shigadeyo (2959) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
9/20/2013: Six Point Autumnation... Wow, this beer is quite the assault of hops in the aroma, but then the flavor is quite a big let down. To me, this beer clearly illustrates that pumpkin and tons of hops donít really mesh very well. The description from the brewery for this yearís Autumnation reads, "Autumnation, Sixpointís hop harvest ale, features a fresh "wet hop" chosen by Sixpoint fans. This yearís hop choice, Mosaic, provides this hearty copper ale with bright citrus, berry and pine flavors, along with aromatic notes of earth, strawberry and stonefruit." Yeah, that might sounds interesting and good, but I didnít like it. The over-bearing hops just didnít balance well with the weird earthy, veggie, berry, bread crust maltiness. Thereís also a sharp metallic edge in the finish. I was hard-pressed to even finish the sample. Draught sample(s) at Party Town in Florence, KY. Rating #140 for this beer.
unclemattie (3993) - Georgia, USA - MAR 3, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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)
mverity (218) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 isnít 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: theyíre so crisp and light, itís 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 donít mind how Mosaic is becoming the new "faddy" hop of choice...now if only brewers could stop using crystal malt!
cheap (3743) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2014
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
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.
beerbaaron (844) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
parkerj (12) - - JAN 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Aurelius (3844) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
shrubber85 (6803) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Orange/berry malt and orange peel/pine aroma. Cloudy amber with large light tan head. Sweet light strawberry malt and moderately bitter orange peel flavor. Body a bit light.
Ed5388 (1598) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can from Lacey Spirits. Pours a hazy burnt orange color with a finger of frothy off white head. Aroma of fresh lemons and oranges, and light caramel malt. Taste of pine, citrus, citrus skins, hints of caramel, and grass.
Drake (7834) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 ounce can from Beer Run. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a large foamy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of caramel malts with floral, spicy hops. The taste is floral, spicy, citrus hops and pale malts. Mexican food. Medium bodied, slight lingering fruitiness, low carbonation. Decent.