Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale - Stevens Point Brewery
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4/5 rDev -4.3%
I am getting a little tired of pumpkin beers, especially ales, at this point, but I wanted to make this the year to review as many as possible while they were available.
From the bottle: "Hand-crafted using real pumpkin and savory pumpkin pie spices with hints of all natural cinnamon and nutmeg. Perle hops perfectly balance with Munich, roasted, and caramel malts."
This is one orange beer! The fizzy, foamy finger of head had a definite light-orange cast while it lasted. Color was an orangish-amber (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity and pumpkin highlights. Nose was more sweet than spicy and I was put in mind of cinnamon toast. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was very pleasant with the cinnamon and the malt, especially the caramel malt, interacting beautifully. I really felt like it was liquid cinnamon toast! Finish was semi-dry with the spices being balanced out nicely. I feel renewed in my attempt to review such beers. YMMV.
11-19-2013 23:32:43 | More by woodychandler
3.68/5 rDev -12%
This beer has a nice brown reddish color body with a small white head. The aroma has a sweet pumpkin smell and spice. The taste is simple, pumpkin and spice, its like a liquid pumpkin pie. Mouthfeel is smooth and overall one of the better pumpkin beers I have had.
11-01-2013 01:48:38 | More by chefhatt
3.76/5 rDev -10%
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.
10-22-2013 03:44:15 | More by feloniousmonk
Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale from Stevens Point Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 270 ratings.