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Autumnation (2011-2012) - Sixpoint Brewery

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Autumnation (2011-2012)Autumnation (2011-2012)

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BA SCORE
83
good

415 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 415
Reviews: 184
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 15.26%
Wants: 23
Gots: 22 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beerdrinker4life on 09-20-2011)
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've been eager to try this one for a while, but couldn't bring myself to get a 4-pk or case... Finally found a single yesterday...

A - Slightly more than a finger's worth of fairly standard light khaki colored head comprised of medium sized bubbles and a waffled batter like top... Better than average retention for the style leaves a full rich lacing... A decent bit of medium bubbled carbonation that swirls to the top with a sluggish to moderate pacing... The color is a very pale golden amber... Loads of lacing clings to the sides of the glass....

S - Unlike other Pumpkin Ales, the hops take center stage... While unexpected the hop forward aroma is quite pleasant... A bunch of complex secondary notes are buried further down... Sweet potatoes... Caramel... Bread crust... Biscuit... Just a touch of brown sugar...

T - Like chewing on fresh hop cones... The hops dominate more on the palate than they did on the nose... The gourd flavor is buried way beneath the surface and is a bit difficult to detect... The bready malt base is rather subdued as well... The fresh hop presence lingers on the finish for quite a bit...

M -Medium bodied... Clean... Crisp... Straight forward... Brisk carbonation... A slightly bit oily...

D - An interesting concept, but my fears of mixing pumpkin and hop successfully seem to have come true... The flavor profile never really melds well and actually seem to conflict one another... Not a bad beer and rather still drinkable, but neither a memorable pumpkin nor hop experience... The end result is something that I'm likely not to recommend nor seek out in the future... However, I still love most of what Sixpoint puts out and I commend their efforts here...

Serving type: can

12-16-2012 18:57:42 | More by philbe311
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Autumnation (2011-2012) from Sixpoint Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 415 ratings.