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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
Our first-ever seasonal can release arrives today, and it is brewed as a true celebration of this special moment in time. We made a trip out to Yakima Valley to the oldest continually operating hop farms in the country, and met with Patrick Smith, a 3rd generation hop grower. We selected and harvested 800 pounds of fresh “wet hops”

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leafs93 (2136) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Pours amber with a white head. Aroma is pine, citrus, spice and just a hint of pumpkin. Way more hoppy then expected...in a good way. Light bodied with a smooth texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reggiedunlop (3675) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Pours a clear golden/amber with a medium lt tan head. Aroma has light dry leaves and earthy malts....a touch of floral hoppiness but faint. Flavor has milc seasonal spice...up front and very mild...and faint earthy/hops...slightly metallic. Mouthfeel is mediuma nd the finish is bitter/metallic and dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFGrind (2006) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Looking through a tap list with numerous pumpkin beers randomly selected Sixpoint’s Autunmation. It was listed under the pumpkin beers but as soon as the draft arrived all I could smell was hops. Big hop beer, bitterness throughout with pumpkin flavors coming in the aftertaste. I enjoyed this full bodied beer that takes two styles of Fall beers, pumpkin and fresh hop and brings them together into one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Tap at The Woods: Golden pour with a white film of head. Hoppy aroma- hempy and citrusy. Woody C-hops. Light body with a predominately hoppy flavor. Vegetal, mildly herbal. Similar Sierra Pale Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9565) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Can. Pours a clear orange with a thin white to beige head. Big sticky hops, soft malt. Medium bodied, soft and malty, spicy. Toast, long bitterness. A touch empty, warm biscuits into the finish. Decent, and honestly better than I was expecting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bigtourist (36) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Good aroma, but overly hoppy. Nice color, bitter finish, not one of my favorite pumpkins

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
closey22 (1686) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Amber w/ thin white head; very floral hoppy aroma; flava is of tea, hay, hops; feels medium and foamy; finishes coppery dry; not much of a ’autumn-style’ beer, but delish nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebusstop (178) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Was not expecting something so hoppy, thought the pumpkin would soften things up. Not so, I would say the pumpkin is undetectable on the nose and taste. Otherwise it’s a great burst of grapefruit. The palate is a bit watery up front but with a solid moderate bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McGarnigle (624) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2012
I don’t taste much pumpkin, which is a good thing. I’m not much into pumpkin beers and don’t think they’d hop up well. So this is mostly a slightly sweet IPA, with grapefruit rind hop flavor and maybe a hint of spice. Long hop afterglow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nephilium (1702) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2012
This isn’t your regular pumpkin beer, this is an IPA with a hint of pumpkin. You can tell from the aroma, that this is a big hop bomb... if you strain, you may detect a touch of pumpkin and spice. Pours a clear amber, with a thin white head. There’s a big hop presence here, with the pumpkin a side note in the finish. If you don’t like the standard pumpkin beers, and like IPA’s, I’d recommend this one.

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