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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

425 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 425
Reviews: 184
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 14.99%
Wants: 25
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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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

twenty5, May 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

dalepryor, May 07, 2013
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On-tap 4/26/2013 at Track 84 in Warwick, RI, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a light brown color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, pumpkin, some spice and some hops.

T: The taste starts out with a decent hops bitterness for the style. Then a thin malt character comes in along with some background flavors of spice and pumpkin. However, there is not much balance. The after-taste is slightly bitter.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, it’s certainly not one of the better beers I’ve had in the style.

TheManiacalOne, May 01, 2013
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cram, Apr 18, 2013
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JohnQVD, Mar 17, 2013
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2/5  rDev -45.5%

GrindFatherBob, Mar 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

orangesol, Mar 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

chasmandocharles, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of jondeelee
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Autumnation opens to a bright, citrusy, hoppy nose that brings heavy doses of grapefruit rind, pink grapefruit, pine resin, and lemon, with supporting hoppy aromas of dandelion stem, mint, and anise. These are countered by a good range of sugars, including orange, apricot, and berry fruit esters, caramel, and brown sugar. And all of this rests atop a bed of toast crust and Grape Nuts cereal, though the grains are largely overwhelmed here and are somewhat difficult to pick out. Hops are the primary aroma, occupying a good three-quarters of the profile, making the beer smell very much like an IPA. As a whole, the nose is very nice, but what is immediately noticeable is the utter lack of pumpkin or spice aromas in here; indeed, if this were handed to me in a blind test, I would think this simply another IPA. What results is still enticing, and features an excellent hop array, but doesn’t mesh up with what the can advertises.

On the tongue, the first notes are hops, but these are milder here than they were on the nose. They still bring good amounts of pink grapefruit, grapefruit rind, pine resin, and lemon, however, with mint, anise, and dandelion stem coming in second. The sugars and grains seem better balanced on the tongue, with orange, apricot, and berry fruit esters mixing with caramel and brown sugar, and the grains again bringing toast crust and Grape Nuts cereal, as well as biscuit and toasted pecan. However, the pumpkin is still missing. There is a good touch of spice in here, but it does not come off as pumpkin spice—instead, it resembles a black and white pepper mixture, with perhaps subtle hints of coriander. The pumpkin is mainly noticeable in the aftertaste, where it brings about a slightly oily and very faint pumpkin flavor that coats the tongue, but is largely overshadowed by the still-exuberant hops, which continue to bang away at the tastebuds in lemony, grapefruity, piney goodness for a long time. Mouthfeel is medium-light to medium, and carbonation is medium.

As a whole, there is a lot to like about this beer, and hopheads will especially find the hop palette pleasantly diverse and potent. However, as an autumn beer supposedly brewed with pumpkin and spice, the beer does fall short, as neither of those flavors are immediately detectable. Even knowing that the beer contains pumpkin, I was barely able to find any, and that was largely because of the aftertaste.

jondeelee, Feb 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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Metatron6, Feb 15, 2013
Autumnation (2011-2012) from Sixpoint Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 425 ratings.