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Autumnation (2011-2012) - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

420 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 420
Reviews: 184
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 14.99%
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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Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Super excited to see this on shelves!

Appearance:
A dull russet orange with a thick fluffy white head. There is a touch of sediment. Definitely orange enough to be a pumpkin ale, and there is also sticky lacing.

Smell:
Hops x 10 with absolutely no pumpkin spice! How can this be a pumpkin ale when the only spice is bittering alpha acids? Although there is no nutmeg and cinnamon, there is a little sweetness, which is a plus. Also, as with almost all sixpoint beers i've had, super yeast character.

Taste:
Once again, all about the hops. There is a little strange taste along with the sweetness and hops whcih may suggest pumpkin, but it's not distinct. I can't say that this is a remarkably different beer from Bengali Tiger, however, there is a little more sweetness.
Honestly, this beer tastes like an IPA.

Mouthfeel:
Strong hops and a little alcohol. There is a little bit of the sweetness from a traditional pumpkin ale, but it's mainly hops and alcohol. The lingering bitterness is borderline grapefruit rind, it definitely lives up to being 68 IBUs.

Overall:
I don't know how this is necessarily a pumpkin ale, but it would make a great IPA. I suppose that's what Sixpoint was going for. Either way the beer is pretty "boss" and demands your attention. It's quite different and worth trying, but doesn't deliver that pumpkin goodness that I'm looking for.

ThePorterSorter, Oct 08, 2011
Photo of jmerloni
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Beautiful amber/pumpkin coloration, perfectly hazy, nice frothy white head that laces great.

S - Pumpkin, nutmeg, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, citrus. A bunch of rind from some citrus fruit, with hops, and some kind of malt.

T - One of the better pumpkin ales Ive tried. Malts are brown sugar malts and it really fits with the pumpkin flavor and the spices. But it's not overdone. Flavors are very forward and could be dumbed down a bit in the face of more hops in my opinion, but that's just my taste. Good overall flavors!

M - Balanced, medium bodied mouthfeel. Hoppy. Spicy aftertaste which is actually very pleasant. It even feels good when you burp. Haha.

D - Good beer. I would recommend this to someone looking for a good autumn or winter beer or a pumpkin ale. Will get this again soon. Solid.

jmerloni, Oct 08, 2011
Photo of handymandrew88
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

In appearance, this beer is a hazy, burnt orange in color. When no direct light is passing through it, it is very similar in color to the pint-size can I bought it in. It pours an average sized head with plenty of lacing.

In smell, my nose is hit first by hops, and then an aroma of fresh hemp. Lying just under all of this is plenty of malt and pumpkin pie spice.

This beer tastes like a slightly pumpkin-flavored pale ale or IPA to me. Plenty of hops, balanced well with malty sweetness and an undertone of pumpkin and spice. The taste is crisp, clean, and not at all cloying.

The mouthfeel is great. It is substantial enough to not be watery, but not too thick for its genre either. Just the right amount of carbonation, I think.

Overall, I really do like this beer and would buy it again. It's just not a beer that screams "Pumpkin Ale" to me. I like hops as much as the next guy, but this is too much for a seasonal pumpkin ale. The hops kill the pumpkin and spice.

handymandrew88, Oct 07, 2011
Photo of rootbeerman
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: pours light clear yellow/orange, off white head that leaves chunky lacing.
S: some light pine and grapefruit hop, pumpkin seems to play second fiddle to the hops, along with the slight woody hint that ginger root has.
T: the pine and grapefruit of the hops and a slight burn of ginger are first noticed and linger. The pumpkin is more faint than most other styles.
M: I'd say I'm more used to thicker more creamier pumpkin ales, slightly prickly carbonation.
O: it is definitely something different from the normal pumpkin ale. More hops in both aroma and taste. I really like more pumpkin.

rootbeerman, Oct 07, 2011
Photo of CHickman
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy copper orange color with a massive 3 finger foamy tan head that was full of bubbles and faded slowly, leaving good spotty foamy lacing; a nice looking beer out of a can.

Smells hoppy up front, with citrus and floral hops followed by sweet malt, grains, citrus, herbs, pine cone, tea leaf, pepper and other spices that I can’t distinguish; this smells like a light IPA with a lot of spices in it, and not like a spicy seasonal beer that attempts to represent fall. I like this aroma a lot and appreciate this beer for it’s original perspective on this style, or for just being different.

