Whole Hog Six Hop IPA - Stevens Point Brewery
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4.22/5 rDev +20.6%
Had on tap at my local watering hole.
Orange amber hue. Solid finger of white head. Aroma is a great bouquet of pine and citrus fruits. The flavors were much of the same. solid pine resin and grapefruit. Medium body. Shockingly good. I had zero expectations that this would wow me and it clearly did. I may have to pick up a bottle of this and see how it translates.
12-29-2011 19:58:26 | More by beerwolf77
4.2/5 rDev +20%
Steven's Point Whole Hog 6 hop IPA
Appearance: Orange-red, small head, and a little lacing.
Smell: Strong flowery hops.
Taste: Malty hop goodness and a slight caramel sweetness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-heavy and smooth.
The first scent is strong hops. The first taste is not as strong as expected. It is fairly malty and hoppy. There is also a subtle alcohol tinge.
10-14-2010 06:26:44 | More by megahurts4
4.13/5 rDev +18%
I picked up a 4-pack of this today at Jaspers for $8.99.
This bier is a medium-to-deep golden color, with an ever-so-slight touch of haze. Hardly any carbo is to be found, and the head is a wispy-thin layer of white bubbles, mostly hanging at the edges. Aroma has a tiny hint of malty sweetness, but is mostly pithy hoppiness. The body is a decent medium, and the lack of carbo, though not making the bier feel flat, makes for an easy passage over the tongue.
There's only a smidge of maltiness in this one, a very light hint of caramel sweetness. What there IS a lot of is hoppiness. There is a combo of puckery citrus, some sweeter fruit like tangerine and apricot, plus a bit of rindy, pithy action going on at the finish. This one is pretty damn tasty, and the 8.50% ABV is (dangerously) well hidden. Prosit!!
4.13 rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
11-12-2011 01:35:29 | More by Bierman9
4.1/5 rDev +17.1%
Enjoyed a 12 FL. OZ. (355 ML) bottle of this @ Naked Vine in Chesterfield, MO for $4. Poured from the maroon/tan labeled bottle w/ a hog & Six Hop IPA (w/ a 5 crossed out and Six labeled in place of it) into a 16oz Left Hand Brewing Co Pint Glass. Does not have a freshness date on the bottle.
Aroma- Huge load of hop hits the nose but then has a huge yeasty character following this. Citrus is big and malts are high. Sweetness and power are the main attributes of this one!
Appearance- Pours a 1 finger head that stays for good time. Has a nice dark orange colored body and leaves great lacing behind.
Flavor- Good variety of hops in here! Can tell there is a citrus character, American hops, and tons of strength. A great amount of Belgian yeast/flavor is present also! Medium-high bitterness.
Mouthfeel- Medium-Full Bodied, Low Carbonation, SMOOTH, a bit creamy, and leaves light hops with sweetness behind.
Overall Impression- An extremely interesting 2XIPA! Not quite the punch like many in this style but more Belgian qualities, flavorful, and creamy all the way through! A nice brew and would recommend if you see it around! My second brew from Steven's Point.
12-07-2011 21:07:33 | More by DCon
4.1/5 rDev +17.1%
A clear copper caramel color with a goodly off-white head and solid lacing. The aroma is sweet pine and caramel malt, very enticing and smooth. The taste offers pleasantly toned down sweetness of the caramel malt with a nice grassy pine bitterness. The hops eventually suggest some orange citrus with a dry rye cover, kind of earthy and sort of burnt earth/pine. Well carbonated, mid to light bodied. Overall a little different and enjoyable. Plenty drinkable, however, I will say that I had no idea this was a double IPA until I called up the page for this review. It doesn't seem nearly powerful enough to warrant that label. It's more a middle of the road IPA with relatively mellow hop presence.
07-29-2009 13:25:36 | More by Durge
4.08/5 rDev +16.6%
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.
