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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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219 Ratings
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Ratings: 219
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 14.61%
Wants: 4
Gots: 31 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: jbone78 on 01-10-2010

Hops: Simcoe and Cascade
IBU: 34
Malts: Two Row and Munich
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Photo of bluetrevian
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnK1366
3.21/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Pens1967
3.47/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jkrich
3.43/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a freshness dated can: slightly hazy, deep golden-orange with a foamy white head. Some floating sediment observed.

There was a faint, sweet and fruity aroma that was short-lived.

According to the freshness date stamped on the bottom of can, my ale was several months old. I believe the ale did suffer some from the age. The ale did maintain an initial refreshing and zesty flavor but the aftertaste was slightly stale. The ale has a delicious, mango flavor and a nice solid malt backbone. The flavors are fleeting as the odd, stale aftertaste takes over.

This medium bodied ale has a soft, rounded mouth feel with moderate carbonation. The mild, fruity flavor profile does linger on the palate.

I am going to seek out a fresher six pack as I am sure this ale is much better fresh. It is hard to believe this is a 6% ABV ale as it is very quaffable. My joy at trying my first "Alabama" beer was tempered somewhat when I discovered it was brewed and canned in Sterling, Virginia.

Photo of joe_hurd
3.67/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CIBoy10
3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look - pours a nice orangey amber, great head retention.

Smell - malty with slight traces of citrus hops.

Taste - slight hop bitterness, and bread. Overly balanced if you ask me. For other styles I'd really like this but found myself wishing for more hops since it's a pale.

Feel - smooth and highly drinkable. Would be great as a session beer.

Overall - wanted a bit more in the hop profile but solid none the less.

Photo of AFCPar-tie-ers
3.89/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Great Head, little greasy...just like the Jackhammer's italian girlfriend

Photo of Justinbshelton
3.24/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EnriqueVC
3.69/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bamwaterski
3.89/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mlawrence
3.27/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NUtwist
4.21/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a light beer with an aroma hint of floral and fruit. Just enough hop for a good flavor. Balanced throughout. Like Lays potato chips, can't drink just one.

Photo of beernads
2.25/5  rDev -35.5%

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of cmq103
2.92/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of RyanAU
3.36/5  rDev -3.7%

Photo of capnamerica
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Six pack marked 18 Aug 14 at 40 degrees into snifter
Aroma of fruity hops
Head average (3.5 cm, aggressive pour), off white, frothy, rapidly diminishing to 2 mm ring and broken layer
Lacing poor – rare island of small bubbles
Body light orange, clear, effervescent
Flavor slightly fruity and somewhat bitter with some maltiness present; no alcohol and no diacetyl
Palate medium, watery, soft carbonation

Appearance 3.75, Aroma 3.75, Flavor 3.5, Palate 3.5, Overall 3.5

Photo of Dave1999
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of kevinmaher
3.6/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of ordybill
4.4/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of Bigjohn10
4.08/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of pushka
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Tasted from a bottle and on tap. Plenty of hops. Haven't tried the can version.

Photo of atlbravsrno1
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

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Naked Pig Pale Ale from Back Forty Beer Co.
80 out of 100 based on 219 ratings.