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Sixpoint Autumnation (2011 & 2012)

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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Our first-ever seasonal can release arrives today, and it is brewed as a true celebration of this special moment in time. We made a trip out to Yakima Valley to the oldest continually operating hop farms in the country, and met with Patrick Smith, a 3rd generation hop grower. We selected and harvested 800 pounds of fresh “wet hops”


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (1963) - Manama, BAHRAIN - OCT 23, 2011
Powerful citrus hops with round fruits, light floral, And a bit of sweet malts. Fresh citrus hop flavor, fruits, light malts. Medium bodied. Interesting. Mostly sweet and fruity hops. Good but not what was expected.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
cheap (3940) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2011
From the other beers I’ve had from this company, I was expecting something big and bold. However, even with its near 7%, there was very little rudenss. On tap at the Bocktown Monaca. Smell is just barely hoppy floral. The initial taste does have some of that octoberfest feel in it. However, it also has some kind of odd unidentifyable backbone in there, maybe leather maybe something else. . I guess this is what makes it a sixpoint. Finish is not bad, somewhat medium bitter ending.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tgncc (2740) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2011
The aroma is full of earthy, musty hops, sweet caramel. The appearance is a hazy yellow/orange, white head. The flavor is musty, sweatsock, earth, metal, light caramel sweetness. The finish is resin hops, musty, earthy hops. Medium in body. WAY too hoppy to be a pumpkin ale, in fact, no pumpkin was noticeble. This beer SCREAMS wet hopping. But it was fairly enjoyable nonetheless.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pineypower (2479) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2011
Can thanks to Dmac. Pours a moderate amber with a small white head. Aroma is odd, almost skunky, but I know this is fresh Saaz hops anyone? Grass, light biscuit and some bready notes. Taste is grassy light fruity hops, old vegetables, light grain. No idea where the Citra is in here... Just didn’t work.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2191) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2011
HARDLY A pumpkin brew this beer has a caustic and ivy hop bitterness that is woeful to quit. hop profile and long lingering finish it has almost no sweetness and flavorful with a miniscule amount of spice and pumpkin. it redefines autumn brews and i am a convert. ivy and wood. demonstrative do not pass pass this by as another post road, you will regret it!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 19, 2011
16oz can. I had high hopes for this one. Pours a nice off copper/orange color, nice head and lacing. Aromas aren’t too distinctive, but some floral and bittering hops detected. Nicely balanced and flavorful, ABV is well balanced, not too bitter or malty. This is quite unique, not a marzen or pumpkin, but a great alternate for the season.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BroSpud (1666) - , Massachusetts, USA - OCT 19, 2011
16oz can. Medium amber pour with an off white head. Very tasty this one with a nice hoppiness to it. Yes please, I’ll have another.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thornecb (4289) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Pours hazy orange-amber into an English pint. Off-white micro head with good retention recedes leaving sheet lacing. Mild sour citrus, pumpkin and resin aromas. Medium bodied with sweet and sour pumpkin upfront turning to earthy, sour resin in the lasting finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
halfonit (1150) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 14, 2011
Pours a very slightly dark golden/amber color. Aroma is of leaves, hops, jerkey, slight pumpkin, and burnt rubber. Flavor is a little metallic with some malts present, barley, tree bark, slight booziness, and spices. Leaves a hoppy grass finish. Not too bad, but not too good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2011
Tap at Pony. Amber pour topped by a tight creamy head. The aroma is nicely hoppy with a nice fresh maltiness. A little bit herbal and spicy with a nice malt balance. There is also a lovely floral/lavender like character. Fresh and zesty. Tasty stuff


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