Tastes of citrus hops and spices up front, with very bitter to sour grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, coriander, piney hops/pine cones which is almost like pine sol, herbs, grass, pepper, light cinnamon, light brown sugar, toasted gains, a hint of yeast and some funk, extremely light caramel, and a sharp spice crackle which I assume to be the ginger listed on the can; no pumpkin as advertised, and really no bready notes, yet this brew does seem like fresh hops and spices were dropped in the mash as it was boiling. The taste is pretty well balanced, with the hops and grains level in check, and the spices striking the taste-buds throughout the beers flowing over the tongue. Not a traditional fall seasonal taste and I like the hop forwardness of this flavor a lot. This has zero pumpkin flavor, so do yourself a favor and don’t buy this if you want to drink a pumpkin beer.

Mouthfeel is crisp and tingles as the high fizzy carbonation bubbles in you mouth like club soda or pop rocks; this had a medium body and a slightly bitter finish, like a grainy glass of grapefruit juice.

This was a real different beer that did not try too many spices, and one I really enjoyed and found highly drinkable. Only bad part was the lingering penny taste that remained long after each swallow. This is not a Pumpkin Ale, but it is a very good “autum” IPA with fresh hops added in for extra flavor and spices. I liked this beer and will have it again.

CHickman, Oct 07, 2011
Photo of cbutova
2.48/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

16oz can poured into a pint glass.

A- Nice orange hue with a small white head. Head retention is decent and it has a frothy texture. Spotty lace rings.

S- Comes out hop forward (citrus) to me on top of buttery malts and some vegetal notes. Slight spice presence.

T- Hmm, all over the place. Aforementioned hops are more pine, herbal and floral here. Some citrus fruit, bread and malt. Spices add to a strange mix of flavors. Sharp bitterness.

MF- Creamy and silky feel to a lighter body with high carbonation. Sharp bitterness in the finish.

This one is truly all over the place. It has a ton of different flavors that don't really meld all that well and leave a sharp, undesired aftertaste. Each sip becomes more of a mess, first let down from Sixpoint. Won't stop me from buying some Bengali though.

cbutova, Oct 07, 2011
Photo of greybeardloon
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best before March 12, 2012

A: Hazy orange with a loose head.

S: Hops of all kinds with some pepper.

T: Again, hops. Lots of different hops flavors. Pepper and maybe some other spices sneak in a bit in the middle, and I can find some malt if I struggle, but it's really about the hops. The finish is quite bitter. I don't pick up any pumpkin flavor, and I would appreciate some more malt presence to balance the hops. This taste like an IPA with a touch of spices.

M: Medium full with active carbonation.

O: This is essentially a decent IPA (nowhere near as good as Bengali Tiger) with some pumpkin pie spices thrown in. The spices and the hops do work surprisingly well together (and I'm scoring up because of that), but that still doesn't make this a beer I want to drink much more of.

greybeardloon, Oct 07, 2011
Photo of claspada
3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep hazy golden orange colors with a nice 2 inches of egg shell soapy/fluffy head that leaves some nice thick sticky lacing on the side of the goblet.

Aromas initially throw me off guard. I get a nice bit of an unknown spiciness, both herb spices and hop spice/bite as well; hops are mainly pine and lesser citrus. As it warms I get a little sweet and pale bready maltiness. Smells like a hybrid IPA/light pumpkin spiced ale. As it warms it becomes a little too all-purpose spray cleaner with an off-balance pine-lemon smell that doesn't smell natural for some reason. Don't get me wrong, it's def intense, just not in a desirable way.

The tastes begin just like a nice IPA should, with light bready malts then a solid dose of hop flavors and hop bitterness. Then in the finish you get a very light dose of pumpkin starchiness and heavier spices (ginger, maybe allspice). It's like two different beers in one, starts like an IPA, finishes like a low ABV pumpkin pale ale. At first I was digging this hybrid style but now I am thinking harvest ales and pumpkin beers need to be separated.

The mouthfeel is medium-bodied with medium carbonation. Finish is mainly dry and crisp thanks to the ample hoping and presumable spice additions. There is a light, solid lingering bitterness on the palate as well.

Overall this was a unique experience to say the least. Definitely a nice hybrid, ingenious idea for a fall seasonal offering, but nothing I want to session all night or necessarily need to ever have again. This is probably better as a "food beer" than a drink for pleasure beer but regardless this is a decent offering from Sixpoint but don't break your back to track this one down.

claspada, Oct 06, 2011
Photo of Neffbeer
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Best by March 14, 2012 poured into an Allagash glass.

