Autumnation (2011-2012) - Sixpoint Brewery
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Reviews by Lawl3ss:
3.6/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Chilled 16 oz can into a stemless tulip pint. No visible canning date.
Look- Clear orange-amber with three fingers of whipped pearlescent head that refuses to settle. Good lacing.
Smell- Nutty, background roasted character with significant bright citric/floral hop aroma with some earthy undertones. light sweetness, light spice (mace? ginger?), roasted pumpkin is notable but mild.
Taste- Similar to the nose, but a little plainer. Well-hopped for a pumpkin ale, earthy. nutty malt flavors and light spice. Herbal, tealike aftertaste with a tannic quality. As it warms, it lightens and the sharper edges round out to reveal a nicer toasty pumpkin flavor.
Mouthfeel- Medium body, light carbonation. Juicy feel with a bit of mineral character and a powdery feel (from the wet hops? spices?) One can's enough for me.
Overall- Serve this one at room temp or just under. Distinctly Sixpoint, and a unique take on the pumpkin ale category. I probably wouldn't choose this over more traditional pumpkin ales or other Sixpoint offerings, however.
Serving type: can
12-22-2012 20:54:08 | More by Lawl3ss
More User Reviews:
4.96/5 rDev +35.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
Had this at a tasting which included 23 pumpkin beers.
This made it to the top 5 for me... #5 actually. ..
The guy at the beer store said its not what you expect (not in a bad way)..
Well out of 5 judges, three (including myself) are hop heads and surely enjoyed this. The other 2 hate hoppy beers and it was at the bottom for them.
Wet Hops/hopping is used and as soon as you crack the can a beautiful smell of fresh hops with the smell of fall spices so delicately blended in takes all your attention. Had one of the best heads to me but probably because of the ipa/ness of the brew. Taste was a smack in the face of fresh hops.. fresh as I felt I had actuall hop cones in my mouth.. more pumpkin, all spice, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice makes its way thru but it is more of a light flavored pumpkin ipa. Finishes super smooth with a nice bitter aftertaste...
Suprised I was... to me yea.. its #5... but because it is so far away from your typical pumpkin ale.. but deserving enough of its own standing... I would surely find it hard to pass this up...even against the other top pumpkin beers I tried.
Serving type: can
10-15-2013 02:06:34 | More by pjkelley82
Autumnation (2011-2012) from Sixpoint Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 416 ratings.