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Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale - Stevens Point Brewery

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Whole Hog Pumpkin AleWhole Hog Pumpkin Ale

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

227 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 227
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.24%
Wants: 39
Gots: 15 | 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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MaseFace

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -34.2%

10-29-2013 23:08:01 | More by MaseFace
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wpqx

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

10-29-2013 16:11:57 | More by wpqx
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optimator705

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.3%

10-28-2013 14:16:24 | More by optimator705
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jkball01

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

10-24-2013 02:51:41 | More by jkball01
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nloyless

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

10-24-2013 01:40:36 | More by nloyless
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Canti4341

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

10-22-2013 14:57:24 | More by Canti4341
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

3.76/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Whole Hog Limited Edition Pumpkin Ale, Ale brewed with pumpkin and spices, Stevens Point Brewery, Stevens Point, WI. 7.5% alc./vol.

Hazy, dark amber, going towards bronze, under a tan head that disappears quickly.

Aroma: sweet pumpkin notes hit first, then swallowed up by cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, etcetera. Beautiful.

Taste: In the mouth, this one is not shy with the spices at all. Full-flavored, with a warming heat, and a solid, malt body below. In between blasts of spice, some hops are present on the palate. Classic caramel malt body. Easy drinker, despite the high-ish a.b.v. Tasty stuff, and highly likable.

Much thanks to Dave for providing the bottle. He wanted to share a pumpkin ale he thought I would like, after I wrote that perhaps I didn't like them anymore. I like them, when they're as good as this, but can't see having more than one in a sitting.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2013 03:44:15 | More by feloniousmonk
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tswater

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

10-21-2013 23:05:33 | More by tswater
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KAP1356

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

10-21-2013 14:21:49 | More by KAP1356
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microbrewlover

Pennsylvania

2.84/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2013 20:43:48 | More by microbrewlover
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traviswhillier

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.3%

10-19-2013 03:07:57 | More by traviswhillier
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podes

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

10-19-2013 01:32:06 | More by podes
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JMS1512

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

10-18-2013 13:05:13 | More by JMS1512
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jdash3d

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.3%

10-16-2013 15:18:53 | More by jdash3d
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einman

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

10-16-2013 01:42:08 | More by einman
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bismarksays

Iowa

4/5  rDev -4.3%

10-15-2013 21:17:25 | More by bismarksays
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TheSSG

Illinois

4.6/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a loud, fizzy, off-white head that has surprising persistence. Aroma is absolutely pumpkin pie; pumpkin in front of a nice, soft, clovey-spiciness. Burnt sienna color. Starts off with a great biscuity/cookie sweetness and spiciness; reminiscent of good gingerbread. Clears a little for the malt to surface more, a touch of floral hoppiness, and then back down to spiciness. Finish is lingering pumpkin and spice; clove, nutmeg (?), allspice, cinnamon.

This is maybe the best pumpkin bier I've had yet. It's dead-on for Pumpkin pie, but it has a GREAT balance of pumpkin and spice. Every bottle I drink, I just think, "Jeez...I need to buy more of this." Absolute PERFECT start to Autumn!

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2013 00:45:40 | More by TheSSG
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chinchill

South Carolina

4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle served in a snifter.
Pours clear, deep red-copper with a modest tan head. A small amopunt of sediment lurking at the bottom of the bottle was added to the pour.

Despite plenty of pie spices, the pumpkin shines thru as well. More spicy in the flavor and feel than in the nose, particular the cinnamon component. Perhaps due to a richer malt base, even with rather bold spicing this pumpkin is not over-spiced. Those not liking cinnamon probably will disagree; this has enough cinnamon to, I think, add a slight burn to the feel. Still, very nice mix of flavors.

O: tasty!

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2013 21:38:24 | More by chinchill
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Bunuelian

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.3%

10-14-2013 13:19:34 | More by Bunuelian
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sommersb

Tennessee

4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted On: 10-13-2013
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, screw-cap
Glassware: Mini snifter
Purchased: 4-pack from Frugal MacDoogal, Nashville

Appearance is a dark orange-red beer with a small white head. The head has fair retention and lacing.

The smell features a pleasing array of pumpkin pie aromas, with nutmeg, allspice, and cinnamon. It also has aromas of pumpkin fruit and graham crackers, for a sweet smell.

The taste is similar to the aromas; semi-sweet flavors of pumpkin fruit and pumpkin pie spices. Body is medium and the carbonation is medium to high. A toasty alcohol warmth is present. The finish is dry with a lingering dose of spices like cinnamon and clove.

Overall an excellent pumpkin ale -- one of the best I've tried.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2013 04:14:17 | More by sommersb
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farrago

New Jersey

4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Close to a finger of deep tan, not dense nor airy, just a scattershot of larger bubbles, boils down to the surface at a steady clip, the lacing is not that sticky but certainly better than most in the category. Not cloudy but darn close to opaque liquid, sunset red up close, more a mix of browns and oranges further away, few bubbles visible. The nose is clean and direct, cinnamon to clove spice, orange peel, the pumpkin is ripe but not sweet, light breadiness without it being pie-like, touch of cocoa powder too, nothing here overdone or unnecessarily flamboyant. Medium-bodied, has enough prickle from the carbonation to keep the sweetness in check, even has a sort of tart, metallic edge at times. Otherwise, straight up fresh pumpkin with cinnamon, nutmeg spice, chocolate and vanilla accents. Less citrus here, mostly orange, some lemon. Stays balanced and the flavors cruise at a steady altitude, you don’t get worn out by it. Finishes cleanly yet with bite. Easy to like and, again, doesn’t try too hard, always a plus in my book.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2013 02:17:22 | More by farrago
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Brobiehansen

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

10-14-2013 00:34:35 | More by Brobiehansen
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kyleeliot

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

10-13-2013 22:55:12 | More by kyleeliot
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TATURBO

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

10-12-2013 16:53:39 | More by TATURBO
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ChimRichels

Wisconsin

4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 00:31:13 | More by ChimRichels
Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale from Stevens Point Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.