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
Ranking:
#1,539
Reviews:
445
Ratings:
2,543
pDev:
9.88%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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192
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Ratings: 2,543 |  Reviews: 445
Photo of PatrickBeebe
4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RickyWB2
3.86/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pagriley
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MenardMa
3.04/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I don't typically mind boozy beers but this one took it to an unpleasant level in my opinion. Too sweet, too much alcohol...tough to drink the whole can.

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Photo of Mikus
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured this beast from a 12oz can into the Speigelau. Beautifully clear, golden amber with 2 fingers of (slightly) off-white head. Aromas of pine, a nice slap of a resiny/savory note, Hop bitterness, a definite hint of grapefruit as it warmed, and some lemon/lime hints as well. Complex nose that makes a tour of the hop spectrum. Flavor= definite hop delivery vehicle. GF juice and big pine on the front, bitterness took over on the middle, and the resinous bit on the end. The flavors matched the aromas. Classic DIPA mouthfeel to me... lingered around (with those beautiful hop essences) for ever. This is such a big, complex winner.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I picked this up at Golden Crust -enjoyed chilled from the 12oz can in an IPA glass

The color is dark golden with voluminous white creamy head with very fine bead and thick lace sticks on the glass. The smell is intense dank hop aroma with slight spicy and tangy tropical smell with subtle floral alcohol ester with a light citrus scent. The feel is smooth and resinous with moderately bitter texture with medium high carbonation with semi-spicy element with mild sweetness with semi-dry finish and light alcohol influence.

The taste has a very hop forward presence with tropical and lightly bitter citrus profile with herbal and dank hop qualities with mild malt sweetness in the middle. There is a light spice taste with alcohol and somewhat candy sweetness in the finish alcohol coating the mouth and resinous hops but a good amount of aroma and flavor continue through the finish with slight piney quality. Overall I think this is a top notch Imperial IPA-lots of hop flavor matched only by a slight alcohol presence but mild for the high abv this contains -well brewed Sixpoint!

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Photo of FalconOne
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZachDow7
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Great beer...prefer this to Resin with the 1% ABV increase

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Photo of 2dogbrew
3.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stonermouse
3.24/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a Sam Adams glass. Best by July 2015.

Pours golden and clean with decent head retention.

Whopper of an aroma right out of the can. Pine and peppery spice dominate, with a touch of melon.

Whopper of a flavor- matches the nose for the most part, and is hot. Borderline medicinal. It's just a bit harsh for the flavors. There's a bit of malty sweetness as well, and a sticky, cough-medicine finish.

A bit of a disappointment here. This is a big beer, to be sure, but it's just too boozy to really enjoy the depth. It's really only good for getting sloshed- two of these bad boys and I was goofy. Add in the price point ($14 for 4 12-ounce cans) and I'm passing on this one next time.

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Photo of argock
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from slim 12 oz can into a clear glass tulip. Best by 09Jul2015 on bottom of can. Purchased at Beer Run (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Clear amber with 1-2 fingers of big-bubbled white head with average retention and only a few spare spots of lace.

S: Tons of pine resin, slightly solventy, minty and herbal as well with a little bit of tropical fruit and grapefruit. Maltiness is not too evident. Alcohol is pretty strong with the solvent notes, no yeast notes.

T: Flavor is best part of this brew with a blast of raw bitterness from pine, herbal/honeysuckle, and grapefruit in the finish. I don't get the malt candy sweetness that many others comment on, although it sounds like there has been a recipe change in 2015. The mintiness in the aroma carries through in the middle of the flavor. The alcohol is pretty well hidden with no yeast esters.

M: Not too dry, medium bodied with low-medium carbonation. A little syrupy.

O: Hi-Res is hop blaster with pine, grapefruit, and herbal qualities all at the forefront. It could be drier and is not the easiest to drink for this reason. ALl in all though a good beer.

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Photo of bt931912
3.67/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BraveMountie
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of agreenman19
4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of greymalkin
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigDiesel
4.57/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tdatt43
4.94/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MaltLickyWithTheCandy
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of delta490
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful clear amber with about an inch on creamier white head. The head burns off pretty quickly but still leaving behind some small sticky lacing. The aroma is nice big tropical fruit and floral hops, with just a whiff of alcohol. The taste is equally big, but just slightly lacking in the depth of other Imperials. The beer does not taste bad, by any stretch but the malt complexity of others is missing. The body has a nice weight, not to thick or watery and nice bite from the bitterness on the finish.

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Photo of The_Gluepig
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jworkman
4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SixPack6
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JOrtiz
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brother_rebus
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jhartley
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

That body is just as shiny and colorful as the can! Left a nice amount of lacing in the glass too!
Dank hops, peaches, and citrus on the nose.
Hoppy and bitter, with a nice amount of malt sweetness on the end.
So tasty and not a hint of the 10.5% abv even as it warms.
Need to find find some more of this in my area STAT!

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Hi-Res from Sixpoint Brewery
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 2,543 ratings