Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Rick’s in Alexandria. Served in a nonic pint. Reviewed from notes.
Pours a somewhat-hazy orange-copper color with a good off-white head and nice retention with a bit of lacing. The nose brings forward plenty of different characteristics, with some ginger and spice plus faint herbal notes. Some hops float through as well. The flavor brings some ginger and pumpkin spice plus hops. A bit of bready malt. Medium body with a faintly-spicy finish with a light dryness. Pretty good. Interesting, that’s for sure.
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can 473 ml
Aroma: citrus, musk, range of hops. Some pepper, hint of ginger, some dryness in slight funk. Pleasant.
Appearance: slight haze on amber with light white top.
Palate / Taste: medium bodied. Good blend of fresh ginger, pepper, spicy hop feel and some drying alcohol. Mild diacetyl noted.
HogTownHarry (6042) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16oz can from Premier Gourmet. Hazy brownish-amber with a huge lasting fluffy beige head. Lightly bready and VERY nicely hoppy - leaf and resin, damn, smells pretty solid (almost an 8). Taste ... no; oh, no - metallic, sour - like a watery and soapy brown ale, but not sweet - a bit earthy. Average body, mild carbonation, middling-long bitter, increasingly harsh finish --- ehhhh. Sure smelled good.
johnnnniee (2139) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 14, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can shared by HopasaurusRex, thanks for the opportunity.
Pours a deep copper color with a decent sized off white head with decent retention. Smells of grapefruit, mangos, juicy tropical fruit, ginger, and some weird unidentifiable spice. Little to no malt shows up in the aroma and there’s a curious lack of pumpkin in there as well. Taste is resinous, tropical fruity, citrusy hops blended with ginger and what I assume are pumpkin pie spices. Medium body with a moderate to high level of carbonation and a resinous, slick mouthfeel. I’m not a big fan of pumpkin ales and since this one doesn’t taste like pumpkin I think its pretty good. Very hoppy with an odd addition of ginger that works with the citra hops pretty well. This is my new go to pumpkin-less pumpkin beer.
drfabulous (3823) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
4 pack of cans thanks to Matt. Malty and caramel. Slightly hoppy in an odd way. Hmmm. I’m trying to figure out what is going on between the hops and the malt. Something different indeed.
keanex (1379) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 16 ounce can into a pint glass.
A: 2 Finger thick tan head that clings to the side as it slowly dissipates leaving a thick rocky coating on top. The body is an almost opaque pumpkin orange, very hazy. Very appealing looks, one of the best looking beers I’ve ever seen.
S: Big disappointment here. It doesn’t smell bad, but it doesn’t smell like the can indicates. I note a lot of fresh hops, slightly citrusy, but no pumpkin or spices to note.
T: Fresh hops on the foretaste that leads to a slightly spicy taste and finishes dry with a cinnamon reminiscent aftertaste. No note of pumpkin though here.
M: Snappy carbonation with a medium body. Very crisp beer.
O: This reminds me of a less malty, more spicy Southern Tier Harvest Ale, which I enjoyed a lot. Unfortunately the pumpkin flavor is severely lacking to me and my girlfriend. I would have rated this a lot better had it not mentioned pumpkins, but the hops take over the flavor of any pumpkin flavor meaning that Sixpoint messed up something here. This is a good beer, but don’t expect much pumpkin flavor, if any at all.
sarahmarie (265) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pungent smell of spice, particuarly ginger and pepper, and some citrus hop giving a different kind of earthy aroma. More hoppy then most fall seasonals. Hops dance along the palate with white pepper and ginger again in the flavor. Do not get any pumpkin or traditional pumpkin pie spices. Interesting take on a fall seasonal.
artmcd8 (1479) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2011
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2011 Flavorful hoppy aroma. Pours an amber color. Thin head. This beer is quite flavorful and I think six point may have tr ied to add too many flavors in the mix. Many flavors don’t come through. Slight ginger and much hops. No pumpkin.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallboy from the Perfect Pour, MD. Definitely not your average "spiced" autumn beer, thank Shango. Vigorous chestnut pour with a big crisp carbonation and head. Nose is quite dry and bitter, with the hops not nearly as floral as expected. The spice in the taste is of the biting rather than the sweet variety, and that complements the super dryness of the beer well. Nice, like an autumn version of Surly’s Bitter Brewer.
eaglefan538 (2843) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour was orange to copper in color with a pretty and nice looking white head. The aroma was resinous, herbal, earthy, grains. The flavor followed, firm bitterness supporting this, vegetal (non-oxidized) notes coming through too with a wood type element. Mouthfeel was pretty full bodied, moderate carbonation, slight hop zing.