Autumnation (2011-2012) - Sixpoint Brewery
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Reviews by SLeffler27:
4.2/5 rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A fluffy ochre head reaches one inch before dropping to a thin coating that lasts throughout the session leaving sticky rings of lace over a hazy, rustic orange, amber beer with tiny streaming carbonation.
Hop-forward with pinesap and light orange aromas, followed by barely detectible nutmeg and ginger.
Earthy and quite bitter, with flavors that build in waves. Grapefruit and ginger are followed by cinnamon and light pumpkin that come out with warmth. The finish is long and lingering with bitterness throughout.
Medium body with a cottony texture and ample, prickling, fine carbonation. This is slightly metallic and palate coating.
While clearly intended to be a pumpkin ale, based on the pumpkin image on the can and the paragraph to this point, this otherwise seems to have no intention of being typical. While other pumpkin beers oscillate between pumpkin and pie spice, this one strays afield to provide a welcome alternative. Autumnation is very much a harvest style beer, more a hybrid between styles.
Serving type: can
12-28-2012 12:33:47 | More by SLeffler27
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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
3.43/5 rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
DISCALIMER: THIS BEER WAS OUT OF SEASON WHICH I DIDN"T REALIZE UNTIL AFTER I DRANK IT. PERHAPS A BATCH THAT ISN"T MONTHS PAST DATE WOULD BE BETTER>
As a pumpkin ale, this beer was a disappointment. As an overall beer it is decent.
Pours dark amber with a thick white head that leaves some lacing.
Smells hoppy with a hint of pumpkin, not pumpkin in a dessert sense though, more like pumpkin in a vegetable sense. Kind of squash-like.
Tastes more hoppy than anything., Pretty bitter, but there is a very slight hint of pumpkin and spices at the end.
Medium body with some nice carbonation.
Overall it was decent. It really didn't strike me as a pumpkin beer and in sixpoint's defense it isn't advertised as a pumpkin ale really. There is a pumpkin on the can but it doesn't say "pumpkin ale" anywhere.
Serving type: can
08-20-2013 01:39:50 | More by Brew_42
Autumnation (2011-2012) from Sixpoint Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 411 ratings.