Posted on: February 25, 2014 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 1




Hi-Rest pours with absolutely nothing in the way of head, along with a very bronze / gold body. The beer is effervescent, and will immediately yield a nice alcohol burn. While there are notes of hops present here, the 111 IBU level of the Hi-Res will not overwhelm the balanced nature of the effort. Hints of caramel, spice, lemon, and sweet malts can all be discerned within the initial experience with the beer. After each sip, a slight amount of sweetness takes over and allows for individuals’ palettes to be restored. As one continues to drink a Hi-Res, a more earthy and fruity set of flavors bubble to the surface. Hi-Res is an intense effort that is formidable enough to keep individuals fulfilled through the coldest nights, while refreshing enough to provide imbibers with a brief sense of the upcoming spring season.


Hi-Res is a seasonal effort from Sixpoint. Make sure to visit your local (well-stocked) beer store for a chance to purchase a 4 pack (which will likely be around $11-15 for those in the United States), and take a gander at the Sixpoint brewery website for more information about the company’s efforts.


Rating: 9.0/10


Hi-Res / Sixpoint Brewery / 11.1% ABV /

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  1. I have had the great fortune to find myself drinking Hi-Res on a few occasions since its release this season and I feel compelled to say, on behalf of those who have not had it, it is so much more delicious than the two-hundred or so words you used here. Despite being a beer with an alcoholic burn, something you typically find in a homebrew, it balances it back out with a heavenly, fluffy, and crisp malty backbone (the actual flavor notes escape me at the moment). That balance made this beer stand out for me. After that first divine mouthful of an 11.2% ABV Brooklyn based brew, you are left with a mouthful of aroma. Despite all the strong flavors that come across in the first sip, just as many linger before get a chance to tip your glass again.
    What made this beer standout for me was that it had 3 characteristics that would have independently made for an interesting beer, its high alcohol content paired with the smoothness of this beers texture and taste, all the wonderful malty tastes you get in a single mouthful, and finally its’ amazing aroma: the one that hits you when you crack the can open the can and the one that refuses to leave your tongue alone even when you put this can down. This is the kind of beer that haunts me at night and not because I want more, which I do, but because I fear what kind of place the world would be if people didn’t make beer that tastes this good.

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