Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale | Stevens Point Brewery

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662 Ratings
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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5/5  rDev +22%

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5/5  rDev +22%

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5/5  rDev +22%

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5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of CleJB
4.97/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is outstanding. If you want a pumpkin ale that actually tastes like pumpkin this ale is for you. The only Pumpkin ale I have had that compares is Southern Tier Pumking Ale (which is much more expensive). I have tried roughly 20 different pumpkin ales and this one is #2 overall and #1 bang for my buck. Worth every bit of $8.99 for a 4 pack.

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Photo of nickapalooza86
4.96/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Hazy amber, quarter finger of head that slips quickly into a ring of foam.

Smell is pumpkin pie, graham cracker crust, cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel... Pumpkin pie

Taste is amazing, best in style that is for sure. Graham cracker crust hits you in the first wave with bready malt in the finish, spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, glove and a wee bit of ginger) whip cream sweetness. Wow!

Mouthfeel is medium full, creamy just like pie should be!

Wow, had this last year but not a whole one so I could not review it.... I got a case this year! It is amazing. Pumking used to be my pumpkin beer of choice. This takes pumking outside and kicks it in the balls and a 4 pack cost about the same as 1 bomber... I love being able to taste the crust of the pie in the beer!! Ya, I know some people think of Point as a Faux craft brewery but this beer WORLD CLASS.

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Photo of pjkelley82
4.94/5  rDev +20.5%

Great desert beer. One of my top 3 pumpkin beers I've had to date. Closest to Pumkin pie that your going to get. Sweet and delicious. Highly recommend.

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

Photo of benvossler
4.92/5  rDev +20%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Awesome. Great pumpkin flavor without being too sweet. Rich and smooth.

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Photo of Schmidts
4.92/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours from the bottle deep amber brown with a nice tan head that leaves lots of lace.
Smells of sweet breads and fresh baked Pumpkin Pie, with cinnamon. Now the best part the taste. Liquid Pumpkin Pie with a kick. A nice semi sweet Pumpkin pie taste hits your mouth with a nice hit of Alcohol and spices. Clean semi sweet and filled with real pumpkin flavor this is the best Pumpkin Ale I have ever had. Mouth feel, It is also very creamy in your mouth. It makes your mouth feel totaly refreshed and ready for another one. This is one Pumpkin Ale everyone should try! It is Exceptional in flavor and refreshment and very balanced and at 7.50 ABV very drinkable anyway.
Give this one a try you will thank yourself. Overall I give it a 4.75 A truely Amazing Pumpkin Ale! My number one pumpkin Ale for Thanksgiving.

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Photo of Bill_Howard
4.91/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.88/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pulphead
4.86/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of JGlitz87
4.84/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: Cloudy with a very pumpkin like orange color. Little to no head on pour. Slight lacing down glass.

S: Perfect. This is fall. It smells like the best pumpkin pie you have ever tasted. Pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg.

T: Incredible. I have had pumpkin ales before, but nothing like this. I simply can't imagine something tasting more like pumpkin pie than this beer. Very smooth, hides the alcohol content well.

F: Medium to low carbonation and body. Smooth going down.

O: As close to perfect as I have tasted in a long time. I love pumpkin which only makes this beer all the better. It is a must have for any true beer fans.

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4.84/5  rDev +18%

Photo of Wyurm
4.83/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This was awesome!!! It tastes just like pumpkin pie in a bottle. I definitely recommend it but it does have that pumpkin pie taste so you probably won't be drinking more than one or two.

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Photo of Stew
4.83/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - Pours a bronzy Thanksgiving holiday orange. Thin head that disappears quickly. Looks tasty!

S – Delicious pumpkin pie aroma…Provides the November sweet ‘made from scratch’ pumpkin pie crust and all the filling with pumpkin pie spices exceptionally present. I get the nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger and vanilla. Pure Perfection!!!

T – Malty flavor filled with notes of caramel, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla. Has the toasted pumpkin complimented by the aroma of nutmeg and cinnamon. A slight bitterness, not nearly as sweet as it smells. Yet, perfectly capturing the sweet taste of pumpkin pie in liquid form loaded with creamy spiciness.

M - Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale definitely has a slight creamy texture-like sweetness, balance with a slight earthy hop bitterness and smooth lingering pumpkin spice flavor.

O - Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale is definitely the equivalent of a piece of pumpkin pie in a glass; Whole Hog got it right from smell, color and texture. A must to have on thanksgiving with friends and family. Very rich in flavor and character with all the classic pumpkin pie qualities. Finally a pumpkin ale that’s not too boozy, but still has a kick. Not water down a faint taste of pumpkin, yet still a full-flavored winter beverage. Probably the best drinkable pumpkin ale I’ve had so far and I love pumpkin ales.

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Photo of tiitomireles
4.8/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The after taste is great!!!!

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4.8/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.78/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Chris_Huston
4.77/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

As many have noted, super mega pumpkin pie. Initial whiff of cinnamon is soon overtaken by that creamy sweet pumpkin pie and crust smell.

If sweet isn't your thing, then this is one to avoid. A paltry 10 IBUs, this brew is all candy. Very similar to Southern Tier's Pumking, but with more pie than spices. If you're looking for a sweet-spiced pumpkin beer, this one can hold its own with the best of them.

The only thing that was a bit un-beer-like was the head. It foamed up and fell a lot more like a soda than a beer. But color, smell, taste, and feel are all exquisite for this style.

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Photo of ClePaul
4.76/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Stevens Point Whole Hog Pumpkin

Look 8/10
Smell 19/20
Taste 40/40
Feel 10/10
Drinkability 19/20

Overall 97/100

Taste like straight home homemade pie... Hands down the best Pumpkin beer I ever had. Near perfect in every way... Can't wait till next Autumn~

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4.76/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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