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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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It just wasnít enough to use a blend of 5 varieties of hops in our India Pale Ale. We needed more. We needed to go wholehog! So, we added a sixth hop and created a more pronounced hop nose and a massive hop flavor for our American twist to this legendary style.


2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Patrickctenchi (4110) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle: Labelled as 1857 LTD Edition Pours nearly clear amber with a short, light tan head. Sweet, sugary, hop aroma. Taste is malty sweet and bitter hops. Rather mismatched flavour blendings...sweetness and hops at odds with each other. Not too good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElGaucho (2240) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle. Not overly fond of the aroma. Sugar cane and alcohol. Crystal clear dark gold with virtually no visible carbonation nor lace. Very thin white head. Tastes pretty much as it smells. Molassesy hop flavor with a lot of alcohol. The alcohol is what saves this beer. Not sure which hop, or concentration of hop varieties, is holding this beer back. Itís a pretty good brew nonetheless, and I like the new label.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 5/20
edfitz (118) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Odd 2x IPA because it seems the initial taste is hoppy, but then falls short of expectations. The palate is very crisp and enjoyable but there is nothing spectacular about the beer overall.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mrjaxson (309) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Plenty of hops in the aroma, but not as distinctive in the taste. No bitter punch and a grainy palate. Poured to a deep auburn color and looked quite nice. Considering that Point Brewmaster John Zappa is getting set to retire and will be turning the reigns over to Gabe Hopkins, it should be interesting to see whether average Whole Hog entries like this one get revised in the future.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
nike (967) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2012
uh no. Malty, not very hoppy. Slight hop aroma, brown/orange pour. Not only did I not get a hoppy flavor, but not even the imperial taste. Not great. Iíll pass on this one. Just because the style is imperial/double ipa, does not make this a good one. OK at best.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Had this at the 2012 Great American Beer Fest in Denver, Colorado. Nice sweet toffee/roast flavor and scent, finishes with a nice bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (10224) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Bottle poured a clear golden amber with a small lingering ivory head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, light citrus and light pine. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, fruittiness and light pine with a smooth dry bitter lingering earthy finish.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jriggz7 (117) - Indiana, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Bottle. Golden orange body white cap of foam. Sweet orange and floral nose. Body medium and creamy. Toffee , orange, floral, and grapefruit pith burn finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bth122 (1299) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Bottle. Nice clear golden orange color, medium full head. Aroma of caramel, floral hop, slight toffee. Medium heavy bitterness. Nice mouthfeel. Medium palate. Creamier texture. Full hop flavors with nice caramel toffee malt backbone. Slightly undercarbonated. Enjoyed this DIPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2012
The beer pours a cloudy golden color with a white head. The aroma features a lot of grapefruit notes, as well as some biscuit malt. The flavor is a bit similar. The grapefruit notes still dominate, but I get some pine and a decent amount of bitterness. There is also some nice biscuit malt backbone. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.


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