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RATINGS: 290   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 111   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Hi-Res. Zoom on, zoom in, hop out. This beer goes up to eleven. Where the telescope ends, the microscope begins. Which of the two has the grander view?

pre-2014 ABV: 11.1%
2014 ABV: 10.5%

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mstrcrwly (400) - New York, USA - MAR 27, 2015
12 oz can poured into a tulip..amber/orange with thin white head..aroma of resin,pine,caramel..sticky mouthfeel..not citrusy..good but could have been better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
coldbrewky (1477) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Four pack o cans. Greedy cheap bastard them there sixpoint accountants. A lovely deep amber That glows. Thinner oily head. Strong biting nose of floral hops. Body is substantially sweeter than the nose led me to believe. More hops less malts. If they ever.start that occupy wall street thing again , I’ll walk around with a flag that says that.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rederic (3188) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 23, 2015
12oz/355ml can, clear honey gold color, with a thick bubbly white head with a mild pine niddle, pine bark, candied lemon, grapefruit, lime rind nose, with a mild floral citrus, piney, resiny, coniferous, leafy, grassy hoppy accent, and with a lemon marmalade, lemon pie crust, mint leaf, faint candyish lemon, lime lollipop, subtle panettone cake dough, zesty citrusy lemon, grapefruit peel note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate, with a warmth sweet honeyed pale, pilsener, caramunich, toasted malt, candied lemon, grapefruit, lime rind, lemon marmalade, mint leaf, flowery leafy, grassy, citrus, resiny hoppy character, with some lemon pie, faint candyish lemon, lime lollipop, lemon tea leaf, subtle lemon cake, lemon cookie flavours, leading towards a warming zesty candied lemon, grapefruit, lime peel, lemon marmalade, lemon pie, lingering minty, leafy, grassy, piney, citrus hop bitterness di ise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smcolw (567) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2015
The barkeeper needs to make two pours to settle the head. Leaves a wide ring of lace on the initial sip. The color is light amber and nearly clear. Grapefruit and pine resin are the predominate aromas. The smell stretches through the taste. There’s also an oily high-alcohol malt base. You know you’re drinking a big beer. Rich body with an equally low carbonation level.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mindwarp (105) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Pours a dark gold with a thick white head, plenty of lacing and lots of bubbles. Smell of tropical fruits. Taste of hops and pine with a real small kick of citrus at the end. Doesn’t seem as resiny as what I remember Resin to be. I think I have a couple in the basement maybe I’ll compare tonight. Overall not bad but also not something I’ll drink a lot of.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 1/20
krumbum (578) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
A sweet syrupy hop aroma. Clear Amber with nice white head. Nice fragrant sweet hops. Lighter body than expected but carrys a lot of flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bricks (673) - Delaware, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Mediocre appearance... Overpowering aroma of Earth and hops, perhaps a hint of metal. Thick, sweet, hoppy, bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chad9976 (1314) - Albany, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Sixpoint tends to be very self-aware with their brews. They made a double IPA a few years ago, aptly titled “Resin,” and they’ve clearly cranked it up to 11 with “Hi-Res,” a so-called triple IPA. Big in body, alcohol and IBUs, this drinks more like a hop barleywine (but not a hoppy barleywine). As a beefy beer it does its job well as its tastes and smells pretty good and is surprisingly drinkable, too.

I poured a 12oz can into a goblet. It had a best before date of 7/9/15 and cost $4.59 ($0.38 per ounce).

Appearance: Gold/copper hue over a mostly clear body. Slow, steady carbonation is always visible. Pours to a one-finger, white, foamy head which laces and retains very well.

Smell: Potent piney/resiny hops with a subtle citrus concentrate scent. Alcohol is noticeable, but not distracting.

Taste: In the least surprising move ever, this beer begins with a strong piney flavor from the hops. Slightly lighter and closer to pine needles rather than dank, sticky resiny syrup (that comes in the second half). The malt base is strong, but not all that distinctive. I would not consider this to be an especially sweet brew, just a well-balanced one. The alcohol imparts significant warmth, but not much in the way of flavor except a dry, rubbing alcohol-like sensation. A faint citrus concentrate taste lurks in the background constantly and is the last thing I taste before it goes down. Big brews like this tend not to have the sharp bitter bite despite the high IBU rating of 111. Regardless, it’s still plenty flavorful and exactly what you want and expect in an IPA of this stature.

Drinkability: At 10.5% ABV, Sixpoint Hi-Res is not exactly sessionable. The mouthfeel is thick and chewy with a slight sticky sensation. Ironically enough it finishes rather clean; no starchy or cloying sensation. The alcohol makes itself known constantly; creating for a warming sensation and slightly distracts from the base palette. Still, it is not a sipper by any means and that’s pretty impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TattooJack (213) - Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2015
From the four pack of cans on a recommendation from Vicki the Beer Consigliere @ Liquorama. I got a lot of contrasts with this one, one drink was bitter, then pine, the next fresh hops with fruit, I was thinking this was because I wasn’t waiting long enough between gulps. I’m not going to slow my roll for the sake of science, and I don’t suggest you do either. We’ll just call this the 10.5% chameleon and enjoy it for being that.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
obguthr (4264) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Flavored marshmallows, orange, pineapple, grapefruit, lemon aroma. Clear amber, medium head, good lacing. Sweet and juicy pineapple, rosehip, papaya, and grapefruit. Bitter resinous end, grapefruit mainly. Medium body, easy carbonation, but quite hot. If you like a fruity IPA, you may just fall in love with this.

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