Autumnation (2013) | Sixpoint Brewery

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Autumnation (2013)Autumnation (2013)

Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Every year, the main-hops featured in the Autumnation Ale is chosen by Sixpoint fans. This year's hops is Mosaic, a relatively new strain with huge potential. Copper in color, the Autumnation Ale clocks in at 6.7 %abv. The initial assertive but pleasant 74 IBU-bitterness is carried by a well-balanced malt backbone, accompanied by citrus, berry-like and pine flavors. The massive aroma of fresh hops features citrus, strawberry, stonefruit, berry and piney notes.

74 IBU

Added by MasterSki on 09-08-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 274 |  Reviews: 35
Reviews by jacwomyn:
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2.25/5  rDev -41.6%

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Photo of Tiernan
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of mverity
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Amber color with some orange and red hints. Good lacing, good collar. Aroma is earthy, slightly resiny. Taste is bitter and astringent up front, but that fades into some caramel and pine. Medium body and carbonation, slightly bitter on the tongue. Decent beer.

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Photo of Doomcifer
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of tigg924
3.34/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance: 3/4 inch head, clear, orange-brown in color, moderate carbonation

Smell: piney hops, cinnamon, clove, and orange

Taste: piney and citrus hops, with some vegetable taste, light bread and cinnamon towards the end

Mouthfeel: sweetish start with a bitter middle and an increasingly bitter end, light bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: A slightly above average and hoppy IPA. I like the way the cinnamon plays with he piney hops, but this is nothing I would go out of my way to pick up again.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of tappangordo
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of StuporJew
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a DFH tulip.

A - Autumnation pours a rich, burnt orange, with a fluffy off-white head that hangs around forever. The head is slick, and chunky as well, and doesn't go away after a few sips, or even multiple sips, and leaves spotty amounts of lacing on the walls of the glass.

S - Pale ale malt, stonefruit, pine resin, dried apricot, and orange pith.
This years' effort has much more going on, nose-wise, than last year.
The nose totally gives away the fact that this IS a beer with a good amount of alcohol,
but doesn't overwhelm in that regard. Well done, Sixpoint.

T - Grass, assorted herbs, light hints of melon and berry, and loads of gummy pine and grapefruit. It's quite apparent that this beer was loaded up with fresh hops, with as slick and soapy as it is. I had kinda hoped for more of the berry/quince notes that I've found in other Mosaic hopped-beers, but barring that, this one is damn good.

M - Oily, slippery, and wonderfully carbonated. This little guy is obviously an IPA, showing everything one would hope for in a beer of this type. It doesn't strip the palate, but paired with spicy foods, it would be a welcome relief from the all-to-familiar burn of Pad Thai, or Jerk Chicken. Super drinkable, for the ABV.

O - Compared to what came out last year, this beer is an all-around delight, and more well-done, and balanced than some of the east AND west coast style IPA's that I have had to date. Luckily, I can order plenty more for my store, so I can hoard away a goodish amount for myself, and my fellow hop-heads. I applaud you, Sixpoint. Ya'll did a damn good job with this beer. If you can find it, grab it. You won't be disappointed!

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of rdilauro
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The Pour! It was slightly reddish, a bit on the brown side with a touch of golden hue. Exactly what you would see in the fall leaves anywhere in New England!
Excitingly interesting.

I did not however get any real distinct aroma from this one. No real presence of hops, couldn't sense the malt

M first sip was enjoyable , clean , crisp and satisfying. Nothing in there that I jumped up about, but a real clean brew.

When drinking this beer, closing my eyes, it just felt like you were outside in the fall, right around the foot ball season (except for 2013 and the NY Giants), the grass slowing down, shrubs becoming dormant and the leaves falling down all around you.

Thats probably the best way I can describe this beer. But when any beverage takes you to that place, its a worthy beverage.

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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of dirtylou
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz can, split

An autumnal, mosaic-hopped IPA - very well balanced, which isnt a particularly popular trait in IPA's these days. Bready malts, dry leaves, citrus rind, light evergreen, grassy. Copper body with patchy sticky lacing. Nice seasonal IPA.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of ohiobeer29
2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of fgmiele
3.57/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Tawny golden beer that is slightly transparent...verging on opaque. Foamy white head that does not easily dissipate.. Smell is a fruit/pine hoppy mix..this def smells like pale ale. I smell orange and spice which may be stronger when poured fresh. Taste is full bodied pale ale..bitter opening to a light pleasant orangey sweetness toward the end..definitely bitter orange. Mouthfeel is pretty thick for a pale ale. Overall, not bad, but I want more sweetness out of a beer that smells the way this one does. It's almost like a hybrid witbier/pale ale when I wish the witbier aspect I notice to shine through more..(I don't detect wheat so much, but some May know what I mean here)

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Photo of scootny
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I'm not sure what to make of this one. I mean I love the old version, and I think this one is excellent.
A clear, copper fluid that matches the can and is crowned with a rocky head that signs a lease for the term of the glass. Chunks of lace all the way down. Smell is lovely with a bright hoppy spiciness. Caramel malts and a solid breadiness that invokes a touch of seasonal pie like sweetness. This is enhanced with a healthy fruitiness from the yeast. Hops also add a pine and earth scent that invokes the aroma of leaf piles in front of your house. Taste is warming in its bread and malt core while showcasing the wet hops that strike a middle between English earth and west coast
pine with tails of citrus. A great wet hop grassiness that gives the beer a fresh flavor. Feel is exemplary . On the full side of medium weight with a smooth and mildly creamy carbonation. Drinkability is top notch as this hoppy fall amber ale begs to stroke your throat with its seductive swallow. This is an excellent redux of the old version. I just wonder if it was necessary as the prior brought a unique combination to the usual fall season offerings. It was not a slice of autumn pie. It was favorite alternative to Smutty when I wanted "Fall" in may glass. Now, as good as this is, it could be seen as just a very well done Fall IPA. Still love it……...

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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Autumnation (2013) from Sixpoint Brewery
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 274 ratings