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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

233 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 233
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.27%
Wants: 43
Gots: 14 | 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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KLLG1021

Texas

4.49/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wanted to try some pumpkin beers, since its starting to cool down in Texas, so we grabbed this at the local liquor store in a mix a six. Glad we did! This beer was fantastic. Great pumpkin spice aroma, almost like Thanksgiving dinner. The taste follows the aroma, almost like homemade pumpkin puree from your moms pumpkin pie. It carries this taste throughout the finish. Went back to the store to grab a sixer but they were already out, and said they would be out till next year. Bummer! Definitely worth a try!!!

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 02:11:13 | More by KLLG1021
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jdkitchi

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -4.1%

09-28-2013 02:58:37 | More by jdkitchi
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DaveAnderson

Minnesota

4.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

If the point of a pumpkin beer is to evoke the smells and tastes of pumpkin pie, then this beer succeeds better than any I have tried to date. Better still, the flavor is exceedingly balanced to the last drop, never veering into overly-spiced or overly-sweet territory. This beer was completely off my radar, so it was a really great surprise. First rate.

All that said, I am going to ding this beer a little for seeping from the bottle in transit, something I blame entirely on the twist-top. The smell when I unwrapped it was nasty. Lose the twist-offs, guys.

Great thanks to st9647v3 for this autumn treat.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 01:17:34 | More by DaveAnderson
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CORKSCREWFISH

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

09-27-2013 08:15:21 | More by CORKSCREWFISH
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stumac

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.1%

09-27-2013 03:08:11 | More by stumac
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rmank

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

09-27-2013 01:27:49 | More by rmank
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ChicagoNick

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

09-25-2013 15:44:25 | More by ChicagoNick
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RoamingGnome

Wisconsin

4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a CBS snifter. Served chilled...

A) This was a slightly foggy orange brew with a creamy finger of head that settled to a collar. Not much lacing.

S) The aroma is spot on pumpkin pie from the moment you crack the bottle. Seriously, pass the whipped cream! Plenty of pumpkin, perfectly spiced, and a buttery crust.

T) The flavor is not quite as intense as the aroma. A nice amount of pumpkin, and a spicy finish, that I could see mistaken for alcohol tingle. Never overly sweet...

M) Medium body with mild carbonation. Spices coat the mouth and the finish is semi-dry. Nice aftertaste.

O) I enjoy pumpkin beers, but generally only knock back one in a sitting, then move along to another style. I could legitimately see myself throwing back a four pack of this without much regret. Well done Whole Hog. Well done...

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2013 00:10:35 | More by RoamingGnome
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PaulyB83

Michigan

3.83/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into a tulip glass

A- Hazy red, burnt orange nice medium off-white head

S- Nice spices that and pumpkin with a malty sweetness. Not to much and not to little which is the thing with pumpkin beers

T- Similar to aroma, medium cinnamon and nutmeg, mellow pumpkin, faint sourness.

M- Nice viscosity, creamy, yet not too much that makes it a chore to drink

O- Balance it the key with pumpkin beers and this one has it. Not too much alcohol, nice spice level that keeps the pumpkin noticeable and a clean aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2013 19:05:56 | More by PaulyB83
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J_Dub

Texas

5/5  rDev +19.9%

09-24-2013 02:47:53 | More by J_Dub
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NewGlarusFan

Illinois

4.73/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured in pint glass

A) Dark orange, cloudy, medium amount of visible carbonation, thick amber color head.

S) Pumpkin Pie spices, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, pumpkin, honey, malt, bread

T) Same as the smell but a tasted a lot of brown sugar and pumpkin.

M) medium carbonation and thick

O) very tasty beer great series by Steven's Point. So far this one may be my favorite.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2013 19:06:08 | More by NewGlarusFan
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DanSmith17

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

09-23-2013 12:58:42 | More by DanSmith17
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RobDB

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

09-23-2013 04:30:23 | More by RobDB
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ALLISON01

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

09-22-2013 22:10:31 | More by ALLISON01
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Sazz9

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.1%

09-22-2013 02:21:32 | More by Sazz9
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Bandi

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

09-21-2013 00:56:14 | More by Bandi
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metter98

New York

4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is quite hazy amber orange in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high beige colored head that died down but consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: Moderately strong aromas of pumpkin pie are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has bright flavors of pumpkin and pumpkin pie, but there's no associated sweetness. There are flavors of nutmeg and other spices, but these aren't too strong.
M:It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I really liked this beer because it had lots of pumpkins and pumpkin pie spices, but it wasn't really sweet or spicy. It has excellent drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 00:45:53 | More by metter98
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rhamning

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served in a chilled tulip glass. Bright amber orange, moderately cloudy appearance. Pumpkin and nutmeg dominate the aroma. True pumpkin aroma and taste, clean, and refreshing. Balanced nutmeg, cinnamon and pumpkin aroma and taste develop in 3-5 minutes: smooth, no sharp edges and nothing overwhelming. Simply a very pleasant and true pumpkin ale that I would recommend highly. My wife dislikes beer with a passion, and she asked for more after her first taste. The only pumpkin ale I have liked more was Southern Tier on tap in a tulip glass, which was a revelation. From the bottle in a tulip glass, Whole Hog has a slight edge with its balance and smooth feel.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2013 00:46:04 | More by rhamning
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AnalogErik

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

09-19-2013 19:51:11 | More by AnalogErik
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

09-19-2013 14:22:29 | More by brandoman63
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.1%

09-19-2013 00:29:11 | More by IPAchris
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beeragate

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

09-19-2013 00:27:41 | More by beeragate
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Tiernan

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

09-18-2013 03:42:21 | More by Tiernan
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HollyHops

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

09-16-2013 00:05:16 | More by HollyHops
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IPeteA91

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

09-15-2013 19:07:39 | More by IPeteA91
Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale from Stevens Point Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 233 ratings.