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Porkslap Pale Ale - Butternuts Beer & Ale

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Porkslap Pale AlePorkslap Pale Ale

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Ratings: 734
Reviews: 322
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 19.12%
Wants: 10
Gots: 35 | 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 tdm168

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev +12.2%

A - pours a dark orangish amber with a large cap of loose, dense, off white head that has great retention

S - the nose is grassy with some underlying bready malt aromas

T - lightly bready malt with a faint grassy hop finish

M - light to medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This is a very easy to drink APA. It doesn't have tremendous flavor. It's a bit malt forward and lacks any significant hop character. It's easily quaffable and comes in cans which may be it's saving grace.

06-29-2012 22:26:23 | More by tdm168
Photo of Kelp

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

02-07-2013 09:00:28 | More by Kelp
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2.25/5  rDev -29.5%

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

South Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +27%

12oz can served in standard pint glass.

A - nice copper color with light tan head. Head is short-lived but leaves partial top coat and side lacing.

S - sweet floral malt with mild hops

T - Crisp, smooth and malty. Brewery reports that this "beer is flavored with crystal hop and a touch of fresh ginger"; the ginger (thankfully?) is just barely detectable. Citrus and caramel notes are more obvious. Nice progression of tastes and lingering finish. Nearly a 4.5

M - a bit light. Well carbonated.

An interesting and malty but well-ballanced PA "brewed with 2 row N. American barley and English crystal malt".

11-28-2010 23:29:34 | More by chinchill
Photo of wrightst


3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

06-22-2014 01:21:19 | More by wrightst
Photo of glid02


3.45/5  rDev +8.2%

Part of a mixed 12-pack purchased from Hop City in Atlanta.

Pours a clear copper color with a one-finger off-white head. The head recedes into a patchy layer on top leaving light lacing.

Smells of a combination of pale and caramel malts with very light hints of floral and citrus hop aromas.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Grainy pale and slight caramel malt flavors up front are joined by small amounts of citrus hops midway through the sip. Near the end of the sip the malt flavors grow a bit darker before a mildly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It has a nice thickness with solid carbonation.

Drinkability is OK. I finished my can but I'm not so sure about another.

Overall this is a decent EPA but not one I'm likely to order again.

08-27-2009 22:27:08 | More by glid02
Photo of beertunes


2.8/5  rDev -12.2%

Poured into straight pint glass. Poured a 1 finger head that quickly disappeared. An attractive copper/amber color. Aroma presence lacking. The taste is typical for the style, however there is a odd flavor that I found across the styles from this brewery. Perhaps the yeast they use? The body is as expected for the style. This would be a very good session beer but for the odd taste I can't put my finger on. Go ahead try it. I want to try it draft to see what differences show up.

12-25-2008 07:12:51 | More by beertunes
Photo of Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

A: Light caramel colour with an off-white head, some retention & lace.

S: Mineral aroma with a blend of mild hops (floral, spice & citrus), slight breadyness.

T: Spicy hops with a hint of citrus; bready; mineral (I'm not sure if this is the water, hops, or what). It's a fine brew, but for a pale ale, the flavour doesn't really stand out.

M: Moderate body & carbonation, slightly creamy.

D: I'm not fond of that mineral quality.

Thanks crwills!

02-24-2007 03:05:20 | More by Derek
Photo of Brad007


3.6/5  rDev +12.9%

Pours a nice golden color with a frothy head into my glass. Nice representation for the style. I like it.

Aromas of sweet buttery malt and grassy hops come to mind. Borders on the English style.

Unfortunately, the taste isn't so appealing. The hops seem to have faded to where there's a mess of grassiness and mildly sweet malt.

Lingering grassiness and buttery malt. Nothing special.

I'm somewhat disappointed with this example of the style. Wonder if it's better on tap?

01-30-2012 02:43:57 | More by Brad007
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North Carolina

2.28/5  rDev -28.5%

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.

01-08-2012 22:44:32 | More by GarthDanielson
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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

07-11-2012 21:39:00 | More by rolltide8425
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3/5  rDev -6%

01-16-2012 20:11:14 | More by THECPJ
Photo of harpus


2.68/5  rDev -16%

A - poured clear honey amber, the hue of clover honey in the light with a 1.5" fluffy and billowing off-white head that lasted a while. Nice lace patches in the pint glass. 3.5

S - Much malty sweetness, very faint hint of hops. Clean and light. 3.0

T - Again, sweet forefront with faint hops in the finish. Not much else going on. Clean finish. 3.0

M - Light body, well carbonated and smooth. 3.5

D - Drinkable, but not outstanding. Probably won't get this again. 3.0

09-11-2010 04:04:37 | More by harpus
Photo of tobelerone


3.08/5  rDev -3.4%

A so-so, thoroughly mediocre pale. Nearly clear amber with a decent head and retention. Average lacing. Mild aroma is kind of sweet and generically malty; with a slight grassy hop note behind that. Flavor is much the same, balanced between the sweet malt and grassy, floral hops that are just a bit more assertive in the taste than in the nose. Vaguely metallic, light bitterness. Overall a bit bland. Carbonation is medium to high, body is medium thin, finishes dry. Not worth seeking out, very middling. Best thing about this beer is the can.

03-26-2012 17:40:25 | More by tobelerone
Photo of xnicknj


3.3/5  rDev +3.4%

12 oz can poured into pint glass

Pours a clear golden copper with a frothy head which slowly fades out leaving plenty of patchy lacing.

Scents of light grassy malts, some citric hops, and a hint of buttery sweetness.

