Sixpoint improves, refines, and delivers more HI-RES to discerning aleheads

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by SCW, Jan 7, 2015.

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Which Sixpoint beer do you like better?

Poll closed Mar 8, 2015.
  1. Resin

    76 vote(s)
    24.7%
  2. Hi-Res

    142 vote(s)
    46.1%
  3. I treat them like children and love them unconditionally and without favor.

    90 vote(s)
    29.2%
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  1. SCW

    SCW Poo-Bah (1,692) Jul 25, 2004 New York
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    lands tomorrow afternoon....will be on shelves by next week for sure, perhaps as early as Friday...
     
  2. Birdrinker

    Birdrinker Initiate (137) Mar 30, 2014 Colorado
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    Any word when this will hit Illinois?
     
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  3. SCW

    SCW Poo-Bah (1,692) Jul 25, 2004 New York
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    will be on shelves next week - and fwiw, and to prevent having to do this for every state in the country, it should be noted that all wholesalers receive product this week, and it should be on shelves by next week.

    cheers
     
  4. Hop-Droppen-Roll

    Hop-Droppen-Roll Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2013 Minnesota

    Will the ABV be different? All I got from that bit was that the flavor will be less boozy - maybe the ABV will simply be hidden a little better.
     
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  5. SCW

    SCW Poo-Bah (1,692) Jul 25, 2004 New York
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    11.1% --------> 10.5%
     
  6. Hop-Droppen-Roll

    Hop-Droppen-Roll Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2013 Minnesota

    DAAAAAAAAAAAMN YOOOOOOOOOOOU!!!!!!!

    Just cause it ruins the 'it goes to 11' joke :wink:
     
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  7. choicegrinds

    choicegrinds Initiate (0) Mar 9, 2014 New York

    I'm really going to miss sixpoint when i move to Colorado :slight_frown:
     
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  8. beardown2489

    beardown2489 Disciple (389) Oct 5, 2012 Illinois

    Sixpoint is awesome, but something tells me you'll be just fine in that state.
     
  9. fmccormi

    fmccormi Meyvn (1,409) Oct 24, 2010 California

    Man, I loved Hi-Res last year. I didn't give it exactly perfect marks because I was rating it to style, but on its own I enjoyed the ever loving crap out of it, outside of style boundaries. I am absolutely looking forward to this year's version.

    I'll skip chasing Hopslam this year, and to be perfectly honest will probably be just as satisfied with a 4-pack of Hi-Res.
     
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  10. SCW

    SCW Poo-Bah (1,692) Jul 25, 2004 New York
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    Beast Mode also hitting the shelves in your area end of this week.

    cheers
     
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  11. DIPAfiend

    DIPAfiend Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2011 New York

  12. SCW

    SCW Poo-Bah (1,692) Jul 25, 2004 New York
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    you can't stop the shining
     
  13. Dylan_TBB

    Dylan_TBB Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2015 New Jersey

    Awwww man! I like how boozey last years HI-RES was.
     
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  14. Fahmie25

    Fahmie25 Disciple (341) Jan 2, 2008 New York
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    fyi i believe fools gold is tapping hi-res tonight ahead of the sixpoint even there tomorrow night if anyone wants to try it. i know there are a few other great events in nyc going on tomorrow so might be a good chance to try it on tap tonight
     
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  15. alexk307

    alexk307 Aspirant (215) Nov 7, 2013 Maryland
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    I'm actually excited that you guys toned down the booziness. I thought it was a fantastic beer last year, but too boozy for me.
     
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  16. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2012 Michigan

    I love @Sixpoint threads. Come to Michigan, bastards!
     
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  17. MisterBisco

    MisterBisco Initiate (0) Feb 18, 2009 New York

    I am Jack's slowly rapping fingers on my tabletop while hitting refresh on the @Sixpoint beer finder app. C'mon Hi-Res... where you at?
     
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  18. CraftFan5

    CraftFan5 Crusader (765) May 14, 2013 New Jersey
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    Had a request for Hi-Res from a trading partner in New Mexico. Gotta be amazing if New Mexicans are requesting it, because they get some fancy IPAs over there.

    Meanwhile...

    You really think the 0.6% less ABV is going to drastically change how boozy it is?
     
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  19. pjvie

    pjvie Initiate (184) May 30, 2014 Oregon

    Never had your beers, but considering your presence on this forum and willingness to accept feedback from the community, I'll be having them soon. Class act. Blown away that there are only a handful of breweries that have a presence on this forum.
     
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  20. Dylan_TBB

    Dylan_TBB Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2015 New Jersey


    I liked the taste of the booziness in last years. So im assuming with that 0.6% less abv im going to taste a difference. If it happens to be drastic ill let you know.
     
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  21. SCW

    SCW Poo-Bah (1,692) Jul 25, 2004 New York
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    So here is the scoop....all Hi-Res has been delivered to every single wholesaler. Every single wholesaler will have their deliveries going out next week.

