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Whole Hog Six Hop IPA - Stevens Point Brewery

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BA SCORE
80
good

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:
No notes at this time.

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

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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of drpimento
3.34/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

This is the best Point beer I've had by far. Poured with small to medium sized, cream colored head that didn't last too long and no lace. Color is an orange amber with plenty bubble trails. Aroma is is the best part and is very spicy. hop, and malt. Flavor doesn't have much of that spice, is highly bitter, then sweet, then carbonic tang. Body reflects the high bitterness and clashes with some of the other qualities. Finish is like flavor and body where the bitterness is overwhelming; lasting prominently to the end over a long time .

Photo of OtherShoe2
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours medium amber with an off white head, just a ring left. No lace.

Big boozy sweet fruit notes. Candied maltiness. Just short of some aromas I get from barley wine.

Booze and fruit up front, some toasty malt, growing straight bitterness, some vanilla
and sweet bread, and long bitter finish. I do want more hop notes here.

Fuller bodied, some good carbonation.

Nice brew, but a little flawed. The depth from the hops needs to add flavor other than bitter. Rich malt helps make up for any real issues. Worth a try.

Photo of mattparsons
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of EricDu
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of IPAchris
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of RichH55
4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

Photo of zahara15
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of johntfox
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of Boppar
2.94/5  rDev -16%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured into a tulip glass.

A: Half a finger of rapidly vanishing head. Coppery orange body.

S; Alcohol. Fruit. Biscuit.

T: Meh. For a beer that claims to have 6 hops, this one really doesn't have much hop action going on.

M: Thin, slick, light-bodied.

O: I would not get this again.

Photo of thaghost
3.69/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a teku glass

A -hazy bright copper with minimal creamy head.

S - Fairly strong carmel scent with hints of grapefuit and pine.

T - Very robust sweet carmel taste with quite a bit of hops. The floral taste is very subtle but pleasant. For me, it helps subdue the pine taste.

M -Slightly heavy, but smooth and medium bodied. Has a somewhat dry finish with minimal carbonation. Smooth and creamy, medium bodied. Low carbonation, dry finish.

O - Overall, a decent IPA. Was expecting a little more hops given the six hops used. Would definitely try it again and recommend to any fans of IPAs.

Photo of dalepryor
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Blaze5445
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of BrianCramer
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of NickD208
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of jman005
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of RaijinQ
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of ChrisMon02
2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -14.3%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Beer21
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of barczar
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.

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