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RATINGS: 77   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!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1424) - - SEP 29, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 10-17-13- Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – Served a copper-brown colored brew with a small fizzy off white head. The head fades almost instantly, leaving a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is overall on the sweeter and more malty side. The sweeter smells are a mix of caramel and some light fruit aromas. The malty smells are a mix of roasted brown bread and a bit of a biscuit smell. Rounding out the mix of aromas are some hop notes. The hops are really not all that potent and consist of some earthy and more herbal aromas overall. Taste – The taste of the brew was very much hoppier then I would have expected from the nose especially since I did not initially know that it was designed to be a IPA, but thought it was more of a harvest style/brown/nutty brew . It begins with a cracker and roasted malt taste with a decent amount of an earthy and grapefruit hop. Upfront there is a little bit of a caramel and lighter fruit flavor that fade as the taste moves on toward the end. While the sweetness fades the hop flavors ramp up with more earthy and quite a bit more grapefruit coming to the tongue. A nutty flavor also joins the taste more toward the middle bringing a bit more “harvest” taste to the brew then was present to the taste prior. Along with the other hops, a light pine hop flavor joins the profile at the very end, leaving a drier and rather “raw” hopped taste to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is average in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average to slightly higher than would have been expected for the style. The moderateness of the body and higher carbonation were rather decent for the beer, while not really supporting any of the roasted flavors well, the two in conjunction were very nice for the hop flavors as they added a nice level of exciting effervesce and easy drinkability to the higher hop profile. Overall – A rather decent hopped up harvest I would say. Rather pure in hop flavor with tons of “raw” hop taste. A rather interesting brew and one that is a slightly nice and off style form a standard IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (3635) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
"I dug the uniquness of this beer. Very very light on the pumpkin and spices, and hopped something akin to a Sierra Nevada harvest ale, with ample bitterness on the back end. Went back for seconds :)"

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 (2324) - 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 (3418) - 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 (3311) - 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 (430) - 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 (1398) - 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 (1235) - 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


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