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Sixpoint Spice of Life - Wakatu
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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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In this realm we call earth, there is a breathtaking country off the SE coast of Australia – known to some as Aotearoa, most of us know it by the name New Zealand. Though there may not be Hobbits as some have come to expect, we have instead located the next hop for our Spice of Life series – Wakatu. New Zealand Hop Farm before the Harvest Our scientists are formulating use of this New Zealand variety as the the sole spice in October’s Spice of Life release. The decision to procure these exotic hops was not for lack of variety and flavor in American hops, but instead to continue to broaden our palates (and hopefully many of yours). Wakatu is internationally recognized as a benchmark dual-purpose (aroma and bittering) hop and is prized for its well-rounded flavor. Originally derived from Hallertau Aroma Hops, Wakatu is a hybrid in every sense of the word, and has been optimized for cultivation in the southern hemisphere. Monks have been experimenting with horticultural cross-genetic permutations for centuries… This of course took place when not brewing beer. We agree that the honed results make for a truly rewarding finish. A fine pour of Wakatu October’s Spice of Life has landed with an ABV of 5.7% and a hop-pleasing IBU of 75. Golden orange in color, the hop flavor is perceived as a sweet mixture of vanilla and pine, says head brewer Pete Dickson. Spice of Life Wakatu is available now at select locations featuring Sixpoint.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (5260) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Growler from 9th Ave Vintner. Pours a deep, hazy orange body with thin white lacing. Aroma is dusty malt bill, light bitter hop and spice. Mouthfeel is medium, decent carbonation with notes of rich, bready malt, spice, floral hop, light citrus, light pine and soap. OK IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2012
On tap at Ervs Mug. Hazy amber with a creamy tan head. Aroma of tropical fruits, pine and pale malt. Taste in different with garlic, pine, citrus, pale malt and a touch of nobility. Not very sweet with a moderate bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (5967) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Draft. Pours golden orange with a white head. Floral, lightly citric, and some woody/cedar-like notes, on a pale plain malty base. Quick spicy hoppy finish. Solid stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slipstream (1994) - USA - DEC 8, 2012
On tap at Good Beer, part of a single hop series by Sixpoint. I never heard of this New Zealand hop before, and it is a nice one - mellow and smooth, with a bit of melon and peach. Light bitterness. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5501) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2012
(Draught) clearish medium-light gold, thick creamy offwhite head with excellent lacing. Nose of biscuit, freshly malted grain, light citrus rind, German hops, light earthiness. Taste of lightly earthy hops, sweet cream (seriously reminds me of a cream ale), medium carbonation, creamy finish, light orange rind finish, easy drinking and light spicy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewBoxer (1886) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Draft. Golden orange color with thin head. Smells of hops, orange and spice. Not an overly bitter hop bomb. Pretty smooth and easy drinking ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (5666) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Draft at blue monk. Slightly murky orange yellow pour. Floral notes upfront with a citrusy finish. FAr from a hop bomb but decent bitterness. Ok

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tcane7 (1657) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Draft at Alla Spina. Pours a murky glowing golden orange with thick light beige head and lacing. Nose is somewhat weak with pine and a little fruit. Taste has a woodiness, some pine, some vanilla, sweet with a bitter finish. Interesting hop flavor ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
keanex (1400) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2012
On-tap at Victory Lane.
Appearance: Opaque orange, almost no head, just a white coating.
Aroma: Light vanilla, bland, almost no aroma.
Taste: Light vanilla, mild bitterness, very bland.
Palate: Medium body, light carbonation.
Overall: This is very disappointing, like the others of the series I’ve had. I’m passing from now on.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leafs93 (1649) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Pours burnt orange with an off-white head. Aroma is floral, floral and more floral. Some earth and caramel came through as it warmed. Taste was sweet with a nice bitter kick. Medium bodied with an almost oily texture, very smooth. Very enjoyable, would be fantastic in the summer.


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