04-16-2014 02:44:21 | More by martyl1000
4.08/5 rDev +16.6%
Picked up a 4-pack at the recommendation of one of the owners of the local bottle shop. Poured into a pint glass, the beer is a light, bright, and vibrant gold coloring, with copper tones in the deepest areas. A slight hazing to the beer, it is lighter than I am used to for the style. The head is a low profile, big bubbled off-white that clings to the glass as it moves. The nose is deep and rich, with a robust aroma of fresh, wet hops, a light grapefruit-citrus balance, and earthy moss. The flavor has a very roasted note on the forward tongue accompanying a blast of hops. The bitter and forresty green that hits the tip of the tongue quickly transforms into a dry hop character in midtongue, with the grapefruit character coming back again. The back of the tongue is fairly untouched, but some of the bitter and pepper notes leak across as the beer settles in mouth. The aftertaste is short-lived, but it has a slight caramel sweetness that helps to balance the bitter hops and peppery notes. Very tasty. The finish is mostly clean and crisp, but the peppery notes remain in mouth for quite a bit longer. The beer remains light in mouth throughout, despite the heavier flavor characteristics. Good beer.
08-27-2011 21:00:53 | More by GarthDanielson
4.05/5 rDev +15.7%
just tried a couple of bottles of Wholehog six hop ipa, brought back to me from a friend on vacation. I really enjoyed this beer. It had a well balanced blend of hops that gave a light starting flavor expanding into a solid hoppy finish without being to overpowering or bitter.
A red and orange color coming out of the bottle with a nice hoppy aroma, my only dissapointment with the beer was it had a weak head that dissapeted rather quickly.
Overall i enjoyed this one and wouldnt mind having a few more
08-23-2010 07:25:08 | More by paddyboydan
4.05/5 rDev +15.7%
Poured into snifter...
A: Big 2 finger head atop a dark, old-gold brew. has a light haze. Leaves strips and spots of lacing
S: Caramel and roasted malts, candied grapefruit, honeyed-orange peel, spruce, and biscuity hop aromas. Not overly hoppy or malty.
T: sweet citrus up front with a caramel malt background. finishes in pine, grapefruit, honeyed-orange peel, spicey with a roasted malt note.
M: Medium-full body. slightly oily but decent carbonation and finishes resinous and bitter.
Overall, this is a pretty good double IPA. Has a well rounded hop profile(as it should with six hops) and also good malt flavors to give it a full body. Good balanced brew, but that doesn't necessarily make it the hop-head's IPA.
01-12-2010 04:10:14 | More by OlRasputin989
4.03/5 rDev +15.1%
Pours a rusted ruby color with a big foamy tan head. Head falls very slow. Decent lace.
Has a nice floral hop nose. Smells like it could be good.
Pronounced hop flavor. Bit slick and oily with a nice alcohol finish. Pretty darn good.
Medium bodied in the mouth. Bit slick on the tongue and a slight alcohol bite.
I like it. Nice IPA coming from the Point brewery. Would have again.
02-17-2010 17:50:35 | More by dstc
4/5 rDev +14.3%
12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Smith nonic.
Appearance: Mildly in-the-middle copper color, fluffy, lacing-left retention of the top bulbous part of the glass, and good sniper-like singular carbonation floating to the top.
Smell: Earthy and candied bitterness overall. A lot of citrus and lemon with a swirl, caramel, husk, and woodiness. It's a little imbalanced, but it has balls, and I like that, and there's a lot going on.
Taste: I mostly like the finish here, which goes from sweet to bitter and from bitter to sweet, all fairly quickly. There's honey and caramel, there's some bitter rind earthiness and tree bark. I don't mind the morphine flavors here. There's a lot going on, and I like it. Every second with each sip there's good stuff going on. I think that should be admired. And the finish is long, and the same.
Mouthfeel: Good and medium-bodied, though it should be deemed heavier, more cloying. Alas, I feel it's not, and the carbonation does its work and cuts through overall.
Drinkability: This is a weird brew for me, mainly because of it's morphing and shiftiness, but I like it after everything. I don't think most of the reviews do it justice. It's a more candied IPA, but it's got a weird, earthy nature that I like overall. And the 4-pack was only around $7, meaning I'd like to get another one at some point, and since this is my first Stevens Point brew, I won't mind trying a few more if I can find them.
08-11-2010 23:51:52 | More by asabreed
Whole Hog Six Hop IPA from Stevens Point Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.