Whole Hog Imperial IPA | Stevens Point Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stevens Point Brewery
Wisconsin, United States
pointbeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Whole Hog Six Hop IPA

Added by SykDoc on 04-12-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
254
Reviews:
117
Avg:
3.44
pDev:
15.99%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
14
For Trade:
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Photo of HopsAreDaMan
3.85/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EdgarGerik
4.27/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of swblackford
4.47/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jgarvis
4.13/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of krome
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jgunther71
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atone315
4.39/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.8/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ilafan
3.73/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of t2thebro
4.58/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gryphon69
3.4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kbwalters
3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured cold into a stemless wine glass.
Look = 3.5 Pours a pale clear golden-amber color with 1/4 fingers of off white head which fades quickly to a ring. Lace is moderate in denseness and stickiness. Might fare better in a tulip glass.
Smell = 3.5 Balanced but not very strong. Sweet malty smell up front with some earthy smelling hops. Doesn’t stand up to most of the DIPAs I’ve been drinking.
Taste = 4.0 Balanced like the nose; Sweet up front with a slight bitter bite at the end with little to no alcohol. Not overly complex, but good.
Feel = 3.5 Light to medium bodied with very low carbonation. A little flat for my tastes.
Drinkability = 4.5 Overall pretty smooth and refreshing. Something you could sip on on a hot summer’s day despite the 8.5% ABV.
Overall = 3.775 Far from a dominate DIPA but with high drinkability and decent enough taste it’s not bad. Aroma and mouthfeel is lacking.

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Photo of McHenry
4.21/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AndyEdgar
2.95/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of northcoastwolf
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HIllbilly_Epicurean
3.86/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of turbomalt
3.69/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

I have got to say, I wasn't expecting much. Especially after seeing average reviews, but I actually made an account for this beer. I have had a few hundred IPAs, and I think this one is above average. It has layers of hops throughout the flavor profile. Front, back, middle, all over. The sweet malt ties it all together and balances it out. I really think this is slightly underrated. I do not see a clear date on the bottle, which does bother me.

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Photo of aklude
3.23/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of T_Hass
3.6/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eric_Leon
3.47/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Lukass
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of BaalDagon
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Brams17
3.8/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of einman
3.75/5  rDev +9%

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Whole Hog Imperial IPA from Stevens Point Brewery
3.44 out of 5 based on 254 ratings.
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