Hi-Res

New York
United States
Sixpoint Beer Hi-Res Triple IPA
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
93
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

To see the hop cone up close, we zoomed in microscopic, and found a hi-res view. In Hi-Resolution, the hop optic was magnified; our perception, fully amplified. It's microscopic. It's telescopic. It's off-topic. It's Mad Science. 

Profile

ABV: 
10.5%
IBUs: 
115
Judges Review 
Michael Bury's picture
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Sixpoint’s Hi-Res should come with a disclaimer: "Warning: May cause lupulin jealously when drinking other IPAs." In a nutshell, this beer is intense and not for the faint-hearted. The aroma provides a massive punch of resinous, orange, catty and papaya hop aromas with moderate alcohol and light caramel malt. The deep amber beer is brilliantly clear and boasts an ivory head that never really goes away and leaves a pleasant trail of lacing on the glass.

Hi-Res’s flavor continues where the aroma left off. For some, the hop use may be too heavy-handed but others will rejoice. The intense piney, orange, grapefruit, catty and subtle tropical fruit flavors seamlessly blend with the above-average strength of alcohol. The moderate caramel toasted malt provides the needed canvas upon which the hops express themselves. This beer is decidedly bitter with a semi-dry finish, mainly from a combination of alcohol and caramel malt.  

Make no mistake about this beer; it’s larger than life with its high alcohol content, hop quotient and intense flavor. So if you’re feeling that Double IPAs just don’t do it for you anymore, and you're ready to assault your senses with something stronger, then Hi-Res is a great choice for that empty glass.