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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

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Photo of martinpfal
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12 oz can into glass. 3.99 for a can is steep however it's a delicious DIPA. Color is dark Amber - perfect. Smell has slight fruitiness but more pine which I enjoy.
The bitterness is there no doubt, but not mouth-sucking kick in the pants. Having a cold gives me an under appreciation for what this really could be. All the elements are there for a very-very top notch beer. Definitely one to seek out. Look out double crooked tree!

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can. Pours clean bright amber orange with two finger white head, fades slowly to a thin layer, lots of soapy lace. Mostly faint sweet malt in the aroma with a touch of citrus. Heavy flavors in this IPA, kinda all over the place but actually good. Clean sweet bready malt combined with intense bitter hops. Hops are piney and resiny, floral with some grapefruit peel. There jc a bit of yeast that comes out towards the end with some mild alcohol burn. Clean dry finish with a medium oily mouthfeel. Overall interesting high powered IPA.

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Photo of Gorilla_Biscuits
3.84/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Solid... Very hoppy, very piney, some citrus. The citrus that does come through is mostly lemon. The feel was heavy and not very smooth. It's worth a try, nothing to obsess over.

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Photo of Sludgeman
3.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Rustico Arlington. Poured into a snifter.

What struck me about his IIPA was how very malt forward it is (which was rather unique for me) but with a general lack of aroma typically found with the style these days. A nice beer but plenty of better IIPAs out there. 3.75

A - Pours a bright clear slightly amber orange. Almost no head but good lacing. 3.75

S - A disappointing aroma. Not much there. Faint floral and pine. 3.25

T - Brown bready malt ending in a not overly bitter herbal finish. No real sweetness with the malt. 4

MF - Medium body with a dry finish. 4.25

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Photo of Bluecrow
3.82/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

-can acquired close to the brewery: -dark amber and clear with a thin, retreating effervescence. Malt-hop-balance is tidy. High ABV is noted in aroma, but scarcely detectable in taste. Well done! Hop flavors are more spice and pine than dank and fruit.

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Photo of Cfred371
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: Poured a light red, extremely translucent and ample carbonation. A nice inch or two of head arose with a slightly aggressive pour.

Smell: On first whiff I received some citrus, and malts. Went in for a second after a swirl, and got some earthiness/slight resin quality.

Taste: Hi-Res hides the booze pretty dang well. I get much of the nose: malt sweetness, earthiness, citrus. Near the end, there is a bit of heat.

Feel: Well carbonated, and about a medium mouthfeel. There's a slight bitterness throughout, but nothing bad.

Overall: This is a nice beer, and did better than my expectations assumed.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.23/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Translucent gold, large beige head at first pour, but no retention.

Aromas of resin and metal at first, then orange and other citrus notes.

With such a high ABV, and being a take on the unofficial style of a "triple IPA," I can't believe I'm going to say this, but this can seem like a saison at times, and an unspiced apple cider at others.

Booze makes itself apparent from time to time but is mostly well hidden. When it comes to temp, the liquid develops a wine-like velvety smooth visual appearance, especially due to the killed-off carbonation, and the booze gets hot on the nose, sharp on the tongue, and a bit cough syrupy.

Best when just out of the fridge.

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Photo of Mdog
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 12oz can:

Appearance: Clear gold, good head.

Smell: Citrus, bit of booze.

Taste: Big orange flavor, with sweetness and some booziness in the middle, then finish with more orange. Not particularly bitter.

Overall: Sixpoint does hoppy beers right, so I picked up a 4 pack as soon as this came out. Tasty stuff, lots of orange flavor, which is pretty unique in my experience. Good stuff.

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Photo of Apellonious
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can BB Aug 18 2016 poured into a tulip glass.

A - Clear, golden orange, with a one finger head that dissipates very quickly to a thin lace.

S - Dank, onion, under currents of tropical fruit/mango

T - Definitely hop forward, but there is a generous balance of sweetness (orange, predominately, with some mango) to balance it out. There is a little bit of burn at the finish.

M - carbonation is medium high. The feel is medium and a touch sharp.

O - great triple IPA, reminds me of Chillwave with some more heat. Dangerously easy to drink.

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Photo of morimech
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Clear amber color with two fingers of dense head that slowly settled to a thick cap. Moderate amount of spotty lacing is left down the glass. Aroma of orange, grapefruit, pine, and a not so subtle dankness. Nice hop flavors as well featuring citrus, tropical fruit, pine, and some pepper. Not a total bitter bomb thanks to some sweet malt that gives some relief to the palate. Nice body that does not seem like it is over 10% ABV. Nicely carbonated as well. For a massive beer and very hoppy, it is not difficult to drink. Dangerous.

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Photo of mschrei
4.57/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Best by July 12, 2016 date on can. Poured into Pliny the Younger mini nonic. Cloudy dark orange color, healthy carb, light foam. Not an overpowering nose. Taste is nothing but hops: bold, sharp, almost a metallic citrus. Just a lupulin punch in the mouth. And I like it!

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Photo of GuitarIPA
4.07/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L - Yellow gold with tall white head, lacing clings to glass
A - Fruit juice....pineapple, mango. Malty and sweet. My wife detects pear, and she is much better at identifying flavors then I am.
T - Follows nose, very juicy, refreshing
F - nice body, but could use a little bite/bitterness on the finish.
Easy drinker that will sneak up on you (me) in a hurry.

