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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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BA SCORE
80
good

220 Ratings
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Ratings: 220
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 15.71%
Wants: 5
Gots: 3 | 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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BrianCramer

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

04-14-2013 15:12:25 | More by BrianCramer
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NickD208

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

04-11-2013 19:31:13 | More by NickD208
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jman005

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

04-06-2013 02:50:19 | More by jman005
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RaijinQ

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

04-04-2013 02:40:17 | More by RaijinQ
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stealth

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev 0%

03-24-2013 02:46:22 | More by stealth
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ChrisMon02

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

03-21-2013 01:22:59 | More by ChrisMon02
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -14.3%

03-21-2013 01:18:41 | More by djrn2
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whatname

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev 0%

03-21-2013 00:28:19 | More by whatname
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Beer21

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

03-20-2013 03:57:04 | More by Beer21
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barczar

Kentucky

3.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear medium copper with a foamy half inch cream head that dissipates somewhat quickly, leaving minimal lacing.

Pine, resin, grapefruit, and toasted caramel malt form the initial aroma. Onion and soapy floral hops emerge.

Fruity hops are initially a surprising flavor mid palate. Citrus pith begins the profile, which turns bitter and resinous fairly quickly. There's substantial bready, cloyingly sweet, toasted caramel malt forming the backbone. But the fruity character is intriguing and difficult to describe.

Body is a tad syrupy, fairly full, with low carbonation, significant alcohol warmth, and a fair bit of astringency at the finish.

Cloyingly sweet at the backbone and eventually becomes more bitter than I prefer. Alcohol is a bit overwhelming. Hop flavor is somewhat odd.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2013 00:33:50 | More by barczar
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FlakyBiscuit

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +14.3%

03-04-2013 12:08:35 | More by FlakyBiscuit
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Steveh36


4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

02-20-2013 04:54:46 | More by Steveh36
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bonSreeB

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

02-08-2013 21:39:09 | More by bonSreeB
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BrownAleMale

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev 0%

01-28-2013 00:18:03 | More by BrownAleMale
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mooseo

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into tulip.

A - Clear bright copper with a creamy white head.

S - Lots of sweet toasted caramel malt, floral hops, pine, and a hint of grapefruit. Subtle and mostly malty but pleasant.

T - The hops are more pronounced here. Grapefruit, pine, and earthy hops blend with a strong bready malt backbone. Finishes slightly bitter with burnt caramel and lingering toasted grains.

M - Smooth and creamy, medium bodied. Low carbonation, dry finish.

O - Although a little too malty for a double IPA, it's still a decent, flavorful brew. Considering six hop varieties were used, I expected a huge hop presence which unfortunately just isn't there. Still worth a try for any IPA fan, especially if given the chance.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2013 02:34:44 | More by mooseo
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Conniehophead

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

01-08-2013 17:23:08 | More by Conniehophead
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AmitC

New York

3.5/5  rDev 0%

12-29-2012 03:13:39 | More by AmitC
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NIURicky

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

12-27-2012 22:52:03 | More by NIURicky
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beergoot

Colorado

3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Light, copper-colored body with a thick, sudsy head. Nice aroma: mild citrus and pine notes infused a soft malt sweetness. Taste follows along closely with the aroma; biscuit and some caramel hints; a fair amount of hop bitterness; alcohol presence peeps out near the finish. Medium bodied with a sharp, malt sugar edge, dry finish.

A good but a bit understated for a DIPA. It's certainly tasty and decently balanced across the board. The beer's hop and malt flavorings seem to fit a regular IPA taste profile (a good thing) with the added punch of a DIPA's ABV. I was surprised at a rather subdued hop smell for something sporting six hop varieties in the mix. The hop flavor was also not as commanding a presence although the overall hop bitterness seemed fair enough. But, this is nit-picking for an otherwise good IPA.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2012 02:49:18 | More by beergoot
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drewfromboulder

Colorado

4/5  rDev +14.3%

12-18-2012 01:53:19 | More by drewfromboulder
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dav2080

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -14.3%

12-16-2012 18:03:25 | More by dav2080
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beer2day

North Carolina

3.35/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy light copper gold with 2 finger near white, tight head. Faint retention and a couple of strands of light lace.

Nose is mostly floral hops, with some hop esters and a light citrus presence. Pretty decent, just wish it was stronger.

Taste is fairly mild. Get floral hops from beginning to end, with light hop oil, a faint bit of pepper, but miss the mark on a citrus presence. Alcohol is very apparent.

Feel is a bit thick, with hop oil providing most of that thickness. Not getting a heavy malt contribution.

Overall, slightly above average. Good choice if nothing else around. Faint praise.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2012 02:58:27 | More by beer2day
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TonyTalon

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

11-04-2012 22:22:24 | More by TonyTalon
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4Socialanxiety

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

10-22-2012 16:12:12 | More by 4Socialanxiety
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RobinLee

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

10-13-2012 23:52:50 | More by RobinLee
Whole Hog Six Hop IPA from Stevens Point Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 220 ratings.