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Porkslap Pale Ale - Butternuts Beer & Ale

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Porkslap Pale AlePorkslap Pale Ale

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777 Ratings
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Ratings: 777
Reviews: 325
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 19.12%
Wants: 12
Gots: 49 | 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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Appearance: It pours a hazy copper color with an inch of head on top. As the head thins out only a little bit of lacing is left behind.

Aroma: Lots of malt up front with a molases aroma and a little bit of dark bread. The hops are citrusy but with a light dryness. There is a twinge of toffee.

Taste: Imediate sweetness from the malts that is a little bit like molases and brown bread. The mouthfeel is quite smooth. Hops are in the back but have a decent citrus note.

Notes: This one is not too bad quite malty which is different for an American Pale ale. Cheers.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Nice warm copper that is less than clear with an eggshell head of modest size that leaves just a few okay smidges of lace.

S: Steely caramel malts, toasty grain, a good bit of breadcrust. Hops are not really making themselves known – perhaps just a slight herbal background note. Fairly malt focused nose that is pretty clean and of mild strength.

T: Malty breadcrust is stronger here with some melanoidans and dry roasty notes. Toasty grain and hint of caramel round things out. Minimal sweetness. Almost more of a dry Ofest dones as ale. Hoppy enough though – more than balanced. Bit of an odd, muddled mix of character aspects though. Continental mixed with American. Mostly herbal and minty with some lighter citrus and pine that grow as it warms. Some light fruit esters, but otherwise fairly clean for yeast notes. Mint + Citrus clashes after a bit.

M: Just barely medium body with average plus carbonation. Barest hints of dextrins and sugars – overall it is quite attenuated and dry. Most of the texture comes from the hops which get a bit coarse. Almost quenching in a rough way.

D: Come to think of it, if you pitch ale yeast into a rather hoppy marzen wort you would get a sort of pale. That seems to be about where this one is at. Sort of scattershot. Still, it has a fair bit of alright flavor and for the abv makes a fair session beer. A bit more sweetness / malt base would help this one.

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look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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Porkslap Pale Ale from Butternuts Beer & Ale
74 out of 100 based on 777 ratings.