Autumnation (2011-2012) - Sixpoint Brewery
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Reviews by MadCat:
4.03/5 rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: A very nice pumpkiney brown color, with a good tan head, leaves good lacing
Smell: Very hop forward, with some spice and resin to it
Taste: Again, as expected for Sixpoint, this is very hop forward, but more so than I would expect from a "Pumpkin Ale". There is not much sweetness at all to this, which caught me off guard. You can detect some pumpkin and spices mixed in, but they are subtle enough where you could easily confuse them with hop flavors. A good thing and a bad thing. On the one hand, nothing is overpowering, but on the other hand, sometimes its nice for a little more pumpkin to come through. Enjoyable
Mouthfeel: Light to medium body, good carbonation
Overall: A good brew, though not my favorite from Sixpoint. I do love what Sixpoint is doing, and I look forward to trying more from them.
Serving type: can
11-11-2011 03:29:34 | More by MadCat
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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.