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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80
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235 Ratings
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Ratings: 235
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 15.71%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | 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:
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(Beer added by: SykDoc on 04-12-2009)
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Photo of beerdrifter
3.48/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear amber pour with a nice creamy head and great lacing. The nose has lots of pine with a nice malty backbone. The taste is much the same with lots of pine, grapefruit and earthy, grassy bitterness but lots of butterscotch, caramel malt notes to balance. The alcohol is well hidden and it has a nice crisp, dry finish. This is a bit too malty for me but still a decent beer.

Photo of Strix
3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

pours light orange, decent head

Multiple hop aromas are indeed present: flowers, grass, butter, pine, and grapefruit.

But do they all go together? Starts out sweet, then buttery, then pine shows up, a bit of a grassy grapefruit aftertaste.

Medium mouthfeel and carbonation.

An ambitious attempt, but to me it suffers from a lack of direction. It's hoppy. And there are different hops. But they aren't really working together at this point. And I was never a fan of buttery/grassy flavors in an IPA anyway. Eh, it was an interesting experiment, but was not among my favorite IPAs.

Photo of TheHoppiest
3.48/5  rDev -0.6%
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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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

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3.99/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours into a tulip glass a nice looking blonde brew, with a scant head.

The aroma is of sweet tangerine and birthday cake. The malt comes across as a mild, wet cardboard and Rice Krispies in milk.

In the mouth the sweet citrus precedes a bitter pine. Whoa is the pine bitter! The malt backbone tries mightily to pull it all together, and is mostly successful, though the pine bitterness is a bit much. ABV is hardly there.

Medium-bodied and slick on the palate.

This is very much my style of IIPA: sweet, malty, fruity. The one drawback is, as it warms, the grain turns a bit leathery AND THE SWEETNESS GETS A BIT CLOYING -- starts to remind me of an over-sweet English barley wine, like Anchor Old Foghorn (though not as bad as North Coast Old Stock!) But at $7/four-pk., I'll take this any day of the week.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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4.03/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a rusted ruby color with a big foamy tan head. Head falls very slow. Decent lace.

Has a nice floral hop nose. Smells like it could be good.

Pronounced hop flavor. Bit slick and oily with a nice alcohol finish. Pretty darn good.

Medium bodied in the mouth. Bit slick on the tongue and a slight alcohol bite.

I like it. Nice IPA coming from the Point brewery. Would have again.

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3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a duvel glass.

Pours a clear copper; bubbly carbonation, thin near white lace head. Very small head settles to a lace ring around the edges. Some minimal lacing. OK looking brew.

Brew smells of floral and light grapefruit/citrus hops. Some pale malts, maybe even a bit of caramel malt. A pretty good smelling brew.

Brew is creamy initially; peppery in the middle and dry and more hopped in the end. Sweet malts balance the hops, some decent array of hops with citrus and floral being the primary hops noticed. Some mellow alcohol is noticed in the finish. A pretty full bodied brew that just lacks good flavors. Decent flavors but more average then anything else. Pretty good.

A pretty good brew overall. Nice mouthfeel, but the flavors are just not that great. Good to get a nice buzz off of though and wouldnt offend anyone at 8.5% abv.

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3.15/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

pretty brass colored with small wispy head and not much lacing.
typical smell of heavy, thick malts fighting hops. Not real citrusy or floral though...kind of non descript.
Taste is thick on the tongue. Heavy malts and very bitter hoppiness, but once again not much else coming from the hop...
Bitter is where the hops end.

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Whole Hog Six Hop IPA from Stevens Point Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 235 ratings.