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:
255
Reviews:
117
Avg:
3.44
pDev:
15.99%
 
 
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6
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14
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0
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of IPA1978
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of BillRoth
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of soju6
3.57/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark copper color with a smallish head and bits of lacing. Aroma of Grapefruit, bit of pine with some malt sweetness and grain.Taste of grapefruit, malt, mild caramel sweetness and bit of grain. Nice bitterness and the finish is quite dry. Medium body, crisp and clean. Nicely balanced as the 8.5% ABV is well hidden. Has a bit of character.Enjoyable beer, much better than I expected.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Shawnspl
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of SavageHopHead
3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.91/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz twist-off poured into a snifter
8.5% ABV

A - Awesome in color, this hazed beer is a rich, deep golden honey color that is crowned by a long-lasting cap of off-white foam. Rocky peaks of lace are left steadfast on the glass.

S - Firm, assertive hops have an explosive nose but they don't quite present a fresh hop scent. Combined with the sturdy, bread-like Munich malt backbone, the hops seem to have a musty, old cardboard oxidized aroma though they definitely bring the IBUs. The hop aroma is predominantly earthy but highlights biter grapefruit skin as well juice, lemongrass, and pine notes.

T - Hop forward like the aroma but nearly as "old" tasting, the flavor profile captures some of the same grapefruit undertones like jam thinly spread across a toasted English muffin.

M - Whole Hop Six Hop IPA might be a little dull in aroma and flavor but it shines when it comes to mouthfeel! A smooth and soft entry leads to faint alcohol warmth and a wonderful carbonation level before dry hop bitterness punctuates the finish!

O - Point's Whole Hog double IPA might not win over the hearts of every hop head out there but it's on the right track. Maybe the combination of six hops becomes a bit to muddled, producing the "old" character but the bitterness and balance with the smooth malt profile is wonderful.

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4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of drpimento
3.37/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

This is the best Point beer I've had by far. Poured with small to medium sized, cream colored head that didn't last too long and no lace. Color is an orange amber with plenty bubble trails. Aroma is is the best part and is very spicy. hop, and malt. Flavor doesn't have much of that spice, is highly bitter, then sweet, then carbonic tang. Body reflects the high bitterness and clashes with some of the other qualities. Finish is like flavor and body where the bitterness is overwhelming; lasting prominently to the end over a long time .

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3.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours medium amber with an off white head, just a ring left. No lace.

Big boozy sweet fruit notes. Candied maltiness. Just short of some aromas I get from barley wine.

Booze and fruit up front, some toasty malt, growing straight bitterness, some vanilla
and sweet bread, and long bitter finish. I do want more hop notes here.

Fuller bodied, some good carbonation.

Nice brew, but a little flawed. The depth from the hops needs to add flavor other than bitter. Rich malt helps make up for any real issues. Worth a try.

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Whole Hog Imperial IPA from Stevens Point Brewery
3.44 out of 5 based on 255 ratings.
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