Sixpoint Autumnation (2011 & 2012)



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RATINGS: 142   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”

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omhper (25544) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2012
Canned at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Hazy pale amber, mid sized head. Aroma of tangerine and gooseberry. Medium bodied with clean, rounded mouthfeel. Perfumy and mid sweet with minty tangerine hops and the slightest touch of ginger. Mid bitter finish.

kassner (1686) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2012
deep honey color with a nice head. plenty of malts, not much for hops, a medicinal note that runs through all their beers. .

MaBeer1972 (2143) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 6, 2012
A cloudy light orange brew. Big carbonation. Lots of fine cloudy sediment swirling around. Light sweet herbal aromas. Flavor is hoppy with an herbal backbone. Very faint pumpkin flavor. Faint spices. Medium body. Grassy hop finish. Interesting, but not superior.

Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Can from Rick’s in Alexandria. Served in a nonic pint. Reviewed from notes. Pours a somewhat-hazy orange-copper color with a good off-white head and nice retention with a bit of lacing. The nose brings forward plenty of different characteristics, with some ginger and spice plus faint herbal notes. Some hops float through as well. The flavor brings some ginger and pumpkin spice plus hops. A bit of bready malt. Medium body with a faintly-spicy finish with a light dryness. Pretty good. Interesting, that’s for sure.

Radek Kliber (7470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 23, 2012
Can 473 ml
Aroma: citrus, musk, range of hops. Some pepper, hint of ginger, some dryness in slight funk. Pleasant.
Appearance: slight haze on amber with light white top.
Palate / Taste: medium bodied. Good blend of fresh ginger, pepper, spicy hop feel and some drying alcohol. Mild diacetyl noted.

HogTownHarry (7064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2012
16oz can from Premier Gourmet. Hazy brownish-amber with a huge lasting fluffy beige head. Lightly bready and VERY nicely hoppy - leaf and resin, damn, smells pretty solid (almost an 8). Taste ... no; oh, no - metallic, sour - like a watery and soapy brown ale, but not sweet - a bit earthy. Average body, mild carbonation, middling-long bitter, increasingly harsh finish --- ehhhh. Sure smelled good.

johnnnniee (4405) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Can shared by HopasaurusRex, thanks for the opportunity. Pours a deep copper color with a decent sized off white head with decent retention. Smells of grapefruit, mangos, juicy tropical fruit, ginger, and some weird unidentifiable spice. Little to no malt shows up in the aroma and there’s a curious lack of pumpkin in there as well. Taste is resinous, tropical fruity, citrusy hops blended with ginger and what I assume are pumpkin pie spices. Medium body with a moderate to high level of carbonation and a resinous, slick mouthfeel. I’m not a big fan of pumpkin ales and since this one doesn’t taste like pumpkin I think its pretty good. Very hoppy with an odd addition of ginger that works with the citra hops pretty well. This is my new go to pumpkin-less pumpkin beer.

drfabulous (8473) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 13, 2012
4 pack of cans thanks to Matt. Malty and caramel. Slightly hoppy in an odd way. Hmmm. I’m trying to figure out what is going on between the hops and the malt. Something different indeed.

keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Poured from a 16 ounce can into a pint glass.

A: 2 Finger thick tan head that clings to the side as it slowly dissipates leaving a thick rocky coating on top. The body is an almost opaque pumpkin orange, very hazy. Very appealing looks, one of the best looking beers I’ve ever seen.

S: Big disappointment here. It doesn’t smell bad, but it doesn’t smell like the can indicates. I note a lot of fresh hops, slightly citrusy, but no pumpkin or spices to note.

T: Fresh hops on the foretaste that leads to a slightly spicy taste and finishes dry with a cinnamon reminiscent aftertaste. No note of pumpkin though here.

M: Snappy carbonation with a medium body. Very crisp beer.

O: This reminds me of a less malty, more spicy Southern Tier Harvest Ale, which I enjoyed a lot. Unfortunately the pumpkin flavor is severely lacking to me and my girlfriend. I would have rated this a lot better had it not mentioned pumpkins, but the hops take over the flavor of any pumpkin flavor meaning that Sixpoint messed up something here. This is a good beer, but don’t expect much pumpkin flavor, if any at all.

sarahmarie (265) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Pungent smell of spice, particuarly ginger and pepper, and some citrus hop giving a different kind of earthy aroma. More hoppy then most fall seasonals. Hops dance along the palate with white pepper and ginger again in the flavor. Do not get any pumpkin or traditional pumpkin pie spices. Interesting take on a fall seasonal.

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