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Autumnation (2011-2012) - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

416 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 416
Reviews: 184
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 15.26%
Wants: 24
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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Jason

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz pounder, freshness date on the bottom of the can.

LOOK: Slightly hazy amber-orange glow, lacing puts on a show

SMELL: Fresh grass, slightly catty, thick resin, leafy, mild spice, a little estery

TASTE: Deep smoothness, very hoppy, balanced bitterness, oily hop, mild resin, orangey, pithy, faint catty hoppiness, hint of spice, hint of pumpkin meat, nutty, stone fruit, estery, spicy hoppy finish

Not sure what to make of this brew other than I love it. Not surprised that Sixpoint would go against the grain for this style, this is part of our American beer culture ... taking beers that you might throw into a style and pull it as far to one end or the other. I can taste the elements of the style just enough though don't be wanting some pie spiced soda-beer here. If you like hops ... get some now. Great job guys.

Serving type: can

10-24-2012 02:28:58 | More by Jason
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smi

New York

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

10-24-2012 01:33:41 | More by smi
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DarthTremens

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

10-23-2012 20:31:57 | More by DarthTremens
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BeerHunter76

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

10-23-2012 02:59:55 | More by BeerHunter76
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.53/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint.
6.7% ABV, 74 IBUs, 15 SRM, Best Before 30DEC2012 printed on bottom.

A - Fed by quite possibly the smallest bubbles I've ever seen, the billowing, chunky light khaki head that towers over the beautiful clear autumnal amber beer slowly collapses into a frothy pile that leaves thick lace coating the whole pint!

S - Autumnation causes a flurry of mixed emotions with it's complex and open aroma, gushing into the air. Thick, resiny wet-hop glory give the beer an instant IPA presence, following up with sweet caramel malt and a slice of toast. The pumpkin and spice trickles in along the finish, quite overpowered by the hop blast.

T - The powerful barrage of wet hops continues on, assaulting the tongue with sticky resin; pine sap and needle-tasting with sticky grapefruit citrus trailing behind. A blanket of maltiness provides a wonderful base of mildly sweet, more-so-toasted aspect with pumpkin only showing it's head in the far, lingering background.

M - Medium bodied and captivatingly dry, this beer is quite bitter, gripping each taste bud with force but finishing nicely, not over the top; it's smooth body making for good balance. The hops demolish any chance the pumpkin has at emerging though.

O - I'm hard-pressed to label Autumnation a pumpkin beer, though it's an ingredient. Rather, Autumnation is a powerful wet-hopped American IPA which demands attention through just about every aspect. The resiny hops contribute quite a wonderful bouquet, lending earthiness to the malt base which creates the aura of a nice fall beer in and of it self, but it virtually renders any pumpkin additions worthless, though though still a great beer to be sure.

Go into this beer expecting a wet-hopped IPA and you'll find yourself pleasantly surprised. Expect the pumpkin beer one finds lining the shelves this time of year and you'll be quite disappointed indeed.

Serving type: can

10-22-2012 22:38:26 | More by BeerFMAndy
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Dirtinabottle

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

10-22-2012 00:19:32 | More by Dirtinabottle
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

10-21-2012 20:57:56 | More by Texasfan549
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mattparsons

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

10-21-2012 05:16:53 | More by mattparsons
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Hessian257

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

10-21-2012 03:43:10 | More by Hessian257
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JimGlonke

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

10-21-2012 03:14:28 | More by JimGlonke
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jminch

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9%

10-21-2012 03:08:09 | More by jminch
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tsm2011

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

10-21-2012 01:21:41 | More by tsm2011
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magnusdave

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

10-21-2012 01:16:25 | More by magnusdave
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Mikeynas

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.3%

10-21-2012 00:16:26 | More by Mikeynas
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Brenden

Ohio

3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The color is a pretty dark orange-brown with a bit of chill haze that drops away to show crystal clarity. The head that forms, sitting just about one finger tall, is strong and tight, holding up and leaving sticky lacing behind.
I can appreciate the smell in this one. It's hop-forward for sure, but the aroma allows for a bit of the spicing to come out, mostly nutmeg and ginger without the sweeter aspects of some, sitting underneath leafy, floral and somewhat piney hops bitterness. Pumpkin flesh is tough to eke out of this one, but it's there. Malts provide a bit of balance in the dryness.
I respect what they're going for here, and I know that it's well-brewed all around. As a pumpkin beer, though, I'm straining for pumpkin essence in the flavor. It's hard enough to find in the nose; it's nearly impossible to taste. It's almost more of a hoppy amber. The "Fresh 'wet hops'" described on the can are here. The pumpkin...
The feel is crisp with moderate carbonation in a sturdy medium body.

Serving type: can

10-20-2012 18:14:21 | More by Brenden
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can, bottom of the can says best before December 30, 2012. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours an orange/amber color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is mostly citrusy (tropical fruit, grapefruit, oranges) and piney hops, along with a little bit of pumpkin and some pumpkin spices. Taste is similar to the aroma, it's a mostly hoppy bitter tasting brew, but it's also a bit salty too. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's slick and creamy with good carbonation. I think it's a good overall brew. I might age a can of this for a while and see if it ends up more pumpkiny or not, but I think it's still a tasty brew now. At this point I'd call it more of an IPA than it is a Pumpkin Ale. $8.99 a 4-pack.

Serving type: can

10-20-2012 00:09:04 | More by bluejacket74
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

10-19-2012 03:47:10 | More by ShemRahBoo
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

10-18-2012 23:09:06 | More by kjkinsey
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RMoeNay

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +9%

10-18-2012 22:49:26 | More by RMoeNay
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CoryJHarber

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

10-18-2012 13:40:58 | More by CoryJHarber
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pbass78

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

10-18-2012 05:36:53 | More by pbass78
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Fahz

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

10-18-2012 00:40:24 | More by Fahz
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HopBrain

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

10-17-2012 21:27:18 | More by HopBrain
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sailorastro

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

10-15-2012 21:39:07 | More by sailorastro
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smutty33

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

10-15-2012 16:22:56 | More by smutty33
Autumnation (2011-2012) from Sixpoint Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 416 ratings.