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Porkslap Pale Ale - Butternuts Beer & Ale

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Porkslap Pale AlePorkslap Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
74
okay

773 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 773
Reviews: 324
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 19.12%
Wants: 13
Gots: 46 | 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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3.2/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

With a name like Porkslap, I was thinking that this beer was brewed with ham hocks, or bacon, or anything pig related. Instead, this is a pale ale brewed with ginger. I like ginger. Out of a 12 ounce can, on to the beer:

It look muddy orange colored with a murky body while on top sits a two finger's thickness of foam. The head is showing good retention and sturdiness thus far. The aroma does not. It smells bland with a note of esters and husk. I'm not getting ginger initially, but it has another opportunity to show itself. With time, the ginger makes a small step forward in the aroma.

The taste is much closer to English-styled than American-styled. It does have a decent overall flavor, ginger or not. Controlled diacetyl hits fist, then a spark of ginger cuts through the diacetyl. The beer does have some edges which could be smoothed (notes of husk, a sting of bitterness among them). The beer has a light, but somewhat creamy body, with modest carbonation and a sting of spice.

Porkslap is easy drinking ale. Not wildly impressive, but easy drinking.

DoubleJ, Thursday at 01:51 AM
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2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.9/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice copper color with thick head. Dissipates into white lace.
Smells malty sweet.
Toasted malty taste and ginger.
Light bodied but slightly syrupy feel. Low carbonation.
Overall, not a bad beer with a unique taste.

Gajo74, Oct 26, 2014
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Porkslap Pale Ale from Butternuts Beer & Ale
74 out of 100 based on 773 ratings.