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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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 ďwet hopsĒ

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
popkow (308) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Bottle with amber can with amber body and slightly lighter colored head. This harvest brought a forgettable October beer that is to similar to Six Points other brews. Wet hops good but where is the pumpkin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Shared can. Poured an amber-orange color with a small white head. Aroma was citrus notes, earthy hops as well. Flavor was hops, citrus, overall earthy. Pumpkin not there, but Iím glad Iím not the only one that was confused by this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewBoxer (2595) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Can. Golden amber color with mild head and lace. Smells of cinnamon and nutmeg. Tastes of cinnamon some carmel, very slight pumpkin. Pretty decent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2011
16oz can, best before March 12, 2012. Pours cloudy orange and yellow with a creamy yellow-tinged head that leaves sticky lacing. Aromas of sweet yeast, some bubblegum, sugary citrus peel, and some pine. The flavor is bitter citrus and pine, slightly sweet malt and caramel. Absolutely no evidence of pumpkin or spices. The finish is slightly astringent and bitter, with notes of citrus seeds. Medium carbonation, pretty drinkable. Alright, I guess. Iím disappointed that thereís no pumpkin in here. Anyone else think a lot of these Sixpoint beers taste pretty much the same? [851]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (6029) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Can. Orange-amber with a short, foamy beige head. Aroma is odd. Herbal hops and citrus fruit with a touch of pine come through as does a stewed vegetable and spice. Taste is spicy hops, soft citrus, light spice, soft herbal notes, and faint caramel. Body is medium with a strong, dense carbonation. Finishes with more spicy hops, citrus fruit, caramel, spices, herbal notes and sweet malt. Not really picking up on the pumpkin in this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2011
16 oz. can. Pours a very hazy orange with a moderate linen white head that lasted nearly till mid-glass and left partial lace. The aroma is decidedly hoppy; gee what a surprise from Sixpoint. Ample pine with some spicy notes picked up as well. No sign of any pumpkin. The flavor is an almost immediate crush of pine, black pepper (especially after the swallow) and to a lesser extent, malt. If there is pumpkin in here, it is completely overwhelmed and is non-existent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
scottw86 (1167) - Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Poured a hazy orange color with a large white stable head. Aroma has lots of vegetables and spices. Some interesting yeast notes in the aroma as well. Some tartness. Taste has a large amount of vegetables with lots of spices. Taste is pretty dry, and a little thin. Finish is pretty hoppy with some pine needles. Overall itís interesting, but I donít like the vegetable flavors as much, and itís a little too dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
dmac (5635) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2011
16 oz can from EZ. Poured a murky solid orange with a small foamy white head. Aroma is spicey with pepper, wet bread, vomit. Medium bodied with strong carbonation, chewy actually but with a lot of stingy carbonation. Flavor is all over the place, notes of pepper, old toast, bad vanilla, veggies, wax. Blah.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2011
16oz can. This is a pumpkin beer? Pours a hazy amber with a medium white head. Mostly pepper in the nose. Taste is peppery and slightly herbal with maybe a slight hint of hops. Light/medium body with a spicy finish. Little to no pumpkin flavor at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2011
Served on draft at Beer Run. Pours a hazy amber color with a medium creamy white head. Good head retention. Big spicy, peppery hop aroma with faint bits of pumpkin. The taste is huge herbal and peppery hop notes with a mild pumpkin and spice finish. Medium bodied. Doesnít come across much like a pumpkin ale.

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