    This years has a much more pronounced hop flavor and less booziness and sweetness to it. There will be a distinct juiciness in the end, with a citrus and floral aroma. This beer is no joke.

    Please let us know what you think! Personally I thought it tasted supreme on draft. If you can find it on draft in your area next week, seek it out!

    have a great weekend everyone
     
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  22. alexk307

    alexk307 Aspirant (215) Nov 7, 2013 Maryland
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    Possibly, but more likely I think that you can hide the "booziness" with other ingredients.
     
  23. Fahmie25

    Fahmie25 Disciple (341) Jan 2, 2008 New York
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    Wow. Just picked up a bottle in good beer and it's great. Awesome hop presence. Really a great beer. Good work @Sixpoint
     
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  24. patdunkel

    patdunkel Initiate (0) Apr 4, 2014 Wisconsin

    I dig this year's Hi Res a lot. I agree about it being less boozy. It's actually scary how much balance there is for > 10% ABV. Nice hop bite, nice nose. Great stuff.
     
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  25. bound4er

    bound4er Champion (836) Jul 4, 2007 Wisconsin

    Just cracked my first of the year - outstanding!!
     
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  26. SCW

    SCW Poo-Bah (1,692) Jul 25, 2004 New York
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    @BeerVikingSailor @JackHorzempa @SixpointJMH @jRocco2021 @fmccormi

    glad to hear all of the hard work paid off! Thanks for believing in us and our commitment to continuous improvement.

    cheers
     
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  27. BeerBeast

    BeerBeast Crusader (746) Oct 9, 2012 Florida

    We'll have Hi-Res at my Venice, FL shop this coming week!
     
  28. jefffalcone

    jefffalcone Initiate (0) Nov 9, 2013 Massachusetts

    when does this hit MA? I've been looking but nothing yet. You guys are one of my favorite breweries and from the sounds of it you responded exactly to my criticism of last years brew. I can't wait to get my hands on this one. Only thing I'm worried about is if it tastes as good as it sounds, I might be wishing it still came in 4 packs. I'm afraid I'll down all 6 by accident.
     
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  29. SCW

    SCW Poo-Bah (1,692) Jul 25, 2004 New York
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    nice! thanks for the support

    will be on shelves in MA starting next week.... and fwiw, it is still a 4-pack
     
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  30. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Disciple (303) Mar 13, 2010 Wisconsin
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    Aw come on! :slight_frown:
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    Looks like I still got some waiting to do.
     
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  31. parrotsnest

    parrotsnest Initiate (0) Aug 16, 2010 Washington

    I know everyone is nervous about a reformulation, but I haven't seen Sixpoint give us any reason for concern. Sure, there's a possibility that it could not be as good (although I see no reason to doubt Sixpoint's good sense and taste), but there is also a damn good chance that the beer will be improved. Hi-Res being even better? I need to sit down to take that in. :slight_smile:
     
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  32. DrStiffington

    DrStiffington Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2010 New Jersey

    Wow, you live in NJ and never tried one? Surprising. If you like dank IPAs, give resin a try. The Crisp is one of my favorite lagers, if not my favorite. Not everything they put out is a "wow" beer, but everything is at least good. No duds. Plus cans!
     
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  33. SCW

    SCW Poo-Bah (1,692) Jul 25, 2004 New York
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  34. Tbub18

    Tbub18 Disciple (395) Oct 31, 2014 New York
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    Yup I agree. I liked the last one too but this one is an improvement.
     
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  35. SCW

    SCW Poo-Bah (1,692) Jul 25, 2004 New York
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    now imagine if we improved it like this every year for the next 20 years....powerful!
     
  36. BradenMK

    BradenMK Aspirant (277) Sep 24, 2012 Alaska

    I am a bit sad that perhaps the sweetness has been dialed down, but regardless, I can't wait to put this lovely hop cordial into my gullet!
     
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  37. WreckedPalate

    WreckedPalate Initiate (163) Aug 14, 2013 Wisconsin

    I had a can that was nearly a year old and it still tastes very good. Sounds like you had a bad can dude! Do not let that sway you from trying this stuff. As far as triple ipas go, this is top notch. I always thought the booze was very well hidden, that it tasted very hoppy still without the malt dominating it. Dangerously drinkable too.

    I GOT YOUR BACK SIXPOINT!!!
     
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  38. SCW

    SCW Poo-Bah (1,692) Jul 25, 2004 New York
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    love it when you talk Victorian English hophead to us ;-)

    is that avatar Julie Andrews with a couple of machine guns, ala Sound of Music style? Or am I nuts? or both?
     
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  39. Broanoke

    Broanoke Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2013 Virginia

    Anyone seen this in va yet?
     
  40. WreckedPalate

    WreckedPalate Initiate (163) Aug 14, 2013 Wisconsin

    Haha, yes, it's "The Sound Of Death Metal"
     
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