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Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale - Stevens Point Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

500 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 500
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 13.56%
Wants: 62
Gots: 88 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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1.2/5  rDev -70.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Poured this at a perfect temperature with a small fizzy head that promptly disappeared, no lace and a clear brown color. Aroma is spicy pumpkin pie and more bold than the flavor. This is one of the better pumpkin beers where the flavors are not so overpowering. There is some balance; malts can be tasted; still not one of my favorite kinds of beers but this isn't bad. Good body. Decent finish with a very slight hint of alcohol.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Stevedore
4.01/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Bluephie's in Madison, Wisconsin. 16oz served in a shaker pint glass 10/14/2014.

A- Clear light brown-amber body, minimal head, not a whole lot of lacing. Pretty generic-looking. [3.25]

S- Pumpkin pie galore. Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice. Good lord, there is certainly a lot of it. The sweet grainy caramel malt services quite well as a pie crust here. [4.25]

F- Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice. Even a little bit of whipped cream with the malt sweetness also providing some of that sweet grainy crust. Very intensely spiced up, this is quite close to what actual pumpkin pie tastes like. [4]

M- Thinner bodied, but still packed with flavours. Nicely carbonated, peppy on the palate with a nice spiced up finish. [4]

O- This is the opposite of New Glarus' Pumpkin Pie Lust. This is all spices, all the way. It's very interesting to see how the two contrast. Not sure which one I'm more impressed with, but this is pretty impressively spice-forward. If that's your thing, I certainly recommend this one. [4]

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

Photo of pjkelley82
4.94/5  rDev +19.6%

Great desert beer. One of my top 3 pumpkin beers I've had to date. Closest to Pumkin pie that your going to get. Sweet and delicious. Highly recommend.

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5/5  rDev +21.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

Photo of RaulMondesi
3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Raul got this as an extra, and it is pretty much makes him wanna scream, "read all about it!"

Now, Pumpkin Ales are a delicate thing: love em or hate em. And Raul, well, he borders more on love. And what we have here... woo! Like they way your county pumpkin patch should taste like. Looks all pumpkin-ish...yah yah yah. But the aroma. The aroma! Like Ariana Grande baking a grande pumpkin pie. My oh my are these aromas delicate, yet robust and ready to rumble. Taste is ok, a bit lighter than the smell, while the mouthfeel is a bit thin.

A good pumpkin, a good gimmick beer. Nothing to take seriously here, my peeps.

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3.12/5  rDev -24.5%

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2.88/5  rDev -30.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.49/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in a pint.

Appearance: Hazy brown with medium bubbles, oranges tinted white head coming off thin. Rises low to roughly 1/8", granted a gentle pour but looks really good.

Smell: Hits you like a truck, wow...strong nutmeg and pumpkin scent.

Taste: Complex, literally like liquid pumpkin pie. Lightly spicy nutmeg, sweet pumpkin, comes off creamy like it has a dose of half and half. Absolutely delish.

Mouth: Sticky and smooth

Overall: Absolutely a pleasure and delight. Already one of my top pumpkin beers ever had. Seriously. When you want dessert after dinner this is it. Salud.

Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale from Stevens Point Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 500 ratings.