A: Pours a marmalade amber, with some awesome golden hues. There is a strong one and a half finger off white head that leaves a bunch of sticky lacing.

S: I am greeted by a bunch of Citra hops boasting some funky tropical fruit aromas. There is a hint of the spices lingering in the background, but this is a pretty hop forward beer.

T: Hops galore, fresh and delicious. Mid-palate the ginger surfaces with a pleasant spicy punch. It finishes dry with the bittering hops coming back around and some toasted grain.

M: Medium bodied with some lush carbonation. Feels real nice.

O: For me this completely works, however I would categorize this as an IPA with pumpkin and spices. It is not incredibly complex, just a nice break from the overly done pumpkin pie stuff.

Neffbeer, Oct 06, 2011
Photo of wcintula
3.35/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours slightly darker than most pumpkin ales with a foamy off-white head. Smell is slight of pumpkin with a very strong earthy aroma, lots of hops here and a touch of fresh soil. The taste is a bit messy, medicine-y, which the hop bitterness doesn't help, unripe pumpkins in there too. Very dry and bitter is this pumpkin. With the more dominant of the pumpkin spices stepping forward. I had more hope for this beer than it lived up to for me. Not what I've come to expect from craft pumpkin beer.

wcintula, Oct 06, 2011
Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought at local Deciccos Market...awesome place for beer in NY. Poured a cloudy amber color. Smell of pumpkin, nutmeg and typical pumpkin beer spices; however it did not have an over the top pumpkin flavour, in fact, I wouldnt really know it was a "pumpkin" if it didnt say so on the box. Its 68 IBUs made this a slightly bitter fall beer, but a nice surprise and change from the norm. I really liked this one.

DrinkSlurm, Oct 06, 2011
Photo of 9InchNails
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice off white/ lite beige head that slightly begins to fade in about three minutes after the pour into more of a film. Gold on the edges, orange and light red haziness.

Big time grapefruit aroma mixing with some cloves, ginger, grass and a musty-like fragrance at the end. Very interesting aroma.

Grapefruit comes in with cloves and ginger immediately; then leaving with a ruby red grapefruit tartness and metalic hop bitterness. Interesting taste -- not sure if I truly enjoy it, though.

Light to medium body with high carbonation. Easy going down. No evidence of alcohol heat. Leaves the mouth feeling moist. It feels okay.

I'm thinking the taste is definitely unique -- maybe, too unique. I don't dislike it but I don't enjoy it as much as I want to. I don't taste the pumpkin in this at all, maybe I'm just missing it. It's worth a shot for the experience. I hope it grows on me.

9InchNails, Oct 06, 2011
Photo of oline73
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a slightly cloudy orangish amber color with two fingers of off white head. Decent retention and some lacing.

Smell: Quite malty and bread like with some very fresh citrus hops.

Taste: Lots of hops. There is a nice malty backbone, and another taste that could be some spices, but the hops just crush everything. It's a pleasant taste, I just couldn't have told you this was a pumpkin beer.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with aggressive carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I like this beer, but I don't taste much pumpkin. I would have it again if I want a hoppy fall beer.

oline73, Oct 06, 2011
Photo of BeerLover99
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: rust orange/mild cloudy body, finger creme head,
splendid lacing

S: mild pumpkin, hint of nutmeg, pine, and light lemon grass

T: mild pine, lemon grass, light pumpkin, long slow bitter finish

M: med body, smooth/creamy body

O: While, I am really enjoying Sixpoint's beers,
this is not really a pumpkin ale. It is a hopped
fall/autumn ale. I would recommend this
and get again.

NICE, WORTH TRYING!

BeerLover99, Oct 05, 2011
Photo of Jwale73
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz. can served in a tulip nonic. Pours a dull burnt orange hue with a hazy clarity and a dense, 1.5 inch rocky, cream-colored head. Head eventually disperses into a fairly consistent froth with thick swaths of lacing revealed during the tasting. Nose is more suggestive of an American IPA than a pumpkin ale. I definitely get a citrusy/piny wet hops presence, followed by an earthy oxidation. The only suggestion that this might be a pumpkin ale is a suggestion of all-spice that comes out at the very end. Taste follows nose - the citrus really comes out in the middle and there is a light, lingering earthy bitterness between quaffs. That said, there is a faint, spicy presence interwoven into the flavor profile. Mouthfeel is really pleasant - medium-light in consistency with a lively, crisp carbonation and a light acidity that culminates in a semi-dry finish. Overall, I wouldn't really classify this as much of a pumpkin ale but it's fairly drinkable, so my rating leans a bit more to preference than style. All and all, well worth your time if you have the opportunity to try this one; however, don't expect any bold pumpkin pie flavors.