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Photo of jvgoor3786
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz can into 10oz chalice. Pours a cool orangish color with about 1/2 inch thin head, which dissipates quickly. The head leaves good lacing. The smell is the alcohol, fruity, hoppy aroma I'd expect from a triple IPA with a high ABV. The feel is fairly clean, but there seems to be a hint of oiliness. The carbonation is very present but feels "small." The taste is a good balance between pine and fruit with the fruitiness seeming to dominate. There is a definite alcohol burn underneath, showing the high ABV in an appropriate way. As this warms, a sweet, malt taste becomes more prominent, making this not just a hop bomb. There is a long-lasting bitter aftertaste. Overall, this is a very good triple IPA. It's well balanced showing the 115 IBU and 10.5% ABV very well. I'm glad I bought four and would certainly buy it again.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.55/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a pale golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About a finger of off white head which settles into a thin patchy layer.

Smell: A juicy and dank hop forward aroma with a scent of citrus fruit and pine resin. Citrus hop hints of orange peel, grapefruit, mango, passion fruit, tangerine, melon, apricot, and lemon along with some pineapple and berry. Dank earthy hop scent of pine resin, cannabis, and grass. Some hints of candied sugar. Malt hints of caramel, grains, and biscuit along with some yeast. A very good dank aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a very juicy and herbal hop driven taste with notes of citrus fruit and pine. Juicy citrus hop notes of grapefruit, orange peel, mango, melon, passion fruit, apricot, tangerine, and lemon along with some pineapple and berry notes. Earthy and herbal hop notes of pine resin and grass. Solid malt backing with notes of caramel, grains, and biscuit along with some yeast and candied sugar notes. A really good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very juicy, oily, and sticky. Alcohol heat is moderate.

Overall: A very good juicy and dank Imperial IPA. Good mix of citrus and piney hop flavors with a solid malt presence and moderate body for the style.

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Photo of THSmusicman
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. can poured into a tulip glass.

Look: Very pale amber yellow color with little to no head and a nice lacing on the glass. Looks really nice.

Smell: Booze up front, tropical, orange, grapefruit, dank resin, and oddly enough, berries.

Taste: Dankness, grapefruit, orange, a bit of tropical fruits and a ton of the aforementioned berry flavor. Hardly and alcohol taste.

Feel: Feels nice and light and smooth for a big triple IPA. Wish all triple IPA's drank like this. It's almost a session triple IPA to me.

Overall: This is a fantastic execution of a triple IPA. The berry flavor is unique and the alcohol is well hidden. I will definitively be buying more of this.

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Photo of thebeers
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Clear, pale orange color, highly effervescent, with a couple fingers of foamy, off-white head. Pleasant aroma of pine, giving way to tropical fruit, mango and even a hint of strawberry. Hot alcohol taste up front, followed quickly by a biscuit and caramel malt profile and moderately-high hop bitterness. The aftertaste is more sweet, with a flash back to some of the topical notes and then more bitterness. Fairly heavy-bodied for something so light in color, slightly syrupy even, with strong carbonation cutting through. Very interesting beer. The alcohol bite has an almost vodka-like quality to it, and the malt profile is great.

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Photo of runondirt
3.91/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

wow sweet malt! a cake of IPAs. delicious, but sweet. a lot of malt-based flavors coming through. drink it a little warmer though or give it time in the glass, it gets better when it warms. clear golden pour. smells like oak aged chardonnay, tastes full-bodied and smooth. strong tastes of apple and some pear. a hint of pine in the finish which is pretty smooth, the hops are totally on the floral side in this one.

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Photo of Strike00
4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: pours a deep clear amber, a white head that lasts a while.
S: smells sweet malt and alcohol. Some hops but not as much as I expected.
T: Well balanced and between the malts and hops. Piney resin hops with the alcohol warmth you would expect.
F: Medium bodied with medium high carbonation.

O: very solid high ABV DIPA. Very well balance and drinkable.

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Photo of gatornation
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a golden color with a white head , dank smell of hops with pine and citrus taste follows the nose highly drinkable with a creamy hoppy finish on the palate, this brew is good but glad it is a seasonal cause i would never buy it year round , just not that great.

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Photo of shopsis
4.68/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A lovely reddish copper color. Less snarky and aggressive than last year's version; it's become more mature with a very comfortable mouth feel. Still. deliciously hoppy but not so in-your-face. A really fine brew!

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Photo of Stevem68
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a coppery Amber color. Aroma is pine and resin hops. Flavor is dank hops with a touch of bitterness but becomes balanced in the finish. Drinks a little lighter than I thought but overall a really nice IPA.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
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 chrishiker1409
4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Copper tinged with a finger of white tan head. It lingers for a bit and settles around the glass. Lacing all the way down the glass. Medium carbonation.

S: Pine, with some grapefruit.

T: Follows the nose with a good amount of pine bitterness at the end.

F: Medium bodied. Leaves quite a coating on the tongue.

O: Really a great IIPA. Have to be ready for a real blast of hops though.

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Photo of KarlHungus
4.41/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a clear copper color. The head is a half inch of whte foam that recedes quickly. Lacing is minimal. The aroma is full of citrus with mandarine orange and passion fruit. The flavor s similar with a nice sharp bitterness throughout. The mouthfeel is full bodied with a silky texture and mild carbonation. Overall, this is a really good DIPA. I will be drinking this again.

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Photo of MacMalt
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into IPA glass. It pours a pretty amber-orange with a light, milk-white head and minimal lacing. It smells of tropical fruit, caramel, grapefruit, pine, and malt. The initial taste has more malty sweetness and sweet fruit (tangerine or mango) than I anticipated. After the initial sweetness, it turns hoppy and quite bitter with a strong taste of grapefruit. It's very dank. It leaves quite a bitter aftertaste. This ale is medium-bodied, moderately carbonated, and potent at 11% ABV. Overall, I don't find Hi-Res to be the bitter hop bomb described by others. Rather, it reminds me of Great Lakes' Lake Erie Monster but with all the tastes accentuated and more potent. It is good but I don't buy the hype.

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4.12 out of 5 based on 2,402 ratings.
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