pressboxjoe (186) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can to tulip. Rousing piney almost juniper hops aroma, very familiar if you have had other Sixpoint ales. Maybe there’s some clove or allspice, but I detect no pumpkins whoatsoever. Bit watery. Pumpkin spices are exceedingly subtle. So so bitter. Sure, some ginger. This is a hop fest. It’s not a good marriage of styles for me.
beerfest5 (838) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
a little pumpkin, a little spice, not too shabby, tastes like a fall seasonal ive had before, good session ale for a fall beer.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4294) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Yay, another mediocre beer from Sixpoint. +++ Sampled from a 16 oz can this beer poured a bright orange-amber color with a huge creamy orange-white head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was strong floral and earthy hops with a nutty undertone. The flavor was strongly bitter with floral and harsh fruity hops and moderate resin. The hops completely overpower any pumpkin or spice save for a sour, tangy and off malty undertone. The finish was long, sour, tangy and hoppy. Medium body. Eh.
Steeeve (326) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear gold-amber pour with a thick, foamy white head. Very strong leafy, grassy hop aroma. You can definitely tell these are wet hops. Extremely subtle pumpkin spice and caramel notes. The hops dominate the aroma, as well as the flavor. Very light sweetness, followed by waves of bitterness. More grassy and floral than citrrusy or piney. Faint underlying spices. Mouthfeel is medium-light and carbonated well. Pretty good as a wet hop ale, but dont go into this thinking it will taste like a pumpkin ale. The spices are overwhelmed by the hops. Not bad overall but I’d probably stick to their year-round offerings.
ontbeermaker (2161) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can pours a nice bright, kind of orangy, the smell is a bit citrus, that taste is citrusy as well, its go oranges and lemons, overall it is quite tasty, good offering
rjplumer (328) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 10, 2011
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Has a hoppy floral note. A medium hazy amber color with a one finger head that dissipates quickly. Very bitter and sour which lingers. Just barely drinkable.
Maverick34 (1912) - New York, USA - NOV 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cannned. Foamy pour like most sixpoints, hoppy floral aroma, light caramel taste. Ok.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16oz. Can: Aroma of malt, hops, grass, slight spruce, and a hint of citrus. Poured orange in color with a small to medium-sized, creamy, dense, tan head that lasted throughout. Cloudy. Very sparkling. A few small and medium-sized particles throughout. Very good lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of hops, malt, grass, leaves, light wood, slight diacetyl, and some resin. Medium body. Dry texture. Malt, hops, grass finish is dry.
LinusStick (2703) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2011
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Ugh...how is this rated so high? Drinkable, sure, but nearly unenjoyable. Aroma was like a very distant manure patch. Pour was a flat murky dark gold with no head. Taste was pretty nasty and weird. Not much in the front but mid swallow there is a huge hop soapy flavor with strong metallic notes. The aftertaste is left numb with medicinal hops, band aid and metal. The beer grew on me as I drank it, but I can’t give it much better of a score. Decent carbonation makes the beer finishable.
Heathen (1444) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
THOUGHTS: Not bad, but not what I was expecting. Overall I think it fails at trying to blend the fresh hop and pumpkin beer styles. It came across more as a nice hoppy ale that was sort of ruined by spices. Goes down easy, though. I just wished it tasted a little nicer. The actual flavor was fine, but the aftertaste of spices lingered too long and left a dry, almost dandy coating in my mouth. Tons of hops without all the bitter. It definitely got better as it warmed, but it was still a fail on the concept.
TECHNICAL: Can. Poured a light copper with an average to large, off-white head that mostly diminished. The aroma had light bread an caramel; hints of toasted malt; moderate orange hops; lighter pine hops; a little pumpkin pie spices and a hint of pumpkin. The pine and ginger really blended together. The initial flavor was light to moderately sweet and lightly bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet, light to moderately bitter and slight to lightly sour with a long duration. There was caramel malt, a little pumpkin, citrus hops, pumpkin pie spices, sour pumpkin, pine hops, orange, toasted malt and orange hops. The medium body was a little oily and then dry and also slightly sticky on the lips with tingly carbonation and a dry, slightly metallic and slmost chalky finish.