Jwale73, Oct 05, 2011
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
2.7/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Hazy copper. The color of cooked pumpkin. Head is bright-white and chunky. Leaves crazy lacing on the glass. Head dwindles to a small cap, but remains throughout. Carbonation looks solid, but it's hard to tell through the haze.

Smell: Earthy, slightly floral hop aroma jumps out from the start. It has hints of the same aroma that plagues Bengali Tiger. Faintly peppery. Pumpkin pie spice lingers underneath, but only a touch. Some real pumpkin tries, but ultimately fails to express itself. Sweet malts. I'm missing the pumpkin here.

Taste: Spicy and earthy. Some kind of floral as well, but it's almost distractingly spicy, but in a stale way. Where's the pumpkin? Some sweet malts round out the back, but it's all about the wet hop action. Layers of flavor, but it's definitely not pumpkin ale flavors. It's all wet-hop.

Mouthfeel: The best part of this whole experience. Moderate body carries a decent carbonation. Smooth, a little dry, and very clean. Easy drinking.

Overall: As a pumpkin beer, it's a complete miss. As a wet-hop beer, it's definitely interesting. Loads of fresh hop flavor. I get the idea of brewing radical beers for the style, but this is a far cry from anything pumpkin.

Goblinmunkey7, Oct 05, 2011
Photo of aficionado
3.23/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

1-1/2 finger off white head with lots of lacing and a glowy, murky deep orange-light brown body.

Smell is mostly citrusy and hoppy, with mild pumpkin aroma and low spice character. Slightly smoky pale malts confuse me. That last bit is also sensed on the palate. I don't think they used real pumpkin here, or pumpkin at all for that matter.

A fruitiness comes out on the palate from the yeast. The taste is alright, but it's not very pumpkiny. This tastes more like a floral and fruity Oktoberfest with spicy Belgian yeast and a very creamy mouthfeel. I'm also not a fan of the hop selection. It's too English IPA-ish for a pumpkin beer.

I personally like Shane Welch's ballsy approach toward brewing off-centered beer that is atypical of the original style, BUT this is not one of my favorites. There's nothing wrong with this beer. It's just not a repeat buy for me.

aficionado, Oct 04, 2011
Photo of tobelerone
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What an unusual beer. Not sure it is 100% successful but it's very interesting and more good than bad, at least to my palette.

The beer is orange colored with a large head that settles down slowly. Modest amount of lace. Cloudy.

Big aroma of earthy, somewhat herbal hops. Faint spices such as clove, nutmeg and ginger underneath. Hops take precedence here.

I don't get much if any pumpkin in the taste. Some pumpkin pie spice but a ton of wet hops dominate the flavor. Pleasantly bitter. Modestly sweet and malty underneath all those hops. Complex, layered flavors. A bit confusing to my palette. What exactly am I tasting? I like that it kind of makes you stop and think a bit.

Low carbonation, smooth and easy drinking if you're partial to the flavor. Nice rounded mouthfeel.

Pretty unique, I wouldn't think of this as a pumpkin ale at all. Yeah, maybe an oddball fall seasonal. Just stands alone and I think some people may really despise it. The 2 others who split the 4 pack with me loved it.

tobelerone, Oct 03, 2011
Photo of keanex
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 ounce can into a pint glass.

A: 2 Finger thick tan head that clings to the side as it slowly dissipates leaving a thick rocky coating on top. The body is an almost opaque pumpkin orange, very hazy. Very appealing looks, one of the best looking beers I've ever seen.

S: Big disappointment here. It doesn't smell bad, but it doesn't smell like the can indicates. I note a lot of fresh hops, slightly citrusy, but no pumpkin or spices to note.

T: Fresh hops on the foretaste that leads to a slightly spicy taste and finishes dry with a cinnamon reminiscent aftertaste. No note of pumpkin though here.

M: Snappy carbonation with a medium body. Very crisp beer.

O: This reminds me of a less malty, more spicy Southern Tier Harvest Ale, which I enjoyed a lot. Unfortunately the pumpkin flavor is severely lacking to me and my girlfriend. I would have rated this a lot better had it not mentioned pumpkins, but the hops take over the flavor of any pumpkin flavor meaning that Sixpoint messed up something here. This is a good beer, but don't expect much pumpkin flavor, if any at all.

keanex, Oct 03, 2011
Photo of ColForbinBC
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16oz can poured into an imperial pint

An orange body sits underneath a mountainous yellow tinged cap. Decent retention with mild lacing. No visible carbonation.

