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Porkslap Pale Ale - Butternuts Beer & Ale

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Porkslap Pale AlePorkslap Pale Ale

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Ratings: 704
Reviews: 321
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 19.12%
Wants: 8
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
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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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Photo of DrinkingDrake


2.25/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from a can into a pint glass.

Orange/gold with almost no head. Only a slight amount of lacing.

Smells very malty(like the can says) with a lot of caramel and butterscotch.

Drinks pretty thick and is very sweet. Butterscotch/toffee/caramel. It has a slight bite to it at the end which doesn't really go well with the extreme malt.

The flavor combinations here are not doing it for me. I had to struggle to get through the can. My buddy convinced me to get a sixer of this stuff. I'm not going to take a beer recommendation from him for a while.

Serving type: can

12-24-2010 16:29:27 | More by DrinkingDrake
Photo of Metz


2.25/5  rDev -29.5%

06-09-2012 02:09:03 | More by Metz
Photo of sendbeer


2.25/5  rDev -29.5%

10-23-2012 21:23:03 | More by sendbeer
Photo of mcss

New York

2.25/5  rDev -29.5%

06-19-2012 14:55:05 | More by mcss
Photo of NationalEERS


2.25/5  rDev -29.5%

10-04-2013 23:30:50 | More by NationalEERS
Photo of GRFounder


2.25/5  rDev -29.5%

03-07-2014 04:54:13 | More by GRFounder
Photo of sneaks2210

New York

2.25/5  rDev -29.5%

11-14-2012 22:02:34 | More by sneaks2210
Photo of OKCNittany


2.25/5  rDev -29.5%

12-28-2013 18:56:36 | More by OKCNittany
Photo of GarthDanielson

North Carolina

2.28/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a can into a tumbler pint, the beer is a hazy, muddled, dirty-water orange-brown coloring with an extremely thin layer of off-white head on the surface. Aromas are mild, and somewhat jumbled, with a hint of roasty character, some tangy and slightly sour malt, and a musty overtone. The nose is just a mess. Flavors are watered down, with a slight malt sweetness that has a splash of hops at the tail end of the palate. There isn't much else kicking around the tongue on this one, and the beer is so watered down that the flavors are gone in the blink of an eye. The aftertaste is so subtle, with a little bit of hoppiness kicking around for a minute. The finish is weak and quick, leaving nothing behind. The limp-wristed finish is appropriate for the utter lack of flavor throughout the drinking experience.

Serving type: can

01-08-2012 22:44:32 | More by GarthDanielson
Photo of vfgccp

New York

2.28/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A - Golden peach color, foamy white head with low retention. Medium lace.

S - Light sweetness, with notes of honey. Beer is too light in color.

T - Very surprised. The flavors felt watered down, with an usual degree of saltiness. When you combine that with the impression from the label, you could honestly trick yourself into thinking there was a note of ham in there.

M - Way too light and watery.

O - Too light, even for a pale ale. It needs just a little more pop.

Serving type: can

09-24-2011 04:09:15 | More by vfgccp
Photo of slassy


2.3/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A: Pours a medium copper color with a decent head, about a finger high. Color almost makes it look like some ciders I've had. Can of course is amazing...two jubilant pigs high-fiving. 50s retro-rural look.

S: Straight hops. Really can't detect much else (not a bad thing at all)

T: Definitely not as hoppy as I was expecting...pretty mild altogether. The dominating flavor has to be that of...bread. In fact, it pretty much tastes like soggy bread.

M: Very mild carbonation. Goes down smoother than maybe any ale I've ever drank. Almost like drinking a pilsner.

O: Extremely disappointed...flavor didn't match up to the smell (or the greatness of the can). Won't be getting again anytime soon.

Serving type: can into a pint glass

Serving type: can

06-03-2012 02:47:36 | More by slassy
Photo of OStrungT


2.33/5  rDev -27%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer pours a slightly cloudy golden orange color, with a thick, fluffylight tan head. the head fades very slowly, leaving a massive lace.

This beer has a slightly astringent aroma. It smells citrusy as well. It dosnet really have a very appealing aroma.

This beer tastes slightly oxidized. It has a grassy hop flavor as well. This beer dosent taste very appealing either.

This beer is highly carbonated. It leaves an astringent aftertaste reminicent of industrial cleaners.

I dont know about the drinkability of this one. It is low in alcohol, but it just dosent taste too good.

Overall: Thanks to JWC215 for the generous hook up. I didnt really care for it. You cant love every beer you drink.

Serving type: can

12-13-2008 22:31:02 | More by OStrungT
Photo of Kolsch


2.4/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz can, poured into pint glass.

Appearance: very light orange to amber ale. Small cusp of head that did not last long at all.

Smell: detected some faint, very faint hops.