Some slightly sweet malts up front, which give way to further caramel body and some doughy, bread-like qualities. Additional buttery flavors mix in with some citrus hops, which is a little odd. Malt backbone returns for the finish, which is fairly crisp with a bit of lingering flavor.

Lighter medium body, medium carbonation, some stickyness in the feel. Pretty smooth drinking, although the flavors are fairly muddled at points.

10-23-2010 06:24:25 | More by xnicknj
Photo of tone77


3.1/5  rDev -2.8%

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a caramel color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is basically missing for the most part, maybe some malts. Taste is of malts with a bit of hops, and just a touch of sweetness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has decent drinkability. Overall this is a decent beer, but unremarkable.

03-08-2010 13:57:27 | More by tone77
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3.18/5  rDev -0.3%

Pours a hazy orange-ish to amber color with an off white head. In the aroma, sweet malt and a small hop, a bit soapy too. In the taste, earthy, spicy, and a small hop. A spice like bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry spice in the aftertaste. Smells of a pale, tastes of a saison, ok, but nothing to exciting.

11-04-2011 12:26:57 | More by OWSLEY069
Photo of Cyberkedi


3/5  rDev -6%

Comes out of the can a nice clear orangy amber with frothy, persistent white head that leaves some good lacing. Fruity, malty, slightly sweet aroma is not strong but still appealing. Malty, fruity flavor is nice but a bit on the weak side. Texture is smooth and pleasing, but lacks fizz. Not great, but fine for a party or with a meal.

06-22-2011 02:17:46 | More by Cyberkedi
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2.17/5  rDev -32%

$1.49 single at the Village Pump. Why does the can say it's a Farmhouse Ale when it isn't a saison?

A mostly clear light amber with a dense, off-white head that recedes to a disk leaving no lace. The nose is a little disappointing. I get some cereal, cooked grains, nearly rotting oranges and a rather surprising crystallized ginger. There's also a little spice character, almost mace-like. Unusual, to say the least.

The palate opens with the ginger being very noticeable. Unfortunately, there's not much behind it. There's a blend of honey and malt sweetness, with no real hop character. Mild fruitiness is present, but apart from that, there's nothing. Rather disjointed, the flavors don't come together at all. Light in body, mildly watery, this is quite highly carbonated. Not enjoyable, this is like a watery braggot.

01-29-2011 23:34:30 | More by DefenCorps
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New York

2.28/5  rDev -28.5%

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.

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

Ontario (Canada)

3.35/5  rDev +5%

12oz Can

Appearance - Slightly hazy amber/copper colour with an average size fizzy beige coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fairly good lacing. The head lasted for around 4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, caramel, hops

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel/butterscotch, and some very light hops. The beer really has a lot of buttery flavour going on. It finishes with a malty sweet aftertaste.

Overall - While it was a very drinkable beer, there are some other really great beers I'd rather be drinking. It reminded me of more of an English Pale ale than an American one as well.

08-17-2011 17:15:24 | More by spinrsx
Photo of gford217


3.13/5  rDev -1.9%

Can courtesy of hopflop poured into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy golden amber with a creamy white head that lasted for a little while leaving no lacing. Smell is faintly hopped with lemongrass aromas and a bready malt background. I also got a ginger kick in the nose as well. Taste is more heavy on the bready malts with a bit of lemongrass but a strong ginger presence as well - almost like tea. The mouthfeel is light but fairly bitter. The drinkability is pretty good on this one though there is nothing that stands out and it's only an average APA with less hop presence than I would prefer and pretty muddled taste that doesn't blend very well.

06-27-2008 20:24:33 | More by gford217
Photo of Durge


3.23/5  rDev +1.3%

A light copper color with a fair white head and decent lace. The aroma suggests a tart citrus hops but fairly mild and yeast/wheat tinged. The taste is a crisp and refreshing combination of light malt and grapefruit/floral hops. A touch of charcoal thrown in to this fairly thin offering but overall it's OK and certainly goes down easy enough. Worth a try if you have a gap in your choices but nothing memorable, except for those pigs on the can!

02-08-2008 05:59:39 | More by Durge
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New Hampshire

3.68/5  rDev +15.4%

Sampled on September 3, 2010. The copper pour is much cloudier than I anticpated with a thin, white head that leaves lacing for a few minutes. The aroma includes barley malts and some sweeter notes. The taste includes caramel malts and ginger with a bitter hop ending.

09-04-2010 00:50:11 | More by puboflyons
Photo of Brenden


3.3/5  rDev +3.4%

The color is a darker than expected orange-yellow. The head shows weakness even as it pours and the general look is fizzy, a little too bubbly not to be concerned. Once it's poured out my suspicions are confirmed that there's a general looseness to it. Lacing isn't nonexistent, but close to negligible.
The aroma doesn't lack pungency. A floral and more tropical than citrus fruits are the main elements. There's just the slightest touch of an almost gingery spicy element though it's a far cry from Good Juju. Dry malts are difficult to detect and makes this beer on the one-dimensional side.
The bite from hops bitterness has some depth to it and is complemented by a decent balance from malts. A little spiced sort of sourness kicks in just at the finish. This is a solid APA with just a very slight off flavor.
As feared, this beer is bitingly fizzy and bubbly; at least I can't claim it's not crisp. Let it sit and it feels just a little smoother, though not enough for the drinkability one looks for in a style like this. The bracing crispness sticks around until this beer's been allowed to rest awhile; even then, it doesn't abate enough for comfort.

07-13-2011 15:28:11 | More by Brenden
Porkslap Pale Ale from Butternuts Beer & Ale
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