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Whole Hog Six Hop IPA - Stevens Point Brewery

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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

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Beer added by: SykDoc on 04-12-2009

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Ratings: 241 | Reviews: 116
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3.42/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

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3.58/5  rDev +2%
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.

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3.58/5  rDev +2%
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.

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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.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - clear light copper with some bubbles clinging to the sides, short head retained at a thin cover
S - big caramel, there is a minty type aroma, some herbs, not bad aromas but a little confusing for the style
T - big butterscotch maltiness right away, herbal hops, lightly fruity and minty in the background, again doesn't taste bad but strange for the style
M - light and just a little on the thin or flat side, light bitter finish
O - a bit of an enigma for me, the maltiness seems to dominate, and while it is definitely tasty its not what i'm looking for in a DIPA

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a nice copper colour, thin layer of head with little retention and no lacing.

S - Heavy caramel malts, earthy tones, hints of sour citrus and honey.

T - Flavour is heavily dominated by caramel malts, with the earthy cedar and bitter citrus hop notes coming through more as an afterthought. The sweetness of the malts are nicely balanced with the bitterness of the hops, but I would still prefer it if it were a more hop heavy.

M - Medium bodied, a tad prickly, and finishes with a touch of dryness.

O - A tasty DIPA but a bit too malt heavy for my liking. Worth a try... Good, but not great. That being said, it's much better than any of the other offerings I've had from them to date.

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