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Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale - Stevens Point Brewery

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330 Ratings

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Ratings: 330
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 59
Gots: 48 | FT: 2
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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Photo of microbrewlover
2.84/5  rDev -31.9%

This brew pours a copper color with a thin head which dissipates quickly and little lacing. Low carbonation.

The smell is has some pumpkin and spices in it; possibly cardamom and allspice. Caramel malts and brown sugar.

The taste is light on both the pumpkin and the spices. Not much pumpkin taste at all.

The mouthfeel is thin and watery

Overall I think this is a complete miss as a pumpkin ale. In don't understand the high ratings for this brew. Little pumpkin smell or taste. Little pumpkin spice smell or taste; this brew is even light on the caramel malts. There are much better pumpkin ales out there.

microbrewlover, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of Omnium
3.71/5  rDev -11%

Bottle > Pint Glass
A - Pours a hazy amber color, half a finger of thin fizzy head, no lacing.
S - Smell isnt too appeasing to me, some burnt caramel, roasted hazelnut, tart pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg.
T - Taste has some nice roasty kind of pumpkin flavor to it, then gets warmed up with some spice, and fades on the end to a dark floral and semi tart kinda taste.
M - More on the bitter side, kinda chalky too.
O - I really didnt care for this a whole lot, its more of a roasty kind of pumpkin brown ale, but its not the worst.

Omnium, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of dbossman
3.68/5  rDev -11.8%

A: Orangish copper hue with a steady one-inch head--it fades eventually; not too much lacing

S: Lots of pumpkin, cloves, and other spices--nutmeg, allspice, etc.--but the cloves and pumpkins are the stars; there is some toasted malt presence on the back side, which eventually comes to the forefront

T: Pumpkin and spice aren't over-powering but they are there; I wish there was a stronger bready malt base--pretty pumpkin forward and yet somewhat simple

F: A touch thin on the back end with some creaminess up front that does kind of make up for it

O: A pleasant, straight-forward pumpkin beer; decent option though there are better options out there--but considering the price point, this will work

dbossman, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of donmonkey1
2.23/5  rDev -46.5%

Appearance: Hazy brown with very little head that leaves immediately. It dissapeared so fast I don't remember the color of the head.

Smell: Spices. Maybe mild corriander, nutmeg, cloves.

Taste: At first a really good pumpkin taste not noticed in the smell, but quickly is overtaken by crappy spices that ruin everything.

I love pumpkin pie, but this beer can cause someone to hate pumpkin pie because it sucks horse ass so bad.

donmonkey1, Sep 27, 2012
Photo of EwaldEichstaett
3.08/5  rDev -26.1%

Pretty flavourless overall. Nothing special going on in the appearance, dark ruby brown with no head. Really not much smell at all, a bit of caramel and sweet malts. The taste was equally bland. One could detect a bit of nutmeg and cinnamon in the mix. It was interesting, but much much weaker than I expected.

The only real redeeming quality of this beer was the high ABV was unnoticeable. You could look pretty cool getting wasted of your ass at a frat party. O_o

EwaldEichstaett, Oct 15, 2010
Photo of zeff80
3.88/5  rDev -7%

A - Poured out a clear, orange/burgundy color with a small, off-white, bubbly head of foam. It left little to no lace.

S - It smelled of nutmeg, cinnamon and pumpkin. Pretty standard for the style but pretty good.

T - This has a good pumpkin flavor. You can tell they use real pumpkins. The spices were just right. Nice nutmeg and cinnamon flavors.

M - It was crisp and smooth. A light to medium-bodied ale

D - This is a pretty good pumpkin ale. I found it much better than the Whole Hog IPA.

zeff80, Nov 28, 2009
Photo of blackearth
2.9/5  rDev -30.5%

Purchased from Three Cellars in Franklin, WI. Pours a reddish amber body with a short white head that quickly fades. Aroma is of pumkin pie spices. Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Caramelized sugar and cinnamon are too over the top and dominate in the taste. No other flavors get a chance to come through. This is just too one-dimensional and not very good.

blackearth, Oct 06, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.08/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

I love pumpkin pie, so it's obvious I love this beer! No sweet but well balances....pumpkin on the front and the crust on the back.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale from Stevens Point Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 330 ratings.