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Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale - Stevens Point Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

232 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 232
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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farrago

New Jersey

4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
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 +1.9%

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

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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

Wisconsin

4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
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
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

10-11-2013 00:44:06 | More by richkrull
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MacQ32

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.1%

10-10-2013 02:19:01 | More by MacQ32
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -4.1%

10-09-2013 21:40:06 | More by Rhettroactive
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Bobk80

Illinois

5/5  rDev +19.9%

10-09-2013 18:23:26 | More by Bobk80
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scottwurst

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

10-08-2013 21:42:51 | More by scottwurst
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Houser

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

10-08-2013 02:37:09 | More by Houser
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Bigtwin

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

10-08-2013 01:56:23 | More by Bigtwin
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Roland45s

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

10-06-2013 13:39:57 | More by Roland45s
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TerrapinX

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

10-06-2013 01:58:15 | More by TerrapinX
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Herky21

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

10-05-2013 15:45:48 | More by Herky21
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TxUltraRunner

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

10-04-2013 02:28:19 | More by TxUltraRunner
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PatrickKlopfenstein

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

10-03-2013 23:55:31 | More by PatrickKlopfenstein
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KellyScottMad

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

10-03-2013 01:25:01 | More by KellyScottMad
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Noonan425

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

10-02-2013 01:24:49 | More by Noonan425
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.46/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours out with a clear pumpkin color; a massive head dominates the pint glass and leaves strips of lacing behind

Smell: Caramel and pumpkin aromas balance out the base, with soft spicing wafts of cinnamon and nutmeg

Taste: Caramel and pumpkin flavors set the tone, with the spicing building on top through the middle; the balance between the malt and the spices works very well

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation and some tingling on the tongue from the spices

Overall: I have been waiting for several years to try this beer and am delighted to finally have tasted this; the Munich and caramel malts really make a difference here as does the delicate spicing

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 22:40:12 | More by brentk56
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sweemzander

Illinois

4.69/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

(A)- Pours a hazed copper orange color. Produced some solid white froth.

(S)- Superb combo of gingersnaps, pumpkin, and a subtle hint of vanilla. Very closely reminds me of pumpkin pie. Very inviting.

(T)- Almost just like the smell. Just an awesome component of gingersnap & cinnamon meets a slightly sweet vanilla character rounded out by some rustic and ever so slightly rich pumpkin.

(M)- A good carbonation level. It has almost the perfect balance of spice, sweet bits, and of course pumpkin. Not overly bitter or overly sweet. It is actually a touch higher in the ABV for the style I think, but it does not show.

(O)- Easily my favorite of this season so far. Really reminds me of a rich yet slightly sweet pumpkin pie. We had Southern Tier's Pumking along side this and I would choose this over Pumking all day long.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 13:56:56 | More by sweemzander
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cpxc

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.1%

10-01-2013 03:41:47 | More by cpxc
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

10-01-2013 00:33:41 | More by Damian74Shensky
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ChrisKuhns

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

10-01-2013 00:32:36 | More by ChrisKuhns
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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
Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale from Stevens Point Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 232 ratings.