Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale - Stevens Point Brewery
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4.08/5 rDev -2.6%
Burnt orange color with a minimal head that leaves a little lacing.
Very fragrant nose of pumpkin and spices. Cinnamon and nutmeg are pretty prevalent.
Much like the nose. Picking up the pumpkin for sure. Spices? Oh yeah. Lots of spices, maybe a bit too much. Spicy cinnamon, along with nutmeg and a sweet pie crust presence. The overall flavor is like a heavily spiced pumpkin pie.
About medium bodied. The feel is smooth, maybe even a bit slick.
One or two of these would be the most I would have. If the spices were a bit more subdued, this one would be even more drinkable. For the style, it fits in nicely. If you're a pumpkin pie fan, this one is a must try.
10-19-2010 02:19:23 | More by jera1350
District of Columbia
4.16/5 rDev -0.7%
Special thanks to BeerFMAndy for sending me this brew here recently.
Presently #8 in the pumpkin ale category here on BA.
A: Poured a very murky, pumpkin color, with a small, whisky head that still had staying power. RESILIENCE!!
S: My wife got mint on the nose. I got fresh, clean linen with cinnamon and nutmeg. Also, it had sort of a marshmallowy center that broke up what could have been a true spice bomb.
T: This had a really nice brown ale quality about it, yet still it retained its pumpkin ale roots. I'll change my assessment of "marshmallow" to "Mallow Creme."
M: Really nice on the palate: Low carbonation, not overly sweet, and certainly drinkable. A bit of a booze burn, but it was of the candy-coated variety.
O: Thanks for the honor, Andy! Definitely a keeper!
11-28-2013 16:03:47 | More by Chaney
4.09/5 rDev -2.4%
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
4/5 rDev -4.5%
Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #33 (Oct 2009):
Deep and inviting brownish amber. Creamy spicy aroma of fall pies, yeah ... it smells like pumpkin pie. Smooth and bity mouthfeel. The body, the maltiness and the spicing are all amazing with this thickness that slowly rolls across the palate and down the throat. Packs a small kick at 7.5-percent ABV, so this would be considered an Imperial Pumpkin. Some esters show off a ripe fruit flavor middle to end. Caramelized sugars from the malt bounce off the pie spice. With 10 IBUs, the hops are pretty much nonexistent, which is fine as it lets the pie spice do all of the work. Spicing is most definitely here, but does not become tiresome. Yes! We can taste a smidgen of pumpkin, which makes all of the difference.
This Imperial Pumpkin Ale has some meat. The complexities make you think about the style all over again, while it begs to be paired with your typical turkey dinner.
11-15-2010 21:53:32 | More by BeerAdvocate
3.8/5 rDev -9.3%
This beer pours a beautiful reddish brown with nice clarity. Cream colored head was two fingers following my semi-aggressive pour, but has now settled to a thin layer with decent retention.
The smell is a touch on the mellow side, but the spices are definitely there, and there's nothing offensive about the aroma. A touch of alcohol in the nose as well.
A little bit of hop-bite towards the front, but then it quickly fades allowing for the spices and smooth pumpkin flavor to come through. A little heat from the alcohol, but it doesn't get in the way of the flavor.
Medium body with a good carbonation level.
I could drink a few of these, but that's about it.
Morey's Bottom Line: A pretty good example of the style. Not elite, but solid for sure. Worth a try if you've never had it.
10-31-2010 22:00:34 | More by Morey
4.61/5 rDev +10%
A: cloudy copper body, trace white head, solid lacing
S: allspice, pumpkin, graham cracker malt
T: cinnamon, graham cracker, big pumpkin, smooth malt finish
M: med body, hint of creamy mouth
O: This beer shocked me; usually not huge Point
fan. Whole Hog series is obviously amazing.
DELICIOUS; GRAB A BOTTLE!
08-22-2013 16:33:59 | More by BeerLover99
4.28/5 rDev +2.1%
12oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.
Cloudy dark amber with 1 finger of off-white head. Good retention and heavy carbonation.
Pie crust, pumpkin and pumpkin spices. Nailed it!
Toasted pie crust and pumpkin meat. A balanced bouquet of traditional pumpkin pie spices including cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Caramel malts with hints of molasses and brown sugar. Touches of pumpkin rind and stem linger.
Medium plus bodied, crisp and slightly drying.
A really refreshing and solid Pumpkin Ale. This is up there with the best of them.
08-25-2013 17:15:34 | More by justintcoons
Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale from Stevens Point Brewery
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