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Whole Hog Six Hop IPA - Stevens Point Brewery

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Whole Hog Six Hop IPAWhole Hog Six Hop IPA

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241 Ratings
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Ratings: 241
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 7
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stevens Point Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: SykDoc on 04-12-2009

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Ratings: 241 | Reviews: 116
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3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours like any other IPA. Clear amber in color with a 1/2 inch of sticky white foam.

S - To me it comes off rather English smelling with biscuit malts and citrus hops with a touch of herbal teas.

T - Well this is a surprise. I expected a malt forward beer from the English smell but got a rather good balance between hops and cracker malt. My only issue with the beer was once warmed the hops got a touch too bitter with hardcore pine.

M - Medium body pretty spot on for the ABV.

Overall not a bad DIPA the ABV is well concealed and it has an almost overbearing level of hops. Just a DIPA that could use a touch more balance.

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3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Newcastle Geordie Schooner.

A: a bit hazy, not much action on top. Only a slight rim of bubbles around the glass after the pour settled.

S: not much activity here either. A bit of hops on the nose. Mostly grain.

T: not hoppy, not malty. Somewhere in the grey area in between. I expect an IPA (particularly one presented as *SIX HOP* IPA) to be a bit hops forward. Not the case here. Very balanced.

M: A little slick, but carbonation is good.

O: Pretty much a middle of the road IPA. Nothing to see (or taste) here. If the opportunity presents itself, endulge- but don"t seek it out.

Photo of Mora2000
3.33/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a cloudy golden color with a white head. The aroma features a lot of grapefruit notes, as well as some biscuit malt. The flavor is a bit similar. The grapefruit notes still dominate, but I get some pine and a decent amount of bitterness. There is also some nice biscuit malt backbone. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Photo of schoolboy
4.5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On our road trip across Wisconsin last fall we found lots of small, old breweries that were new to us who have changed their production from Miller clones to interesting beers. We didn't get any Stevens Points, but Saveon in Mentor just got a mess of them.

This double AIPA has it all working, but more than that, it is uniquely over the top hoppy. Those six hops make their presence known, and they blend into a mashup of hoppy goodness.

Everything else is going on here too. Like most AIPA's, it is mostly clear and dark yellow/orange. Even though there are so many hops tastes, the balance is there such that the malt and booze is still in there.

I will look for this again.

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2.84/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle into tulip. no bottled on date.

A: bright copper body. white head is foamy and has good retention/average lacing. very pretty copper color.

S: the earthy herbal hop aroma battles hard with brown sugar and caramel. a little bit of acetaldehyde/green apple?

T: lots of caramel candied malt flavor. cant really fight through the grain to get a real hop flavor/presence. a little nail polish-y. alcohol.

M: average carbonation on a medium/full body.

D: too many problems for me to really enjoy this too much. pass imo.

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3.18/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours out really clear light yellow to amber with a smidge of white suds. Plenty of effervescence and some lacing.
Smell is sugar and malt before the hop. Almost a cotton candy aroma.
Taste is a dirty mix of hop and sugar water. Not a lot going on here. The only thing good here is that it's hiding the alcohol very well.
Mouthfeel is a little sticky from the sugars. This one is a bit too sweet for me.
Overall I wouldn 't rate this a good IPA. Just average.

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3.46/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. Pours a clear copper-amber color, witha 3/4" cream colored head that leaves plenty of sticky lacing as it reduces.

The aroma is sweet, almost too sweet, with a grape-Nerds like smell. Alcohol, caramel malt, tangerine all combine underneath for a more pleasant aroma.

Starts malty and thick, resinous and mildly astringent, with honey malt, piney hops, orange zest and ruby red grapefruit, ending bitter and pithy.

Medium to full bodied, the IBU's must be high in this one 'cuz it is leaving my tongue and gums tingling.

The label advertises this as a six hop extravaganza, with Cluster, WIlliamette, Sterling, Cascade, Lettananger and Perle hops. Clearly there was both dry hopping and hops added during the boil, as it gives you up-front resin and finishing bitterness. Maybe the brewer was concerned this was too much, and dosed it with extra malt to balance the bitter. Or, perhaps this is an older bottle; I can't locate a bottled-on date, though the neck bears a stamp of "0553", which I would guess is a batch number. I'm not saying this has aged too long, especially given its abundant hoppiness, but it does have a maltier taste, and that odd grape-like aroma, you get sometime from a beer that seems a bit aged. Still, I bought this three days ago, and this was the first time I had seen this on the shelf at the place I bought it, so I am guessing that the maltiness is intended. Whichever it is, I find that the malt is overpowering the six varieties of hops and generally taking away from what could be a great brew. I'd love to get a hold of some of this fresh from the brewery and on tap so I could see if the maltiness was intended.

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Whole Hog Six Hop IPA from Stevens Point Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 241 ratings.