Naked Pig Pale Ale - Back Forty Beer Co.
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Reviews by estlinska:
3.59/5 rDev +2%
Poured from the bottle to a standard shaker. With a vigorous pour this beer produces a fairly pale amber color like dull gold jewelry with a tall 3cm of frothy white head. The color sort of lacks any real luster and seems a bit flat. Light penetration is high. Head dissipates rather quickly, but leaves good lacing on the glass. The smell is rather malt forward for an American pale. There is strong biscuit and white bread on the nose. There is some mild citrus in the form of orange and maybe some grapefruit juice, but it's rather muted; smells good over all though. The taste has more of the white bread and warm biscuit flavor with a mellow citrus and bitterness on the palate. Palate overall is medium, carbonation is good. Seems like a good session beer. Overall, this beer is pretty good, but definitely not the equal to Back Forty's other beers I have had.
05-12-2013 23:28:13 | More by estlinska
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3.65/5 rDev +3.7%
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Thank you shan8454 for this brew in trade.
Appearance: Golden amber with a thin white head. Lots of carbonation, and mild lacing on the glass.
Smell: Hops, Pine and citrus.
Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of bitter hops/pine and citrus.
Overall: Good brew, glad I could try this one.
01-28-2014 23:13:18 | More by Cavanaghty
3.2/5 rDev -9.1%
A: Pours deep golden, crystal clear with a thin off-white head that has good retention.
S: Light biscuity malt scent with a touch of hops.
T. Mild and light on hops for style
M: Thin to medium body; lively, medium level of carbonation.
O: a rather drab, malt-forward version of APA style.
04-28-2013 16:28:58 | More by chinchill
3.78/5 rDev +7.4%
Growler from Gus's in Auburn, AL.
Pours a clear golden-copper color with a half-finger white head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving decent lacing.
Smells of biscuity pale malts with good amounts of citrus and floral hops. As the beer warms the hops fade a bit.
Tastes similar to how it smells. Biscuity and slightly grainy pale malt flavors up front are quickly joined by light citrus hop flavors. The hop flavors carry through to a mildly bitter ending.
Mouthfeel is good. It's got a solid thickness with moderate carbonation.
Drinkability is good. I didn't have a problem finishing my glass and could have another.
Overall this is a middle-of-the-road pale ale that's easy on the tongue. Not worth seeking out but worth a shot if you see it around.
01-18-2010 01:07:55 | More by glid02
3.89/5 rDev +10.5%
12oz bottle. My first Alabaman beer, a state tick that I thought I'd have to trade or travel for - I guess not with Alberta's adventurous importers - thanks, Christian!
This beer pours a slightly hazy, bright medium golden amber hue, with one fat finger of wanly puffy, loosely foamy, and rather bubbly off-white head, which leaves a decent array of curvy mountain stream lace around the glass as things drop away.
It smells of grainy, bready, and moderately pastry-like pale malt, a bit of nutty biscuit, and earthy, leafy, and lightly piney hops. The taste is biscuity caramel malt, a certain, hard to pin down oily nuttiness, a pithy pine astringency, hints of earthy yeast, and leafy, weedy hops.
The carbonation is a bit edgy at first, but settles to a dull edge soon enough, the body a sturdy medium weight, and mostly smooth, with even a minor touch of creaminess. It finishes off-dry, the caramel malt still sort of beholden to the crispy biscuity character, while leafy, piney hops mill about, shuffling their feet.
A fairly enjoyable APA, with strong ESB leanings - not a bad thing in my book. A sassy offering, worthy of a few rounds, iterations, or trips back to the fridge, and nice to see coming out of the deep south.
09-10-2013 00:50:09 | More by biboergosum
3.78/5 rDev +7.4%
This is a pretty good beer for the most part. I think it goes better with food though because for some reason everytime I have this beer by myself, I want to have something to eat with it. I often jokingly call it "high quality Alabama bud light platnium" because it's as strong as a bud light platnium but it taste significantly better although it's a medium bodied beer as oppose to being a light beer. I love the aroma this beer has for some reason. I often wonder if this would be a good beer to cook with because of the smell and it's not too heavy or too light which is what I like in a beer when using it as an ingredient. However my biggest complaint with this beer is the price. At $11 or so dollars a 6-pack, this is definitely not my to go to beer. You can get a 6-pack of Sierra nevadas that taste just as good if not better for $8.99 and this is not a good first choice of a beer for those on a budget. However this is a good choice of beer if you got a little bit of extra cash to burn and your having a pizza with a small group of friends.
06-13-2014 14:07:34 | More by Stevenmann57
3.13/5 rDev -11.1%
Trying the Naked Pig Pale Ale while in Birmingham, AL...I picked this beer up at Vulcan Beverage store. The color is light copper, clear with very thin white head...although what is there is lacing nicely. The smell reminds me of Semcoe hops more. The smell includes spice with a slight bitter citrus (apricot/grapefruit). The taste is full bodied and starts with a malt and bitter mix, then turns all bitter and clings to the pallet for a little bit. The flavor leans toward grapefruit. The mouthfeel is ok... i like the body, the bitterness is a bit tough and one would be enough for me.
09-13-2011 21:39:31 | More by WoodBrew
3.23/5 rDev -8.2%
My neurons are probably misfiring here, but I recall numerous sittings with this brew on-tap with positive memories, only to pour it from the bottle to see a totally different beer. Different in all categories. I guess you can get significant variations. Try it draught when you can. A good beer on tap and wee-below average in the bottle, but worth it.
07-26-2011 00:46:20 | More by bushwhacker
Naked Pig Pale Ale from Back Forty Beer Co.
80 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.