Naked Pig Pale Ale - Back Forty Beer Co.
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4.3/5 rDev +22.2%
Poured from the bottle into a standard pint glass.
A- Lighter than I was expecting, a darkish yellow, almost amber, with a fluffy white head that dissipated after about a minute. Not much lacing.
S- Only a little malty smell, and some grass and piney hops on the nose.
T- EXTREMELY well balanced between some malt taste, citrus and piney hops, and a nice bitterness on the back-end.
MF- Good mouthfeel, thicker than most beers of this color, but light enough to be a nice thirst-quencher in the summer.
Overall, this is a perfect example of a summer APA, for me. Doesn't do anything crazy, but is completely solid in all regards and is a perfect cookout brew.
06-03-2013 00:45:04 | More by phideltashaggy
4.18/5 rDev +18.8%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint, it's a deep golden color with about a finger of white foam.
The aroma is a nice blend of caramel malt sweetness and pine bitterness. The malt is definitely stronger up front and really nice.
The taste is more of the same, a very well balanced APA with a malt sweet flavor with roasted notes up front and a lingering piney bitter note at the end. It's pretty solid.
I like this one a good bit, a nicely crafted APA.
09-18-2011 02:04:41 | More by theboozecruise
4.13/5 rDev +17.3%
Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression
3/3 9/12 17/20 4/5 8/10
Was kind of shocked to see this six pack sitting in a cooler at a gas station in Oxford, AL. I have only seen Back Forty on draft every once in a while, so I got just a little giddy with excitement to see it here. Sixer cost me 10 bucks. Had a best by date on the bottle of 5-12-10, at least I imagine that was a best by date. Served up in a pint glass.
A: Pours really nice. The body is a wonderful orange/copper color that really brings out some orange hues when the light hits it. Body is clear with a hefty amount of carbonation moving around in there. The head built easily and beautifully. Got about 2 1/2 fingers of pristine and thick foamy white head. Retention was wonderful and lasted the entire experience, tossing up some decent lacing as well. This is a good start.
S: This has a pretty hearty dose of hops in here. Good amount of citrus and floral hops. Getting notes of lemon, grapefruit, and orange meat and zest. There is some balance here with some biscuity and bready malt presence. Nothing crazy sweet but it does cut the hops a bit in the nose. Very nicely done and very pleasant to stick your nose in the glass.
T: Not much unlike the nose and quite good. There is just a great sharpness and bite to the citrus hops in here. They come across as mostly grapefruit with a little bit orange notes. Just nice and lightly bitter at times. The malts are there as well but they aren't as balancing as in the nose. The biscuity presence cuts it a bit, but this beer is mostly about the hops than it is about balance and I dig that.
M: Nice and light with a little bit of creamy texture to it. Carbonation is a little on the high side but it makes for a crisp and refreshing feel. ABV is slightly noticeable but nothing crazy. Pretty well hidden. Bitter on the palate but not out of hand. Aftertaste is all citrus hops.
D: Gotta say that everytime I get the chance to drink this beer, I get excited all over again. It is very well put together and damned tasty. It looks great, smells great, and tastes great. Its an APA that is a little heavy handed on the hops, but I think it works awesomely in this beer. I started drinking them after cutting the grass and kept downing bottles all the way through dinner. Just and easy drinker that is refreshing and not going to kill your palate, but it well satisfy you if you have a yearning for hops as well. Great beer. Can't wait to see what else this brewery will be doing soon.
Serving Type: 12oz Bottle Vessel Type: Pint Glass Price:NA
05-09-2010 20:39:49 | More by everetends
4.1/5 rDev +16.5%
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a flare glass.
A: Golden and appealing. Short-lived but friendly head. Translucent in light.
S: Great hops with a malty undertone. Very enjoyable.
T: Really good! Bready with nice maltiness, balanced by subtly complex hops (the label claims five different varieties are used) which are never overwhelming. The malt wins out, except during the aftertaste, which is lightly dry, somewhat bitter, and of medium length.
M: Nothing great, but pleasant enough. Mostly smooth.
D: Great beer. I will be drinking more of these. Definitely recommended.
08-09-2010 05:17:08 | More by AgentMunky
4.08/5 rDev +15.9%
One of Alabama's only breweries. this beer was meant to be enjoyed by real beer drinkers, since not a lot of people drink pale ales in the south.
A- pours a slight hazy yellow with ok lace.
S- this beer has a nice little citrus aroma that tells you it is American. brewed with Cascade hops makes this a cirtus scented ale.
T- i try to make beers like this all the time. light hop character with nice malt undertones make this beer great for anything. the hops are not overpowering and have just a bit of bitterness.
M- moderate carbonation and somewhat smooth.
D- Not able to buy this outside of Alabama yet, so If you are in Alabama, enjoy it.
01-10-2010 13:25:10 | More by jbone78
4.05/5 rDev +15.1%
A bottle left over after GABF judging and given to me as a reward for my volunteer efforts. Pours a two finger lightly yellowed head over a brilliant gold-rust liquid. Gorgeous, with lacing and cavernous foam that falls. Smells waxy, blood oranges, baby aspirin, tangerine, mildew, and mild alcohol sting.
Tastes light and refreshing. Lemony, oranges, mild pith, lightly of pine, and gentle soothing grassiness. Malt flavor is too far under the dominant hops to make an impression. Iron mixes with a bit of salt, acid, and papaya. Dry mineral finish with lingering clean hop bitterness. Bright and delicious. Light in the mouth with modest carbonation. A real winner for me.
10-12-2011 18:07:08 | More by mentor
Naked Pig Pale Ale from Back Forty Beer Co.
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