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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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Ratings: 234
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 15.71%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SykDoc on 04-12-2009)
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Photo of martyl1000
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.

martyl1000, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of Wiscodrinker
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Wiscodrinker, Mar 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

megamass, Mar 13, 2014
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scumation, Jan 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

jimmy13, Jan 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Willi_BW, Jan 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

BillRoth, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of soju6
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark copper color with a smallish head and bits of lacing. Aroma of Grapefruit, bit of pine with some malt sweetness and grain.Taste of grapefruit, malt, mild caramel sweetness and bit of grain. Nice bitterness and the finish is quite dry. Medium body, crisp and clean. Nicely balanced as the 8.5% ABV is well hidden. Has a bit of character.Enjoyable beer, much better than I expected.

soju6, Dec 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.93/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz twist-off poured into a snifter
8.5% ABV

A - Awesome in color, this hazed beer is a rich, deep golden honey color that is crowned by a long-lasting cap of off-white foam. Rocky peaks of lace are left steadfast on the glass.

S - Firm, assertive hops have an explosive nose but they don't quite present a fresh hop scent. Combined with the sturdy, bread-like Munich malt backbone, the hops seem to have a musty, old cardboard oxidized aroma though they definitely bring the IBUs. The hop aroma is predominantly earthy but highlights biter grapefruit skin as well juice, lemongrass, and pine notes.

T - Hop forward like the aroma but nearly as "old" tasting, the flavor profile captures some of the same grapefruit undertones like jam thinly spread across a toasted English muffin.

M - Whole Hop Six Hop IPA might be a little dull in aroma and flavor but it shines when it comes to mouthfeel! A smooth and soft entry leads to faint alcohol warmth and a wonderful carbonation level before dry hop bitterness punctuates the finish!

O - Point's Whole Hog double IPA might not win over the hearts of every hop head out there but it's on the right track. Maybe the combination of six hops becomes a bit to muddled, producing the "old" character but the bitterness and balance with the smooth malt profile is wonderful.

BeerFMAndy, Aug 03, 2013
Whole Hog Six Hop IPA from Stevens Point Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 234 ratings.