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Sixpoint Autumnation (2013)



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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 74   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Autumnation, Sixpoint’s hop harvest ale, features a fresh "wet hop" chosen by Sixpoint fans. This year’s hop choice, Mosaic, provides this hearty copper ale with bright citrus, berry and pine flavors, along with aromatic notes of earth, strawberry and stonefruit.

Please note that this version uses Mosaic hops, and entries for the previous Citra Autumnation should be entered here: http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/sixpoint-autumnation-2011-2012/155319/

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McNeillR (979) - SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2014
Plain leafy dark orange, slim off white head. Crisp hop, metallic and a cycle of overripe fruit. Initial taste is a blast of hops, dirty tropical fruitness is ran over by reinous hopness. Plucky sweet malt, wee bit soapy/minty burn towards the finish. Drag of bitter tang on the linger, rusty and slightly ruinous. For an APA this is OTT.

Can, Cheers Craig, April Not So Fools Tasting

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (13188) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2014
can at home for the US haull ... golden amber ... small white head ... soft zezty pine ... soft sweet caramel toffee malts nose ... that soft sweet toffee malt that i really done like... quite a dry finish ... quite bitter grapefruit and pine...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nathan30533 (546) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Really good pale ale. Unfiltered look with all kinds of stuff floating around the mug. Looks and tastes great. Good balance of hop and malt. What an American Pale Ale should be.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
unclemattie (4036) - Georgia, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Vintage 2013, Mosaic hops. Tap @ TacoMac, Windward. Amber color, white creamy head. Huge lace, awesome. Aromatics are intense. Hints of pine, cirtus, strawberry. Tastes of hops. Tastes of pine, grapefruit rind, apricot. Loads of hops. Still well balanced. Lingering bitterness. (3988)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mverity (250) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Amber color with some orange and red hints. Good lacing, good collar. Aroma is earthy, slightly resiny. Taste is bitter and astringent up front, but that fades into some caramel and pine. Medium body and carbonation, slightly bitter on the tongue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
16 oz can poured into a pint glass. A: Pours a murky orange color. The head is a one finger off-white shade with a rather soapy-looking texture. Retention isn’t the best, but there is some lacing left behind. S: Very nice hopping here - definitely smells like Mosaic. Grapefruit, berries, oranges, and maybe a touch of pine needle make up the aroma on the hop front. As it opens up in the glass, more of the malt comes through. And uh oh, I smell some crystal malt. Oh well, this is a good aroma, no doubt. T: Admittedly, the Mosaic hops are showcased pretty well here. The flavors on the tongue switch from an opening of melon, a berry jam-esque middle, and a piny finish. Actually, the finish is a little disappointing: I taste way too much toffee and even plastic from the crystal malt. At least the good points of this brew easily overshadow its niggles. M: This is why God created unfiltered IPAs: they’re so crisp and light, it’s unbelievable. Thirst quenching, too. For that, it only needs moderate carbonation to go down with such incredible ease. O: Pretty good. I have no real experience on fresh hop ales, but I feel this would make a good starting point. On a side note, I really don’t mind how Mosaic is becoming the new "faddy" hop of choice...now if only brewers could stop using crystal malt!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
cheap (3804) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Way different from the original version. Yeah, looks thick and vitrious in the glass but its a strong sweet tongue cloying brew. Mouthcoating with lots of personality like many other beers these guyz make. Angry bitter IPA bordering on IIPA territory if not intah. Hard t like this one. Big long rototilling finish. Rude nastiness blastiness continually in yer face. WEW must be greater than 7% Never expected this mouthfull, wew. My girlie taste buds are not impressed with this green orange grapefruit rind BS.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (931) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Pours unclear medium amber. Medium frothy creamy white head, mostly lasting with some lace. Fruity. Leans towards sweet. Citrus, floral, some spicy, some earth/grass. Caramel, bready. A little zesty. Medium body. Firm yet gentle bitterness and mild dryness. Semi creamy and a bit oily. Good balance all around. Everything comes together nicely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
parkerj (14) - - JAN 29, 2014
Well executed beer, but I feel like crowd sourcing may have had unintended results. The Mosaic hops seemed to clash with the earthy notes from the fresh hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (3908) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Bronze tallboy can, clearish bronze beer; big fluffy ivory head. Sticky, resinous hops over lightly candied malting in the aroma. Head has a powdery smell. Hoppy, but mellow. Lightly sweet, a bit woody, kumquat zest, moderation in the hopping, perhaps a little starchy tasting. Unctuous mouthfeel with a few piney bristles. Medium body, quick finish. ABC, Betton.

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