The nose of of spicy, earthy fresh hops with nutmeg, ginger and pumpkin underneath. An interesting aroma. Think harvest ale meets pumpkin ale.

A good dose of spicy, earthy hops attack the palate. Nutmeg and pumpkin come through the middle but the ginger really stands out. The finish is fairly bitter with large amounts of spice and a lightly sweet pie crust flavor.

The feel is medium with very light carbonation, nearly flat.

As a pumpkin ale, this is unique and deserves some praise. As a harvest ale (ipa), not bad. It has a nice hop profile but the nutmeg and ginger are a bit of a wild card. Either way, this works for me. Nice job.

ColForbinBC, Oct 02, 2011
Photo of musicforairports
2.7/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy golden-orange. Nice head, minimal lacing.

Doesn't really smell like much--a bit of an herbal or earthy quality, maybe.

Flavor is juicy and complex, but not really in a good way. Herbal, earthy and spicy -- presumably from the wet hops, pumpkin and spices, but I can't really distinguish any of those things in the flavor. It's not a bad flavor, per se, but it doesn't taste like either an IPA or a pumpkin beer to me. I see this differs from some other folks.

Medium mouthfeel, juicy and very lightly carbonated.

I've liked Sixpoint on tap before very much, but this is the second time their cans have let me down.

musicforairports, Oct 02, 2011
Photo of brentk56
3.33/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a hazy amber color; the modest head didn't hang around for long and left only a strand of lace

Smell: The pumpkin and ginger come through nicely in the aroma though the hops have a very unusual earthy character

Taste: After the beer warms, the pumpkin flavor is discernable, up front, but the spices and hops together combine to take over the flavor profile from start to finish; the aftertaste is medicinal

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Interesting, but ultimately unsuccessful, to my palate; I don't mind that this is not a traditional pumpkin beer but the spices and the hops really clash with one another and the aftertaste is really unpleasant

brentk56, Sep 30, 2011
Photo of jlindros
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tall boy cans, aawwww yeaaahhhh!

Pours a large almost 3 Finger head that fades at a med pace with a bit of lacing over slightly hazed reddish copper orange color.

Nose has fresh wort aroma, sweet malts and toasty malts, slight earthy juicy reddish malts, light hops with a floral and bit earthy and bit of fruity juicy hops, all followed by light spices.

Taste is complex, lots of various malts, reddish and light toasty, juicy sweet earthy malt flavors, and some light gingerbread spices. Hops bring a light bitterness, some light juicy spicy hops, bit earthy. Ripe frit and hops come to mind. Light pumpkin flavor that only really comes out after all else fades. Finishes quite biter and astringent, dry and naggingly bitter, and even slightly briny, tough to finish.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carb.

Overall starts nice with nice malts, hops, spices and fruit, complex and tasty, but finishes very bad.

jlindros, Sep 30, 2011
Photo of Gmann
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a yeasty orangy brown color with some golden highlights. The head is minimal, settles into a sparse cap.

The aroma is hoppy with a fresh hop smell. Kind of like when you just open a bag of hop pellets but just not as strong. The hop profile is buddy with a hint of orange. There is the typical sixpoint musty yeast aroma which is coupled with a light spice, which I assume is the pumpkin spices.

The taste actually starts off with the pumpkin spice, bit of ginger, nutmeg and allspice. This is quickly overtaken and crushed by the hops. The hop profile starts off buddy with a hint of orange but transitions into a piney/resiny flavor. Some musty and powdery notes from the yeast.

Moderate body with crisp carbonation. Starts off sweet but finishes with a resiny bitterness.

I reviewed this beer as if it were a harvest ale, not a pumpkin. I thought the hop profile was very good. As with most sixpoint brews, I could do without the yeastiness. Definitely worth the purchase and a good additional to any fall lineup.

Gmann, Sep 30, 2011
Photo of riversider76
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden copper orange let's call it. Decent head. Great retention, and a good deal of laceing. Aroma is of fruity, citrus hops with hints of pine and spice. This is a full bodied beer with some carbonation.. Taste is of spice,grapefruit and orange peel. Nicely hopped through out,with maybe some pumpkin in the finish. If you're looking for a triditional pumpkin ale this is not it. But whatever it is, I liked it.

riversider76, Sep 30, 2011
Autumnation (2011-2012) from Sixpoint Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 420 ratings.