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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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80
good

234 Ratings
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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 climax
3.55/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This one poured a very cloudy caramel copper with a decent head that descended quickly leaving no trace.

For an imperial IPA, this one does not shock the senses with hops, more of a regular IPA, in my opinion. The hop bill consisted of a sturdy leafy/floral presence and was well matched by biscuity bread-like malts.

The flavor had a bit more pungent bitterness, but was still somewhat mild. The malt was almost heavier, giving out significant caramel, dark wheat bread, and even a cocoa and coffee flavors.

The body was a good consistency, medium weight, with sharp carbonation. The finish was dry with slight bitterness.

This is a good beer, but not the right beer if your looking for a heavy hitting IPA.

climax, Jul 11, 2010
Photo of mikesgroove
3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this one as a great extra recently. Served cold and poured into a pint glass, I decided to start my night off with it last night. Consumed on 06/24/2009.
 
The pour was nice. Caramel tinted amber coming out of the bottle with a nice level of carbonation and a smooth, rich look to it. Nice head, maybe an inch of white comes up and over the top, settling down nicely with minimal side glass lacing. A very interesting profile. Piney hops up front but there is definitely some balance to be had here as the bready malt notes are very easily picked up here. Nice grassy and herbal quality to it as well. Smooth flavor, not much going on in the way of overpowering anything, it was much more mellowed, subdued even then I thought it would be, still though, nice piney hops notes, light hints of citrus around the edges with lots of malty exposure going on. Well balanced carbonation with a smooth, easy to drink profile and nice medium body.
 
Overall very solid. I would not have a problem with having this one again, just thought it would have been a bit bigger on the hops then it turned out to be. Still a very solid offering though.

mikesgroove, Jun 25, 2009
Photo of Gavage
3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours a clear orange color with a thin 1/2" head that breaks down to a thick surface covering.

Smell: citrus, caramel, nice bitterness level is easily detectable.

Taste: caramel, green grapes, orange, grapefruit, and a moderate bitterenss produces a nice flavor profile. Alcohol is mildly noticable.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp to start, less crisp and a touch dry late. Surprisingly short aftertaste here.

Drinkability: decent beer but the high alcohol levels make this one a one or two beer per session.

Gavage, Jun 17, 2010
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.

Strix, Jun 25, 2009
Photo of magine
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.

magine, Dec 23, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

rwilde, Apr 08, 2012
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RDW, Mar 04, 2012
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whatname, Mar 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

PaBeerLover, Dec 20, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Edgewater, Feb 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

bonbini26, Jan 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

gratefuld, Apr 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Canada_Dan, Jun 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

sansho, Jul 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Hopheadjeffery, Apr 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Jared2287, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of OWSLEY069
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clean orange-ish color with an off white head. In the aroma, grapefruity hops and gingerbread like maltiness. In the taste, hodge podge of hops, and sharp, sweet maltiness. A smooth and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a fresh dry hopped aftertaste. It seems that all the hops cancel each other out. Hides ABV, decent IPA.

OWSLEY069, Jun 23, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

jpd7374, Dec 26, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

BrownAleMale, Jan 28, 2013
Whole Hog Six Hop IPA from Stevens Point Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 234 ratings.