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Porkslap Pale Ale - Butternuts Beer & Ale

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74
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702 Ratings
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Ratings: 702
Reviews: 320
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 19.12%
Wants: 8
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Butternuts Beer & Ale visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: John on 03-04-2006)
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Reviews by droomyster:
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droomyster

Virginia

3.38/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

I've been pretty excited lately to see craft microwbrews in cans at my local Whole Foods. The Oskar Blues lineup is absolutely phenomenal and I hope to see many more breweries follow their lead. This beer from Butternuts instantly caught my attention with its cartoony presentation.

Look: I'd prefer to just drink this guy from its fun-looking can but for purposes of this review I'll give it a pour: It comes out as clear copper with a dissipating, small white head with clingy suds. [Note: an extra point for the pigs on the can.]

Smell: Sweet and inviting. I'm getting butterscotch [is that just because the brand is called Butternut?] and honey. Nothing overpowering about it.

Taste: Bready malts and cinammon from beginning to end. Kinda simple but not bad at all. I'd need more hops to consider it balanced.

Feel: Light-medium bodied. Goes down effortlessly.

Drink: Easy and fun to drink - destined for sessions.

Serving type: can

11-21-2008 04:11:33 | More by droomyster
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jrschaef

New York

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

07-09-2014 18:28:45 | More by jrschaef
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BrandonOakes

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -6%

07-07-2014 05:17:02 | More by BrandonOakes
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kuishinbo_tantei

New York

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

07-06-2014 23:35:30 | More by kuishinbo_tantei
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Unmarked can at 40 degrees into Duvel snifter
Aroma slightly grainy.
Head large (6.5 cm), white, creamy, slowly diminishing to
Lacing excellent – thick rings and islands of small bubbles
Body medium yellow, slight chill haze
Flavor good – odd taste of ginger which overpowers any hops, begins with an even odder taste of squash as part of the graininess but maybe the squashiness is just suggestion from the brewery name. No hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate light to medium, watery, soft carbonation.

This meets the definition of American Pale Ale (sort of) with the maltiness more prevalent than the hops. For me, this is just so odd that I find it crushable. What I define as the squash flavor probably isn’t; more likely what I notice is the graininess. The appearance, head, lacing, and palate are all more typical of an APA than is the flavor. This beer is just weird enough to be really good.

Serving type: can

07-02-2014 01:21:15 | More by Ozzylizard
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Heynau10

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

06-30-2014 22:40:34 | More by Heynau10
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JDeming

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

06-27-2014 01:47:52 | More by JDeming
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BoSean_Rodriguez

New Jersey

1/5  rDev -68.7%

06-26-2014 16:07:01 | More by BoSean_Rodriguez
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Halfbrother83

Illinois

3/5  rDev -6%

06-25-2014 02:19:06 | More by Halfbrother83
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Steve_Trick

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-23-2014 03:23:38 | More by Steve_Trick
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ctone

New Hampshire

2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

06-23-2014 03:22:47 | More by ctone
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ChipChaight

New York

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-23-2014 02:12:04 | More by ChipChaight
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wrightst

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

06-22-2014 01:21:19 | More by wrightst
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BuckyGallagher

New Hampshire

2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

06-17-2014 10:40:19 | More by BuckyGallagher
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hvy1

Maine

3/5  rDev -6%

06-17-2014 10:07:45 | More by hvy1
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oskinker

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

06-17-2014 09:48:16 | More by oskinker
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MrBoh

Maryland

3/5  rDev -6%

06-15-2014 23:13:35 | More by MrBoh
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craigdb

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -6%

06-14-2014 02:12:06 | More by craigdb
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illpass78

Maine

4.09/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz. can poured into a pilsner glass.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy amber with a pillowy white head with good retention. Carbonation is heavy.

Aroma: Slightly floral in nature, with a big malt presence.

Taste: Malt, malt, malt. This beer has a nice big malty flavor up front with some breadiness and floralness in the background. They aren't kidding with the little emblem on the can that say "all malt." Also some slight spiciness, especially on the finish.

Mouthfeel: This is a pleasure to drink - the depth and balance are just right.

Overall: Pretty terrific pale ale in a can. Hard to say "no" to this. A great all purpose ale; I paired it with lentil tacos and guacamole and it was perfect. I venture it'd be a great match for most meals.

Serving type: can

05-31-2014 00:40:20 | More by illpass78
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GiantMidget

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -6%

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AMCimpi

New York

3/5  rDev -6%

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magnificent70s

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -6%

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fishguyac

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

05-23-2014 23:44:48 | More by fishguyac
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dpgoblejr

New Hampshire

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KevMo84

California

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Porkslap Pale Ale from Butternuts Beer & Ale
74 out of 100 based on 702 ratings.