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Naked Pig Pale Ale - Back Forty Beer Co.

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Naked Pig Pale AleNaked Pig Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
78
okay

192 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 192
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 14.94%
Wants: 4
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Back Forty Beer Co. visit their website
Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Hops: Simcoe and Cascade
IBU: 34
Malts: Two Row and Munich

(Beer added by: jbone78 on 01-10-2010)
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1/5  rDev -71.3%

Collin1182, Sep 18, 2014
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2/5  rDev -42.5%

MoDunc, Mar 05, 2012
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2/5  rDev -42.5%

Dnottus, Aug 31, 2014
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2/5  rDev -42.5%

Kyrojack, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of jag0007
2.13/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

A - pretty dark for what it is. nice head when poured, but dissipates quicker than id like and more cloudy than i was expecting. Okay lacing, seems very "wet". Maybe its just the glass.

S - Immediately smell caramel. Hops is very noticeable. Smells like a darker beer. Slightly more alcoholic smelling than im accustomed to.

T - First sip is alright, im struggling with the beer afterwards. I love bitter, darker beers, especially thick stouts. But this is pushing my limits.

M - Decent carbonation, feels nice. Almost cannot tell im drinking something this inimical.

D - None. i suggest this simply to try it. the 6 pack will be in your fridge for a while.

jag0007, May 18, 2010
Photo of Vestlake
2.25/5  rDev -35.3%

Vestlake, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of deepchills
2.33/5  rDev -33%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I bought a 6 pack of Naked Pig Pale Ale at Bruno's Grocery in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

The beer is a light tan color, there is almost no head and very little carbonation. Very Little lacing.

The nose is slighty bready, maybe some malt, but overall there is very little to smell.

An even, slightly bitter hop flavor, crisp to drink, with a light bready finish. Midway through the tasting some malt flavor starts coming out.

Medium bodied though very flat feel.

Missing a few qualities you’d like to have in the beer, namely carbonation, however some additional flavor would be nice too. I pull for small guys like this, so i'm hoping this is just a bad batch that slipped through QA.

deepchills, May 26, 2011
Photo of Reaper16
2.38/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

served on-tap @ Egan's, Tuscaloosa, AL, into a pint glass

Pours a darkish straw color. Caramelized straw, if someone were to make such a thing, would look like how Naked Pig looks. It's pretty cloudy. About a finger and a half of pillowy white head forms, and it sticks around a while. Pretty decent looking beer.

Naked Pig Pale Ale is aromatically challenged. You have to sniff hard to pull out some grainy, cereal aromas. There's a small bit of, like, old Cascade hops. It smells like Sierra Nevada Pale Ale does, but from ten yards away. Muted. Perhaps a bit of pear skin in here too. There is no complexity to the aroma of this beer whatsoever. The flavors are weak and, when present at all, blunt.

The taste is equally as distant and off-putting as the aroma. It's certainly malt-forward, but the malt flavors are not deep or profound in any sense. Grainy, cracker like malt flavors dominate the front end and the mid-palate. The hops show up on the finish, but only to lend a lawn-clippings flavored bitterness. This is some poor lupulin; no real hop flavors to speak of, just bittering effect.

Nothing much to say about the mouthfeel. The carbonation was balanced relative to the medium size of the body. It wasn't distracting but it didn't work to accentuate or improve upon anything either. Drinkability? Average. This is an unoffensive beer, even thought it disappoints. The ABV% isn't an issue and the flavors, weak though they are, don't make for a beer that is hard to drink.

If you see this beer on-tap you can go ahead and skip it. I wanted to like this beer because it's local. But it just underwhelms on the nose and palate. Pass.

Reaper16, Feb 17, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

freduardo, Feb 15, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

qcbrewer, Oct 24, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

ckr1451, Sep 01, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

bcsteve89, Oct 19, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

Bloodbuzz99, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of garuda
2.76/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

A - That all too familiar shade of yellow; however, has a nice white cap that retains and laces well.

S/T - Fairly subdued. Pale malts, sweet caramel, just enough pine hops to give it a kick of bitterness without much flavor.

M - Medium/light body, medium carbonation, fairly smooth and clean.

O - Seems like a house pale ale brewed for the masses. Not too bold, didn't stand up to the bbq well at all.

garuda, Mar 05, 2013
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2.88/5  rDev -17.2%

Dwkasper, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of jman42
2.94/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A - Pale orange color. Crystal clear. Minimal head and lacing

S - Mild - almost bland. Certainly not the hoppiness that you would expect from a pale ale

T - Slight hints of citrus - about the only pale ale characteristic of this beer

M - Decent mouthfeel. No bitter after taste

O - Seems more like a lager to me (except with the hints of citrus), but went down well on a hot sunny day on the beach

jman42, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of SuperSpy
2.95/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle with what looks like a freshness date of March 2011, poured into a pint glass.

A - A cloudy golden pour with a small and quick to die off-white head.

S - The first whiff is an enticing earthy and citrusy hop aroma. About what you would expect from the style. There is very little detectable malt.

T/M - Medium bodied with lots of hops and a slight biscuit malt flavor. The hops are mostly just bitter, offering little in the way of real flavor. There is some citrus in the background but it is very faint.

D - This beer is lacking in that for all the hops there is very little character or flavor. It's goes down pretty easy, but could be more interesting.

SuperSpy, Jan 11, 2011
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2.96/5  rDev -14.9%

lingermeister, Oct 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

jmbraxton, Apr 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

ltdantheman, Apr 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

Dracarys, Jul 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

Watdatsmelike, Feb 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

LJWalker, Feb 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

Not a bad pale ale at all, my only concern is that on the can, it says brewed and canned by beltway brewing company...so technically back forty didn't brew it. Ghost brewing...

BadmouthBrews, Oct 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

IPAchris, Apr 13, 2014
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Naked Pig Pale Ale from Back Forty Beer Co.
78 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.