Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale | Stevens Point Brewery

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Whole Hog Pumpkin AleWhole Hog Pumpkin Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by beerwolf77 on 09-01-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
662
Reviews:
136
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
12.68%
 
 
Wants:
97
Gots:
150
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 662 |  Reviews: 136
Photo of acp21178
4.6/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Slack
4.61/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pale amber in color and a bit cloudy. A ring of white head and a bit of a lacing on a sip.

Nose is cinnamon, sweet sugar, nutmeg, and pumpkin.

Taste is a mix of spice and sweetness - cinnamon, nutmeg, a bit of clove, mild sugar, and pumpkin throughout.

Mouthful is medium and smooth but a bit syrupy and thin on the finish. Carbonation is average. Finish is semi sweet.

This is very good, one of the better/best non barrel aged pumpkin ales I've had. The nose is pumpkin pie, the taste is pumpkin pie, and it looks like pumpkin pie. Very drinkable, very enjoyable. Minor drawback is the mouthful. Very desirable.

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Photo of BellsFan
4.48/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Irishman_Scott
5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

You can really taste the pumpkin and spice in this one! Had one off of draft. Little to no head. Minor fizzy (I don't like too fizzy anyway). Orangish brown color. But the biggest thing I look for is the taste. This one has a lot of that!

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Photo of dmorgan310
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jakea
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerucee
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Spices were perfect with this pumpkin!

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Photo of porters4life
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nunya
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Determined419
4.61/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ron_Mexico
4.94/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of vidper
4.46/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This Pumkin is top hog! Pumkin beer is and should be , a brief seasonal affair. You break up in November. But September and October it's on! This beer is syrupy sweet Pumkin spice w a bit of hop. Deelish. Right there at the top w southern tier
pumpking.

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Photo of surfrogue1
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark. Cloudy. Almost a muddy, brown pour with an approximate 2-finger head. Definite smell of pumpkin pie spices. Tastes more like pumpkin than most, but the sweetness pushes too much towards caramel. Not overly viscous, so not too heavy...for a heavy (7.5% ABV). Unlike some, I think some additional hopping would have helped. Overall a very nice Pumpkin Brew. Ale. Beer. Whatever. Not what I'd call the best, but I'd definitely drink it again.

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Photo of Lucular
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Smells and tastes like pumpkin pie more so than any other pumpkin beer I've tasted to date, including some pumpkin beers I also love (Selin's Grove, Pumking).

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Photo of paullmcm25
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pittbeermur
4.65/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pumpkin pie in a bottle it's my favorite pumpkin beer so far!

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Photo of Phoodcritic
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JeffSK
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wer34truh
3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazy brown color with a small head which dissipates almost immediately.

Smells of ginger and pumpkin. Also smells of sweet biscuits, and nuts.

Taste is fairly conventional, yet tolerable, if not outright delightful.Bitterness is kept at minimum, and sweetness is perfectly nuanced. Mouthfeel is light, as is carbonation.

I am admittedly not a huge fan of pumpkin ales, yet this is pretty much the best pumkin ale I've had. Rock-solid!

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Photo of eldoctorador
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.42/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Taste has standard flavors of pumpkin, gingerbread, brown sugar and cinnamon as is typical for the style, but the pumpkin stands out a little stronger (more so than in some other pumpkin beers I've had).

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Photo of WI-Beer-Man
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PumpkinMaster
5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the Pumpkin Beer drinkers dream! With this beer there is no need oak barrels, insane 10+% alcohol content, or over the top spices. (Not that there's necessarily anything wrong with that) I am not what you would call a "Big Beer Drinker" per say, But I am a HUGE Pumpkin Beer drinker and have sampled well over 100 different pumpkin beers and this is the beer that I have been looking for. I still continue to try a and find any and all pumpkin beers that are out there, but Whole Hog is there beer that I will have a case or two on hand. I am not going to tell you about the hops, malts, or spices, but what I will tell you is the Stevens Point Brewery got it right with Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale. With a strong pumpkin pie smell and taste this is the Pumpkin Beer for 2015.

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Photo of Ryannotbryan
4.48/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of theamericanpsycho79
4.51/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A fan of pumpkin ales, this one is probably my second favorite out of all the ones I have tried. Its smooth, its refreshing, it has all the right flavors. I say it is up there with Pumking, some may like it more, only I like Pumking for its sweet candy-ish characteristics, buttery pie crust flavors. This though is an absolutely outstanding pumpkin ale for all the right reasons.

L: poured into my Duvel goblet, its a beautiful cloudy copper color with a slight head which lingers for a bit.

S: delightful pumpkin scent and pie spices. Nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin, sweet malty scents, its all in there.

T: perfection. This is what a pumpkin ale should taste like. You know you are drinking a beer as its not overly sweet but its not bitter either in any way. Its balanced, its smooth and refreshing with mild carbonation. The flavors of pumpkin blend together perfectly with the spices and smooth beer, non-hops flavor.

F: good carbonation, decent mouthfeel, creaminess which I found to be enjoyable.

O: Worth getting. Grab a case, enjoy. Serve it slightly above refrigerator temperature and really hold it in your mouth to enjoy all the great flavors which hit you one after another. Creamy, spicy, refreshing and very delicious.

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Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale from Stevens Point Brewery
4.1 out of 5 based on 662 ratings.
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