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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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/


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3.6
   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!


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mrjaxson (294) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Above average look and aroma but harsh taste and thin body makes for a split personality experience.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TappanGordo (70) - New York, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Can poured into glass. Pour is a lite amber. Flavor is citrus, pine and hops. Very nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (2288) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 4, 2014
Can at Craig’s. Pours golden amber, very dry, bitter, pine, citrus, toffee malts.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (3408) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Can from state line Liquors. Pours light brown with a thin khaki head. Has some solid hoppiness on the nose. Decent grapefruit on the tongue. Finishes clean. Solid for the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Headbanger (3304) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2014
16oz can 5/4/14 (Woodman’s=Waukesha)-40° in Lager Glass-Pours a hazy orangish amber with a small off white head. Aroma of citrus and malt. Taste of the same with more hops. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and quite tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thicksuds (428) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Very solid APA, fruity scent, excellent hop profile, sharp, intense flavor, bitter finish, full bodied for a pale ale, excellent brew

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TXBadger (1393) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Reviewed from notes: I like this year’s version the best so far. The mosaic hops really give this something that the previous years’ versions did not have. Pours a nice clear deep amber color with white head. Citrus, pine, and grass on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Full rich hop flavor, leaves some nice resin on the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McNeillR (1221) - 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

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (14288) - 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...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nathan30533 (601) - 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.


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