Taste: Kind a syrupy and what hops there are really muted by the cloying malt.

Overall: would not have again, even if offered one.

Serving type: can

08-02-2009 16:02:21 | More by Kolsch
Photo of mawilli7


2.4/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

I bought this beer because of the can...and because of the design on the can. It's very simple looking and so I figured maybe it would surprise me.

Overall, I'd say it's average APA at best. It's got a nice caramel maltiness to it, but the hop choices are nay good. It just kind of smells like a mess.

If a friend of mine handed me a glass and said that he/she had brewed it, I'd be impressed--and I would probably offer some unsolicited advice on how to improve it for the next time.

I probably won't buy it again.

It's not bad...but it's not great either.

Serving type: can

09-04-2010 00:22:27 | More by mawilli7
Photo of GreenJetta912


2.42/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

I cracked the can. It volcanoed after sitting still in the fridge for over an hour. Extreme over carbonation. Poured gingerly it into a Belgian Goblet the head came over the glass (more than 2 fingers). Average lacing and pretty good retention. Yeast forms little balls (that look like a packet of dry yeast) and sinks to the bottom. Better be careful on the last sip.

Smell leaves a lot to be desired. Not much hop aroma or sweet malty smell. A slight adjunct aroma and some citrusy pineappley sweetness but not much here.

Taste is ok. Nothing to call home about. No malt backbone, serious hop deficiency, and nasty overly yeasty character. Way outta balance. Probably didn't use the best water either.

Finish is a continued reminder of overpowering yeast.

Overall this beer pretty shitty! I saw it on a Maxim magazine list a while ago but now I realize they must have paid them to put their name on. If you see this broke-ass case of beer, keep walking!

Serving type: can

10-22-2011 14:26:46 | More by GreenJetta912
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2.48/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a light orange/copper with an off white head that some solid side glass lacing.
Aroma: sour dough bread with emphasis on sour, as in old stale rags. Asked my wife to check it out and she said she picked up some butterscotch, which I did get a faint hint of.
Taaste: Getting some ginger with astringent aromas, none of this to my personal liking.
Not a plae ale I will have again.

Serving type: can

07-13-2011 01:21:08 | More by jadpsu
Photo of kuishinbo_tantei

New York

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

07-06-2014 23:35:30 | More by kuishinbo_tantei
Photo of alienlifeforcecube


2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

07-24-2013 22:10:04 | More by alienlifeforcecube
Photo of livewire05


2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

01-04-2012 02:58:34 | More by livewire05
Photo of Kegatron


2.5/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz can into a pint glass.

Pours a clear light copper with 2 fingers of creamy off-white head. Nice sturdy retention that leaves some good lacing behind. The aroma just doesn't have a lot going on with it. A bit of citrus and bread but that's about it.

The taste is only a bit better, with light bittering hops, astringent citrus character, and some bready malt sweetness. All in all, pretty blah. The mouthfeel is light bodied with a fairly creamy carbonation and easier feel.

Pretty disappointing Pale Ale here. This was my first offering from a mixed 12 pack of Butternuts cans and I hope to God that the rest are better than this. I would not try this again.

Serving type: can

09-25-2008 16:10:27 | More by Kegatron
Photo of Matt_Felix

New York

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

03-13-2014 21:12:16 | More by Matt_Felix
Photo of gameface23


2.5/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Really nice lookin orange body with an offwhite head that leaves above average lacing.

S: Grassy, herbal hops and a metallic/plastic twinge to it.

T: More of that offputting plastic aspect. This tastes EXACTLY like when you were a kid and you would squirt those cheap plastic squirtguns in your mouth after the water had sat in it for a few hours in the hot summer sun. The hops are there, but are too earthy for an American IPA.

M: Good mouthfeel. Medium bodied.

D: Low in alcohol, but the negative taste aspects detracts from the drinkability. I could burn through a six-pack of this, but I wouldn't necessarily enjoy it.

Serving type: can

05-06-2009 23:15:12 | More by gameface23
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2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

01-30-2012 01:20:08 | More by Goldfishman
Photo of mirish72


2.5/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I think the most exciting thing about this beer is the awesome artwork on the can. I don't think you can really top that in any way, shape or form.

The beer itself is pretty boring & average stuff. Kind of malty with some hops, nothing memorable, kind of beer you wouldn't really notice if it weren't for the awesome pigs on the can. Tasted like keg beer on the second day, you know after it had been iced for the second time.

I have heard good things about Butternuts, but you wouldn't know it from this brew. Boring, kind of bland stuff.

Serving type: can

09-06-2009 03:44:25 | More by mirish72
Photo of JTomczak


2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

09-04-2013 08:11:46 | More by JTomczak
Porkslap Pale Ale from Butternuts Beer & Ale
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