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Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale - Stevens Point Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

268 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 268
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.24%
Wants: 48
Gots: 28 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Stevens Point Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beerwolf77 on 09-01-2009)
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alphagnome

Iowa

4.45/5  rDev +6.5%

Appearance:
Pours a lightly hazed, deep amber body. On pour, a nice, white inch thick head is present but fades to a small ring pretty quick. Light carbonation, no lacing, and light legs.

Aroma:
In a word; Fantastic! This is pumpkin pie in a glass! Plenty of pumpkin character with roasted pumpkin seeds. Traditional pie spices are in attendance (nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, and even a hint of clove) with a sweet pie crust coated in cinnamon and sugar. Whipped cream tops this one off. Yum!

Taste:
What more do want from a pumpkin beer than this: It taste like pumpkin pie in a glass? Follows the nose beautifully. A bit more spicing than the benchmark (Pumpking) and there is a definite bite from alcohol but it almost enhances the flavor instead of detracting from it. Nicely spiced aftertaste.

Mouthfeel:
Smooth and enjoyable. Fairly heavy body with low levels of carbonation. Clean, sweet finish.

Overall:
I love a good pumpkin ale, I'd go as far as saying it pretty much my favorite style. While this doesn't dethrone the king of pumpkin beers, Pumpking, it riding on its coat-tails, it's patiently waiting its for its turn to sit in the iron throne. Additionally, if I want to get my hands on Southern Tier's nectar of the gods, I have to drive 4 hours, giving Whole Hog a hell of an advantage. Do yourself a favor and snag this if you see it!

05-22-2014 02:21:10 | More by alphagnome
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ChimRichels

Wisconsin

4.35/5  rDev +4.1%

A - Pretty run of the mill appearance: Clear body of red/amber with a bubbly off-white head that recedes moderately.

S - VERY pungent, with aromas of freshly baked pumpkin pie dominating. The pumpkin pie spice specifically is very forward. I don't know any other way to describe it than saying it smells just like a pumpkin pie. Literally.

T - As with the nose, pumpkin pie is forward with nutmeg and cinnamon being upfront, ginger and allspice taking the backseat. The malt notes are very reminiscent of a pie crust... I'm now starting to think that this is actually a pumpkin pie in liquid form.

M - Smooth, carbonation relatively low.

O - I think this surpasses Pumpking as my new favorite pumpkin beer. Really good if you are looking for something that is forward with the pumpkin pie spice.

10-12-2013 00:31:13 | More by ChimRichels
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Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.3%

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Texas

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Pennsylvania

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4.15/5  rDev -0.7%

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Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +0.5%

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New York

4/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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4.64/5  rDev +11%

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Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +19.6%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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Texas

3/5  rDev -28.2%

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4.4/5  rDev +5.3%

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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.16/5  rDev -0.5%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale from Stevens Point Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 268 ratings.