clear medium to dark golden color. Two fingers of white head leave great lacing.

S: Loads of citrus and grapefruit. Tropical heaven. Some resin thrown in for good measure.

T/F: A big time malt backbone... adds some sweetness in conjunction with the EtOH. Loads of tropical hop character follow the nose. Grapefruit, mango, and pineapple. A little pine and spice for good measure, but definitely tends towards the fruit. Well carbonated. Slightly north of medium in body. FInish is tropical fruits. Warming... booze present but dangerously hidden.

O: A big time triple IPA and dangerously drinkable. Loved this one and would be thrilled to pick up some more.

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Photo of Imperialjake
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of HoppedupDawg
4.88/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Outstanding. Over all complexity is to much to say. Just man up and enjoy. You also have it mis labeled. Its a triple ipa. TRIPLE IPA.. COME ON

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Photo of jdell15
4.39/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aquabears
4.59/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful, clear amber with a fluffy head. Smells like resin and sweet, syrupy pine needles. Some citrus. Taste is piney and weedy, hint of citrus on the end, sweet malts and a bitter backbone. Smooth and slick, moderate carbonation, thick-ish.

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Photo of Skrumpy
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Slightly hazy with a bubbly head that diminished to a thin film. Streak lacing. Aroma is ripe fruit, citrus, caramel malt and some floral notes. Flavor is similar. Orange, butterscotch, fir tips, and apricot. Slight bitterness in the aftertaste, as the citrus and pine qualities of the hops lingers on the palate. Only a faint essence of alcohol. Juicy and resinous, but smooth and well balanced. An excellent beer overall.

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Photo of beebs22
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stu_Grimson
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Urs
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GHow
4.96/5  rDev +19.5%
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 grue_soda
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of GClarkage
3.18/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of leefx
4.07/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dlin0sbb
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zotzot
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 2,528 ratings
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