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Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale - Stevens Point Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

254 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 254
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.24%
Wants: 48
Gots: 24 | 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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rieg21

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +5.3%

08-21-2014 20:40:52 | More by rieg21
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1Slick02

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

08-21-2014 15:26:19 | More by 1Slick02
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Scott_Thomas

Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev -0.5%

08-21-2014 11:16:12 | More by Scott_Thomas
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BTHU

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.3%

08-20-2014 23:54:21 | More by BTHU
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beeragent

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

08-20-2014 23:52:38 | More by beeragent
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oso

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

08-20-2014 21:53:24 | More by oso
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Beerguy15


4.16/5  rDev -0.5%

08-19-2014 18:32:47 | More by Beerguy15
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makeitavintage

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

08-18-2014 19:43:50 | More by makeitavintage
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bf7

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

08-18-2014 00:56:35 | More by bf7
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Brewski

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

08-16-2014 21:19:18 | More by Brewski
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rypkr

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -28.2%

Nothing but spices. Drink this alongside any quality pumpkin ale and you'll immediately notice the utter lack of any pumpkin in this beer. I bought an entire case based on the high rating (highest of the 20-30 pumpkins my distributor had). I feel duped and have a very rare buyers remorse of a beer purchase. So I have plenty to trade if anyone has interest in doing so?

08-16-2014 13:44:43 | More by rypkr
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Northtexan

Texas

4.4/5  rDev +5.3%

08-16-2014 00:42:13 | More by Northtexan
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dseanv

Texas

4.1/5  rDev -1.9%

08-15-2014 01:43:38 | More by dseanv
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amvrana

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

08-15-2014 00:37:15 | More by amvrana
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chuckania


4.28/5  rDev +2.4%

08-13-2014 15:11:57 | More by chuckania
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cvengeance

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.3%

08-12-2014 13:36:07 | More by cvengeance
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -4.3%

08-11-2014 01:40:15 | More by DrunkinYogi
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allengarvin

Texas

4.09/5  rDev -2.2%

A: A cloudy dark-brown beer. I gave it a vigorous pour but only got a very slight head out of it, though it seems persistent.
S: Lots of cinnamon, and more nutmeg than most breweries add to their PAs. Very nice to smell.
T: Loads of cinnamon upon first drink. Once it settles down, there's a good amount of sweet caramel malt, and, again, great nutmeg.
M: Creamy texture with a good body.

For those that like their PumpAles spicy, this is a good choice. It also has great malt interest.

08-11-2014 01:00:54 | More by allengarvin
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slimrn

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

08-09-2014 20:07:30 | More by slimrn
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kkleu357

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +19.6%

08-07-2014 20:32:26 | More by kkleu357
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cyrushire

Florida

4/5  rDev -4.3%

08-01-2014 05:45:09 | More by cyrushire
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lugieman

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

07-30-2014 02:00:27 | More by lugieman
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dwk4359

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

07-28-2014 21:24:50 | More by dwk4359
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Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale from Stevens Point Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 254 ratings.