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Porkslap Pale Ale - Butternuts Beer & Ale

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Porkslap Pale AlePorkslap Pale Ale

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Ratings: 737
Reviews: 322
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 18.81%
Wants: 11
Gots: 35 | 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:
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(Beer added by: John on 03-04-2006)
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Reviews by malloyca:
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District of Columbia

3.9/5  rDev +22.3%

Poured into a pint glass, lightly hazy red-brown in color with minimal head. Earthy aromas mixed with caramel malt and some cinnamon and nutmeg. Medium bodied, with roasted malt flavors that create a nice bite and combine well with the cinnamon and nutmeg flavors. There is enough going on with the interplay of roasted malts and sweet spice that this would be an interesting session beer, particularly as the weather gets cooler.

09-13-2010 12:50:40 | More by malloyca
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North Carolina

3.13/5  rDev -1.9%

My first taste of Butternuts canned offerings,this poured a nice deep golden with a tight 1 1/2 finger head that really stuck like glue to the glass as it settled very slowly,it goes down from here though.Not much in the nose definently no hops to speak of really slight toastiness and caramel sweetness but its nothing to write home about for sure,something is off in my mind flavor wise kind of a funky sweetness in the finish the lightly sweeter malt base is ok a little buttery flavor with some caramel.To me there is no semblence of hops to be found wither in the nose or flavor to one dimensional and a little odd,I wont seek out again.

09-24-2006 19:52:40 | More by oberon
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3/5  rDev -6%

08-19-2014 01:11:32 | More by GameOfBeers
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1/5  rDev -68.7%

01-09-2012 03:11:36 | More by otvomadeut
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2.83/5  rDev -11.3%

Always excited to try some more micros in cans..this one arrives in a bright orange can with two pigs bouncing their bellies together, seriously. Pours from the can into my tulip glass a dark amber/red color with a thin head of off white bubbles. Aromas are rather mundane with a bit of toasty, biscuity malt and a odd sort of peppery spiciness. Subtle earthy hops in the background with a fruity, berry accent. Overall aroma is just plain weird for a pale ale and slightly off putting.

First sip brings a toasted/biscuity maltiness that's rather light. Again, I get an odd sort of spiciness on the way down with only a touch of earthy, non descript hops. Somewhat dry and fruity, but overall just pretty bland for an APA. Seems more like a kind of mellow amber ale than anything. Aftertaste leaves something to be desired.

Mouthfeel is on the lighter side with lots of fast moving carbonation. Goes down smooth but doesn't really have anything that leaves me wanting more. The carbonation is a bit stingy on the tongue. One is enough for me. Thanks to plaid75 for the opportunity to sample this one.

06-28-2006 03:31:36 | More by orbitalr0x
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New York

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

07-06-2014 23:35:30 | More by kuishinbo_tantei
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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

12-16-2012 20:14:00 | More by xgoodyx
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3.43/5  rDev +7.5%

I really like the ginger taste of this beer, despite what the other reviewers say.

I'll admit, my 1st tasting of this beer I really didn't care for it. But I bought the mix pack a 2nd time since I dug the wheat beer, so I tried it again.

As mentioned before - smell and taste are ginger, ginger, ginger. I dig it - different.

This is an easy-drinking sessionable beer that isn't too pretentious. Did I mention it has a strong ginger taste???? :0)

07-16-2011 00:58:40 | More by SunDevilBeer
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3.63/5  rDev +13.8%

Cloudy amber almost brown in color good lace
The aroma is malty upfront pale with crystal malts with a slight hoppy citrus.

The taste is an emglish style malty with full buttery taste. The hops make an appearance in the end slightly bitter with a pale nuttery finish.

12-26-2010 17:44:10 | More by bishopdc0
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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

11-25-2011 21:41:10 | More by TimoP
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Rhode Island

2.25/5  rDev -29.5%

08-01-2014 15:11:40 | More by Doomcifer
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New York

3.95/5  rDev +23.8%

12 ounce can. Yeah- cans are cool IMHO for a change and for all the reasons stated above or below as the case may be....I like the humorous graphics as well. This APA pours clear medium golden/amond amber, with a light tan head, pretty rich and creamy, mostly tiny bubbles and leaves respectable, long lasting lacing. Nose is of light hops, and some slightly smokey maple. Drinkable, nicely balanced ale, notes of light smoke, honey, toasted malts and perhaps some biscuits. Nicely done, pleasant quaffer, good road trip brew cuz of its drinkability and easy packing. More worthy brew from another new NY State brewery, good luck Butternuts!!

05-14-2006 16:53:57 | More by Billolick
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3.65/5  rDev +14.4%

No head to speak of when pouring. A nice orangy fairly clear body. Smells a bit sweet, carmel, some citrus, some grass too. Taste is crisp, medium dry earthyness, Carmel, citrus, slight hop bitterness on the finish. Low carbonation, thin body, easy to down a few of these. I pick this up again but not any time soon, maybe on a rainy day. Not bad but not noteworthy. I do love the artwork and the storage cantainer.

11-30-2010 14:52:35 | More by Homebrew35
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2.58/5  rDev -19.1%

Appearance: brown in color, medium carbonation, clear, 1/3 inch head

Smell: toasted malt, honey, and bread

Taste: toasted malt, honey, and bread

Mouthfeel: semi-sweet, light body with high carbonation.

Drinkability: A watery and weak pale ale. It goes down easy enough. If I was camping I could drink a six but nothing to get excited about or reach for.

07-06-2010 16:11:09 | More by tigg924
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2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

07-24-2013 22:10:04 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

01-04-2012 02:58:34 | More by livewire05
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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

07-28-2013 13:47:52 | More by westcott
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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

08-31-2013 00:30:55 | More by dankjohn
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2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

05-16-2012 15:33:07 | More by standardcherry
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New York

3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

02-01-2013 22:59:36 | More by Milkysunshine
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3.98/5  rDev +24.8%

I admit: I bought this beer for the label. How could I not, with its charming belly-bumping pigs suspended mid-air beneath a cartoon-font name? And I bought the beer expecting exactly nothing of it. My first whiff thus was a pleasant surprise, as I encountered not the bland skunkiness of an Anheuser-Busch product, but a nose full of malt: butternut squash and apricot, macadamia nut and orange, all suspended over fresh wheat.

On the tongue, the beer continued to surprise, for though it wasn't as fruity as the nose promised, it still carried a good load of light fruit esters (white grape, lychee nut), as well as Grape Nuts cereal-like toasted grains. The label says "all malt," but there's a good bit of hops in here as well, providing a nice grapefruit-bitter background. The flavors are rounded out by a surprising, but somehow appropriate, splash of ginger root (which is actually added, and does not result merely from the malt). The flavors are quite distinct, and the brew has been made lovingly, with good quantities of malts and hops. The aftertaste tends to sway a bit excessively toward grapefruit and ginger, but the main part of the mouthful is enjoyable.

Overall, while I can't say this is a stellar pale ale, it is an interesting and highly quaffable one, and will no doubt make its way into my fridge again, or at least my camping cooler.

08-06-2011 18:56:23 | More by jondeelee
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New York

3/5  rDev -6%

11-16-2011 03:19:27 | More by virinow
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New York

4/5  rDev +25.4%

06-02-2013 00:47:01 | More by ChaseBacon
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4/5  rDev +25.4%

08-23-2012 04:01:00 | More by BMC
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3/5  rDev -6%

04-27-2014 22:12:14 | More by doremite
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Porkslap Pale Ale from Butternuts Beer & Ale
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