Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale | Stevens Point Brewery

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

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Fall

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Added by beerwolf77 on 09-01-2009

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#1,894
Reviews:
144
Ratings:
687
pDev:
12.56%
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4
 
 
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Ratings: 687 |  Reviews: 144
Photo of emerge077
3.7/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of titty_mcbitty
4.81/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

(2018)

A: Murky red-brown, white creamy head.

S: Big cinnamon and nutmeg. Some banana bread or toffee notes too.

T: Very similar to the smell. There's big cinnamon and nutmeg upfront, with a prominent pumpkin spice. You could say there's also brown sugar and toffee pudding there too.

M: Perfect. Not too thick and not too thin. Awesome amount of carb yet creamy when it slides down.

O: This is still the best pumpkin beer I've tasted. It trumps even the almighty Saint Arnold Pumpkinator (it's got the same viscosity with twice the flavors and mouth feel), although that's a "pumpkin stout". Anyway, pick this up if you see it. Cheers.

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Photo of JerryHelper
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GreenBayBA
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aleigator
3.53/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clouded dark amber, light brown color with a small, stable head.

Offers a plethora of spices, blending into fresh cut pumpkin, lead by cinnamon and cardamom. Quite sweet on the nose, this is the closest to a cake I ever experienced.

Has a medium mouthfeel with a slightly effervescent finish, sweet and spicy.

Has a soft, aqueous beginning, with a slowly evolving toffee malt backbone, handling the uprising spiciness easily. Heavy on the cinnamon, with a sandy note to it and a light dryness from kardamom. Finishes sweeter with a note of rock sugar and caramel.

Tastes less sweet and more diverse than it smells. This is still relying heavily on the spices, thriving from a slight dry note.

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Photo of CaptainHate
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of vette2006c5r
4.69/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Pumpkin ale pours a dark copper color, with a small long last head. Smells just like fresh pumpkin pie. Flavor is also exactly like pumpkin pie, lots of pumpkin, cinnamon, cream, allspice and cloves. Great creamy feel. Overall a top notch pumpkin pie beer.

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Photo of Stengelfoot
3.25/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Best pumpkin beer I've ever had.

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Photo of cejaev
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bbtkd
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stevens Point Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale, 7.5% ABV, 10 IBU. Pours brown with a slight white head. Nose is pumpkin and spice, taste follows with slight sweetness and very little bitterness. A bit dry, but decent mouthfeel. Overall excellent, one of the better pumpkin beers I've had.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at D's Six Packs and Dogz in Pittsburgh, PA.

This one pours a nice reddish brown, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin, caramel, and brown bread.

This has a surprising but great creamy vanilla flavor, with the usual warming pumpkin pie spices, mostly cinnamon and nutmeg, with only the slightest hint of actual pumpkin. The base beer itself is very good, beefy, with some caramel and toffee- this is not the spiced nightmare the style can sometime become.

This is medium bodied, pretty creamy, with a good level of carbonation.

This deserve it's reputation as one of the best pumpkin beers out there.

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Photo of Tokyob
4.48/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BigRed10
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zazzi82
3.64/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JRed
2.79/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Deep red in body that's rather flat. Aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, spice juice, gingerbread. Tastes of cinnamon, nutmeg, spice overload, pie crust, pumpkin, gingerbread, some booze, medicinal flavors. Light bodied with light carbonation.

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Photo of Jsalz21
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Missing some of my favorite pumpkin ales this year, but this seems to be a promising one.

Pours a deep reddish orange with a fizzy head.

The aroma is like very strong, spicy herbal tea, believe it or not. Somewhat like apples too. Very autumnal.

The way this tastes throws me for the usual loop. It doesn't taste like pumpkin really. It tastes like birch and vanilla, cinnamon and cloves,typical seasonal spices. It's not bad actually but again, another pumpkin beer wherein pumpkin is hardly existent.

The mouthfeel is also a little weak, which is to my dismay. It's good and conveys the flavor in a general sense of spicy character, but it's not full bodied either.

Pumpkin beers feel like something everyone makes and they're always different despite trying to do the same thing. This one packs a little more fall flavor than most and it's good, but the pumpkin character should actually be there, right?! Oh well, still not too bad.

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Photo of SpdKilz
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrosenfeld32
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dmoot
5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
2.98/5  rDev -28%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Casey_L
3.81/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown iced tea color with a firm cap of 1 finger.

Aroma is heavenly. Brown sugar, maple syrup, cardamom, cinnamon, pumpkin, and clove. Slight malt aroma.

Even months later the spices hold up. Lots of brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, and other spices. A slight bittering sour pumpkin flavor does poke through, but that's not a huge hindrance. Fresh, this beer is even better (as expected).

Feel is pretty starchy with some heavy handed carbonation lending to an easy drinking ale overall.

Overall, SP Pumpkin Ale is a very good choice for any fall drinker. It's practically world famous, and if you haven't tried it it's worth checking out.

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Photo of Mindsculptor
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pumpkin pie in a glass. Yum.

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Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale from Stevens Point Brewery
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 687 ratings