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Fans choose Citra for Autumnation 2012!

Update: the results are in and the hop-lovers have chosen!

As we prepare for the yearly hop harvest, our seasonal embrace of wet-hop brewing once again comes to Sixpoint – and this year, you chose the hop that would play the central role in our fall seasonal.  The fans’ choice for the 2012 Autumnation hop is Citra.

After the growing season & harvest out in the Yakima Valley, this bright, herbal hop will make its way into Autumnation as a whole, fresh cone – adding a nuance and flavor seen only once a year, when the “spice of beer” is in full bloom.

A big thank you to those who voted – for being part of the creative brewing process of this year’s wet-hopped Autumnation.  The hop-harvest is right around the corner, and we cannot wait to taste the results!

Cheers!

Remember Autumnation? Our fall seasonal beer wet-hopped with fresh, Yakima Valley hops to celebrate its annual harvest season? It’s coming back this fall, and although the summer’s not quite begun, we’re planning ahead to capture the taste of this year’s hop harvest in cans. But we thought you might want to participate in that, too.

So we’re introducing a poll now, for everyone to vote for the hop that will be used fresh in the beer’s recipe. You may have encountered some of these hops in our Spice of Life series, or you may have even homebrewed with some of them before. All of them are American hop varietals grown in the Pacific Northwest, which will be fresh and ready to “wet-hop” within hours right after they’re harvested this fall. Here’s a brief rundown of the fresh hops you can choose from for Autumnation 2012, and their tasting notes. Decide which one you’d most like to see wet-hopped, and we’ll order a ton of them to pour into our batch this fall. Voting begins today and ends June 15th so be sure to choose wisely now!

Amarillo – Citrus fruit, sweet floral perfume. Moderate bittering.

Centennial – Subdued citrus, pine, strawberry. Moderate to high bittering.

Chinook – Intense pine, wild onion, garlic, pungent spice. Moderate bittering.

Citra – Dank, citrus, funky, herbal. Low to moderate bittering.

Simcoe – Passionfruit, guava, pine, grass. Moderate to high bittering.

View Results:

  • Simcoe (28%, 290 Votes)
  • Citra (30%, 316 Votes)
  • Chinook (15%, 156 Votes)
  • Centennial (13%, 133 Votes)
  • Amarillo (14%, 156 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,051

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